My darling sister has lived in LA for TWO YEARS and claims there is NOTHING to eat here but sushi and pork tacos. She's a foodie gone bad here in the southland. I'm here for the next 4 days and have promised I would find a restaurant that's worth spending some (of her) money at. She's located in Santa Monica but we will travel for a decent meal. Oh, and we hate loud places but we love full bars. HELP.