100 Orange County Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:Water Grill - South Coast Plaza, Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa, Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Costa Mesa

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Seafood·
Costa Mesa
3,174 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The proximity to Bristol makes it loud with the road noise. Service was subpar...water glass was empty all the time and we had to ask to have empty plates removed.
88% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
5,919 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Anniversary
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
272 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Italian·
Costa Mesa
9,152 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
We have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s for over 20 years and the family loves it! The food was outstanding! Thanks
95% recommended
82 people mentioned the Rigatoni
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Il Fornaio - Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
2,700 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food, great service. Our server recommended a great wine. Thank you.
89% recommended
13 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,018 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Will miss going there during the quarantine.
89% recommended
26 people mentioned the Lobster Salad
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Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,680 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
Outstanding service and food
94% recommended
19 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,619 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Cedar Creek is one of my favorite restaurants. We had the short ribs and cedar planked salmon and they were both delicious. I can't wait to go there again.
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in North Orange County
132 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Las Brisas

$$$$·Seafood·
Laguna Beach
7,104 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Food is as good as ever but pricing has gone through the roof, too much really.
99 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,568 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
excellent service and food. The food was hot and served properly cooked
96% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
126 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,227 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Seasonal
  • Healthy
My husband and I came in for dinner with our toddler son. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level was just right for dining with a child. Our server got our sons food out veRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
121 people mentioned the Flat Bread
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
2,440 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
I son and father dinner
85% recommended
57 people mentioned the Tamales
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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
2,077 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
I love happy hour until 7pm! My favorite is the buffalo cauliflower and the cheeseburger drink combo. The cheeseburger drink combo is the best deal for $15!
93% recommended
45 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
5,524 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was impeccable, ambiance outstanding, food and beverages simply perfection!
94% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
293 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim Hills

$$$$·American·
Anaheim Hills
1,779 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We like the reunion kitchen in Laguna Beach better, as it's more intimate. However, the food is very good and we enjoy each meal.
96% recommended
59 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Benihana - Anaheim

$$$$·Japanese·
Anaheim
3,327 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Dustin was amazing! Today was a sad, fearful day as the news was increasingly scary, and Dustin was fun, got the table engaged in conversation, and made the food perfectly. I conRead more
Most Booked in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Fried Rice
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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
4,449 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Noah, our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We ordered two meals to split, the chef was kind enough to split the meals and divide them up with half of each meal on each platRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in North Orange County
707 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Park Ave

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,433 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delicious food and cocktails. Wonderful ambience and beautiful grounds.
96% recommended
44 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
4,884 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
The service was outstanding. Friendly, helpful and made the experience quite pleasant. Food and beverages were very good. Will definitely go back.
97% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
221 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
2,889 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bernadette McNichols, our server, and other help staff were very efficient and pleasant.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tustin
1,809 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was perfect! Great service! Thank you Connor!
84% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
30 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,100 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Friday night - rib eye, cocktails, great server - Dakota, terrific manager - Chris... wonderful place to unwind, end the week, kick-off weekend - go to steak place!
92% recommended
Steakhouse in South Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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Ciao Pasta

$$$$·Italian·
San Juan Capistrano
448 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Fundraising for JSerra Business Magnet
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
5 people mentioned the Lemon Pasta
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Agora Churrascaria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,445 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Excellent....every single time without exception.
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
58 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
3,883 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Food was excellent as usual. Can’t recommend the crab stack appetizer highly enough. We had 2! Atmosphere was beautiful as always. But … sadly, service was sub par. We waited 40 mRead more
88% recommended
199 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Christakis Greek Cuisine

$$$$·Greek·
Tustin
538 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Christaki's is great - will be ordering take out during the Covid-19 shutdown!
97% recommended
Best Service in North Orange County
19 people mentioned the Gyro
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Bungalow

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
1,586 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great friendly staff! Food is always fabulous.
95% recommended
38 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Gulliver's Restaurant

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Irvine
1,760 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
The food and the service for Gulliver’s Restaurant was excellent. We showed up a little early for reservation and they sat us down to are table. We had ordered two prime rib dinnerRead more
84% recommended
580 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Habana- Irvine Spectrum

$$$$·Cuban·
Irvine
1,631 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
Food was incredible!!! Service was great, highly recommend.
90% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
25 people mentioned the Paella
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Sapphire Laguna, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·Global, International·
Laguna Beach
1,476 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
The dishes were amazing and the service impeccable. Thank you Chef Azmin and your dedicated Teqm!
91% recommended
26 people mentioned the Barramundi
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Bru Grill and Market

$$$$·American·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
641 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
We had a dinner reservation for 4 and got a quiet booth as requested. Our server was great, and the food was delicious!
92% recommended
16 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,508 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Outstanding service, incredible management and lovely atmosphere. Wet well organized and perfect for special occasions.
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Catch

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
1,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Rose was the most informative and gracious employee. Our son lives in the Stadium Lofts now and we plan to be back more often.
86% recommended
Seafood in North Orange County
57 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,931 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
The service and food, as always, was excellent. Our server was outstanding. Rusty Pelican has the best Restaurant Week menu of any, for selection, quality, and value.
86% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
248 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
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TAPS Fish House & Brewery- Irvine Marketplace

$$$$·Seafood·
Irvine
561 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
We were celebrating our 44th Anniversary, and had made an Open Table Reservation. We were welcomed at the door by hostesses and the (female) Maitre'D. We were gifted glasses of cRead more
100% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
12 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
3,130 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love everything about Spaghettini's and will be back soon.
91% recommended
Hot Spot in North Orange County
466 people mentioned the Spaghettini
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Royal Hawaiian

$$$$·Hawaiian·
Laguna Beach
351 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
We had a lovely lunch. We loved the decor. It felt like we were in Hawaii. The staff was all so nice!
14 people mentioned the Mai Tai
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine

$$$$·Seafood·
Irvine
1,874 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
love their menu, had been there a few times and will be back again soon !
85% recommended
17 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Walt's Wharf

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
929 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
We have never been able to duplicate the artichokes over oak fire ...try as we might. We do have the recipe for the aioli and that is a true gift.
98% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
20 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke
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El Torito Grill - Brea

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Brea / La Habra
335 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
My family and I always enjoy our time at El Torito Grill. We get exceptional service each time and the food is always delicious. My parents love the carne asada and my favorite Read more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
12 people mentioned the Fajita
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Vine Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
1,516 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
My favorite restaurant in O.C. The pumpkin ravioli appetizer was spectacular as was the chicken schnitzel. For dessert be sure to try the oatmeal crumble. Service by Carrie was impRead more
99% recommended
American in Orange County
36 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Wreckless

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fullerton
225 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Once they work out some kinks (which is typical of new restaurants) this place will be the talk of the town.
81% recommended
6 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Watertable

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
836 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Very relaxing and enjoyable!
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
25 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,581 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Surprise birthday dinner for my best friend!
87% recommended
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
890 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great appetizer and drinks. Awesome service and ambience.
84% recommended
Scenic View in North Orange County
9 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Bistango

$$$$·American·
Irvine
1,964 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic! I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was the best I have ever had! Highly recommend!
91% recommended
54 people mentioned the Garlic Soup
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King's Fish House - Orange

$$$$·Seafood·
Orange
1,183 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Awesome! Always have a great time. Great food and service. Five stars
96% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread
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Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Anaheim
1,626 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
What an amazing evening with friends - we actually came on Monday and Wednesday. The Jazz Pianist was amazing. Really liked this.
96% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
69 people mentioned the Beignets
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Olea Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
730 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This was as close to a perfect dining experience that we've ever had in Orange County.
94% recommended
16 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Royal Khyber

$$$$·Indian·
Santa Ana
353 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Very very quiet tonight, actually we were the only people having dinner there until about 7 PM and a few other people walked in. Maybe because of the conditions in the world todayRead more
100% recommended
Healthy in North Orange County
11 people mentioned the Tandoori
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Carmelita's Kitchen de Mexico (Laguna Beach)

$$$$·Mexican·
Laguna Beach
378 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
Delicious! Slow service during the week. Grilled shrimp salad, ceviche, and the bomb, spicy giant shrimp.
91% recommended
17 people mentioned the Carnitas
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Watermarc

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
2,396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • People Watching
It's a great spot for brunch. Attendance was small due to the current corona virus uproar.
95% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
48 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Dates
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Piccolino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
874 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
This is a surprise Italian Ristorante find in my neighborhood! Been there for over 10 years. The food is great along with the atmosphere. Our server made us feel very welcomed and Read more
90% recommended
Italian in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Calamari
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VACA

$$$$·Spanish·
Costa Mesa
882 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
We dine out often. The food, service and ambiance was excellent. Creative.
87% recommended
153 people mentioned the Paella
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Orange Hill Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Orange
3,353 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Grew up in Orange. Been enjoying Orange Hills restaurant for 50 yrs. & still our favorite!
90% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
143 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Antonello Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Ana
1,167 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Antonella’s was my go to restaurant for business lunches, dinner and seminars. Best food and service guaranteed ! Now I am retired and chose to have my Birthday dinner there. GRead more
91% recommended
Romantic in North Orange County
19 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
1,284 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
This was my first time to Coastal Kitchen. The staff was very friendly. The food was great. I loved the crab cake salad. Lots of crab, no fillers. The cheese burger was juciey and Read more
99% recommended
American in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie
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Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,445 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
service and food was awesome the only thing I didn't get point booking threw open table probably will use some other app from now on
92% recommended
1,089 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
3,888 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Tuesday 3/17/2020 The last night of dining in a restaurant... LOVE The Farmhouse!! Always fresh & always mouth watering delicious! Chef Mead is also offering a variety of “Meals fRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
31 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Chomp

$$$$·Sushi·
Fullerton
976 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
The chef Jose is amazing cooks great and is great company. We request him any chance we get.
9 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Gracias Madre - Newport

$$$$·Vegan·
Newport Beach
635 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
We celebrated our son’s birthday. He enjoyed the mezcal flight and the complementary brownie birthday treat. We enjoyed our meals, tacos, enchiladas and burrito.
92% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos
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AnQi

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Costa Mesa
723 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Amazing food as always!!! I go here every time I am in town!!!! It is quiet and there is always something new on the menu.
81% recommended
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach

$$$$·Belgian·
Laguna Beach
864 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Great Beer
Top Notch 🤩
100% recommended
Late Night Find in South Orange County
18 people mentioned the Beef Stew
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Two Left Forks - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
273 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Wow, why did it take so long to come here? Food was excellent and service was superb.
93% recommended
10 people mentioned the Crab Stack
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Market Broiler-The Outlets at Orange

$$$$·Seafood·
Orange
234 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
We went for my grandpas 81st birthday. Our waitress Gina was amazing! She was attentive and funny. Made our experience great. The noice level was a little loud. Mainly from the kitRead more
88% recommended
Seafood in North Orange County
2 people mentioned the Apple Cider
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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar - Irvine

$$$$·Seafood·
Irvine
288 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
Birthday! We heard it usually gets crowded but we went early on super Sunday... perfect timing!
83% recommended
21 people mentioned the Uni Pasta
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Rocco's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
San Clemente
623 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
The service was great! We love this lovely place.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
12 people mentioned the Paella
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Urban Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
211 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
My Grilled Vegetarian sandwich was delicious!! Vegetables never tasted so good. The chopped salad that I chose as the side dish was a lovely chilled complement to the warm sandwRead more
100% recommended
Notable Wine List in South Orange County
2 people mentioned the Ahi Poke
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Texas De Brazil - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,522 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
It was quiet evening due to the Covid-19 but service is still superb. Food is always good.
Steakhouse in South Orange County
18 people mentioned the Brazilian Bbq
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Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·American·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
1,401 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Sat on patio. Food delicious. Appetizers duck wings beet salad excellent! Salmon very good.
95% recommended
55 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Great Maple - Fashion Island

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,174 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Recent menu change, so one of our favourites was gone. In its place was a new sandwich, also very good. I love that the beef is grassfed. Great rainy day lunch!
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Orange County
13 people mentioned the Maple Bacon Donut
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Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,386 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Service was impeccable with attention to each individuals request. Food was as always top drawer.
91% recommended
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,470 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Dispute the last minute reservations and we walked in late we were greeted very nicely. Talk about the hospitality and service was awesome. Dinner was great very delicious would deRead more
89% recommended
Steakhouse in North Orange County
55 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

$$$$·Mexican·
Irvine
350 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
The food was just absolutely amazing. Although the food might cost more than a traditional Mexican restaurant, the difference in cost is made up in the food. You can taste the diffRead more
95% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in South Orange County
8 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Delizie Ristorante & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
465 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Great local restaurant. Good food good prices. The new changes to the interior are great. Food is the same delicious italian fare.
90% recommended
4 people mentioned the Calamari
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Iva Lee's

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
San Clemente
841 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Great food, great music - fun staff Loved the ambiance
92% recommended
45 people mentioned the Jambalaya
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Broadway by Amar Santana

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,476 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Great service. Great imaginative food. Could not be better
95% recommended
53 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,389 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great Food, Great Service!
92% recommended
Special Occasion in North Orange County
37 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

$$$$·Californian·
Costa Mesa
1,666 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
Delicious Lasagna meal with warm breadsticks and chopped salad with complimentary glass of wine offered as a special Dinner and a Show at The Segerstrom Center. The Manager was vRead more
97% recommended
Californian in Orange County
18 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Sol Agave

$$$$·Mexican·
San Juan Capistrano
340 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Food was excellent. Fresh ingredients and well seasoned dishes.
94% recommended
19 people mentioned the Carnitas
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Kona Grill - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
213 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Staff was attentive and accommodating, Seated us right away and service was quick..food was tasty. The only thing is I would add o whiskey list. Great experience.
6 people mentioned the Pad Thai
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Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
500 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
  • Casual
Always a great experience !!
100% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
17 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Roy's Anaheim

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
2,017 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great salmon - prepared to perfection, not too well done but cooked all the way through, with "fall apart" moist flaky texture. A dish worth its weight in gold!
81% recommended
94 people mentioned the Butter Fish
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Modo Mio - Newport Coast

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,452 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We love Modo Mio! It is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always good.
97% recommended
Italian in South Orange County
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Tanner's at Pasea Hotel & Resort

$$$$·American·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
473 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Girls weekend.... we are inside, had great service! Comfortable and nice environment!!
Outdoor Dining in North Orange County
14 people mentioned the Calamari
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Hannas Prime Steak

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
2,175 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always amazing!
100% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
48 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Newport Rib Company

$$$$·Barbecue·
Costa Mesa
399 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Went there due to being part of OC restaurant week. Had the fixed menu and we all enjoyed it very much. Very generous portions and had to take some it back home. Tri tip was ourRead more
87% recommended
24 people mentioned the Tri-tip
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Gyu-Kaku - Tustin, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Tustin
642 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Good food and service. They didn’t rush us and were helpful with giving us a tour of their menu offerings.
94% recommended
Japanese in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Gyu Kaku
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Tangata Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Ana
1,406 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
Always love dining at Tangata. I especially love that several food/beverage menu items are "exhibition themed" with the Bowers Museum. My family always dines at Tangata when atteRead more
100% recommended
Great for Lunch in Orange County
22 people mentioned the Cobb Salad
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Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,171 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
The salad I had was awful . Mushy tomatoes. The service with Kevin was outstanding.
87% recommended
30 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Mozambique Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Laguna Beach
1,807 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Had a very accommodating waiter. Food was great also
90% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
34 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
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Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
777 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Great view, excellent service, outstanding clam chowder and sea bass I highly recommend!
88% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
30 people mentioned the Calamari
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Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano

$$$$·American·
San Juan Capistrano
1,646 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
This is my go to restaurant. I am never disappointed. Everything is fabulous!
95% recommended
100 people mentioned the Coconut Cake
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Lumberyard

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
2,187 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
I am 100% serious when I tell you their skillet chocolate chip cookie is the best I have ever had! I owned a bakery and have a very refined taste for all things chocolate - this dRead more
97% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chicken Pot Pie
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JT Schmid's

$$$$·Brewery·
Anaheim
1,352 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Sports
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We all ways go this restaurant be fore games, all ways make reservations, but my husband and I are always seated against wall at a small table. I fume because I see other couples Read more
97% recommended
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Benihana - Newport Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,646 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Generally seafood should be served before the chef starts on the steak. Noodle left the seafood on the grill while he cooks the steak...hence he over cooked the seafood. Most cRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Buena Park
2,243 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
Perfect for lunch! We went on a Monday and crowds were minimal. The service was fast and friendly. Our 5 and 6 year old liked the kids menu. Mac and cheese of course!
Kid Friendly in Orange County
75 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

$$$$·Italian·
Laguna Beach
586 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Great food. Great service. Great setting.
4 people mentioned the Lamb Pappardelle
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,086 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
My first time at Cha Cha's and I enjoyed the food and the live music as well. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient.
94% recommended
Mexican in Orange County
48 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
1,490 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Overall amazing food and service! It was loud where I could hardly hear my husband in front of me.
90% recommended
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Tustin Grille - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tustin
154 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Very good food and service. We’ll be back. Nice neighborhood type restaurant and bar.
92% recommended
7 people mentioned the Banana Foster
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