Fine Dining Guide

Agora Churrascaria

1830 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 222-9910
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Direct from the Southern Brazilian high plains comes a centuries-old way of cooking, where gauchos spit-roasted large portions of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry over the glowing coals of open fire pits, preserving the meats’ natural juices and rich flavors. Soon, brick grills replaced pit fires, and the Churrascaria, the house of barbeque, became the gathering place for feasting and friendship. Enjoy the sumptuous taste of this rich dining tradition at Agora Churrascaria, where feast and festivity come together to delight all the senses. Experience attentive service in the “Rodizio” (continuous) style, as our warm and spirited, gaucho-attired waiters move from table to table with skewers of succulent meats, carving up to 16 different cuts for hungry, happy guests. We roast our meats to Churrasco perfection in our custom-designed, 100% wood charcoal grill, and season with rock salt to enhance their individual flavors.



Andrea

22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(844) 445-2183
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Our passion for authentic Italian cooking runs deep at Andrea. We start each day by hand rolling more than a dozen fresh pastas, simmering scratch-made sauces and tossing together only the most seasonal ingredients to create original dishes with a fresh point of view. Our menu is focused, but not overly complicated, so every dish that hits your table feels a lot like a warm welcome to our Italian home.



Basilic

217 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-0570
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"Basilic is a secret window into the past, a virtual time machine to another era somewhere high in the Alps. Keeping it classic – while also remaining relevant – is an extraordinarily difficult balancing act. Rare is the restaurant that pulls this off without eventually feeling dated. Basilic understands this perfectly and continues to feel fresh even when serving something as simple as a slice of cheese. Every meal here involves at least two paper doilies, and the wine list is strictly, unapologetically French. Dated? Not in the slightest."  Brad A. Johnson, Restaurant Critic - Orange County Register



Bar Raya

1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000
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Bar Raya is a gathering place in the casual confines of the Bar's sophisticated, yet friendly atmosphere. Fine cocktails, appetizers and company are even finer alongside the breath-taking ocean views and stylized, silver bar.



Bayside Restaurant

900 Bayside Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 721-1222
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New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes.



Bistango

19100 Von Karman Ave #100
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 752-5222
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Bistango offers artful New American cuisine in the Atrium Building in Irvine, California. We boast an extensive bar and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list with over 400 varieties of wine. The ambiance is further enriched each season by revolving modern art exhibits, a full-service patio with comfortable furniture and heat lamps and our nightly live entertainment and dance floor. Bistango provides an elegant and versatile venue for any special occasion.



Cannery Seafood of the Pacific

3010 Lafayette Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 566-0060
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The new Cannery Seafood of the Pacific is committed to continuing its promise of delivering the best and freshest seafood, steaks and chops. Ron and his staff are not reinventing the wheel, but with one eye on the Cannery’s rich history and one on the future, they are changing the ride.



enoSTEAK

1 Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000
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Offering an intimate steakhouse experience, enoSTEAK focuses on quality ingredients with pasture raised beef and locally sourced produce complemented by artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and an impressive wine selection. The Dana Point restaurant gives equal attention to its design with works by artist Sandra Jones Campbell hanging on the wood-paneled walls and a showcase wine cabinet at its center.



Marche Moderne

7862 Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(714) 434-7900
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Marché Moderne is a modern fine dining restaurant tucked along the pristine coast of Newport Beach, California. Owned by chefs Florent and Amelia Marneau since 2007, Marché Moderne continues to be an exploration of the couple’s rich culinary past, present and future. Today, the restaurant offers an expansive menu of modern and rustic French cuisine in a sophisticated and relaxed environment.



Mastro's

Costa Mesa
633 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 546-7405

Newport Beach
8112 East Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 376-6990
Website

Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club Seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience. Proper Attire is required. No tank tops, no cargo or athletic shorts. No excessively ripped or baggy jeans, no athletic sneakers, flip-flops or beachwear. All other hats and shoes will be at the discretion of the door host.



Orange Hill Restaurant

6410 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-2910
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Our restaurant sits on top of the hills of Orange with a view from Orange County to Catalina. Orange Hill is a happily discovered gem in the hills that has been cherished by locals and visitors alike for many years.



Paul Martin's American Grill

534 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 453-1144
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aul Martin’s American Grill is on a mission to make the food America loves set to a higher standard, all served in an environment of convivial and remarkable hospitality. We warmly invite you to enjoy America’s New Food Story.



Pelican Grill

22800 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(844) 443-0022
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With an unbeatable ocean view, Pelican Grill is the neighborhood spot where land meets sea and lively meets laid back. Drop by for lunch, come in to watch your favorite sports, or get together with friends for brunch or dinner, and enjoy modern American grill favorites like butcher-cut steaks, hearty burgers, wood-fired pizzas, crisp salads, and fresh fish.



Provenance

2531 Eastbluff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 718-0477
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The Napa-influenced menu will include signature sandwiches at lunch and larger plates at dinner. Items will change regularly based on the garden offerings. Provenance also plans to feature humanely raised meats and wild seafood.



Roy's Restaurant

Anaheim
321 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 776-7697

Newport Beach
453 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-7697
Website

Our local menus are specially prepared by our local chefs, infusing their own creativity and inspiration, while keeping Roy's vision and tradition thriving. These menus change frequently so that we can bring you an ever-changing mix of seasonal favorites and brand new creations.



Selanne Steak Tavern

1464 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9881
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Selanne Steak Tavern brings the spirit of much-loved classic American steakhouses and taverns to California’s iconic Laguna Beach. Our proprietors Teemu Selanne, hockey legend and former NHL Anaheim Ducks star player and local businessman Kevin Pratt are friends who share a commitment to providing a comfortable and appealing eatery for friends and families to enjoy great food and libations.



Splashes Restaurant

1555 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(888) 281-3502
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Enjoy seaside dining at its best. There are many Laguna Beach restaurants you can choose, but SPLASHES serves up fresh seaside cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With the sea just 25 feet below, you can dine watching the waves roll in – whether you choose to sit inside by an open window or on one of our palm-shaded patios. The ocean views are not the only thing to savor, as each dish the culinary teams prepares is driven by fresh, local and simply delicious ingredients.



Studio

30801 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6030
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Modern, French cuisine with California influences. Ever-changing 
à la carte menus, chef’s tasting menus and private dinners at the Chef’s Table. Savor them all with perfectly paired selections from an extensive, carefully assembled wine collection. Welcome to Studio, where comfortably elegant evenings feature fine food and impeccable service in an artistic, Craftsman-style Laguna Beach restaurant at the edge of the Pacific.



The Capital Grille

3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-1140
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From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, we look forward to impressing you.



The Hobbit

2932 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972
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Since 1972 The Hobbit Restaurant has been one of Orange County's most treasured locations. The elegant, romantic atmosphere makes The Hobbit perfect for any special occasion. Dress code strictly enforced.



The Loft

30801 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6080
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The Loft, a favorite of guests and locals alike, is the resort’s comfortable all-day dining restaurant. Situated on the fourth floor, this popular Orange County restaurant features stunning panoramic views – the perfect backdrop for enjoying creative American cuisine.



The Ranch Restaurant

1025 E Ball Rd #101A
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 817-4200
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THE RANCH Restaurant features true American regional cuisine. We're cooking from scratch with the finest ingredients possible to capture the rustic style of wine country and the freshest flavors of The Farm.



The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

Newport Beach
3131 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach Ca 92663
(949) 999-6622

Tustin
2647 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-7600
Website

The Winery pairs contemporary California regional cuisine with a hip, vibrant, sophisticated setting for a cutting-edge dining experience.



Vine Restaurant & Bar

211 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 361-2079
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VINE is an all-encompassing Wine Country dining experience, a full bar, featuring craft cocktails, Open Kitchen, and a Semi-Private Dining table in our Wine Room. It offers South Orange County residents a fine dining night out with a complete food and wine experience.



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