Hi hounds. I'll be visiting my son early in December and have a really good reason (work related) to celebrate. So, I want to take him out to a really nice dinner while I'm there. He lives in Valencia and having been to most of the options in Santa Clarita, I don't think anything there really seems special. Le Chene was suggested to me before but quite frankly, I am not comfortable about driving on a desolate, unfamiliar road at night. I'll go into SFV but don't think I want to drive over another hill into LA proper. We are limited as to which days we can go due to his busy schedule. He's not a huge foodie (doesn't see the reason for a $30 steak but then again, he's a teacher and can't afford one) but willing to venture out. I don't eat spicy food but otherwise am open to all possibilities.
I'll spend up to $100.00 per person for 3 courses and beverages (and we both don't drink much anyway). Also, we'd probably feel more comfortable with a not-so-formal place.
Thoughts, suggestions? Many thanks!!