Main Course

Main Course reviews are in-depth restaurant reviews from Orange County’s dining experts, Orange Coast magazine.

Old Brea Chop House is an Instant Hit with Steakhouse Classics and Savvy Service

The intimate space is comfy yet utterly contemporary.

David Wilhelm’s Tavern House Offers Fun Favorites and Worthy Fresh Creations

Tavern House menus read like a playlist of the O.C. dining icon's historic hits with dishes inspired by popular items from prior ventures.

Knife Pleat Combines an Inviting Space With a Sublime Menu

South Coast Plaza is wise to create a striking home for this lofty team.

Fusion Transplant Bistro Provincia Combines Variety With Solid Value in Dana Point

A something-for-everyone destination with a welcoming vibe and solid values on every front.

Refined Simplicity Shines At Oliver’s Osteria in Laguna Beach

"Oliver’s turns out some astounding Italian fare, seasoned with talent, integrity, and tradition."

Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge: Upmarket Steaks, Premium Seafood, and a Killer Light Show

Our review of Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Tupelo Junction Cafe: Southern Sensibility with a Tasty, Home-Grown Edge

It's southern sensibility with a tasty, home-grown edge.

Meizhou Dongpo: It’s all about the duck at Irvine’s upscale Sichuan dining experience

It's the first O.C. outpost of the 120-unit Beijing restaurant chain.

Spirited Cooking is Key to Lido Marina Village Jewel Lido Bottle Works

Open since May, it exists thanks to last year’s overdue glossing up of dowdy Lido Marina Village.