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Orange County, CA Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in Orange County, CA.

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Anepalco's Cafe Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Anepalco Ayers Inn Orange
3737 Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
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Popular venue expands to a larger, elegant setting to serve up delightful Mexican cuisine with a French influence. More...

Back Bay Bistro Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Back Bay Bistro, Newport Beach, CA Newport Dunes Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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The modern space adds chic charm to this on-the-bay contemporary dining spot. More...

Bayside Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Bayside, Newport Beach, CA 900 Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

One of Newport’s best kept secrets, Bayside hits high marks on upscale yet casual California décor, fine cuisine and a substantial wine cellar. More...

Bluewater Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Bluewater Grill, Newport Beach, CA 630 Lido Park Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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An innovative New England-style seafood joint for the Orange County set. More...

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Latin American
13/20
Dining Room at Cha Cha Downtown Brea
110 W. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821
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Lively Downtown Brea venue serving up traditional Latin dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. More...

Crossroads at House of Blues American
12/20
Downtown Disney
1530 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Southern food and eclectic music is featured at this venue in Downtown Disney. More...

El Torito Grill Mexican
13/20
Fashion Island
951 Newport Ctr. Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Reasonable prices, fresh tortillas, strong margaritas and good fusion Mexican cuisine at Newport's Fashion Island mall. More...

Las Brisas Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Las Brisas, Laguna Beach, CA 361 Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Laguna Beach institution with a good menu of Mexican-inspired contemporary seafood fare and an unbeatably scenic seaside setting. More...

Little Sparrow Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Little Sparrow, Santa Ana, CA 300 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Downtown Santa Ana has found its culinary center at this exciting restaurant featuring bold contemporary cuisine and a killer bar-lounge. More...

Lucca Cafe Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Lucca Cafe, Irvine, CA Quail Hill Village Center
6507 Quail Hill Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92603
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Fresh, locally grown ingredients and a charming wine list are found at this friendly bistro. More...

Motif Bistro
14/20
Dining Room at Motif, Dana Point, CA St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Handsome Euro-Cal bistro with a gorgeous ocean view. More...

Pinot Provence French
14/20
Dining Room at Pinot Provence, Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza
The Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Elegant food, attentive service and French country style in a restaurant from the Patina Group. More...

Ramos House Cafe Southern
14/20
Los Rios Historic District
31752 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Down-home Southern-inspired New American cooking under the oak tree beside a historic cottage. More...

RAYA Latin American
15/20
Dining Room at RAYA, Dana Point, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Latin-inspired cuisine emphasizing seasonal ingredients, set against a spectacular ocean view. More...

Sapphire Laguna Global
15/20
Dining Room at Sapphire Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA Old Pottery Place
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Classy, rustic South Laguna hot-spot for modern American cuisine, coffee and gourmet snacks. More...

Shades Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Shades, Huntington Beach, CA Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Contemporary seaside restaurant, located inside Huntington’s Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, offers seafood, steaks and classic European cuisine. More...

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar Contemporary
14/20
Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Seasonal, contemporary fare and a killer bar mark the Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel's featured restaurant. More...

TAPS Fish House & Brewery Brewpub
14/20
Dining Room at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA 101 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
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Notable beers join steaks, Cajun cuisine, and seafood in Brea's lively downtown area. More...

VUE Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at VUE, Dana Point, CA Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Contemporary cuisine in a romantic restaurant overlooking Dana Point Harbor. More...

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