Where (and when) was your most recent 'great' dinner experience?
I know places change all the time, new ones crop up, others decline... and, I suppose, there are the trusted few that never change.
In any case, I'm looking for a handful of spots to visit in the next few months (for b'day celebrations, relaxing dinners out, etc) and am wanting to refine my list.
I'm looking for:
1) Delicious Food
2) Good/welcoming Service
No specific geographical area desired (other than it to fall within LA County).
My last 'great' dinner experience was August 2012 at Mo Chica downtown. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and cocktails and enjoyed the experience very much.
My last 'great' dinner was at Il Grano a couple of months ago. My last phenomenal dinner was at Melisse in July. But I also have high standards. I've had very good dinners at plenty of other places more recently.
Tar & Roses in May
Melisse in June
Craft in June
Son of a Gun in September
The Tasting Kitchen last Friday night