I'm visiting my parents in Malibu next week and would like to take them out to a nice meal but not too expensive - entrees in the $25 range or less.
I've read a lot of great things about Palate, but it seems to be a bit of a drive from Malibu (I live in NY, so what seems far to me may not be far to everyone else). I'm also not familiar with traffic in the area, so I don't want to think I can get there in 30 min. and it ends up taking an hour.
We'd be going with 4-5 people on a weekend, and I'd prefer a place where we can hear each other across the table.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!