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
3,712 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
The food is always fantastic with impeccable service
93% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
6,326 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love this place
88% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
272 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Italian·
Costa Mesa
9,154 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
2,867 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great food, great service as always.
94% recommended
13 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,312 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Only problem was of course, the Covid 19 issues but other than that a very enjoyable evening...
94% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
26 people mentioned the Lobster Salad
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Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,791 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
First time here and highly recommend. The service, atmosphere, food was amazing. We will definitely go back
94% recommended
19 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,926 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Happy to have a nice lunch and nice weather!
96% recommended
American in North Orange County
132 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Las Brisas

$$$$·Seafood·
Laguna Beach
7,899 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Perfect day with the best food, service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back
83% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
99 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet
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Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,796 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Good food and service
98% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
126 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,501 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Consistently attentive to detail. Revisits rewarding.
97% recommended
Healthy in North Orange County
121 people mentioned the Flat Bread
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RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
2,764 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
Food was great Tia was great.
92% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
57 people mentioned the Tamales
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Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
2,208 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great food and great drinks. Very happy being a first time customer.
97% recommended
45 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
6,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Amazing dinner!! Worth every penny! Our server Nicole was on point. We had such an awesome experience that we made reservations for the following week and requested the same table Read more
92% 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, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Anaheim
3,514 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
First time at this location really enjoyed our chef!
83% recommended
Kid Friendly in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Fried Rice
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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
4,894 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Summit House has enough covered open areas to accommodate their guests when California’s restrictive government allows them to operate in outdoor dining mode.
97% recommended
Best Overall in North Orange County
707 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Park Ave

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,433 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
4,960 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
My fiance and I ate here to celebrate our original wedding date. Great food and outstanding service! Will be going again!
96% recommended
221 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
3,020 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had the beat experience for our anniversary dinner. The food was incredible and the service was top notch!
92% recommended
Best Service in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tustin
1,896 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
The food was delicious, we can’t wait to go back. They did an excellent job, social distancing everyone as well.
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
30 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,277 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Amazing Service was super happy with our server although I forgot his name he is newly engaged and his fiancé is a waitress as well. He made my birthday dinner the best ever just bRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll
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Ciao Pasta

$$$$·Italian·
San Juan Capistrano
575 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Soooooo good! Had the most delicious halibut special.
98% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
5 people mentioned the Lemon Pasta
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Agora Churrascaria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,551 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and service
93% 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
4,168 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Service food and view was great will be back soon...doing the Austin Hope wine dinner we learned about while we were there
90% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
199 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Christakis Greek Cuisine

$$$$·Greek·
Tustin
662 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
We had a great lunch here and the staff were so friendly. The spanaka cheese appetizer was great, then I had moussaka (eggplant and ground beef) and my husband had a lamb gyro. TRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
19 people mentioned the Gyro
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Bungalow

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
1,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Always a good choice!
96% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
38 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Gulliver's Restaurant

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Irvine
1,894 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
What a great restaurant! We had a relaxing and memorable evening! The food and service were perfect! I need to come here more often. What a great value for the money.
87% recommended
580 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Habana- Irvine Spectrum

$$$$·Cuban·
Irvine
1,966 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Celebrated my wedding at the courthouse at Habana. Truly memorable experience to make our special day even more special. The staff was so sweet congratulating us and giving us suchRead more
88% recommended
25 people mentioned the Paella
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Sapphire, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
207 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
We had a great dinner. We had a very helpful and efficient waiter.
96% 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
2,653 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We always love our Irvine Ruth Chris, thanks for making our anniversary amazing. See you at Xmas
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Catch

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
1,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Casual
Rose was the most informative and gracious employee. Our son lives in the Stadium Lofts now and we plan to be back more often.
85% recommended
57 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
4,258 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Excelent service and food ! Price are overall resonable
88% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
248 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
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TAPS Fish House & Brewery- Irvine Marketplace

$$$$·Seafood·
Irvine
583 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
Great waiter, I arrived late so I didn’t get his name. The setup outside is perfect. They could probably use more tables. Food was really good: fish and chips, Caesar salad, clam Read more
94% recommended
12 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
3,419 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Excellent food and service. Yvonne was great!!
97% recommended
Italian 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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Brio Italian Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
1,511 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch
Great service. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious.
91% recommended
Great for Lunch in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Calamari
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Walt's Wharf

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
931 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • 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.
97% recommended
20 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke
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El Torito Grill - Brea

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Brea / La Habra
407 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Fantastic service. Thank you for being so hospitable.
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in North Orange County
12 people mentioned the Fajita

Vine Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
1,720 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food great experience love this place… Even eating out under the tents was a great experience. Very professional! I hope you stay open!
97% 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
967 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Wonderful takeout service during this crazy time! Thank your Watertable!
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
25 people mentioned the Bacon Jam
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Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,627 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Always great food and service. You could never go wrong here. Cant wait till the next time!
87% recommended
Steak in Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
931 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive and did an amazing job following the new guidelines. Thank you!
85% recommended
9 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Bistango

$$$$·American·
Irvine
2,125 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Amazing food. Fun music. Great wine selection. Good service.
94% recommended
54 people mentioned the Garlic Soup
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King's Fish House - Orange

$$$$·Seafood·
Orange
1,532 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Sad that it was the last night before the ridiculous ban on outdoor dining. King’s has taken every precaution to be in compliance from my perspective. Food and service was great. BRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread
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Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Anaheim
1,628 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
What an amazing evening with friends - we actually came on Monday and Wednesday. The Jazz Pianist was amazing. Really liked this.
97% recommended
69 people mentioned the Beignets
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Olea Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
939 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great place ! We are regulars , tasty food , great service , safe outdoor setting 👌🏻💫
97% recommended
16 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Royal Khyber

$$$$·Indian·
Santa Ana
379 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
What can I say. They knocked it out of the park. I took my Girlfriend here for her birthday and had a great experience. The food was great. The service and friendliness of the staRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in North Orange County
11 people mentioned the Tandoori

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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Piccolino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
1,026 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
I ordered the Cannelonni di Pollo and it was so delicious! My husband order the Lasagna Al Forno and said it was so good! They serve their warm bread with a pesto butter which wRead more
97% recommended
Italian in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Calamari

VACA

$$$$·Spanish·
Costa Mesa
883 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

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Orange
3,799 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The staff went above and beyond to make sure we felt safe to dine at the restaurant. The service was excellent. Cocktails were fantastic. Would definitely visit again.
91% recommended
Scenic View in North Orange County
143 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Antonello Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Ana
1,199 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic meal and service. Special Birthday attention - thank you!
89% recommended
Best Service in North Orange County
19 people mentioned the Veal Chop

Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
1,940 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Coastal Kitchen is one of two of our favorite restaurants in Dana Point. We support local and go here as often as we can! They did a great job with the outdoor patio and can't waRead more
97% recommended
American in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie
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Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,677 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Terrific meal!
93% recommended
1,089 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,839 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Celebrating the holidays at Roger’s Gardens is a tradition for me. As always, I have enjoyed our lunch at the Farm House and the Xmas shopping afterwards...
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
31 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Chomp

$$$$·Sushi·
Fullerton
976 reviews
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Newport Beach
858 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
So delicious! Been here so many times and every single experience is a joy! Delicious food, great atmosphere, & amazing service !!! Highly recommend
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos

AnQi

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Costa Mesa
795 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Amazing job concerning Covid restrictions!
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North Orange County
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach

$$$$·Belgian·
Laguna Beach
900 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Went for lunch before the state shut down outdoor dining. The food and service were wonderful. We will be back when they reopen.
97% recommended
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
298 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Great food and excellent service. Always love coming here.
95% recommended
Seafood in 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
650 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Excellent lobster dish! The food is delish and was so nice to get out. Will definitely come back again! My new favorite!
97% recommended
Best Value in Orange County
12 people mentioned the Paella

Urban Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
283 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
The food and service were impeccable. Even in these difficult times they maintain their excellence. We will not hesitate to return.
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Orange County
2 people mentioned the Ahi Poke

Texas De Brazil - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
Just some friends enjoying our last night out for a bit.
82% recommended
18 people mentioned the Brazilian Bbq
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Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·American·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
1,605 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Outstanding. Start with the friendly greeting, then have there mixologist make a signature cocktail. Starting with the beginning to end selections. Top of the line wine selection. Read more
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
55 people mentioned the Duck Wings
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Great Maple - Fashion Island

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,352 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
Service and food were great!
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Maple Bacon Donut
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Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,715 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
My favorite restaurant and favorite clothes. Only problem is don’t want to wear fave tommy Bahama zipper sweat to tommy b’s.
97% recommended
American in Orange County
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,615 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Food was amazing staff was friendly definitely will go back.
84% recommended
Steakhouse in North Orange County
55 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

$$$$·Mexican·
Irvine
438 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
The short rib tacos and the chicken enchiladas are the best!
95% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Orange County
8 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Delizie Ristorante & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
511 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Awesome! A real Italian gem in Orange County.
94% recommended
Hot Spot in South Orange County
4 people mentioned the Calamari

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
2,548 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Drinks are always above par in flavors and pours! Steaks are amazing, but only second to the service. Staff, especially everyone at the bar, always makes our time there amazing!
93% recommended
Steakhouse in 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
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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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Roy's Anaheim

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
2,138 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Excellent! Served piping hot so it stayed hot even eating outside. Everything was delicious. Love the butterfish & chocolate souffle.
91% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
94 people mentioned the Butter Fish
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Modo Mio - Newport Coast

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,640 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Outstanding. Food is still excellent and With the new outdoor seating the noise level is greatly reduced and it feels like dining in Italy or France.
99% recommended
Best Value in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Tanner's at Pasea Hotel & Resort

$$$$·American·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
512 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
We love this place and are regulars at the Pasea hotel - the food and service are always stellar!
14 people mentioned the Calamari
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Hannas Prime Steak

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
2,269 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
The outdoor seating was well done to account for temperature and safety. The food was well presented and steaks were delicious!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
48 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Newport Rib Company

$$$$·Barbecue·
Costa Mesa
436 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
The food is good and the atmosphere is safe. Xxxxxx
90% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in North Orange County
24 people mentioned the Tri-tip
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Gyu-Kaku - Tustin, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Tustin
646 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Fun
Outside dining was very pleasant. We will be back.
92% recommended
23 people mentioned the Gyu Kaku
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Tangata Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Ana
1,406 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
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
22 people mentioned the Cobb Salad
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Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,234 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Good ! Great view .... good food.
90% recommended
30 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Mozambique Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Laguna Beach
1,887 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We sat on the top deck. Ambiance was beautiful. Great service. My shrimp was delicious. My husband had the salmon and said it wasn’t very good. So don’t recommend the salmon. OtherRead more
86% recommended
Romantic in South Orange County
34 people mentioned the Seafood Curry
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Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
937 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Appropriate COVID precautions, excellent food, outstanding service. Try the calamari appetizer and the French dip sandwich.
93% recommended
Great for Brunch 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
2,214 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
We are regulars here and love it every time we go. They are seating both indoor as well as out on two separate patios. All COVID-19 precautions are being taken to the fullest degreRead more
98% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chicken Pot Pie
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JT Schmid's

$$$$·Brewery·
Anaheim
1,362 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Live Sports
  • Good for a Date
Went there for our annual holiday work luncheon. Great service and ambience! We were a party of 7 and all were very happy with the experience!
95% recommended
Late Night Find in Orange County
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Benihana - Newport Beach, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,787 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Excellent Japanese food. Highly recommended
91% recommended
Kid Friendly in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Buena Park
2,660 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
In this time of Covid-19, it was interesting to see the tents up in the middle of the road. However, dining in the open air tent didn't feel any different than the original dining Read more
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Orange County
75 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

$$$$·Italian·
Laguna Beach
689 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Food and service as always was fantastic!!
4 people mentioned the Lamb Pappardelle
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,121 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Clean fun atmosphere
97% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Orange County
48 people mentioned the Carne Asada
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Watermarc

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
2,396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
It's a great spot for brunch. Attendance was small due to the current corona virus uproar.
94% recommended
48 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Dates
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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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Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
501 reviews
  • Casual
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
Always a great experience !!
99% recommended
17 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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