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

ADYA
Indian cuisine at Irvine’s University Center.

Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana
Elegant yet approachable Irvine venue crafts cocktails, Neapolitan pizzas and other Italian fare with thoughtful precision.

AVEO Table + Bar
Monarch Beach Resort restaurant that thoughtfully pairs coastal cuisine with a striking view.

BLK Earth Sea Spirits
Kick back with steaks, seafood, cocktails and sweeping ocean views at this business-casual Huntington Beach eatery.

Bluegold
Contemporary dining with some envelope-pushing twists at this sleek, subdued Huntington Beach venue.

Burger Parlor
Joseph Mahon’s former pop-up venue delivers burgers and craft beers to Old Town Orange.

Caffe Pinguini
Traditional Italian fare and pizzas at Irvine’s Quail Hill Shopping Center.

Crudo
OPENING SUMMER 2017 --- Mediterranean concept from chef Pascal Lorange in Costa Mesa’s The Westin South Coast Plaza.

Eat Chow
Progressive diner fare and craft cocktails in downtown Santa Ana.

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
Abundant seafood and a killer happy hour mark this expansive version of L.A.’s popular Koreatown venue.

Falasophy
Brick-and-mortar version of the popular food truck featuring falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean delights.

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens
Orange County’s farm-to-table pioneer creates seasonal contemporary dining amidst a charming botanical setting.

Gratitude
Orange County outpost of the organic, vegan restaurant at Newport Beach’s Castaway Commons.

HaiDiLao Fusion Shabu
Straightforward shabu-shabu with a few light twists at the Brea Mall.

Hatch
Gourmet sliders, craft beers and Tiki drinks tucked into a hip boutique center.

Hendrix
Comfortable neighborhood restaurant serving up New American fare highlighted by rotisserie meats.

House of Blues
American food and eclectic music is featured at House of Blues.

Irenia
Traditional Filipino cuisine gets a contemporary touch at this downtown Santa Ana restaurant.

Ironwood
The team behind Vine in San Clemente serves up winning seasonal contemporary cuisine in a rustic setting.

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
Longtime OC restaurateur brings kicked-up contemporary comfort food to Brea.

Lot 579
A food hall in Huntington Beach's sleek shopping center Pacific City.

LSXO
Vietnamese cuisine and an elegant yet funky vibe flourish at this small HB restaurant-within-a-restaurant.

Marché Moderne
OPENING SPRING 2017 --- French restaurant offering seasonal cuisine by husband-wife duo Florent and Amelia Marneau.

Meizhou Dongpo
Beijing-based restaurant chain known for high-end Sichuan cuisine lands in Irvine.

Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine
East Mediterranean far in the Crate and Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing at South Coast Plaza.

Mix Mix Kitchen Bar
Cozy downtown Santa Ana venue features nuanced global cuisine prepared by one of OC’s top culinary talents.

Mr G's
Contemporary fare and a compact list of wines and beers on Balboa Island.

Nobu
High-end Japanese eatery Nobu has made its way to Newport Beach.

Old Crow Smokehouse
Barbecue restaurant at Huntington Beach’s sprawling retail center Pacific City.

Osteria Vicario
Chef-owner Matt Dhillon creates a daily-changing menu of Italian fare at this Santa Ana restaurant.

Pacific Hideaway
Eclectic fare from executive chef JT Walker at Huntington Beach's Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel.

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

Project Poke
Fresh fish and a few whimsical items at this humble Fountain Valley build-your-own-poke joint.

Puesto
Upscale taqueria concept in Irvine’s Los Olivos Marketplace.

The Recess Room
The gastropub concept gets refreshingly re-energized at this sleek yet approachable Fountain Valley venue.

Rock & Brews
A Corona branch of the rock-themed restaurant from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.

Royal Hen
Orange County chef Tim Goodell’s bistro-esque “gastropub” makes a big splash on tiny Balboa Island.

Saint Marc
Modern American cuisine gets a unique technological twist at this Huntington Beach restaurant, bakery and specialty foods shop.

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi
OC’s Italian cuisine impresario Alessandro Pirozzi delivers elegant, envelope-pushing fare in a warmly rustic trattoria setting.

The Scotchery
Traditional steakhouse and seafood fare in an industrial Santa Ana setting.

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill
Very satisfying Santa Maria-style grilled meats and paleo delights one block north of the Huntington Beach shoreline.

Stag Bar + Kitchen
A compact bar menu and cocktails, craft beers and small batch whiskeys at this rebranded spot in Newport Beach.

The Guild
A members-only supper club from chef Noah Blom in Costa Mesa's South Coast Collection.

TRADE Food Hall
Sleek food hall in Irvine’s original business district.

Trevor's At The Tracks
Sustainably-minded dining at San Juan Capistrano’s iconic train depot.

21 Royal
Disneyland's 21 Royal is an exclusive dining experience within the park.

Water Grill
Massive South Coast Plaza iteration of Los Angeles-based seafood restaurants serves up an equally large array of surf options.

Ways & Means Oyster House
Oyster house and seafood venue formerly located in Orange reemerges in Huntington Beach with an eclectic small-plate menu.

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