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
3,301 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was a special lunch with other food is, and it was spectacular!
91% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
6,020 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Our anniversary dinner was wonderful, the service was very good and the food; delicious! It was a little hard to tell who our server was during the night but we felt everything wasRead more
83% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
272 people mentioned the Butter Cake

Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Italian·
Costa Mesa
9,154 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
We have been celebrating Christmas Eve at Maggiano’s for over 20 years and the family loves it! The food was outstanding! Thanks
94% recommended
82 people mentioned the Rigatoni
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Il Fornaio - Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
2,742 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Delicious food... great menu ... outdoor patio with ample space ... next best thing to actually being in Italy.
93% recommended
13 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,080 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Great food, great service pleasant outdoor atmosphere. We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary. My Dad would have liked that night's singer. Heavy on off key Frank SinaRead more
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
26 people mentioned the Lobster Salad

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Service and food was amazing
98% recommended
Good for Groups in South Orange County
19 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,669 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
We sat alfresco style on the patio. Live music was nice and the food is delicious!
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in North Orange County
132 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Las Brisas

$$$$·Seafood·
Laguna Beach
7,329 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
My friend and I were wanting a relaxing, unrushed afternoon sipping drinks and enjoying yummy food and that is exactly what we got! Our waiter, Brian, was attentive and very enterRead more
82% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
99 people mentioned the Breakfast Buffet

Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,625 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great Experience Outside seating was beautiful and spacious and the service was exceptional. Always a great choice💯
94% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
126 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
6,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Seasonal
  • Great for Lunch
The overall experience was great and the food taste and and presentation was excellent. The waiter was wonderful. We were comfortable with Season’s 52 Covid-19 protocols. My only cRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in North Orange County
121 people mentioned the Flat Bread

RED O Taste of Mexico - Fashion Island

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Newport Beach
2,505 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service, even better ambiance. The outdoor dining area was very well spaced out and the food was amazing. Love Red O!!!
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Orange County
57 people mentioned the Tamales

Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
2,092 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Birthdays
We went for my sister-in-law‘s birthday and it was great. With all of the limitations of Covid the only way to get a table is through OpenTable. Using OpenTable we got a seat almRead more
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in South Orange County
45 people mentioned the Short Rib

Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
5,615 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Due to new regulations, we ate in a makeshift outdoor area and it was just lovely! The staff couldn’t have more accommodating or professional. The food was, as always, perfect! IRead more
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
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.
59 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Benihana - Anaheim

$$$$·Japanese·
Anaheim
3,397 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Dustin was our chef and Maria was our server. Dustin had us laughing the whole time and was very interactive. Maria was cheerful and very attentive. We had a great time celebratiRead more
Kid Friendly in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Fried Rice
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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
4,554 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Craving for prime rib and scotch that night. My wife and I was able to get a 745 reservation on the patio with a great view... Our server was just wonderful, very attentive and verRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in North Orange County
707 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Park Ave

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,433 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food and cocktails. Wonderful ambience and beautiful grounds.
93% recommended
44 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
4,959 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
My fiance and I ate here to celebrate our original wedding date. Great food and outstanding service! Will be going again!
94% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
221 people mentioned the Hula Pie
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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
2,918 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food, awesome service, celebrated 1 month marriage anniversary
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
59 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tustin
1,828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Great service as always! Thankful for patio seating.
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
30 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,122 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Good quality food, good service, only patio dining right now due to COVID, had a nice experience
95% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll

Ciao Pasta

$$$$·Italian·
San Juan Capistrano
485 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Loved it! Great outdoor spot!
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
5 people mentioned the Lemon Pasta

Agora Churrascaria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,464 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We always make Agora a stop when we are in California once every two weeks. Great and courteous service. Manager is aware and present!
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
58 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
3,932 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful dinner, view, service, etc. Food was perfect - had some fish, lobster and steak and all if it was cooked to perfection.
86% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
199 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Christakis Greek Cuisine

$$$$·Greek·
Tustin
564 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The food and service were both excellent! They have a great wine selection ❤️
96% recommended
Best Value in Orange County
19 people mentioned the Gyro

Bungalow

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
1,624 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Food was so good. Outdoor space very nice.
96% recommended
38 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Gulliver's Restaurant

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Irvine
1,785 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Wonderful birthday dinner with family and food was excellent as always
88% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
580 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Habana- Irvine Spectrum

$$$$·Cuban·
Irvine
1,661 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
Great food! Amazing ambiance. Service was ok... had to wait 10 minutes after being seated, and then waited a long time for the check, for the check to be run, etc. With a $140 billRead more
88% recommended
25 people mentioned the Paella
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Sapphire, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
22 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Awesome waiter! Good food. When we were leaving though a large group walked in unmasked before sitting down. Please enforce your mask policy unless seated at your table. ConsistentRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Orange County
26 people mentioned the Barramundi

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
2,551 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We went for my son’s graduation from college and had a great experience as usual. Food and service were great and everything tasted as good as I would expect. In my opinion, the beRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

The Catch

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
1,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Rose was the most informative and gracious employee. Our son lives in the Stadium Lofts now and we plan to be back more often.
88% recommended
57 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,996 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Rusty pelican never disappoints. Always great food and service and best of all the ambiance! Listening to the sound of the ocean drowns out this crazy world! Another wonderful mealRead more
89% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
248 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

TAPS Fish House & Brewery- Irvine Marketplace

$$$$·Seafood·
Irvine
563 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Service was slow. Fish was excellent. Beef was not richly marbled n lacked any flavor. Salad was minuscule. Bread only came when we asked for it Covid care. All wore masksRead more
100% recommended
12 people mentioned the Short Rib

Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
3,187 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The halibut was excellent and the atmosphere fun!
95% recommended
Best Service 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
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
99% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
20 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke
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El Torito Grill - Brea

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Brea / La Habra
346 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
The service was excellent. The servers were attentive from the beginning till the end. They were accommodating and took the time to open an umbrella to block the sun from hitting mRead more
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
12 people mentioned the Fajita

Vine Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
1,568 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Another amazing experience! Food was on point tonight. The outdoor dining was perfection. Way to make it work! Our server Kendall was friendly and knowledgeable. Love the Vine!!!Read more
95% recommended
American in Orange County
36 people mentioned the Duck Wings

Wreckless

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fullerton
225 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Once they work out some kinks (which is typical of new restaurants) this place will be the talk of the town.
88% recommended
6 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Watertable

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
868 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Watertable was a very enjoyable place to dine. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent
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
2,583 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Surprise birthday dinner for my best friend!
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Bluegold

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

$$$$·American·
Irvine
1,986 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
I highly recommend this as a date night destination! Patio dining with all the charm you might want, with a fantastic menu. I tried the Ora King Salmon, which was incredible!
97% recommended
American in Orange County
54 people mentioned the Garlic Soup

King's Fish House - Orange

$$$$·Seafood·
Orange
1,272 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Absolutely amazing from start to finish!
94% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Anaheim
1,627 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
What an amazing evening with friends - we actually came on Monday and Wednesday. The Jazz Pianist was amazing. Really liked this.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
69 people mentioned the Beignets
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Olea Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
772 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Really nice neighborhood place to dine and get away for a meal! 👍
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in South Orange County
16 people mentioned the Duck Wings

Royal Khyber

$$$$·Indian·
Santa Ana
357 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
We were fortunate that there was a power outage in the local neighborhood right before we arrived so there weren't many people still dining in the patio; we almost had the place toRead more
100% recommended
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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Piccolino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
890 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic food & service!
96% recommended
Best Food 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

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Orange
3,441 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The service team was terrific and the view from the patio magnificent. And the food was as great as ever
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
143 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Antonello Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Santa Ana
1,173 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Was wonderful. The governor close down the restaurants the day of our reservation but they seated us a lovely patio and to tell the truth it was probably nicer eating outside! ServRead more
90% recommended
19 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
1,482 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Coastal Kitchen is one of my faves! Their outdoor patio seating is great. And the food never disappoints. Love this place!
96% recommended
American in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie

Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,474 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Same as always. Excellent food and service.
90% recommended
1,089 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,126 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Such a beautiful scenery, quiet and we even got our own sealed glass water bottle. It was hot out that day. The waiter and service was amazing. My sister and I shared a salad and fRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
31 people mentioned the Short Rib

Chomp

$$$$·Sushi·
Fullerton
976 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
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
641 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Best service ever! Delicious food, AMAZING cocktail, tailored to our desire for a pineapple drink... Can't wait to go back.
87% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos

AnQi

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Costa Mesa
728 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Excellent service and the food was amazing!!! Thank you!
88% recommended
Best Ambiance in North Orange County
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach

$$$$·Belgian·
Laguna Beach
883 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Excellent food, beer, and service. Sat outside on Forrest street. Very pleasant. Felt very healthy and safe
95% recommended
Late Night Find in Orange County
18 people mentioned the Beef Stew

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
242 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Ate on the patio, my food was cooked correctly. Wife's snapper was little under done. Could have used a refill on my water.
86% recommended
2 people mentioned the Apple Cider

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
626 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
The service was great! We love this lovely place.
97% recommended
12 people mentioned the Paella
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Urban Grill & Wine Bar

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
237 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
The fish from the fish and chips was over cooked but overall we were happy with the experience.
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
2 people mentioned the Ahi Poke

Texas De Brazil - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
1,574 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Of course, this is unusual times and I must say TDB did a fabulous job of making the most out of the tools/rules they had. The outdoor dining was lovely. We were told there were Read more
84% recommended
Good for Groups in South Orange County
18 people mentioned the Brazilian Bbq

Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook

$$$$·American·
Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
1,450 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Great service and great waitress!
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Orange County
55 people mentioned the Duck Wings

Great Maple - Fashion Island

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,204 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
The food was delicious!!
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Maple Bacon Donut

Tommy Bahama - Newport Beach

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,470 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Nice summer evening meal on a pleasant patio with a guitar as background. The food was very good. My full rack of ribs was so large that it provided a great lunch the next day. My Read more
94% recommended
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp

Morton's The Steakhouse - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,498 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Our server was great food was delicious patio was comfortable.
87% recommended
Romantic in Orange County
55 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

$$$$·Mexican·
Irvine
372 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great drinks and food on the patio.
91% recommended
Mexican in Orange County
8 people mentioned the Carne Asada

Delizie Ristorante & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
474 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Always wonderful, excellent service
91% recommended
Best Service in Orange County
4 people mentioned the Calamari

Iva Lee's

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
San Clemente
841 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
Great food, great music - fun staff Loved the ambiance
96% 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
2,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Anaheim has always been the to-go place for our special occasions. We always had a great time here. Food was excellent as always and service was magnificeRead more
90% recommended
Special Occasion 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
  • 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
91% 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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Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse

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

$$$$·Seafood·
Anaheim
2,046 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We came to Roy’s to celebrate a couple of birthdays and our small group had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The restaurant followed strict CovidRead more
87% recommended
Fit for Foodies in North Orange County
94 people mentioned the Butter Fish
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Modo Mio - Newport Coast

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,477 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Our server, JoAnn, made our dinner experience great once again. She is professional, friendly and knows the wine list and dinner menu well and suggested some excellent options. TheRead more
97% recommended
Italian in Orange County
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Tanner's at Pasea Hotel & Resort

$$$$·American·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
492 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Had requested outside table with a ocean view, they put us on side . They did have open tables. Service was slow. Food was delicious. Had said we were celebrating birthday nothing Read more
Scenic View in North Orange County
14 people mentioned the Calamari
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Hannas Prime Steak

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
2,197 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Hanna's has retained their excellent food and service - even during this pandemic. Their team was well prepared with masks and/or face shields, and the outside dining was spaced fRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
48 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Newport Rib Company

$$$$·Barbecue·
Costa Mesa
412 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
We have been twice for dine in and once for takeout and on each occasion the food was delicious! The service has been great! Definitely looking forward to our next visit!
85% recommended
Kid Friendly in North Orange County
24 people mentioned the Tri-tip
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Gyu-Kaku - Tustin, CA

$$$$·Japanese·
Tustin
644 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Food was amazing!! Staff was very friendly. Feels like you’re in Japan. Highly recommended!
93% recommended
Romantic in Orange County
23 people mentioned the Gyu Kaku
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Tangata Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Ana
1,406 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
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
99% recommended
22 people mentioned the Cobb Salad
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Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
2,196 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
My wife and I were hosting for lunch two other couples who are close family friends, and we all enjoyed the lunch experience. Caroline and Valentina were very good. My wife and I Read more
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in South Orange County
30 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Mozambique Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
Laguna Beach
1,843 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We had a wonderful family time at Mozambique Restaurant. The place has a great vibe! Loved the service and the food was flavorful!
88% recommended
34 people mentioned the Seafood Curry

Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
817 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
Amazing food and service!
89% recommended
American in Orange County
30 people mentioned the Calamari

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
2,210 reviews
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighborhood Gem
SAFEST RESTAURANT IN Orange County DURING COVID-19!!! Not only is it safe, (masks for all employees, sanitizer on the table, Plexiglas-glass between every booth) Lumberyard is coRead more
93% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Orange County
32 people mentioned the Chicken Pot Pie
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JT Schmid's

$$$$·Brewery·
Anaheim
1,352 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • 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
90% recommended
15 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Benihana - Newport Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,704 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
I enjoyed my lunch; had a family of 3 at the far end of the table--just right. Great service and superb food. I always enjoy coming to Benehana's
86% 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
2,313 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
My wife and I had lunch at Knotts. We sat in the patio with tables all over 6ft away. Had chicken dinner (lunch) size. Everything was cooked and mashed potatoes and gravy was excelRead more
Kid Friendly in Orange County
75 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

$$$$·Italian·
Laguna Beach
624 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Our waiter was extremely considerate. He went out of his way to please us and was very professional.
4 people mentioned the Lamb Pappardelle
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,106 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious, service was great!
95% recommended
Good for Groups 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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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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