My father is coming into town next weekend and taking me out to a nice dinner. He enjoys good food and I want to try a place I"ve never been. I don't want the prices to get too crazy but have heard good things about all of the places above (Girasole, Hungry Cat, Chameau, Animal, Campanile and Grace), but would love further guidance!
In the past we have gone to Lucques (loved it), the Lobster (eh) and Josie (yum). I always want to go back to Lucques but would like to branch out. As you may guess by the locations of the above we will be coming from the Grove area and don't really want to venture to Santa Monica, so looking mostly in the West Hollywood/Beverly/La Brea area but that isn't hard and fast.