WHY For fine dining in the French Laundry style, but in the dazzling Walt Disney Concert Hall instead of the Napa Valley.
WHAT Seafood is a focus at this elegant Joachim Splichal flagship restaurant, with dishes like diver scallops carpaccio with kumquat liquid sphere and black truffle, or a Mediterranean loup de mer with spring minestrone and pesto crouton. Those headed for a concert typically have a two-course meal; destination diners celebrating for an occasion are wise to choose the often-extraordinary seven- or eleven-course tasting menus—assuming, of course, that their net worth is sufficient to allow for the investment.
WHO Concert-goers, high-end business-lunchers and anniversary celebrants.
Features: Cocktails, Dinner, Private Room, Quiet, Romantic
Price Range: $25-$33, $34-up
Cuisine Type: Modern American, Seafood