We have been out of the LA scene for about 4 years but will be back in town for my partner's 30th in a few weeks and need recommendations for dinner spots. An idea on type/level is Joe's in Venice (mains from teens to twenties). We will be dining with his parents (who don't covet food as much) which changes our approach a bit from a blowout meal at Bastide/Sona/AOC etc...but would still like the experience of a good chef.
Have seen lots of reviews for Jar and Table 8, think these would fall into out category?
Thanks in advance and if anyone's heading to Boston or London let me know, personal rec's available!