Normally I would choose Marche Moderne, but the chef's not in on Mon night.
Then I thought we could try Old Vine for something different. It's closed Mon.
I will be with 2 colleagues for a fun, early dinner. We don't know each other that well, so not too loud. We work in Irvine but would be prepared to go as far as Costa Mesa or even Laguna for a 'nice' but not overly expensive dinner.
Help me people! Don't let me end up at Cheescake Factory (my colleague's suggestion)....