The Mayors Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen

3300 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

949-524-6160

Located on the site of the original Newport Beach City Hall, Mayor’s Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen is Lido House’s signature dining venue. Executive Chef Partner Riley Huddleston brings a decade of culinary power as a chef, mixologist, pastry chef and restaurateur to the Mayor’s Table with seafood and vegetable-forward cuisine. Menu highlights include a […]

Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/details/npbak-lido-house-autograph-collection/6069548

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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 […]

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Babette’s

7962 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast, CA, 92657

949-715-9915

Born in East Hampton, this Pacific Coast sibling, open since October, is easily the poshest new girl on campus at Crystal Cove Promenade.

Website: http://babettesoc.com/

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Provenance

2531 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-718-0477

Chef-owner-dreamer Cathy Pavlos rekindles her farm-to-fork childhood at this ambitious Eastbluff venue that includes a tricked-out kitchen and bar, and a 1,300-square-foot organic garden…

Website: http://provenanceoc.com/

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Selanne Steak Tavern

1464 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-715-9881

Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne cements his brand with this stylish upscale steak joint in the vastly retooled French 75 space on PCH…

Website: http://www.selannesteaktavern.com/

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Arc

3321 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

949-500-5561

Chef-owner Noah Blom’s vision for his “new American roast house cuisine” focuses on the allure of wood-oven cooking…

Website: http://www.arcrestaurant.com

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Juliette Kitchen & Bar

1000 Bristol St. N., Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-752-5854

In the former Tradition by Pascal location, the revamped space hums with locals happy to find an accessible haunt where food is king…

Website: http://www.juliettenb.com

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Nick’s

440 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-376-8595

Perched on Laguna’s prime stretch of Coast Highway, this inviting, urbane bar and grill lures grownups who prefer to skip the surfer grub scene…

Website: http://nicksrestaurants.com/

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Hopscotch Tavern

136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA, 92832

714-871-2222

The affable downtown watering hole is unabashedly keen on booze…

Website: http://www.hopscotchtavern.com/

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The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA, 92805

714-817-4200

Oozing top-notch ambition, The Ranch rides into town packing big guns—executive chef Michael Rossi, and his brother, pastry chef David…

Website: http://theranch.com

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Nick’s

213 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA, 92672

949-481-2200

Situated on a prime stretch of vintage Avenida del Mar, this inviting bar and grill is just urbane enough to lure grownups who prefer to skip the surfer grub scene…

Website: http://www.thenickco.com

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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA, 92629

949-661-7799

Rambling Craftsman architecture and a lovely terraced patio supply a handsome backdrop for mesquite-grilled chophouse favorites and comfort classics…

Website: http://www.saltcreekgrille.com

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Paul Martin’s American Grill

534 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA, 92618

949-453-1144

A major player at the Spectrum in Irvine, this inviting 260-seat venue offers a plain-spoken, single-page carte of highly seasonal American dishes…

Website: http://paulmartinsamericanbistro.com/

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Tommy Bahama’s Bar & Grill

400 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-376-6886

The nifty retool of the Heisler Building on Coast Highway lends a local vibe to the newest outpost of this beachy lifestyle boutique-bar-bistro mashup…

Website: http://www.tommybahama.com

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A Restaurant

3334 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

949-650-6505

Swanky yet relaxed, this Coast Highway landmark is helmed by veteran executive chef Jon Blackford. A smattering of old reliables…

Website: http://www.arestaurantnb.com

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Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain

116 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA, 92866

714-532-6315

This landmark hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1899. Regulars come for foursquare diner staples: burgers, fries, grilled-cheese sandwiches…

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Cedar Creek Inn

20 Pointe Drive, Brea, CA, 92821

714-255-5600

A gorgeous patio, welcoming lounge, and attractive dining room lend upscale charisma to this handsome eatery…

Website: http://www.cedarcreekinn.com

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Wildfish Seafood Grille

The Bluffs, 1370 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-720-9925

Despite new ownership by the Darden Group, best known for megachains Red Lobster and the Olive Garden, Wildfish lures a devout loyal following…

Website: http://www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com

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