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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (76)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
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Romantic (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Cozy (36)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (28)
Notable Wine List (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Business Meals (23)
Seasonal (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (12)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Scenic View (3)
Organic (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time at FiveCrowns. Food and cocktails were great, and our server (Sarah) made the evening special for my folks as we celebrated their anniversary. The Christmas Carolers were such a pleasant surprise. Loved our evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent in every way!

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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, especially during the holidays with the decorations and carollers.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed our annual holiday dinner at Five Crowns on Sunday night, and they delivered an exceptional experience yet again! The food is delicious (the prime rib is amazing), the atmosphere holiday charming, and the Dickens carolers delightful! Highly recommend Five Crowns anytime of year... but especially during the Holiday season!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

So festive for the holidays!! Prime rib was exceptional!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Ambiance was warm and inviting, beautifully decorated for the holidays. The carolers in vintage garb were excellent. The hostess was very attentive. Our waitress was polite and friendly, but was kept very busy with her other tables. There was an extended period of time between ordering and receiving the courses. Our drink orders, when served, were incorrect. The lobster bisque was only warm, not hot, and missing the lobster. The seasonal squash soup was savory and delicious. The Crown Cut prime rib portion, while tasty, was mainly rib, and very fatty. The actual consumable portion was very thin and small. The CA Cut, which was supposed to be 5 oz, apoeared to be no more than 3-4 oz. The plates were not hot. The corn and spinach sides, while good tasting, were very small. The chocolate soufflé for dessert was exceptional! I'd highly recommend it.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Great holiday dining! Love the Christmas decor and Carolers. A little crowded and loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Seasonal, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Best Holiday Restaurant in OC Period.The food carolers and service all xlnt.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent option for an upscale evening.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal, as always. Absolutely love Five Crowns restaurant, a family favorite.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I've there many years at Christmas time and I was a little disappointed this year in the ambiance. They still had the carolers strolling amongst the tables. The lobster was under cooked and had to be sent back.

I still love the place...maybe it was just the room we were in.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This restaurant always meets high expectations. Great place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Service was outstanding and ambiance was exactly what we were expecting.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent!!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Bone marrow was outstanding, nice cheese and wine selections. Pricey but tasty..

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I have been dining at Five Crowns for 50 years and after my visit this week will not go again. This restaurant was always consistently high quality and it has lost that rating for me. I treated my friend to dinner for her 75th birthday. We both ordered the same entre of California cut of prime rib which is touted as 6oz. My serving was about 2 oz.. The mashed potatoes tasted like instant and along with the creamed spinach were served at room temperature. It’s hard to accept this disappointment. I always choose Five Crowns as my first choice. Please convey my review to management or owners. Maybe they will take note and try to bring back what Five Crowns was.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good food and friendly employees. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My only complaint with Five Crowns is that though we have been celebrating the same birthday there for 15 years, we NEVER get the type of table I ask for. I always book at least three weeks in advance and large tables are already booked. We settle for 8 every time and a table is never available and yet by the time we leave we are the only ones left. I just don’t feel that there is any loyalty for return customers.
Other than that the food is always excellent, though I would stick with the prime rib. Some of us have tried fish, steak ( that has come either over cooked or undercooked, or goose which is just ok. ) Service is usually great but can be spotty. This time it was the BEST! We loved our waiter. He offered us champagne because he knew we were disappointed with our table and took incredible care of us. I wish I had gotten his name to give him a shout out! Chistmas carollers come through the restaurant during the holiday season and the restaurant really does look like a Christmas lodge. This is a perfect restaurant for the Holidays!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was not one of The Five Crowns best nights for us. Difficult to understand the waiter due to his heavy accent. Bottle of Chardonney came room temp. and they could not seem to get it chilled. So an expensive bottle of wine, room temp. Not good. Food was ordinary. Lobster undercooked and very unappealing sauce served with it. Terrible service, waited forever for dinner and the check. I did take the time to write Mr. Richard Frank about our evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We waited a long time to visit at Christmas with our family. We were seated upstairs, what I see as the kiss of death. 0ver flow or large parties. Everyones tables were softly lit, some sat by the fireplace. We were placed next to the bar where table items were stocked and a bus boy left his cell phone playing loud holiday music at the maximum sound capacity. We turned it off ourselves by reaching back to the supply table counter and turning it off. Above our table, and only our table, were 4 spotlights. Glaring. Another busboy stood on a chair and taped 5 pieces of blue tape over one of them to cut the brightness down. So ambience you ask? Terrible. Not a plant or a flower or even a lit candle. Just a large round table too big to enjoy a much cherished dinner with Mom, Dad and their three grown married daughters, an annual night treat just the 5 of us. The whole thing was pathetic.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The English cut prime rib was delicious! Nice portion and thin sliced. Paired with creamed corn, Yorkshire pudding and mashed potatoes. The perfect holiday meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have have been frequenting Five Crowns for many years. We had not been in a couple years and found that we felt very rushed. Appetizers were quick, meal was quick, birthday dessert quick. Got there at 5:30p and left at 6:30p - not a relaxing, formal evening. Won't be back for sometime.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Five Crown's is an excellent place for a really good dinner. The menu is extensive with plenty of choices for all appetites. They have a good wine list and several very nice dessert choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It did not disappoint, fabulous restaurant! You could cut the prime rib with your fork!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We Loved it! 20 years of Marriage Anniversary. We were married at Five Crowns 20 years ago.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. Prime rib was perfect. Service was as expected, quick, responsive and attentive without being intrusive. Ambiance is what we want when dining out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always enjoy the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner here.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

visit for birthday for Dad (me). We loved the server: professional and friendly. wanted to please us. Older wine man was fun and knew the history of Hurley Bell where I have dined a couple times in England, he was very nice. Son loved his roast beef and ate some of his mom's English cut which she liked. He like salad and mash potato but Mom not crazy about her Caesar salad. I loved the idea of the beet goat cheese salad but the cheese was watery, no body at all. Loved the spinach creamed and the Yorkie pudding as did my son. My Crown cut seemed a bit thin and small but the meat was tasty. Seems like restaurant could be a bit more generous for a 42.00 serving. The bar Manhattan done the way I liked courtesy of the server and bartender. Just seems it was not the wonderful cut of meat we received years ago in the Crown cut or like the ol'Lawrys restaurant in Los Angeles. thank you for b/d desert.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful time as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Servers we're knowledgeable and on point. Great to have Lawry's Prime Rib locally, without having to drive to Beverly Hills.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food good as usual. Welcome terrible. The hostess took my name and never called, mind you I had reservation. Customers came in and she sat them ignoring my mother and I. Finally I approached her and the only thing she said: “I am sorry” Realllllllllly. I am still so mad I forgot her name but she was there on Friday at 5:00 p.m. You won’t see us for a looooong while.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Maybe Thanksgiving wasn't the best time to try 5 Crowns.
Great ambience. Food was marginal.
$50 for a 1inch thick filet mignon that you might get served at a wedding reception. Maybe it was the end of the night and they ran out of the best cuts?
Waiter was overwhelmed.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Superb!! Go there with plans o dining, not just eating and leaving. Enjoy the experience. Also be sure to speak with Tommy! He's a gem!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We are glad the Five Crowns is back to the original feel and prime rib. That is what it has always been known for!
It has been a go to for special dining for our family since the 60's and glad to see it is now refreshed but with more the original feel.
Enjoyed our evening!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have dined at Five Crowns in the past on Thanksgiving. It was not overly crowded, mid afternoon, however we waited an exceptionally long time for our meal.
We also has to ask for an item that was included in the prefix menu as our waiter didn't offer to us. Our bill was incorrect and it took a long time to fix. If anything could go wrong it did! They comped desert for the wait.
Not sure if we will be back again for a holiday meal. The food was average , not as good as last year. Also, the price was higher on the menu than the promotional email we received.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just had our family Thanksgiving meal here. Food, service and ambiance were excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was the best meal either of us had ever had.
We eat out a lot.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The prime rib is the best, period. Service is always great, always checking on us without being intrusive. The CC Brown fudge sundae is great.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife & I hadn’t been to the 5 Crown in years & for one of our “date nights” ventured into CDM for some old world charm. Hostess was friendly & were seated quickly for a Saturday night (w/Open Table reservation). Lucky enough to get a corner table next to the working fireplace. Megan was our server & she was top notch at every level. The hancrafted cocktails were great, the wine list impressive and our meal was delicious from start to finish. All of the serving staff was friendly & professional. Worth every penny (& bring lots of them) and would recommend for any occasion. Thanx 5 Crowns!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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