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A photo of Las Brisas restaurant
4.4
Awesome(9760)
$$$$
• Californian • Laguna Beach
Booked 289 times today
With world-class hospitality and a chef-curated menu, Las Brisas delivers classic Southern California cuisine and stunning ocean views Enjoy the panoramic view of Laguna Beach’s coastline in our elegant dining rooms or relaxing outdoor patio, and you’re bound to discover the magic of Las Brisas.
A photo of Habana- Irvine Spectrum restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3434)
$$$$
• Cuban • Irvine
Booked 175 times today
Originally opened in 1995, Habana has become an Orange County staple, offering the coastal community a lush Cuban and Pan-Latin experience through its authentic cuisine and cocktail program. Spanning 20 years as a favorite culinary destination, Habana lends itself perfectly for date night, celebrations and simple moments that have created memories for many. Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and celebrated dishes will mix classic Latin favorites as well as Habana’s own take on specialties.
A photo of Fogo de Chao - Irvine Spectrum restaurant
4.2
Awesome(1186)
$$$$
• Brazilian Steakhouse • Irvine
Booked 14 times today
Fogo de Chao is the leading Brazilian steakhouse specializing in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Please join us in our dining room and patio, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go, Butcher Shop or Catering for Pick-Up or Contactless Delivery. Visit www.fogo.com to make a reservation or place an order.
A photo of King's Fish House - Laguna Hills restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3267)
$$$$
• Seafood • Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch
Booked 96 times today
We’ve been in restaurants a long time – three generations, to be precise – and we love seafood. With seafood there’s so much to be passionate about – the freshness, the flavor, the variety, and the surprise. To create the ultimate seafood experience, we traveled down the highways and byways. We pulled up a seat, put on bibs, and soaked up the seafood experience: The no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards, and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable. The pleasure of preparing and sharing seafood was simple and genuine, and it brought out the best in everyone. Often, we felt as if we’d been welcomed into somebody’s home. That’s what King’s Fish House is all about — and we’ve tried to bring all of these ideas together into one single, spectacular place, filled with camaraderie and celebration, and the things we love best. Welcome to the House that Seafood Built!
A photo of Little Sister - Irvine restaurant
4.4
Awesome(616)
$$$$
• Vietnamese • Irvine
Booked 83 times today
East-Meets-West dishes that inspire and evoke a feeling of being welcomed into Chef Vuong's home. Little Sister's menu showcases Chef Tin's take on one of the more interesting and rich collisions of food and culture that was borne out of the European colonization of Southeast Asia.Dishes blend and balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences. The menu is continually and progressively evolving, reflecting inspiration and the seasons. Chef Tin curates the restaurant's wine and beverage program with a focus on intriguing labels, both domestically and from around the world.
A photo of Larsen at Hotel Laguna restaurant
4.4
Awesome(724)
$$$$
• Californian • Laguna Beach
Larsen at Hotel Laguna is our three-meal restaurant, where Laguna Beach comes together for unforgettable food. Highlighted by fresh local ingredients and unique, chef-driven creations, our cuisine captures the diverse flavors of the modern West with tastes for all appetites. An inspired selection of California wines and refreshing craft cocktails offer the perfect pairing for every plate. With 180 degree panoramic views, as well as outdoor dining overlooking the ocean, it's the best table in town for a sensational sunset. Chef Craig Strong, whose 25-year career in luxury hotels and resorts earned him a Michelin star during his time at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, has come full circle to his native Southern California roots. From the coasts of California to Washington, DC and Barcelona to Hong Kong, Chef Strong has cooked all over the world. His dishes draw inspiration from the culture and cuisine that make these places unique.
A photo of CUCINA enoteca - Irvine restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2203)
$$$$
• Italian • Irvine
Booked 105 times today
CUCINA enoteca is centrally located in the Irvine Spectrum! Owner Tracy Borkum's flair for combining great ambience, award-winning cuisine and unparalleled service are once again starring components in this latest Urban Kitchen Group creation. Executive Chef Tim Kolanko and Chef de Cuisine Cesar Sarmiento bring their artistry to the table as guests enjoy an open kitchen. The menu features Italian classics with a modern twist, made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Along with a diverse selection of wines by the glass, guests may visit the restaurant's retail area to select from over 200 bottles for dinner (corkage fee of $10 applies) or purchase wine to go. The energetic space features contemporary elements and vintage artifacts creating the feel of a modern Italian kitchen combined with the comfort of an old rustic farmhouse.
A photo of Puesto Los Olivos restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1404)
$$$$
• Contemporary Mexican • Irvine
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos, Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas. In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Refinery 29, MSN, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, and LA Times.
A photo of Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1877)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Irvine
Booked 50 times today
Del Frisco’s Grille is a modern and stylish spin on the classic bar and grill, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Our menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine. We are currently only offering our To-Go menu. To-Go will be available daily beginning at 11am.
A photo of Paul Martin's American Grill - Irvine restaurant
4.2
Awesome(2682)
$$$$
• American • Irvine
Booked 68 times today
Order a glass of your favorite sauvignon blanc and share a plate of Town Dock calamari with friends or family at Paul Martin’s American Grill in the Irvine Spectrum Center. Or savor an indulgent hand-cut blackened ribeye masterfully prepared over the live fire of our mesquite grill. Paul Martin’s serves classic American cuisine elevated to a higher standard in our polished yet welcoming dining room that invites business luncheons, date nights, and camaraderie in equal measure.

Discover South Orange County

With more than a thousand restaurants to choose from in the Orange County area, there is something to suit every taste when dining out. Orange County is best known for its coastal location, and many burger joints, seafood restaurants, and other eateries feature amazing beach views that you can enjoy while you dine. Seafood caught from the Pacific Ocean is dominant in local dishes, and this includes everything from sushi to sweet and sour shrimp. Because Orange County is located very close to the Mexico–United States border, you can also find incredible Mexican restaurants, and many serve homemade tortillas and hand-rolled tamales. Orange County restaurants serve American fare as well as international cuisine like Thai and Japanese dishes.

With more than a thousand restaurants to choose from in the Orange County area, there is something to suit every taste when dining out. Orange County is best known for its coastal location, and many burger joints, seafood restaurants, and other eateries feature amazing beach views that you can enjoy while you dine. Seafood caught from the Pacific Ocean is dominant in local dishes, and this includes everything from sushi to sweet and sour shrimp. Because Orange County is located very close to the Mexico–United States border, you can also find incredible Mexican restaurants, and many serve homemade tortillas and hand-rolled tamales. Orange County restaurants serve American fare as well as international cuisine like Thai and Japanese dishes.

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