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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.

Cozy, casual Huntington Beach joint features serious burgers and a well-crafted whiskey list.

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

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

The Guild
OPENING DECEMBER 2015 --- 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
Gourmet burgers and craft beers aplenty at this South Coast Plaza restaurant.

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

Jason's By the Circle
Chef-driven global cuisine just east of the famed Orange Circle.

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

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

Luna Kutsi
Mexican cuisine in downtown Santa Ana.

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

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.

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

Oak Grill
Contemporary California cuisine offered in sleek environs at Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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.

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

Red O
Rick Bayless’ take on regional Mexican cuisine comes to Fashion Island.

Restaurant Marin
OPENING DECEMBER 2015 --- 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
The Ritz re-emerges the waterfront space along Newport Beach's Mariners Mile.

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 regional Chinese dishes at this Irvine restaurant.

OPENING WINTER 2015 --- Chef Amar Santana will open a second restaurant 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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