Meeting a friend for dinner tonight who was kind enough to workshop a story of mine. We also haven't seen each other in a while so we intend to do a lot of catching up. Any suggestions for a good, relatively quiet (no shouting across the table unless we mean to) restaurant with good food and maybe a full bar? If they serve a decent cup of coffee and are open to having two people camp out at a table for a while, that's a big plus. Price range is flexible.
I was thinking about 26 Beach but i dont know if it gets loud on weekends and i don't remember if it has a full bar...I thought I had seen mention of some smaller restaurants on Abbot Kinney?
Brentwood, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Culver City, Westwood et al. are fine.