I am planning a small wedding for a party of 20-35 people and looking for a place to have a sit-down dinner, (no djs, etc). All we want is a simple ceremony and then fantastic food with a view - preferably off of cliffs overlooking the sea. All we really care about is sharing a wonderful meal with our closest family and friends...preferably an intimate, non-chain restaurant.
After doing some research, I've come to realize that you can have a view, you can find fabulous food, but you can only rarely find both.
We will do the ceremony in a park nearby, wherever we find the restaurant. I've narrowed it down to Laguna Beach, Palos Verdes or Malibu and am still researching. For example, Las Brisas restaurant in Laguna has the view but I've heard the food isn't so hot and I'm not that jazzed by the menu. Other thoughts are Geoffrey's or The Sunset in Malibu.
Thanks very much in advance!