friend from Asia in town
Looking for French or Cal-French, must be delicious. I am thinking Opus, Ortolan, or Little Door. Spago is out because he's been there before. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
Of the three you're thinking of, I suggest Ortolan. The noveau cuisine and regal decor and dim lights will sweep them off their feet.
If you want something more traditionally French, in a lovely setting, and food, setting, and rubbing shoulders with celebrities, I'd suggest LaCachette, Bel Air Hotel Dining Room, Ritz Carlton Huntington Restaurant, Melisse, or Jiraffe.