My mother is going to take me out for my 40th birthday -- for a nice lunch. I was initially thinking of Gorikee, but my mother's not fond of garlic. any suggestions in the valley (west of 405 preferably) or west LA? Something under $30 or so for lunch, I'm thinking a place like Chez Panisse but any type of food ok - just no sushi since I'm pregnant.
thanks in advance!