Punch Grill in Santa Monica - Former Royal Star
I've been in and would recommend you give it a test drive.
Great atmosphere, but that you can see the minute you walk in. There is menu variety (beef, salads, appetizers, fish, pasta, burgers) so you should find something to like. I haven't had it all but, what I've tasted so far has been excellent.
The bar is comfortable, well stocked and there are lots of wide screens to catch the sporting events.
Give it a try...