Orange County Mining Co.

4.3
1414 reviews
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American
Orange County Mining Company provides our guests with a rustic, casual, and relaxing, American steakhouse and saloon experience. Quality meats, poultry and seafood. Hearty soups, fresh produce and rich desserts. Eclectic wines, classic, and new classic cocktails. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy as you soak in the incredible view of the world from up here. You’ll be better for it…our promise!

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Valentine's Day Menu Downstairs with Soup & Salad Bar // Upstairs Exclusive "Dinner For Two" Event - Visit Our Website To Book Tickets

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Sun 1:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM

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E
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Noise was terrible, service was terrible. Took forever to order then longer to receive our food. Not a good time. I usually love to go there but wish we had not gone there tonight.

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RB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful salad bar and soup included with any entrees. Two couples. Men had ribeye steaks and they were awesome. I made the comment that it was the best I've ever tasted. Ladies had the swordfish and they raved about them. Jessica, our waitress was a delightful. Will return soon.

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G
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Steaks were over cooked - ordered them medium rare
Server took them back
They came back rare
In that time I cut into my prime rib and it was so tough and over cooked I couldn’t eat another bite
Rather than bother our server about that, I ate my mashed potatoes, which were like nothing I would’ve ever served to anyone
The drinks in the bar and the bartender were outstanding
The salad bar was delicious
The garlic cheese was passable, and the view of the boulevards was nominal
Enjoyed the company of my son and his gf, which is always the case
We were there celebrating his bd and my retirement
How’s that for a dramatic evening?
I would suggest a few experienced new cooks?

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PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Mediocre sums up this trip for brunch. Food was below average. Most items were bland to tasteless. Bacon was paper thin, croissants were dry and hard, most of the cakes were marginal and seemed old. The omelette bar, the waffle bar were good.
The waitress was fantastic. Went with 2 kids and were sat on the side where it seemed everyone had kids. Personally I think this seating arrangement is s good thing.

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RD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and large salad bar. Noisy and cost is high

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely wonderful! The salad bar was spot on, the cheese bread was delicious (Rivals Northwoods), and my steak was cooked to perfection. Will be returning! Our server, Paris, was super nice too!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday on a Monday night :)

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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We went for Sunday Brunch. The quality of the food has really gone downhill over time. Both the prime rib and the short ribs were bland. Though the desserts looked good they also lacked taste. The best items on the menu were the bacon, lox and soft serve ice cream. Service was so-so. Our waitress was more concerned with hanging out and talking to the people at the table across from us than in serving us. It is a nice place if you want to just sit, enjoy the company of those around you and enjoy the view.

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JO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Great experience!

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l
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with another couple to celebrate Christmas and birthday. The view is amazing. There were large groups behind us which was sometimes distracting. The food was as good as we remembered.

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OT
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable great food and service

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b
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

For a while in the mid 90's to about 2012 the quality of food took a dive. That has been remedied. The Miming Co. has some of the best meat quality in the state. Also, the salad bar is a big treat in and unto itself! Pricing is a bit over the equal level of competition, but with a window table and on a clear (just after a rain and mild Santa Ana wind event), evening, the view easily makes up for it. You know the view is good when you can see down town Los Angeles twinkling in the distance. Watch the drive up and down the hill; it's tight.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant.. our server was amazing and the food is great.. lovely place for many occasions

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SC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Company was good but the food was not great this time. The steak was simultaneously over cooked and undercooked, the now required mashed potatoes (served in lieu of a side choice) tasted very fishy.
The salad was fine - the salad bar is always well stocked and fresh. Unfortunately entrees were not great.

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r
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was terrific as always. Jason did a fine job as our server. Food came out quickly and warm. All of
our orders were correct and tasty.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Little disappointed in the food. Roast beef was fairly tasteless. Eggs were very watery.

Nice view and interested place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great. Really great.

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i
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service, with yummy food. Chicken was delicious and tender, the primerib generous and perfectly cooked, ribs tender and falling off the bone. Salad bar was fresh with plenty of options and fresh dressings. The cheesy bread is delicious. Desserts were generous and tasted great.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went to dinner to celebrate a birthday, requested a table next to the window. Got a booth away from the window. Then my father orders a dinner, waitress says the only option is garlic mashed potatoes, no substitutions. I said he is allergic to garlic, to her reply no substitutions. Ok so dont put the potatoes on the plate. We order a baked potato on the side. You really should offer a baked potato, not everyone can eat garlic. A baked potato would be a better option for all. The cheese bread came out cold, requested more, cold again. The rib eye steak I had was full of grisel, only ate 4 bites and sent it home with my friends dog. Definitely not my idea of a nice dinner out, I received a better steak at Lazy Dog for $5 less.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. We were well taken care of and we're shown excellent service. The open salad and soup bar with the yummy drinks and 5 star food was well worth the price. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking to share a special moment with feiends, family, or any loved one.

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RM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant offers a wonderful view from its high perch overlooking the area. It was a bit pricey, but the food was excellent and the entrees included lots of choices from the soup and salad bar.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

THE WORST EXPERIENCE.i would never recommend this place . Had reservations at 6:45 got there at 6:30 was told it would be about 15 min was told to go to the bar are it was only us and about two other couples then a big party comes in and all these others we start hearing party of two party of two with no EXAGGERATION by this time time they had called about 10 tables of two it was about 7:20 and I asked a hostess that we had been there since 6:30 and she says we are going down the line but she would check NEVER came back by this time7:45 they call on the big party then they come back in and call another party of two so we start telling the people at the bar that we have been here since 6:30 and it’s NOW 7:53 and nothing the bar tender heard us talking he calls the hostess and she come with this bull #%*+ answer “oooo what’s your name told her margarita she was like my hostess called Margaret or margarita and they came up BULL #%** we were there all that time and not even close to my name was called by this time the bar tender asked for manager I calmly told her my situation and she can say we can compensate your meal THATS not the point I was willing to pay for a nice dinner I have hard earned money I’ve NEVER felt so DISREGARD in a restaurant my Mexican hard earned money is just as good as the others there this is how your restaurant made me feel😞😡😏 I would never recommend this place I will tell everyone I know about my experience I’ve been to more expensive place and I never felt so Mexican so sad my first time there and I felt so DISAPPOINTED with your place had to go to Ruth Cris with no reservations and was sat down with in two min my special plans for my husband we’re ruined by your PEOPLE why make reservations and make people feel like this no apology that’s poor management and worst EXPERIENCE ever if up to me no starts on anything but the bar service was great

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great view! Love the salad bar and the steaks are so flavorful! We always love the view of seeing Orange County and the service is always top notch!

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MT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go every Christmas Eve and it does not disappoint!

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FG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love coming here for our Christmas Eve celebration & other family events. Love the view & ambiance. So excited they brought back the cream corn!

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g
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding view with food to match. Perfect for special occasions.

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LW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times and The Orange Mining Company never disappoints! The service, food and views are fantastic!

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RV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time.

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D
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming on our anniversary fo r about 30 years. Drive down from Santa Barbara and dine with friends.

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C
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Love. Love this place. The food is superb! The view is awesome. Can’t say enough wonderful things about OCMC. Can’t wait to come back.

Best cheese bread!
Best salad bar!
Best meat!
Best seared ahi!

Keep crushing OCMC team!!

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OC
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our families are miles away, but OC Mining Company always has a away of putting us into the Spirit of the Season. My wife and I ordered the Miner's Filet and it was OUTSTANDING! Treat yourself!

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the Mining Co. for brunch numerous times. A great place to take family and friends as they tend to have something for everyone. This recent occasion was to treat a family member in which I hadn’t seen in a very long time.

Service was top notch as usual. I have no complaints about the service at all. From the hostess to the servers. Everyone was great.

As for the food, I was less than impressed. I’ve never had complaints in the past. I thought it was always worth the price we paid. I wish we had gone somewhere else to eat. Numerous items were well over cooked. The prime rib was well done and overly dry. The only items worth eating were the made to order items like the omelettes, biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict.

Lastly, we were forced to do valet parking. There wasn’t any mention of this during the reservation process. Nor on the website when I was researching places to eat prior to making a reservation.

Not sure if I plan on going back anytime soon.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations for a birthday dinner semd had great service and great food 10/10

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j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Prices have gone up that that's true everwhere. Seems like most items are now about 20% higher then a year ago.

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place, been coming here for years. Glad they brought back the chicken and rib combo, though don't like the only side order that comes with your meal. Garlic mash potatoes. Use to have your choice.

Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Really crowded with a large wedding salad bar was really bad tonight many items empty

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LM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view. Great food. Great service. We have been coming here for years. It never disappoints.

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