CHOOSE OUR NEXT MEAL - JOSIE OR HATFIELD'S!
Looking for a lively dining experience with great food.
Likes: Diverse menus with a good mix of meat & seafood entrees. Strong appetizers, often in place of entrees if they are good enough. Good wines by the glass & bottle.
Good experiences at: Luques, Animal, Tasca, Wilson, Jiraffe, Hungry Cat
Did not enjoy: Fraiche, AOC, Providence, Melisse, Beacon
Thanks for the tips.
Josie ranks in the top three of my favorite restaurants in LA. The service is spot-on and the food is amazing.
You mentioned that you want "a lively dining experience" and I don't think of Josie in that way. To me, it's more romantic, slightly formal and mellow.
I'm also a huge fan of Hatfield's. Creative menu and definitely more "lively" than Josie so that's my rec.
Perhaps you could provide some more information -- A bit strange that you would like Lucques but dislike AOC -- same owner/chef. Did you order a la carte or tasting menu at Providence and Melisse? Was it the food or portions or prices that disappointed? Have you tried/do you like Spago, Campanile, Wilshire, Rustic Canyon, or even Nook?