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.
The exterior of the building is a reproduction of Ye Olde Bell, England's oldest Inn located in Hurley-on-Thames, not far from London. The decor resembles an English tavern to match the outside, and the waitresses are dressed in super-sexy outfits straight out of a movie about Merrie Olde England. The clientele is varied and comes to enjoy the good, hearty meat dishes and the interesting atmosphere. The specialties here are roast prime ribs of beef, rack of lamb, duck, veal and fresh seafood. There is a full bar and an award-winning wine list with bottles in every price range.
La Cave has been thriving for 50 years, opened on Valentine's day in 1962. This subterranean gem has been popular for its fine steaks and seafood, vibrant lounge with live music, DJs, dancing and more. So it doesn’t matter if its a dimly lit cellar because it is great escapade from the daily grind to dine and unwind. Here's to La Cave, uncork the bubbly!
Studio is located within the Montage Resort & Spa. It offers you a delectable French menu blended with Californian influences. Chef Craig Strong ensures that all the seasonal ingredients put to use, are of the finest quality, with splendid wines for company. The A la Carte menu changes daily, but the attention to every aspect of the dish, exquisite pairings of flavors and beautiful presentation remains constant. If you're in the mood to splurge, the Tasting Menu offers a variety of signature dishes, and allows you the opportunity to sample the best on offer. Attention is given to details and services are personalized. So, sit back and enjoy your meal while taking in the panoramic Pacific coastline. A perfect place for a romantic dinner with breathtaking views of the sunset over the ocean.
This restaurant provides a unique dining experience in a 1930's Spanish home. It opened in 1972 and has continued to receive many awards including the "Best of Excellence" from Wine Spectator.The prix-fixe menu starts first with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the wine cellar. Then guests are seated in the dining room for appetizers followed by either fish or fowl and a salad. Next there is an intermission during which guests meet the owner and chef Michael Phillipi. You get to take a tour of his kitchen and a stroll on the patio and art gallery before returning to your table. The main course might comprise of Beef Wellington, Cote de Boeuf, prawns with champagne beurre blanc, sirloin of lamb or duckling with sundried cherry sauce, depending on the day of the week. Plan in advance, as dinner is by reservation only. Your dinner experience will last around three and a half hours. Reservations for weekend dinners must be made approximately four weeks in advance, while a weekday reservation can be made about a week in advance.
Experience an exclusive culinary treat from the wide selection of Californian cuisine at this fine dining restaurant. Nothing compares to the tantalizing array of delicacies served here. Dine on a variety of prime steaks, salads, pizzas and seafood along with a select wine from its extensive wine list. Don't forget to visit the 800-square-foot (73-square-meter) climate controlled wine cellar, which can store up to 5000 bottles of wine and champagne. The restaurant can host private events in its private dining room and its open air patio.
Shabu Shabu, one of the most popular Japanese eateries in Santa Ana, is also rumored to feature a fantastic and impressive sake collection. Located on 17th Street, the charming restaurant, done up with deep reds and oriental elements, welcomes and usually caters to large groups and families. The food menu, on the other hand, is built around the shabu shabu-style (Japanese hotpot) of cooking where the diners choose a main ingredient, usually a meat, and cook it in boiling water along with various other herbs, condiments and spices - the result is a truly delicious, exotic meal that the entire family create and can enjoy together! Although meat and poultry preparations such as kobe beef and rib-eye shabu shabu are highly recommended, their vegan and vegetarian selections are quite delectable as well. Don't forget to complement this wonderful meal, with one of their sake drinks; take the help the courteous waitstaff if necessary - they'll be happy to help!
Ruth's Chris Steak House is where you go when you want a good thick steak—cooked the American way in a comfortable and sophisticated environment. It also has a separate bar, decor features a elegant dark wooded finish with booths. The steaks here are highly recommended, although the menu does cater to the likes of chicken, pork and seafood. Very pricey but quite worth the service and quality.
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.
Located within the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge exudes a quiet elegance and classic charm. The menu is Nouveau American, presented flawlessly and with attention to detail; each plate is a true work of art. Focusing on the freshest seasonal flavors and ingredients, the restaurant offers a pre-show menu and a five course tasting menu. On performance nights and matinees, stop by for an elegant dinner and drink between Tuesday to Saturday from 5–8:30PM, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Don't miss out on their delicious hand-crafted cocktails, a nice place to unwind before watching the show. For reservations, give them a call. Timings and menus routinely change, so it's a good idea to confirm before hand.
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