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Dana Point 50th bday celebration (with kids) rec?

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aliris Feb 21, 2007 01:35 PM

For my dh's 50th birthday we'll be visiting friends around Dana Point in OC (apologies if this post is in the wrong place). Can anyone recommend a delicious, possibly "interesting" restaurant, not too pricey and acceptable to food-loving puppies (aged 6 and 9)? That is, starched black-tie wouldn't work, and probably super-spicey, say, Korean, wouldn't be a perfect choice, but less formal and yet still nice, delectible options would be ideal. Near-ish to Dana Point too.

Thank you wise ones!

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  1. tony michaels RE: aliris Feb 21, 2007 02:34 PM

    You might give the Harbor Grill a try if frest seafood is of interest. How are the young ones for finer dining establishments?

    http://www.harborgrill.com/about.html

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      aliris RE: aliris Feb 22, 2007 01:04 PM

      Thanks for the idea and also the link!

      The young ones are pretty OK for finer dining establishments. With preliminary reprimands of course. Is this very staid? The website seemed a little equivocal about that?

      I wonder whether their kids' menu has any actual real fish on it? I love the Ocean Ave Seafood in SM but get really crazy that the only fish they have on the menu for kids is frozen deep-fried fish sticks. Wacky. But anyway, that style fish-place and fanciness they have no problem with. If it's kind of hushed and elegant then they might be too constrained.

      Thanks for yours and anyone else's ideas!

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        irishkevbo RE: aliris Feb 22, 2007 01:16 PM

        Go to Salt Creek Grill, great food, excellent atmosphere.

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          Oh Robin RE: aliris Feb 22, 2007 01:43 PM

          The Brig is right by Harbor Grill in Dana Point Harbor. Family-ish restaurant, reasonable, with yummy seafood & steaks. Homeade carrot cake!

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