Pre-event dinner near Wilshire and La Cienega
We're heading to the Wilshire theater tomorrow and looking for good but reasonably priced restaurants nearby. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
I'm surprised that no one's answered you in 5 hours, so I'll pitch in a few. Because you said reasonable, I'm going to suggest Vito's on La Cienega near Santa Monica. It's getting great reviews all over the board.
If you want to park once and walk, try Sushi and Kushi Imai, which really doesn't get any kind of reviews on this board, but I've enjoyed it the few times I've been. Good Japanese skewers and decent sushi. It's in a mini mall right at La Cienega on Wilshire.
There are a bunch of places to go on 3rd, which isn't very far from the theater, including AOC (may be more than you want to spend, though if you're not starving, it can be relatively reasonable). There's also Tasca for small plates, or for something quick, the Little Next Door might be a good option for you.
I forget the name of a little italian restaurant just below Wilshire on the westside of the street; pretty good. For my bucks, over there, I'd go to Fogo de Chao, it's $50 a person for dinner, but if you like meat, it's the place to go.
Last time we had an event in that area, we went to Tangine on Wilshire and Robertson (Right next to the parking lot) Absolutely wonderful and very well priced...