I'm looking to give the gift of fine dining to my boyfriend so he can take his teenage daughter out for a nice dinner (both of them are busy and haven't had much time lately to get together (they live apart)). They love sushi, so I was thinking that at first, but on the websites for R-23 and Matsuhisa, no gift certificates are mentioned. It doesn't even have to be sushi, but I was looking at sites for Maison Akira and Bistro Verdu, to no avail. I feel like I've seen restaurant gift certificates around a lot, but now that I'm looking for one I can't find anything! Any tips?
Would prefer Eastside since he'd have to pick her up from Glendale. It doesn't *have* to be sushi, but would prefer nice atmosphere (and not the businessy places downtown). Planning to spend about $150 for two.