I'm helping my boyfriend decide on a place for dinner near Venice or Abbott Kinney. So far we're looking at Hal's, Beechwood, or Chaya Venice. I've also heard great things about Il Forno although that's more in Santa Monica. Any recommendations? We'll have a small party, ages are late 20's, early 30's. Some things I'm looking for are great food, good drinks, and good birthday atmosphere. Thanks!!