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Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar heightens the dining experience with it farm to table Californian cuisine in Orange County. Nestled in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa, the seasonal, creative menu is an ode to culinary brilliance, featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant lures you to experience its outstanding cuisine and sophisticated setting. Silver Trumpet is the perfect pre or post-show prix fixe treats, great lunch spot, or late-night cocktail hub. The restaurant's outdoor dining terrace has breathtaking views of the property's great lake and gardens. The bar offers a creative cocktail program, wines from the globe and fine selection of craft beers. You will surely trumpet about the lovely dining experience you had here.
Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, as the name suggests, serves quality seafood and sushi too. The Bass Ale-battered fish & chips, Dungeness crab melt sandwich and assorted sushi platter will leave you craving for more. You can have wine by the glass or the bottle while you can dine al fresco. For those who want a bit of adventure in every walk of life, including their meal, the eatery organizes "helicopter private dining" and 'Duffy boat dining.' Banquet facilities, catering for parties and meetings are also available.
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.
Ruby's Shake Shack has been around since the 1940's. It is a little hidden from the road, but the crowd of vehicles parked in front makes it easily visible. As the name implies, the shack is about milkshakes, and it's originally famous for the date shake, which is so thick it makes a straw practically useless. The best part of the Shake Shack, though, is their outdoor benches. Although rustic, these benches on the bluff top of a secluded area provide the best spot for sunset watching.
Sandy's Beach Grill in Huntington Beach offers expansive views of the ocean and offers Californian cuisine without breaking the bank. The lunch and dinner menus present seafood, steak, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches and appetizers like their fabulous Dungeness Crab Cake or delectable Gilroy Garlic Fried Green Beans. Their full bar has a good selection of cocktails, draft beers and California wines by the glass. Whether it is dining inside in their beach inspired dining room or their huge outdoor patio, Sandy's is always inviting, especially during sunset.
Cedar Creek Inn - Brea is known for their delicious American cuisine and cocktails set in an lovely artisan style restaurant. Their menu features steaks, chops, Ahi sandwiches, salads and rich desserts, though the must try's are the rack of lamb and Monte Cristo Sandwich. The restaurant has a cozy and romantic touch to it with its indoor fireplace, high ceilings and outdoor fire pit patio. Get entertained by live music every other day and relish the brunch, lunch and dinner menus along with the fine drinks from the full service bar. Cedar Creek Inn is a great place for outdoor dining and for special occasions.
With a name that means "the swallows," this romantic restaurant serves the finest of French and Belgian cuisine. Diners eat inside and enjoy the French countryside decor, or take in the fresh air on the patio. The house specialty is Poulet Marie Antoinette, a chicken breast with French cream sauce. Other delicious dishes include herb chicken, half roast duckling, veal medallions or peppercorn duck. One of the fine Belgian wines will complement your meal.