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Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge, Mission Viejo, CA

Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge

4.7
4.7
698 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge is a modern speakeasy with the allure of old Hollywood, offering a menu of east coast classics with west coast flavor and finesse. This chef driven, husband and wife owned restaurant provides a comfortable neighborhood dining experience. Scarlet offers local, quality ingredients carefully curated to meet every diners desires. Scarlet is a place for everyone to enjoy a date night or just a quick bite at the bar. Scarlet introduces a new menu every season courtesy of Chef-Owner Paige Riordan and Chef de Cuisine Daniel Martinez. Enjoy a taste of the season from Scarlet’s dining room or heated canyon-view patio and. Scarlet elevates the plate with a new menu of dishes brimming with bold, finessed flavor highlighting peak-of-season ingredients, humanely raised prime meats, and sustainable seafood, reflective of Riordan’s East Coast roots.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 503-3086
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Paige Riordan
  • Private party facilities
    For private events please email events@ScarletKL.com
  • Neighborhood
    Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Cross street
    Antonio/Ortega
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Contemporary American

698 Reviews
  1. Funout

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was fantastic however, the price of the experience was high for the environment. We closed out over $350 with an app, split salad, entree and two cocktails each. We could have split our entree as well because we ended up taking half the steaks home. Overall, for the price I would have expected it to be more fine dining. Great local place, come as you are attire but know it is a bit pricey.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, and service were phenomenal. We will absolutely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. Desertraveler

    Palm Springs

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Loved it! Great bruschetta appetizer and lobster & cheese sandwich! Everything looks delicious! Looking forward to returning! Only downside was price of a glass of wine.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. foodie

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent - we had crab cakes that were light, crispy and flavorful. The kale cesear was mouthwatering, especially the special croutons. I almost never have a burger when out but the description was just mouthwatering and it lived up to the hype. I had the grass fed beef, ordered medium rare plus (spot on) and the maple bacon jam was to die for. The brioche bun wasn't too thick and toasted perfectly. My husband had the special risotto with shrimp and cleaned every last bit. Wine was delicious. All servers participated in care and our server was very attentive and informative. Manager stopped by as well.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. trishfromcali

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at Scarlet and can’t wait to go back! Sat outside always a favorite!!! Our service was great and food was so yummy not to mention the Marla cocktail!! Well done 🥰

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and atmosphere and the food was great.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was on point, a little pricey for the amount of food you got, but the food was good. Inside or outside dining was nice. Great service, I would recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner experience!! Everyone in our party was commenting on how this restaurant was an amazing find, both in atmosphere and in quality of food. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always have an excellent meal at Scarlet’s, though when they have live music, we find it too loud.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. LAOC

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was Mothers Day Brunch. Lobster roll was not on the menu. Would have liked to order that. Otherwise, all was delicious and great!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge using the Order Online button. Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 503-3086.

Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Scarlet Kitchen and Lounge

30865 Gateway Pl Rancho, Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Antonio/Ortega
  • Neighborhood
    Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sunday Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Paige Riordan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 503-3086
  • Private party facilities
    For private events please email events@ScarletKL.com
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