Flying into LAX at 7pm tomorrow (Thur) night and driving up to Valencia. Would like to stop for a good and fun dinner along the way. Prefer not to stray too far off of the 405, but would detour (into Santa Monica, for example), if it makes sense. Money is not an issue, but don't want to go too formal; and although we're willing to spend some bucks, that doesn't mean that we wouldn't be interested in a great cheap eats place, too. Not looking for ethnic food unless it's mind-blowing-can't-be-had-in-nyc ethnic food! Bonus points if it's bookable on opentable.