Reunion Kitchen + Drink

Popular with the locals, this dapper haunt oozes

bonhomie thanks to a solid team led by

 industry vet Scott McIntosh, whose feel-good American

classics are consistently executed by a tight

kitchen. Service is sharp. Look for a homey meatloaf,

laudable fried chicken with yummy mashers

and fresh biscuits, and house-made desserts.

Modern cocktails and a roomy patio only increase

the pleasure factor.

5775 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road,

714-283-1062. A second location (not yet reviewed) in Laguna Beach.

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See our full review here.