Continue your dreamy vacation at Downtown Disney with a visit to Catal. Fine Mediterranean cuisine served here has hints from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Get into the groove with paella a la Valencia, duck leg confit and spinach tortellini. The bar serves innovative, themed drinks, tapas, sandwiches and salads. And if you feel like it, you can request a table outdoors. The management announces events seasonally.
Perched on the beautiful hilltop inside the uber cool Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill offers you panoramic views of the golf greens and the wide blue Pacific ocean. A delicious farm to table menu highlighting the wood fire stove with specialties like wood-roasted chicken, New York steak and fries, salmon served with shiitake-ginger vinaigrette, and the scallop and shrimp duo. Or try the gourmet pizzas and the signature spicy tortilla soup with shredded chicken, cotija cheese and avocado puree. All these wonderful creations you can see being made in their open kitchen or just head to their chic lounge and catch the game on two huge screens. Pelican also offers an outstanding alfresco dining on their heated terrace with an ocean-view. Unwind with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list and groove to the live band music every Thursday through Saturday.
Brussels Bistro brings a bit of Belgium to Laguna Beach. Sample traditional dishes like Belgian fries, stuffed crepes, cheese croquettes, North Sea Shrimp and more. And what would a Belgian restaurant be without beer? A wide variety of bottled and draught brews are offered, including favorites such as Hoegaarden and Chimay.
Tangaroa Terrace is a casual family restaurant located near the world-famous Disneyland Hotel. The restaurant is similar to the nearby Enchanted Tiki Room by the fact that they both follow an island theme, complete with torch lights and tikis. The menu is full of tropical dishes inspired by the South Pacific kitchen, but you will still find classic American food like burgers and fries. Tangaroa Terrace also serves breakfast with classic items like French toast, pancakes and eggs. Additionally as with most restaurants around Downtown Disney, the kids will ultimately be enthralled with the atmosphere.
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.
Serving farm to table, organic food is the motto of this cool California bistro called Nirvana Grille. Nestled in the heart of Laguna Beach, the restaurant offers various dining options from their lovely patio, beautiful rooftop or cozy dining room. The menu changes with the season and some of their signatures are the Pistachio Crusted Chilean Sea Bass and Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon. They have carefully thought vegan, gluten-free and kids menu as well. Enjoy a cocktail or wine from their fully stocked bar. At Nirvana, you will surely get food that so sublime, that you will attain culinary Nirvana!
This is one of Anaheim's best-known and admired Italian restaurants. Owner Bruno Serato, from Verona, and chef David Libby, serve up delicious northern Italian cuisine. The building is an attraction in itself and it's an excellent place to hold weddings, anniversaries, retirement parties or any other type of event for that matter. The dishes are named after Italian celebrities and fashion designers, such as Versace Whitefish and Dolce & Gabbana Sand Dabs. Thankfully, all of these dishes have as much style and taste as their namesakes, so whatever you choose, you are sure to be satisfied.
Tortilla Jo's is divided into three distinctive zones - the restaurant, where Mexican cuisine is served; the Taqueria, which serves people in search of a quick meal; and, the Cantina which provides more than 100 varieties of tequila. It is located in Downtown Disney, so you can rest assured that you won't escape the crowds. On the menu, the Yucatan Chicken, Carne Machaca and grilled chicken are decent selections, especially since it is still considered theme park cuisine.
Open through the day, the Watertable offers diners a diverse range of dining experiences within its country-chic walls. Effortlessly transitioning from breakfast to after-hours drinks, the resto-bar is casual, yet classy with a diverse menu offering up a delightful variety of options like the signature gourmet mason jar appetizers with options like Salbitxada Spread and the Pickled Eggplant Fennel Spread, good for sharing over one of their signature cocktails or beer-tails. Besides which, they also serve innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Lunch is a simpler affair with options like Deconstructed Cobb and Chilled Avocado Gazpacho while dinner offers choices like the Maple Leaf Duck Breast and Grilled Veal T-Bone. A nice place to enjoy a meal with family or friends, the menu has plenty of options to share over one of their large communal style tables. Those looking for a quiet dinner can find a seat in one of the more private alcoves tucked away through the restaurant. Kids menus are available as well. For reservations, call the restaurant.