Looking for higher end dining near USC
I am in town for an event and am staying near the USC campus. I am looking for a higher end place to eat tonight---i'm not really picky on what type of cuisine. I'm looking for some place with a nice atmosphere so and somewhere that is within a $20 cab fare. I would also be interested in any places which might have a nice bar as I may be dining solo. Are there any areas close by that would fit what I'm looking for? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
The first poster is right, USC is close enough to be considered downtown, go there where there are a wealth of choices, including some great new ones. any of the places mentioned would be good.
Pete's Cafe (4th and Main) American comfort food in a cool space filled with nearby loft dwellers, good bar.
Cafe Pinot - (5th and Flower) beautiful space in the gardens in front of the Central Library. A straight shot north of the USC campus (one block East of Figueroa)
Patina at the Walt Disney Hall is about as high end as you can get downtown, beautiful space, I don't know if you can eat at the bar there, though.