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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in North Orange County

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in North Orange County? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining Costa Mesa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (129)
$31 to $50
American
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Authentic Japanese Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant.

Manpuku Community!!
We are now open for inside dinning ONLY.
Please call at 714-708-3290 if you have any questions. Thank you!

-Restaurant Policy-
We hold reservations for 10 minutes. If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 10 minutes after your reservation time, the restaurant reserves the right to mark your reservation as a no-show or cancellation. Time limit of 1hour 45 min dinning must be required for all party. Please check in before your reservation time.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 24, 2024
Food has always been good, but we noticed that service was noticeably slow. The server was not attentive, and we had to wait over 10 mins to get our credit card back. I’m not sure if the server was new, but we expect better service for $300 dinner for two.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8699)
$31 to $50
American
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
My partner and I celebrated our first anniversary last night and the service was phenomenal. As a lesbian couple, it’s still not always a given that people will be as accepting or supportive, but they went above and beyond and made us feel so celebrated when we are used to feeling “tolerated.” When we arrived the table had a cute sign that said “Happy Anniversary” and there were flowers on the table. All of the staff, especially our server Greyson, made it so clear that they were happy for us and wanted our night to be so special. It was so unexpected to receive such amazing treatment to the extent it was delivered, although Seasons 52 has always been great, amazing food/service at a fair price! This restaurant is definitely an underrated gem and we will be back soon!
A photo of THE RANCH Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3868)
$50 and over
American
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Named Restaurant of the Year in Anaheim and Best Steakhouse by LA Times, THE RANCH Restaurant offers a seasonal menu inspired by our very own local organic heirloom Farm in the Santa Ana Mountains. Our Culinary Team is led by Executive Chef Pedro Garcia and Chef de Cuisine Raul Garcia, our bar program boasts rare and popular whiskeys, and our wine program is supported by an award-winning cellar and a team of 10 sommeliers.

Join us nightly for dinner starting at 5:00pm!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Absolutely amazing dining experience. Wonderful meal. Probably the best pork chop I’ve ever had.
A photo of Lemon & Thyme restaurant
4.8
4.8 (23)
$30 and under
American
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Lemon & Thyme Costa Mesa Is proud to bring you an exceptional dining experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors around the world.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We celebrated our anniversary here and it was amazing. The food was excellent and the presentation was on point. We shared the ribeye which was more than enough for the two of us. We also had the wedge salad and grilled artichoke and both were excellent. They treated us to the crème brûlée and baklava cheesecake for dessert and they were both delicious. The service made us feel like a member of the family.
A photo of Red Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (267)
$30 and under
American
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
We invite you to Relax, Eat, Drink at Red Table. Four years ago we introduced our edgy interpretation of comfort food to the community of Huntington Harbour. Using ruggedly handsome design elements and integrating a unique collection of furnishings, texture and decor; this "Gastrobar" communicates warmth and authentic hospitality.

The menu is comfortably priced with interesting yet approachable items intended to share and savor. Craft beers and outstanding wines have been selected to compliment the distinctive menu items and enhance the dining experience.
"Relax, Eat, Drink" is the compelling mantra behind the restaurant"s concept. Anticipate exceptional service, amazing food and a delightful dining experience when you gather at the Red Table.

Gastrobar (gas.tro.bar) n. a public gathering place where high quality food, craft beer and fine wines are served and celebrated
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Nice meal overall! Bacon wrapped dates with marscapone were excellent. Salmon sliders, wineburger, stuffed shrimp and fish and chips were enjoyed by all. Pineapple upside down cake was fair- needed more pineapple and brown sugar!
A photo of Lorea restaurant
4.7
4.7 (30)
$31 to $50
American
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome to Lorea, Paséa Hotel & Spa's newest culinary delight in Huntington Beach. Enjoy California coastal cuisine inspired by land & sea at our oceanfront restaurant, while taking in the sites and sounds of the Pacific Ocean across the street. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks in the dining room or on the ocean-view patio.

Reservations for Lorea are available for the indoor dining room or outdoor patio. Reservations are NOT accepted for the rooftop bar, Treehouse on PCH, and seating is first-come, first served.

Enjoy 4 hours of valet parking at Paséa for $14 with validation when dining at Lorea (excluding special events & holidays)
Top review
GAnnevip
Dined today
Such a spontaneous decision to choose this restaurant. In addition to the fabulous view of the ocean., we were blown away at the menu items, the server Christopher, the presentation and the fresh flavors in every bite. The market fish was whole fish- Branzino- and it was as close to Costa Rican whole fish I've ever tasted. My favorite fish! Our other entre was the scallops and we had a fresh greens salad as well. Again, so fresh and tasty bravo!
A photo of Bosscat Orange restaurant
4.7
4.7 (474)
$31 to $50
American
Orange
About the restaurant
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations perfectly meshes upscale and casual dining with an expansive whiskey selection and unique offering of American comfort food. It offers high energy, open spaced concepts to promote a lively dining experience. With the rustic industrial aesthetic, brick metal and barrels are prevalent in the space. One of its best attractions is the famous whiskey room, that houses hundreds of whiskies from several countries. From high end whiskies like Pappy Van Winkle, to a shot of Jameson & Coors Light, there is something here for everyone's taste; and Bosscat prides itself on being this type of environment. New flavors and recipes are often brought into the kitchen. All cooks on staff are encouraged to brainstorm and eat with the executive chef, Peter Petro. This collaborative process is the foundation of their culinary art. Encouraging and fostering new ideas with seasonal produce, meats and spices fosters the fun and unique dining experience they so strongly emulate.
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Moonster
Dined 4 days ago
Only my second visit and it's already a new and welcome habit. The menu is almost perfect for me. I need to veer off of the white fish and tomato soup as I've now had these on both visits as they are incredible. Christian was our wait person and he was perfect as far as his sense of timing. I am looking forward to my next visit!
A photo of Rock & Brews - Buena Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (369)
$30 and under
American
Buena Park
About the restaurant
Situated in Buena Park, Ca next to Knott"s Berry Farm. With its charming, brick-clad indoor and alfresco dining areas featuring friendly picnic and striking fire-feature tables, expansive rock-inspired art collection, and flat screens showcasing some of the greatest moments in rock history, Rock & Brews Buena Park is a popular, multi-generational hangout. Guests can dine on Rock & Brews’ signature American comfort food while also enjoying a full bar with a broad selection of international and craft beers and an impressive wine and cocktail list. Keeping the entire family in mind, Rock & Brews Buena Park offers a kids menu and welcomes four-legged friends on the dog-friendly patio. For parties larger than 4 please call the restaurant for reservations at 714-266-0314.
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saulvip
Dined 4 days ago
Good atmosphere. Good food and drinks at a reasonable price. Service could use a little improvement. Waiters tend to concentrate on their little hub to chit chat a lot sometimes missing the needs of their customers. Host employees were nice.
A photo of Mutt's Eastbluff restaurant
4.7
4.7 (295)
$30 and under
American
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mutts! We are thrilled to welcome you to our pack!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 23, 2024
Food was great as usual. I will say that Olivia was an amazing server and made our dinner extra special.
A photo of A PCH restaurant
4.7
4.7 (447)
$31 to $50
American
Seal Beach
About the restaurant
A PCH is the newest dining concept by River Jetty Restaurant Group led by partners Joseph ‘McG’ Nichol and Jordan Otterbein of A Restaurant, A Market, A Crystal Cove, and CdM Restaurant.
With Executive Chef Luis Capiz at the helm, the seasonally focussed modern-American menu showcases River Jetty Restaurant Group’s most iconic dishes of land and sea.

Experience genuine hospitality and an elevated, contemporary take on the culinary experience in a lively and welcoming atmosphere with breathtaking views overlooking Alamitos Bay.
Top review
MBinLBvip
Dined today
Delicious food, excellent service & nice ambiance.
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