They like seafood, lobster and crab legs, mexican food, and steak and potato places. One is from DC and the other is from Michigan. Any thoughts. I was thinking of something very LA. Whatever that might be.
Newport Seafood in BH for lobster http://www.newportseafood.com/location/
Broken Spanish for Mexican (or do a taco, birria crawl)
ChiSpacca for meat & potatoes. Or Mastro’s BH for people watching. or Lawry’s?
Respectfully disagree w/ that rec. Admittedly, maybe they were giving the cut-rate stuff for DineLA, but the food was not good and, at the regular price, would probably detract from the enjoyment of people watching.
You didn’t mention baked goods, but Chaumont or Bouchon Bakery (especially siting in the courtyard on a weekend) are very LA places (well, the clientele is, at least).
+1 on Newport for lobster (and bo luc lac, which I guess you could sell as a deconstucted steak???).
+1 on Ricky’s. Maybe Tacos Puntas Cabras for a delicious hole-in-the-wall experience? Monte Alban might also be a good choice, if you think they’d like Oaxacan.
How about late night at Ruen Pair? A Korean BBQ place (either AYCE or a more upscale one)? @Chowseeker1999 recently did a great post about Korean goat stew.
Ok. Going down the price scale, but serving Mexican, seafood and steak, not to mention killer tortillas made before your eyes (tip the tortilla maker) and great margaritas: Casablanca, on Lincoln and Rose. Unique, therefore, since it is in LA, very LA.