Hi. I'm planning a long weekend with some friends (all major foodies) and trying to see what is out there that is great. May do a few old standbys (but want to confirm they're still great) and also see what is new we may not have heard about.
Old standbys (appreciate views on whether they are still exceptional):
Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza
Chateau Marmont restaurant (food just OK, but love the garden)
Anything new and great (Michael Mina's XIV looked interesting, but have been out of the loop on what's new in LA).
Also, who does the best box dinners for the Hollywood Bowl? We have a box one night and I don't love the catering at the Bowl. We've done carryout from the Little Next Door which was good, but not the most organized.