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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for a dark, trendy bar and an amazing gourmet burger in one place, then 25 Degrees is it. Enter 25 Degrees and grab a seat at the large bar or at one of the tables and dive in to the menu. Four signature burgers come loaded with toppings like caramelized onions, Burrata, pesto, green chili and more. If you're not in the mood for one of those, they have an option to build your own custom burger with their 14 different options each of toppings, sauces and cheeses. They also offer some equally decadent non-burger sandwich options like the Sonoran Bobak Hot Dog which is a bacon-wrapped hot dog with caramelized onion, tomato, pinto beans, onion, green chili, queso fresco, mustard and garlic aioli. Try a shake, either with or without alcohol, or beer from the tap to pair with your meal.
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.
This is Orange County's favorite spot for authentic soul food. It is a small space packed with a lot of punch. Get ready to taste some of the best, most down-home food of your life, all while enjoying the live jazz and blues and a great decor. The clientele is varied, but most everyone is relaxed and open to new tastes and new friends. Southern soul food rules here; your palate will be blown away by soul meatloaf, Cajun gumbo, shrimp Creole, soul burgers with garlic mustard sauce, chicken-sausage gumbo, blackened fish, fried chicken, and more.
A far cry from your regular seafood shack, Slapfish is bright and cheerful seafood shack with a menu to please any seafood lover. Emphasizing on sustainably sourced, quality ingredients, Slapfish keeps it simple, offering diners a no-fuss, fast-paced casual dining experience. With a few indoor seats, the shack makes perfect use of its oceanfront setting and has plenty of outdoor seating. A great place for a casual lunch or a bite to go, tuck into their tasty specials like lobster roll, New England clam chowder, surf n turf lobster burger as well a constantly rotating array of daily specials. Accompanied by a Pellegrino or one of their craft sodas, it makes for a tasty ocean-side meal. For more details, visit the website.
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
There is nothing like taking in the Pacific vistas while enjoying a fabulous meal. C'est La Vie Restaurant will make that vision come true with their covered-rooftop patio and authentic French/Californian cuisine. Feeling more adventurous? Have them pack you up a picnic to-go and enjoy it with your toes in the sand. This relaxed and comfortable eatery has been family owned and operated since 1985, and serves up some of the most mouth-watering cuisine and pastries around. The restaurant is conveniently located in the center of Main Beach, near shopping, galleries and parks. Pair some of their impossibly fresh fish with a local wine for a true California dining experience.
Broadway by Amar Santana is a restaurant located at a short distance from the Main Beach park. The restaurant is owned by Chef Amar Santana, who was a finalist of BravoTV's Season 13 of Top Chef. The restaurant serves American cuisine, of which their Duck Egg ravioli, Amar's brussel Sprouts, and Stuffed Quail are especially famous, along with the delicious Pannacotta. Another outstanding feature about this place is their open kitchen, which provides an incredible view of the Chef's table. The restaurant is furnished with decent wooden furnishings with black accents, which gives it a very elegant and classy ambiance.