What part of town are you staying in? And will you have your own car? Los Angeles is HUGE!!!
We've got everything here, but ... Our Italian food is unexceptional, ditto on Eastern European and Greek. Much better in other cities.
We're tops in any sort of Asian or Latin American cuisines -- as in you can't find it anywhere else in the US. Best pastrami on the planet (wouldn't expect that would you?). All sorts of incredibly expensive International Cuisine joints. A few good cocktail places, but public drinking isn't the pastime in Los Angeles that it is elsewhere.
If you're traveling with N.Ratched, I suggest at least a couple of meals in K-Town. You might also want to hit the San Gabriel Valley for at least one Chinese brunch and a dinner.
You don't do sushi, do you? This might be the trip to start. Get you all drunk on Soju cocktails and hit a Korean "Japanese Food" place for omikase sashimi. Or not.
Hot dogs at Pinks -- if you can stand the line.
Martinis at Musso's (maybe we'll meet there).
Gotta have Thai food in Thai Town and get serenaded by the Thai Elvis.
Dim Sum at 88 or Imperial Palace (maybe we'll meet you there)
Duck at Lu Din Gee (like nowhere else in the world, not even in China).
Dumplings at 10053 Dumplings, or maybe Dumpling Master, if they're still open then. Or Din Tai Feng for xiao loon bao, but it's a little on the over-refined side for me. I actually like the xiao loon bao better at a little hole in the wall of a strip mall called Lucky Restaurant.
Providence for a big deal meal, maybe. Or maybe you've been dying to get to Spagos. We'll have to figure out what and where for the high end so you can make reservations.
Taquitos at one end of Olvera Street, carnitas at the other, and expensive, mediocre Margaritas in the middle.
Mariachi Madness (what it is, not the name of a restaurant) at El Mercado del Oeste Los Angles (also not the name of a restaurant).
Langer's deli for those pastrami sandwiches I told you about (don't forget to order double meat).
Oaxaqueno food at (wait for it) a Oaxaqueno restaurant.
Korean Barbecue of insanely high quality at Tahoe Galbi
Anyway, why don't you do a little free associating in terms of what part of town you're staying in, what you'd like you'd to eat and how much time you're willing to invest schlepping for it. Let me know dude.
A sus servicio,