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Roy's Newport BeachRoy's Newport Beach
1343 reviews
Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

We had a wonderful, romantic Valentine dinner. It was the best filet minion that we ever had! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - AnaheimMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Anaheim
1945 reviews
Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

The service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and she offered us suggestions since it was our first time there. The entrees took a little long to come out but another than that it was a good experience. More

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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1269 reviews
Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

Great experience. Great food and our server team was exceptional. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - AnaheimRuth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim
1593 reviews
Steakhouse | Anaheim, North Orange County

It was an amazing evening . Great food, great service great architecture. If I can give that place a 10 star i would. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - IrvineMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
1688 reviews
Seafood | Irvine, South Orange County

We had a wonderful experience! The service was excellent and the food was top notch! We would definitely go there again! More

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The Hobbit1. The Hobbit
934 reviews
Contemporary French | Orange, North Orange County

Food was really good. Some of the other guests did not have the best table manners, some double dipping on the apps that are shared. Noise was a bit high given the formal atmosphere. Website indicates some walking around outside option which was the sidewalk of a busy street. More

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

Pascal is our favorite restaurant for special occasions - birthdays, anniversary, Valentine's Day, etc. - and it's our favorite destination for dining with special, or out-of-town guests. It's so hard to find a quiet, romantic, small venue restaurant these days where you can hold a conversation without the nuisance of the "High-Vibe" scene that the "see and be seen" crowd seems to thrive on. JB is a great waiter (The only waiter) and he was pretty taxed on our recent Valentine's special dinner because of the 100% occupancy and the special multi-course meal. If you go on a routine, non-featured night (like Valentine's Day), you will be more than pleased with JB as we have always been. More

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Clay Oven3. Clay Oven
723 reviews
Contemporary Indian | Irvine, South Orange County

Excellent, Indian food kicked up a notch. Service was excellent More

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Christakis Greek Cuisine4. Christakis Greek Cuisine
281 reviews
Greek | Tustin, North Orange County

Wonderful meal, service and ambiance and amazingly talented musician. Everyone enjoyed the evening! More

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Jeff's Inviting Food & Spirits5. Jeff's Inviting Food & Spirits
488 reviews
American | Orange, North Orange County

This is my new favorite dinner spot. The staff and food was amazing!! I can not wait to come back.. The swordfish is my recommendation... More

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Legado Bar + KitchenLegado Bar + Kitchen
American | Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel, South Orange County

Our mission at Legado Bar + Kitchen is to provide a warm + welcoming atmosphere where our customers can gather + socialize with friends + family. We will serve our customers with old-time courtesy and appreciation.

Legado Bar + Kitchen is a Chef driven concept serving consistently great food in an efficient manner. Our team will give unprecedented attention to their customers + treat them as their family. We will provide the perfect spot for you to unwind with unmatched service, food + spirits.More

Splitsville Dining RoomSplitsville Dining Room
Contemporary American | Anaheim, North Orange County

Not your typical Bowling Alley, Hope you don't mind.More

The Little Onion Mexican RestaurantThe Little Onion Mexican Restaurant
Mexican | Santa Ana, North Orange County

Little Onion Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. The restaurant's color décor contributes to its bright and beautiful ambience. The family-friendly environment is suitable for friends and family gatherings. The restaurant offers a discount of $5 on a bill of $30 to its customers, who check in on Facebook. The friendly staff working at Little Onion suggests great recommendations.

The restaurant's Mexican Blackened Fish with a creamy cilantro is its specialty. The signature Taco and Tamale is served with rice and beans. Taquitos and flautas are served in party platters. The bar at Little Onion serves refreshing margaritas and delicious wines.


Umami - IrvineUmami - Irvine
Burgers | Irvine, South Orange County

Located within the Irvine Spectrum, Orange County California’s premier dining and shopping destination, Umami Burger Irvine is the perfect space to fulfill your burger cravings. The massive indoor and outdoor spaces are both equipped with full bars, making it the perfect place to bring your family and friends for an exciting afternoon, evening or special event. Follow up your handcrafted burgers and cocktails with laughs from the nation’s funniest at the attached Irvine Improv and be sure to check us out on the weekends for live music and more!More

Urban Grill & Wine BarUrban Grill & Wine Bar
Wine Bar | Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch, South Orange County

Urban Grill and Wine Bar is a unique upscale eatery offering gourmet comfort food and boutique wine served by friendly, Knowledgeable staff. The inside of the restaurant is casual yet refined, offering an atmosphere that is ideal for a business lunch or a meal before going out for the night. Urban Grill is a popular spot, and guests are always welcome to grab a seat at the bar while they are waiting and order one of the refreshing and creative cocktails.

The menu offers aspects of delicious cuisine from around the globe. Appetizers include an Australian lamb chop, chicken or tofu lettuce wraps, an ahi tuna poke and an artisan cheese board, to name a few. The entrée menu keeps the delicious flavors rolling. Signature dishes at Urban Grill and Wine Bar include Alaskan king crab legs, Prime steaks and chops, Mediterranean-style chicken with olives and artichokes, fish and chips and a vegetable pasta primavera.


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.