Orange County Restaurants
3201 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Elegant dining and a friendly staff, Bandera has some of Corona Del Mar's most premium dishes. Perhaps one of the more interesting features is the slow roasted, almond wood-mesquite chicken which can be see and smelled by passerby's. The bar is centrally placed in the middle of the restaurant as friends and families dine around on the slightly elevated seating area surrounding it.
3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach, CA 90740
$$$ Top 10
Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club offers a fun atmosphere, lots of excitement, superb modern and classic Northern Italian cuisine and of course live jazz! Spaghettini is also the home of the now famous Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch. Come for lunch and try the Berkshire Pork lasagna, with broccolini, whole milk ricotta, reggiano, and homemade marinara. Or taste a dinner entrée, such as the Sliced Center Cut Sirloin Steak, with soy-ginger marinade, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Don’t leave without try a sinfully delightful dessert such as the White Chocolate Cheesecake. Try Speghettini Grill for an unforgettable and delicious experience.
361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tucked amid the beautifully landscaped grounds of Heisler Park just steps from the Pacific, the stunning location of Las Brisas in Laguna Beach is worth a trip in itself. Once you arrive, prepare to be swept away not only by the gorgeous ocean views, but by a romantic setting, gracious service, and an enticing menu of Mexican Riviara cuisine. Chef Aurelio Sanchez’s menu is a treasure trove of culinary history, with recipes culled from the 3,000 miles of Mexico’s west coast. Specialty dishes include feisty Camarones Tampiquenos, prawns sautéed in spicy chardonnay-garlic sauce, and Tostones de Tenera, veal medallions topped …
300 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
$$ Top 10 Recommended
Nestled discreetly above the intersection of PCH and Main Street in Huntington Beach, you will find Spark Woodfire Grill. Specializing in contemporary American cuisine and a California-driven wine list, Spark offers an upscale casual setting and inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean and Huntington Beach Pier. One of three Spark restaurants, the menu at the Huntington location is focused on steak, chops and seafood. Noteworthy features include the 1600 degree steak broiler which cooks meat to perfection and creates intense flavor. Also, the restaurant boasts a large heated terrace that is perfect for enjoying your meal while watching the sunset.
32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
Just seconds away from the beautiful Salt Creek Beach is the Salt Creek Grille. Slightly rural looking with beautiful trees and foliage adorning the front, Salt Creek Grille offers a variety of seafood, steak, and delicious American cuisine.The restaurant offers foods from their steamy Lobster Bisque to their savory Cheddar Cheese and Hickory Burger. Come and enjoy the upscale, yet comfortably casual dinning experience with complimentary valet and premium dishes.
780 South Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90245
$ Special Offer
Inside Plaza El Segundo, just two miles north-east of the Manhattan Beach Pier, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill provides an ideal destination for beach goers and shopaholics alike. The restaurant is open all day long, with Happy Hours between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. so anytime is the right time to stop in for some delicious California-inspired cuisine. Known for fresh-made pizza baked in an authentic woodifred oven, Sammy’s also offers a broad selection of alternatives from creative small plates known as tapas to gourmet salads, chicken, salmon, steak and pasta. The simple yet diverse menu makes finding the perfect …
540 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
In the heart of the California Rivera in Laguna Beach is a hidden treasure of great and authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. The great Greek atmosphere will certainly make your dining experience or special occasion one you will never forget!
3010 LaFayette Road, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Housed in an old canning building overlooking the Newport harbor, the Cannery is a historical landmark reminiscent of the days when Newport harbor became a hub of the fishing industry. Along with an extensive seafood selection, the menu features traditional steaks and chops, along with a sushi and raw bar. The Cannery has five different dining areas which offer stunning views, including a outdoor patio and an Asian dining room with a full Japanese menu.
3800 South Plaza Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92704
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
Antonello Ristorante serves Italian favorites to Santa Ana residents in a classy, but family friendly environment. The landscape paintings adorning the walls lend the air of vacationing in an Italian villa. Antonello Ristorante’s expansive menu features all traditional Italian courses, from antipasti through secondi. Local favorites include the antipasti Prosciutto, with slices of Italian Parma Prosciutto, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and Marinated Olives. No Italian experience is complete without the Primi, or pasta course. With options such as Ravioli Magro with Spinach, Ricotta, and San Marzano Tomatoes, Fettuccine with Porcini Mushrooms, Fresh Tomato, and Truffle Oil, as well as a Chef’s …
1870 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Sutra Lounge offers guests an unabashedly tantric culinary experience in a sensual setting. The enticing atmosphere aims to seduce diners, and the 10,000 square foot restaurant and lounge is adorned with rich colors and comfortable banquettes. From the aphrodisiac-inspired menu to the flavorful libations, Sutra promises a total dining and entertainment experience for the mind and body.
1600 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802
Theme park dining usually means overpriced, tasteless food in small portions. However, the Napa Rose located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa delivers park goers a sophisticated, delicious meal. Views of Disney’s California Adventure park can be seen through the glass windows, but no park ticket is necessary to dine here. Head chef Andrew Sutton changes the menu seasonally, providing fresh ingredients in his dishes. For appetizers, the Starter to Share consists of Large Seared Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Pork Spare Ribs with Soy Glaze, and Lemongrass Chicken Skewers. To keep the food at the right temperature, a hot …
630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Located on Lido Peninsula at the Historic former site of The Sea Shanty & Delany's, Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is your classic fish house. Specializing in Mesquite-Charbroiled seafood, house made chowders with an Oyster Bar serving raw oysters and clams on the half shell.
34471 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Gemell’s Restaurant has been serving the citizens of Dana Point fine French cuisine for over a decade. Owner and Executive Chef Byron Gemmell is one of Orange Counties culinary elite, and his namesake restaurant reflects his depth of experience and knowledge with the dishes the serves that keep guests returning time and again. Patrons rave about the Lobster Bisque, Lamb, and Chocolate Soufflé, but with a full lunch menu, and Sunday Brunch as well, the dinner menu is not the only star in Gemell’s sky. The cozy dining room is the perfect venue for a meal with that special someone, …
2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Established in 1968, 21 Oceanfront is located on the oceanfront, across from the Newport Beach Pier. The great view, exceptional seafood and excellent service make the restaurant a remarkable dining experience.
880 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Ritz offers a taste of Europe in both ambiance and cuisine, with an extensive menu and a high level of service. Open since 1977, the Ritz has consistently offered an elegant setting for patrons to linger over an exquisite meal. The acclaimed menu offers Continental cuisine including an extensive selection of steak and seafood, as well as more unique items ranging from Escargots in Crute to Bavarian Rotisserie-Roasted Duck. Impeccable service and an outstanding wine list round out an elegant dining experience at the Ritz.
860 Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Located in a converted house on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach, Cafe Zoolu is at one with the surrounding neighborhood and its residence. Located next to a local health club and only two blocks from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Café Zoolu is noted among locals for a magnificent appeal drawn from the location, the décor, and the food. Great veal chops, and world famous grilled swordfish are what have earned Café Zoolu its high regard and recognition. The cozy restaurant has only 11 tables, so reservations are mandatory for those looking to dine on the fresh seafood and …
2751 West Coast HIghway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Billy's offers a diverse menu in a beautiful relaxed Hawaiian atmosphere. Fresh fish is flown in from Kona or Maui daily. In addition, their selection of steaks definetely deserve recognition. Located in beautiful Newport Beach, Billy's has certainly established a great reputation among the locals.
10000 Crawford Canyon Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705
The Orange County Mining Co. is located in the hills, boasts a panoramic view of Orange County. In the tradition of the mining days of Silverado Canyon, the restaurant is patterned after the steak houses and saloons frequented by the prospectors of old. The Orange County mining Co. sits upon the old silver mine sites of the canyon. Relics displayed within the restaurant's interior are genuine artifacts of the mining era. The kitchen serves hearty American fare such as steaks, grilled chicken, and seafood. The full bar refreshes guests thirsts with traditional cocktails as well as bottled and draught beer …
1767 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
The Golden Truffle is a unique bistro known for its innovative fusion menu, which includes a mixture of Asian, French, Spanish, and Caribbean-influenced dishes from Chef Alan Greeley. The menu changes daily with whatever the freshest ingredients available are, but favorite items include Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad and Rosemary Roasted Spring Lamb Loin with Vegetable Soufflé and Mushroom Meat Juices. With such a wide array of dishes to choose from, The Golden Truffle keeps its clientele curious. An extensive and award winning wine list featuring French and Californian selections to compliment the exciting menu.
305 North Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92832
Located in the heart of downtown Fullerton, The Cellar is located in the basement of downtown Fullerton’s historic three-story Villa del Sol, the setting is reminiscent of the Old Europe. With a heavy-beamed ceiling, stone walls, and crystal chandeliers, the restaurant promises an intimate and romantic setting. The Old-World charm extends to the French-inspired menu, with courses such as lobster bisque and Norwegian smoked salmon. The exquisite fine dining experience is crowned by the Cellar's award-winning wine collection featuring an extensive selection of over 1400 wines.