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Second Course

Second Course are smaller restaurant reviews from Orange Coast magazine’s print edition, covering dining in all of Orange County.

Second Course: Babette’s

Born in East Hampton, this Pacific Coast sibling, open since October, is easily the most posh new girl on campus at Crystal Cove Promenade. I just wish the pricey, health-minded American cuisine by executive chef Michael B. Powell was executed more consistently.

Second Course: A Restaurant

For a few moments, I am bat-blind and loving it. Ducking into dark A Restaurant on a sunny afternoon, my brain perceives this as “retro delights ahead.”
Beef Dip

Second Course: The Bungalow

I’m at The Bungalow, and it’s teeming with men. Where are the ladies who lunch? Now that Corona del Mar’s dinner-house darling serves midday fare after 19 years of pampering its steak-and-martini fans...

There Are Perfectly Good Lunch Cocktails at Bello by Sandro Nardone

Bello isn't your stereotypical Italian restaurant.