Studio is located within the Montage Resort & Spa. It offers you a delectable French menu blended with Californian influences. Chef Craig Strong ensures that all the seasonal ingredients put to use, are of the finest quality, with splendid wines for company. The A la Carte menu changes daily, but the attention to every aspect of the dish, exquisite pairings of flavors and beautiful presentation remains constant. If you're in the mood to splurge, the Tasting Menu offers a variety of signature dishes, and allows you the opportunity to sample the best on offer. Attention is given to details and services are personalized. So, sit back and enjoy your meal while taking in the panoramic Pacific coastline. A perfect place for a romantic dinner with breathtaking views of the sunset over the ocean.
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.
La Cave has been thriving for 50 years, opened on Valentine's day in 1962. This subterranean gem has been popular for its fine steaks and seafood, vibrant lounge with live music, DJs, dancing and more. So it doesn’t matter if its a dimly lit cellar because it is great escapade from the daily grind to dine and unwind. Here's to La Cave, uncork the bubbly!
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.
Located right on the water in Dorman's Oceanfront Inn across from Newport Beach Pier, Oceanfront 21 offers the ultimate in luxury fine dining. Watch the sunset as you indulge in seafood specialties and steak dishes perfectly paired with some of the finest wines from around the world. Complete with pianist, waiters in tuxes and deep leather booths, this is continental cuisine and service at its finest – with prices to match.
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.
This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Orange County or, for that matter, Southern California. The views here are to die for, with the coastline spread out before you. This makes it a popular spot with tourists, who like to take pictures of themselves against the spectacular backdrop. Locals love it too. Most of the entrees are seafood-centric but there is something for everyone. Try the pasta Las Brisas, Bouillabaisse with a half-lobster tail, or scallops in tomato saffron broth. There is a full bar and an extensive wine list with some good medium-priced bottles.
Taco Loco is a local favorite and a must for anyone who is visiting and looking for a real taste of Southern California. It has delicious food, tasty brews, and gorgeous views. The blackened chicken nachos will steal your heart and the blackened tofu mushroom burger will have you eagerly awaiting your next visit. The menu is vegetarian and vegan friendly and it is often packed right up until closing on weekends. The tables are all outdoors and for those who are drinking they are enclosed on patios and paired with Paul Frank bar stools. For delicious food and beachside charm it can't be beat; you would be loco not to go.
Family owned and operated, Ristorante Rumari has been a Laguna Beach favorite since it opened its doors in 1990. Their vine covered patio with ocean views sets the scene to indulge in their extensive menu featuring traditional Italian fare highlighted by regional seafood specialties such as Cioppino and Risotto al Mare. The wine list is lengthy and includes not only Italian selections but excellent Californian and French vintages as well. Of course desert is not to be missed, and make sure to top off your meal the Italian way with a frothy cappuccino.
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.