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230 Forest

230 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-494-2545

Lagunatics and sightseers mingle at this lively open-air cafe, where the martinis are as popular as the modern California cuisine…

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A Restaurant

3334 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

949-650-6505

Swanky yet relaxed, this Coast Highway landmark is helmed by veteran executive chef Jon Blackford. A smattering of old reliables…

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Alessá

234 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-497-8222

This village center magnet for robust Italian by chef-owner Alessandro Pirozzi boasts a prosciutto-and-mozzarella bar…

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Anaheim White House

887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA, 92805

714-772-1381

In a vintage mansion that resembles 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., owner Bruno Serato indulges his flair for high style…

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Andrea Ristorante

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast, CA, 92660

949-467-6800

The Resort at Pelican Hill’s deluxe dining room is named for noted Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), but the elegant northern Italian dishes…

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Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

2607 Main St., Irvine, CA, 92614

949-387-8887

Irvine’s corporate zone is home to this slick, spacious restaurant that focuses on seasonal cuisine built on local, sustainable foods…

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AnQi by Crustacean

3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

714-557-5679

Tight focus on the fare makes dining at this South Coast Plaza hot spot better than ever…

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Antonello Ristorante

South Coast Plaza Village, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

714-751-7153

Thirty years young and counting, South Coast Plaza’s Italian grand diva still reigns for ultrafine feasting on authentic…

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Arc

3321 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

949-500-5561

Chef-owner Noah Blom’s vision for his “new American roast house cuisine” focuses on the allure of wood-oven cooking…

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Au Lac

16563 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA, 92708

714-418-0658

A miraculous menu of traditional Vietnamese and Chinese dishes, without meat or fish…

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Babette’s

7962 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast, CA, 92657

949-715-9915

Born in East Hampton, this Pacific Coast sibling, open since October, is easily the poshest new girl on campus at Crystal Cove Promenade.

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Back Bay Bistro

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Coast, CA, 92657

949-729-1144

Though you won’t see ocean waves, waterfront seating on the quiet bay abounds at this relaxed venue…

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Bar Louie

2467 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA, 92782

657.206.4600

Bar Louie Now Open @ The District in Tustin!

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Bayside

900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

949-721-1222

Bayside celebrates its teenage years with a classy makeover that injects its harbor-side location…

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Bistango

19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA, 92612

949-752-5222

A longtime airport-area mainstay, Bistango has remained surprisingly contemporary, with creative dishes such as…

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Blue Agave

18601 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA, 92886

714-970-5095

Southwestern favorites, from tamales to carnitas, and mole enchiladas in generous portions…

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Bluefin

Crystal Cove Promenade, Newport Coast, CA, 92657

949-715-7373

Adroit chef Takashi Abe applies his considerable talents to pristine ingredients he fashions into gorgeous works of edible Japanese art…

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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-675-3474

Classic rich chowder, grilled trout, and fried clams share the daily menu with modern dishes such as…

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