We've got a friend with excellent taste in restaurants coming to town next week, and he wants to take us out as a thank-you for putting him up. He suggested Bazaar, which is lovely, but really hard to get to from where we live (just north of Encino). Can anyone recommend someplace similar that's easier to get to?
A little research seems to suggest Mistral or Saddle Peak Lodge might be nice. I'm also intrigued by n/naka and Melisse, but they may be pushing the envelope in terms of price. (They are over the hill, but at least right off the 405) Thoughts? Suggestions? We don't go out for very nice meals often, but really appreciate it when we do, and we love tasting menues.