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Five Crowns
Five Crowns

Five Crowns Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefivecrowns.com
  • Email: FiveCrownsReservations@LawrysOnline.com
  • Phone: (949) 760-0331
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Greg Harrison
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our Executive Chef Greg Harrison can design a special menu for your occasion. Please call Sales and Marketing at (949) 760-1115 for menu descriptions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poppy
  • Public Transit: Pacific Coast Highway and Poppy on the #1 Bus.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking for $4.00. Street parking is also available.
A word from Five Crowns
Thank you for choosing the Five Crowns, a beautiful replica of one of England's oldest country inns in beautiful Corona del Mar. Dress code is casual. Should your plans change or if you are running late, please let us know. The award-winning food, wine list, exceptional service and unmistakable style that have made Five Crowns a dining legend since 1965 awaits you. We look forward to your visit.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good prime rib. Is it worth the money? Not really. Other competitors have similar caliber for 10 bucks less. Nice dining experience overall, though"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server Shelly was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, my Crown Cut Prime Rib of Beef was somewhat disappointing, since it had quite a bit of grizzle. Creamed spinach on the other hand was very good. When I mentioned the grizzle factor to our server, she relayed that message to the Chef who apologized and consequently insisted on removing the charge for a chocolate soufflé dish from our bill, although I asked him not to. Due to night time driving restrictions on our part, we had not visited the Five Crowns restaurant in some years, although we used to enjoy it then. Based on this particular visit, I would be hard pressed to recommend it now."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Celebrating my daughter's birthday this week, we had an excellent server and a quiet corner table by the fireplace (except for an odd sound track of pop music). Overall, the place feels tired. Our dining room emptied by 7:30 while the scene in the Side Door section of the restaurant was lively, the room packed and the food looked good. We four ordered traditional Prime Rib options. The Five Crowns cut was nearly 1/3 bone but the meat was tasty though pricey at $39. The Pride salad, an old favorite was salty to the point of being inedible. Other 1st course choices of Mushroom soup and Lobster Bisque were tasty. So for $80+ per person you may expect a staid evening of prime rib with the usual accompaniments. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We have been going here for over 40 years and still love it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had two unexpected dinner guest show up for our party and the staff made instant arrangements for their seating and service event though it was prime dining time on a Friday night and our table was reserved by the fireplace."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Even though it's a little pricey, you don't mind because the food is superb. Our service has always been far above any expectations. One FINE DINE!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been going to the Five Crowns for over 30 years and have found that experience has deteriorated over the last two or three years. Food quality, ambiance (change away from the old English) & service deterioration are evident."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love 5 Crowns, who doesn't? Quiet.classy, romantic. Mr. Tommy M.'s regaling with stories and history also makes dining fun and memorable, Only complaints this evening were lukewarm food and a server that, though friendly enough, seemed in a hurry, and performed her duties in a merely perfunctory manner. They weren't that busy, and for the price, there's no reason food shouldn't arrive piping hot. Will go back though."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The best prime rib in the world? Yes! We have been dining at Lawry's (parent company of Five Crowns) for years. When living in Chicago and now California, we never fail to receive first-rate service and memorable prime rib. Seafood choices are available as well as other tempting items."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We dearly love the prime rib. It literally melts in your mouth (English Cut). The atmosphere reminds us of England with lovely views from the dining room windows onto the patio."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's birthday and had a perfect evening. There were 6 in our party and everyone enjoyed the evening immensely."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We love the Five Crowns and dine here every chance we get. Their menu does change depending on what is available and fresh along with their well known prime rib. Everything was delicious from start to finish."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "An established location that my wife and I wanted to go to, turned out to be the local hangout for the over 60 crowd.... Nothing wrong with that, but definitely not the place for my wife's 28th Bday!! Onto the food........ Hmmm..... A bit disappointing, any place that hails as a fine dining establishment, but can't serve hot mashed potatoes, leaves me pondering "how hard is that to get right"!! Salmon tartare was delicious Risotto was quite good, something crunchy in there should be left out, maybe artichoke?? Dunno... Do away with it, it messes with the mouth feel Pork was a bit undercooked.... Not a good thing for pork Mashed were served cold... Twice!! Even after the sweet server (Britney) insisted on letting chef know. Dessert comped"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The beef was excellent but everything else that came with it was too creamy and rich. You have a choice of Creamed corn or Creamed spinach. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant. I would go back onlqy if I was dying for prime rib."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My wife and I have enjoyed 5 Crowns for a number of years. It is our "go to" place for birthdays and anniversaries. I appreciate the traditions, but also welcome the newer more creative additions to the menu. My wife usually sticks with the Prime Rib. While I enjoy that also, I like to try to get more fish into my diet so I often have chosen the Salmon or other seafood item.The service is consistently excellent. We have used the "Two for" specials a few times and find them a good value. Over the years we have had occasion to visit your sister restaurants-Tam O'Shanter and Lawry's (in Las Vegas). They are good, with a similar menu, but we continue to prefer our favorite-5 Crowns."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "No-one cooks steak and prime rib like 5 Crowns, - excellent food and very good sommelier."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Plenty of variety and several old favorites."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The music did not fit the atmosphere, too loud for dining and I cannot eat ambiance. What was a landmark Is us now a bus stop for under cooked food that was also cold. Had to send my dinner back! The only thing that was good was the hot dinner rolls. This is not the restaurant I have patronized for years. Go to Antonello's! Consistently good food. We will not be back to 5 Crowns."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A new experience every time we visite Five Crowns.We enjoyed their food and quality of service."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I will not eat prime rib anywhere but Lawry's Restaurants. My sister and I always celebrate our birthdays there, as we did last Sunday night. The only thing I will always miss are the times we sat around the piano bar and sang all evening long. Those were the greatest times! We also love to go to the Side Door for early dinners. Five Crowns will always be our very favorite place to dine!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The Five Crowns, like the other Lawry's restaurants, still has the best and most delicious prime rib dinners. The Five Crowns has a number of other dishes as well, so patrons can eat there as often as they like and enjoy a variety of tasty menu selections. The service is excellent. Sadly, they toned down the 16th century Tudor theme which was so charming and unique, but the ambience is still warm and inviting."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Service was great. The ambiance was quiet and relaxed. The food was underwhelming. For the price I was expecting to be blown away, but was disappointed at the taste, texture, and overall quality of the prime rib I ordered."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th anniversary at 5 Crowns. The ambience and service were excellent. The cheese charcuterie could have offered a little more. My prime rib was cooked to perfection, but, was somewhat tough, and not a lot of flavor. But, all in all, a very pleasent evening."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our experience was amazing. Our server was a gem. Fun, witty and informative about the history of the restaurant. We have not been to the restaurant in some time but now will visit often! Loved it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've been dining at 5 Crowns for over 35 years...it's always been our "go to" place for birthday or anniversary celebration dinners. Sunday, we took our children, their spouses and 2 young grandsons to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a 5:30 reservation so we could eat, relax and be finished before the little ones grew tired. Service was so SLOW, we weren't served our entrees until 6:45. When dinner finally came, the roast beef was fatty, half rare - half well done (on the same slice), potatoes were crusty as if they'd been under a warming lamp...and we were all so ready to leave after the long wait and challenge of keeping the little ones entertained no one enjoyed their meal. No explanation or apology about the wait..."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Prime rib portions need to be larger. Cost not justified"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Every aspect of our experience was outstanding. The staff were very warm and pleasant. Service was quick. We felt like royalty. The food was perfect. Double cut rib eye was huge and very savory. The Scottish salmon was the best salmon I've ever had. It was so tender, moist, and flavorful. The truffle Mac and cheese was very tasty but was almost too cheesy. We got engaged that night and we were blessed with some celebratory champagne and then a celebratory desert at the end. Everyone there really cares about the customer and the experience. We will go again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food, service, ambiance all were perfect making the visit excellent. Will be back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a permanent place on our dining list! This is the place if you like prime rib! The service is outstanding, and if you want a great bar scene you can go to side bar located inside the lobby of Five Crowns. Well be back!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Newport Beach "treasure" showing its age. Needs an upgrade in the interior. Prime Rib was just average nothing special. Our server was friendly and competent. It had been many years since we have dined here and I now know why."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The Five Crowns in Corona del Mar is one of the finest restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. The food is delicious, our servers Maria and Rebecca were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend asking for them. It was so nice that a manager came and visited my date and I just to make sure everything was going well. I love the Five Crowns!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "One of the best OC Restaurant week deals! Most places skimp on the portions for OCRW, but not here! Our starters and desserts were full size, and so was our prime rib, about a 8 ounce serving. We left the restaurant full! For a little more than the price of the main course, you get a full meal and great service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the server(s) was very knowledgeable and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They did not check us in properly, leaving us at table and the other couple in bar for 20 mins. As they were to,d we were not there yet."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for restaurant week and had a wonderful time. The food was exquisite and the service was top-notch. It would be a great place to spend a special occasion and the decor makes for a beautiful and romantic dinner location."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Five Crowns has been one of our family special occasion restaurants for many years. This evening was just two girl friends enjoying a reunion at a favorite restaurant. We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and found the traditional prime rib dinner excellent as usual. The Restuarant Week wine list was a nice surprise and very much appreciated. A lovely, comfortable evening."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Just that. I am very picky, and it is hard to keep me happy on all fronts. Well, this restaurant experience was just breathtaking. The best I have ever had, I think. And I have been to many fine dining, expensive restaurants. We will be coming back here monthly, if not weekly."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 53rd anniversary at Five Crowns. It was a wonderful experience for both of us. I must admit it was a bit expensive, but a very memorial night. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We decided to go to the opening night of OC Restaurant Week, after looking over several menus we chose this one. The wedge salad was lacking the tangy blue cheese crumbles and the dressing tasted like bland ranch. Most important part of the 1st course..I pulled a long at least 8 inch hair out of my mouth from the salad. UGH! I tried to eat my shrimp dish but the polenta was like paste at the bottom of the plate and besides I could not get the hair out of my mind. My husband had the prime rib, cut was so thin and small, very disappointing and the creamed spinach.where is the cream the cream corn no better. We both finished with the cheese cake which did not taste anything like the description on the menu. we only enjoyed the wine we brought."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have always met with friends and relatives to have a special dinner at 5 Crowns for the past 20-25 years and we have always been pleased with the food and service. Tommy, now ambassador, is still there to meet and greet and seeing him is a special treat !"
    Dined on 2/15/2014