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Recommendation(s) for top 3 restaurants in LA? Cost not an issue

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Hello:
My birthday is coming up and I get to pick 3 restaurants --only one will win-- to go to for dinner. I've been in LA for several years but I have not tried the really high-end places. I've been to AOC, Lucques, etc. I am wondering which 3 restaurants I should pick: Providence? Valentino? Spago (?)
Help!
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      1. My top 3 are Grace, Spago and AOC, and you really can't go wrong with any of the top flight restaurants. Perhaps you should refer to the Ultimate LA Restaurants list for 2006:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/357211

        I haven't been to Urasawa but I'm saving up my ducats to go there soon.

        1. AOC all the way! The skirt steak with olive aioli, bacon dates, and chicken liver crostini were absolutely amazing!!! Although, I might be a bit biased because it is the only really nice restaurant I've been too here in LA, and it was amazing. But I really want to try Providence next, so if you go there, please let us know what you think.

          1. Providence (tasting menu... but be prepared for a lengthy dinner and a lengthy bill)
            Cut (if you haven't eaten Kobe steak before and are curious)
            Madeo (sort of an oddball here and not as "high end" as the others, but it's good Italian food, and i've always seen a celeb or two when i've gone)