Help with Beach Cities Birthday Dinner
I'm looking for a place to take my mom for her birthday in one of the beach areas (Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Redondo, Hermosa, Manhattan, etc.). She'd really like Northern Italian or Mexican, but would also consider American/contemporary/seafood. Water views would be a plus but not a requirement...the food is most important, as we can always grab a drink overlooking the water before dinner. We'd like to spend no more than $50 for the two of us, without alcohol and before tax/tip (i.e. looking for a place with entrees in the $15-20 range or less)...we typically share one appetizer, two entrees, and maybe a dessert.
Any great restaurants come to mind for places that fit these criteria? All suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Fisherman's Wharf Redondo Beach theres-
Tony's on the Pier - Seafood
Kincaids Bay House- Seafood/ Steak
Mangiamo Ristoante - Itallian / Steak
128 Manhattan Bch Blvd, Manhattan Bch
I just had a post card from the Chart House about their new 3 course special for $29.95. They have locations in Redondo Beach, Marina Del Rey and right on the ocean in Malibu at Topanga Cyn and PCH. So that would put you over your budget by $10, but it's a pretty good deal when you contrast it to what you would pay ala carte.
Bottle Inn, Hermosa Beach. Sit on the patio for an ocean view, good Italian. Darren's in Manhattan Beach is also fantastic, but stick to the bar menu for your price point.