For my husband's 40th birthday he wants to go somewhere nice for drinks, and then somewhere else for dinner. I was thinking of maybe Yamashiro's for a drink and the view but didn't know where to go for dinner that is in the general area. (Haven't been there for years, so if I'm totally off-base, let me know.) I'm willing to drive a bit, but don't want to head into Santa Monica or anything. We've been to the Standard downtown for drinks, and although it was fun, we thought the drink prices were a bit outrageous.
He wants fun and/or interesting, not necessarily fancy, but nice...like a grown-up evening. (We tend to usually do sushi or Mexican or 'louder' restaurants OR expensive nice like Patina.) Since I'm paying for the group, I'd rather it not be TOO expensive!
Any ideas? I'd appreciate them!