Diners' Choice - Orange County

Best Californian Restaurants

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Californian cuisine in 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!

Top ​10 Diners' Choice Winners

How are Featured results ranked
The default order for search results reflects a number of factors, including table availability, restaurant location, search criteria, and restaurant reviews and ratings. In addition, payment made by a restaurant to OpenTable is also a factor for the relative ordering of restaurants.
photo of beachcomber cafe - crystal cove restaurant
Exceptional
(6183)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Newport Beach
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photo of 230 forest avenue restaurant
Exceptional
(1787)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Laguna Beach
photo of provenance restaurant
Exceptional
(816)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Newport Beach
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photo of zov's bistro tustin restaurant
Exceptional
(770)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Tustin
photo of boathouse collective restaurant
Awesome
(104)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Costa Mesa
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photo of anqi restaurant
Awesome
(499)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Costa Mesa
photo of o'neill's bar & grill restaurant
Awesome
(585)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Californian Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
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