I live in Huntington Beach so maybe I can help. What kind of restaurants is your friend interested in? Our city isn't known for many high-end restaurants but we do have some very good places to have a tasty meal. Also it isn't very far to Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Santa Ana and they have some top of the line restaurants. Let me know what kind of places your friend is interested in and I will be glad to supply names and addresses.