Two San Francisco 'hounds will be in LA to eat next week. Our favorite kind of dining is a balance of cozy surrounds and delicious food, where you can hear each other speak and drink good wine, too. We enjoy most cuisines, except Chinese, and tend toward places that have a variety of choice for fishetarians: seafood, pasta/noodles, vegetables.
We will be staying downtown, but will be happy to drive to eat anywhere in LA for a special meal.
$$$ is ok, $$$$ is not, and chowhound-happy $$ (or $) is a treat!