Does anyone have suggestions for a location for a boozy, birthday lunch? Many of the places we looked at are closed on Saturday.
Group of 8 people, most from out of town. Must have good wine and or good bartender. Price is very flexible, probably they prefer higher end.
One person in the group is a veggie, three people are gourmands visiting from out of town, two people are friends we are trying to entice to move to LA, one eats everything but has a timid palate, one makes disparaging marks about LA that I would like to counter.
Birthday boy prefers to go somewhere he hasn't been before.
Possible places: Spago (probably too $), Lucques, Joe's (all would work but birthday boy has been to all of them)
Closed places I considered: EM Bistro, Angelini, Opaline, Grace,
Anywhere from the beach to La Brea would work.