looking for a spot to celebrate my better half's "significant" birthday celebration (e.g. one that ends in a zero) and i'm looking for your suggestions. he loves steak, but i don't want to dine at one of the "big chains" (or any chain for that matter). we prefer restaurants with eclectic food and personality. a quiet, romantic place would be a plus. ideally, a place on the westside or south bay would suit us well. if the restaurant had a bar we could enjoy (or a bar nearby), that'd be great, too. we'll be dining on a tuesday night. recently, we've been to michael's in santa monica and joe's in venice, so those are probably out. we're not restaurant "scenesters," so i'm fairly clueless as to the "happenin'" restaurants. we'd just like a good meal. we're simple like that.
thanks in advance for your help!