And I don't mean "sceney" places. I got thinking about this yesterday: What are your favorite atmospheres to eat in (while not sacrificing food quality)? It might be because they're beautiful, or maybe just because you like them. Mine off the top of my head (and trying to include different price points) are:
El Gran Burrito
Empress Pavilion (because I haven't been out to SGV)
Patina (atmosphere/architecture getting huge points here...)
Providence, India Sweet House, OG Cha Cha Cha, and La Buca were close seconds.