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In true OC style, the finest Vietnamese dining in Little Saigon is in a building that used to be a Bennigan's, outside the Target at the Westminster... More »
Each staff member will address you by name. When you askwhere the restrooms are, a server won't just point the way; she'll happilywalk you... More »
Yvon Goetz used to be the chef at David Wilhelm's long-defunct but excellent Chat Noir. Goetz was the reason it was excellent. Now at his own... More »
One of the county's last places for classic French cuisine, in a downstairs setting perfect for its fine dining atmosphere. Start with the onion soup, end with a... More »
At THE RANCH, don't expect to see mass-produced baked potato in foil. Unless you really want to, there's no need to order any side dishes. Contrary... More »
Park Ave in Stanton serves retro American cuisine. The Googie architecture, the swank Rat Pack-inspired interior, the homemade ketchup and the on-site garden wow everyone... More »
Mastro‚??s is a steakhouse in Costa Mesa that is famous for its steak. Only the sissies or those who realize they're in way over their heads order the... More »
It's almost guaranteed that at least one of your dishes will be set on fire tableside-duckling o† l'orange, sole Veronique, steak Diane. With its... More »
The Hobbit is from a dying breed, a group of the proud and the expensive that once included La Vie en Rose, The Arches, and The Riviera at The Fireside‚?"places that had... More »
You have to give it up to the writers (or researchers) on the original run of Arrested Development (A.D.). They went beyond the hot spots normally associated with Orange County—Disneyland, the Balboa Ferry, the shadow cast by Dana Rohrabacher's belly—and dug deep to not only fictionalize real places for name's sake, but even playing with the actual back stories...
Late on the afternoon of June 1, a small group gathered in front of Newport Beach's infamous Balboa Bay Club, the longtime gathering place for Orange County's old money. Dressed in smart suits and cocktail dresses, its members looked every bit the target audience for the event taking place inside: a thousand-dollar-per-plate fund-raiser for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt...
The Hobbit is from a dying breed, a group of the proud and expensive that once included La Vie en Rose, the Arches, and the Riviera at the Fireside—places that had their heyday when eating out was still called dining, men were required to wear dinner jackets, and the cost per person was about the same as a ticket to Disneyland. But even among those, the Hobbit is distinguished. Instead...
Service was fair and the food was worse. From the soup to the Soufflť food was disgusting. Our friends did say the $850 bottle of wine was good.Read Full Review
Creepy.Read Full Review
Laguna is a place I won't share with many (just one person, actually). It's one of my favorite places on the planet and it is swarming with delectable fare. There is, however, one incredible gem amidst the coast that stands out among the rest - The Montage Hotel and Resort. The minute you pull into the valet you know you're about to experience luxury. One...Read Full Review
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