Main Course

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

Main Course: Balboa Bay Resort

Waterline and A&O, the newly renovated restaurants at Balboa Bay Resort, respectively score a big hit and a near-miss from Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz.

Main Course: Oak Grill, Where You’ll Come for the Patio, But Stay for the...

Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz says a recent makeover lifted Oak Grill at The Island Hotel from expense-account land to resort-glam—with help from chef Marc Johnson’s menu.

Main Course: Anaheim Packing House

At Anaheim Packing House, O.C.’s newest food hall, Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz surveys the many counter service options, from fresh Indian to traditional Southern.

Main Course: The Winery

There’s no denying that the gorgeous harborside setting at The Winery is something to behold, but Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz finds that the food isn’t yet at the same level.

Main Course: Reunion Kitchen + Drink

By the time Reunion Kitchen + Drink took over in December, my melancholy advanced to full-blown cynicism. So I expect my first visit to be bittersweet at best. But, after one sip at the very busy bar, I’m unexpectedly impressed.

AnQi by Crustacean

AnQi arrives with all the buzz of a Hollywood A-lister. Its famous sister is celeb-friendly Crustacean in Beverly Hills. It’s run by the An...