I realize this is an old thread, but I hope Amy SF is still active and reads this. I plan to take my son and his girlfriend out to dinner for his birthday. This will be the first time I meet her, and she is a vegetarian. They live in Playa del Rey, so anything on the Westside would work. I'd even drive further, if you know of a special place. As it is I'll be driving a couple of hours just to get to their place. I prefer food that isn't highly spiced, but I'm not going for bland, either. I'm not looking to impress her by picking some place expensive, but I don't want a dive, either. A nice sit down restaurant with quality healthy food and a nice atmosphere would be ideal. Based on the descriptions and reviews I've read online, The Green Temple in Redondo Beach sounds closest to what I am seeking. What are the best veggie restaurants in the area? I only have 3 weeks to get this planned, so hope to hear from Amy or others fairly soon.