Hi all, my boyfriend and I are flying in from New York for NYE... but he lands at 9:30pm at LAX (I land earlier in the day and will be picking him up).
Where can we go that will take us so late? All my Googling and Chowhound searching shows most restaurants using 8-9pm as their later seating in past years.
LOCATION: We haven't booked our hotel yet so we are wide open for location, eg. Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, etc. are all fair game. Will we be battling massive traffic from LAX if we try to dine in West Hollywood or anywhere else?
CUISINE: I'll try anything, but my boyfriend is a picky, meat and potatoes kind of guy... he doesn't like sushi so Japanese is off the table, unfortunately. He loves lobster and steak, and we both enjoy Italian.
BUDGET: Budget isn't a huge restriction. Prix fixe or a la carte is fine, and ideally we'd love to be able to stay for a champagne toast at midnight. Bonus points for romantic or intimate ambiance!
Does such a restaurant exist?