I'm heading to LA in early April and am looking for advice about where to do a celebration dinner on a Sunday evening. We have 9 people in our group (Mozza was on our list but can't do reservations for groups larger than 8). We are staying in Westwood. Our group has a few people who enjoy nice meals but are sort of picky eaters. I'm a big fan of Suzanne Goin and the menu at Tavern looks perfect. Ideally someplace with great food, not too loud, good for a large group - either close to Westwood or in a neighborhood that we might want to explore after dinner.
Tavern and Bouchon are currently topping our lists. What would you choose? Any other suggestions?