There will either be 4 or 6 of us going out to celebrate my 40th birthday. I want an excellent place with fantastic food, fabulous service and a great menu. I was told to pick anywhere, so price isn't a big issue although some of the most expensive places might feel a bit much to ask someone to pay (Providence might fall into this category). Thank you for any input. Oh, location doesn't really matter - anywhere in the general LA area.