My partner and I lived in LA from 2002-2007 and will be returning for a week in mid-September. We definitely have some old favorites that we will be revisiting, but we are unfamiliar with the post-2007 food scene. We're interested in some recommendations, both high-end and casual. We will mostly be on the west side and SFV, but are willing to travel for any outstanding places. Coming from Philly, steakhouses and Italian are less of a priority, but we welcome any recommendations. In terms of our taste, we're relatively adventurous. We love sushi, we have little experience with Vietnamese and Korean but have enjoyed what we have tried. We enjoy Indian, Mexican, Thai...we'd love to find good Singaporean food. We aren't really worried about budget for this trip.
Our old favorites include Josie, Jar, Providence, and Melisse for fine dining. We were also big fans of Sona. For more casual meals, we are open to just about anything, though we do like the farm-to-table places. Red Medicine and Hatfield's sound like places we need to try. Otherwise, we are open to any recommendations. (Any good dim sum on the west side?) Thanks!