+

21 Suggestions

Expand Map

21 Suggestions

MSCS | Dec 4, 201410:20 AM     27

Hello CH brethren-

The wife and will both be in LA for our jobs (great timing) in mid January. We have a free Saturday night set aside for a dinner together. We're saying in N Hollywood near Universal, but we'll have a rental car and will be mobile.

I'm looking for some recommendations, but I can't narrow it much as we like most cuisines, are fairly adventurous, and consider ourselves "foodies": we have often driven well out of our way to eat at someplace special/fun/unique. We have been known to drive 2 hours out of the way just to get to a restaurant on our list. We spend a lot of time in east coast cities (Boston/NY/Philly/DC), have traveled Europe extensively, and always look for dining experiences that are special wherever we are. So it really is a blank canvas in terms of what we would be interested in. Here's a few bullet points about us:

-We're based in Boston, so we're looking for something more "Californian" or "west coast"
-We like all cuisines and are not afraid of spice
-We are wine oriented and enjoy cocktails. Not big into beer
-Less inclned to like the suit & tie, ultra fancy/stuffy/pretentious places. We gravitate more to european/funky/eclectic atmospheres
-We lik the total "experience": food, surroundings, service, selection.
-We'd like it be memorable.

Sorry to be so open and broad, but what are the places you'd take friends to if they were in LA for one nightand you wanted to show off?

Thanks in advance.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners
Guides

BBQ 101: How to Grill for Beginners

by Greg Stegeman | The weather is getting nicer, Memorial Day is on the horizon, and summer is right around the corner...

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories
Guides

The Best Grills, BBQ Tools, and Grill Accessories

by Jen Wheeler | If you're in the market for a new grill, grill brush, or basically any other BBQ tool, grill accessory...

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country
Guides

A Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country

by Greg Stegeman | Barbecue sauce is a blanket term that doesn't necessarily do justice to all the regional styles of...

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?
Guides

Battle of the BBQ: Where Can You Find the Best in the South?

by Joey Skladany | As a self-proclaimed sauce connoisseur and fan of barbecue varieties specifically, I was more than...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.