what are places west of la brea and north of the 10 with good food and "ambiance" (not sure what that really means) to take out of town visitors to? like the kind of visitors who eat mostly at places like Cheesecake Factory, Olive Garden, California Pizza Kitchen and Mimi's Cafe?
basicallly this means that hole in the wall ethnic places with awesome food (i.e. the kind of places i live for) are out.
i want to take them to places they'll think are "nice" without sacrificing the food aspect. basically, this should be an "LA for Beginners" type of deal.
places like Luna Park are good, because they are nice to hang out in and the food is relatively non-threatening.
thanks so much everyone!!!