A Chicago hound staying at Century City for the Rose Bowl. Looking for an bustling/delicious/not-so-fancy-I-need-to-wear-a-dress-and-get-my-hair-did dining option for New Year's Eve. Would love to be able to walk...so Century City vicinity would be first choice. HOWEVER, our group of 5 isn't into the whole chain restaurant thing - so I may be crazy thinking that we'll find something at CC. Read some reviews, and Craft seems appealing - but the Bazaar a little further away is making my mouth water! Guess I'm trying to say, we'd be willing to drive a short distance if the quality of food and atmosphere grows exponentially with miles travelled :)
Suggestions would be great.