Located right on the sand of Crystal Cove, the Beachcomber operates in one of the historic cottages, and features seafood and mixed drinks. The quality of the food and the service is best proved by its popularity: the wait is often two hours, and limited reservations are accepted only on-line. However, a little planning can make the wait hassle free: make the Beachcomber reception the first stop at Crystal Cove, drop in your name and number, then go explore the beach until being called. Don't have 2 hours? Come for an early breakfast – sipping a cup of coffee on the sun deck while looking out at Santa Catalina Island. A perfect way to start your day.
At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
When most hear about Northern Indian cuisine, the taste of the Tandoor oven comes to mind. And when the name of a restaurant mentions Bombay, you know the clay oven reigns supreme. From quail to lobster and everything in-between, Ontario diners consider these Tandoori specialties to be some of the best in town. However, vegetarians should not worry since most of the items on the menu still respect the Hindu doctrine of Ahimsa, or non-violence to animals for those who don't eat meat. In fact, the menu has a special section for followers of Jainism which follows strict vegetarian principles. Overall, one of the best places to find authentic Northern specialties that will please everyone in your party.
Located in the secluded suburb of Chino Hills, this pub offers American comfort food and stellar drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chino Hills Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant where the whole family can gather. Craft beers and superb cocktails are behind the bar while the kitchen serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, signature dishes as well as a kid's menu. Sunday brunch is from 9a to 1p and it features bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
The House of Blues at Anaheim is the place for astounding live music and superb southern cuisine! It is heaven to all music lovers from Rock n' Roll, Punk, Alternative, Rap, Country, to Classical you can find any genre of music here. Alongside with their love for music comes their passion for food. One can find delicious traditional southern favorites such as BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Creole Jambalaya to their own unique creation like Voodoo Shrimp. The House of Blues is the destination for diversity, culture, music, and fine cuisine.
Located in the historic heart of Anaheim, Healthy Junk is exactly what its name implies, a place to eat with well-being in mind, but gluttony in your heart. For example, the egg salad sandwich uses crumbled tofu to emulate the eggs, and the result is impressive. As with most vegetarian restaurants, faux meats like Tempeh, Saitan, Tofu et.al., replace the traditional ones, however the veggie burgers like the Anaheim Chili or Portabello are superb. Plus, not only do they taste good, they aren't packed with artery clogging cholesterol. Additionally, the kitchen has other options which include salads, snacks, sweets and a Tex-Mex menu.
Pour Vida is a play on words that roughly translates to 'forever' in Spanish and once you try some of the dishes here, you will probably remember why its named that way. Chef Jimmy fuses Puerto Rican and Mexican flavors, just as he learned throughout his heritage. The tacos like the Pineapple Skirt Steak or Mango Pork meld Caribbean freshness with the rustic flavors of inland Mexico, and both tacos just melt in your mouth. The seafood and veggie tacos are just as impressive; try the Tempura Oyster or Heirloom Tomato & Burrata, they are definitely something you don't see at your run-of-the-mill taqueria. Moreover, the drink menu features juices from their annex shop as well as local, craft beer.
ADYA, located in Anaheim's Meat-packing district, serves up a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian dishes. Bright and casual, the outdoor patio is a great place for a relaxed evening out with family or friends. The menu offers a diverse choice of options from snacks to mains like spicy bhel puri, lamb seekh kebab, chicken tikka roll, dal makhni and curries. Thalis or set meals are available with an additional USD4 with a main for a filling, complete meal. Wash it all down with a choice of sweet or savory Indian beverages like a mango-mint lassi or a chilled glass of wine or beer. For more details, visit the website.
At the Anaheim Packing District, there is no shortage of superb places to visit when you're hungry. Whether you are here for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, a stop at Pandor is more than just a search for amazing baked goods. Have a look at the Quiche menu and you'll be hard pressed to choose between the Lorraine made with leeks, bacon and cheese or the Florentine made with Parmesan, spinach and shallots. The sandwiches and panini are packed with healthy, organic ingredients and the selections vary from ones made with Merguez lamb to a Cuban made with turkey. Crepes and salads round out the menu and if you can't make it here, the boulangerie has two other locations, one in Newport Beach and the other in Long Beach.
Waffles are hardly ever served at breakfast with a pint of beer, however at this spot located in the Anaheim Packing District, they are downright essential. The waffle menu is called the 'Mad Batter' and it features several signature choices while the beers on tap present the best of O.C. breweries. From Noble Brewing and the Bruery to Bottle Logic and Phantom Ales, some of these beers arrive from just down the street. Another superb characteristic of the Iron Press is its location, because the Anaheim Packing District is one of the city's highlights.
For all your hot pot desires, look no further than the Rolling Boil located in the historic Anaheim Packing District. First you start with the protein (chicken, steak, pork, salmon, etc.), then you add a broth and some sauces. You cook the meats or veggies yourself and mix different types as well. The broth selections include miso, sukiyaki, Thai coconut, spicy Szechuan, savory veggie or a 50/50 mix of two. Sides include dumplings, fried rice, chicken wings and fluffy onion pancakes while almost all of the wine, beer and liquor hails from Asia.