These Chains Get Kudos For Their Standout Dishes

Many big-name restaurants lure us with special fare. Here are five upscale multiples with dishes we can’t quit.
Blue crab with uni and caviar from Sushi Roku

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR
Forget a no-brainer pricey steak and book a Sunday Prime Rib dinner, a royal feast with a choice of sauces, salads, and desserts for an impressive $43. Bloody-are middle to crispy end cut, it’s your call. Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach

Spaghetti Squash Casserole – Photo by True Food Kitchen

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
Lasagna goes lean with long planks of zucchini subbing for pasta in the hearty Spaghetti Squash Casserole topped with a blanket of bubbling cheese. Fashion Island, 451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach

R&D KITCHEN
Ding’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich is overtaking the long-popular Rubenesque as the sandwich of your dreams from this meticulous shop that rarely misses. Do splurge on the dreamy deviled eggs. Fashion Island, 555 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach

Crispy Chicken Sandwich from R&D Kitchen Photo by Brigette O.
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SUSHI ROKU
The sole O.C. branch of flashy L.A-based Sushi Roku delivers tasty peoplewatching, dramatic decor, and sophisticated Cal-Japanese creations. Blue crab with uni and caviar (ABOVE), lures you in, luscious flavors bring you back. Fashion Island, 327 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach

BANDERA
Avoid the iron-skillet cornbread if you want to stay hungry for the juicy Campfire Ribeye with blue cheese tomatoes. It’s the bravura steak you never saw coming, from a neighborhood sleeper. 3201 Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar

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