I've read through most of the boards this whole last week, but am looking for a nice place to have dinner for my anniversary. (Tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday.) Most of the most popular restaurants called out recently don't work for at least one of us, so I'm hoping with some extra info, you wonderful folks will help me find the right place.
I am a vegetarian and my boyfriend is a carnivore who doesn't eat vegetables whatsoever. Neither of us eat seafood. I'd prefer to skip a straight Italian place because that's always our fallback. I'd like to find a place where he can have a filet mignon (or a reallllly good burger) but I don't have to eat just sides.
Some places that have been hits in the past: The Grill on Hollywood, Nick + Stef's Steakhouse, The Tasting Kitchen. That's a good barometer for fanciness and price.
We work in Marina and live in the valley, so anywhere in between is great. Also open to Hollywood, WeHo, Beverly Hills and the like. We'll be leaving work in the height of rush hour so anything west of Vine is probably the safest bet.
I'm leaning towards The Little Door because their steak seems easily de-veggied, and there are some good options for me. Wood & Vine, while great for me, seems too variable for him, but Off Vine is a possibility. He's nixxed Yamashiro. I'm not sure about La Poubelle but I think that had some good choices as well.
Any suggestions welcome! Thanks. :)