So I am living in TX but am a Native NY'er. Last visited L.A. over 6 years ago. Going next weekend for my birthday and am looking for a restaurant that my boyfriend and I will both love. We will be staying at the Andaz in West Hollywood. We are trying to NOT rent a car so distance matters. Price doesn't really matter to me that much. Place doesn't need to be super duper fancy but I'd prefer something above a hole in the wall b/c I do want to get a little dressed up (but not a lot dressed up). I'd rather go to a non-trendy place but if the trendy place is really really good, I might be open for it.
My first choice would be a Spanish Tapas place. For some reason, I'm feeling tapas. I'm open to any type of place though really. I do tend to like more modern looking places. I would love to go to Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at The London but have a feeling that, in addition to being super duper pricey, it would be hard to get a reservation. I have also read that the Boxroom Cafe (or something like that) is also now open at The London. That might be a possibility I'm thinking?
I also love Cuban food but most of the Cuban places I've found on the net don't seem to be that close to the WeHo area. But then again, I am not that familiar with the geography.
An Asian fusion style nice restaurant would also rock. The boyfriend loves Asian and I'm okay with Asian but wouldn't want to go to a straight Asian place for my birthday. (And I am not a sushi fan)
Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions!!
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