need a suggestion for an expense dinner tonight on the westside. i hesitate to mention the vegetarian angle because oftentimes people will assume it has to be a vegetarian restaurant and it definitely doesn't. i am happy to indulge on fantastic sides at a steakhouse (though just coming back from a trip to millennium in san francisco, i may change my mind)!
anyway, i'm looking for an upscale, quiet ambiance. immediately, i thought of josie or joe's, but we've been there before. plus, i'd like to go for more of an asian influence. a bar would be nice, too. our dining partner is from new york, so we'd like to impress her with a spot that is keen on a regional/seasonal approach.