Top 10 Private Dining Rooms For Your Holiday Party
The deeper we get into November, the more the mind reels with thoughts of the holidays, entertaining, and social obligations. If the idea of throwing a party appeals to you, but the idea of preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after a soiree gives you pause, we offer you this alphabetical list of Top 10 private dining rooms in Los Angeles.
Whether you're hosting the party at the restaurant or organizing a large group get together, be sure to understand the costs of the event and requirements up front. Large parties--regardless of how careful you are--cost more than a usual night out. Private dining rooms often have their own set of charges to consider and budget for. Be sure to ask about room charges, food and beverage minimums, alcohol costs, and booking fees. And remember, all of those charges rarely include tax or tip.
If picking up the entire tab yourself isn't possible, be sure to ask your guests to bring plenty of cash. Splitting a check twelve ways at the end of a party isn't advised (especially if your server looks like they could break you in half with their bare hands).
1. Campanile: If white table cloths, subdued music, and European-influenced California fare appeals to your party-throwing aesthetics, then this La Brea restaurant is a good choice for a private dinner party. Campanile's multiple private dining rooms have an old Hollywood charm and seat groups of 18, 34, and 45. Arrange in advance your multi-course, prix fixe menu to ensure a seamless night. Additional costs (like a three per cent administrative charge), gratuity, and sales tax are added to all food, beverage, room charges and special rental fees. Campanile: 624 S. La Brea Ave.; (323) 938-1447.
2. Chosun Galbee: Get a big group of people together in a stuffy dining room and you have the potential of more than a few awkward situations. But put that same disparate group around long table with a BBQ grill and umpteen bowls of steaming noodles and spicy side dishes, and you'll be pleasantly surprised to hear all the friendly food-inspired banter. With no room fees, minimums, or fixed menus, Chosun Galbee offers a comfortable environment and flexibility for parties of twelve or more. Call in advance to secure a room for dinner or lunch. Chosun Galbee: 3330 W Olympic Blvd.; (323) 734-3330.
3. Cube: If gourmet cheese plates, cured meats, and elegant Italian food is what you're wanting for your little party but a buy out of the private dining room at one of the Mozza's is way beyond your budget, may we suggest this lovely neighborhood restaurant and gourmet shop. Located in a cozy little side room, this private dining room holds a minimum of 8 people and a maximum of 12. Cube offers a six-course chef's tasting menu for $60 or 8 courses for $75 per person. Cube: 615 N. La Brea Ave.; (323) 939-1148.
Fleming's Steak House
4. Fleming's Prime Steak House and Wine Bar: Have far away friends or family that you'd love to invite, but you can't afford to fly them in? This Woodland Hills steak house has private dining rooms equipped with video conferencing systems and T1 internet lines that allow distant relatives to make a virtual appearance. Private rooms serve multi-course meals at a pre-set price, with our without wine pairings. Flemings Prime Steak House and Wine Bar: 6373 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills; (818) 346-1005.
Courtesy of Gordon Ramsay at The London Gordon Ramsay at The London
5. Gordon Ramsay at The London: Since a hotel room could be just an elevator ride away, The London is the responsible choice for a party that's interesting in seriously indulging in lots of great wine and food. The hotel restaurant has five private dining rooms that can accommodate up to fourteen guests for lunch or dinner. Though there is no room fee for dining, there is a minimum of $1,000 for six to eight people and $1500 for parties of nine or more.Gordon Ramsay at the London: 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.; (310) 358-7788.