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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located right in front of the pier at Balboa Beach, Tacos Cancun is the go-to spot when you are looking for a classic beach side taco. The portions are huge and each plate comes with rice, beans and chips. Of course, since you are at the beach, the fish tacos are considered the favorites, however the burritos and the Asada Fries are close to the top of the list. Moreover, if you are here for the holidays, Tacos Cancun makes some of the best tamales in the Newport Beach area, a hidden secret only locals know about.
Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar heightens the dining experience with it farm to table Californian cuisine in Orange County. Nestled in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa, the seasonal, creative menu is an ode to culinary brilliance, featuring breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant lures you to experience its outstanding cuisine and sophisticated setting. Silver Trumpet is the perfect pre or post-show prix fixe treats, great lunch spot, or late-night cocktail hub. The restaurant's outdoor dining terrace has breathtaking views of the property's great lake and gardens. The bar offers a creative cocktail program, wines from the globe and fine selection of craft beers. You will surely trumpet about the lovely dining experience you had here.
The Capital Grille is a nation wide acclaimed steakhouse and equally known for their award-winning wine list. The chain in Costa Mesa is located at South Coast Plaza, a few steps away from the Segerstrom Center For The Arts. The restaurant offers lovely dining rooms and a cozy outdoor terrace to enjoy their famous dry-aged steaks, innovative seafood dishes, and delicious wines of more than 5000 wines will garner your appreciation for this upscale steakhouse. The Capital Grille is available for private and corporate events.
Established in 1974, Orange County Mining Co. is located overlooking the beautiful landscape of Santa Ana, Orange County. It is a fully-functioning restaurant serving some amazing steaks and is also available for events and weddings. Housed in a wooden cabin, the restaurant has a rustic ambiance with subtle lighting arrangement, well-complemented furnishings, and tall windows. Their outdoor seating area provides a great view of the landscape and is the ideal location for a romantic date. Their delectable steaks are worth a try with items like Coconut Bar Shrimp and Sauteed Lemon Fillet ruling the menu. The restaurant offers a great beverage list to complement the mains. The two banquet halls inside are available for weddings and corporate events.
Perched on the hills of Orange, awaits a beautiful restaurant called Orange Hill to give you an enchanting time of romance, great food and offering magical views from Orange County to Catalina Island. Their patio offers a view that will be etched forever in your memory. Set in this amazing background is the chef's creative menu with Asian, Continental and other fusion strokes such as the fresh ahi tower, hot Thai shrimp, drunken mahi mahi, Châteaubriand which is flambeed table side and prepared in a dramatic way, portobello crusted Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes, braised spinach and a mushroom vinaigrette emulsion, Filet Mignon, prime rib and New York sirloin. Weekend brunch features free flowing wine and a wide array of omelets, waffles, seafood and items from a large dessert bar. Their 'O Bar' lounge is great for cocktail dinners offering a cozy ambiance with hand blown glass chandeliers, fireplace, a customized orange piano and handmade pillows with live entertainment.
Fire + Ice Grill + Bar is a blazing hot restaurant highlighting a great variety of fresh food, cooked on an open grill in a fun filled atmosphere. Once you have selected from the assortment of fresh meats, seafood, veggies and pastas, their grill chefs will cook each of them according to your desire. From the type of sauce for your entree to the preference of your grill, everything is done according to your indulgence. Situated on the upper level of Anaheim GardenWalk, the restaurant has a huge outdoor patio with a fire pit and weekend music, its a great place for a big group or party, since everyone's individual taste will be catered to for a memorable culinary treat! Open daily for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, get your brood or your gangs of friends and have a fantastic time.