Dinner in Venice
I am looking for a casual, but fun restaurant in Venice for dinner with some out of town friends tonight. Pref close to Abbot Kinney. Thanks!
There are a lot of choices right on Abbot Kinney: Hal's (pricey for the food quality, but great scene), Primitivo (OK tapas place, but also very lively), Lilly's (good bistro food) and Joe's (more upscale nouvelle Cal cuisine).
One place that I think is great fun with an eclectic menu is The World Cafe on Main Street in Venice. There is lots of outdoor seating there as well.
James Beach? I always think it's fun, in a bar scene sort of way, but I've never eaten there.
I think the 3 Square + Otherroom rec is a great one also.
I do like Primitivo, although I always find it so crowded, seating-wise, there.