Five Crowns

4.6
5020 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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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, incredible service and delicious food. Proper wine selection and stiff cocktails. Can’t go wrong with Five Crowns.

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LeeLeeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib 5 🌟. Food delicious from the hot rolls to the soufflé dessert. Service was great.

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VanessaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter in law’s birthday and also late Thanksgiving get together. Service was excellent. Our server Jill was the best. Food was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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MKV10
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The prime rib was dry compared to Lawry’s. I wish we would’ve been seated somewhere nicer. The place was empty when we came in, they could’ve sat us somewhere nicer, but they didn’t. Overall everything was just ok.

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vipGabrielC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant from the same group as Lawry's. If you have a craving for Prime Rib and need it in Orange County, this is the place to go. They have more additional items on the menu. There are several seating options, the Side, Covered Patio (or at least that is what it feels like) and Inside. Request to be seated in the Main Dinning Room, the ambiance is totally different. The service was a little slow, but the waiter was very friendly and the food was as expected: Excellent.

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vipSteffi
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect for family dinners and celebrating a special occasion. Our family dined here on my birthday, and we were pleasantly surprised by the overall attention of our server to provide us with the best table service suitable for our family dinner celebration. The food was all superb and delicious. It was an awesome experience for us to have chosen this place to have dinner on my birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Food was good, but the service was horrifically bad and slow. Despite a reservation, the table wasn’t set for 6 so place settings were added after we were seated - only one person received a butter knife. Several minutes passed before we were even greeted…many more minutes before even water showed up. We felt forgotten about several more times. We ended up leaving 30 minutes after finishing our main courses before the preordered dessert showed up. My husband stayed behind to adjust the check because they hadn’t removed the dessert charge. Dessert arrived as he was leaving. It’s always been one of my son’s favorites, but I think it’s gone downhill and we likely won’t be back.

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Steady
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They had a plumbing problem in one of the bathrooms and sat our party of 10 next to the kitchen/dish room entry way. The stench from their plumbing problem present during our dinner. Before being seated I even begged to give us a better table but she refused even though a table our size located nearby was vacant the entire time of our visit. At 4:30 Saturday. Disappointed to say the least.

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vipLPatt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We sat in the back patio, area and it doesn't have the same ambiance as the other part of the restaurant. The service was excellent. The overall English experience isn't there as in the past. The food was quite good. There was a bad odor as I walked past he ladies room to the reception area to exit. I wanted the experience to be much better, but it just wasn't.

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AB20
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I wanted to like it, but unfortunately I've never been more disappointed. Would never recommend this to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

What a spectacular let down. I have been meaning to dine at this restaurant for years. Finally, for thanksgiving 2021, I made the reservations and had a beautiful date along with me. I couldn’t contain my excitement especially since I had told her about this place. We arrived, were sat right away. The server was a bit late but no issues. Delicious drinks and appetizers. However, things fell apart after for us and a table of a beautiful elderly couple next to us. My date and I ordered steaks. After a long time of no waiter attention and licking the plate off appetizers leftovers, our food arrived. Her steak was a black slab of carbon that the restaurant manager called a hockey puck. Mine, a Luis or Henrey ribeye, technically a med rare …they might as well have brought up the cow for me to bite its buttocks. There was fresh blood pooling in my plate(good thing I am an MD😂). Had to hide it from my date. She doesn’t tolerate the sight of blood as well. We sent both back for redo and mine came back in 45 seconds still hemorrhaging. So, we politely told them that we were leaving….they kindly didn’t charge us for For the entrées but still charged a very hefty sum……In conclusion, unfortunately, it was an extremely poor experience at every level.

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ChrisC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My son and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at the Five Crowns restaurant this year. The decor and ambience were perfect for this occasion, and the dining experience itself certainly lived up to "advance billing." My only negative would be the length of time between receiving our starter (8:28 P.M.), and then ultimately receiving our main entree (9:12 P.M). With an 8:00 P.M. reservation, we hadn't intended to "close the restaurant down," but we did (leaving at 10:03!)! Again, it was a great meal - a bit drawn out - but worth a visit, just the same ... perhaps not on Thanksgiving or Christmas, though!

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Food4thot
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Thanksgiving dinner at 7:45pm. Let me say the ONLY thing good was the bar while we waited for our table and the great bartender, Devon(sp?). We were taken upstairs to a really ugly room that was freezing. Our server was patronizing. First courses, salad and a shrimp cocktail were very good. After we told the bus boy we were freezing the server came and closed the drapes. Then and only then they turned the heat on. This room looked tacky and makeshift and the only table decoration was a cheap little vase with a plastic battery operated tea light. Starters came late and our main course came really late. My turkey dinner was fine, certainly nothing special. My husband ordered medium rare prime rib and his was RAW. Server was few and far between. She asked for our dessert order, and guess what? They were out of the coveted pumpkin brûlée tort. But we could have had that special Thanksgiving chocolate sundae. 😱. If you can’t have decent surroundings for the meal, bring good out raw and run out of the main dessert, why serve that late? The food mostly just ok, the room tacky- very tacky. I felt like the redheaded step child. What a sham. We used to really live this place. No More . Oh yeah, we drove over 20 miles.

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BruceB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Took our family to Five Crowns for Thanksgiving dinner. One of the worst meals ever. Tasteless, cold, slow, nightmare! Ruined our family dinner.

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NoreneZ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, our meal took about an hour to arrive…everyone around us were complaining about the wait..I ordered my prime rib med rare and it was totally rare almost raw….not even warm! Very disappointing Thanksgiving meal…..expensive for what we got….we are locals and not sure we will be back…..sad sad sad…

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VinceD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was a horrible experience in most every way. Slow slow slow, food was cold, orders incorrect, the best word is it was a cluster in every way. Totally overbooked and unable to keep up with any of the meal, extremely DISSATISFIED and DISAPPOINTED!! Expensive to boot!!

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vipRich
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So many reasons we were disappointed. Had reservations at 3:30 for Thanksgiving Dinner with family. Ordered drinks- - OK. Ordered dinner with appetizers which were Good. When we saw other dinners with dinner rolls we asked our server. Finally they arrived. Then the wait began….. after complaining to our waiter and then the manager we finally got our entrees an hour and forty minutes after arrival. My wife’s prime rib was undercooked and very fatty. My daughters turkey was over cooked and dry. The ambiance was lacking. Server tried hard but the kitchen ops were abysmal. To there credit after my complaints the “comped” us for they credited us for the two worst meals. Sorry to report that Five Crowns is not the place it was many years ago.

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Sandy
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I hate to only give 3 stars for service, but dinner was at 3 pm on Thanksgiving and we had to wait almost 2 hours for our entrees.

The waitress and busboy were very attentive, but we have never experienced this long of a wait here on Thanksgiving. I believe it is a shortage of food preparers.

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Zrobster14
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have gone for years. Service and concierge seating excellent and attentive, especially for a holiday. Waiter good. Ordered filet mignonette which was over cooked and crab Neptune and which was inedible. I ordered turkey- portions excellent but meat very dry. Soup was oily- salad good. Chef left weeks ago and it showed. Have asked others who feel the same way. Appears to be a good restaurant in decline.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving Day which was as expected a little slower service than usual but nonetheless excellent, quality food. Enjoyed it!

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
121 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving many years with you. The food was excellent as always. Little things like no dark rolls is disappointing.
Being greeted at the door with a help wanted sign was sadly an indication of what was in store for our meal. Not that the staff wasn’t trying, but the short staff situation was obvious.
Hopefully time will correct that situation. If not, I strongly suggest that reservations only be taken for those who can reasonably be served. The back up of future guests when we left was excessive.
Sincerely. Christine Steiner

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vipSuzi
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was great, beautiful wine and wonderful turkey with all the trimmings. Pretty table by the fireplace in pub-like ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Crowns never disappoints! Beautiful early dinner and the food was amazing as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious service was very good. Ambiance was lovely.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed dinner. Atmosphere okay. With big group and big light overhead took away from any ambience. Would give a try again. Service was good but not the best that I have experienced in other top rated steakhouses.

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Kymme
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food - Great Service. The Manager came by to see how things were. The staff was very friendly and informative. The evening was a treat. Will be coming back to try more on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner enjoyed by all in the party’

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vipSMDuP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Sadly we expected more from this fine dining establishment. The waiter was excellent, but with one bartender and a slow kitchen, we didn't get our food for more than 2 hours after we sat down. The food was cold when it came out. The requests for medium rare came out medium well. Not what we were hoping for.

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AntonEgo
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Understaffed so either be very patient or order several appetizers to hold you over. Quality of the cooking has also diminished due to the staffing shortage.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would like to see a few more seafood or vegetarian options on the menu.

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RobertM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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DianaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom to celebrate her 84th birthday, and my son to celebrate his 40th birthday. I made my reservation online, and confirmed a few special requests and spoke to Kei who assured me she knew the "perfect" table for my occasion. She was RIGHT!! Our table near the fireplace (my mom gets so cold), to the special chairs to make both of them feel like a King and Queen! Thank you Kei for making me feel like you would handle the details. You did not disappoint!! We arrived and the vibe was warm, friendly, and comfortable at the host check in. They seated us and Brittney introduced herself as well as Greg who was over seeing our table. Brittney did a great job and was very kind as she explained our options. We sat and talked, took our time and ordered appetizers, and enjoyed the bread and wine. Dinner was fabulous, (Filet Mignon w/Neptune, and Crown Cut Prime Rib). They brought the most amazing strawberry cake w/candles, and both my mom and son felt so honored! Then came the chocolate soufflé my son ordered as soon as he sat down! Thank God he did because it is a MUST! The entire dining experience could not had been better as we left feeling like it was the most memorable night out together. Still talking about how perfect our time was at the 5 Crowns! Look forward to the next time! Thank you ALL who made it so wonderful for us.

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NORB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, this is my favorite restaurant. The food is great. The service excellent. And I love the room. It was a bit noisy because I have a hearing problem, but it was manageable.

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vipRaymondW
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 98th birthday! She felt very special from the valet person, hostess and our servers all wishing her a very “happy birthday!” The valet person even remembered that it was her birthday when he delivered the car to us as he again wished her a very happy birthday. Service, prime rib and desserts were fabulous (my prime rib was not rare as what I ordered but it was fine). The birthday girl received a special dessert with a candle for the special occasion, which was a nice touch!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Astounding experience.

Five Crowns
Responded on November 22, 2021

This is what we love to read! Thank you for the review :) We want all our guests to feel this way when they leave.

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AlexV
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very enjoyed my Bithsday Dinner with my family

Five Crowns
Responded on November 22, 2021

Happy Birthday, Alex! We love to know that we met the mark on your special day! Thanks for the review.

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vipcarolep
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our terrific experience started with a phone call which was answered by a brand new young host. He was welcoming and positive on the call which continued when he greeted up upon arrival and showed us to our table. Then, our server, Reno, was as good as it gets. He was fully attentive and truly listened to our special requests with a nod and a smile. The prime rib and sides were all first class, arrived hot and perfectly prepared. I highly recommend this restaurant and I’m a very particular diner!

Five Crowns
Responded on November 22, 2021

We love to read that your meal arrived to your expectations! It's what we strive for. Thank you for sharing the details of your dining experience and we're happy to know that you really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the recommendation. :)

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TimeoffBob
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been at least 5 years since we had treated ourselves to their excellent Prime Rib dinner and it was still the best despite some noticeable changes like much higher prices, the delicious limpa rye rolls no longer being available, and a $7 parking fee in their lot across the street. The recommended Chocolate Souffle was really Blah. Excellent service was provided by Omar and his "shadow" for the evening.

Five Crowns
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for the review. We're happy to read that you still enjoyed our Prime Rib :) and thank you for letting us know about your disappointment with our Souffle - we've made note to take a look at this. We're grateful for Omar and happy he made your dining experience a great one. All the best to you.

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You can order delivery directly from Five Crowns using the Order Online button. Five Crowns also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 760-0331.

Five Crowns is rated 4.6 stars by 5020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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