If you were going to ask me where to have a great birthday dinner, give me some general parameters and I'll point you in the right direction. Add trendy and hip in, and I'm in trouble.
My cousins want to do a hip and trendy L.A. birthday dinner in March. I'm assigned the task of finding the right place. While I'm adept at finding delicious food, I'm inept at determining what's hip and trendy at the moment.
They had suggested The Bazaar, but we hit Jaleo in Vegas when we were last there together. I had considered the new Hakkasan in BH, but think that might skew more towards the club scene than dinner. Perch was also on the list, but being that it's a place known for the view, I'm not sure how the food is.
Any area of LA from DTLA to the Westside works. They won't think the South Bay and Valley is trendy enough. Open to any type of cuisine. Budget is about $100/pp including drinks.
Please help...I would be extraordinarily grateful.