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.
Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, as the name suggests, serves quality seafood and sushi too. The Bass Ale-battered fish & chips, Dungeness crab melt sandwich and assorted sushi platter will leave you craving for more. You can have wine by the glass or the bottle while you can dine al fresco. For those who want a bit of adventure in every walk of life, including their meal, the eatery organizes "helicopter private dining" and 'Duffy boat dining.' Banquet facilities, catering for parties and meetings are also available.
Peter's Gourmade Grill, right on the edge of Tustin, from its opening quickly became a hot spot for delicious gourmet burgers and sandwiches. If you ask anyone what to order at Peter's the answer will be quick: the signature ABC (avocado, bacon and cheddar) Burger. But the menu doesn't stop there, with all kinds of behemoth burger and sandwich combinations like The Rammer, grilled pastrami on top of a burger patty with grilled onions and all the fixings, or the basil chicken sandwich. Aside from things between bread, there are some appetizer, salad and main dish options too, some classic American and some with a Mediterranean or Mexican twist. The grill is in an old gas station so enjoy the unique surroundings as you dig into your meal.
Continue your dreamy vacation at Downtown Disney with a visit to Catal. Fine Mediterranean cuisine served here has hints from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Get into the groove with paella a la Valencia, duck leg confit and spinach tortellini. The bar serves innovative, themed drinks, tapas, sandwiches and salads. And if you feel like it, you can request a table outdoors. The management announces events seasonally.
Mama D’s Italian Kitchen is a quaint Italian restaurant. The place is very warm and welcoming; it has a modern decor and is quite spacious hence can accommodate larger groups with ease. Everything on their menu is cooked to perfection with the use of authentic Italian techniques which were inherited by the owner from her grandmother. From starters like Bruschetta to mains like pizzas, oven-baked dishes like pastas, lasagna and more, food is served in generous portions here with utmost attention to presentation. Food can be complemented with beer or wine and you can rely on your friendly waiters for suggestions about the same.
There is a reason why this adorable Italian restaurant has been around for over 40 years: great atmosphere, affordable family-style food, and attentive staff. Family owned since the summer of love, Spaghetti Bender still maintains that down-home feel that will make you think you are in a quaint restaurant in Italy, eating sauce handmade by somebody's grandmother. The marinara sauce has that lick-your-plate X factor to it, and try the garlic bread once and you will have dreams about it. Accompanying the cozy dining room, there is a patio and wine bar for those beautiful OC nights. A definite date spot for those with even the littlest romantic bone in their body.
This restaurant serves French food that everyone can sink their teeth into. The hospitality here is amazing and the decor is warm and inviting, with rich colors and soft materials used. The clientele ranges from the Newport Beach elite to Southern California trendsters. Lobster bisque, Bouillabaisse, sardines in mustard sauce, frog legs, foie gras, rack of lamb and sauteed vegetables are just some of the bistro classics you will find on this menu. Beer and wine are mostly served by the glass.
Located on Newport Boulevard, Sessions West Coast Deli is a cozy deli and sandwich shop not far from the beach. With its sleek design and vintage photography adorning the walls, Sessions provides guests with a fun and inviting space to relax and indulge their palate. Everything is prepared in their open kitchen using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From their quality meats and cheeses to their house-made sauces and fresh bread, this place prepares a vast array of gourmet sandwiches, salads and more.
Saigon Beach is one of the most frequented places in Newport Beach for good Vietnamese dishes. With prompt service and friendly staff, you shall be kept well informed of the various dishes that you may want to order. Their pricing is reasonable and quantity is worth it. Rest assured with a low price, there is no compromise on quality of the food. They are known for their pork belly, beef brisket, grilled pork, and other signature dishes.
Situated right on the Newport Beach Boardwalk is the Dory Deli, which offers up a delicious variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers and large dishes. All the food here is made to order, so whether you are ordering a Lifeguard Club Sandwich (bacon, smoked turkey, avocado, fresh greens and tomato with mayonnaise on squaw bread), a Dory Burger (pastrami, pickles, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese with horseradish and beet sauce in a brioche bun) or a bowl of Clam Chowder, you can be assured that it will be fresh. Enjoy your meal on the sunny outdoor patio, along with a chilled beer, a select wine, a frothy coffee or a cold soda. This eatery is perfect for kids too, with options like the PB&J Waffle and the Kids Burger on the menu.