My mom is driving up to meet me for lunch (I just started work in Marina Del Rey) and I'm wondering if there are any nice places I can take her without breaking the bank. I think there was some mention of Amuse in Venice, which might fit the bill. Can someone give me a more detailed description, or recommend similar restaurants? Although ambience is important, food quality is Priority Number One. Something a bit off the beaten path and not a chain would be best.
Thanks in advance!