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Best Romantic Restaurants in Orange County

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa is part of the Mastro's Steakhouse chain. This super trendy restaurant attracts a glamorous crowd for its scrumptious steaks, delicious seafood platters, fine drinks and decadent desserts. The restaurant is styled like a supper club with a piano bar offering live entertainment and dancing nightly. Yes, it is very pricey, but then you also get great service, acclaimed food and live entertainment in a grand and vibrant atmosphere

Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

The Capital Grille is a nation wide acclaimed steakhouse and equally known for their award-winning wine list. The chain in Costa Mesa is located at South Coast Plaza, a few steps away from the Segerstrom Center For The Arts. The restaurant offers lovely dining rooms and a cozy outdoor terrace to enjoy their famous dry-aged steaks, innovative seafood dishes, and delicious wines of more than 5000 wines will garner your appreciation for this upscale steakhouse. The Capital Grille is available for private and corporate events.

Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Orange Hill Restaurant

Perched on the hills of Orange, awaits a beautiful restaurant called Orange Hill to give you an enchanting time of romance, great food and offering magical views from Orange County to Catalina Island. Their patio offers a view that will be etched forever in your memory. Set in this amazing background is the chef's creative menu with Asian, Continental and other fusion strokes such as the fresh ahi tower, hot Thai shrimp, drunken mahi mahi, Châteaubriand which is flambeed table side and prepared in a dramatic way, portobello crusted Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes, braised spinach and a mushroom vinaigrette emulsion, Filet Mignon, prime rib and New York sirloin. Weekend brunch features free flowing wine and a wide array of omelets, waffles, seafood and items from a large dessert bar. Their 'O Bar' lounge is great for cocktail dinners offering a cozy ambiance with hand blown glass chandeliers, fireplace, a customized orange piano and handmade pillows with live entertainment.

Orange, CA, United States
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Rothschild's Restaurant

Tantalizing aromas beckon you at this neighborhood gem called Rothschild's Restaurant serving wonderfully prepared Italian–Continental fare. A known landmark, the vibrant bar tables are nice for people watching and the Wine Cellar for special occasions. Rothschild's is cozy and intimate with its candlelit setting making it a hot spot for romantic occasions. The menu features homemade pastas, seasonal fresh fish, blackened lamb loin, handmade raviolis, apricot-glazed baked brie, Godiva chocolate torte and more deliciousness. Must try is the chef's daily specials that will make you raving for more. Their full bar has an extensive wine list to complement the food. Rothschild's is a delightful romantic and charming restaurant that will make your dining experience a memorable one.

Corona Del Mar, CA, United States
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Pescadou Bistro

This restaurant serves French food that everyone can sink their teeth into. The hospitality here is amazing and the decor is warm and inviting, with rich colors and soft materials used. The clientele ranges from the Newport Beach elite to Southern California trendsters. Lobster bisque, Bouillabaisse, sardines in mustard sauce, frog legs, foie gras, rack of lamb and sauteed vegetables are just some of the bistro classics you will find on this menu. Beer and wine are mostly served by the glass.

Newport Beach, CA, United States
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21 Oceanfront

Located right on the water in Dorman's Oceanfront Inn across from Newport Beach Pier, Oceanfront 21 offers the ultimate in luxury fine dining. Watch the sunset as you indulge in seafood specialties and steak dishes perfectly paired with some of the finest wines from around the world. Complete with pianist, waiters in tuxes and deep leather booths, this is continental cuisine and service at its finest – with prices to match.

Newport Beach, CA, United States
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The Cellar

Serving Fullerton and Orange County since 1962, this French restaurant is a local favorite. Located in the cellar of a shopping center, this is a romantic, charming escape for couples and intimate friends. You will be swept away by the old French decor. The clientele is chic and know good food when they taste it. French classics like roast duck, bouillabaise, rack of lamb, and beef medallions are on the menu and all are worth a try. Desserts are delightfully decadent and this is surely not the time to stick to your diet. There is a full bar and excellent wine list with bottles in every price range.

Fullerton, CA, United States
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Summit House Restaurant

Housed in an ancient English-style manor on the Fullerton hilltop, the Summit House Restaurant has charmed many for the fantastic views, hearty meals, exceptional service and romantic ambiance. With intimate dining rooms, warm firesides, a beautiful patio and luscious green surroundings, this upscale restaurant is idyllic for a romantic rendezvous or any other special occasion. Serving lunch and dinner, the contemporary American and Continental menu has some outstanding dishes to rave about, such as the prime rib, sauteed John Dory, creamed spinach, creamed corn and mouthwatering desserts. Drink in the delightful views and savor the scrumptious fare, fine drinks and get wowed every time you visit this magnificent place.

Fullerton, CA, United States
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The Vintage Steakhouse

Get ready to be charmed by this San Juan Capistrano steakhouse aptly called the The Vintage Steakhouse. Romance is in the air in this sung romantic 1927 Pullman rail car with luxurious velvety drapes, furnishings giving it a classic look of a bygone era. Enjoy train watching by their huge windows while relishing on gorgeous food or just tipple on champagne on their covered patio or the 1887 Freight House Lounge. Get tantalized by the live jazz music while having dinner, specialty drinks and wine in the lounge. Soak in the vistas of the lovely Los Rios District with its two centuries old brick houses cuddled in bougainvilleas and willow trees. The innovative menu created by an award winning chef is flavorsome and sublime. The Vintage will just transport you in the heavenly realms of culinary delights. All aboard for a an outstanding dining experience!

San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States
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