Wreckless

4.4
205 reviews
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Chef Cody Storts has worked with 30 restaurant concepts in Southern California and Texas. Focused on using the best ingredients and classic techniques in a fun and approachable way, Cody creates cuisine that plays on the entire palate, and for which there are few comparisons. The Fullerton native moved to Texas as a child before finding his way back to Orange County in later years. He had a background in theater and front-of-house restaurant experience when he enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena in 2004. That same year he went to culinary school he underwent gastric bypass surgery, putting him in a unique position—he needed to taste the food, but no longer had the room in his stomach to eat full plates or large tastings. This quandary shaped his theory on food—to pack as many flavors into one bite as possible.

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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We’ve been there many times. Typically the food is very good. Unfortunately, on this occasion the food was not to the standards I would expect when paying the price we do for our meals. Their wedge salad is anything BUT a wedge salad. It’s a Caesar salad. The wedge had no blue cheese, no bacon and no iceburg. It was a strange wedge for sure. The sauce used for the bone-in ribeye was not pleasing to the pallet. The Paella was over cooked. Said it came
With sea bass and instead had scallops. The scallops were amazing but the rice dish was over cooked. My son who loves hamburgers and rarely complains, Said his burger was flavorless. So disappointing when you walk out paying over $250 for a disappointing dinner. Would have been better off staying home and saving ourselves a lot of money. Not sure if we’ll be back.

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KD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cody is a fantastic chef. We have followed him at multiple restaurants for years. The food was good but we expect more from Cody. The delicious comfort food was missing from the menu. Bring back the biscuits! We'll be back for sure.

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JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a friend's birthday. Loved the artichoke and brussel sprout apps. And loved the Furity Pebble cake which was chef selection for dessert that night.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great, friendly service. Unfortunately the food was overpriced and not very good. Wagyu beef was over cooked and over priced. Drinks were great and nice wine selections.

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wreckless is a hidden gem. We truly enjoyed our overall experience from the charturee board, aged steaks, sea bass, scallops to the desert! Overall pricing is moderate so be prepared. Will definitely go back.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I did enjoy the space and decor. The starter was great, but the main course wasn't something I'd order again for the price.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was terrible over cooked ribeye!!!

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BD
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, our visit was outstanding. Promptly greeted at front on our arrival, taken to our table, which had a "reserved" sign on it, and then promptly greeted by our server asking if he could bring drinks. Throughout the meal, the service was attentive without being overbearing. On the second round of drinks, one of the cocktails was out of alignment from how it was made the 1st time, and it was taken back and put into balance quickly without question. The appetizer of Escargot Toast was simply delightful, and the 120-day Ribeye was quite tasteful and funky. Having said that, the NY steak, while fine, wasn't as spectacular as these other two dishes. Regardless, enjoyable atmosphere, quality service, and tasty food and cocktails - no doubt we'll return for more.

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BU
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I took my fried for his Birthday on March 22nd. We were debating between, The White house ,The Ranch in Anaheim as well as Vaca in Costa mesa. We couldn't get reservation for Vaca last minute so we decided to give Wreckless a try. The restaurant is actually very nice as far as decor, a little on the fancier side I would say. I liked that all their silverware, glassware and plates are marked with the restaurant logo. We were greeted rather promptly. We were sat toward the back, although most of the restaurant was fairly empty, but no big deal. The menu is not very exciting and there was nothing really in the appetizers that called out to us so we skipped on appetizers and order cocktails, old fashioned, glass of Malbec and I believe I ordered a "Lets get Lit". The "Lets get Lit" comes in a lightbulb with a flashing light, cute I suppose for some, but I did not expect it at such a nice restaurant. Cocktail was not great and I was a little turned off by the lightbulb which seemed more suitable for a college bar than such a nice establishment. We ordered the NY strip, Wagyu and the Filet. Steaks were just ok to be perfectly honest. For the price points I was left a bit disappointed. Service was also just ok, nothing too exceptional. We has told the service staff that we were there for a birthday, but there was no real effort made to make my friend feel like we were there for his birthday. Not even a small desert of any sort. We spent about $300 on our check, which I would have been more satisfied spending it elsewhere as i walked out rather underwhelmed.

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i
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect steaks, good service Chilean Sea bass was generous in size and superb flavor (a few bones to work around) the chocolate souffle was worth the wait. Will return to try more of the temptations on the menu.

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AT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was my first time trying Wreckless. The server, Michael, was great, the food was pretty good. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates, which were stuffed with some sort of creamy cheese. The cheese was cold and I was expecting a warm appetizer, so this threw me off. Then we enjoyed the chopped Caesar salad, which was good and the house salad, which didn't really have much to it. It had hardly any dressing either. The menu stated it had this & that, but all we had was lettuce with little dressing. The cosmo was not a true cosmo. It was a little too sweet and it was served with a lemon. I really wish places would keep drinks consistent so I get what I expect. Cosmos are supposed to be served with limes. I have, however appreciated a good lemon twist, but the lemon they put is so big, it consumes the top of the glass so you can't feasibly drink from the rim. I did, however, love the large cubes-keeps the drink cold without watering it down. We also had an a amazingly prepared charcuterie platter. I absolutely loved how Michael asked if we wanted more toast with our platter. I can't tell you how many times we run out and the rest of the platter is not as enjoyable. Not here! For our entree, we enjoyed 2 filets prepared differently. The filets ended up in front of the wrong person. Regardless, the rare one was more medium rare. If you order steak here, they tend to cook it more than you ask. Either way, the steak was delicious and melted in our mouths. The filets were about $40 and were only served with 2 baby carrots. As a side, we ordered the Mac and cheese. I can't pass up Mac & cheese from a fine restaurant. This was more of a pesto pasta. Not Mac & cheesy at all, but still good. I'm glad I tried this place, but have spent less money on better food with more than 2 tiny carrots on a $40 8-ounce filet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience and great food/service!

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B
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really slow service with food coming out in different time frames.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect night.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, waiter was superbly attentive. No vegetarian entree on the menu, but the chef prepared a solid pasta alternative at our request. We were very pleased with a great experience.

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Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Though it took a long time (because everything was made fresh) it was SO worth the wait! Best Chilean Sea Bass I’ve ever had! My husband was very pleased with his filet mignon as well. We ordered the bacon wrapped dates which were phenomenal. The grilled Napa cabbage salad is definitely a must, too! And don’t forget the amazing berry cobbler! So glad we gave this place a try.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The collard greens were the best i have ever had! Service was very prompt and spacing between appetizers and entrees was perfect.

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TR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service! Large parking garage nearby for self park. Our party had New York steak, Waygu, pork chop, seafood ravioli and duck. All were delicious! Duck dish was light on the duck and too heavy on the Johnnie Cake. We will definitely go there again

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar and drink menu! Food was tasty and the ambience has a trendy fun vibe! Would def return!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely impressed and happy with the decision to give this place a try. Incredible food, and wonderful high end atmosphere

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was great but the selections for Valentines Day was not a good choice for me and my date.... both menu options could have entailed more variation especially for the cost... Everything else was great..

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B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great, we come for the great food, scene and employees. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We checked in at 6:45p but didn’t get our food till 8:30pm. They were understaffed. My meal and another meal was on the sweet side and one steak was undercooked.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Lauren was great!!!

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Was very loud but the food was amazing and made the trip worth it!

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Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Never fails to exceed my expectations. Food is great, staff is great. Will definitely be a return customer

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing. We ordered the foie dumpling appetizer which was highly recommended on yelp. Chilean sea bass was just falling apart in my mouth. It was so tasty.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Yummy dessert!

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LT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal, the food was decadent and the drinks were exceptional.

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BD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Restaurant in OC. Foodie Heaven.

Great food/music-felt like a NYC east village restaurant

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RR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I've been there several times and enjoyed their food and this one time was definitely not one of their best. They changed their menu and took a few good items off the menu. Hoping my next visit the food will be better.

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RQ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends took me out for a birthday celebration and everything was awesome, Our server did a wonderful job and was on top of every little thing, I can't remember her name, but a big shout out to her for her attention to detail.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my best friend for a steak dinner. While we waited (which ended up being less than 2 minutes) we sat down at the bar for a drink, but decided quickly we weren’t moving because we were having too much fun at the bar top. The bartender (Eric) was fun, nice, and knowledgeable. We ordered what he suggested (steak, Mac n cheese, brussel sprouts, cabbage salad, and the dark chocolate soufflé) and shared them all. We were highly impressed. We will be going back again soon.

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F
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Interesting menu options including dry aged ribeyes.

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TG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was very nice except our seating options were: 1) right in front of the door or 2) in the thruway on way to bathrooms right in front of kitchen door 🤨. For a restaurant that was not even half full and I had indicated we were celebrating a birthday, those were pretty bad options! We ended up sitting near front door and there was a large party next to us who were a little intrusive in our space as they got to walk around and socialize with each other. Good food and drink and my friend who lives in the area said she would go back but we will be more insistent about seating and service in the future.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, excellent and adventurous food with nice plating and relative value. But the music is too loud.

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Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, fabulous drinks, bison filet worth every penny. Charcuterie was delicious and double cut pork chop delicious

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S
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Will not return!! We waited close to two hours for our food. When it arrived, my sea bass was undercooked & my husbands broccoli was over cooked. We had heard amazing things about Wreckless but will not return. I do have to say, wait staff were very friendly

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