The Definitive Orange County Dining Guide. Discover the top restaurants in Orange County. Eat well, search here.
Mexican Cuisine & Seafood
361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Las Brisas translates to “The Breezes.” This beautiful restaurant is beachfront and provides guests with great Mexican seafood with an ocean view. The perfect spot to have cocktails by the water or indulge in a delicious brunch.
7862 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92657 | Website
This Chic French establishment is a popular spot for classic entrees along with inventive small plates. A culinary treasure in OC. This French restaurant overlooks the Newport Coast and serves genuine French cuisine with a modern twist.
Terrace by Mix Mix
3333 Bear St #316, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Terrace by Mix Mix is a chef driven restaurant by acclaimed Chef Ross Pangilinan. Located in South Coast Plaza.
The cuisine showcases chef Ross Pangilinan’s eclectic style, which is influenced by French, Italian, and modern Filipino flavors, as well as his refined technique.
2000 E Bastanchury Rd, Fullerton, CA 92835 | Website
The Summit House, renowned for its magnificent panoramic views and old-world charm, is famous for the amazing flavors and incredible food presentations created by Executive Chef Timothy Plumb’s culinary team. They are noted for their Prime Rib.
Selanne Steak Tavern
Classic American Steakhouse
1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | Website
Selanne Steak Tavern is located in a historic 1934 home on Pacific Coast Highway. Proprietors Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time Olympian Teemu Selanne and local businessman Kevin Pratt are friends who share a commitment to providing a comfortable and appealing eatery to enjoy great food and libations.
21022-21148 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
A hidden door reveals a small outpost for classic Vietnamese eats, old-school hip hop & cocktails. Behind an unmarked door adjacent to the wine room, guests are transported to District 1 (China Town) in Saigon via Blackhouse’s 28-seat restaurant-within-a-restaurant, LSXO. LSXO is love letter to the culture, heritage, and lineage of Vietnam. Southeast Asian inspiration with a more refined feel.
25250 La Paz Rd Suite 100, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 | Website
Maybe it’s the warm wood-clad dining room with its lively open kitchen. Or maybe it’s the craft cocktails and 25-plus international wines poured by the glass. Regardless, Ironwood is not the place to come while on a diet. When the weather’s good, a retractable roof is pulled back from the heated patio to reveal views of the picturesque Saddleback Mountains.
The Driftwood Kitchen
New American Cuisine
619 Sleepy Hollow Ln., Laguna Beach, CA
Driftwood Kitchen offers an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean. Out on the deck, the tables are spaced just right to enjoy open conversation with your fellow diners. If you just feel like dropping in for an afternoon drink, the Driftwood Kitchen is the spot. With a full bar and friendly service, it’s a must when visiting Laguna Beach.
Anaheim White House
887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
A beautiful Italian restaurant that provides a unique fine dining experience and is owned by celebrity chef and CNN Hero, Sir Bruno Serato. The Anaheim White House is a national historical landmark, crafted by Dosithe Gervais. The presentation is know for being over-the-top.
536 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Javier's presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Experience inspired Mexican specialties that are created with the highest quality ingredients in a captivating atmosphere.
Modern Asian cuisine
Costa Mesa | Website
Adjacent to Bloomingdale’s at South Coast Plaza, AnQi is House of AN’s gourmet bistro and noodle bar concept. Each dish is composed of the finest ingredients utilizing modern techniques and flavors, they create a unique balance of refined, yet friendly Modern Asian cuisine in a sexy atmosphere.
The Ranch Restaurant
1025 E Ball Rd #101A, Anaheim, CA 92805
Known best for their selection of steaks (including a 58 oz. Cowboy Ribeye, 40 oz. Delmonico, and 50 oz. Porterhouse).
In the kitchen, brothers Michael Rossi (Executive Chef) and Dave Rossi (Pastry Chef) create menus that journey between classic dishes and elevated interpretations of global fare. they Feature 10,000+ bottles in their cellar.