The Best Spots for Group Dining | LA Eats

Discover the best restaurants in Los Angeles for group dining, including Osteria La Buca, Raffi’s Place, The Front Yard, Ruen Pair, and Guelaguetza. Perfect for large gatherings and celebrations.

Osteria La Buca

Location: 14235 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Despite its name, which means “hole in the wall,” Osteria La Buca is a spacious gem. Both the original Melrose spot and the newer location that opened in 2020 offer delectable dishes like rigatoni bolognese and bucatini carbonara. Reservations are recommended for group dining.

Raffi’s Place

Location: 211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Celebrating over 30 years in Glendale, Raffi’s Place is renowned for its Persian cuisine. The family-owned restaurant features dishes such as filet mignon shish kebab, koobideh, and shirazi salad. With expansive indoor and courtyard seating, it’s perfect for large celebrations.

The Front Yard

Location: 222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602

Located in the Garland hotel, The Front Yard offers a dreamy patio ideal for group dining. Open from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekends, the menu includes unique options like 24-hour smoked carnitas and a plant-based butternut squash shepherd’s pie.

Ruen Pair

Location: 5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

In the heart of Thai Town, Ruen Pair serves affordable Thai-Chinese cuisine. The restaurant’s long tables and open seating make it great for groups, though be prepared for a wait during peak hours. In addition, parking is convenient with a large valet lot.


Location: 3014 W Olympic Blvd (at Normandie Ave), Los Angeles, CA 90006

Guelaguetza is a celebrated Oaxacan restaurant known for its spacious dining room, making group dining a breeze. Menu highlights include shareable options like queso fundido dip, meat platters, and family-style mole dishes.


Location: 1991 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Situated in Frogtown, Loreto offers ample seating in a sleek warehouse space, perfect for group dining. Cozy corners and banquettes indoors, along with outdoor seating, provide a comfortable setting to enjoy an extensive seafood menu. Sample dishes like ceviches, tostadas, and zarandeados in this stylish and spacious venue.

Girl & the Goat Los Angeles

Location: 555-3 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Chef Stephanie Izard’s spacious DTLA dining room at Girl & the Goat can comfortably fit large groups. Likewise, the flexible seating arrangement and private dining room make it an excellent choice for group dining in Downtown LA.


Location: 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Booking a table in advance is key, but the restaurant’s long tables can accommodate dining groups. Chef Bryant Ng’s menu features powerful renditions of dishes like chickpea curry, Singapore chile crab, and wok-tossed lobster, perfect for sharing.

The Strand House

Location: 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Steps from the Manhattan Beach Pier, The Strand House offers stunning Pacific Ocean views and can accommodate groups up to 12 or even entire wedding receptions. Enjoy the cold seafood bar and a California-inflected menu in a picturesque setting ideal for special occasions.

La Cabana Venice

Location: 738 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Since 1963, La Cabana in Venice has been a go-to for casual group dining. Large booths and a colorful patio provide ample space for gatherings. Feast on margaritas, enchiladas, and rice and beans while enjoying the lively atmosphere, complete with occasional mariachi performances.