35th birthday dinner - where to go?
My husband wants to take me out for dinner to celebrate my 35th birthday, but has left the choosing of the restaurant up to me. Now I'm stumped for a high-end dining experience. Here is where we have already eaten:
Any suggestions? I'm completely open to types of cuisine. Urasawa isn't an option because we can't take out a loan to pay for it. Also, tasting menus don't work because I simply can't eat that much. My family is taking me to Craft, so that's scheduled for a little later.
Westside friendly suggestion would be Anisette. If you don't mind the Pasadena - Glendale area then the other recent board favorite, Palate.
How about Joe's in Venice? You'll get a really nice meal in a nice setting with good service. I would put it on par with Josie, Lucques, and Grace.
In addition to Sevorg's excellent recommendation of Anisette (picture perfect brasserie), how about La Cachette (Nouvelle French), Melisse (French), Ortolan (Modern French), Providence (Modern Seafood), Valentino (Alta Cucina Italian), Vincenti (Alta Cucina Italian) or Wilshire (Californian)?
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
La Cachette Bistro
1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
8338 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Valentino (Santa Monica)
3115 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049