Here's the deal. I have a friend who's visiting from the Philippines for a couple months, and our schedules finally allow us to meet after three years.
I live in Irvine, and I very rarely go to LA. She's staying with her brothers in Burbank, but I'm not really sure of the restaurant options there either. I'm trying to look for a place with kickass food, and I'm hoping (mostly dreaming) for a killer view as well. It's really important for the place to allow us to hear each other throughout dinner since there would be major catching up to do.
As far as cuisine goes, we're pretty open. As far as location goes, I'm just thinking that since she has to bug her brother to drop her off at the restaurant, maybe something that is not too far from Burbank would work out better for her. I don't know what halfway between Irvine and Burbank is, either, or if there are any viable options there...I am in my little OC bubble..please help!