I have a special someone who's birthday is coming up, and I'd like to take her to a really nice restaurant that we haven't been to yet.
She's always wanted to try Lawry's, but her friend and I have convinced her that it won't be as good as she imagines it to be (even though I haven't been there myself, her friend has though), and from my understanding. Lawry's is NOT romantic, unless you're on a corporate lunch affair w/ your secretary or something I guess.
Her friend suggested that I try taking her to Orange Hill, but after reading the reviews on CitySearch, I'm very hesitant to do so.
Her friend just graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts, and although I don't quite have the same taste in certain foods as she does, I do take her suggestions in to consideration. Unfortunately, due to prior experiences with her suggestions, I now question her opinions a lot more.
I'm just curious for some other suggestions.
I've been to the Stinky Rose and was very disappointed. It seems most of the places people rave about never seem to live up to the hype, although I really have no expectations (except good food).
Is there a place that accomplishes both good food AND a nice romantic view?
I'd rather be somewhere near the beach. Price is not an issue.