Ways & Means Brings a Seafood-Centric Menu to Orange County

Fresh oysters at Ways & Means in Orange

Ways & Means, the newest restaurant addition to historic Old Towne Orange, offers an ever-changing menu of innovative seafood.

Looking for something tasty to try in Orange County? In the heart of Orange County you will find Ways & Means, the new oyster house and seafood kitchen inspired by oyster bars and fish houses that border the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Delight in a rotating mix of East and West Coast oysters, as well as raw seafood cocktails and towers, paired with innovative accouterments such as cucumber cocktail sauce or pons mignonette, available at the restaurant’s centrally located oyster bar. Michelin-starred Chef Conrad Gallagher presents an inventive menu drawing on an array of global cuisines and seasonal Southern California ingredients, creating entrees such as salmon rillette with red onion, watercress, lemon aioli and Guinness bread and seared ahi tuna with wasabi sesame crust, served with wok-fried shitake mushrooms, beansprouts, bok choy, enoki and tofu wontons. Enjoy side dishes including charred brussels sprouts with capers, red onion, and Serrano ham or corn on the cob with smoked chili butter and cilantro. To complement the menu, Ways & Means’ cocktail program celebrates elevated takes on classic cocktails such as Mai Tais and daiquiris as well as a selection of premium beers and carefully curated wines. Desserts are off-the-charts good with the highlight on the dessert menu being the peanut better chocolate brownie with chocolate chip ice cream and shaved white chocolate.

The main dining room at Ways & Means


Orange County locals and visitors heading to a performance at nearby Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre can take advantage of the restaurant’s pre-theatre menu available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Su-Th. The restaurant serves lunch M-F; dinner nightly; brunch Su. Ways & Means, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.516.1800. wmoysters.com



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