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50 Orange County Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:Bourbon Steak Orange County, The Dock, Walt's Wharf
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dana Point / Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
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Bourbon Steak Orange County

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
331 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Delicious food! The Wagyu was amazing!!! Service was excellent!!
94% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Lobster Pot Pie

The Dock

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
842 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful menu, great service and ambiance .we will be back.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Orange County
21 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Walt's Wharf

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
771 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Food was delicious. The service was very attentive but never rushed. Excellent!
96% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
21 people mentioned the Grilled Artichoke

Broadway by Amar Santana

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,476 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Great service. Great imaginative food. Could not be better
95% recommended
53 people mentioned the Skirt Steak
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True Food Kitchen - Newport

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,188 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
Father’s Day lunch at its best! My husband loved the restaurant and I loved it too! The food was fresh and delicious. My husband is a vegan and he was thrilled at all the options tRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Dumplings

Mastro's Ocean Club - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
4,947 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Other than open-table sending me a message that I should cancel my reservation is we were not coming! But we were there and I always cancel if we are not keeping our reservation! Read more
90% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
305 people mentioned the Butter Cake

The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Costa Mesa
2,556 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Excellent steak and sides to complement. Kitchen staff at Mastro’s should eat here and improve the quality of food served there.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
61 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$·Prime Rib·
Fullerton
3,922 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and excellent service. It is expensive but that’s to be expected for that level of dining.
96% recommended
Best Service in North Orange County
730 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Tutto Fresco

$$$$·Italian·
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
250 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Our social club held a dinner event at Tutto Fresco (Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca.) last night and it was excellent. Despite the rain the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The foodRead more
95% recommended
5 people mentioned the Vongole
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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
6,396 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Beautiful restaurant next to a beautiful beach. My wife and I were sat quickly. Service was great. My wife had the Chilliquilas, while I had the French toast. Both were very tastyRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
236 people mentioned the Beignets
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Reunion Kitchen + Drink - Anaheim Hills

$$$$·American·
Anaheim Hills
1,765 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
It was my friend’s 88th Birthday and everything was great. Thank you 💋
96% recommended
59 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Irvine
2,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great vibe, good steak. Would love to see the menu change a bit....
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
35 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Coastal Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
917 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Always wonderful! We’ve dined there many times!
96% recommended
American in Orange County
14 people mentioned the Key Lime Pie

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

$$$$·Californian·
Newport Beach
1,237 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List
It was really amazing food, and great ambiance!
97% recommended
Notable Wine List in Orange County
20 people mentioned the Short Rib

North Italia – Irvine

$$$$·Italian·
Irvine
2,271 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
The restaurant was great ambiance and the food was superb, we also have to try the garlic bread with cheese didn't disappoint us. I had the short rib steak pasta and I never had thRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
61 people mentioned the Calamari

A Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Newport Beach
961 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
My girlfriend and I decided this will be our birthday spot, so if twice a year isn't enough I will have to sneak in an extra visit. The food is outstanding and the drinks are made Read more
90% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
11 people mentioned the Short Rib

Gratitude - Newport Beach

$$$$·Vegan·
Newport Beach
465 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
Great flavor combinations and high quality vegan food. Service was impeccable and hosts were attentive. Beautiful space. Positive, welcoming and comfortable vibes. I will be back!
86% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
6 people mentioned the Burritos

The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
1,428 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
We love the Loft at the Montage! The food, service, ambiance and spectacular views never disappoint. This is our “go to” for special family times and celebrations. Absolutely fiveRead more
11 people mentioned the Short Rib

CUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
1,209 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I was meeting up with some friends and one of us had a birthday . So since I was the only local , the job of picking a restaurant was entrusted (read as forced ) to me :) . I hadRead more
93% recommended
27 people mentioned the Squash Blossom

Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa

$$$$·American·
Costa Mesa
5,739 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Healthy
  • Good for a Date
Birthday dinners celebrated with family and friends. Great food and service but quite loud.
96% recommended
American in Orange County
122 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Anaheim
2,130 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Fathers Day and birthday
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Orange County
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Billy's at the Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
460 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
Great food !! Fast service and friendly couldn’t say more cause it will speak for itself trust me.. great place for a dinner out or a dinner party had a really good time .
90% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
31 people mentioned the Mai Tai

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Seafood·
Costa Mesa
2,606 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great environment, great service and the chef prepared our meals beautifully, even with the extras we requested.
93% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
67 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Sol Agave

$$$$·Mexican·
San Juan Capistrano
339 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Food was excellent. Fresh ingredients and well seasoned dishes.
94% recommended
19 people mentioned the Carnitas
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Oak- Laguna Beach

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
614 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
The best restaurant ever !!!
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Calamari

Mckenna’s Tea Cottage

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
435 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
McKenna's was recommended by a friend for our Annual Ladies Day Out. First, the good: the venue is quaint and cozy. It reminds me of a ladies' parlor in days gone by. Each persRead more
92% recommended
19 people mentioned the Finger Sandwiches
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Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club

$$$$·Italian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
2,922 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Their staff is always attentive and the food is amazing.
469 people mentioned the Spaghettini
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

$$$$·American·
Irvine
927 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Thanks so much for making our employee retirement lunch so memorable! Very impressed with the way this was handled. The special touch taken in delivering a card to him from the stRead more
89% recommended
26 people mentioned the Egg Roll

Two Left Forks

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
819 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Always good
93% recommended
26 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Watermarc

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Laguna Beach
2,223 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Great first experience at Watermarc! Fantastic food and drinks, friendly and fast service, and a great ambiance.
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Orange County
49 people mentioned the Paella

Pelican Grill

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,905 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Birthday for wife and they took care of her with chocolate cake.
93% recommended
32 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

$$$$·French·
Newport Beach
549 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Cafe Jardin, nestled in Sherman Gardens, is always a delightful experience! The food and service is wonderful and it’s always beautiful to view & walk around the gardens. The garRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Orange County
8 people mentioned the Apple Tart
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Bayside Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Newport Beach
1,801 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food & the server was absolutely fantastic. Love going there!
95% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
27 people mentioned the Lobster Salad

Provenance

$$$$·Italian·
Newport Beach
877 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Local Ingredients
The restaurant has a charming, cozy atmosphere. Excellent service and food.
84% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
22 people mentioned the Short Rib

Duke's Huntington Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
4,306 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great food, good environment
92% recommended
Seafood in Orange County
233 people mentioned the Hula Pie

21 Oceanfront

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
955 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Fabulous dinner with a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Great service, great cuisine, and a beautifully ornate restaurant.
87% recommended
Romantic in South Orange County
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Fleming's Steakhouse - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We have been here several times but this visit the service was better than ever. My husband got the tomahawk and it was amazing. I got the Chilean Sea Bass and it was delicious asRead more
91% recommended
Steak in South Orange County
83 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

$$$$·American·
Laguna Beach
2,727 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
Excellent views, ambiance and service. The food quality was great as well. Highly Recommend this place!
89% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
40 people mentioned the Short Rib

Luciana's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
1,699 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
We have been dining at Luciana's for 15 years and have always have wonderful meal. The staff is wonderful and attentive.
93% recommended
Romantic in Orange County
16 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Five Crowns

$$$$·American·
Corona del Mar
4,116 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We loved our server, Charlie! The salmon was good but the potatoes on top didn't make sense--not that they were awful, just odd.
94% recommended
American in Orange County
1,110 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Red O - Newport Beach

$$$$·Steak·
Newport Beach
2,259 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Great food and service. Servers very polite and attentive.
88% recommended
57 people mentioned the Tamales
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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

$$$$·American·
Brea / La Habra
2,377 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fathers Day Brunch
95% recommended
American in North Orange County
138 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Pierside Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·American·
San Clemente
452 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
Great experience!
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Orange County
18 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas

Benihana - Newport Beach

$$$$·Japanese·
Newport Beach
2,206 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
I had a really good time. I remembered another Benihana as being too salty, but this one was great. Took my mom for her birthday. Great spot for that sort of thing. It was packRead more
81% recommended
Special Occasion in Orange County
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Maggiano's - South Coast Plaza

$$$$·Italian·
Costa Mesa
8,811 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Eric our server was the best! Food was great. Dessert butter cake is a 10-
95% recommended
Most Booked in Orange County
86 people mentioned the Rigatoni

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

$$$$·Mexican·
Brea / La Habra
1,026 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Father’s Day
93% recommended
Hot Spot in Orange County
50 people mentioned the Carne Asada

Oceans & Earth

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Anaheim Hills
300 reviews
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Organic
  • Good for a Date
Received the email about the band there on Father's Day. It was a great choice as the food and service were great as always, and the band was excellent adding a nice ambiance. ThRead more
98% recommended
Healthy in Orange County
9 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Bluegold

$$$$·Californian·
Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
672 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
Anniversary date. Food was amazing. Sat at bar and service was stellar! Pricey but with the splurge.
85% recommended
Scenic View in Orange County
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tommy Bahama Island Grille - Newport Beach

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
2,124 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Noisy but still good. Remodel is okay-a little sterile.
94% recommended
77 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport Beach
3,510 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
The view was awesome as usual and the food was great and Sam our server was perfect.
87% recommended
Seafood in South Orange County
258 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
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