I have friends coming to town this weekend, and we want to go out for a "fun" LA dinner (whatever that means!) I thought I'd take them to the Standard downtown for a drink, and then a restaurant. They are paying, so I don't want it to be TOO pricey (although I don't think money is too much of an issue for them.) I was thinking Nick & Stef's (I know...very pricey!) but the reviews on this board haven't been great.
Any suggestions? I've been to Water Grill and Ciudad and enjoyed them both, but wondered if there might be something else down there that I might be missing. They are very un-pretentious so it doesn't have to be ritzy or 'cool.'
Or, if anyone else has a cool drink/dinner combo anywhere else in LA I'd love to hear those ideas too.
Thanks in advance!