I can see the ambiance at Addison being preferred by some who are celebrating a special occasion. It feels more “traditional fine dining,” and the service was better at Addison. The food at both was pretty good, though nothing destination worthy or super impressive for me. Maybe I didn’t get the best foot forward at George’s at the Cove California Modern, though it was tasty enough, and perhaps their talked-about “TBL3” experience is better. The purple couches were a little off putting, and for “coastal Californian” so to speak, I think Aubergine in Carmel (yes, way up the coast unfortunately) has been more of go-to for me on such celebratory weekends (and make sure to hit Revival Ice Cream in Monterey ~15 mins away). Sorry, I’m diverging - but between Addison and George’s at the Cove, I don’t have a strong opinion either way. If one is looking for QPR of the food, I didn’t think highly of Addison, especially relative to what else California has - but in the area, it was a nice enough night. Given the price and grandiosity of the room, one might expect more from the food. However, please note that I’m going off single visits of both Addison and George’s; maybe repeat visits would convince me which is a better restaurant for the occasion.
Bottom line is both were fine, so ambiance, price, and convenience might be the factors to decide between these (if these are in fact the two you’re considering…I don’t know of any other restaurants nearby that might fit).