I have found this is a good place to meet a client for a meal. It is about four blocks from my Bakersfield office, also on Truxtun. This restaurant is not too noisy, can be semi-private, and the lighting is decent.
Sometimes it is important to just sit and listen to what the client has to say for an extended period time. Under these circumstances I learn a lot of the client’s prospective. I also learn what is needed to prove the case. Finally, listening to the client’s emphasis often reveals the theme of the case. Having a theme is very important in trial.