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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

High-end Japanese eatery Nobu has made 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.

Pacific Hideaway
OPENING IN APRIL 2017 --- Eclectic fare from executive chef JT Walker at Huntington Beach's Shorebreak Hotel.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 EARLY 2017 --- 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.

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.

Celebrity chef Amar Santana’s South Coast Plaza-adjacent Spanish venue delivers dishes marked by bold flavor and enticing complexity.

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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