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.
Part of the upscale Mastro's steakhouse chains, Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach exudes charisma with dramatic interiors, many dining options and a vibrant piano bar lounge. Starting with the Mastro Room & Patio which is an elegant dining room with a beautiful of the ocean and a fire pit patio is ideal for private parties or special occasions, moving onto the Catalina Room, this is a semi private room opposite to the courtyard and overseeing the ocean. Finally the main dining room called the Lighthouse Room & Patio, with operable angular windows and an enclosed patio with magnificent ocean-view of the Great Pacific is an absolute divine setting for your dining. The la carte menu features mostly seafood such as the Seared Ahi Tuna, Boston Clam Chowder, Irish Salmon, Chilean Seabass Ponzu and more. With nightly dancing and live entertainment in the Piano Bar, gorgeous food, breathtaking views and delectable drinks, Mastro's is worth your money.
People flock to this place not only for the food, but also for the beautiful decor, which includes art displays that change on a regular basis featuring both local and international artists with everything from classical paintings to photography. There is often live jazz to be heard as well. The menu changes on a regular basis, depending on the season or the whim of chef Paul Gstein. The menu has some great seafood, pizza with creative toppings and chicken. There is also a separate menu filled with excellent tapas options. The wine list is extensive and includes bottles in every price range.
Caspian Restaurant in Irvine appears to be an oasis as you approach the palm tree lined, twinkle light illuminated entrance of this restaurant. The menu features authentic Persian dishes, from the familiar like hummus and kabob to the less familiar like fesenjan and addas polo. Caspian is not only about the food, however, but the whole experience. Enjoy traditional Persian entertainment in the form of belly-dancers who come twirl around the dining room during evenings. When you are done with your meal, step into the hookah lounge and experience another part of Persian culture.
Darya Restaurant is a Persian restaurant with an opulent decor that has beautifully lit chandeliers, a lovely balcony, a cherrywood bar with a mirror and gorgeous food. Whether it is a boneless lamb kebab, chicken koobideh with jasmine rice, Persian stews, decadent desserts like pear chocolate torte or apricot mousse cake or any of the alluring dishes from the menu, it is just delectable. Their full service bar offers an extensive wine list from both international and domestic brands, customized cocktails and beer. Darya is a great place to host private and corporate events. They have live piano music every Friday and Saturday night for their diners entertainment.
Chapter One: The Modern Local is part of a larger revitalization of cities around the L.A. basin, where the emphasis is on energizing downtown businesses in core areas. In Santa Ana, this particular restaurant mixes innovation, ideals, community and history. Celebrating all things local, the farm-to-table, seasonal menu adheres to sustainability which makes the simple, yet flavorful ingredients stand on their own. The craft libations, from beer to cocktails are excellent, and if you arrive late, the kitchen stays open until midnight.
All the dishes at Romeo Cucina are the perfect temperature and flavor. Everything is either low-carb or regular diet carb. After spreading the incredibly flavorful Tapenade on the warm bread, an entrée seems almost superfluous. Yet, Lasagnette Graziella and Capellini del Padrino are just a couple of the pasta dishes that should not be missed. Pizza lovers should try their Ai Formaggi. If you enjoy a modern twist of piano play, check with the restaurant for the schedule. - Hoiyin Ip
This steakhouse with an Italian twist serves up live jazz and salsa on the side. The live music ranges from jazz to salsa to disco and despite your full stomach from the hearty steaks, you'll still be unable to resist the urge to get up and dance. This restaurant was designed to look like a Tuscan villa. If you like steak you've come to the right place. All of the food is done in an Italian/Tuscan style, which means it's flavorful and colorful. You can also order pasta or fish. Full bar and wine list are also available.
Harborside Restaurant at the Balboa Pavilion, is a sophisticated dining option in the Newport Harbor area. Reasonably priced lunch buffets with fixed menu of Fresh Fruit Platter, Penne Pasta with Chicken and Vegetables with Tomato Cream Sauce, Sandwiches and Potato or Pasta Salads. Chicken or Meat Entrées are offered for dinner. A la Carte menu is available as well and an extensive list of rich desserts to top it all. Sparkling wines and 'Heitz Cellar Winemaker Dinner' menus are also available. The Grand Ballroom is a royal venue, that has hosted a number of events and is an ideal banquet option.