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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (89)
Good for Anniversaries (73)
Good for a Date (71)
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Romantic (53)
Cozy (48)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Worth the Drive (42)
Authentic (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Seasonal (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Business Meals (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Disabled Access (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Music (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I was celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with my son and his wife. We arrived early for our reservation time and they would seat us. Since it had been awhile being there, we looked at all the rooms before selecting a table and the staff were very understanding as we walked around. Our waiter Omar and the wine steward , Tommy were very attentive without being bothersome ! I brought a special mag of California Cab and was decanted and served with care !! I will look forward returning and trying the casual bar and food.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

This was the first time we visited this restaurant as we only recently became locals in Newport Beach. The ambiance is wonderful, the food outstanding, and the service excellent. Of particular note were the oysters on the half shell. If you like fresh hot horseradish with your beef instead of the horseradish sauce, this is the place to get it. The prime rib was excellent and the Groth Cabernet perfect with the meal. My wife's Black Manhattan was outstanding, I have not had a Manhattan for a lot of years but will definitly indulge the next time eat dinner there which hopefully will be soon. This has become one of our "to go to" restaurants in this area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dinner at 5 Crowns is always a memorable experience! Exceptional ambiance, combined with high quality food and exceptional service are some of the core trademarks of this dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently great food and service. Had to send my prime rib back as it was too red for medium, But it came back perfect. Our server Paula was great like always.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a cozy place with very nice attentive service. I didn’t love my seasonal fish, it was just ok. This place used to be a really special place to come “in the day” but in trying to redefine itself, has lost the allure. The prime rib is still really good, I wish I would have ordered that.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I’ve always wanted to go to Five Crowns so I booked it for New Year’s Eve. I was so looking forward to a special night .
The servers were very nice and helpful . The food was ok overall but my steak was tough and for the money we spent ( too much $ ) I wish we went somewhere else. They didn’t have any decorations on the tables when we arrived for a early dinner to celebrate new but added them to the next group that came in . That was disappointing !

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner with friends. Go when they have the Carolers. They are amazing. Martinis are pricey at $18.00 but as expensive as the food is, it is well worth the money. We drove an hour and fifteen minutes to go to this place. Try it!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Gregg was a fantastic server as usual. The food was perfectly prepared and our dinner very memorable.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had not been in many many year's. Loved everything about our visit. The food was excellent. We will be back many times in the coming year!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was great as usual! Please replace the wintry kale Caesar salad with the classic Caesar with romaine...please, please...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lawrys is always great. Christmas carolers were especially good. Wonderful dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

As always, 5 Crowns lived up to our expectations. The service was great. First time we were
upstairs and the room was perfect. Thanks always for a good dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time at Five Crowns. Have been to several Lawry's restaurants over the years and this one by far has the best ambiance. It felt very warm and cozy inside. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Classic food always prepared perfectly. I’ve been going to Lawrys restaurants for sixty years for special occasions and have never been disappointed

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We booked a reservation between the holidays for a traditional prime rib dinner plus. The wandering carolers were the plus. The food was wonderful, and the music was more beautiful than we could have imagined.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

After holiday and pre wedding dinner with Mom and Sisters. Thank you

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My husband and I had the perfect Christmas Season dinner experience, with old fashioned carollers, lovely fire and decorations, delicious prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed corn and spinach and mashed potatoes. The service was friendly and first class. Best dinner out ever!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our reservations were at 5. We were put upstairs. We have been coming for 35 yrs. would have preferred downstairs. Had to ask for water , slow service. Good was very good. Do miss the old days of the thicker cuts of prime rib. 😀

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family had a Christmas Eve meal in Covant Garden restaurant in London in 2006 when most places were closed! Five Crowns shall be Our new Christmas Eve tradition!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

There was a mix-up in the reservation; Five Crowns had us down for 12/26 instead of Christmas Eve. But the hostess found us a space for six without a wait so we really appreciated the accommodation to let us have our planned Christmas Eve celebration. The carolers and bell ringers were just the perfect touch to a wonderful meal. Food was delicious as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love coming here for Christmas Eve dinner for the carolers. We miss the spinning salad and the table carving. The food is still good but we miss the lawrys vibe. It would be nice to have the spinning salad as an option. The ambience is always nice and we go early enough where we are always served quickly and gone. The wait staff are always very kind, helpful and happy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Eugene served us in an exceptional manner and made our experience relaxing and enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the Christmas carols.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, food quality, and the holiday atmosphere (decor) is really nice; plus having Carollers going around the restaurant are an added holiday bonus.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointing dinner. We waited all year long to dine here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, but left very disappointed. We enjoyed the carolers and that was about it. The service was ok, however the food was delivered cold to our table. We both had a filets, which arrived to our table undercooked and cold.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Every meal at The Five Crowns is a treat! I have a small group of servers I ask for, and was not able to get into one of their sections. But was delighted to have Sarah, as she was a wonderful server! This much improved our experience from last year’s holiday outing where our server ignored us. She was very personable, sweet, and attentive. Both quartets of carolers were beautiful and very talented and charming. Fully enjoying this holiday tradition we have set up and look forward to next year.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 22, 2017

SIMPLY THE BEST.......amazing service....wonderful food....

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent, Carols are outstanding. Staff is caring and helpful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Best Cristmas dinner always!!
Recommend for everyone. Best place to put you in holiday cheer!!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My birthday celebration could not have been more fun.
The food was great, the carolers made it very special and Paula our server, was terrific.
I look forward to returning and will definitely ask for Paula.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Five Crowns in December is a holiday tradition for our family. We all get prime rib and it's delicious. The ambiance is like an Old English restaurant--I just wish they'd change their plates to match the decor--they look like plain, cheap diner plates! The carolers and Christmas decorations make it extra festive. Off season, we love their bar/pub Side Door for a quick bite and cocktail!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Dined December 19 on a Tuesday evening. Server showed up at the table promptly and took our drink orders. Ordered end cut of prime. When dinner arrived they brought me a beautiful
End cut but there was a lot of confusion about the other 4 diners dinners being wrong. Took
All dinners back to kitchen and returned in a few minutes with all the other diners meals correct this time but no end cut for me. Servers left table so fast did not get a chance to ask
Where my end cut was. Waiter not around so decided to eat what they brought me. Since it
Is the Christmas season a group of carollers went around to each table and sang to them.
A nice touch and frankly it saved the evening for me. Parking a nightmare even though they have A big lot and valets.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is a great restaurant for a group gathering at Chistmastime. It is cozy and warm and the carolers add a nice touch. The food is wonderful too. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

My husband said it was the best meal he ever had. Just the way he hoped all restaurants would present a meal. And if Vanessa is your waitress, you hit the jackpot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. A bit crowded. Parking was was difficult. Loved the Carolers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have been coming here for special occasions since childhood. My parents share the same month and year anniversary as the Five Crowns and we have celebrated their anniversary many times here. It always feels special to come here and this last time was no different. My friend wanted to take us for dinner somewhere special and with a holiday feel to it. I knew the spot without giving too much thought. My friend was delighted and so were the rest of the guests. The staff made us feel comfortable and we enjoyed the food and drink late into the night. I highly recommend coming here during the holidays. This is a special place in the history of Orange County.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Two 'older' couples getting together before Christmas. Decorations and carolers were fun and our lady server was into the spirit of things. Excellent roast beef; the English cut best value for the money. For Englishmen, the horseradish very very mild!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food has really gone downhill over the last 5 years. The only reason we still go is to hear the Christmas Carolers. All the wonderful ambiance is gone. At one time, the servers would ask you if you wanted hot gravy over your food and provide fresh horseradish sauce. Now small sides (gravy cold) are provided, the extra special touch is gone! Side dishes were cold and you could tell that they were prepared well in advance. Wine list has diminished, the wine we requested was not available. Additionally, I thought it was VERY tacky to put the labeled Lawry's seasoned salt and pepper on the table. Given the cost, I am not at a picnic.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

we always come here at christmas because of the carolers! they make it special every time. we were upstairs this time which is usually quieter. the back area (garden) can be really noisy...large groups, nothing to absorb the noise. their prime rib can't be beat & it's the only place i know to get goose at christmas. they were very busy so an order got mixed up. they made it right, but it took quite a while to flag someone down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Tommy the Wine Stewart will be celebrating his 50th year at 5 Crowns next year...That is what we love about the restaurant Traditions...Great Food, Great Service and Great Memories

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I adore going with people for their first time to The Five Crowns, and holiday time makes it especially magical. I was delighted Maria, one of my favorite servers. She is warm, inviting, so knowledgeable, and lighthearted. She makes the experience that much better. Our food was delicious, perfectly timed and prepared. The carolers were delightful and filled us with Christmas Joy. I think it’s safe to say, we will be coming back again and making this a tradition.

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