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.
Ruby's Shake Shack has been around since the 1940's. It is a little hidden from the road, but the crowd of vehicles parked in front makes it easily visible. As the name implies, the shack is about milkshakes, and it's originally famous for the date shake, which is so thick it makes a straw practically useless. The best part of the Shake Shack, though, is their outdoor benches. Although rustic, these benches on the bluff top of a secluded area provide the best spot for sunset watching.
Creating Napa Valley's magic in Anaheim is this elegant restaurant, in the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. The menu changes seasonally, and serves essentially Californian cusine. Fresh veggies and seafood varieties, cooked to perfection will whet your appetite. Looking around, gives a glimpse of the vineyards of Napa Valley and also serves over 600 vintage Californian wines. Sommeliers will help you take a pick with your choice of dishes. Napa Rose is truly Napa Valley, recreated!
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.
Located within the Surf & Sand Resort, Splashes is the perfect place for an afternoon cocktail or intimate dinner. Perfectly situated, this restaurant features some of the most stunning views of California's best sunsets. With waves breaking only 25 feet below your table, this dining destination should be the top of any traveler's list to Orange County.
In a contemporary setting at Atrium Hotel, this restaurant is a dining hub serving Mediterranean varieties. Waterfalls Restaurant has featured on the cover of Great Taste Magazine, gaining appreciation for the cuisine, with classic European influences. It's great to start off your day here with the Morning Eye Openers like California Combo or Buttermilk Flapjacks. Fresh fruits, cereals and eggs are here as well. Elaborate starters, crispy salads, grilled sandwiches and pastas complete the lunch menu. Entrees are filling combos of potato, Avocado, Salsa, garlic butter and the likes.
Open through the day, the Watertable offers diners a diverse range of dining experiences within its country-chic walls. Effortlessly transitioning from breakfast to after-hours drinks, the resto-bar is casual, yet classy with a diverse menu offering up a delightful variety of options like the signature gourmet mason jar appetizers with options like Salbitxada Spread and the Pickled Eggplant Fennel Spread, good for sharing over one of their signature cocktails or beer-tails. Besides which, they also serve innovative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Lunch is a simpler affair with options like Deconstructed Cobb and Chilled Avocado Gazpacho while dinner offers choices like the Maple Leaf Duck Breast and Grilled Veal T-Bone. A nice place to enjoy a meal with family or friends, the menu has plenty of options to share over one of their large communal style tables. Those looking for a quiet dinner can find a seat in one of the more private alcoves tucked away through the restaurant. Kids menus are available as well. For reservations, call the restaurant.
Nestled inside the Anaheim Hilton hotel, Mix Restaurant & Lounge serves a vast array of creative dishes from organic and natural produces found in the California region. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, kids aged 12 and below can eat free in the restaurant, making it an ideal family spot due to its close proximity to Disneyland. Unwind at their lounge while noshing on some dainty bar bites and tippling on some cocktails.