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Ruth's Chris Steak House - IrvineRuth's Chris Steak House - Irvine
2209 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Service was top notch, food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. More

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Bacchus Bar and BistroBacchus Bar and Bistro
93 reviews
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Wine Bar | Irvine, South Orange County

Would highly recommend More

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Texas De Brazil - IrvineTexas De Brazil - Irvine
1185 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

This is an excellent Brazillian BBQ place. IMO better than Agora's near John Wayne Airport. The food was delicious and the service: excellent. It was so good I didn't bother taking pics for social media and dug right in. Be prepared, as it is pretty pricy, but I left full, happy, and 100% satisfied with the experience. More

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Clay OvenClay Oven
652 reviews
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Contemporary Indian | Irvine, South Orange County

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try Clay Oven... amazing! Every dish we had was mouthwatering and had really authentic flavors. It's good to have Indian food in the area that is not the run of the mill. Friendly and helpful staff. More

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BistangoBistango
1775 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

This location is a great place for a quick business meeting. More

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Del Frisco's Grille - IrvineDel Frisco's Grille - Irvine
893 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Great atmosphere! Has the most amazing food! Definitely order cheesesteak eggrolls they are amazing!!! More

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CUCINA enoteca - IrvineCUCINA enoteca - Irvine
1469 reviews
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

We used this venue for a client/team dinner. The staff set us up in a nice area in the front of the restaurant where we could all sit together and had a private area without distractions and much surrounding noise. The group was around 12 people and we had a host of appetizers including Calamari, Brussel Sprouts, a Cheese-filled Potato dish and a couple others that were all received and very tasty. The entrees ranged from various pastas to the few fish dishes and a couple people ordered salads. Everyone stated the food was awesome, would highly recommend! More

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Il Fornaio - IrvineIl Fornaio - Irvine
2458 reviews
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

Everything was excellent except for the mashed potatoes - they were instant from out of the box which was completely unexpected and disappointing. :( More

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Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & CocktailsAndrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
1279 reviews
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Californian | Irvine, South Orange County

My grandmother and I tried Andrei's as a spur-of-the-moment dinner option while traveling in Southern California through Irvine. Our waitress Deana was spectacular and is the biggest reason that I am giving this restaurant outstanding scores! She embodied all the best qualities of waitstaff in the service industry. She was knowledgeable regarding the menu items and also the history of the restaurant itself. She gave us the perfect amount of time to enjoy our great bottle of 2014 Jordan Cabernet, and timed each of the courses perfectly. Each item that we ordered was delicious and plated very well. My Grandmother and I look forward to returning to Andrei's again the next time that we are in Irvine. More

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North Italia – IrvineNorth Italia – Irvine
2170 reviews
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

Great food and service as always. Thank you! More

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Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana- IrvineAngelina's Pizzeria Napoletana- Irvine
448 reviews
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Pizzeria | Irvine, South Orange County

I recommend this restaurant, staff is very nice and professional! Food was amazing, especially dessert - panna cotta More

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Gulliver's RestaurantGulliver's Restaurant
1495 reviews
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Prime Rib | Irvine, South Orange County

We always enjoy our meals at Gulliver’s. We also enjoy eating at John Wayne’s table as it appears to be a quieter area More

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Agora ChurrascariaAgora Churrascaria
2263 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Meats are consistently well seasoned and table ready when you sit down. Hot food and salad bar is extremely good; have been to other churrascaria restaurants and their bar is lackluster. There are better hot items HERE which is worth it! More

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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - IrvineCha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine
272 reviews
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Mexican | Irvine, South Orange County

Loved the taco tuesday deals!! Guac was a lot spicier than normal but everything else was incredible More

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

The Potato tacos... to. die. for. Guac- on point. Ceviche- I love you. More

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Puesto Los OlivosPuesto Los Olivos
569 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Irvine, South Orange County

Our food, service was excellent! A little disappointed on the margarita choices! May I suggest some more gourmet ones with cucumber flavored ice cubes, etc. More

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Davio's - IrvineDavio's - Irvine
243 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Went with my son for his birthday, it was our first time there. Food was excellent, had the rib eye and veal which were cooked to perfection. Crab cake was pricey but was mostly chunks of crab with a tasty mustard sauce. Service was outstanding, the server took his time to review the menu and answer questions and gave honest suggestions. Will definitely go back for our next special occasion or try out their lunch. I would go back only for the popovers and coffee! More

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Capital Seafood - Irvine SpectrumCapital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum
586 reviews
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Chinese | Irvine, South Orange County

Excellent. Always quick and very delicious. More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - IrvinePaul Martin's American Grill - Irvine
1845 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

I only rated the food a 3 star because I noticed the food more salty that other Paul Martins restaurants. The food tasted great but always the next morning I can tell there was a lot of salt added. Not the case at the Paul Martins in Rancho Cucamonga but always happens here in Irvine. More

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Prego MediterraneanPrego Mediterranean
581 reviews
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

Wonderful unassuming Italian. The food is good and is what you should expect from an easy Italian place. More

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P.F. Chang's - Irvine SpectrumP.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
42 reviews
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Asian | Irvine, South Orange County

Excellent food and service More

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Habana- Irvine SpectrumHabana- Irvine Spectrum
1181 reviews
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Cuban | Irvine, South Orange County

It was a beautiful day, so we sat outside on the patio. There were heaters so it was very comfortable. The food was good. The service was top notch. I think it was a bit expensive. A $10 salad became. $25 dollar salad when I wanted to add a protein. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - IrvineBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Irvine
34 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Birthday and family from out of town. More

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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Irvine - Spectrum CenterBRIO Tuscan Grille - Irvine - Spectrum Center
1283 reviews
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

This restaurant consistently delivers "high end" food flavors and quality at moderate prices. My husband's "go to" choice is always the filet mignon - which has to be just right for him. And, again on this visit, it was! I had the salmon dinner with sweet potatoes and asparagus, and thoroughly enjoyed it as well! It can get noisy in the restaurant, due to the echoing off the ceiling, so we prefer to go around 5:30pm-6:00pm before it gets crowded. More

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

Great happy hour! The drinks and food were excellent - we especially enjoyed the tuna poke. Very good service. More

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Famous Dave's - IrvineFamous Dave's - Irvine
12 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Friendly and attentive service. Food came fast. Nice place to feast on BBQ and chill with family/friends. Parking can take a while to find during peak hours. More

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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - IrvineO Fine Japanese Cuisine - Irvine
224 reviews
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Japanese | Irvine, South Orange County

This used to be out local go to sushi place until they seemed to have lowered the quality of the food and level of service. Gave it another shot on a whim last Friday night and things seemed to be on the up swing again. Just a bit noisy..few stroller types and parents who should know better... but with that said we had an enjoyable time. More

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AQUA Restaurant and Lounge - Lake ForestAQUA Restaurant and Lounge - Lake Forest
9 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

The bartenders are amazing ! More

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

Great service, consistently great food. Good atmosphere. More

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Zov's IrvineZov's Irvine
166 reviews
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Mediterranean | Irvine, South Orange County

It’s was Mother’s Day and they were overwhelmed More

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Robata WasaRobata Wasa
35 reviews
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Japanese | Irvine, South Orange County

My son and I enjoyed our lunch at Robata Wasa very much; I had the Chirashi bowl and he at the Robata bento. Our server, Austin, was very helpful and professional! My son also had the grapefruit mock tail, which he loved. We split the Yuzu creme brûlée, which was delicious! We will definitely be back! More

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Daily Grill - IrvineDaily Grill - Irvine
808 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Always a treat ... the Daily Grill is consistently good... More

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El Torito Grill - IrvineEl Torito Grill - Irvine
352 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Irvine, South Orange County

The waitress went out of her way to accommodate my daughter's vegan diet. Even though it was Sunday brunch, my daughter's restrictive diet was such that she could not find anything that she could eat. The waitress (Carmen) took the time to ask what she could eat and had the kitchen prepare her a individual meal - vegetable fajitas. Since this was a graduation celebration for the whole family, it would have tainted the event if she could not find something to eat. Carmen saved the day and our celebration - Thanks! More

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El Torito - IrvineEl Torito - Irvine
12 reviews
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Mexican | Irvine, South Orange County

Food took too long to come out and came out at different times. Waited very long for bill and had to go find the waitress. Food was good. Music was SOOO loud we had to ask for it to be turned down. More

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Heirloom Farmhouse KitchenHeirloom Farmhouse Kitchen
25 reviews
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American | Irvine, South Orange County

Food was fantastic for Mother’s Day brunch. More

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O-live Tree Mediterranean CuisineO-live Tree Mediterranean Cuisine
5 reviews
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Mediterranean | Irvine, South Orange County

In town for a conference, had a team lunch here. Will return! More

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Irvine Diners' Choice Winners

Irvine's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bacchus Bar and BistroBacchus Bar and Bistro
93 reviews
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Wine Bar | Irvine, South Orange County

Would highly recommend More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - IrvineRuth's Chris Steak House - Irvine
2209 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Service was top notch, food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. More

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BistangoBistango
1775 reviews
$$$$
American | Irvine, South Orange County

This location is a great place for a quick business meeting. More

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Clay OvenClay Oven
652 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | Irvine, South Orange County

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try Clay Oven... amazing! Every dish we had was mouthwatering and had really authentic flavors. It's good to have Indian food in the area that is not the run of the mill. Friendly and helpful staff. More

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Texas De Brazil - IrvineTexas De Brazil - Irvine
1185 reviews
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Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

This is an excellent Brazillian BBQ place. IMO better than Agora's near John Wayne Airport. The food was delicious and the service: excellent. It was so good I didn't bother taking pics for social media and dug right in. Be prepared, as it is pretty pricy, but I left full, happy, and 100% satisfied with the experience. More

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Il Fornaio - IrvineIl Fornaio - Irvine
2458 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

Everything was excellent except for the mashed potatoes - they were instant from out of the box which was completely unexpected and disappointing. :( More

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Agora ChurrascariaAgora Churrascaria
2263 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Irvine, South Orange County

Meats are consistently well seasoned and table ready when you sit down. Hot food and salad bar is extremely good; have been to other churrascaria restaurants and their bar is lackluster. There are better hot items HERE which is worth it! More

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Del Frisco's Grille - IrvineDel Frisco's Grille - Irvine
893 reviews
$$$$
American | Irvine, South Orange County

Great atmosphere! Has the most amazing food! Definitely order cheesesteak eggrolls they are amazing!!! More

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Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & CocktailsAndrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
1279 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Irvine, South Orange County

My grandmother and I tried Andrei's as a spur-of-the-moment dinner option while traveling in Southern California through Irvine. Our waitress Deana was spectacular and is the biggest reason that I am giving this restaurant outstanding scores! She embodied all the best qualities of waitstaff in the service industry. She was knowledgeable regarding the menu items and also the history of the restaurant itself. She gave us the perfect amount of time to enjoy our great bottle of 2014 Jordan Cabernet, and timed each of the courses perfectly. Each item that we ordered was delicious and plated very well. My Grandmother and I look forward to returning to Andrei's again the next time that we are in Irvine. More

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CUCINA enoteca - IrvineCUCINA enoteca - Irvine
1469 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Irvine, South Orange County

We used this venue for a client/team dinner. The staff set us up in a nice area in the front of the restaurant where we could all sit together and had a private area without distractions and much surrounding noise. The group was around 12 people and we had a host of appetizers including Calamari, Brussel Sprouts, a Cheese-filled Potato dish and a couple others that were all received and very tasty. The entrees ranged from various pastas to the few fish dishes and a couple people ordered salads. Everyone stated the food was awesome, would highly recommend! More

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Discover Irvine

Sunny Irvine epitomizes the best of SoCal living. Big-city conveniences, top-tier universities and abundant job opportunities explain Irvine's intense population growth in recent years. If it's food you're after, you'll find plenty to love with a global influence. Diverse dining options include everything from dim sum to Australian rack of lamb. Enjoy fresh fish from right off the California coast or sip on wine from a nearby local winery. Steakhouses and Italian cuisine are popular here, and area restaurants offer a new spin on Mexican dishes and seafood standbys. Kids won't go hungry in family-friendly Irvine, either, as there are some great choices for the pizza and burger crowd that rivals the city's high-end dining. Whether you're after Brazilian steak or a Big Apple-worthy pastrami sandwich, a world of fabulous food awaits in this Orange County city.

Discover Irvine

Sunny Irvine epitomizes the best of SoCal living. Big-city conveniences, top-tier universities and abundant job opportunities explain Irvine's intense population growth in recent years. If it's food you're after, you'll find plenty to love with a global influence. Diverse dining options include everything from dim sum to Australian rack of lamb. Enjoy fresh fish from right off the California coast or sip on wine from a nearby local winery. Steakhouses and Italian cuisine are popular here, and area restaurants offer a new spin on Mexican dishes and seafood standbys. Kids won't go hungry in family-friendly Irvine, either, as there are some great choices for the pizza and burger crowd that rivals the city's high-end dining. Whether you're after Brazilian steak or a Big Apple-worthy pastrami sandwich, a world of fabulous food awaits in this Orange County city.