Irenia Restaurant

img_9836Chef-owner Ryan Garlitos boldly takes his Filipino restaurant where none in O.C. have gone before: upscale modern. The compact menu presents a cuisine cobbled from his grandmother Irenia’s cooking, distinct Filipino flavors, modern technique, and seasonal provisions. The results are challenging, delicious, and exciting. The bar’s creative cocktails and desserts by pastry phenom Ashley Guzman add up to a bona fide treasure we hope weathers the oft-harsh demands of downtown.