We're going to see "Happy End" at the Pacific Resident Theater in Venice this Saturday. Looking for a nice joint with great food in the vicinity where we can meet a friend beforehand. Ordinarily I'd try Piccolo Cipriani but I understand it's closed for remodeling. Any thoughts?
We eat everything. Don't mind expensive if the food's worth it, but we're mighty picky. Generally we like to bring our own wine, so a place that's cool with that would be ideal. We're ending up at the theater on Venice Blvd. between Abbot Kinney and Lincoln. This is a part of town we get to about twice a year so I'm spectacularly clueless on where the good chow is. Help! And thank you in advance!