I am entertaining friends from NYC on Wednesday for dinner. I am looking for a place with good, quality food (no sushi or Thai), fun scene (but not pretentious), reasonably priced (entrees in the mid-20's range), and maybe an outdoor space. They are staying in Santa Monica, so I was thinking somewhere there or Abbot Kinney/Main St. would be fun areas for them. Any suggestions? I tried making reservations at Gjelina, but they don't have anything until 9:45pm, which is too late. Thank you!