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).
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)
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…
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,…
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).
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).
Draws at the perennially popular spot include wood-fired rotisserie chicken and wood-grilled prime tri-tip; start with iron-skillet corn bread, finish with banana cream pie. D (nightly).
“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).
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).
Casual sibling to the Crow Bar + Kitchen in Corona del Mar offers Angus and Prime beef burgers in intriguing configurations. Try Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger!. L, D (daily).