Your significant other is taking the redeye to New York, leaving town for longer than either of you would like. You want to have a nice dinner before he or she goes, but you also want to be close to LAX, since you know that from Hollywood it can take anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes to get to the airport. It's a special occassion, money doesn't matter, you are both hounds and will try anything, as long as it is good.
Clearly, this isn't entirely hypothetical. My girlfriend has to go to NY for a month to work on a case, she is going to be gone for our anniversary, and the night she's getting on the plane is going to be our only chance to celebrate. So bearing in mind that if she misses this plane she could get fired (or at least not make partner), any ideas of where we should go? I am lost on the Westside. It's gotta be pretty close to LAX, but it doesn't have to be new or trendy or anything (not that you all even care about such things), since anything west of Robertson is new to us. But it should be "nice"--we like a good taco as much as anyone else, and my girl is pretty low-maintenance, but I still don't think she'd appreciate carnitas to celebrate the three-year mark (I, on the other hand, would appreciate carnitas for just about anything).
Sorry for the long post, I promise to write a detailed review to make up for it.