Just helping out my daughter- she's busy studying- I told her the chowhounds would probably have some ideas for her.
Celebrating her birthday- the group (maybe 10) usually goes out to eat. to celebrate. Tired of Westwood places, wondering about something else. It would be on a Friday night, not too expensive (entrees around $15 or so- don't laugh), and hopefully a place that takes reservations. They don't want to spend all their money on food, would like to have some for beverages also! Somewhere fun!
Any ideas I can pass along would be greatly appreciated. Oh, as far as location- I don't think they mind driving a bit, but then parking usually becomes an issue. I mentioned Santa Monica or Culver City- not sure where would be good- downtown sounds like a bit of a production. They go to Hollywood sometimes, cabbing it there and back- gets expensive. Thanks-