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Wonho Frank Lee

16 Restaurants That Work For Big Groups and Parties in Los Angeles

Where to bring a crew and enjoy a big meal in LA

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Mikkeller, Downtown LA
| Wonho Frank Lee

Perhaps the most commonly requested restaurant recommendation is: where can I go with a big group and enjoy a reasonably priced meal? It’s a tall task, as chain restaurants and longtime neighborhood destinations can often handle groups larger than six, often even without reservations. But in Los Angeles, where people want more than predictable meals, it’s harder to find a great place to take a group and enjoy without having to reserve a private dining room. Here now, Eater’s recommended list of group dining restaurants, ordered from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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509 S Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
(747) 231-3990
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The Burbank offshoot of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken offers ample space to get together with a group. The setting is seriously casual already, so it’s really just about setting a few tables up next to one another and hanging out with beer, fried chicken, and smiles all night.

Gus’s Fried Chicken
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Crystal Coser

2. El Tejano

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11122 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-8787
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This expansive mostly outdoor space has an easy-going Tex-Mex menu loaded with things like guac, queso, taquitos, and fajitas all at pretty reasonable prices. The fun party atmosphere should help with any celebratory dinners and get togethers.

El Tejano, North Hollywood
El Tejano, North Hollywood
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3. Tam O'Shanter

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2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
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This classic British-style Sunday prime rib roast destination is bit like Lawry’s (they’re under the same ownership) but a bit more laid back and casual, with slightly lower prices to boot. They’ve got multiple rooms that can accommodate bigger tables, and the individual portions work for every kind of diner.

4. Ruen Pair

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5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 466-0153
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With long tables and open seating, Ruen Pair serves solid, and reasonably-priced, Chinese-Thai fare in the heart of Thai Town. The big valet lot helps folks find parking while the easy-going menu of wok-fried dishes should cater to a varied group. Just bring cash.

Ruen Pair

5. DeSano Pizza Bakery

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4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 913-7000
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What’s not to love about a pizza warehouse with plenty of parking? That’s exactly what’s up with Desano off Santa Monica Boulevard, where four wood-fired, Italian-imported ovens turn out some of the city’s best pizzas. Beer, wine, and big TVs make for a complete group experience.

Desano Pizzeria
Desano

6. Jones

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7205 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-1726
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The cafe-style setup in the far room at Jones is the ideal place to bring a group to dive into the pizzas, spaghetti and meatballs, and then finish with the epic apple pie. The room’s noisey and fun, with just enough light to make it feel romantic too.

Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood

7. Rao's Hollywood

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1006 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 962-7267
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Rao’s already feels like family, thanks to the chummy service structure where waitstaff actually sit down and talk through a coursed-out meal together with the diner. Add in a sizable back patio and lots of big tables to round out a group meal where everyone leaves happy and predictably stuffed.

Rao’s Hollywood
Elizabeth Daniels

8. Cal Mare - Italian Restaurant Los Angeles

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8500 Beverly Blvd suite 115 ground floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 332-4595
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With its big ground floor space at the Beverly Center, Cal Mare has a wide coastal Italian menu that offers everything from burrata and salumi to pizzas, pastas, and more in a dimly lit dining room. With large circular tables and banquettes, it’s a nicer option (albeit a tad more expensive) that works for anniversaries, celebrations, and other special occasions.

Cal Mare
Pizza at Cal Mare
Wonho Frank Lee

9. M Grill

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3832 Wilshire Blvd #202
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-2770
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This large Brazilian barbecue spot in Koreatown is centrally located, with a large parking lot and huge dining room that could accommodate large parties. The salad bar and buffet does a nice job of catering to various tastes while the endless parade of grilled meats should please a crowd. The best part is the price is the same per person (except drinks), making it easy to settle the bill.

Grilled meats at M Grill
M Grill [Official photo]

10. B.S. Taqueria

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514 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-3744
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This popular upscale taco spot in Downtown has a slightly more approachable menu, with things like fish and chicken tacos in lieu of the more ambitious (and expensive) clams and lardo taco that helped put it on the map. The quality’s still great, and the prices still reasonable. The back room has bench-style seating that makes it easy to bring a big office or friend crew, too.

B.S. Taqueria
B.S. Taqueria, Downtown
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11. Mikkeller DTLA

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330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 596-9005
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Downtown craft beer mecca Mikkeller is perfect for a whole variety of folks. Families can gather for busy weekend brunch, friends can meet up for a beer and a snack, and after-work types can come through for a wind-down session. The open space means there’s plenty of room to congregate together, including some special areas that can be cordoned off specifically for group engagements.

A spacious craft beer bar with lots of communal tables.
Mikkeller Downtown LA
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12. Rossoblu

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CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 749-1099
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This huge warehouse-style dining room in Fashion District does a nice job of fitting in large groups by stacking them along the far wall, which can accommodate tables of up to 12. Of course, there’s a basement-level private dining room, but big groups would probably rather soak in the energy of the room, sharing everything from salumi and pasta to big plates of roast suckling pig.

Rossoblu
Rossoblu, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

13. Wilshire Restaurant

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2454 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 586-1707
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This expansive restaurant in Santa Monica is mostly patio, but there’s enough real estate here to bring a fairly large crew. Former Birch chef Brendan Collins has revamped the menu to appeal to a wider set of diners would adding a heavy dose of finesse. The Sunday roast is a great time to bring together a big Westside brunch group.

Wilshire Restaurant
Wilshire Restaurant

14. Father's Office

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3229 Helms Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 736-2224
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Part of the difficulty of group dining is making everyone pay their fair share, but that process is a lot easier when everyone’s just paying for what they order. At Father’s Office, there’s the celebrated burger, but beyond that there’s excellent gastropub-style fare that should please a crowd. Father’s Office retains one of the best craft beer selections in town, but they have wine and cocktails too. The best part is everyone just orders their meal and drinks at the counter, taking away the awkwardness of splitting a big check.

Father’s Office Burger
Burger at Father’s Office
Elizabeth Daniels

15. Harold & Belle's

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2920 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-9023
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For years Harold & Belle’s has been a West Adams connection point, a place for locals to gather to enjoy Creole cuisine, particularly on busy weekends. A recent remodel only amplified the group-friendly atmosphere, with room for big tables of families and friends to gather over a happy, wandering meal.

Here Is The Harold & Belle’s Restoration We’ve All Been Waiting For
Harold & Belle’s
Wonho Frank Lee

16. Wurstküche Restaurant Venice

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625 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(213) 687-4444
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This massive Venice sausage specialist has reasonably priced German-style beer hall meals, plus a great selection of craft brews, all in an accessible part of Venice. That makes anyone coming over from Playa Vista to South Bay to Santa Monica shouldn’t have too tough a time meeting up here.

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1. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

509 S Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Crystal Coser

The Burbank offshoot of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken offers ample space to get together with a group. The setting is seriously casual already, so it’s really just about setting a few tables up next to one another and hanging out with beer, fried chicken, and smiles all night.

509 S Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

2. El Tejano

11122 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
El Tejano, North Hollywood
El Tejano, North Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

This expansive mostly outdoor space has an easy-going Tex-Mex menu loaded with things like guac, queso, taquitos, and fajitas all at pretty reasonable prices. The fun party atmosphere should help with any celebratory dinners and get togethers.

11122 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

3. Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

This classic British-style Sunday prime rib roast destination is bit like Lawry’s (they’re under the same ownership) but a bit more laid back and casual, with slightly lower prices to boot. They’ve got multiple rooms that can accommodate bigger tables, and the individual portions work for every kind of diner.

2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

4. Ruen Pair

5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ruen Pair

With long tables and open seating, Ruen Pair serves solid, and reasonably-priced, Chinese-Thai fare in the heart of Thai Town. The big valet lot helps folks find parking while the easy-going menu of wok-fried dishes should cater to a varied group. Just bring cash.

5257 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. DeSano Pizza Bakery

4959 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Desano Pizzeria
Desano

What’s not to love about a pizza warehouse with plenty of parking? That’s exactly what’s up with Desano off Santa Monica Boulevard, where four wood-fired, Italian-imported ovens turn out some of the city’s best pizzas. Beer, wine, and big TVs make for a complete group experience.

4959 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

6. Jones

7205 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Jones Hollywood
Jones Hollywood

The cafe-style setup in the far room at Jones is the ideal place to bring a group to dive into the pizzas, spaghetti and meatballs, and then finish with the epic apple pie. The room’s noisey and fun, with just enough light to make it feel romantic too.

7205 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

7. Rao's Hollywood

1006 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Rao’s Hollywood
Elizabeth Daniels

Rao’s already feels like family, thanks to the chummy service structure where waitstaff actually sit down and talk through a coursed-out meal together with the diner. Add in a sizable back patio and lots of big tables to round out a group meal where everyone leaves happy and predictably stuffed.

1006 Seward St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

8. Cal Mare - Italian Restaurant Los Angeles

8500 Beverly Blvd suite 115 ground floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cal Mare
Pizza at Cal Mare
Wonho Frank Lee

With its big ground floor space at the Beverly Center, Cal Mare has a wide coastal Italian menu that offers everything from burrata and salumi to pizzas, pastas, and more in a dimly lit dining room. With large circular tables and banquettes, it’s a nicer option (albeit a tad more expensive) that works for anniversaries, celebrations, and other special occasions.

8500 Beverly Blvd suite 115 ground floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

9. M Grill

3832 Wilshire Blvd #202, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Grilled meats at M Grill
M Grill [Official photo]

This large Brazilian barbecue spot in Koreatown is centrally located, with a large parking lot and huge dining room that could accommodate large parties. The salad bar and buffet does a nice job of catering to various tastes while the endless parade of grilled meats should please a crowd. The best part is the price is the same per person (except drinks), making it easy to settle the bill.

3832 Wilshire Blvd #202
Los Angeles, CA 90010

10. B.S. Taqueria

514 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
B.S. Taqueria
B.S. Taqueria, Downtown
Wonho Frank Lee

This popular upscale taco spot in Downtown has a slightly more approachable menu, with things like fish and chicken tacos in lieu of the more ambitious (and expensive) clams and lardo taco that helped put it on the map. The quality’s still great, and the prices still reasonable. The back room has bench-style seating that makes it easy to bring a big office or friend crew, too.

514 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. Mikkeller DTLA

330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
A spacious craft beer bar with lots of communal tables.
Mikkeller Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

Downtown craft beer mecca Mikkeller is perfect for a whole variety of folks. Families can gather for busy weekend brunch, friends can meet up for a beer and a snack, and after-work types can come through for a wind-down session. The open space means there’s plenty of room to congregate together, including some special areas that can be cordoned off specifically for group engagements.

330 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

12. Rossoblu

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Rossoblu
Rossoblu, Downtown LA
Wonho Frank Lee

This huge warehouse-style dining room in Fashion District does a nice job of fitting in large groups by stacking them along the far wall, which can accommodate tables of up to 12. Of course, there’s a basement-level private dining room, but big groups would probably rather soak in the energy of the room, sharing everything from salumi and pasta to big plates of roast suckling pig.

CITY MARKET SOUTH, 1124 San Julian St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

13. Wilshire Restaurant

2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Wilshire Restaurant
Wilshire Restaurant

This expansive restaurant in Santa Monica is mostly patio, but there’s enough real estate here to bring a fairly large crew. Former Birch chef Brendan Collins has revamped the menu to appeal to a wider set of diners would adding a heavy dose of finesse. The Sunday roast is a great time to bring together a big Westside brunch group.

2454 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

14. Father's Office

3229 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Father’s Office Burger
Burger at Father’s Office
Elizabeth Daniels

Part of the difficulty of group dining is making everyone pay their fair share, but that process is a lot easier when everyone’s just paying for what they order. At Father’s Office, there’s the celebrated burger, but beyond that there’s excellent gastropub-style fare that should please a crowd. Father’s Office retains one of the best craft beer selections in town, but they have wine and cocktails too. The best part is everyone just orders their meal and drinks at the counter, taking away the awkwardness of splitting a big check.

3229 Helms Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

15. Harold & Belle's

2920 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Here Is The Harold & Belle’s Restoration We’ve All Been Waiting For
Harold & Belle’s
Wonho Frank Lee

For years Harold & Belle’s has been a West Adams connection point, a place for locals to gather to enjoy Creole cuisine, particularly on busy weekends. A recent remodel only amplified the group-friendly atmosphere, with room for big tables of families and friends to gather over a happy, wandering meal.

2920 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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16. Wurstküche Restaurant Venice

625 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Wurstkuche

This massive Venice sausage specialist has reasonably priced German-style beer hall meals, plus a great selection of craft brews, all in an accessible part of Venice. That makes anyone coming over from Playa Vista to South Bay to Santa Monica shouldn’t have too tough a time meeting up here.

625 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291

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