Friends in from the mid-west and want to go out to see "cool" places in LA. We're all in our mid to late twenties. Want something not OVERLY pricey but no Barneys Beanery types here. Something along the lines of Bella. Could be anywhere from Hollywood to Santa Monica.
It just needs to be fun, classy, with good drinks and good food. Somewhere we could stay for a long dinner and even longer for drinks. And no sushi - they aren't fans :)