Between West Hollywood and Temecula!
I have a really good friend that lives in Temecula - I live in West Hollywood - we meet about once a year somewhere that's equidistant ......
That usually leads to a shopping center in Rancho Cucamonga - not too thrilling!
Any ideas? Just needs to be freeway friendly from any adjacent freeway!
Any decent food will be an improvement.
Back Abbey in Claremont. Great burgers and beers.
Aruffo's in Claremont. Yummy Italian food...and handmade raviolis.
Drinks at Hotel Casa 425 are delish and super trendy...reminds you of a great lounge in the city. Great during the warm months because of the courtyard.
The Village area has shops, so it would be fun to do a walk around after dinner or lunch. I've never been, but Viva Madrid is supposed to have great Spanish tapas, too.
225 Yale Ave Ste B, Claremont, CA 91711
Hotel Casa 425
425 West First Street, Claremont, CA
The Back Abbey
128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Aruffo's Italian Cuisine
126 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
For steak and maybe some Jazz, New York Grill at Ontario Mills, just off the i-15, or for better steak, Sycamore Inn on Foothill on the boarder or Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. Owen's Bistro, about a mile and half south of the 60, just off of Central Avenue in Chino for patio dining and some artfully crafted food.
5210 D St, Chino, CA 91710
New York Grill
950 Ontario Mills Dr, Ontario, CA 91764
8318 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Although these recommendations will be farther in terms of miles for your friend in Temecula, they should both yield pretty similar drive times (as you are going to be on the more crowded stretches of the Freeway system going south from WeHo).
Mariscos Puerto Esperanza in Orange and Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills are both excellent and fairly inexpensive places.
Break of Dawn
24351 Avenida De La Carlota Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Mariscos Puerto Esperanza
1724 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865