Nick's San Clemente's is nestled in the heart of downtown San Clemente and is a great place to have hangout with friends whether it's for cocktails by the fireside or lunch or dinner in their gorgeous dining room. The interiors will warm you with their wood and stone decor highlighted by lovely lighting, giving it a cozy look. Nick's only use natural and organic produces in their food and the well thought menu comprises of sandwiches, steaks, salads, seafood, and handcrafted beverages. The restaurant's cuisine is combination of the traditional and contemporary cooking that has resulted in the creation of some great food. Their full bar features an impressive wine list and unique cocktails.
This is a great restaurant with a delicious menu of Cuban dishes in a Latin setting. The restaurant feels like a little cafe in Havana. This is a great little spot where the food is good and the atmosphere is friendly. Much of the clientele consists of professionals who work in the area. The menu features Nueva Latina fare (not simply Cuban) since it is also inspired by South American cooking. The tamales, spicy seafood dishes, and marinated pork are excellent. There is a full bar plus a pretty good wine list.
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 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.
Norm's Restaurant is one of Orange County's favorite all night diners. The menu is classic American diner grub, as expected, with specialties like the one pound Porterhouse steak, meatloaf and the sometimes dreaded liver and onions. All the breakfast favorites are served around the clock too, so if you're craving Belgian waffles at 3a, you know where to go. Norm's Restaurant has many locations throughout Orange County.
Harbor House Café offers a plethora of dining options - everything from the standard diner fare of burgers and fries to the more unique options of seafood and stir fry dishes is served here. Breakfast is conveniently available 24 hours a day and all dishes are prepared with cholesterol-free oil. The fun, retro atmosphere and hearty portions have made this restaurant a local landmark for diners of all ages.
Tokyo Table in Irvine is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a chic and urban ambiance. The extensive menu is a mix of traditional Japanese dishes and other ethnic influences. It's not only about sushi and teriyaki, here you will find diverse family style dishes such as Fresh Homemade Tofu, Mochi Cheese Gratin, Sushi Pizza, Chicken Kaarage and Ishiyaki style sizzling dishes made at your table side and more. The tastefully done lounge and patio offers cocktail specials, martinis, traditional and innovative creations of sake and soju. Affordable and revolutionizing the Japanese dining, it is the ideal place to celebrate and gather with friends and family.
At Mesa, modern American dishes meet California standards, where guests are constantly impressed with the novel items that come out of the kitchen. The upscale, plush restaurant presents mussels, Angus steak, Caprese Pizzetta, wood-oven pizzas and a warm bread pudding that is one of the best in Costa Mesa. The bar menu is also a major draw as it comprises variety of draft beers, cocktails as well as red and white wines. The spacious restaurant can also accommodate large groups and private events.
The familiar neon, eye-catching, yellow-arrow logo of In-N-Out Burger beckons you to indulge in a bit of tasty junk food. The menu is basic, just fries, shakes and of course burgers, all beef and juicy on a griddled bun with delicious dressing. The fries here are large with the skin still on and dunked in cholestrol free oil till they're crisp. Down these with a soda or a milkshake and if you can't choose between chocolate, strawberry or vanilla shake, ask for a Neapolitan and get a cocktail of all three. Don't forget to try out some selections from the "secret menu."
A popular gastropub that opened its doors to the greater community of Orange County in September 2009, Haven Gastropub serves delicious American cuisine and tantalizing craft drinks at affordable prices. This classic gastropub offers a wide selection of craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, wine by the glass and other spirits, along with a delectable choice of bar bites to go with the drinks. The interior décor is stylish with a rustic appeal, featuring a full bar, numerous wooden tables, chairs and bar stools. The chalk board on the wall, next to the bar table, features the specials on the menu. Some of the most popular beers at this gastropub include Almanac Dogpatch Currant, Artifex Blitzkrieg, Revision Double IPA and North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, to name a few.