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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in North Orange County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in North 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
5.0
5 (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 Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant
5.0
5 (238)
$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
Monkeyvip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Wine and food are great, good match. Wish one or two more courses of food.
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
GarySvip
Dined 4 days ago
We frequent this restaurant regularly. This is a gem of a restaurant in Tustin. A must go to. The hummus is amazing. Lamb chops, pork chops, etc. are all good choices. The owner Micheal is always so personable and makes you feel special. 
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 Brunos Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2286)
$30 and under
Italian
Brea / La Habra
About the restaurant
Inspired by a simpler time when meals brought friends and families together….

The menu is comprised of Italian dishes like homemade pastas, fish and steak dishes. Standouts include the Pappardelle Bruno made with braised shorts ribs, wild mushrooms and homemade pappardelle; Branzino which is a Mediterranean sea bass served with roasted potatoes, fresh spinach, lemon and capers; and the Grilled Flatiron Steak served with creamy polenta and roasted cipollini onions.

Broad selection of Italian wines that share the same price point to make the selection process simple and encourage guests to be adventurous.

Brunos also features a menu of carefully crafted cocktails featuring Italian spirits, liqueurs and fresh seasonal ingredients.

Visit our website for more details on great offers like Italian Classics Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, Thursday Special, and Lasagna Sunday.

Brunos Italian Kitchen automatically adds a 20% gratuity fee for parties of 6 and over.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We’ve been coming to Bruno’s for years now, but never had made it to the Monday night. Lasagna special was amazing and such a complete meal for the $20 price. Our server was Damien and he was very cordial and helpful and attentive.
A photo of Il Dolce restaurant
4.9
4.9 (428)
$31 to $50
Italian
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Known for using only natural, fresh ingredients, Il Dolce specializes in Italian cuisine. Along with a variety of pastas, salads, patrons can select from a number of pizza menu options. Inspired by authentic pies made in Naples, each pizza at Il Dolce is prepared in a wood-fire oven, giving it an authentic, smoky flavor.Family owned and operated, this award-winning restaurant provides a cozy, comfortable environment where pizza enthusiasts can watch their pies being prepared. Guests dining at Il Dolce can also enjoy a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail. Dessert items along with a special gluten-free menu are also available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was amazing as always. Their gluten free crust is the best I’ve ever had!
A photo of Lemon & Thyme restaurant
4.8
4.8 (38)
$30 and under
American
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Lemon & Thyme Costa Mesa Is proud to bring you an exceptional dining experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors around the world.
Top review
Dineonthewimp
Dined 3 days ago
Came here for my birthday. I made rsvp online, my table was ready when I arrived which is a plus for a small restaurant. The staffs are very friendly and attentative throughout the dinner. They even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. Foods are incredible for the price. Each dish has its own unique tastes. We ordered 2 appetizers, 3 main dishes. They all satisfied our pallette.
A photo of Summit House - Fullerton restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7203)
$50 and over
Prime Rib
Fullerton
About the restaurant
Today high above the hustle and bustle of North Orange County, like a crown on the hilltop, you will find built in the tradition of an English country manor the stately Summit House Restaurant.
The Summit House, renowned for its magnificent panoramic views and old-world charm, is famous for the amazing flavors and incredible food presentations created by Executive Chef Timothy Plumb’s culinary team. Highlights include our world-famous Stockyards of Chicago Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, “melt-in-your-mouth” oak wood grilled USDA prime steaks, our thirty-year favorite sautéed John Dory, locally grown vegetables hand-picked from neighboring Back Sheep Farms, and of course our famous creamed corn au gratin.
Whether it be an intimate get together for two or two hundred of your closest friends, come to the “Top of the Hill”, the Summit House Restaurant, "Your Special Occasion Place".

Top review
Stacy
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
We enjoyed a delicious dinner on the outside patio at Summit House. Service was friendly and excellent and everyone’s meal was delicious. We love the patio because it is quieter than inside and much nicer for visiting. Also, the view is beautiful. Can’t wait to go back!
A photo of Zov's Bistro Tustin restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1769)
$31 to $50
Californian
Tustin
About the restaurant
Rated as one of the top restaurants in Orange County by Zagat, Southern California Restaurant Writers and Orange County Business Journal. This chef driven concept is the original restaurant by esteemed cookbook author, Chef Zov Karamardian. Zov's Bistro, Bakery & Cafe has a commitment to providing guests with the finest dining experience. Zov's Bistro serves California Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a unique ambience which mixes the sophistication of bistro elegance, with the relaxed comfort of casual California dining.
Top review
Maggiefromyorbalinda
Dined 2 days ago
Love, love Zov’s !!! Best restaurant ever! great food, great service!
A photo of Da Bianca Trattoria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1777)
$30 and under
Italian
Orange
About the restaurant
For over 30 years, Da Bianca Trattoria has earned a reputation as a beloved local restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Founded by Bianca Cangelosi Bavand, Da Bianca was a dream come true for the Sicilian native. Her inspiration and the secret to the restaurant's continued success is serving simple food using only the freshest ingredients-- just like the food she served her family. Daughter Marjan Bavand Dunn continues the family legacy of welcoming our neighbors, as they celebrate milestones, meet friends and share family dinners.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Great as expected and usual. Specials are always great with variety. Make reservations, walk ins are tough…
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