Next month I will be having outpatient surgery there on a midweek afternoon. The friend who will be driving me there has to take a half day off work so I want to treat her to an early dinner. I haven't been in that area for years. I know the Malls are close by. We will be heading south on 128, then north on 93. My friend is not a very adventurous eater so something like the Cheesecake Factory or Legal SF would probably appeal to her but my other criterion is that we'll need to get in and out fairly quickly. She has a long drive home and I will still have anesthesia in my system so ideally we would like the meal to take not longer than an hour.
Any recommendations, or places to steer clear of?