Five Crowns
Five Crowns

Five Crowns

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefivecrowns.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: Steve Kling
  • 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 chef de cuisine Steve Kling 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Five Crowns reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (81)neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (33)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (18)great for outdoor dining (13)great for brunch (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Five Crowns dishes up an outstanding evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I took my wife out for her Birthday and the table was quiet (well it was a Monday night) and the service was outstanding. We had just attended our daughters wedding rehearsal dinner the week before on the patio (a beautiful setting for such an event) and had a question regarding the wine served. The wine steward was gracious and came to our table to answer all of our questions. All in all an outstanding night and the food, as always, was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointment
    Disapointed
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We are preferred patrons and dine there for special occasions. We had to wait over 30 minutes for our entrees after our salads and my prime rib was not prepared to my request of medium. It was very rare. That episode was very surprising to us since we have patronized the restaurant for many years. Our waitress and her superior were very apologetic for the situation but it marred my birthday dinner somewhat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Celebration!
    Surprisemar
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were celebrating with friends & family my wife's 65th BD. Had 6:30 reservations, got there early & they seated right away to a round table for 5, right by the fireplace! Service, Patrick, was our waiter, was top notch the whole evening! ! He gave great choices, allowed you to change items on the menu, very attentive, everyone was. Water, coffee, plates cleaned, etc was always done promptly. Food was delicious, gave my wife a birthday lemon meringue dessert, plus we ordered the chocolate souffle! Totally enjoyed our evening! Prices are what you would expect, ambience was great. Thank you 5 Crowns, hope to return again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for prime rib.
    TeamWeichman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been enjoying this place for over 30+ years...just a great place for the choice prime rib..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Has been a couple of years but found this restaurant has turned from a fun and exciting destination to flat and boring. First disappointment was the online menu did not match the actual menu, especially when you're looking forward to the Lobster Bisque and found it missing. The service was good however I felt our waiter (dressed and groomed rather shabby) was reciting from a written descriptions and was in a hurry. I was also looking forward to their Rack of Lamb that was no longer on the menu and replaced with a Lamb Sirloin, good but nothing exciting or inventive. Another thing I like in high end restaurants is a featured dinner presentation. When I asked I got the "Deer in the headlights" stare.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Night out
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    If I have to uses just one word Outstanding!!! Thanks you
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Five Crowns
    Chevy1956
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I made a reservation for my wife's birthday surprise and from the moment we entered the staff wished her a happy birthday. She felt very special and honored The food was awesome and our server was teriffic. I cant wait to go again Thank yoy Five Crowns
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dr M Lacey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Once again, a fabulous experience. Best birthday ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jirden
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    As always, the food was excellent. Service was good. Ordering prime rib at any of the Lawry's restaurants is always a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School
    BHDiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have moved away from the area 15 years ago. Had been eating here for 15 years before that. Were in town and went back for the memories. Food was as good as remembered!! Great Prime Rib!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Great BUT.....................
    StreamlinerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    When we arrived a young, bearded, skinny man in what I would call "hipster" dress, including jeans and sneakers, said " Hi, how ya doin" as he walked through the foyer. I asked my wife "do we know him?" She was as dumbfounded as I was. Later, we find out that he is "one of the managers." No offense, but a manager at a place like FC should be clean cut and dressed in a white shirt, jacket & TIE! As patrons who remember FC from BEFORE it changed dramatically, regardless of how good the F & S is, it is heartbreaking to see things like the Home-Depot-Like ultra tacky light fixtures recently installed in the once romantic "Main Dining Room," or the "Dansk-Outlet-Store" stoneware crocks, etc. FC is still headed downhill and what a shame!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • George ahad
    Georgeahad1
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Warm, nice spot ... Romantic .. I do recommend it for couples ... Good food ..
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Prime Rib Dinner
    Food4Life
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    If you are looking for the classic special occasion spot, then this is the place to go to. The somewhat old english house atmosphere, complete with overstuffed rolling chairs, and dim lighting. The crowd is older too, but suprisingly the music was sort of the Garden State Soundtrack with occasional country or an Eagles song in there. The food is good, but not great, they did the prime rib well, but for what it costs it should have been better. The service was very nice, and what you would expect for a high end resturant. This was a first time to this resaurant and it will probably be the last - wanted to experiance the place, but once is enough.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner
    eztuplz
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our anniversary was really great at Five Crowns. We've been going there for years and enjoy it each time. To start things off we were offered complementary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered the Filet Mignon for two. Done too perfection with a superb presentation. Pumpkin cheesecake for desert. Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Service great though we missed the females. Food portions smaller but prime rib is great. Yorkshire pudding little overdone. Complimentary birthdat desert much appreciated. The place was quiet! Hooray!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime rib is getting saltier...
    Michie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Last time I went to Five Crowns, I thought their famous prime rib was getting saltier. This time, I ordered a lamb dish and my hubby got the same prime rib. I tried a couple of bite of his prime rib and got really shocked. It's just salty...before any other flavor, the saltiness came up and didn't taste anything else anymore...what's going on? Also, again last time, I got the latte at the end. It was not hot at all...colder than lukewarm and this time, almost just cold. I'm wondering if they have ever tested their espresso machine... We still like the overall experience at Five Crowns but after these 2, we will not come back for a while...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Iloveagoodsteak
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been to Five Crowns a number of times but never upstairs. What a pleasant experience. Great service, great food and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoyable
    alphonso14VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What are you looking for A special occasion restaurant or just a quiet evening for a relaxing dinner the five crowns is always great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lawrys VIP Member??
    BummedInOC
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Checked in (for reservation) with a very average hostess; asked if VIP member. When we replied no, felt like we received the "other" seating and a random server and an even worse/nastier (if possibly) person delivering our food to the table. We've been here many times before but were so unhappy this time, we probably won't go back again due to overall service/server.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    DRodriguez
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was my wife's birthday and didn't wanted to drive too far from Monarch Beach. We'd been into Lawry's in Beverly Hills several times but was never impressed. The amount of food is what always make us go back. This time was different as not only the quantity was excellent but the quality was superb! We already made plans to go back this weekend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    Sissy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went the other night and had a very good experience. Perfect for my daughter birthday. Was served by Omar who was awesome and always made sure we were okay. Definitely would recommend this place to other families looking for a nice night out to a classy restaurant. When you go ask for Omar he is awesome. What a wonderful evening! Omar did a great job and made the evening extra special for my daughter. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Drummer
    Drmdrm
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant is about 60 miles from my home so after a long drive, I was looking forward to an enjoyable evening. The receptionist was very accommodating. We were seated in the main dining room and it was very comfortable. The waiters and other servers were top notch with no complaints. The food was good but compared to Ruth Chris or Fleming s, not so much. I asked for an end cut of prime beef and I received an end sliver - about a quarter inch of burnt meat. My wife had a Filet and said it did not have much flavor. The sides were very good. We especially enjoy the chocolate souffle. The trip was well worth this amazing dessert. We may come back but it would be for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating her birthday at the restaurant and the table attendant brought her a small cup of dessert with a candle on it. That was a real surprise to her and very appreciated. We had very nice evening with excellent food and good wine, and service. We hope to go back some day and recommend Five Crowns highly to any one .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost a perfect evening
    Heinz57
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The Five Crowns is a very fine restaurant with great food and fine ambiance. We had the Filet for two and it was cooked to perfection and the mushrooms and asparagus were cooked perfectly as were he mashed potatoes. The "Ambassador of Good Will" Tommy is delightful and makes your dining experience really special. The only negative was the fact that when the restaurant called to confirm my reservation, I mentioned that it was my wife's birthday and they seemed to have forgotten that. This, however, may have been because we ordered one of their special deserts at the beginning of the meal. Overall, it was an outstanding experience and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2dineInLA
    Luv2dineInLA
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've dined at Five Crowns many, (many) times over the years. The service and food are ALWAYS exemplary, this dining experience was no difference. Although known for their prime rib, I prefer this sister store of the Lawry's the Prime Rib for their "other than Prime Rib" menu. Starting the meal with the artichoke appetizer was just enough for two, the wedge salad is one of my personal favorites as it has large pieces of bacon and chives (not onions), the roasted chicken is my personal favorite. Since we are celebrating a birthday (mine) I was gifted a beautifully presented triffel. All in all a delightfully delicious experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No longer the Five Crowns of old
    Lammas
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    No longer owned by the Lawrys Group. No more waitress w white cap. Popovers were tiny. Food served within 3 min of ordering. Not how I remember it and won't go again :(
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  • my favorite restaurant in NB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I had a dinner with my children and a guest. I felt like the size of prime rib got smaller, but it was all good overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Place
    JonT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and i have been coming to this restaurant for over twenty years, mostly to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. We spent 2 1/2 hours enjoying the atmosphere which was romantic and quiet (even though it was fairly busy on a Sat evening and had a reception in their outdoor garden). Our server was excellent and didn't "rush" us so we could enjoy the evening. Will continue to celebrate our special occassions at this fantastic restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made a special occasion even better
    Neighbors
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Can't say enough about the great staff -- they make special occasions very special in their fine dining area and yet they also know how to make you feel right at home in their casual Side Door pub next door. It is truly a gem in Corona del Mar!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great place to have a romantic quiet dinner, I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    SpecialEvening
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this weekend and had dinner at Five Crowns, one of our favorite restaurants. Everything was fantastic!! We were greeted at the front with a Happy Anniversary by the hostess. The waitress Karin was wonderful and very attentive and the food was delicious as always. It was a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We both had the most delectable Prime Rib dinner imaginable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was absolutely delicious !!! Service was top notch !!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MimSB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All Lawry's restaurants are NOT created equal. After dining at the Las Vegas location, we were highly impressed. Tried both the Five Crowns and Tam O'Shanter. Had mediocre food at both....nothing like their Vegas counterpart. Will not be returning to either...but may make the trip to Vegas just to dine there again!!!
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  • Good experience.
    Flip
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good experience. Excellent food. Outstanding service. Friendly place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatergoer
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Melt in your mouth tender, delicious prime rib! Excellent, friendly, attentive service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nick
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    the service was great and the food (prime rib) was excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as always
    Michie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This restaurant has been the place to go when "we want to get pampered with great foods and service" and "want great protein!" for my husband and me. This time, we brought 3 friends. 1 married couple and 1 close friend. The couple had never been. We had a great time/experience/food. Probably, we were noisy for the other groups (sorry...). This couple just signed the contract to buy a new house on that day and we celebrated that. We are definitely going back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    LoveCDM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service great - server Phil. Food great. Will go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • An old friend
    zoomboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For many years 5 Crowns has been our "go to" place for Anniversaries, Birthdays or other special events. It is also the place we choose when just the two of us want a quality dinner. We appreciate most of the changes and can count on the quality of service and food. We have visited your Tam O'Shanter and Lawry's and they are all good. However, we still prefer our local favorite-5 Crowns.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate