Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
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.
At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
When most hear about Northern Indian cuisine, the taste of the Tandoor oven comes to mind. And when the name of a restaurant mentions Bombay, you know the clay oven reigns supreme. From quail to lobster and everything in-between, Ontario diners consider these Tandoori specialties to be some of the best in town. However, vegetarians should not worry since most of the items on the menu still respect the Hindu doctrine of Ahimsa, or non-violence to animals for those who don't eat meat. In fact, the menu has a special section for followers of Jainism which follows strict vegetarian principles. Overall, one of the best places to find authentic Northern specialties that will please everyone in your party.
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.
Steak lovers, fans of shrimp and lobster - as well as folks addicted to British bangers and mash - visit here regularly. Prime rib and fish and chips are also on the menu. British memorabilia and souvenirs are used for decoration. On some nights, a live band performs. There's even an opportunity to sing with others at the bar on Tuesdays. Afternoon tea is served on most days for those who like to recall the finer habits of the British. There is a full bar and over a dozen draught beers from which to choose.
Serving Fullerton and Orange County since 1962, this French restaurant is a local favorite. Located in the cellar of a shopping center, this is a romantic, charming escape for couples and intimate friends. You will be swept away by the old French decor. The clientele is chic and know good food when they taste it. French classics like roast duck, bouillabaise, rack of lamb, and beef medallions are on the menu and all are worth a try. Desserts are delightfully decadent and this is surely not the time to stick to your diet. There is a full bar and excellent wine list with bottles in every price range.
This charming little cafe and coffee shop offers a delicious selection of organic coffee and tea, alongside artisanal pastries, cakes and cookies. Prepared as you like it, fresh and with a dollop of good cheer, every drink on the menu is a flurry of flavor. The ambiance is relaxed, perfect for a quick cup of coffee, an afternoon with your laptop or even a leisurely bite to eat with friends. The cafe also hosts live performances by local bands, and open mic nights for singers, musicians and poets. The next time you find yourself craving a good cup of coffee and a sweet treat, stop by Fullerton's beloved Night Owl.