Five Crowns

4.6
5083 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Covid Terms: We require all guests to wear a face mask to enter and exit the building and to and from their tables, which includes when going to the restrooms. Masks may not be removed until seated and beverage service has been serviced. If you are exchanging gifts, we politely ask that you do so in the parking lot instead of inside the restaurant. Thank you.
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  • Master Distiller & Blender Dinner

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 27, 2022 only

    Featuring Gin, Rye Whiskey and Bourbon paired with a special 5-course plated dinner with special guests David Whitmer (Master Blender) & Ian Stirsman (Master Distiller) from Ross & Squibb Distillery.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5083 people are saying
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Julia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipHenryT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great like always. Service was perfect

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jackb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only negative mash potatoes very poor. Car was wet when we left. No signs anywhere else of rain. Everything else very good especially our hostess Becky

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vipRobinr
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Food was outstanding. Service was wonderful and attentive. Can't wait to return!

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SabineA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We have been coming here for years. We remember all the great times we had as we enjoyed our dinner.
Five Crowns is a fantastic Restaurant.

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ladylunch
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was perfect from the time that we were seated by the hostess to the end of our meal. Our server, Gregg was perfectly attentive throughout our entire meal.
The Pride Crowns Salad was delicious. F/C Special cut Prime Rib was chewy and extremely fatty. The Yorkshire Pudding was nearly burnt and didn't taste fresh.
I honestly expected better from a Lawry's Restaurant.

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JodyA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was great! The server made so many mistakes! So many!!

Five Crowns
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello Jody - We're happy to read that you enjoyed your food order. We're sorry to read about your disappointing service experience. Please know that we've made note and are working hard during this challenging time to ensure better experiences in the future. Wising you all the best. Thank you for your candidness.

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vipJBfoodie
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Haven’t been in a few years. Returning last night definitely was not the same experience I’ve had in the past. We were greeted late after being seated, butter lettuce salad was just okay (A’s had a similar salad, but far better), pretzel was good, but the cheese sauce was chunky and curdled, got the 10oz prime rib and it was so thin. Temperature of food was like warm, no au jus on it or offered, so we asked. It was just a very average dinner. My prior experience was far better and felt like a restaurant suitable for a nice dinner date. Not anymore unfortunately.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Hello - thank you for your candid review. We're sorry to read that we missed the mark with your most recent dining experience. Please know that we've made note as we want all of our guests to leave happy and satisfied from start to finish. We appreciate the details that you've shared as we want to ensure a better experience in the future. We do hope you'll give us another chance. Thank you again.

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anniversary
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Started with lobster bisque hot flavorful could maybe use more lobster chunks, great flavored croutons. Meal was large cut prime rib well prepared and good flavor, Au jus and creamed horseradish. Sides, cream corn tasty, mashed potatoes pedestrian not much flavor, creamed spinach good not great and English popover very good if you've never had one traditional with this meal. Other meal prime rib dip very good, with potato chips and Lawry's season salt good but be careful it comes out quick. Mac n cheese nice if you like blue cheese which I'd prefer not. Dessert 1/2 hour prep standard for chocolate lava cake not sweet enough. Overall 4 stars, maybe change the name to four crowns. Mostly Good but not fabulous IMO.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the detailed review. Happy Anniversary :) We appreciate the time it takes to share the details. Wishing you all the best.

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Daisuke
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The room was filled with sound but we were seated too close to our neighbors and it was uncomfortable.
Should have asked for a different table.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review. We're sorry to read about your disappointment with the seating arrangement. We do hope you enjoyed your meal and service. Wishing you all the best.

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vipJillianB
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was tasteless, prime rib, no au jus, runny potatoes and spinach . Salad
Mediocre
Disappointing won’t be hurrying back

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Jillian - we're sorry to read about your disappointment with the meal you ordered. Please know that we've made note and will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you fo your candidness.

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MilesM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reserved an indoor table for a birthday party for 9 people. When we got there the table was being prepared but when we were brought to it it ended up being outside. There are heaters so the cold was bearable but there was a significant draft on one side of the table and the food got cold very quickly. I should have asked to be moved inside when I saw the table wasn't where I requested, but I didn't, and I regret it. The ambiance outside is not at all special like the inside rooms. The food was good but not great. I have been going to 5 Crowns since the early 80's and still has a lot of its original charm albeit having some tasteful updates. I hadn't been for almost 15 years and the prices have gone up but not a whole lot. The Henry VIIIth cut is $59 which is pretty reasonable for the size of the piece of prime rib. The kids fish and chips was painfully small though...one small piece of fish and a bowl of fries (we had to ask for tartar sauce as they forgot it). The hazy beer was drawn from the bottom of the tank so the second one looked like unfiltered apple cider. My sister was served the wrong cocktail. The butternut squash was just ok...barely...pretty blah. The salads have shrunk and the presentation isn't spot on...also $18 Hendrick's martinis?... everything is just a little more than it should be and the service is not what it used to be...no chilled fork for your salad...no serving dishes to cover your plate and keep the food warm....less attentive staff and...standardized and modernized server wear....no more knickers! Which were kind of silly but that was one of the things that made 5 Crowns (modeled after Ye Old Bell at Hurley) so special. I hope they decide to up their game and return to their former glory.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Stale rolls, greasy tempura w/too much soy flavoring in batter and too little batter coating, cream corn: too much added sugar, potato gratin: very bland and Yorkshire pudding: misnamed it was a popover!
It wasn’t busy, appeared to be adequate wait staff but our waitress was not very attentive with long periods in between food and drink deliveries.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

We're sorry to read about your disappointing dining experience. Please know that we've made note are are working hard during this challenging time to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you for your candid review.

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vipcarolep
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The manager, Eliza, is fantastic. They are very lucky to have her. Eliza is attentive and as sweet as can be. She did her very best for making things as good as it could have been. We love Lawry’s and Five Crowns but last night was an off night to be sure. The prime rib was plated sloppily and it was more fatty than ever. The service was slow to non-existent. In fact, after the meal was served, it took a little army to get me a knife as mine had been removed with the salad. Of course, we want to go back one day but for now, it’s not high on my list of places to go.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Carol - Thank you for your candid review. We're sorry to read about your recent disappointing dining experience. It's important for us to know the details and please know we are working hard during this challenging time to ensure top-notch dining experiences Five Crowns is known for. We're very grateful for Eliza. Thank you again.

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JohnO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was excellent and the food was great and service was excellent

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review and stars, John! We're happy to know that you had a great experience. All the best to you.

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CalvinS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Reno provided excellent service. Very knowledgeable and courteous.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

We love to know that Reno made your dining experience a memorable one. We're lucky to have him on our team :) Thank you so much for the review and stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Especially the vegetable tempura. Our server Wednesday was outstanding, she did a great job making my husband’s birthday special.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review! Happy Birthday to your husband :) We're delighted to read that Wednesday made the dining experience and celebration a memorable one. Wishing you all the best. Thanks again.

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Hayes
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place and the prime rib is the best in town!!! The garden seating area is so nice and warm with the heaters. My wife didn't love the soup, but she's not into English cuisine either, so maybe it's just her. The staff is always amazing and I cannot wait to go back!!!

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Hayes! We love to know that you had a great experience and we appreciate you sharing about it. We do hope your wife enjoyed other parts of her meal. Thank you for the review and we look forward to having you back.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere with superb service and quality food...all in all a very pleasant experience. Would highly recommend.

Five Crowns
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Linda! We appreciate the review and the recommendation. It's great to know that you enjoyed your dining experience, thank you for sharing.

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KelliP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I came here to celebrate my sister's birthday yesterday. We arrived early, and got seated an hour earlier than our 8:15 pm reservation, no fuss. Had to wait for our second party to arrive, and all the while, our server, Wednesday, made sure we were taken care of with our drinks, and the dinner rolls. She was friendly, attentive, and very quick to observe when we would need something.The price of the fare is what you can expect from this level of venue and service.

Our food was incredible! We all had ordered the Crown Cut and English Cut, and the meat was very tender and juicy. The lobster bisque was creamy and - thank goodness - not very salty. All of us enjoyed our drinks (Glenmorangie 12, Old Fashioned (smoked), Ginger Snap, and St Michelle Indian Wells Merlot). Our dessert was the chocolate soufflé and it was decadent!

Thank you for an overall wonderful experience. We'll be sure to come back here again.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

We're so delighted to read that you and your guests enjoyed their dining experience. Thank you for choosing Five Crowns to celebrate your sister's special day. Happy Birthday to her :) We appreciate all the details in your review and love to know that you look forward to returning. We can't wait to serve you again. Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Wish I have nothing but great things to say about Five Crowns but my prime rib was just okay. Not tasty nor was I given a good cut even though I ordered their Crown Cut. My portion was tiny. Sides were average and not hot.The service was average. The only thing that made it special was that they had holiday Carolers which warmed my heart. I will be sticking to Lawrys in Beverly Hills and Summit House in Fullerton.

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Ronbwolf
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an annual dinner, for my wife's birthday. The food was wonderful, and the service was excellent, as always.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Ron! Happy Birthday to your wife :) Thank you for choosing Five Crowns to celebrate. We're happy to read that you all had a wonderful time. All the best and happy new year.

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vipwineguy
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

What a disappointment. I have enjoyed Five Crowns for over 45 years and will not be back until the restaurant management has addressed it current issues. The server was overewhelmed with too may tables making the evening laborisly slow and frustrating.
The food was poor, crab cakes were dry and salty, the I only reason I ate it was I was famished by the time it arrived. My son's steak was overcooked and had to be sent back.
My past experience with Five Crowns has been well above average and commendable. Major disappointment. I hope this is a Covid related dysfunction and hope this condition will be resolved. I cannot blame the staff as they tried their best given the situation they were thrown into. Management needs to get it's act together before I return.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for your candid review. We're sorry to read about your disappointing dining experience. Please know that we are working hard during this challenging time to ensure a better experience in the future. With recent adjustments, we hope to be back open soon to offer the service and culinary experiences that are expected when dining with us at Five Crowns. Again, we appreciate your review and do look forward to serving you again in the future. All the best and happy new year.

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ThomJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have our annual Holiday family dinner at Five Crowns...it was a magical experience, as usual. The Carolers are excellent, and always make it very special. See you next year !

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Thom! We love to know that you and your guests enjoyed our carolers and holiday cheer. We look forward to see you again. Happy New Year.

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vipHilaryR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal, stellar service, warm inviting atmosphere!
Will definitely return!

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much, Hilary! We appreciate the review and love to read that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to having you back. Thank again.

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hendrag
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. definitely will come back

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you! We look forward to having you back :) Happy New Year!

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Wesley
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrating a special birthday after Christmas. The atmosphere was fantastic. The interior was decorated with the holiday theme throughout. Reception staff was top notch, very friendly and professional. Did not have time to enjoy our adult beverages in the "pub" because our reserved table became available thirty minutes earlier. The food was delicious. Our server (Andrew) was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the "carolers" very much. Overall a beautiful experience. Love to repeat this dining event very soon.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Wesley! We love to read that you really enjoyed your dining experience with us. We appreciate the time it takes to share the details. Happy new year and thank you again for the review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. The food was excellent and the service was above standard. The only thing we didn’t like were the dinner rolls.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review. We're happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please note that we've made note of your critique. Thank you again :)

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vipFoodie4Sure
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was subpar for a high-end restaurant. Had to remind server several times to get drinks, condiments and blankets. We needed blankets because our table was in the “patio”, which was a tent with no heat source. Thus, the food got cold really fast. It rained while we were about finish with dinner and the patio proceed to flood, leaving a pool of water near our table and the staff had to sweep the water away. Upside, the Christmas Carolers were terrific and the restaurant did comp a few desserts. Highly disappointed with our experience.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

We're sorry to read that you had a disappointing experience dining with us. Please know that we've made note and will work to ensure better experiences in the future. We appreciate your candidness. We do hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern Hesse
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was almost perfect until a large family was seated next to us and one family member had a walker that she parked right next to us. I was surprised they allowed that because I was stuck in my seat because we were next to a wall but thankfully we were close to being done. So I had to maneuver the table to slide out. They did offer to move it but I wasn’t trying to make a big deal out of it.
Besides that it really was perfect. It was beautifully Decorated with Christmas lights and decor and they also had carolers.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review. We're happy to know that you enjoyed your dining experience and our holiday decor. We are sorry to read that our other guests put a damper on your evening, but appreciate your understanding about their walker. Wishing you all the best. Happy New year.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you! Happy new year :)

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ShireenR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time I have ever had a five crowns in my 40 plus years of attendance. It was not crowded. We had a great table. Service of terrific. The Carolers were fantastic and came twice to our area and sang multiple songs. I loved it!!
The only issue was you changed your truffle and I am not crazy about the new version. BUT we had such a lovely time. Thank you.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, Shireen! We love to know that you had a great time dining with us and you enjoyed our holiday cheer. Happy New Year. Thanks again.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best dining experience I have had in years. Highly recommend for any occasion.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you, Joe! We appreciate the stars and review. We love to read that you enjoyed your dining experience. All the best.

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vipRobertB
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner….8:45 reservation.
Welcome and seating were friendly and professional. Nicely located table as requested in a phone call follow up to a previously placed open table reservation.
Service throughout the meal was professional and timely, no delays or excessive waiting as reported by others.
First courses were good, squash soup was a bit bland to my taste. Main plates….duck with cabbage/raisins and prime rib…were nicely plated, flavorful and at the correct temperature. Duck flavor was significantly improved by salt added at the table.
Chose a Zinfandel to complement both mains… good wine albeit too young as are most of the reasonably priced wines on the list.
Carolers visited our table…nice touch especially with the hand-held bells that complemented the voices.
We were among the last to leave… Christmas wishes from the staff upon exiting.
Overall a very enjoyable Christmas Eve dinner.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for choosing Five Crowns to celebrate the Christmas holiday and for the details of your dining experience. We love to read that you enjoyed your meal and our service. Thank you so much for the review. Happy New Year!

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PaulaT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Crowns at the holidays is a truly memorable experience. The meal was delicious and the ambiance was just perfect. The carolers/bell choir was over-the-top great. They really MADE the evening but the whole staff was just lovely and appreciative of our business. I wish five crowns was open Christmas Day because our Christmas lunch was not anywhere near as nice as our Christmas Eve at Five Crowns.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for choosing Five Crowns to celebrate the holiday! We love to read that you enjoyed your experience and our holiday cheer. Thank you for the review. Cheers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Olde English ambiance! Food was delicious!

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you! Cheers :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat 5 Crowns for Christmas Eve with their prime rib and Dickens carolers!

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you! We're so happy to read you enjoyed our holiday cheer and our signature dish :) Thank you for the stars and review. Happy New Year!

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WAWII
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Made a last-minute reservation at five crowns for Christmas Eve dinner. Only tables available were “outside” which was no problem because I knew they had a weatherproof tent and heaters. Unfortunately, the outside tent area was sparsely decorated and it felt like eating dinner in a gymnasium. Bright lights, very few decorations, and feeling like you’re eating at the kids table. This place is surviving on reputation alone. The food was average, I’ve made better prime rib at home. My dining partner had the Seabasd, which was OK, but come on who can’t make a good Seabass? Service was good and the atmosphere in the main restaurant was nice unfortunately the outdoor patio fell way short. Next year will be doing Christmas Eve dinner elsewhere

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hello - we're sorry to read about your disappointment with your seating arrangement. We do our best to accommodate our guests with their seating preference with what is available at the time. We hate to know that we missed the mark with you and your meal. Please know that we've made note and will work to ensure a better experience in the future. Thank you for your candidness. We do hope you'll give us another chance. Happy New Year.

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ChrisD
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic service, food, and atmosphere. Loved it!

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you, Chris! We love to read that you had a great experience. Thank you for sharing.

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

We got placed in the back enclosed garden area. Tables on astroturf. 58 degrees. Not the Five Crowns experience.

Five Crowns
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hello Chris - We're sorry to read about your disappointment with your seating arrangement. Please know that we do our best to accommodate requests and/or offer the best available when it's possible. We do hope you give us another chance in the future. All the best to you.

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Five Crowns is rated 4.6 stars by 5083 OpenTable diners.

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