My boyfriend and I are spending a couple days in Santa Monica staying at Cal Mar hotel for a few nights. We're coming from San Jose so no biggie but my best friend is flying in from NY and has already warned me that she will be cranky because she hates flying. I'd like to get some recommendations for a dinner that will be California fun for her without being overwhelming, i.e. super-crowded, loud music. I'm thinking 8/9pm-ish time frame. Thanks!