Pacific City’s glassy, glossy 230-venue delivers the paint-box sunsets sought by tourists, datenighters, and special-occasion splurgers looking to dine with a dazzling view. Alas, Blackhouse Hopitality’s first O.C. effort tackles a disparate menu of American fare, from steaks to steam kettles to Nea-style pizza—even oysters and charcuterie. Local vet Tin Vuong oversees a promising kitchen that is sometimes over its head. Solid bets include pizzas, bouillabaisse, lamb meatballs, and duck confit Milanese.

21016 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach


Breakfast until late night.


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