Hi all. My wife and I recently moved to LA after living in NYC for many years. Her birthday is coming up and I wanted to take her out to a great restaurant, so I'm turning to the experts.
She primarily loves fish, veggies and fruits, and is not a fan of sauces or heavy dishes. (Not a big fan of red meat or game either.) That usually means we avoid traditional French cuisine. She tends to go for dishes that focus on the quality of the ingredients rather than layer upon layer of flavor, so relatively simple (but supremely tasty) cuisine is what I'm trying to locate.
We're going to have a party of five or more, so the place doesn't have to have an intimate, romantic vibe. That being said, since it's her birthday, I'm not looking for a fish shack on PCH (although I hear good things...).
We are in Marina del Rey, but are up for driving pretty much anywhere on the West Side or South Bay. Anybody have suggestions for a guy still learning the LA restaurant scene? Thanks so much!