Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz has compellingly high praise for an old favorite’s new option:
Just tried the new In the Garden venue at Park Ave—it’s glorious. Open for dinner Tuesday through Friday only. Limited seating. Red-checkered table cloths, Chianti bottles on the tables, fiesta lights strung through the flourishing garden and an Italian violinist. Divine. Made-daily pastas and other Italian dishes on a menu completely separate from the main building’s steak-and-chops fare. Heavily garden influenced. Run don’t walk.—Gretchen Kurz
Park Ave Restaurant, 112000 Beach Blvd., Stanton, 714-901-4400.