Looking for a new place on the Westside
Am taking some out-of-town guests to dinner next week, want to show them a nice time. They come to LA frequently so am hoping to take them to a fairly new place. Price not an object, open to most cuisines. One thought is Anisette, another is Wolfgang's but have heard uneven things about both.
Any suggestions appreciated !
I have been to Annisette twice now (for breakfast and dinner) and really enjoyed it both times which is pretty impressive since I dined there in their first couple weeks of opening. The food was spot on although the service was a little choppy which is to be expected early on.
Another idea is Melisse where I have enjoyed the best meals of my life. Josiah Citrin is an amazing chef & his special chefs menu is spectacular.
I liked Anisette although I haven't been for dinner. The decor/ambiance is pretty nice.
I think it would help to know where your guests are coming from, and what they expect in "LA"
Also pretty new is BLT steak, which I heard is pretty good - haven't been myself.
When was the last time they were here? Was it before Osteria Mozza, cos if so that may be another 'new' option (though not exactly Westside)?
BLT Steak sounds interesting, thanks. Guests are from SF, so they're pretty savvy foodies. They're fond of unusual ethnic restaurants, last time I took them to Sherazad in Westwood, which was good.
Am thinking along the lines of Akasha, but I was there for lunch recently and thought it was good-not-great. Dinner might be a different experience though.
I've been to Mozza, loved 2 of the pizzas, was thinking something a little more upscale, but also a little closer to the Santa Monica hotel they'll be staying at.
Keep 'em coming!