I'm coming home from Chicago in a few weeks and am being taken out for a birthday dinner. Alas, my gracious benefactors are a little less obsessive about food than I, and so have asked for recommendations around Santa Monica or the Beverly/Wilshire area, though we are willing to travel a little bit further if necessary. And there's a further catch: I'm a vegetarian, so no meat or fish (though eggs and dairy are fine). The place need not be a strictly vegetarian restaurant of couse, so long as it has options that aren't mere afterthoughts (i.e. a plate of grilled veggies). If it helps at all, I was thinking about Rustic Canyon as one possibility. Any and all recommendations are appreciated!