Me and a co-worker are headed out to the Irvine/LA area in a few weeks on company business. Could anyone give a few suggestions on some decent, not-outrageously-pricey restaurants? We're budgeted about $40 for each dinner, so we're thinking of keeping it a bit cheaper and then splurging a bit on one meal somewhere.
I would like to hit a few microbreweries, but I need to keep in mind that my coworker isn't really a beer drinker, so having a good menu/atmosphere is kinda important. So any restaurants, pubs, and brewpubs you can recommend with these in mind would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance