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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Orange County

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 Dock restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1955)
$50 and over
Seafood
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
THE DOCK located in NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA requires a valid credit card to book reservations on-line via OpenTable and via our website or you may contact The Dock at 949-673-3625 to provide your credit card. We have a 24 hr cancellation policy. The Dock reserves the right to cancel your reservation without a guarantee.
We DO NOT accept table requests. We only have 12 tables. We are a very small intimate restaurant and every table has a view of the bay. No pets only ADA defined trained service animals.

VOTED TOP 10 RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY 2022 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! Our quaint, waterfront venue offers fresh air patio dining with an infused contemporary American menu. Corkage Fee is $75 per 750ml, maximum one 750 ml for parties up to 4, maximum of two 750ml for parties 5 or more, as long as wine is not represented on our list. Please present your wine for corkage to the receptionist who will ensure it is given to the service staff. Corkage not available for private events.




Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was extremely well prepared tasty and generous portions. Outstanding service.
A photo of Wine Gallery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (553)
$30 and under
American
Laguna Beach
About the restaurant
The Laguna Beach Wine Gallery is known for an impressive selection of wine, craft beers and wood fired kitchen. Menu options center around our wood fired pizzas, salads, fresh seafood, steaks, small plates and more. We focus on seasonal, sustainable, fresh ingredients with weekly specials based on what's fresh.

With a casual yet cozy ambiance, Wine Gallery will make you feel right at home with our inviting and friendly restaurant staff. Craft Cocktails coming soon.


Top review
BrettJvip
Dined 3 days ago
One of our favorite places in Laguna Beach! Thanks to Chris and team for making Bo’s birthday so special 
A photo of Hana Re Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7)
$50 and over
Japanese
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
Hana re only offers chef omakase course $250 per person.
10 courses from appetizers to dessert . Hana re offers same courses at chef’s counter(bar seating )and table seating. Please check website to see more details .

Top review
ZacharyS
Dined on Mar 23, 2024
Gracious hosts with a true insight into modern Japanese cuisine. I would recommend Hana Re to anyone who wants to truly experience what Modern Japanese food is in Orange County
A photo of Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant
4.9
4.9 (224)
$50 and over
French
Costa Mesa
About the restaurant
The new Petrossian at Tiffany restaurant concept—located at Tiffany & Co. South Coast Plaza—brings a one-of-a-kind dining experience to Southern California. With the world’s finest caviar and a French-influenced contemporary menu, Petrossian’s Executive Chef Carlos Cabrera masterfully unites the art of caviar with the Tiffany & Co. tradition of excellence.
Top review
Monkeyvip
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
Great food, great service, enjoyable experience, will come back for sure.
A photo of Chapter 4 Whiskey Lounge At Les Amis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (11)
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Fullerton
About the restaurant
Welcome to Chapter 4 whiskey lounge part of Les Amis Restaurant, come join us for a unique experience of Craft cocktails and over 200 different types of whiskey.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Best craft cocktails in downtown Fullerton! Bartender is amazing! Outdoor area is nice and service is great!
A photo of Da Bianca Trattoria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1745)
$30 and under
Italian
Orange
About the restaurant
For over 30 years, Da Bianca Trattoria has earned a reputation as a beloved local restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. Founded by Bianca Cangelosi Bavand, Da Bianca was a dream come true for the Sicilian native. Her inspiration and the secret to the restaurant's continued success is serving simple food using only the freshest ingredients-- just like the food she served her family. Daughter Marjan Bavand Dunn continues the family legacy of welcoming our neighbors, as they celebrate milestones, meet friends and share family dinners.
Top review
JamesJ11vip
Dined 3 days ago
Always a great dining experience! Love the food and service!
A photo of Vine Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2833)
$30 and under
American
San Clemente
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vine Restaurant and Bar located in San Clemente. Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails.
Top review
ScottH
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
From the moment we walked in the door, everything was great! The food, service, and cocktails all were fantastic!
A photo of Hannas Prime Steak restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3325)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
About the restaurant
Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar was established in 2005 and has quickly become one of Orange County’s premiere dining establishments. Named one of the U.S. top 100 restaurants, Hanna's Restaurant & Bar offers modern American Steakhouse cuisine prepared with classic, traditional flair. Our appetite for an exceptional dining experience is rooted deep in our passion for extraordinary culinary creations and exemplified in our award-wining service and ambiance. From our friendly bartenders, vibrant ambiance, outgoing wait staff, and incredible menu, our guests are always embraced in a comforting fashion. And on any given night you can always find owner David Hanna mingling among guests and ensuring that every detail of their experience at Hanna’s is nothing short of extraordinary.​
Top review
SandraW
Dined 1 day ago
As usual, everything was terrific starting with the service and a great meal.
A photo of Cappy's  Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (232)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Newport Beach
About the restaurant
Ask any Newport local: If you want great meals prepared with fresh ingredients and served in generous portions, Cappy's is the place. For over the past 40 years, we've been a celebrity hideout, a second home to countless friends and family, and the friendly spot for good conversation and even better food. Bring your favorite furry friend as we have an outdoor patio and canopy seating.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome menu and food! Highly recommend making reservations as Sunday was busy. But we didn’t wait long, our server was awesome
A photo of Christakis Greek Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1283)
$31 to $50
Greek
Tustin
About the restaurant
Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 6 or more.

***** VOTED BEST GREEK RESTAURANT IN OC BY OC WEEKLY (2016)


On April 1, 1996, Yanoula Christakis Wallace opened the doors of Christakis, a restaurant that represented her homeland and the passion she felt towards her culture. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or celebrating a special event, Christakis Greek Cuisine is the place to enjoy traditional Greek dishes at a reasonable price. Since 1996, we’ve used only the finest and freshest ingredients to create traditional Greek cuisine. Today, the family at Christakis continues to bring the authentic spirit and warmth of Greece to Orange County.


Top review
Seanvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food complete with live music! Love the outdoor seating area! Service was a little slow, but there was a larger party celebrating there, so potentially impacted service.
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