Figured I'd start new thread to answer multiple queries.
Vert, in the Hollywood-Highland complex, would be nice as both a second-date-before-a-movie at the Arc Light, and before a show at The Pantages. Walkable to either after the meal, although it may be a bit far to hoof it. Good atmosphere, full bar, wonderful food. Search the board for reviews.
Also, there was a thread just yesterday on Pantages-adjacent dining.