Orange County Restaurants

21 oceanfront

21 Oceanfront

Romantic restaurant offers sunset views, cozy bars, classic decor, award-winning wine list, servers in black tie and menu featuring abalone, oysters Rockefeller, jumbo prawns and superb crab legs. Top-notch steaks…

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).


It’s been a standout among local boutiques since the 1970s, but A’maree’s raised its own lofty bar when it moved into its stunning stand-alone quarters overlooking Newport Harbor. The goods…

Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry

Nationally influential jeweler Adam Neeley has developed Iris gold, a color gradient of gold that he uses in unique creations fusing fine jewelry and fine art. Modern lines and sensuous…

Agora Churrascaria

Agora Churrascaria

Choice cuts at Brazilian steakhouse are cooked over fire pit, seasoned with rock salt. Gaucho-garbed waiters offer succession of 16 sumptuous cuts, from picanha (a sirloin specialty) to coração (delicate…

Aliso Creek Inn


Charming local favorite for half a century offers classic dishes such as linguine with fresh bay shrimp; scallops and baby calamari in marinara sauce; and cioppino. The intimate patio table…

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)

Anabella Hotel


Disneyland put Anaheim, and Orange County, on the global map. Sibling Disney California Adventure shares the spotlight these days, thanks to its new Cars Land and the spectacular water, light…

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