My mom is coming to town this Saturday, and I would like to make reservations for us somewhere in the Venice/Santa Monica area. The price range is a little less than something like Joes or Josie, but good food too! The thing is, last time she was here, we had dinner at Houstons and it was so loud we couldn't hear each other. I would like to avoid that situation! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and any cuisine if fine.