I'm coming to LA from Chicago this weekend and am looking for a restaurant to reunite with a group of long lost friends from high school and college (~5-7 people). I'm going to be staying in LA and my friends will be coming from Manhattan Beach and Hollywood. I'm looking for a restaurant unique to LA (I'm not much into chains) that is moderately priced, has a fun atmosphere, and serves great food. Any ideas? My friend in Manhattan Beach suggested Pancho's Restaurant and Mama D's Italian.