We're going to a function on Sat. afternoon (on Lido) and will be staying over in Newport Beach (Marriott).
I don't know the area (restaurant wise) very well outside of the chains (Roys, Ruth's Chris, Mastros, Flemings, Chart House, etc.) and would like to find an nice (dark on the romantic side would be great) up to $50 pp not counting drinks/wine, tax or tip.
I searched the board but there aren't many recent postings (outside of Shushi, which is a no- no) about many places down here. How about the Cannery or Bayside? Cannery doesn't sound too romantic.
Steak, Italian or French are okay, no Sushi, Mexican, BBQ or Chinese. Help me please!