My husband and I have our first year anniversary coming up and my head is spinning after searching for restaurants for us to go to. We just moved in from SF, so I am only nominally familiar with the LA dining scene.
We'd like something with a nice ambiance, good food, and not too overpriced - something along the lines of Gitane or Aziza or Slanted Door in SF. As far as types of cuisine - we're fine with Middle Eastern, Mexican, Latin American, Tapas, Italian, or Asian Fusion. We live in Culver City, so we'd like to stay within 30 minutes driving distance. Also, I'm vegetarian but my husband is not.
So far, I've only come up with Il Cielo and the Little Door, which both seem to have great atmospheres but underwhelming food. Please help me!!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!