dont mean to sound so horribly vague or "touristy" but Im playing tour guide to my sister's friend from Missouri who requested to go to one of those overly hip, "owned-by-ashton" type places so that he (i suppose) can go home and say "he's been".
My cousins from the Philippines might also be tagging along, everyone in the group is in their 20s, so i guess i need to pour on the glitz.
We've been looking into Geisha House, Dolce, Koi, Beso, Spago, etc...
They dont have a preference for the type of restaurant/food, they're much more into the Hollywood scene than the food. So Im thinking any celebrity-attachment will do.
Now Ive read up some of the unfavorable reviews chowhounds are giving some these places (like Geisha House) and i agree-- I'd rather spend my hard earned money on something i know will taste great and may cost much less (which explains why ive never really been to these places)
but in this case its not about what i want.
However, if we must go, then i say let it be at the restaurant that serves the best food-or the most decent food.
Now given this rather open assignment (its like asking,"whats the best celebrity-owned restaurant in LA?") i ask for any suggestions or insight anyone might have.
(and if ive committed a chowhound faux-pas somehow, please forgive, im basically still somewhat a chowhound virgin)