I will soon be leaving my home and birthplace of Los Angeles and moving to another state. I'd like to go to one more last meal, and make it count. I've been out of the whole foodie/eating thing for the last year and a half, so I'm really out of touch.
I'm thinking of something on the caliber of Lucques, Jar, Campanile, AOC, etc kind of feel and food. But not any of those, because I want to go somewhere I haven't been before. What new places have sprung up in the last year and a half that would match those restaurants?
I'm not looking for romantic, opulent, or prix fixe menus. But somewhere for a party of 5 and a good meal.
Thanks for your suggestions.