I just found out I am going to be staying at the Crowne Plaza LAX for a conference next (it was last minute) and it is my year to plan Valentine's day for me and my boyfriend. I am at a complete loss and I don't want to end up at the hotel restaurant or randomly picking somewhere out of the phone book...so I would really appreciate any suggestions you all have (and I cant wait to browse for your OC recommendations and test run them all!)
So here's what I'm looking for
-excellent food of any sort, except Italian and Indian. His family is Italian and his mom is an excellent cook, so we dont even bother with it. And for some reason, he just hates Indian food. But we love everything else, seafood, sushi, steak, Asian, Mexican, Thai, French, fusion etc.
-moderately priced (around $100 for two, hopefully including a glass of wine, but if drinks push us into the $150 range, thats ok)
-within 15 - 20 minutes of LAX so we dont spend all night stuck in traffic
-able to still get reservations :)
-nice ambience, but not too pretentious
-not too crowded, with roomy tables - Mr. Man is 6'5 and needs space
-prefer a quieter environment
Thanks so much!!!