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Jul 31, 2011 10:57 AM

Help - need place between Santa Monica and Newport Beach to meet

I'm meeting a friend late this afternoon. He's staying in Santa Monica, I'm in Newport Beach, and we want to split the distance and meet somewhere in the middle. I never get off the freeway between LA and OC, though, so don't know anyplace good. He's an Aston-Martin driving, mansion-living, Dolce & Gabanna-wearing foodie, and won't step into anyplace that isn't first-rate. We could drive into beach cities if there isn't anything at a convenient 405 exit (ha!). APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL HELP!!! Meeting about 3pm today, Sunday.

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  1. How about Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach?

    Beachwood BBQ
    131 1/2 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Thanks for the tip. Great looking menu! But definitely too down-home for him. His body is a pristine temple of chicken and fish.

    2. Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes, Beautiful views on the cliffs In Palos Verdes, near Trump's Golf Coarse.

      Terranea Resort
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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      1. re: JEN10

        Now that's just his style. Thanks!