Title 3 dinners in LA recommendations?
We have 3 dinners in Los Angeles. We want to have great food on Friday - someplace memorable and worth it. The other two meals we're open to suggestions-we're adventurous and have accustomed to unusual cuisines, or just plain good food in any cuisine. Thanks in advance for your help.
My first recommendation is Tagine. Here is a recent review that will give you a very good feel for what to expect:
Since you haven't given any parameters for cost or location I am not certain how long you consider a reasonable drive to get to dinner or how much is too much for a meal.
The other suggestion I would make would be Opus on Wilshire (west of downtown). They have really good food for reasonable prices. Especially if you ask them about their tasting menu which runs $10 per dish.
If you would consider sushi then the best sushi in town, (outside of Urasawa which is at least $300 pp) is at Sushi Zo in West Los Angeles.
Opus Bar & Grill
3760 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
132 N Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Oops forgot to link the other suggestions. For Korean, I'll recommend Sa Rit Gol though there's plenty of K-Town threads to help you decide. For sushi, I second the rec for Sushi Zo.
Sa Rit Gol
3189 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
We were in L.A. recently and based on chowhound recs had dinner at Lucques & absolutely loved it. Their beef short ribs was one of the best dishes I have ever had. I don't remember what we ordered for dessert but they were fabulous too! The only thing was that we were seated in the courtyard & felt the place a little more formal than the front (am not sure if that is just the bar lounge). As good as Lucques was, the food/atmosphere was similar to great restaurants in San Francisco. When staying in Santa Monica, my husband was craving for sushi & the hotel concierge steered us toward Tengu. I was a little skeptical because I hadn't seen many (if any) recs on chowhound for Tengu before I left for vacation. Nonetheless, we had a fantastic & memorable evening. Restaurant was swanky, had seats by the open window, server was great & the food was innovative & delicious (we may be sushi novices but we appreciate all good food). I would recommend any Japanese/fusion place such as Tengu because of a wide variety on the menu (sushi to cooked meats & seafood). L.A chowhounds can offer more suggestions but Tengu worked out great for us & the fact that my husband didn't pay attention to the prices probably helped! I'm still looking for a place like this in SF, really missing my new found love of ahi tuna on crispy rice:-(