Orange County Restaurants


Chef Manfred Lassahn pulls out the stops at restaurant and “gastro bar” in inspired “living rooms” and on redone ocean-view patio. Shareable Bar Jars; honey-lavender Berkshire pork entrée. B, L,…

Who Song & Larry’s

Eclectic Cal-Mex cantina with Asian accents near Honda Center: crunchy crab-chicharrón-chipotle sushi; lobster mac-and-cheese enchiladas; avocado split dessert; shareable Larry y Yo cocktail. L, D (daily).

Woody’s Wharf

Waterfront spot with colorful history serving seafood and steaks since 1965. Cary Grant and Mickey Mantle were guests. Chuck Norris once owned it; doormen included Jean-Claude Van Damme! L, D (daily).


Surfer-chic restaurant-and-bar at hip Shorebreak Hotel offers stylish “American/beach comfort” cuisine to match—and fine Cal-Med dishes. Br, D (daily).

Zov’s Bistro

Zov Karamardian’s culinary passion propels her spots. Acclaimed Med cuisine at all locations; bakery-café in Tustin also offers jewel-like desserts and premium breads. L, D (M-Sa).

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