Headed to LA area with husband in 2 weeks to visit son who just moved to Venice area. He is in the food industry and is picky with food and vino. Considering Rustic Canyon, Tar & Roses or Tasting Kitchen; perhaps even Luques for his BD dinner. Said son formerly worked in very high end place in Boston, lived in Italy for a bit and also dined in many starred Michelin restaurants in US and Europe, But....we are not looking to have that kind of experience.Don't want to bust our budget on one night. Want something unpretentious, high-quality, not too noisy and fun! Any ideas? While in the area we hope to have some local tacos and Asian food, and will probably try some places on Gold's 100 list, etc.