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Best American Restaurants in South Orange County

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport BeachMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
(375)
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American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Vine Restaurant & BarVine Restaurant & Bar
(854)
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Contemporary French / American | San Clemente, South Orange County
BungalowBungalow
(1084)
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Bayside RestaurantBayside Restaurant
(1420)
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American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortSplashes at Surf & Sand Resort
(2099)
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
BistangoBistango
(1480)
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American | Irvine, South Orange County
Del Frisco's Grille - IrvineDel Frisco's Grille - Irvine
(537)
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American | Irvine, South Orange County
Dizz's As Is RestaurantDizz's As Is Restaurant
(302)
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Farmhouse at Rogers GardensFarmhouse at Rogers Gardens
(1502)
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Laguna BeachReunion Kitchen + Drink - Laguna Beach
(208)
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Five CrownsFive Crowns
(3509)
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Paul Martin's American Grill - IrvinePaul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
(1509)
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Best Italian Restaurants in South Orange County

Modo Mio - Newport CoastModo Mio - Newport Coast
(886)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Piccolino RistorantePiccolino Ristorante
(475)
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Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
Delizie Ristorante & BarDelizie Ristorante & Bar
(241)
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Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
North Italia – IrvineNorth Italia – Irvine
(1085)
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County
CUCINA enoteca - Newport BeachCUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach
(799)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
il Barone Ristoranteil Barone Ristorante
(184)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Rothschild's RestaurantRothschild's Restaurant
(561)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Salerno by Chef PirozziSalerno by Chef Pirozzi
(229)
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
PirozziPirozzi
(407)
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Italian | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
(1197)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Rocco's RestaurantRocco's Restaurant
(372)
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Italian | San Clemente, South Orange County
Il Fornaio - IrvineIl Fornaio - Irvine
(2012)
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County
Andrea at Pelican HillAndrea at Pelican Hill
(1396)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Ristorante RumariRistorante Rumari
(401)
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Alessa by Chef PirozziAlessa by Chef Pirozzi
(143)
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

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Roy's Newport BeachRoy's Newport Beach
1342 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Although they were busy cause it’s Valentine’s Day. Service was great, we got seated on time, food like always was excellent. We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner here 😊 More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - IrvineMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Irvine
1687 reviews
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Seafood | Irvine, South Orange County

We had a wonderful experience! The service was excellent and the food was top notch! We would definitely go there again! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - IrvineRuth's Chris Steak House - Irvine
1752 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Great steaks. Cooked just right. Service was prompt and attentive. Customer notes concerning recent experiences was appreciated as it gave server a heads-up on any previous problems/or preferences. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2371 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

My husband and I really enjoyed our Valentines dinner yesterday evening. Our waiter Alex was gracious and provided us with stellar service! More

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EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel IrvineEATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine
184 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

We had an all-around great experience here. The menu is varied and everything we tried was delicious. The wines were nice, the live entertainment was well-suited to the environment, and the service was friendly and timely. The best feature, though, was the value. Each dish was as carefully prepared and beautifully presented as in a much fancier place, yet the prices were more what you'd expect at a pub. We will definitely return! More

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South Orange County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Pascal1. Pascal
164 reviews
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French | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

Pascal is our favorite restaurant for special occasions - birthdays, anniversary, Valentine's Day, etc. - and it's our favorite destination for dining with special, or out-of-town guests. It's so hard to find a quiet, romantic, small venue restaurant these days where you can hold a conversation without the nuisance of the "High-Vibe" scene that the "see and be seen" crowd seems to thrive on. JB is a great waiter (The only waiter) and he was pretty taxed on our recent Valentine's special dinner because of the 100% occupancy and the special multi-course meal. If you go on a routine, non-featured night (like Valentine's Day), you will be more than pleased with JB as we have always been. More

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Clay Oven2. Clay Oven
723 reviews
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Contemporary Indian | Irvine, South Orange County

Excellent, Indian food kicked up a notch. Service was excellent More

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Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens3. Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens
456 reviews
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French | Newport Beach, South Orange County

The salmon appetizer was over cooked. The desert was okay. More

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Hannas Prime Steak4. Hannas Prime Steak
1463 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

It was my first Wyagu steak was very good and my wife' Ahi Tower was excellent. Meghan our waitress was great too. Each time we have gone to Hanna's we have enjoyed ourselves. More

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Vine Restaurant & Bar5. Vine Restaurant & Bar
854 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | San Clemente, South Orange County

Great food, lovely ambiance, quiet, mature clientele... good place for a leisurely, memorable meal. More

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South Orange County restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Legado Bar + KitchenLegado Bar + Kitchen
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American | Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel, South Orange County

Our mission at Legado Bar + Kitchen is to provide a warm + welcoming atmosphere where our customers can gather + socialize with friends + family. We will serve our customers with old-time courtesy and appreciation.

Legado Bar + Kitchen is a Chef driven concept serving consistently great food in an efficient manner. Our team will give unprecedented attention to their customers + treat them as their family. We will provide the perfect spot for you to unwind with unmatched service, food + spirits.More

Puesto Park PlacePuesto Park Place
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Mexican | Irvine, South Orange County

Handmade maíz azul stone-ground tortillas, sustainable meats and seafood, slow-cooked guisados, and scratch salsas: Puesto is a celebration of fundamental Mexican flavors and an homage to the
cosmopolitan palate of Mexico CityMore

Umami - IrvineUmami - Irvine
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Burgers | Irvine, South Orange County

Located within the Irvine Spectrum, Orange County California’s premier dining and shopping destination, Umami Burger Irvine is the perfect space to fulfill your burger cravings. The massive indoor and outdoor spaces are both equipped with full bars, making it the perfect place to bring your family and friends for an exciting afternoon, evening or special event. Follow up your handcrafted burgers and cocktails with laughs from the nation’s funniest at the attached Irvine Improv and be sure to check us out on the weekends for live music and more!More

Urban Grill & Wine BarUrban Grill & Wine Bar
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Wine Bar | Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch, South Orange County

Urban Grill and Wine Bar is a unique upscale eatery offering gourmet comfort food and boutique wine served by friendly, Knowledgeable staff. The inside of the restaurant is casual yet refined, offering an atmosphere that is ideal for a business lunch or a meal before going out for the night. Urban Grill is a popular spot, and guests are always welcome to grab a seat at the bar while they are waiting and order one of the refreshing and creative cocktails.



The menu offers aspects of delicious cuisine from around the globe. Appetizers include an Australian lamb chop, chicken or tofu lettuce wraps, an ahi tuna poke and an artisan cheese board, to name a few. The entrée menu keeps the delicious flavors rolling. Signature dishes at Urban Grill and Wine Bar include Alaskan king crab legs, Prime steaks and chops, Mediterranean-style chicken with olives and artichokes, fish and chips and a vegetable pasta primavera.

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Discover Newport Beach

Located on the sunny California Pacific coastline, the affluent community of Newport Beach attracts travelers from around the world. Visitors come to experience the multitude of beach and ocean activities as well as the various culinary offerings that represent the best of many nations. If you're in the mood for the exotic, you’ll find establishments that provide gastronomic creations hailing from Japan, the Philippines, India, Greece and Vietnam. Newport Beach lies in close proximity to a number of diverse communities that offer their own edible delights. Whether you’re looking for authentic Mexican tacos, freshly sourced local crab or simply a juicy burger, you're certain to find what you seek.