Orange County Restaurants

A Restaurant

Stylish, nostalgic spot with red-leather booths gives dishes such as beef Stroganoff, pot roast and scallops an of-the-moment treatment. Café/market adjacent. L (M-F), D (nightly), Br (Su).

American Tavern

Family-friendly spot at Hotel Ménage. Chili-seared edamame; flash-grilled Caesar salad; chimichurri flatiron steak. Plus tropical drinks—and view of Disneyland fireworks!—at outdoor Palapa Bar. B, L, D (daily)

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

Featuring the freshest local and organically grown produce, as well as naturally raised meats and sustainable seafood, indulge in delectable dishes (watermelon & tomato salad, Black Angus hanger steak, nectarine…

Arc

Chef Noah Blom’s “flame, flavor, finesse” cuisine (e.g., savory meatballs with garlic and whiskey, pig with black beans, maple and herbs) amid rustic-apothecary decor; superb cocktails use housemade everything. L,…

Babette’s

New. Popular East Hampton eatery opens stylish West Coast location. Highlights include barbecued tofu starter; imaginatively presented sake-soy-marinated rib-eye; and Billionaire cocktail. B, L, D (daily).

Back Bay Bistro

Snazzy spot overlooking the Back Bay at the Dunes; retractable roof. Cancun-style shrimp cocktail, Southwest lettuce wraps, New York steak au poivre. B (Sa-Su), L (daily), D (Th-Su), Br (Sa).

Broadway by Amar Santana

“Modern cuisine of the Americas” includes dishes such as herb-roasted branzino with cauliflower puree, pickled clamshell mushrooms, celery and truffle jus. Handcrafted cocktails are among O.C.’s finest. D (M-Sa).

Claim Jumper

Craftsman-style spots offer rotisserie chicken, fresh fish, baby-back ribs, pot pie, salads, Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake and craft beers. L, D (daily).

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Great Maple

A modern American eatery specializing in elevated comfort food with a twist. Using seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients, Great Maple strives to create crave-worthy dishes, more commonly associated with upscale…

Juliette Kitchen + Bar

Superior New American fare and cocktails and adjacent wine merchant. Juliette Chung oversees the restaurant, husband Jon Hughes the wine, and daughter Erica Choi the pastries. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa).

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