Orange County Restaurants

Chart House

Destination offers creative seafood, choice beef, salads, renowned desserts such as the molten chocolate-liqueur Lava Cake and seaside vistas—on a clear day you can see La Jolla! D (nightly).


Classic and creative dishes with bold flavors celebrating seasonal and local foods presented in a four-story atrium amid lush palms, orchids and bamboo trees. B (daily), L (M-F), D (Tu-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).

Crow Burger Kitchen

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).

Cucina Enoteca

Cal-Ital plus wine shop amid fun decor. Vasi (filled jars), lobster gnocchi neri, guanciale bucatini, house-infused liquors. L, D (daily), Br (Su).

Din Tai Fung

Taiwan icon known for xiao long bao—Shanghai-style soup dumplings—opens venue at South Coast Plaza. New York Times included the original in its world’s top 10; the L.A. Times’ Jonathan Gold…


Hawaiian-inspired seafood, Prime steaks and beach-house ambience. Next to the pier; endless ocean views. L (Tu-Sa), D (nightly).


Hip spot at the Camp serves up sophisticated wood-fired pizzas, ricotta gnocchi with grilled prawns, sautéed broccoli rabe with garlic and chilies. New at Anaheim Packing House. L, D (daily).

El Adobe

California historical landmark serving traditional Mexican fare is housed in two structures, one a 1797 adobe, the other the 1812 jail. L (M-Sa), D (nightly), Br (Su).

El Torito Grill

Mesquite-grilled steak, seafood and contemporary specialties, handmade tortillas. Lobster quesadilla; sizzling fajitas; carnitas Yucatan. L, D (daily); Br (Su).

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