Owing to a fantastic confluence of wonderful events and a superbly clear day, my wife and I decided to go to Windows restaurant downtown, located atop the Transamerica building.
The food was decent. I had a filet mignon, and I swear it had been so long since my last steak, it took me a while to figure out if it was good (it was okay). The side dishes - grouped in to vegetables and potatoes - are a good value at around $5/each.
But, of course, none of this was why we came. At 8:30pm, the restaurant was virtually empty. We took a both facing directly west, and, really, we could see everything from the 10 freeway north to the sunset hills. I am sure that in the daytime the view was even more spectacular, as visibility was virtually unlimited. We stayed for two and half hours, well past closing, picking out every street and building we could find. (Los Angeles is quite an amazing city - and a big one too.) Considering the moderate prices, it certainly lived up to our hopes as a special occasion restaurant.