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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
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Seafood | Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
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American | Costa Mesa
North Italia – Irvine
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Italian | Irvine
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Five CrownsFive Crowns
3808 reviews
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County

We were here for our annual family pre-Christmas dinner outing. As usual, food, drink and service was superb. This is a Lawry's affiliated restaurant so the prime rib and steaks were outstanding. Seafood and other menu options are also top notch. More

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Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
1368 reviews
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

15th visit always at the holidays. Fun, tasty with great service and generous drinks! Love the pasta, salads and the fish!! More

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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1448 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

Roy's is a delight. The service is excellent and the menu is always terrific. We met with a new colleague and were able to enjoy stimulating conversation while sharing appetizers. The menu selections were wonderful and all members of our party were very satisfied. I'll choose Roy's again when we are next in Anaheim. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2729 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

First time at Fig and Olive. Business meal with my husband and his co-workers. Venue, food and service could not have been better. Will definitely return for a date night or to bring out of town guests. More

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- TustinThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin
1587 reviews
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Contemporary American | Tustin, North Orange County

Overall great experience. Food and service was outstanding. I would recommend to others. More

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Il DolceIl Dolce
81 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

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Great food - Daughter in town Enjoyed the Bisteca and Fries. More

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Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
27 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

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Ventured here directly off a flight for brunch for my birthday. The ambiance by the outdoor fountain in the garden was great, though noisy due to planes flying overhead. The Ahi Tuna, Crab Cakes, and Shrimp Cocktail were awesome! The staff was great. And I was very appreciative of the nice dessert surprise, compliments of the chef, for my birthday. Will definitely return...soon. More

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Tortilla Republic Laguna BeachTortilla Republic Laguna Beach
646 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Amazing food but the service topped even the food! More

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Taste on MelroseTaste on Melrose
2426 reviews
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American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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Taste is one of our regular spots because the food is just so good. Love the scene & location. More

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Tortilla Republic WeHoTortilla Republic WeHo
1067 reviews
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Food is always great here and the margaritas were awesome. More

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The Dock1. The Dock
720 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

We always enjoy The Dock Restaurant! The food, service and ambiance are excellent. It’s a Newport Beach gem and so are the people operating it! Looking forward to our next visit. More

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Pascal2. Pascal
206 reviews
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French | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

Food was excellent, helped with ordering so that we did not order too much food. Had a candle on the cheese plate for my birthday . Going to try lunch next. More

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The Hobbit3. The Hobbit
1006 reviews
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Contemporary French | Orange, North Orange County

It was amazing. Quite the experience, ambience is sophisticated and at the same time gives a homey feeling. Staff is knowledgeable and eager to explain the history of the establishment. Definitely will be coming back. Loved every minute. Also thankfully towards customer service, I feel they made a real effort... called weeks in advance to check on allergies and to accommodate spectacularly More

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Wineworks For Everyone4. Wineworks For Everyone
156 reviews
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French American | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Marvelous food, outstanding service, and lovely ambiance 💫 More

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Royal Khyber5. Royal Khyber
286 reviews
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Indian | Santa Ana, North Orange County

Enjoyed Royal Khyber a lot. We started with eggplant fritters (actually fried thin slices). Had spinach with paneer, lamb curry and basil coconut chicken. All were tasty. Good service as well More

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Descanso RestaurantDescanso Restaurant
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Mexican | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Descanso is a modern taqueria in that it celebrates authentic Mexican flavors and recipes executed on a traditional plancha and prepared a la minute in front of the guest, in a full- service setting. The guest comes face to face with our Taqueros as a unique Mexican cuisine is made to order in a lively setting that brings in the music, smells, energy of a quaint Mexican town.

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PLANCHA
(Referred to as 'The Counter' on Open Table)
Make a reservation at the Plancha Table for an intimate experience with your Taquero Chef. This is a multi-course meal option where each item is cooked right in front of you!

Taco Bar
The Taco Bar is an a la carte version of the "Plancha" experience. Reservations Not Available For This.

Dining Room and Patio
(Standard Dining or High Top Seating)
Make a reservation for our dining room or patio. Here you will enjoy options from our standard menu.

Indoor and Outdoor Bar
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El Torito - WestminsterEl Torito - Westminster
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Mexican | Garden Grove / Westminster, North Orange County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

El Torito - Yorba LindaEl Torito - Yorba Linda
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Mexican | Placentia / Yorba Linda, North Orange County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

Harley Laguna BeachHarley Laguna Beach
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Harley is a new restaurant in Laguna Beach focused on creative, seasonal menus backed up by real hospitality. This mission is demonstrated in all aspects of the project, from Daniels’ collaboration with local food producers to find the best and freshest meat, seafood, and vegetables in the area, to welcoming diners into the space, to carefully crafting and preparing the food, to a renewed focus on giving guests the best overall restaurant experience they’ve had in a long time.
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The RefineryThe Refinery
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American | Brea / La Habra, North Orange County

Sit down and dig into a delectable meal prepared by a team of skilled chefs at The Refinery, located right on-site at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea. Chow down on a delicious starter ranging from traditional chicken wings, to spicy fried calamari. A series of delightful entrees will also excite your taste buds with choices ranging from Baby Back Ribs to Grilled Pacific Swordfish! More