Parties are back, and people are ready to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and other major milestones in a big way. Restaurants around Los Angeles have figured out a new normal, welcoming groups who’d like to raise a glass for all types of occasions.
Since not all restaurants can accommodate large parties, we did the work and pulled together a list of venues that are ready and eager to host your next gathering. Most of the places on this list encourage family-style dining, offering a wide variety of shareable plates for maximum tasting potential. From Armenian stalwarts with belly dancers to romantic rooftops and some of the most coveted reservations in town, here are the restaurants in Los Angeles we love for celebrating right now.