Even though it is part of a small chain, I've always liked Gulfstream in Century City mall. Yes, it is on the pricey side, but the quality is excellent, the service is attentive and the atmosphere is relaxed, spacious (contemporary open decor) and relatively quiet compared to their sister restaurant Houstons. While I wouldn't call it a destination restaurant, when we find ourselves in Century City Mall for screenings at the AMC, it's usually our choice.
Last night we split the crab cakes ($30 Market Price). These are gorgeous big cakes with huge chunks of crab, very little filler. They are served with a light mustard sauce and two sides which we opted for cole slaw and roasted corn on the cob with chili butter. Once you have crab cakes like these, it's hard to have them elsewhere. The reason we spilt this order was because we knew we wanted dessert once we saw what was on the menu.
Amazing lemon meringue pie slice. Huge slice, towering with meringue, tangy lemon filling atop a perfect, thick graham cracker crust. I am a pie person and it's almost more about the crust than what is in the pie. The slice was $7, but worth it. It says on the menu you can buy an entire pie, but I'd be very afraid to ask the cost of that.
A perfect yet still pricey dinner followed by the film The 40 Year Old Virgin.