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.
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.
The Anthill Pub on the UC Irvine campus has a a great drink selection and amazing pub food menu. If you're not sure what to order the fire ants dish, buffalo popcorn chicken with Louisiana hot sauce and blue cheese dipping sauce, is especially good. The rotating beer menu is carefully curated and has one of the best selections in all of Irvine - the fact that this is on a college campus is a recipe for an interesting atmosphere. Live music and other events are held here often.
This Irish pub has a penchant for comedy. Every Thursday night is comedy night with some of the best comedians in southern California gracing the stage. Admission is free before 8:30p so get there early, order a few rounds of Guinness, and get ready to enjoy an evening of riotous laughs. It is equally enjoyable other nights of the week with sports on the tube, live Irish music, and tasty appetizers. It might become your home away from home.
The House of Blues at Anaheim is the place for astounding live music and superb southern cuisine! It is heaven to all music lovers from Rock n' Roll, Punk, Alternative, Rap, Country, to Classical you can find any genre of music here. Alongside with their love for music comes their passion for food. One can find delicious traditional southern favorites such as BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Creole Jambalaya to their own unique creation like Voodoo Shrimp. The House of Blues is the destination for diversity, culture, music, and fine cuisine.
This restaurant was originally constructed as The Arches, a restaurant and service station, in 1925. Since then, the highly recognizable building has gone through many incarnations, with A Restaurant being the most recent. Lead singer of the band Sugar Ray, Mark McGrath, is a co-owner of this restaurant which regularly attracts celebrities as well as locals and tourists. The menu is a mixture of classic American dishes as well as more contemporary and internationally inspired dishes like chicken pot pie and beef Stroganoff, not to mention the prime steak selection. The bar offers its own selection of bites, as well as a great selection of original, signature cocktails.
Overlooking the spectacular view of the waterfront, the Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar offers delicious Californian fare and premium wines. The decor is kitsch with elegantly laid out seating spaces over two levels, an attractive bar counter and thoughtful lighting accents. The menu is typical Californian fare and the expert culinary team headed by chef Yvon Goetz ensures that all dishes are made to order and are perfectly cooked. The seafood delicacies are a must try here. Many a patron have praised their Crispy Almond Dusted Calamari, Prosciutto Wrapped Hawaiian Shrimp and The Winery Corkscrew Pasta. The wine bar is well stashed with bottles that will definitely impress the oenophile in you. There are about 650 different libations to choose from.
This hidden and cozy cafe is a great place to enjoy a quick breakfast in the morning or one of their wonderful coffee creations throughout the rest of the day. Longtime customers rave about the vanilla chai latte, as well as just their regular house blend. There is live entertainment most nights and a regularly scheduled open mic night.
Cassidy's Bar & Grill is well known for having one of the best burgers in Newport Beach, "The Cassidy's Cheeseburger," as well as a great tri tip sandwich. Food and beverage-wise, they have everything you want after a long day at the beach. Their burgers, drinks, music, and games (including pool table) will keep you entertained till 2am every night of the week.
With a welcoming sign of 'Welcome to the beach' Alley Restaurant and Bar greets first timers as well the 'Alleycats' into their breezy, seaside pub. This legendary Newport Beach restaurant which has been reveling locals and visitors alike for the past 25 years with their American pub cuisine of classic burgers, sandwiches, Filet Mignon, lamb shank, chicken picatta, garlic green beans, pound cake, sand dabs, New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Chilean Sea bass and more and late night 'anti happy hour' at their vibrant bar. The vintage look of the main dining area with its stained glass bay windows and dim lighting, invites you for a time of fun and frolic. Alley serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Welcome to the world of Alley.
Here you'll find a fun atmosphere and huge portions served by cute, bubbly servers. The Newport Beach Pier location makes for great people watching if you opt to sit on the smallish patio. Signature Baja Buckets are the thing to order and share, overflowing with whatever tasty seafood or meat you choose to cram them with. Paired with an ice-cold beer or monstrous margarita, makes for a pretty great meal. The bigger items ordered come with salad, beans, rice and tortillas, so don't you worry about leaving here hungry. The seafood is fresh, and the atmosphere is just as lively and fun as the food.