i agree that tasca is a fantastic date place, although the second time i went, the food wasn't as good and i didnt like the overpriced wines they poured....
i just went to ludobites at bread bar last night and it rocked.. very casual, but very good food. probably will spend about 50 a person before tip. byob... no corkage.. have glasses but no stemware...
i love angelini and hatfields but good luck getting reservations...
oh shit, your date was for yesterday... oh well..
Well 3rd and Beverly certainly aren't what I'd consider westside... Not sure if you mean down past Cedars, or whether you mean closer to Bev Hills...
If you want really westside, I'd suggest Musha for japanese
for thai, you could do tuk tuk or talesai (which is not bad for a first date ambience wise)
sushi, lots of options... i like sushi masu recently; sushi zo's prolly too far west for you?
if he's coming off the 10, you might consider ethiopian on fairfax - meals by genet