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.
Located in the secluded suburb of Chino Hills, this pub offers American comfort food and stellar drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chino Hills Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant where the whole family can gather. Craft beers and superb cocktails are behind the bar while the kitchen serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, signature dishes as well as a kid's menu. Sunday brunch is from 9a to 1p and it features bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Nick's San Clemente's is nestled in the heart of downtown San Clemente and is a great place to have hangout with friends whether it's for cocktails by the fireside or lunch or dinner in their gorgeous dining room. The interiors will warm you with their wood and stone decor highlighted by lovely lighting, giving it a cozy look. Nick's only use natural and organic produces in their food and the well thought menu comprises of sandwiches, steaks, salads, seafood, and handcrafted beverages. The restaurant's cuisine is combination of the traditional and contemporary cooking that has resulted in the creation of some great food. Their full bar features an impressive wine list and unique cocktails.
This is a great restaurant with a delicious menu of Cuban dishes in a Latin setting. The restaurant feels like a little cafe in Havana. This is a great little spot where the food is good and the atmosphere is friendly. Much of the clientele consists of professionals who work in the area. The menu features Nueva Latina fare (not simply Cuban) since it is also inspired by South American cooking. The tamales, spicy seafood dishes, and marinated pork are excellent. There is a full bar plus a pretty good wine list.
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.
Cream Pan is a family-friendly restaurant that is known for its baked items, especially croissants and breads. It also sells sweets at various shops across California. Children and adults alike can relish croissants in varieties like plain butter, almond, banana, blueberry and strawberry. The menu also features croquette and turkey avocado sandwiches, pork katsu curry and sushi platters. Seated in the charming interiors, enjoy desserts like cream puff, pear tart, mango cheesecake and Boston cream donut. And if you can't get enough of the confectioneries, hire their catering services for your next party.
Located in a restored Victorian home, this restaurant serves luncheon and classic high tea. There are four dining rooms and a tea garden in front. The in-house art gallery features artwork by owner, Audrey Heredia. Meals are made with organic vegetables grown in the garden. The menu changes depending on the season, and includes salads, soups, sandwiches, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, shepherd's pie, pot roast, Cornish game hens and more. There is a full bar and a good selection of wine. No matter when you plan to come, it is a good idea to call first, as hours are subject to change anytime.
One of the most popular seafood restaurants's in Irvine, The Kickin Crab is where you can dig into a large plate full of spicy crab delicacies while taking your taste buds on a flavorsome adventure to cherish for a long time. Not only do they serve crabs, they also prepare some really delicious Cajun and Creole-style shrimp, oysters, and calamari as well. Go for the Coconut Snail if you wish to try something truly unique.
Tokyo Table in Irvine is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a chic and urban ambiance. The extensive menu is a mix of traditional Japanese dishes and other ethnic influences. It's not only about sushi and teriyaki, here you will find diverse family style dishes such as Fresh Homemade Tofu, Mochi Cheese Gratin, Sushi Pizza, Chicken Kaarage and Ishiyaki style sizzling dishes made at your table side and more. The tastefully done lounge and patio offers cocktail specials, martinis, traditional and innovative creations of sake and soju. Affordable and revolutionizing the Japanese dining, it is the ideal place to celebrate and gather with friends and family.
Taco Rosa is a gourmet Mexican restaurant in Irvine serving a wide array of award-winning dishes from across Mexico. A beautiful blend of the traditional and the contemporary, Taco brings the best of Mexico. Using only natural, grass fed beef and fresh wild sea bass in their steaks, fajitas, enchiladas, salads, tostadas and ceviches, they have created a distinct flavor in their dishes that you can only associate with them. Everything is handmade and from scratch, giving their food and drinks such as fresh fruit margaritas, sangrias, mojitos and martinis, a delightful freshness and flavor. Must try's are the Blackened Chicken Taco, Carne Asada Taco, whole wheat tortilla and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Alfresco dining at the patio is also available.