I'm planning a surprise 40th birthday dinner for a friend in Thousand Oaks. I live outside the area and am looking for recommendations for a restaurant for dinner, a bar for afterwards, and a bakery to get a birthday cake.
For dinner, we will be a group of 10-15, including two small children. Mexican, American, or Italian cuisine preferred. Up to $40/person. Would like something special, but relatively laid back. Any recommendations appreciated.