Dinner with a View
This is just a fun, decent place to dine, and has been for many years. It's not 5 Star wonderful, but then the prices are reasonable, the view is wonderful, the wine selection is decent, the food is very good and the staff is very accommodating. I've never had a bad experience here.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth it
Amazing views, excellent steak ( in fact all of our table had no complaints ) , priced fair, great service....Oh yes, and great salad bar and soup.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we arrived, our friends were outside with drinks/appetizers. There was no pressure to leave the al fresco lounge area to be seated in the dining room. We had the option to remain outside to dine or to dine inside. Every table has a great view; food very good but not outstanding. Salad bar is average for fine dining and your salad plate is a pie tin. There is a little bit of self parking; spots fill up early. The valet is complementary (other than the tip). The view is amazing! Expect to pay between $22-$30 per entree, which includes the soup/salad bar.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always get great service,
We always get great service, great food and a perfect view
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at the OC Mining Co.
This was my first time at the OC Mining Co. We went through the week at 7pm and it wasn't crowded at all. When you walk in, it has a Knott's Berry Farm feel to it. We were seated at a table near the window so we could enjoy the view and sunset. I ordered the Baby Back Ribs with garlic potatoes and my girlfriend ordered the Veggie Plate. Everything was cooked just right and had good flavors. The ribs rack was so big, it hung off the sides of my plate. When you order entrees, you get a soup and salad bar included as well as cheese bread. The cream corn soup was pretty good as was the cheese bread. I had 2 beers and my girlfriend had 2 glasses of wine and the total was around $100 with tax/ tip. Not to bad overall and I would go back again.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great view, go for a burger only
a burger and beer you wont be dissappointed. the filet . .so so . .calamari . .so so
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our food and the view at this novel restaurant. Highly recommend.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time with my wife as we watched the sun set and had a lookout over the city. Service was great and so were the drinks.. Bartender gave us some drinks that didn't make you breathe fire. Food was excellent. If you are there around 9:30pm you can see the fireworks from Disneyland which makes it more of a romantic night. The place is set up like and old mine shaft but very nice inside. You can dress up or go casual.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the salad and soup bar.
Love the salad and soup bar. Something you don't find too often in a good restaurant . The only issue was we were not offered the prime rib special which was the main reason we booked this particular reservation.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with a Loved One.
We enjoyed our wonderful meal at a window seat. Overlooking the City of Orange, you can see the surrounding cities as well. Try and have your meal at sunset or in the evening by 9:30 to see the fireworks from Disneyland.
You can tell that Claim Jumper Restaurants came about after having visited the OC Mining Company. The Salad bar and Soup bar are really good. My fiancée enjoyed the Prime Rib while my choice was the Angus Rib Eye. Both were really nice and tender as well. Cheese bread was tasty. The portions are large so if you have a small appetite get a box to take home your left overs. The menu selection is good, but not as large as that of Claim Jumpers. That makes it nice We will comeback again and try other yummy options.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service were great - music was too loud though.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, but really getting pricey!
Took wife, young daughter, just-turned-21 daughter and her beau for birthday dinner. As usual, the view was spectacular, once they raised the sunscreens to let the sunset in. We all had steaks of one sort or another, all cooked as ordered and delicious, but in recent years the prices have soared!
Even with the included salad bar, the prices have definitely turned this into a place only for very special occasions. The bill for our table, including two small pitchers of margaritas, reasonable tip and no desserts was nearly $200! Thank goodness no one ordered the $4 baked potato!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best lobster ever
We order the Australian lobster tails and I have to say they were cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth like butter.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice view wonderful dining and great food. The only knock on my experience was the parking situation. Valet Parking was a mess.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met friends for a Sunday brunch reservation (party of 6). The hostess gave us a very small U-shaped booth, which was too cramped and not conducive for individual trips to the self-serve stations. Therefore, we asked for a table for 6 and had to wait another 20 minutes for that request. This was the first visit to this restaurant so next time the reservation will be stated more succinctly. The restaurant has many beautiful views, inside and outside. It's a real find. The food and service was excellent! The Sunday brunch provides many offerings and has something for everyone. Come ready to eat but don't expect a diet plate.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was a little confusion with sitting outside and food that is available on the patio. The patio does not serve dinner until 7pm we were told that our reservation was for 6:30pm we sat outside and thought we would enjoy it and have something to drink we waited and waited and waited and waited I got up to find that the waitress was serving people closest to the door area and we were around the side so I reminded her that we were around the corner, to our table I don't think it's her fault there was about 10 other people out there the manager should have put another server out there to help out we went inside to eat instead because if it would take that long to just get a drink order our food would have been cold by the time it got to us
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never miss it when travelling to CA
Been going there for twenty-five years. Now that I have moved out of state, I make sure to never miss it when I am in town.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wedding Anniversary dinner
My wife & I had dinner to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We had eaten here about 12 years ago once again on our anniversary. Everything was great but was disappointed in the upkeep of the place. Very much in need of some TLC.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having never dined here before, thought we were going in the entrance, but walked into a wedding party. Oops. The salad bar is legit.....Very good and fresh with lots of choices. Next time that's all I will order. I ordered the teriyaki chicken w/steamed veggies. The teriyaki sauce was not very tasty, but once I scraped the sauce off, the chicken was very good and juicy. The streamed veggies were barely cooked and not warm at all. My husband had the filet mignon w/garlic mashed potatoes. He said the filet was delicious but the mashed potatoes were over powering with the garlic. Our friend had a fish (not sure which one) w/garlic mashed potatoes, she said her meal was very good with the exception of the mashed potatoes.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food for a Great view!
The view is amazing! Definitely a great place to watch the sunset and stay to watch the city lights. The food is good but the menu is a bit dated for some. Standard steaks, nut crusted fish and teriyaki chicken with rice pilaf or garlic mash. Have to admit a pretty good soup and salad bar! The cheese bread is delicious. I have always experienced great service. A good place for out of towner's looking for a great view and a nice meal. However it is a bit pricey but is not short on the portions so ask about split plate charges.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a nice meal
Great quality food. Good service. A good experience to have, especially for the view. A place to be tried at least once, if not more.
Very pleased with everything. A nice place for a nice, quiet dinner. I wouldn't say it's totally gourmet, but it's definitely considerably more upscale than an average restaurant.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Dining Experience
We've been to Orange County Mining Co a few times and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is fun--from the moment you walk in. The views are to die for. Some restaurants with these attributes serve mediocre food, but not this place. My husband and I both ordered the filet and it was fantastic -- melt-in-your-mouth good! My cousin had the rib-eye, and he could not remember having had a better steak. The salad bar is a nice touch--even my non-veggie children could find fruit and soup to enjoy pre-dinner. To top it off, the waitress who took care of us was friendly and pleasant--as if she genuinely enjoyed taking care of us. All in all, a great dining experience.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old Time Favorite
We have been going to the Orange County Mining Company for so many years. The best part....it just gets better. The service is very special and the food never disappoints. Beautiful place for a sunset and amazing view of Orange County at night! Very spectacular!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here a couple times and really enjoy it every time! Great views and great food. Love it!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
i remembered The Orange County Mining Company from when I was there 30 years ago! My daughter just moved to Orange County this June and had not heard of it. When I came to visit her this week, remembering it from 30 years ago, I was delighted to find it on the web and made the reservation. I remembered having the artichoke back then and was delighted again to see it on the menu. Wanted to get there for the sunset and it was perfect. My daughter loved the chili and our steaks were scrumptious. It was a great experience then and now. Thank you for a really special evening! We'll be back!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
What A View!
The view is fantastic and the food was outstanding. We came in to the Orange County area on vacation and decided to come here for dinner, boy are we glad we did! it was one of the highlights of our vacation!
I highly recommend this restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience, Food and Service!
Had a great first experience and have already recommended this place to friends who will be attending soon. Anyone who visits or lives in Orange County NEEDS to come here at least once. Some may think the prices are high, until you actually experience it... worth every dime!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and so was the selection. The view is breathtaking. Make sure you have a reservation and arrive on time.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to make this a favorite go to place. I have been wanting to go for years and years, took a leap of faith and have to say as a Buffet groupie, this is by far the best brunch in Orange county, unless you want to spend a $100 at Ritz or Monarch, you are not going to find a better buffet. I actually will compare it to the Palms Christmas day Buffet in Vegas. Great Price, great food, great ambience, spectacular view of downtown LA, LA Harbor, Disneyland, the Pond, etc etc...
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Birthday Dinner
The restaurant on the website looked great and turned out to be as we had hoped. This place is not cheap but considering what you get, it's quite reasonable. Some outstanding memories start with the Shrimp Cocktail. I've been eating this all my life but what I got here was far beyond anything else I've ever had for flavor. Of course the shrimp were perfectly prepared and huge, but the taste, MAGNIFICENT! I had a delicious slug of prime rib and my wife had the tastiest rib eye she's had since the days when she used to raise beef herself. The view is gorgeous and our waiter was simply perfect being both knowledgeable, fast, and quite attentive to our needs. All in all, a "Rare dining experience." We'll definitely be going back.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spinach artichoke my fav. Appetizer were amazing . Main meals were just the same.
Great salad bar and soup choices just as well. Bar tender absolutely knows how to
Make drinks spot on!!!! My Wife and I had a wonderful memorable evening for our 2 yr.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view Nd awesome food. Makes for a nice dinner.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food and Great Service. I ordered the Prime Rib Dinner, which was Great. The best that I have had in a long time. My mother ordered the steak and lobster tails ( special ), and stated that it was excellent. This was the best choice of restaurants that I have made for the year of 2013. If you can, try to finish off the miners mud pie dessert by yourself. I could not finish it and I am a chow hound. The staff was very knowledgable concerning the menu and preparation of items, very friendly, and deserving of a twenty percent tip.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went to brunch last Sunday to celebrate my friends birthday, there was a wonderful selection of food, the champagne flowed freely and the view was amazing! A real Sunday treat!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
That food was AMAZING, I have never had Chili Colorado, ribs or garlic mashed potatoes that good in my life. Thanks for everything, the service was great!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go
We went to Orange County Mining Co to celebrate one of our party members Birthday.....being from the UK we found this lovely place on the internet and were not disappointed.
Good food, friendly staff and fantastic views made for a great night, if this was local to us we would be regulars for sure!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here many years ago for my birthday with a close group of co-workers. Had a great experience then, and I am happy to say that their quality is consistent. I came back because I remembered the fantastic scenic view at night and wanted to share the experience with someone who has never been here. Needless to say, this place was a thumbs up for her as well. I want to thank the whole team for making my experience very enjoyable. I will be back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great restaurant to celebrate an
This is close to 11 mo. I"ve met my lady friend. We had a window sear, had a great meal. Was very romantic until they set a family across the isle with 2 disruptive misbehaved children. That sure mucked up an otherwise good romantic dinner.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Words cannot do this place justice but I will try. Set atop a high mountain the Orange County Mining Co already raises the bar for a fine dining experience. It does what many restaurants fail to. It provides an upscale restaurant with a high concept theme & an ambience that is truly sublime all while remaining extremely affordable. Seriously, when you look at the bill after a night out you'd be surprised that for everything you experienced it seems like a steal. I'm using the word experience a lot. That's what it felt like. All the elements, from the superb mining theme, the dim lights, the excellent staff, the amazing food (chili!!), combined for an experience unlike any other. I cannot recommend this place enough.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family had a great brunch. There is something for all tastes and ages. The view is fantastic and the cost is reasonable. Our only complaint is that the water service was slow. I know brunch is a busy time, so maybe it would help if they put water pitchers on the table. The staff is very nice and friendly. Open table did not send over our reservation, so it was good that I called to check if they got it, which they didn't, so make your reservation over the phone.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best
Always good food and friendly service. The view is very good also.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date night, oh what a view
Lots of the time restaurants with a view get away with average food and less than average service. We were happily surprised by both being well above average. Great place for date night or birthday parties with a view.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there to celebrate my husband's birthday and everything was just as expected. Good food, exceptional service and quite and romantic ambient with awesome night views...and we were even able to see some fireworks! Just perfect
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Enjoyed the visit. A nice special occasion place. Excellent BBQ food and a great salad and soup bar.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
O C Mining--My Kind of Place
Have been customer for over 30 years, and am amazed how the quality of the food and service have continued to improve!!!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food View and Salad Bar.
Would like to try the Brunch
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My spouse and I decided to meet out of town friends for dinner during the week. The restaurant was not busy but the staff was still very attentive and service was great. Having dinner at night makes the view of Orange County look very beautiful. They offer fabulous cheese bread that is to die for. I had to limit my intake to leave room for dinner. They also offer an excellent soup and salad bar. Everything is fresh and very yummy. I ordered the shrimp scampi with scallops and it was ok. The sauce on the shrimp and scallops was salty. My husband ordered the angus steak and it was delicious. Our friends dinner was also very yummy.
I will return and definitely indulge in the cheese bread.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rare find
The view from the walls of windows is remarkable and we were even able to see the Disneyland fireworks. We enjoy a good salad/soup bar and theirs is excellent, as was the food. All the employees were warm and hard working.
This is the fourth time we've taken out of town guests to the Mining Co as it is a 40 minute drive for us so we save it for special occasions.
One problem was that we made a reservation. There seemed to be a lot of confusion about it and we saw many people who had later reservations get seated before us. It was 40 min later we got seated, it was not busy and we were put off each time by same person when we asked. The manager came and apologized. It wasn't important anymore once we started eating.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date Night Gem
It has been a while since me and my husband went on a date. The food, service, view of the city at night was fantastic. I can't wait until we go back. My daughter wants to check out the Brunch with me and my husband I can't wait to see what they have to offer.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my son and his fiance
I took my son and his fiance to brunch lasr Sunday and it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we ever had. The food and service was of the highest quality. I cannot wait to go back again. Thank you.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM