Originally Posted by gomestar
I'll be in LA at the end of April. Anybody care to suggest a place? Bouchon and now Rivera seem towards the top of my list, and I don't care about fancy vs. rustic or anything. Just great food.
I like the downstairs wine bar at Bouchon for drinking, getting a little bit to eat and hanging out. Like FG says, the main part is fine, but not worth making a special effort to go to. EDIT: If you haven't been to one, you may as well go. Don't add salt at the table.
Red Medicine can be good, but the service is beyond atrocious. The 'umami-bloggers' will steer you towards Animal and Son of a Gun most likely. Both are mediocre at best.
Will it be too early for him to gorge on strawberries, FG?