My friends and I are planning a girls-night out to celebrate a few milestones in our careers, and we're looking for a restaurant for dinner before we go bar hopping afterwards! We're looking for a fun, relatively inexpensive place (under $35-40 per person, including drinks) with good eats/drinks and a semi-trendy scene (but also kind of chill). The group is going to be about 10-15 friends in their early/mid-20's. Any type of food is fine. We don't really want to be in a private room as we'd like to experience the atmosphere of the restaruant. But, a place with an outdoor patio would be great too!
Places we've been thinking about: Luna Park, Citizen Smith, Village Idiot, Bar Marmount, and Cobras y Matadors. (Don't really want to go to places like Geisha House, Dolce, Katana, Asia de Cuba)
Location: Around WeHo/Hollywood/Los Feliz/downtown...
Any other suggestions or experiences with the above places? Thanks!