Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

After a long break from O.C. debuts, serial restaurateur David Wilhelm returned in his typically bold way with this spiffy 256-seat venue in glossy The Village at La Floresta. North county residents swarm the upbeat space, noshing on comfort classics, steaks, and booze-food snacks. Best betws include burgers and prime rib. Desserts are huge, if ordinary.

3325 E. Imperial Highway,

714-733-1310.

See Dana Point location.

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