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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Orange County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Orange County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Hana Re Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (9)
$50 and over
Japanese
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Hana re only offers chef omakase course $250 per person.
10 courses from appetizers to dessert . Hana re offers same courses at chef’s counter(bar seating )and table seating. Please check website to see more details .

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
The host and server and Hana Re gave outstanding service. The food was amazing!
A photo of The Dock restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1988)
$50 and over
Seafood
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
THE DOCK located in NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA requires a valid credit card to book reservations online via OpenTable and via our website or you may contact The Dock at 949-673-3625 to provide your credit card. We have a 24 hr cancellation policy. The Dock reserves the right to cancel your reservation without a guarantee. VOTED TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY 2022 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! Our quaint, waterfront venue offers fresh air patio dining with an infused contemporary American menu.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT TALE REQUEST. We are a very small intimate restaurant with 12 tables and every table has a view of the bay. No pets only ADA defined trained service animals.
Corkage Fee is $75 per 750ml, maximum one 750 ml for parties up to 4, maximum of two 750ml for parties 5 or more, as long as wine is not represented on our list. Corkage not available for private events.
Parties of 5-7 have an automatic 20% service charge. Parties 8+ have an automatic 23% service charge.




Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Most incredible dining experience! Have been hearing great things about this place for so long and finally went for my milestone birthday- it exceeded all expectation! The ambiance, food, & service were all 10/10!
A photo of Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant
5.0
5 (239)
$50 and over
French
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
The new Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant concept—located at Tiffany & Co. South Coast Plaza—brings a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Southern California. With the world’s finest caviar and a French-influenced contemporary menu, Petrossian’s Executive Chef Carlos Cabrera masterfully unites the art of caviar with the Tiffany & Co. tradition of excellence.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our server was so sweet and kind. The food and atmosphere was wonderful. xx
A photo of Christakis Greek Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1329)
$31 to $50
Greek
Tustin
About the restaurant
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.

***** VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT IN OC BY OC WEEKLY (2016)


On April 1, 1996, Yanoula Christakis Wallace opened the doors of Christakis, a restaurant that represented her homeland and the passion she felt towards her culture. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or celebrating a special event, Christakis Greek Cuisine is the place to enjoy traditional Greek dishes at a reasonable price. Since 1996, we’ve used only the finest and freshest ingredients to create traditional Greek cuisine. Today, the family at Christakis continues to bring the authentic spirit and warmth of Greece to Orange County.


Top review
JenniferB
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous food and fabulous experience. I am Greek and this place is absolutely 100% authentic. My favorite Greek restaurant in Orange County. Decided to celebrate my birthday here this year. Beautiful ambience, beautiful music, fantastic service, and excellent food. 10/10!!
A photo of Hannas Prime Steak restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3389)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
About the restaurant
Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar was established in 2005 and has quickly become one of Orange County’s premiere dining establishments. Named one of the U.S. top 100 restaurants, Hanna's Restaurant & Bar offers modern American Steakhouse cuisine prepared with classic, traditional flair. Our appetite for an exceptional dining experience is rooted deep in our passion for extraordinary culinary creations and exemplified in our award-wining service and ambiance. From our friendly bartenders, vibrant ambiance, outgoing wait staff, and incredible menu, our guests are always embraced in a comforting fashion. And on any given night you can always find owner David Hanna mingling among guests and ensuring that every detail of their experience at Hanna’s is nothing short of extraordinary.​
Top review
Mary
Dined 3 days ago
The wine tasting was excellent. The paired food with the wine all were delicious.
A photo of Cappy's  Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (255)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
Ask any Newport local: If you want great meals prepared with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions, Cappy's is the place. For over the past 40 years, we've been a celebrity hideout, a second home to countless friends and family, and the friendly spot for good conversation and even better food. Bring your favorite furry friend as we have an outdoor patio and canopy seating.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Good food. Good location. Friendly service. Will definitely make this a regular haunt.
A photo of Xacalli Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (233)
$30 and under
Mexican
Silverado
About the restaurant
Xacalli is a farm-to-table Mexican Restaurant that highlights regional Mexican cuisine located in historical mining town of Silverado Canyon. In the heart of OC is the community of Silverado with her majestic mountains, state designated scenic highway, and Cleveland National Forest. Silverado lies in the Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County next to the cities of Orange, Irvine and Tustin. We are 30 mins from John Wayne Airport, 20 mins from Rancho Santa Margarita.
Xacalli's aim is to bring people and food together with authentic dishes that are modern and visually beautiful as well as entice your taste buds. We serve plates with the intention of sharing family style. Whether at the bar or in our dining room, we aim to showcase our passion for service excellence. Executive Chef Vincent Espinoza sources quality ingredients to create a seasonal menu alongside a craft bar. We are thrilled to welcome you to Xacalli for dinner + craft cocktails in our rustic and friendly restaurant.

Top review
MichaelG
Dined 1 day ago
Great food, drinks and ambiance. Highly recommend.
A photo of Wine Gallery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (570)
$30 and under
American
Laguna Beach
About the restaurant
The Laguna Beach Wine Gallery is known for an impressive selection of wine, craft beers and wood fired kitchen. Menu options center around our wood fired pizzas, salads, fresh seafood, steaks, small plates and more. We focus on seasonal, sustainable, fresh ingredients with weekly specials based on what's fresh.

With a casual yet cozy ambiance, Wine Gallery will make you feel right at home with our inviting and friendly restaurant staff. Craft Cocktails coming soon.


Top review
AydanKvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
I love wine tasting Tuesdays, great opportunity to taste and get to know different wines from all over the world.
A photo of Rosine's Mediterranean Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (630)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Anaheim Hills
About the restaurant
RosineÕs Mediterranean serves classic Mediterranean fare in a rustic, cozy and casual environment. The restaurant features cozy booth seating, as well as plenty of table seating in its spacious dining room. Numerous wine bottles are on display for guests to peruse and choose. RosineÕs full bar offers plenty of cocktails, beer and other spirits. Catering and delivery services makes it easy to enjoy these exotic flavors anywhere, whether it be at home or for a lavish party. Start with an appetizer, like the eggplant Napoleon, hummus or tabbouleh. Main courses at RosineÕs Mediterranean include popular options like chicken kebab, grilled quail, lamb chops and pork porterhouse. The three-course family-style dinner is a deal and includes three starters, one salad, an entrŽe and dessert.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Wonderful meal.Once again been going there for over twenty five years and never have been disappointed
A photo of Vine Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2925)
$30 and under
American
San Clemente
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vine Restaurant and Bar located in San Clemente. Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails.
Top review
RhondaC
Dined 5 days ago
Everyone that works there is so welcoming! Our meal was delicious! Great place to enjoy a night out!
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