Restaurants & Food in Orange County

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Santa Monica is a town that likes to party. They love their bar scene and for good reason. The area has tons of great bars to enjoy for locals and visitors. While Los Angeles folks are sick of the heat, Santa Monica is the perfect place to cool off because the breeze brings the temperature down almost 10 degrees.

In the summertime when you’re sick of the hot temps all day, head west to Santa Monica to cool off and check out some of their great bars. From great beer on tap to great margaritas, here are the places to go in Santa Monica for the best bars.

The Craftsman Bar & Kitchen – 119 Broadway

Check out the Craftsman Bar & Kitchen just up from Ocean Avenue on Broadway. It’s the perfect place to stop for a drink because they have live

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230 Forest Avenue is Laguna Beach’s favorite place to dine. It’s a landmark dining destination in the heart of downtown Laguna with an address you won’t forget. 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Martini Bar is a lunch and dinner destination in downtown featuring over a decade of amazing dishes thanks to award-winng executive chef and owner Marc Cohen.

You’ll love their innovative California cuisine, their upbeat atmosphere and ever changing wall of art adding to the charm. If you love chic restaurants, lively dining spots and excellent outdoor patios, check out 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant and Marini Bar.

About 230 Forest Avenue

230 is all about the seafood. Along with their insane seafood flavors, enjoy steaks and their famous martini bar.

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Found inside the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, Mosaic Bar and Grille is one of the finest choices for dining in the area. This restaurant provides poolside dining near the Mosaic Pool with California-inspired beach fare. You can choose from all types of items on the menu and during the summer months, you can even enjoy live entertainment every night of the week.

The Menu

At Mosaic Bar and Grille, the menu consists of salads, grilled sandwiches, daily seafood and a healthy spa menu. The menu does change with the season. Some of the choices you may find on the menu here include:


  • Two Eggs with bacon, hash browns and toast
  • California Omelet
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Fruit Bowl
  • Breakfast Burrito


  • Chicken
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Known as one of the top Italian restaurants in all of Orange County, Rothschild's provides a great place for dinner. Whether you need to entertain clients or find a place for your next date night, this fine Italian restaurant is a good choice. Here's what you will find at Rothschild’s Restaurant.

The Menu

The menu consists of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas and other entrees. You will find plenty of options on the dinner menu and a smaller selection of smaller portions on the lunch menu. Some of the favorite choices include:

  • Crispy Spinach and Chicken Ravioli
  • Apricot-Glazed Baked Brie
  • Escargot Rothschild's
  • Seafood Cakes
  • Homemade Minestrone
  • Caprese alla Mozzarella
  • Fettuccine Romano
  • Fusilli Brocoletto
  • Lobster
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A unique spot for any meal of the day, The Shwack Beach Grill is a very popular restaurant in Dana Point. This spot provides some of the freshest meals you will find with plenty of locally grown produce used throughout the menu. Here's what you will find at The Shwack Beach Grill.

Fresh Everything

The bread is prepared fresh daily, local produce is used throughout the menu and nearly all the ingredients are fresh. The Shwack Beach Grill even provides fresh hand-cut chicken always free of hormones and antibiotics. They even serve house-made salad dressings.

Breki - 8am to 11am

Start the day with one of the favorites from the Breki menu including:

  • Dawn Patrol
  • Low California
  • Frontside French Toast
  • Breki Wrap
  • Combo Plates
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The Monkey House Café is Huntington Beach’s favorite place to grab coffee and a bite to eat. it’s an adventurous café in Huntington Beach that was started in 2006 by entrepreneurs Angeli Poon, Rochelle and Dan. It’s a family-owned and operated café featuring great food, delicious snacks, good coffee and of course everything is money-themed.

It’s a great place to relax with a cup of coffee and a popular choice for hosting parties and special events. Here is a look at what you can enjoy when you visit the Monkey House Café in Huntington Beach, CA.

About Monkey House Café

The café is located at 18822 Beach Blvd #101 in Huntington Beach. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 8am-5pm. It was created out of love and passion for a warm place for

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There is no shortage of great seafood restaurants in Corona Del Mar. However, there are only three that would be considered that absolute best and here they are.

Rothschild's Fine Italian Restaurant

Rothschild's is considered one of the top Italian restaurants in all of America. That alone should tell you why it’s at the number one spot on this list. On its menu you will find some of the best seafood dishes around

Some of their entrees include Vitello Asparagi, Pollo Fassero, Calamari Scampi and Filet Mignon au Poive just to name a few.

Every night between 4pm and 6pm you can enjoy your favorite glass of wine for just $5. If you prefer a bar drink instead, you can get one for just $6 during happy hour.

Quiet Woman Restaurant & Bar

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There are lots of places to enjoy in the OC but only an elite few are worthy of being the top lounge choices. If you are someone that enjoys good food, great drinks, and a vibrant nightlife, then these are the places for you. Here are a few great OC lounges to try.


Cohiba is a great place to go if you enjoy the Latin flavor. The music there is provided by live bands and combines jazz, salsa, and hip-hop to help you dance the night away. The club is literally built around the feel of the Latin music.

The Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar

The Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar is great for those who are looking for a unique experience when it comes to food. This amazing trendy Mediterranean restaurant serves food inspired by France, Italy, the

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Not everywhere you go that serves mussels are going to get them right. To find the best mussels in Orange County you have to know what separates the good for the amazing. The following restaurants give you the most flavorful and decadent mussel dishes you can find.

A Few of Your Options to Consider

The first location with amazing mussels is the Kettlebar in the Anaheim Packing District. This is the place that takes a simple mix of ingredients to create magic. The mussels here are steamed with Chardonnay and shallots. They offer this delicious treat as an appetizer and as a full meal.

The next great place to find amazing mussels is Mesa. They offer two different types of mussels that allow you to choose your favorite. One is steamed with

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Bagels are one of the most versatile breakfast treats you can enjoy. If you are going to enjoy a bagel for breakfast, you might as well enjoy one from one of the best Orange County bagel shops there are. Not every bagel shop gets it just right, so if you are looking for a good bagel in the OC then you need to know exactly where to go. This guide can help you find the best bagel shop in Orange County. Here are five great choices for bagels in the OC area.

East Coast Bagel

East Coast Bagel is an excellent choice when you have a bagel craving. They make their bagels in house daily so you are always getting a fresh batch. There are over twenty five options and amazing combinations like the jalapeno bagel with jalapeno cream cheese.


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