So, I've got a friend coming in from out of town who's read about all the fantastic food offerings in the San Gabriel Valley and wants to hit that area for a meal. The problem is that I'm basically overwhelmed/confused by the sheer number of options in the SGV and am not particularly up on the various regional styles of Chinese food.
Ideally we'd like to find a place that is closer to "full service" - a bar, decent tables, decent service etc - than a store front joint like 101 Noodle Express that's bare bones at best. We don't mind spicy and are huge fans of seafood prepared any and all ways.
With those vague requirements in mind, does anyone have a suggestion(s)? We'll be going with a party of six on Thursday night.