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

ADYA
OPENING SPRING 2016 --- Indian cuisine at Irvine’s University Center.

Anchor Hitch
Contemporary seafood restaurant and raw bar in Union Market Mission Viejo.

Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana
Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, traditional Italian dishes and more in Irvine’s Los Olivos Marketplace.

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

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.

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.

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

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
Sleek Irvine venue spotlighting seafood along with elegant, contemporary meat dishes.

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

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

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.

Irenia
Irenia presents authentic Filipino fare in downtown Santa Ana.

Ironwood
Seasonal contemporary cuisine and craft cocktails in Laguna Hills.

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

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

Kona Grill
Kona Grill offers sushi and Pacific Rim-inspired contemporary entrées in the Irvine Spectrum.

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.

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.

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
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.

Public Steak
Chef-driven, fine dining establishment for steaks, chops and seafood in Santa Ana.

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.

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

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill
Grilled meats from the team behind SeaLegs Wine Bar.

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

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

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.

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.

Ways & Means Oyster House
Enjoy oceanfront views along with a seafood-centric menu.

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