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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in North Orange County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in North Orange County? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4753)
$31 to $50
Italian
Seal Beach
About the restaurant
Spaghettini is located off the 405 freeway at Seal Beach Boulevard, making it the perfect meeting place for LA and Orange counties. With exceptional Northern Italian cuisine and top name entertainment, Spaghettini has come to be regarded as one of the premiere restaurant and entertainment venues in the country. Spaghettini is also home to the legendary Sunday Brunch.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Overall this was a great experience. The waitors were all so pleasant and sweet, I really have a fond appreciation for individuals who enjoy serving others. Thank you for this trip and this was a wonderful place for a date night
A photo of Kobe Japanese Steak House, Teppan & Sushi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1011)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Seal Beach
About the restaurant
*To purchase tickets and reserve seats for our live music entertainment, please visit our website at http://kobesealbeach.com .

Kobe Steakhouse is open for dining starting at 4:30pm on Monday~Friday, and at 4pm on Saturday~Sunday. You can book your reservation with us through OpenTable or by calling us at 562-596-9969. Thank you!

In the spacious restaurant area, diners can enjoy the theatre of Classic Teppanyaki-style cooking, sushi, and live music! Expert chefs prepare your food at your own dedicated grill station. Be prepared for an evening of fun and great food as our title of Theatrical Cuisine suggests it's a real show of acrobatic knife skills, spectacular flames and culinary delights. In our lounge, enjoy the best musical acts in the Southland.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
One of my favorite places to eat. High quality food for great prices
A photo of Green Parrot Villa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (41)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Santa Ana
About the restaurant
The Green Parrot Villa transforms into a restaurant Sundays. We offer a vibrant setting for an all-you-can-eat Champagne Sunday brunch. Come enjoy the sounds and foods of Mexico backed by our LIVE mariachi. The mariachi band performs at various settings throughout the venue, so everyone is assured the same unique experience. The brunch menu features a taco bar with authentic hand-made tortillas, fresh fruit, made-to-order omelets, and a variety of Mexican entrees and sides including pozole and menudo.
For those who would like to continue an afternoon full of culture and history the Bowers Museum is right across from the villa. The museum's permanent collection features notable pieces of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and Native American art. One mile away are the Downtown Santa Ana Bars and Shops for those who want to enjoy shopping and premium drinks.

If you're curious about hosting an event with us this is the perfect way to get to know the venue in an event like setting.


Top review
Luvtoeat
Dined 4 days ago
No problem getting a reservation for 10 people, food was great and service wast awesome.
A photo of Kin Craft Ramen & Izakaya restaurant
4.6
4.6 (67)
$30 and under
Asian
Fountain Valley
About the restaurant
Welcome to KIN Craft Ramen & Izakaya, your next
"I know a spot."

Here you can find everything from ramen and sashimi to charcoal-grilled skewers, hand-crafted cocktails, and of course, good vibes. So stop by, grab a bite, drink, and unwind – you deserve it!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
One of our favorite restaurants!! Food and service is always amazing. Hope they bring back the duck chirashi!!
A photo of 25 Degrees Huntington Beach restaurant
4.6
4.6 (22)
$31 to $50
American
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
25 Degrees introduces a sophisticated twist on the traditional American fare. We offer award-winning burgers as well as unique chef-driven entrees. At 25 Degrees, we not only emphasize the importance of quality, but we also serve up an unrivaled experience- complete with chic décor, playful servers and a stream of funky tunes - often featuring live music.

Start off with a one-of-a-kind appetizer like Spicy Tuna Cones or Bacon Wrapped Dates, and follow it up with one of our mouth-watering burgers or entrees! Finish it all off with a decadent dessert and a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

Top review
CelinaC
Dined on May 12, 2024
Great place. Live music on Saturday nights. Great music but be prepared it is relatively loud.
A photo of Kalaveras - Huntington Beach restaurant
4.5
4.5 (33)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
SarahA
Dined 2 days ago
Our server Ashley was very attentive. She was full of good vibes. She got us our drinks in minutes. Came to check in on us in-between interactions in a timely manner. Not over bearing like some servers. She was one of the best servers I've had at a restaurant. Makes me want to come back more often to enjoy margarita Mondays. Thank you Ashley for a good night out.
A photo of House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Anaheim restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1274)
$30 and under
American
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Join us at the Restaurant & Bar today to enjoy delicious items from our made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired menu. Open: Thu - Sat | 5pm - Close *Open on Show Nights
Top review
CeceB
Dined 4 days ago
We had an overall good time. The musicians were good and food was very tasty. We ordered the voodoo shrimp, Cobb salad, Brussel sprouts, blamed blackened salmon, and cajun pasta. The quality and plate size was great. The cocktails were upscale with quality liquor and ingredients. My only issue was the server dropped off our plates and never came back. We ordered a side cup of gumbo and I think he forgot to enter it. We never had the chance to order another cocktail. He never refilled the kids drinks either. It was not a busy night so I'm not sure why he never revisited our table. So instead of ordering more drinks we left. But overall it was a good experience I would just ask for another server.
A photo of ZAMA Lounge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (57)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Fullerton
About the restaurant
Latin, Spanish Inspired Tapas Paired With Our Amazing Unique Craft Cocktails
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Drinks were very good. Food is average but the service was great!
A photo of Palenque - Orange County restaurant
3.9
3.9 (107)
$30 and under
Mexican
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Palenque Kitchen, delivers traditional Regional Mexican Cuisine with a modern twist, featuring our Executive Chef Gabriela Gomez with huge influence on the region of Oaxaca. At Palenque we have a full bar with emphasis on all deriving from the Agave, we have one of the largest Mezcal and Tequila selections in Orange County. Our cocktail program focuses on modern cocktails with fresh pressed juices, heavy on Tequila and Mezcal as well of your traditional cocktail icons, wine and beer.
Palenque is the perfect celebration, special occasion and just your amazing taco place for a more casual visit.
We offer dinner, weekend brunch and special and group events.
Salud and enjoy with us at Palenque!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
First time here to celebrate a family birthday and entire experience was fabulous. We ordered multiple appetizers, entrees, drinks and two desserts and every dish was absolutely delicious from start to finish! Would definitely come back again!
A photo of Santo Remedio Mexican Resto-Bar restaurant
3.9
3.9 (93)
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Orange
About the restaurant
BE PART OF THE BEST DINNING EXPERIENCE!
Santo Remedio is a Mexican Gallery Boutique Style Restaurant that highlights the best of Mexico.

DISCOVER THE BEST AUTHENTIC MEXICAN TACO TUESDAY EXPERIENCE
IN ORANGE COUNTY, VARIETY OF MEATS GRILL CHARBROILED & FRESH HAND MADE TORTILLAS (5-10PM)

Please contact with any questions or concerns to 714.941.6100

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Food was great! Service was amazing & fast. Great place to celebrate special occasions, loved the live music. Definitely will be going back!
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