Okay, an update. My friend can't eat Mexican food and is not thrilled with a ladies' luncheon place (he is male and Brad will be there, too, so ladies' lunching was immediately ruled out
). He suggested we go to The Brig Restaurant
at the Dana Point Harbor. Not your most haute cuisine, but looks like a nice selection, and any restaurant that says, "Pirates and Friendly Dogs Welcome" is great, in my book!
Thank you all for your suggestions, and maybe I can sneak in a visit to one or more of the other restaurants, if we "happen" to be around that area at mealtime...
I am very intrigued by the Ramos House...