I have organized a group to go to a play at the Barclay and we need somewhere to go for dinner beforehand. I am not very familiar with Irvine as I live in West LA.
NEED-->Good for groups (8-15 ish?), no ethnic/Asian/sushi, no fine dining, absolutely must be wheelchair accessible. This is more about the camaraderie for the group than it is about having a culinary experience to remember. Close to Barclay if possible.
I did some research online for nearby restaurants and Steelhead Brewing Company looked to be very close to the theater and suitable, however, they are closed for a private party. Too bad, as I liked the price points.
Britta's also looked do-able, though the price points were a little bit higher than I would like (trying to be sensitive for everyone's budgets as between gas from LA to Irvine, theater tickets and dinner, things are starting to add up) for the group. Also, we were thinking of going to Britta's AFTER the theater for coffee/dessert (we have a private audience with the cast and need a place to "hang" afterwards) so it would be kind of repetitive to go there both before and after the show. We -could- go to Britta's for dinner, but in that case we'd need a different place to go to for dessert post-theater.