Restaurants & Bars Los Angeles Area

Group of 10 LA

Jmore1 | | Aug 3, 2012 07:53 AM

Hi everyone,

I'll be with a group of 10 guys and we'll be stopping in LA for 5 nights.
Had some places in mind, but would appreciate preferences or alternative suggestions that could be good for a group of boys who enjoy a drink, but more importantly enjoy their food too.
Being 10 of us, realise it'll be tough getting in to all spots.
We like just about any cuisine. We'll have a van so travel no issue, plus we have no issues splitting cabs if need be (be the case most days). Price not too much of an issue (except high end urasawa prices of +$500pp) if it's worth the splurge. Probably prefer a relaxed atmosphere, If not than somewhere the food more than makes up for it.

Thought it might be easier to break down areas of LA we'd visit.
I'll write what I had in mind and for each number if you could say good thought, add something, or tell me dogs*** idea!

1) Venice/Santa Monica
Brekkie - Intelligentsia & Jin Patisserie vs huckleberry
Lunch - gjelina
Dinner - fig at five vs Rustic canyon
Afterdrinks? Your casual bar or brewery preference

2) Downtown (catching a lakers game scheduled for a Sunday)
Brunch - jar (realise it's not downtown, but they only do Sunday brunch)
After game - wurstkuche
AfterDrinks? Your casual bar or brewery preference

3) west Hollywood (apartment located) & bev hills
Brekkie... Griddle cafe (really struggling for ideas, yet to find cafe/bakery)
Lunch (to be quick sit-down or on the go)... Umami vs comme ca (burger), in n out (takeaway), Mozza vs sotto (pizza), any standout lunch deals?
Dinner... , animal vs son of a gun vs Little bear,, red medicine vs black hogg, bazaar vs ink
Drinks? Your Casual bar or brewery preference

4) planned on having a langers pastrami for a lunch on way to accom and eating dinner at mb post while waiting for flight out

Thanks in advance, any advice is appreciated

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