Spending the night at Westin LAX tonight and have a chance to have dinner with young friends who live on S. Main St. Staples Center would be great but a bit further of a cab ride for us than we would like. Are there any decent ($$$-$$$$) restaurants in between? Looking at the map and a lot of the area looks like a freeway wasteland.
Would prefer someplace where we don't have to shout to have a conversation, yet someplace that would appeal to 20-somethings.