Located in the secluded suburb of Chino Hills, this pub offers American comfort food and stellar drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chino Hills Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant where the whole family can gather. Craft beers and superb cocktails are behind the bar while the kitchen serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, signature dishes as well as a kid's menu. Sunday brunch is from 9a to 1p and it features bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
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!
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar features quality steaks and more than a 100 wines by the glass. Located in Rancho Cucamonga, this steakhouse focuses on Filet Mignon, ribeye and the N.Y. Strip as its main cuts, but diners also have plenty of non-steak options like pastas, seafood and chicken as well. For a little more decadence, don't forget to add one of their classic toppings on top of your steak. The Porcini mushroom with black truffle butter and gorgonzola cream is amazing while the Kona coffee rub is nothing less than spectacular.
At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
Nestled amidst the quaint Fullerton neighborhood, Shorty'z is a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant. While locals throng the restaurant each day, tourists, students and parents visiting the California State University also make a quick pit stop here. Their classic breakfast preparations, which include biscuits & gravy and sunny side egg, are unmissable. Those looking for healthier options can choose from their special preparations, such as Ortega Avocado Omelet or breakfast burritos. Their elaborate lunch menu, which includes burgers, sandwiches and salads, often tempt folks to stay longer and binge on a hearty brunch instead. Dine at Shorty’z to experience the warm hospitality of Fullerton.
Pieology Pizzeria isn't your typical grab-a-greasy-slice pizzeria. Pieology is a fast-casual pizza concept where you create your own custom pizza and its made right in front of your eyes and in your mouth in record time. To order, simply step up to the counter and choose one of their combination pizzas or create your own combination of sauces and toppings and you'll have your pie in just five minutes. Choose from three sauces, four cheeses and over 20 different toppings. Pieology also has salads and herb butter or cinnamon sugar strips. Pieology also has gluten-free crust options.
This hidden brewery in Anaheim is just one of many fabulous breweries in Orange County. While many people in Anaheim may go to the Bruery or Bottle Logic for superb beer, Phantom Ales still seems to be Anaheim's best kept secret since it's usually filled with mostly locals. The brewery always has innovative beers on tap, try the Kona Coffee Lager for a kick or the Pecan Brown Recluse for chocolatey suds. Moreover, the bar serves cider, mead and the wine menu is extensive. The kitchen serves small bites as well as full entrees, and don't forget to ask the knowledgeable staff about pairings, they know their stuff.
Housed in an ancient English-style manor on the Fullerton hilltop, the Summit House Restaurant has charmed many for the fantastic views, hearty meals, exceptional service and romantic ambiance. With intimate dining rooms, warm firesides, a beautiful patio and luscious green surroundings, this upscale restaurant is idyllic for a romantic rendezvous or any other special occasion. Serving lunch and dinner, the contemporary American and Continental menu has some outstanding dishes to rave about, such as the prime rib, sauteed John Dory, creamed spinach, creamed corn and mouthwatering desserts. Drink in the delightful views and savor the scrumptious fare, fine drinks and get wowed every time you visit this magnificent place.
As soon as you pull up to Lucille's Smokehouse and Bar-B-Que in Brea, you will know you're in for a time travelling journey to the South. The large, colorful building is reminiscent of classic homes found in towns across the South, and the interior is a perfect production of an old-fashioned soda fountain meets Bourbon Street bar. The menu is mouthwatering meats smoked to perfection with a delicious sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. You can get all the classics BBQ mains from three different kinds of ribs to brisket, tri tip, chicken and more. Round the meal out with classic Southern sides and appetizers like fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, macaroni salad, grits, greens and more. There are also great lunch specials, sandwiches and specialties like Jambalaya, Gumbo and fried catfish. Family-size and kids menus are also available.