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in Orange County, California(including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fullerton, Laguna Beach & Newport Beach)

Aqua Lounge
Hip lounge at Island Hotel Newport Beach featuring outdoor seating, DJs, craft cocktails and small bites.

BLK Burgrz
An expansive outdoor patio and intriguing wine list equip this take on the custom-burger concept.

Boathouse Collective
Contemporary cuisine and artisanal cocktails in a comfortably breezy atmosphere.

Bonefish Grill
Fresh grilled fish and sustainable seafood abound at this lively Tustin locale.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Boisterous gastropub featuring cocktails and Southern-inspired comfort food and a massive brown liquor selection.

Cucina Enoteca
Fresh, modern Italian cuisine and killer cocktails in a somewhat secluded Fashion Island locale.

Din Tai Fung
Shanghai-style soup dumplings and other Chinese delights are found at this perpetually bustling South Coast Plaza restaurant.

Dory Deli
Cozy deli concept on Newport Beach's Balboa Peninsula with artisanal sandwiches, craft beers and plenty of vegetarian options.

Eats Kitchen & Bar
Throwback Hotel Irvine restaurant featuring creative, Asian-influenced gastropub fare.

El Amerikano
American and Mexican American cuisine are met with a touch of the Mediterranean at this downtown Fullerton eatery.

Eureka!
Casual Irvine restaurant featuring a bevy of progressive burgers and a long whiskey list.

Gratitude
OPENING FEBRUARY 10, 2016 --- Orange County outpost of the organic, vegan restaurant at Newport Beach’s Castaway Commons.

Grits Fullerton
Charming downtown Fullerton spot featuring innovative breakfast and brunch items with a distinctive Southern influence.

The Guild
OPENING FEBRUARY 2016 --- A classic supper club from chef Noah Blom in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection.

The Halal Guys
Orange County's brick-and-mortar version of the popular NYC food cart serves up fast-casual Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns
Tasty burgers and adult beverages of all sorts abound at this laid-back, approachable South Coast Plaza eatery.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Orange County outpost of the Austin, Texas-based burger and beer restaurant.

Jason's By the Circle
Longtime OC caterer returns to the restaurant game at this unique venue near the Orange Circle.

Kona Grill
OPENING FEBRUARY 2016 --- Kona Grill will open in the Irvine Spectrum.

Luna Kutsi
Mezcals and intriguing regional Mexican cuisine at this appropriately sleek downtown Santa Ana restaurant.

Lemonade
Salads, sandwiches, braises and a wide selection of lemonades are served at Huntington Beach's Pacific City.

Lemonade
Salads, sandwiches and a wide selection of lemonades at Irvine’s Park Place.

Lillie's Q
A little bit of Southern barbecue by way of Chicago at this downtown Brea eatery.

Market Place
Island Hotel Newport Beach food shop selling various snacks and on-the-go items made by the hotel's own culinary team.

Moulin
Classic French cuisine in Newport Beach.

nFuse Kitchen & Bar
Approachable contemporary cuisine and a deep craft beer selection at the Anaheim Marriott’s comfortable flagship restaurant.

90 Pacifica Restaurant & Wine Bar
Contemporary cuisine at this restaurant hidden inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Irvine Spectrum.

Nobu
OPENING IN 2016 --- The high-end Japanese eatery Nobu is making its way to Newport Beach.

North Italia
Northern Italian-style cuisine at Irvine’s bustling Park Place business and entertainment complex.

Ola Mexican Kitchen
Elevated Mexican comfort food with a broad ocean view.

Osteria Vicario
OPENING TBA --- This Italian restaurant in Santa Ana will also include a delicatessen and market.

Pizzeria Sapori
Sapori Ristorante Italiano’s pizza-themed offshoot creates Neapolitan-style pies in a charming, casual setting.

Pour Vida Latin Flavor
Mexican fare from chef Jimmy Martinez at Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade.

Pueblo
Tapas abound within this cozy Spanish joint at OC Mix at South Coast Collection.

Restaurant Marin
OPENING FEBRUARY 2016 --- Chef Noah Blom will open a modern diner at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.

Reunion Kitchen + Drink
Reunion Kitchen + Drink features inventive takes on comfort food and craft cocktails.

The Ritz Prime Seafood
High-end waterfront dining experience buoyed by an eclectic mix of sea-inspired dishes.

Skyloft
Downtown Laguna Beach eatery featuring regional American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, nightly entertainment and rooftop dining.

SOCIAL Costa Mesa
Sleek, lively Costa Mesa joint featuring New American cuisine and inventive cocktails.

solita Tacos & Margaritas
Neighborhood offshoot of popular Newport Beach venue brings satisfying Mexican flavors to Huntington Beach.

Sushi Roku
Sushi and small plates are served at Newport Beach’s version of the popular L.A. area-based restaurant.

TAPS Fish House & Brewery
Beers and contemporary fare are the hallmarks of this spacious Irvine restaurant.

Tempo Urban Kitchen
Modern American and global cuisine built around ingredients that are fresh and scratch-made --- all the way down to the salt.

TLT Food
A brick-and-mortar version of the mobile kitchen The Lime Truck at the Irvine Spectrum Center.

Tortilla Republic
Orange County's outpost of this mini-chain brings contemporary Mexican cuisine to Laguna Beach.

Twenty Eight
“Top Chef” alum Shirley Chung presents modern takes on Chinese and California cuisine at this sleek Irvine restaurant.

Vaca
Chef Amar Santana has opened Vaca in Costa Mesa.

Water Grill
OPENING AUGUST 2016 --- The Los Angeles-based seafood restaurant Water Grill is coming to Costa Mesa.

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