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About 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.

3801 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, British, Gastro Pub

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. Come join us for a cocktail in the new COOPERS BAR AT FIVE CROWNS.

Cross Street:
Poppy

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 760-0331

Website:
http://www.thefivecrowns.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking for $4.00. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Pacific Coast Highway and Poppy on the #1 Bus.

Executive Chef:
Steve Kling

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Mon 5:00PM - 5:45PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

Five Crowns offers one of the most unique settings in the Orange County area. The interior has the warmth and inviting atmosphere of an English country home with a fireplace in each of our private dining rooms. Our highly sought after outdoor garden and patio are ideal for wedding receptions.

Five Crowns Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Good for Anniversaries (73)
Good for a Date (68)
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Romantic (62)
Cozy (57)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Worth the Drive (45)
Notable Wine List (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Authentic (36)
Seasonal (35)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Groups (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

Old English decor. Fabulous service. Wonderful prime rib dinner. Intimate atmosphere.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food great, slow on the delivery.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding, not only the food, the service, and the waitress. We celebrated Valentine's Day here, and our first visit in five plus years.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a memorable evening celebrating Valentines Day. Omar, our waiter, was excellent, and the meal was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Very pleasant!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

A great restaurant that we have been coming to for many years. The food and service are always outstanding.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Consistently good food with excellence service. Warm ambiance. Professional staff.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding. The valet parking is a shakedown. One downside was next table had a companion dog. Its shampoo or whatever the owner put on it was overpowering.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was bad...towards the end of the night after asking twice and waiting for over 15 minutes I gave up and went to the front to ask the hostess for help to find our waiter and get the bill.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Top notch experience, went upstairs, seated by a double fireplace, small room, felt like a British Tavern. Very attentive staff, 3 people for that small area. Great menu selections, great wine, and a Valentine's special for two that made it a bit more affordable. This is a special occasions splurge meal, but if you like Lawry's and don't want to make the drive this is your place. Prime rib and cream corn done right.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here after hearing about it for decades! Pleasantly surprised by quality of food. Seriously the best Prime Rib ever and great/fun service! It is an old-fashioned/Traditional Tavern ambiance which is great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

The requested seating was not available, it was a birthday celebration and was ignored! Excellent wait staff, was busy, but the steak and prime rib were almost too cool

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Dining at 5 Crowns is always an excellent experience with fine food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and service was impeccable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been going to Five Crowns for 35 years now for birthdays, retirement, etc. We love the coziness of it. We do miss the free appetizers they used to serve in the other dining area that is now another diner.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We did show up, although 15 minutes late.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Were seated at our allotted time after having a drink in the very crowded bar. Very good bread selection and nice touch of butter in one dish and salt in another to salt your butter. Wedge salad was very good while wife's kale Caesar was quickly not as tasty and prefer traditional Caesar. 24 oz. ribeye was cooked perfectly medium and creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding were just as good. Very good meal and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated 3 anniversaries with 2 other couples. We all enjoyed the round table in the atrium area. It was relaxing. Daniel was an amazing server. 5 people had the prime rib and said it was delicious. I had the Mediterranean Sea bass which was amazing. We all appreciated our special occasion dessert too. We have not been to 5 Crowns in many years. We will be back much sooner next time. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best prime rib anywhere, period!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Outstanding service, drinks, and food. Back next month

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Delicious food and service was excellent!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Not inexpensive, but the Five Crowns is usually five star. It's a classy restaurant with delicious prime rib dinners complete with all the traditional British fixings. We were looking forward to a quiet Sunday night, but there was a large crowd for the early bird dinner plus a wedding reception with dancing and noisy guests. As the night went on things quieted down, so all was well. The food was excellent and the waitstaff professional. We'll be back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for my 7 year anniversary with my boyfriend. Every time I’ve been to Five Crowns it’s been a good experience. Amazing food and drinks, servers and other staff who are sweet and sincere, and some great decor. And since it was our anniversary they gave us both a complimentary glass of champagne and dessert, I honestly didn’t see that coming! Thanks for helping our night extra special.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Extremely disappointed after building expectations based on reputation. We were placed in a cold room upstairs ,apparently due to overflow, with another unlucky party who had the same comments as us. The wait staff was disjointed and extremely slow - it took 2 hours to get through a dinner for three, and much of the time we were without anything on the table and no sign of wait staff for 15 minutes at a time. They ran out of butternut squash soup (our reservation was for 7:45 - not that late) and substituted lobster bisque - I should have gone for the salad. The spinach tasted odd; mashed potatoes were cool and tasted like they were out of a box, and the one of the California prime rib dinners we received was very fatty. I would have been disappointed with the service and the meal at a mid-level restaurant; for the prices Five Crowns charges, this was basically robbery. All in my party agreed we would not return. Thanks for the opportunity to comment. I hope others have better luck. This is a landmark restaurant and it needs to drastically improve to remain so.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is consistently great as is the service. Paula is our favorite server.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service or kitchen was way too slow. The server left large gaps between courses. It was busy but I expect more.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Prime rib was ok... not great, for a place known for it
We did the $50 Restaurant week menu. Basically you get a free desert
I like the side door better

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have enjoyed this Restaurant many times in the past, however, this time the food and the service was not to par; Our waitress had far to many tables to give good service, although she was very knowledgeable. We will, however be back. Tony, as always was delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice evening with friends. We could converse easily and with no loud music interfering . Comfortable surroundings, excellent presentation, very good food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our meal was excellent. The service was excellent. The two things that could have been a bit better were the accompaniments to the bricked jidori chicken; the spinach and rice. They were bland and did not come up to the fabulous taste of the chicken. The prime ribs end cut was to die for. Thank you and we will be back.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We come here every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been doing so for 44 years. We like the ambience; the food and service are always very good. We always enjoy coming here. Since it is a bit of a drive to get to the restaurant we don't come as often as we would like to.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Cannot overstate how disappointed we were by this meal. Drinks in the bar were great. Server great and wonderful cocktails. Dinner, unbelievably poor. Lobster Bisque was inedible. Received our Prime rib dinners and the meat (med rare) potatoes and popovers were stone cold (creamed spinach was warm). Felt horrible mentioning this due to mentioning bisque already, but did so very politely and apologetically. Server said she would bring a new plate. On new plate the food was definitely hot, but now our prime rib was well done and tough. Appeared to have been microwaved. The manager did come over and indicate he heard there was a problem. Seemed quite annoyed and while he offered, we did not feel comfortable asking for yet another (would have been third!) plate, so we ate what we had, especially in light of his less than welcoming/empathetic demeanor. They did provide one complimentary dessert, but hardly made up for extremely poor quality food at very high prices. I don't mind paying high prices, but expect a meal commensurate with the quality a restaurant is supposed to be. I have eaten here before and always enjoyed it, but it had been a few years. I was treating a friend who had not been here before and so not only was this disappointing, it was quite embarrassing. One last point; I have only complained about a meal or portion of a meal perhaps 2 times before this in my life. I was not looking for anything for free whatsoever, just a meal in line with Lawry's standards. Have never had a bad Lawry's meal anywhere else in the country before this experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was supposed to be a fine dinning to impress my business associates, but it turned out to be a very disappointed one. We had a group of four people and two of us couldn't finish our prime ribs. It was rough and hard to chew even though we orderded medium rare. The other two people finished their prime ribs politely simply because they didn't want to waste their foods. I was thinking maybe because it's restaurant week so the Five Crowns lowers its quality, but isn't it supposed to do the opposite?

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went to 5 Crowns for our 21st wedding anniversary. The food and service were outstanding. I’ve been going to 5 Five Crowns for over 30 years and it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Over all it was very nice but No tablecloths on tables made it more of a Denny’s vibe. This is a very nice place to eat don’t get me wrong. Thank you for a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our family had been during the Holidays and we loved it. Took old friends who hadn't been for years and unfortunately, they had lots to say. Gone were the table linens, just bare tables with napkins, soup arrived with no plate under it, just the necessities they missed, they had the prix fixe menu, felt the lemon tart was "store bought" as the crust was hard, not flaky,the meat was delicious. I did not have the salad or dessert, mine was great!
Service was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was not as good as it usually is. Service and ambience just OK. We have had many better previous visits.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My husband requested to celebrate his birthday at Five Crowns while we were staying in Newport Beach area. The prime rib with the Yorkshire pudding was superb. Service and ambiance are excellent. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Went for Newport Beach Restaurant Week. Everything was wonderful.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding service!!!

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