SF Hound here. I'll be visiting LA in a few days (22-26) and I completely failed to prepare reservations. I'm looking for a few spots where I can walk in and eat a great dinner (table optional). I tend to dine on the early side, so I don't mind showing up right at opening.
I'm particularly fond of California influenced Italian and French food. I also love upscale versions of American comfort food (burgers, fried chicken, pizza, etc.) I'd like to max prices at $50 pp (I don't drink wine), though anything in the $25-$35 range is most welcome. I really enjoyed Lucques, and I adore Clementine. I'll be staying on the West Side, but I don't mind a drive for great food. I'm already planning on snagging a counter seat at Mozza.
Thanks in advance!