Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Silver Trumpet elevates the Orange County dining experience.

A symphony of flavors, seasonally driven menus, and the art of hospitality await you at the brand new Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar. Serving California cuisine, our restaurant in Costa Mesa is just steps away from the acclaimed Segerstrom Center for the Arts and a five minute stroll from the South Coast Plaza in an unrivaled lakeside dining experience. Discover a bold new explosion of culinary delights.

The restaurant's newly expanded outdoor dining terrace offers stunning views of the property's expansive lake and gardens.
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Update: March 17th, 2020 - Until further notice as an added precaution, Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar only offers take-out menu Mondays to Saturdays from 7am to 10pm (9:30pm). Sundays from 7am to 8pm (last order at 7:30pm)
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vipCCMC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We came here for brunch since it received 4-star + reviews. Disappointed. Food was mediocre at best and service was slow.

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The service was excellent...would definitely go there again! Quite a find near the preforming Arts Center.

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MIGirl
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. When food finally did arrive, it was cold. Since manager did adjust bill for poor service, and food quality, we will visit the restaurant again.

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Bartoli
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit
It was delightful terrific

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VALEGRIA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Brunch Mimosas were good. I think their brunch menu needs some help but overall what I ordered was good. I did ask them to remove some items and add something else. The place was pretty empty when we showed up so it was quiet during out 2 hours there.

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Rochelle
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and the appetizers were amazing p

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LindaP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always spectacular! The food is delicious!

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, good service, pleasant atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

More in line with mediocre diner food than fine dining.

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AkeemC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, food was great and definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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vipSusan
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we were upset that you did not tell us it was a Prix Fix menu on Valentine's Day. You did call to confirm but did not mention it.

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vipNYbirder
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Silver Trumpet is lovely and I generally enjoy the food very much. The fixed price dinner though was just okay. Selection left something to be desired and the price was a little much for what we had. Recommendation to self: check menu before hand on holidays if coming in future.

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Victorg
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu with nice variety and very reasonable. All of our dishes and appetizers were delicious. Service was great our table with a nice view of patio and lake made for a nice afternoon lunch. The restaurant is very upscale contemporary and very comfortable to be in.

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BettyW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy access following concert performances
at the Segerstrom. Promptly seated by friendly staff. Enjoyed the stuffed date appetizer. Both myself and husband had a seafood entre: generous portions. Shared berry crumble dessert which was plenty for sharing. Extensive wine list included bottles from Spain which we enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, time accordingly with exquisite service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasantly surprised! The food and service were wonderful! I ordered the salmon, which I usually hesitate to do at all but the finest restaurants as it is usually overcooked and dry. I ordered it medium rare as I always do and it was absolute perfection! I wouldn’t hesitate to eat here again. My only complaint would be that the lighting was a bit bright for dinner.

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goodwitch12
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and the service were mediocre. I would not go back, nor would I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipfoodiegrandma
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place before going to the theater. Prix fixe menu a good deal.

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vipFine67
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent for pre-theater dinner. Close to Segerstrom, attractive venue. We'd go back.

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MZJAYE
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have dined at the Silver Trumpet many times prior to seeing a show at Segerstrom Hall. Unfortunately, last night we arrived for our 6:15 p.m. reservation. We were seated immediately. It took a while for us to get our drinks. The unfortunate part is that we never received our meals. By 7:40 pm, we said we had to go as our show started at 8 p.m. My husband stayed behind to pay the bill while my friend and I headed over to the theatre. The restaurant comped our drinks and my husband's salad to try to soften the experience. The people in the table next to us didn't receive their food either. I realize that there are times when a restaurant receives more guests than expected, so I will probably come here the next time we see a show. I will just ask to be served promptly instead of thinking that 1 1/2 hours enough time to be served. Their food is delicious and our waiter was very nice. Just a sad experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This restaurant provides free parking if you are having dinner there and then going to the Segerstrom Center. That’s the only reason to go. The service was good and the restaurant looks good but the food was bad . I am not that picky but this was just.... bad. I was actually surprised about this. I would not return even for the free parking.

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vipDebi
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Steak

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vipSMIrvine
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely, and the food was excellent. The pricing is on the high side, but the fixed price 3 course menu was a good value. Atmosphere on Saturday night was quiet, which is what I was looking for, and service was excellent. No problem getting to 8:00PM show at South Coast Rep following a 6:00PM reservation.

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CandaceC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef short rib is to die for. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool atmosphere. Great people watching spot. Our server was outstanding. Always there right when we needed her. The two of us shared three appetizers, the ahi poke which was scrumptious and a generous serving. The stuffed mushrooms were hot and flavorful and the charcuterie board had a nice selection of cheeses (it just could have been a little more). Anyway, we enjoyed it and decided to bring our spouses back for a nice dinner. Thank you.

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TRHNB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Very dated, the service was very slow and inattentive. Food was like a bad wedding dinner.

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Foodie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Cocktails were the saving grace. But the food was bad to horrible. Lobster bisque was so fishy tasting I couldn't eat it. (Lobster shouldn't ever taste fishy.) The scallops were OK but nothing compared to other restaurants we frequent like Marche Moderne, Juliet's Kitchen or VaCa. And the restaurant was as expensive as any of those. Definitely not worth it. The salads are good so it would be OK for lunch but we're definitely not going there for dinner again.

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CaroleM
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was given scrambled eggs instead of the egg whites I ordered and they were cold. My guest’s food had arrived so I chose not to send it back and wait. Still, they were tasty.

Seated at a small two-fer with a big party of 8 right next to it, while plenty of empty tables were available without the proximity of other diners. They gladly diverted me to a more private table and then seated a single diner right next to us when again, plenty of other tables available to space us out.

Despite parking validation, parking was $5.

I have been before and will go again. Food is good, it’s got a nice feel, and the staff is friendly.

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vipyumsushi
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good but not great. The food was good and the server was excellent, but to many missed details for this price point. Lots of competition for high end and they weren’t superb.

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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful place to eat. Service was excellent.

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vipGilaL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !! Yummy food and good service. We loved the free parking and close proximity to the Sergerstrom theatre

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vipJulieF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food is always good here but the service was so slow..we almost left. We kept having to ask for our server over and over again..pretty frustrating. Not to mention she seemed annoyed that we called on her at all. Normally everyone here is so nice..but this time around it was pretty bad

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viplagunalady
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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MikeH
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was not worth the price. I’m assuming it was due to the fixed menu for Christmas. I expected higher quality. The staff was professional and friendly.

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vipNels
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice ambiance. Server was very good. The food was prepared well but was brought to us ice cold. Nothing was hot. We didn’t send it back because we didn’t want to wait and have it heated in the microwave. They need to figure out how to serve food piping hot like all good restaurants.

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vipBriansocal
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very underwhelming - bland and very small portions. We did not feel we got value and that it was overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We make the Silver Trumpet our before theatre dining throughout the year. Great service however our starter soup was completely COLD and it put our meal much later getting to the ballet.

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vipalpha42
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Filet mignon was tender and cooked as requested. Chopped salad was tasty and generous in size.

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Cact
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Silver Trumpet was the perfect place for my old college group to have lunch. We loved the round table,
service was great, and all meals were delicious. We will return!

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Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 442-8593.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 1060 OpenTable diners.

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