Looking for "Atmosphere!" within ~15miles of Anaheim
As Sebastian Maniscalco would say, "Atmosphere!" =)
An old friend is coming to town, and she's staying in Anaheim. What's a good place to get get a drink, something to eat, and have a good conversation with a group of ~4? Budget: under $50ish each, please =) Any cuisine is fine, looking for options. Thanks!
What kind of "atmospheeeere!" are you looking for?
If you're 45-year-old women, I would steer you to someplace like Gabbi's or Citrus City Grille in the Orange Circle. If you're pub types, I concur with the Olde Ship. If you're beach types, I'd send you to Cucina Alessa in Huntington Beach. If you're small-plates snackies, k'ya in Anaheim. If you're more about a Japanese pub, try Honda-Ya in Tustin. If you're into the whole 50's-look thing, definitely Park Ave. in Stanton. If you're Harley-riding gearheads, Original Mike's in Santa Ana.
When my cousin was attending a convention in Anaheim -- she's in the food business -- I researched the heck out of restaurants and came up with Park Ave. in Stanton. We had a delicious meal and a great time. It's a chophouse with a Frank Sinatra-50s atmosphere. Very cool spot in an area otherwise lacking in decent restaurants, as far as I could tell. S. Irene Virbila reviewed it a month ago and gave it high marks.