I’m getting together for lunch a couple of days before x-mas w/ one of my college roommates that I haven’t seen in 30+ years (oy). She’s coming from Hacienda Heights and I’m coming from Ktown, so we thought that the Arts District would offer up some options with a relatively easy commute for both of us.
The specifics: She’s vegan. I’m not. This will be a weekday lunch. Sooooo-----a place that will have something delicious for both of us, wine (I’m not sure if she prefers cocktails, but at least wine should be available), not too loud as we want to catch up and a place that will let us do that for a couple of hours without rushing us or needing to turn the table quickly. Were both Uber-ing it, so parking won’t be an issue.
I haven’t been to most of the restaurants that have opened up in the Arts District in the last several years of the building boom so I’m looking for some suggestions. We could creep a little further west into Little Tokyo or downtown if that gives us more options.