Best New Restaurants Celebration This Week

There are just a few tickets left for our party.
The food at Gema in San Clemente, our Restaurant of the Year. Photo by Emily J. Davis

It’s time to celebrate our honorees for 2023 Best New Restaurants! Our picks this year are spread across the county, from Anaheim Hills and Orange to Silverado Canyon and all the way down to San Clemente, with lots of spots in between. In addition to being geographically diverse, the places we’ve selected also offer styles for every taste: Mexican, Thai, French, Mediterranean, Japanese, and a few delicious fusion restaurants that can’t be easily categorized. If you’re eager to try this delectable food but not excited about traversing the county to do it, there’s no better opportunity to sample bites from all the winners than at our Best New Restaurants party this Thursday at South Coast Plaza. There are only a few tickets left, so don’t wait. See you there!

Read more about our 2023 Best New Restaurants picks:

Gema (Restaurant of the Year)

Attaboy at Riviera (Cocktail of the Year)

Spaghetti Squash & Braised Green Enchiladas at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens (Dish of the Year





Hanuman Thai Eatery

Kai Blossoms

PUBlic Legacy

INI Ristorante