What the deelio with Joe's these days? Hal's is generally the family favorite but while it can be an interesting scene, I find the food to not be terribly great. Is Amuse Cafe is still closed? I have no interest in going back to Axe. Like Wabi Sabi enough but Japanese is out for this meal.
Bottom line is I'm looking for a place to go with out-of-towners for Saturday dinner, ideally on Abbot Kinney (not required), plus I so rarely make it out to Venice so I'd like it to be a little bit special-ish. Don't wanna break the bank but not too concerned about price either.