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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in North Orange County

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 Summit House - Fullerton restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7126)
$50 and over
Prime Rib
Fullerton
About the restaurant
Today high above the hustle and bustle of North Orange County, like a crown on the hilltop, you will find built in the tradition of an English country manor the stately Summit House Restaurant.
The Summit House, renowned for its magnificent panoramic views and old-world charm, is famous for the amazing flavors and incredible food presentations created by Executive Chef Timothy Plumb’s culinary team. Highlights include our world-famous Stockyards of Chicago Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, “melt-in-your-mouth” oak wood grilled USDA prime steaks, our thirty-year favorite sautéed John Dory, locally grown vegetables hand-picked from neighboring Back Sheep Farms, and of course our famous creamed corn au gratin.
Whether it be an intimate get together for two or two hundred of your closest friends, come to the “Top of the Hill”, the Summit House Restaurant, "Your Special Occasion Place".

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
This was our first time here, we will come again. Went for graduation dinner - had to add a few extra people and they were very accommodating! Service was top notch, recommend sitting outside. Beautiful!
A photo of The Cellar - Fullerton CA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3329)
$50 and over
French American
Fullerton
About the restaurant
The Cellar is the perfect setting for an intimate and romantic evening of fine dining. In 1969, artistic craftsmen of Disneyland fame created a romantic rendezvous in the cellar of the old California Hotel. Intimate and cozy, the dining room is elegant amid structured arches and cave-like walls that are deecorated with wine casks and silver lanterns. Culinary excellence abounds with only the finest and freshest foods prepared in a lighter version of classical French cuisine and finely crafted cocktails which set a benchmark for all of Southern California!

If you are unable to obtain a reservation for the evening, please visit our sister restaurant which is located across the courtyard. https://www.opentable.com/r/hidalgo-fullerton

Top review
Fuchsdavid
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful service, quaint atmosphere, and good quality food (Chateaubriand) paired with excellent wine cellar choices made a birthday visit to the Cellar in Fullerton a little reminder of 't Kelderke in Brussels. The Tenderloin Chateaubriand (filet mignon for 2) was well presented with its classical Béarnaise. We will return and refer to friends. 4.5/5
A photo of THE RANCH Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3854)
$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 Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great experience, as always. There was a little mix up early on where we didnt have a sever, but the person providing water and bread quickly infomed the manager and we were immediately cared for and attended to by both himself and our waiter. They were amazing, they MORE than made up for the mistake, and we had a wonderful time. 10/10. Love them and will continue to visit their restaurant. Food items: -appetizer: fried quail & potato salad with a peach bbq sauce (oh man!! Get this!!!) -salad: blue cheese wedge salad (delicious as expected) -meals: pork chop (holy smokes was that good), and prime rib (hubby loved!) -dessert: buttered popcorn ice cream (say what?!?! How did they even make that??? It was ultra creamy, and after you swallowed, the butter popcorn flavor bloomed in the back of your throat. It was such a trip! -take home dessert: five leches cake (havent ate it yet, but will today! Im so excited!!)
A photo of Anaheim White House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2511)
$31 to $50
Italian
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Anaheim White House is now accepting dinner reservations for limited indoor dining and also al fresco dining complete with covered canopy and heaters. The turn of the century mansion was remodeled in 2018 with 12 private rooms and dining areas. Enjoy gourmet Italian fine dining featuring items such as Caviar, filet mignon, salmon and a variety of pastas and pizzas just to name a few. Our award winning wine list offers wines from around the globe. An extraordinary dining experience.

Top review
Purin
Dined 3 days ago
It was my daughter’s birthday! Mom Amd daughter’s special night. All the staff were very nice and kind celebrating. My teenager daughter had a big smile when it was time to leave. Thank you !
A photo of Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (7938)
$50 and over
Steak
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great night at Mastros! Great food and service top notch. Look forward to next visit!
A photo of Orange Hill Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (7735)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Orange
About the restaurant
Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! Join us for Dinner every night and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Open for takeout, delivery and catering! A Hilltop Hideaway-Offering Prime Steaks and Primo Views. Uniquely situated on the hills of Orange County, Orange Hill offers sweeping views of Catalina Island and our beautiful California coastline. Escape to our patio and relax with a glass of wine from our award-winning wine list or enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail. Dine at one of the most romantic restaurants in Orange County, touting high-quality seasonal ingredients and local produce, Orange Hill serves USDA Prime Steaks aged perfectly up to 30 days, Steak Progressive, and a signature Miso marinated Chilean Seabass.
Top review
AnneF
Dined 3 days ago
Came for a mid-wedding dress shopping brunch with 8 guests. Our server, Joshua, couldn't have more attentive and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal and dessert! I hadn't been here is so long and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was and how nice the experience was.
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Santa Ana restaurant
4.3
4.3 (3598)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Santa Ana
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
AmandaSvip
Dined 2 days ago
Food was very good. My friends steak was cooked perfect but mine was a little overdone (I had asked for medium) and my shrimp was a bit over cooked so it was rubbery. But everything else did not disappoint. And everything had excellent flavor. Service top notch, appreciate Luke our server. The lobster bisque here is my absolute favorite. Good price for the quality of the meal.
A photo of Top of The V restaurant
4.3
4.3 (866)
$50 and over
Spanish
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Top of The V, 12th floor rooftop setting provides spectacular views where guests can enjoy SoCal’s year-round beautiful weather as well as features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, pool and a stunning outdoor dining terrace with fire pits.

Chef Nathaniel McCoy embraces culinary influences throughout Spain and loves to introduce guests to new techniques and flavors. To accompany the menu is a Spanish-influenced beverage program and modern classics, resulting in an effortlessly cool craft cocktail bar. Our bar’s feature 20 taps that pour local craft beers from across California, and the wine list features bottles from Spain, California, Oregon and the Old World.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great location to bring a date. Food is phenomenal.
A photo of Taste of Beauty restaurant
4.3
4.3 (113)
$50 and over
Contemporary Asian
Fountain Valley
About the restaurant
We are a plant-based fine dining restaurant where fresh, seasonal ingredients become art that you can see, smell, touch, and taste. Where different cultures and cuisines blend and evolve. Where each plate is a canvas, and every meal is a masterpiece.

Our mission is to make plant-based cuisine a tasteful choice instead of a lifestyle sacrifice. Our tasting menus are crafted to satisfy all the senses. We celebrate Orange County's diversity by blending flavors, cooking techniques, and dining experiences from various cultures. We aim to entice a more climate-conscious diet.

Come, eat your art out.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Great experience. Highly recommend for vegetarians and vegans fan. We have wonderful dinner with 8 courses. Everything fantastic and will be back 👍💕🌸
A photo of Parkestry Rooftop Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (794)
$31 to $50
American
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Ascend to the highest rooftop bar in Anaheim and elevate your next happy hour to new heights at Parkestry Rooftop Bar. Offering light bites, creative libations, and a fun social energy, Parkestry is the perfect setting for a romantic night out, gathering of friends, or any special occasion. Located on the 11th floor of the JW Marriott Anaheim hotel, Parkestry celebrates invigorating culinary offerings with unobstructed views of the Southern California sunset and occasional fireworks from the horizon as an added bonus.



Top review
Mrbpatton
Dined on May 19, 2024
It started out a tad bit rough, but it ended up for an Anniversary we will remember. Thanks to Parkestry for all they did to make our Anniversary one to remember. We will be back.
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