Reading past posts, it looks like people like the vibe at:
Casa del Mar next to Shutters
Maggiano's at the Grove
But where can I get the best cocktails that don't cost over $10? Martinis, cosmos, mojitos, manhattans, etc. Simple classics that are often botched at hip night clubs. I just want one awesome drink that I can sip for half the evening while gabbing with some gal pals. Dead silence not necessary, but no loud music or hoards of Friday night scenesters please.
A few munchies would be nice as well. Unless I can find a place for out of this world cocktails, I think we'll end up going the wine and cheese route at Upstairs2 or BottleRock. Anyone have comments on either of those?