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Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
1331 reviews
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Great happy hour! Can only sit on the patio or the bar area though. More

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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1426 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

We were a party of eight, celebrating two birthdays. The food was excellent, as expected, but we choose this restaurant not only for its reputation but because it had a dedicated vegetarian mini-menu. The vegetarian dish was elegant, delicious, and a hearty portion. Service was fun, friendly and efficient, and we had an early dinner so it was still relatively quiet. Great place for a celebration. The only thing I wish it had was valet parking or equivalent parking option for our older members. The parking structure was a little too far of a walk for them. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2681 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

The food was incredible! The Gorgonzola crostini, the flawless mushroom and truffle risotto, with scallops thrown in for perfect balance. What a wonderful experience. The staff were also lovely and accommodating when I asked to adapt a course, helpful in providing guidance to help me narrow down from the very tempting menu, and great at leaving me to enjoy the dining experience when it came time. Will definitely come back next time I’m in Irvine! More

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Roy's Newport BeachRoy's Newport Beach
1495 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Roy's always provides excellent food with special to the table service - the selection of fresh fish is varied and appetizing - the service is a little over the top with frequent table visits - the noise level is uncomfortable and the tables need to be farther apart - More

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- TustinThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin
1562 reviews
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Contemporary American | Tustin, North Orange County

James was our server and was impeccable with his attention to details, approachable and attentive to every guest. Absolutely our best team dinner ever. The entire staff was polished and professional as well as friendly and never kept us waiting. I truly appreciated the opportunity and experience. Highly recommend to others. Many thanks for making the evening a success. More

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

Fabulous meal! More

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

Great and Quick on service. They don’t excessively check on you and don’t forget either. Drinks and food were very quick as well; didn’t really need much as everything was already given. Food was good even though what I wanted was already out but was recommended for something else still came out great. The veggies even had a lot of flavor even though to seem have a lot of butter and the garlic bread as well but can’t really complain. It’s a bit dark but didn’t mind it considering going on a date. It’s nice for a date or to have a few drinks. Wouldn’t mind to come back to try something else. More

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71Above71Above
1351 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Absolutely fantastic. The GM and our server made us feel very welcomed. Fantastic food, wonderful ambiance. I will be back! More

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Tortilla Republic WeHoTortilla Republic WeHo
1042 reviews
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Great experience! I e been looking for a tex mex restaurant to fulfill my mexican cravings as a vegetarian. Thankfully my craving was fulfilled and I left with a very full and happy tummy. The service was great and ambience was perfect for our date night! More

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WolfWolf
436 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Wolf is a neighborhood treasure that should not be missed. Do yourself a favor and go for the Chef’s Choice tasting menu. More

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

So good we came back the following day. Great food and service. And a cozy environment. More

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

Small, cozy, good restaurant with a French touch, very good prepared dishes and a familiar atmosphere! More

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Da Bianca Trattoria3. Da Bianca Trattoria
503 reviews
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Italian | Orange, North Orange County

Great, as always. Carbonara & Spaghetti Bolognese we’re both terrific More

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Hannas Prime Steak4. Hannas Prime Steak
1676 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Chelsea made our evening delightful! More

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Nick's - San Clemente5. Nick's - San Clemente
648 reviews
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American | San Clemente, South Orange County

Great birthday dinner. Every dish was delicious, well prepared, handsomely plated and with excellent service. More

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Bangkok AvenueBangkok Avenue
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Contemporary American | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County

Bangkok Avenue in Huntington Beach, CA specializes in modern Thai cuisine and serves it up in a wonderfully clean and sleek setting. With lunch, dinner and drinks menus, Bangkok Avenue provides a wonderful spot to enjoy an introduction to this innovative cuisine or to sit down with friends or family to savor a multi-course meal of authentic but updated dishes.

Appetizers include five spice short rib dumplings or mango fish tacos. Soups sized for a group or the freshest salads make perfect second courses, and the specialty dishes are not to be missed. The crying tiger is a grilled steak served in a house sauce, the green curry paella is full of seafood and the kao soi offers red curry noodles with your choice of meat. Curries are a mainstay with a fabulous array always on hand, and rice, noodle or wok dishes as well as vegan fare make for a menu sure to satisfy all. Visit Bangkok Avenue for Thai food that is entirely new.

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Davio's IrvineDavio's Irvine
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Steve DiFillippo has brought Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to Irvine, CA. The restaurant is located at Irvine Towers and is the newest addition to the Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse restaurants. Locations include Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and NYC. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant is led by GM, Bryce MacCharles and Executive Chef, Istvan Toth. Davio’s Irvine serves an array of carefully sourced & seasonally inspired Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pasta, fresh seafood and salads as well as prime aged Brandt Beef. Gracious hospitality and an attentive dining room staff provides every guest an exceptional experience. More

El Torito - Laguna HillsEl Torito - Laguna Hills
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Mexican | Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch, South 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

Oliver's Osteria Mare e MontiOliver's Osteria Mare e Monti
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

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Sister SicilySister Sicily
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Italian | Placentia / Yorba Linda, North Orange County

Sister Sicily Pizza is a relaxing atmosphere with authentic homemade Italian recipes. We look forward to having you!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.