Okay, so I have a client who likes plain American style food (steaks, mashed potatoes, maybe some Italian) and despite my research here, I'm frustrated and drawing a blank. They're very wealthy Newport Beach folk, but you'd never know it by looking at/talking to them. I was thinking Britta's Cafe in Irvine, but I've eaten there a couple of times, and it seemed very inconsistent and maybe a tad out of our current price range. There were some good Italian suggestions a while back, but I haven't had time to research prices. Isn't there somewhere nice yet cheap to take my client?
The budget is I think $12-15 a person, for food only exclusive of tax and tip. Yes I know this is really low, but there is a reason for it. thx in advance.