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

Indian cuisine at Irvine’s University Center.

Anchor Hitch
Compact South County venue offering a menu packed with seafood items curated by a skilled young chef.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens
Local farm-to-table pioneer Rich Mead returns to the OC dining scene to dish out seasonal contemporary fare in an outdoor setting.

FINS Poke Fusion
A drive-thru spot for poke (fresh cubed seafood with traditional accoutrements) in Fullerton.

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

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

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.

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

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

Irenia presents authentic Filipino fare in downtown Santa Ana.

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

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
American fare at east Brea’s Village at La Floresta.

Kona Grill
A solid hybrid of sushi and Pan-Asian fare is served at this sleek Irvine Spectrum eatery.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Ola Mexican Kitchen
Regional Mexican cuisine and large ocean-facing windows anchor this Pacific City-based restaurant.

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

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.

Restaurant Marin
Chef Noah Blom has opened 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.

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

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

Salerno by Chef Pirozzi
OPENING IN OCTOBER 2016 --- Chef/restaurateur Alessandro Pirozzi crafts Neapolitan-style Italian food in an intimate downtown Laguna Beach 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.

Wide-ranging American cuisine and a rooftop bar with views in downtown Laguna Beach.

Sustainable seafood creations at this quick-service eatery in Brea.

Slice Deli and Cakery
Fountain Valley deli and bakery serves up satisfying sandwiches, sinful cakes and craft beer.

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

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

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

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

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

Chef Amar Santana has opened Vaca in Costa Mesa.

Water Grill
The Los Angeles-based seafood restaurant Water Grill has arrived in Costa Mesa.

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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