I've got a business contact/friend coming into town this week and would like to take her to a very nice restaurant with very good food on the west side. I asked where she would like to go and this is the answer I received: "west coasty/asian food would be amazing -- the beach sounds good but (after 18mos in Iowa) so does upscale, hip, trendy...."
I was thinking that maybe Orris on Sawtelle or Axe in Venice might be good. But, I've never been to either one of these restaurants and am wondering if anyone can tell me if they'd work--and, also, if there are any other places that might fit the bill?
PS I've heard that Matsuhitsa is very, very good, but I've also heard that it is very expensive (but I'm not sure what that means in real dollars and since, my guest might pick up the tab, I don't want to put her on the spot)? So, does anyone know anything about this too?