My fiance and I recently moved down to LA from SF. I must admit, the cheap eats and ethnic foods are a lot better here in LA and OC, but we certainly miss the SF/Bay Area food scene. Can anyone recommend good restaurants that are in the mid-range price range (i.e. $80-$100 for 2 people)? And we'll drive anywhere in the LA and north OC area. If it helps, are favorite mid-range places in SF were: Townhall, Antica, Ame, Slanted Door (for fusion, not for real Vietnamese food of course). We also liked Sociale (in Laurel Heights). We're open for any kind of food, just not steak houses.
Also, can anyone recommend great dessert places (much like Tartine Bakery in the MIssion)? We tried Milk after so many people suggested it and it was so mediocre.
Any tips, suggestions, or help would be great. I'm seriously losing my mind! :) Thanks!