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.
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.
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.
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.
Harbor Grill is an award winning seafood restaurant located in the center of the magnificent Dana Point Harbor serving wide array of fresh seafood. The cuisine is a fusion of Southwestern, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Cajun and Mediterranean style cooking, culminating in flavorful, wonderful dishes. The reasonably priced restaurant serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Champagne Breakfast and is also known for their warm hospitality. A local hotspot, you can enjoy dining in their intimate dining room or their herb garden terrace with beautiful views of the harbor sails, you will feel as if you have all the leisure time in the world while listening to the pianist work his magical hands on the piano. Ah blissful, to polish off delightful seafood fare paired with fine drinks and listening to soothing music while relishing the lovely vista!
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.
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.
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.