I'm looking for a charming and romantic spot for an anniversary dinner. The catch is that it needs to be somewhat reasonably priced (a moderate splurge is OK, but places like Valentino or Melisse are out of our range). We're up for anything from French bistro to upscale Indian; our pet peeves are places that are cramped or ear-splittingly loud. We're in Santa Monica.
I was thinking about Off Vine, and a friend just suggested Inn of the Seventh Ray. Does anyone have opinions about these places, or a better suggestion?