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Charming SoCal Restaurants
Credit: Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.
Charming SoCal Restaurants
Credit: Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

Planning a Celebration? Look No Further Than These 3 Charming SoCal Restaurants

Be the Hostess With the Mostest at These Tried-and-True Event Venues

With current event trends, there’s more pressure than ever to turn gatherings into Instagrammable get-togethers. Life’s milestones are so fun to celebrate yet less fun to plan. Curate the look, feel and food of your next event at these three coveted restaurant venues in Southern California. Each restaurant has its own charm, so whether you’re planning for a corporate event or personal party, these tried-and-true gems are sure to surprise and delight. 


Tam O’Shanter

Best for: Reunions and Birthdays

Charming SoCal Restaurants
Credit: Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

Tam O’Shanter’s whimsical allure and old-world hospitality effortlessly lends to charismatic, free-flowing events. Celebrate with delicious prime rib and rich yorkshire pudding at family reunions, bachelor parties and birthdays in this Scottish-style steakhouse. As a renowned Los Angeles meeting hub for over 101 years and the oldest single-family-owned restaurant in town, Tam O’Shanter has perfected the art of Hollywood hosting. The eclectic tavern can accommodate anywhere from 20-200 guests, and their commitment to unpretentious dining makes it one of the most exceptional restaurant venues in all of Southern California.. Even Walt Disney often hosted friends at the pub! Diners can find remnants of Walt’s drawings scratched into the “Disney Table” in the dining room. Everyone is welcomed at the threshold of Tam O’Shanter, so invite your crew to grab a pint!

Location: Atwater Village


Five Crowns

Best for: Corporate Events and Weddings

Credit: Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

Head south and host an affair worthy of royalty at Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. Perched on PCH, Five Crowns is characterized by six English-style nooks for indoor and outdoor occasions. The romantic sunlit greenhouse and secluded lush garden are ideal for wedding celebrations of all sorts. Head inside for a charming dinner upstairs in the cozy Brighton and Hurley rooms, where you’ll feel right at home. The Brighton room can accommodate up to 50 guests, while the Hurley room is more intimate at up to 20 guests. The party doesn’t stop there! Marked by a bright red key off Poppy St, Five Crowns’ sister restaurant, SideDoor, is a swanky English-style gastropub with plush couches and banquet space for up to 100. Grab a drink at the bar and walk back to Shakespeare’s Lounge to sip in sophistication. Not to mention, full building buyouts are available to enjoy every nook and cranny of Five Crowns, one of our favorite restaurant venues in Southern California!!

Location: Corona del Mar

Lawry’s Beverly Hills

Best for: Anniversaries and Sunday Brunch celebrations 

Charming SoCal Restaurants
Credit: Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

Lawry’s in Beverly Hills reflects the grand style of the neighborhood, and its sophisticated charm is suited for equally luxurious events. With live music during Sunday brunch, this is an ideal location for elevated daytime events. The signature prime rib is served tableside in classic silver carts—a sure way to enchant guests. Each room has its own look and feel as well. The main dining room boasts walls draped in shimmering gold beads and hosts up to 230 attendees, and the other rooms of different sizes accommodate parties of two to 200. Lawry’s even has onsite event professionals to assist in the planning process. Take a seat in a green upholstered chair and watch your event unfold! 

Location: Beverly Hills

Local Insight: Book your 2023 event with Lawry’s Restaurants now through July 1 to receive a $200 dining card!

 **Not Valid for events taking place in December 2023. Card will be shipped to the address given after the event has taken place. NO exceptions. Party minimum of 15 guests or more. Offer and dining credits valid only at Lawry’s Beverly Hills, Five Crowns, Tam O’ Shanter. Dining credit does not expire.

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Lover of the beach, food and fitness, Emily enjoys exploring all sunny Southern California has to offer! She has a passion for sharing about her favorite local gems and began writing for Locale in 2022. On the weekends, find her creating recipes for her food blog or out in Laguna!
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