My birthday is coming up and I've narrowed down my choices to two select restaurant that I have yet to dine at. The choices are Jar or Melisse. Which do you guys who have been to either or both think has the better overall package of food, service and lastly decor? I know they are two different types of restaurants, but all opinions of the two are welcome. I'm dying to try the pot roast and pork belly at Jar, but on the other hand love haute french cuisine, which L.A. is sadly lacking. If Melisse can deliver fine, mind blowing french food, then I'll most likely go there.
As a reference, my favorite upscale restaurants in L.A. are Lucques, Spago's and Rockenwagner. I'm going with my girlfriend, so I want it to be a memorable night.