high end dining in LA?
I'm coming from SF and I'm looking for some places in LA on par with Aqua, Gary Danko, Quince, Boulevard, Dining room at Ritz, Michael Mina, etc.
Any suggestions? I'm open to any type of cuisine, and would prefer a place near downtown.
I would say Urasawa, Craft, Patina, Spago and Providence.
Near downtown, your best bet would probably be Patina, which is *in* downtown, at the (relatively) new Disney Concert Hall. http://www.patinagroup.com/patina/
Providence is next closest to downtown, in the old Patina space, on Melrose just east of the Paramount studio lot (I'd classify it as Hollywood/Koreatown).
The other three are Beverly Hills or west. All good, though.