I have four girlfriends coming from out of town (Chicago & DC) for Memorial Day weekend... We are going to Koi Saturday night, but looking for a low-key, less expensive dinner spot for Friday night.
I am hoping to come up with something near the beach (at the request of my guests), i.e. Venice, Santa Monica, but anywhere on the Westside will do. I was thinking something along the lines of Bodega (Broadway @ Lincoln)... small plates, reasonable wine list... but they don't take reservations on Fridays, and I don't want to take my chances with a table of 5. Doesn't have to be small plates, but something good for 5 people, not too pricey, and of course great food!
Thanks in advance!!