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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Orange County

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in 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 The Cellar - Fullerton CA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3364)
$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
Upscalehealthynaturalvip
Dined 6 days ago
The lobster bisque is excellent. Also I had a great non alcoholic cocktail that the bartender whipped up based on my preferences.
A photo of Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort restaurant
4.7
4.7 (129)
$50 and over
Seafood
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
Every Sunday, Balboa Bay Resort offers a Seafood Sunday Brunch featuring buffet stations of classics and new favorites in our beautiful waterfront Lighthouse Room. Located on the stunning Newport Harbor in beautiful Newport Beach, the Balboa Bay Resort is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch with friends and family. Enjoy favorites including Latin Spiced Prime Rib, Pan Seared Striped Bass, Lobster, Crab Claws, Omelets, and so much more!

Outdoor Seating is available upon first come first serve basis!

Top review
Perfectionvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Outstanding service by the entire staff and food quality was excellent. Fresh seafood, fruit, lamb, filet, eggs to order and countless other vegetables and crudities. Great mimosa bar as well.
A photo of 21 Oceanfront restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2135)
$50 and over
Seafood
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
Located across from the Newport Beach Pier and just steps from the sand, 21 Oceanfront Restaurant offers the ultimate fine dining experience. Please note the restaurant is in a historical building therefore is not wheelchair accessible. Reservations are greatly recommended. Valet service is offered for $10 cash.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
The food, service and atmosphere was amazing. Everyone in our party felt that all nuances of our evening was absolutely perfect.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Anaheim restaurant
4.6
4.6 (389)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Anaheim
About the restaurant
Your Anaheim Fleming's is located on the corner of Katella Avenue across from Disneyland and in front of the new Westin Anaheim Resort and Anaheim Convention Center. Fleming's is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail in Orange County. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
Yankeesman17vip
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and great first experience. Our server disappeared for a while (possibly too many tables), so we weren’t able to order more for Ks. However, everything we had was awesome!
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum restaurant
4.5
4.5 (226)
$30 and under
Asian
Irvine
About the restaurant
P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.
Top review
Buttercupvip
Dined 4 days ago
What a great dinner we had a PF Changs! Our Server, Andrew, was very attentive (and our previous Server, Kaylee even stopped by to say "hello"). As always, food was very good (Spring Rolls, Won Ton's, Green Beans and the Salt & Pepper Prawns), but would not recommend their "new" Orange Chicken. Even w/a request to have "light" spice, I ended up not eating much of it and will give the leftovers away. It is not very "orange" and has a peppery-vinegar taste. Since there is SO much to enjoy at this Irvine Changs, we will return again, next week!
A photo of Salerno by Chef Pirozzi restaurant
4.5
4.5 (935)
$30 and under
Italian
Laguna Beach
About the restaurant
Salerno by Chef Pirozzi serves authentic italian cuisine, owned and operated by Certified Italian Chef Alessandro Pirozzi. It's menu consists of freshly homemade pastas such as Fettucini Alfredo, Black Ink Spaghetti & Clams, and Mamma's Meatballs, as well as authentic piattis Veal Parmigiana and Chilean Seabass.

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi serves a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to complement each meal. This includes a wide selection of beers, wines, and now proudly offering a full bar! It is open during the dinner hour daily except Monday.

Top review
AngelaDavisvip
Dined 3 days ago
Love the decor on the inside, feels like you’re in Italy. Homemade pasta, burrata cheese, short ribs all were delicious. This restaurant is perfect for a date night. We took our Italian family from Chicago and they loved it. It is also right in downtown Laguna walking distance to shops and the beach. Dress is nice casual.
A photo of Parkestry Rooftop Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (805)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
The Sunset Happy Hour was a good deal. $2 off drinks and 20% off food!
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 Agave Seasons restaurant
4.0
4 (31)
$30 and under
Mexican
Huntington Beach
About the restaurant
Experience the exquisite flavors of Mexico at our upscale fine dining restaurant. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey that celebrates the rich and diverse tapestry of Mexican cuisine. Our talented chefs meticulously crafted each dish, using only the finest sourced ingredients and traditional recipes with a modern twist.

From tender, slow-cooked meats to vibrant, fresh seafood, our menu offers a symphony of tastes that will delight your palate and leave you craving for more.

Our carefully curated wine and cocktail list complements our culinary creations, providing the perfect pairing for your dining experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a memorable meal, our elegant ambiance, attentive service, and exceptional cuisine make our Mexican fine dining restaurant the ideal destination for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

Top review
DarrenS
Dined 6 days ago
This was our first time visiting Agave Seasons and we really enjoyed it. Food was great and the service was excellent. Specialty cocktails were also fantastic. We plan on going back soon.
A photo of The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs restaurant
3.8
3.8 (353)
$50 and over
Steak
Dana Point / Monarch Beach
About the restaurant
The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs elevated, yet approachable, culinary program strikes a balance between traditional and contemporary interpretations of a steakhouse. At The Restaurant, the culinary team serves premium cuts of steak and fresh-caught seafood, alongside salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Top review
lolasmomma
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
We will definitely return…overall good experience
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