Scene-y dinner options for November

I’ve a group of friends wanting leave the suburbs for a dinner in the city. Looking for:

  • Moderately priced ($100 pp including drinks)
  • Located in either Santa Monica, Beverly Hills/West Hollywood or DTLA
  • Cocktails
  • Friendly menu that can appeal to anyone
  • A place where they can get dressed up without looking out of place

I’m drawing a blank…mostly because points 4 & 5 are things I don’t think of when I dine out.

TIA.

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71 above

  • scene-y
  • dressy
  • $85 three course dinner (can’t vouch for the food after chef abgaryan left)
  • cocktails
  • best view in dtla

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Dragon Centro, CUT, Osteria Mozza.

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roof top at e.p. & l.p., extremely scene-y with cocktails and a “global snacks menu”

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now that i think about it just about any rooftop restaurant would fit the bill:

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I haven’t been to EP LP since they changed chefs, and you’re right about the scene. After dinner, the place turns into a club.

Soulmate (WeHo)
Tatel (BH; might be >$100pp though)
Wally’s (SM; again might be above price limit)
Elephante (SM)

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What do they mean by “scene-y”? Which scene? Bravo reality TV show? Agents, actors, and wannabes?

Osteria Mozza seems like maybe a good choice to me if you’re going with them. Beautiful room, elegant table dressing, plenty of dressed-up LA types, full bar. It’s hard to find a place with great food that has all those other things.

Redbird?

Santa Monica:
Elephante
Citrin
Tar and Roses
La Condesa (can’t speak for the food but everybody I see there is dressed to the nines)
Meat on Ocean
Cassia
Hillstone

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Catch.

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Issima is your answer. Thank me later :wink:

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Elephante
Catch
EP/LP
Delilah

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Not likely gonna get out of Catch and keep it at or under $100pp. (My two cents.)

We Angelenos cannot define scene-y, but we know it when we see it. ;-D

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this

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUK7mYhvm-X/

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That’s gonna run you more than $100.

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Elephante

Gigi’s

Gucci Osteria (probably over-budget, but if you want “scene-y”…)

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Tao
Katsuya Hollywood
Craig’s

So scene-y you won’t remember how bad the food was .

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Dan Tana’s checks all the boxes.

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Ivy too.

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A little over budget but Crustcean in BH… They actually have photos of celebrity guests on the website. :wink:

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