I am getting married in September and need a location for my rehearsal dinner. The wedding and rehearsal will be at the Hotel Bel-Air so we are hoping to go somewhere in that general vicinity (Brentwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, etc) for dinner. The rehearsal dinner will be on a friday evening.
What we are looking for:
-Romantic, upscale ambiance
-Private room (we will have 15-18 guests)
-Incredible food and wine
We are willing to spend for ambiance and great food/wine-around $110 per person for food and beverage, but would be willing to go over for the perfect place. Right now we are looking at Ortolan-I love the decor and romantic feel of the restaurant, food is wonderful. Also love Melisse, but the private room wasn't as special or romantic as Ortolan. Where else should I be looking? Just wanted some feedback from the experts before finalizing details! Thanks in advance!