Will be dining with a friend (who does not eat meat or chicken) sometime Sunday afternoon, somewhere between Santa Monica and Laguna (yes, that wide an area). Looking for somewhere relaxed, pleasant, maybe outdoors, maybe not, NOT some brunch buffet, where we could get some good food and catch up.
Any thoughts, suggestions, on good food/atmosphere places, that won't cost the dowbpayment on a house? Anywhere stand out for some REALLY good food (especially seafood or salads?). I know she likes sushi, so if that was an option, that's good too (though I don't know of many open all day on a Sunday).
Thanks in advance for this pretty general inquiry.