spending the night at the tides inn in laguna next weekend with the bf. not familiar with the area so was hoping for some recommendations for dinner. we're looking for a special occasion place, near the water, about $150-200 total. I read reviews of hush and claes on citysearch but would rather get the chowhound perspective. also, needs to have meat dishes as the bf won't eat seafood.
and if you have recommendations for brunch that won't be packed on mother's day for a young, childless couple, that's appreciated too.