I had a memorable dinner at Joe's in March of '99. And then they closed for remodeling or something, and I haven't been back to Los Angeles since they reopened. I've enjoyed Lucques and The Beach House, but overall Joe's takes the prize. What I liked about Joe's is that it felt similar to eating at the bar at Union Square Cafe--great American food, genuine service, and importantly, in towns overflowing with attitude, everyone appeared to be treated equally. Should I consider Jiraffe, Patina, or Saddlepeak Lodge for my "expensive night" next time I visit Los Angeles?