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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
Seafood | Costa Mesa
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American | Costa Mesa
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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2791 reviews
Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Thank you for our dinner, we always go back when we come back to California and it’s at the top of our list to come to. More

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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1477 reviews
Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

Food was great and we had excellent service from Traci and the staff. More

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1275 reviews
American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County

I love this restaurant. The decor is warm and inviting. The food is excellent, and so is the service. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AnaheimRuth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim
1923 reviews
Steakhouse | Anaheim, North Orange County

Enjoyed a delicious surf and turf meal. Thank you Terri for making our 29th year anniversary memorable. More

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JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
679 reviews
Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

Another post where all I can say is keep up the great work. Very cool staff, good food & great beer More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2791 reviews
Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Thank you for our dinner, we always go back when we come back to California and it’s at the top of our list to come to. More

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

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Amazing pizza and the very best gluten free pizza crust I have ever had!! More

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Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
27 reviews
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
663 reviews
Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Holland is the best server ever! More

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Anepalco RestaurantAnepalco Restaurant
192 reviews
Mexican | Orange, North Orange County

Outstanding on all accounts! Was so good for lunch that we came back the next day for dinner. I wish they had one back home in South Carolina. Best meals I’ve had in a long time. More

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

My wife’s 60th. Best meal we have had in OC in 20 years coming down here. Service matches the food. They slso throw in a few surprise offerings More

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

We were celebrating a birthday. JB, our server, made our celebration so wonderful. He selected a wonderful Cote du Rhône wine for us. We started out with the wonderful Onion soup. It was so feeling and warming-it also came with a small glass of port. We all enjoyed the Chilean Seabass and Lamb Chops- both with wonderful sauces. Everything was made with such care and beautifully presented. We finished off our course with the lava chocolate cake and custard. Pascal is amazing! Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will look forward to our next visit. More

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Pina's Bistro3. Pina's Bistro
330 reviews
Italian | Tustin, North Orange County

Awesome food, great atmosphere, perfect date spot. More

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Starfish Restaurant4. Starfish Restaurant
544 reviews
Contemporary Asian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Always go to Starfish when in town for business. The food is an amazing burst of flavor and staff is outstanding. More

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The Hobbit5. The Hobbit
1014 reviews
Contemporary French | Orange, North Orange County

The Hobbit did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the cocktails at the beginning hour was superb. It is a dining experience as it is not a quick dinner but well worth the time and money. More

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Orange County restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Ballast Point - Downtown DisneyBallast Point - Downtown Disney
American | Anaheim, North Orange County

Ballast Point Downtown Disney is coming soon. Please check our Facebook page for more details. More

Craftsman Pizza Bar Grill AnaheimCraftsman Pizza Bar Grill Anaheim
American | Anaheim, North Orange County

Please return soon for more information on Craftsman Pizza Bar Grill Anaheim!More

El Adobe de CapistranoEl Adobe de Capistrano
Mexican | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine in a historic setting at El Adobe de Capistrano. This landmark features a wedding chapel, stained-glass windows and additional beautiful architectural details. Its kitchen has a mesquite-burning grill where chefs prepare deliciously flavored seafood and steak dishes. Soups, salads and appetizers are also on the menu, including tasty desserts.Owners Tony Moiso and Gilbert Aguirre have kept the atmosphere and traditions of the El Adobe de Capistrano going. This establishment still prepares the dishes that President Nixon and his wife enjoyed while visiting during his administration. It has a full bar that serves various drinks, a lounge area for socializing and a patio in the front. El Adobe de Capistrano offers private rooms for banquets and other events. The Palenque features a retracting roof, making it ideal for hosting an event under the night sky. It offers brunch and has a Happy Hour.More

The RefineryThe Refinery
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

Discover Orange County

Located in the sunny state of California, Orange County is known for its many tourist attractions. Considering that Orange County consists of 34 cities and is more populous than 21 U.S. states, you can bet the attractions include not only the best surfing beaches, the Balboa ferry, and sites like Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland but also a huge selection of restaurants. The warm climate enhances the growth of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, which can be found in many restaurants. Although iconic California foods like Rocky Road ice cream and sourdough bread may have originated in other CA cities, they’re also popular in Orange County. Fast food places, drive-ins, and Korean barbecues are popular in this area, too. Smoothies in the summer, however, take the cake.