I'm looking for a place to host a dinner party for about 7 people in the Santa Monica/LA area. I'd like to have a very wine-focused dinner...meaning lots and lots of wine (can be inexpensive) and some good food. Inexpensive is key.
I've been referred to Upstairs 2, and I've taken a look at Bodega Wine Bar in Santa Monica.
I emailed the people at Upstairs 2 to ask about setting something up, but I haven't heard back from them, and after reading a few posts regarding that restaurant on these boards, I'm a little leery of going there! I keep reading about the manager's bad attitude; this has to be a fun, light-hearted, really enjoyable evening.
Has anyone been to Bodega or have any other recommendations? I don't want to spend more than $45 or so per person, if possible.
Thanks so much in advance!