Convivial Connections

In between the emails, apps, and phone calls, take a break for some face time at one of these business lunch or happy hour destinations. Business Lunch Barbianca Local Kitchen 13480 […]

In between the emails, apps, and phone calls, take a break for some face time at one of these business lunch or happy hour destinations.

Business Lunch


Barbianca Local Kitchen

13480 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

THE BITE Roasted Polenta Cake with house-made crisp polenta, foraged mushrooms, parmigiano-Reggiano truffle sauce
THE SIP Choose between a 4- or 8-oz. pour of all their wines by the glass.
THE SEAT Enjoy the alfresco fireplace complete with fireplace


The Roof Garden at The Peninsula

9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

THE BITE Ahi tuna “Chop-Chop” with sliced avocado, crisp pineapple, coquitos, and roof-garden-picked herbs
THE SIP Blueberry Moscow Mule with Beluga Vodka, Orange Marmalade, Lemon Organic Ginger Beer
THE SEAT  Fireside admiring the views spanning all the way to the ocean


Grill on the Alley

120 E. Promenade Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

THE BITE Ahi fish tacos with avocado and cole slaw
THE SIP Red velvet martini with ketel one citroen, pomegranate juice, Chambord
THE SEAT The bar boasts very comfortable high-back chairs in a lively atmosphere



321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

THE BITE It is hard to resist the soft scrambled egg, vodka whipped cream, caviar
THE SIP Choose between their extensive champagnes, that all go perfectly with their caviar
THE SEAT Sit outside and enjoy the California sunshine

Happy Hour


Fig & Olive

8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Happy Hours 5-7pm, M-F

THE BITE The Spanish Tasting plate that includes beef tartare, tuna, and a fig jam and almond crostini
THE SIP A Piscine with sparkling white wine with fresh blueberries, strawberries and blackberries
THE SEAT The chic white couches or tall stools along the bar and watch all the action


Public School 805

120 Promenade Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Happy Hours 4-7pm, M-F; 10pm-12am, W-Sa

THE BITE Nosh on Mexican style grilled corn or mac and cheese with sea salt
THE SIP Victory prima pils
THE SEAT Cozy up at the bar during recess


The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

225 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Happy Hours 12-4pm, M-F for food; 12-7pm, daily for drink

THE BITE Shredded kale + quinoa salad, sunflower seeds, grapes, preserved lemon, manchego, parmesan
THE SIP Their signature white sangria with fresh cut fruit
THE SEAT For more privacy ask to be seated upstairs where they also have round tables for bigger groups.


Ocean Prime

9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Happy Hours 4-7pm, M-F

THE BITE The chocolate peanut butter dessert is decadent, creamy and the perfect end to your meal
THE SIP Choose from their incredible wine list that is presented on an iPad. The Prisoner is a crowd pleaser.
THE SEAT A comfy booth on their gorgeous new patio