In laws going to Dana point, Need great French
L'Hirondelle is a nice suggestion.
Also right in the harbor is Gemmell's-- another family run French place.
www.gemmellsrestaurant.com Prices at either are probably pretty close.
Neither spot will deliver a "great French meal" but either can do a swell job of creditable French at a fair price.
L'H's rabbit is top notch -- if they like that sort of entree. I think Gemmell's excels with fish, myself.