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Best Private Dining Facilities for Large Groups In Los Angeles

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Finding the right restaurant for your large group dining needs can be difficult to manage, especially during the holiday season. These five fabulous Los Angeles restaurants offer not just great tasting food and drinks, but they also feature unique environments for your holiday group dining needs, from parties ranging from 16-60. From warm and cozy to modern and posh, explore the private dining rooms at these LA locales.

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FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
8490 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100

The White Atrium inside FIG & OLIVE's Melrose Place establishment boasts a dramatic garden terraced private dining space for holiday entertaining. Seating up to fifty guests, the French Riviera inspired restaurant's Atrium boasts a large skylight, Mediterranean coastal flora, and sophisticated white furnishings making this a unique space for daytime events as well.

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4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395

CAFE del REY, located on the beautiful Marina in stunning Marina del Rey, can host up to 50 seated guests (65 for a cocktail reception) in their private Regatta Room. The room boasts sweeping views of the Marina and is accented by a fireplace. White linen-clad tables topped with modern glassware help accentuate any holiday party theme.

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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave #100
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322

Westwood's Napa Valley Grille offers three private dining rooms to suit any holiday occasion. The adjacent Silverado and Rutherford rooms can combine together to seat up to sixty guests; the wine-country inspired rooms boast a wood-burning fireplace for the ultimate winter ambiance. For a more intimate gathering, consider the Tasting Room, featuring a wall of windows that face the Westwood scene.

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1416 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 526-7121

Make your next holiday party a Mexican food fiesta at Mercado, located in Santa Monica. The innovative mix of classical and contemporary Mexican cuisine is offered in an eclectic modern, upscale dining space. The private mezzanine level overlooks the bustling main dining room below, offering both a space away from, and still both part of, the distinctive restaurant scene.

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Craft Los Angeles
10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180

Whether you want to have a private indoor party or be inside their alfresco space, at Craft Los Angeles, you'll be amazed at the delightful setting for private parties. Craft Los Angeles features a variety of private dining areas for seated dinners, casual gatherings, or cocktail receptions. Options include the elegant Private Dining Room with floor-to-ceiling windows along with their own private terrace, or the Craftbar and its outdoor patio, complete with cabanas. And, the al-fresco restaurant side patio is a hit! Regardless of the party size, chef Andrew Gavalla and pastry chef Shannon Swindle offer seasonal, ingredient-focused fare that's served family-style.

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Love & Salt
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252

Love & Salt's upstairs Wine Room doubles as the perfect private venue for a gathering of up to 20 guests during the holidays or for any private event you may want to have. Serving family-style selections from his Italian-inspired menu, Chef Michael Fiorelli begins with starters such as the Kitchen Love Board with an assortment of house-cured meats, cheese, and housemade English muffins; wood oven pizzas and pastas; and heartier meat & fish dishes, including the Rabbit Porchetta and Whole Mediterranean Branzino. The dessert chef Rebecca Merhej offers custom layer cakes, such as Olive Oil Chocolate Cake and Citrus Pound Cake with lemon curd and vanilla bean buttercream.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.


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