The vibe is decidedly laid-back at Tanner’s, the fine-dining restaurant and bar at the new Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. Consider the views here, just south of Pacific City: ocean and p alms from the expansive deck, the hotel pool, and chef Igor Krichmar in action at the cherry- and citrus-wood-fired grill in the glass-enclosed kitchen. He serves Spanish-chorizo tacos with scrambled eggs, corn salsa, and cumin crème fraîche at breakfast; the Boston Burger or Mojo Pork Cubano sandwich at lunch; and a 60-day-dry-aged tomahawk steak for two at dinner ($120). A disarming piece of art featuring choreographed figurines on the wall of the stairwell separates Tanner’s from its stunningly chic Treehouse Lounge. Tanner’s breakfast, $9 to $17; lunch and dinner, $12 to $120; dessert, $6 to $10; cocktails, $14.
One floor above Tanner’s Restaurant, is Treehouse lounge, where you’ll find a seagull’s view of Surf City’s fabled waves. Look left and ogle the cabana action at the resort’s sparkling pool. Drinks are pricey and strong at the circular bar under a canopy of rattan baskets that glow after dark.
21080 Pacific Coast Highway, 714-698-6130, tannershb.com