Hey, my name's Beth and I just joined the group. I will be moving back to OC in Apr/May next year (currently stuck in hated Ohio since 2005). My new boyfriend is in Irvine, and that's where we went to h.s. together in the late '80s.
I'm visiting him in July for a long weekend, and want to know of seaside/seaview eateries for our romantic dinner night for that Saturday. Any suggestions? I don't want it to be fancy, so more casual places are just fine. To me it's location & vibe over fancy menu items. I know that most places with great views have pricier fare, but I'd be equally happy with a hole-in-the-wall dive serving mostly locals. I'd rather the meals be more in the $12-18 entree price range.
Any ideas? I'll open the search up from Manhattan Beach down to San Clemente. Thanks!