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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
ORANGE COUNTY

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Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Orange County (CA) to ring in the New Year.

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Andrea Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Andrea, Newport Coast, CA The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Rd. S.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Authentic Northern Italian cuisine in a casual, striking seaside setting. More...

Antonello Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana, CA South Coast Plaza Village
3800 South Plaza Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Menu
Orange County’s power elite and private groups dine on Northern Italian cuisine and drink from an extensive wine list. More...

Back Bay Bistro Contemporary
13/20
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...

Canaletto Ristorante Veneto Italian
13/20
Fashion Island
545 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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A Venetian-inspired Italian restaurant that emphasizes fresh seafood, risottos, and rotisserie and grilled meats. More...

The Capital Grille Steakhouse
13/20
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Menu
East Coast restaurant chain featuring massive meat cuts and an extensive wine list. More...

Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Anaheim, CA Downtown Disney
1580 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92803
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Joachim Splichal's modern Spanish-meets-Mediterranean restaurant in a sophisticated yet casual Downtown Disney setting. More...

The Cellar French
13/20
Dining Room at The Cellar, Fullerton, CA Villa del Sol Shopping Center
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
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A romantic underground grotto serving a wine-paired menu with European and California flavors. More...

The Crow Bar and Kitchen Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at The Crow Bar and Kitchen, Corona del Mar, CA 2325 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
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Boisterous gastropub offering kicked-up comfort food and an extensive libations menu. More...

Darya Restaurant Persian
13/20
Dining Room at Darya Restaurant, Santa Ana, CA South Coast Plaza Village
3800 South Plaza Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Exotic Persian food in an opulent South Coast Plaza Village setting. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Fleming Fashion Island
455 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Steaks, wine and a power singles scene. More...

Haven Gastropub Gastropub
14/20
Dining Room at Haven Gastropub, Orange, CA Old Towne Orange
190 S. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866

Hip gastropub in Old Towne Orange serves up great brews and boldly innovative food. More...

House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer, Laguna Beach, CA 540 S. Coast Hwy., Ste. 200
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Seafood dishes abound, all served in a lively atmosphere. More...

K'ya Bistro California
14/20
Dining Room at K La Casa del Camino
1287 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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A reasonably priced, well-prepared mélange of breakfast, lunch and dinner items at South Laguna's La Casa del Camino hotel. More...

La Cave Steakhouse
13/20
1695 Irvine Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Menu
Dark, underground and noticeably grotto-like for enjoying good steaks. More...

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at Leatherby Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Sophisticated modern American cuisine at OC's stunning Segerstrom concert hall. More...

The Loft Contemporary
15/20
Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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California bistro at the Montage Laguna Beach. 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...

Manhattan Steak & Seafood French
14/20
Dining Room at Manhattan Steak & Seafood, Orange, CA 202 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92868
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Strong cocktails, notable wines and refined French-California comfort foods amid a classic yet sumptuous décor. More...

Mastro's Ocean Club Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro Crystal Cove Promenade
8112 E. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Supper club party atmosphere and great views set the scene for classic seafood and steakhouse fare. More...

Mastro's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro 633 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Classic cosmopolitan steakhouse in Costa Mesa's theatre arts district. More...

Matador Cantina Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Matador Cantina, Fullerton, CA 111 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
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Historic downtown Fullerton space offers traditional and fusion Mexican dishes and strong cocktails. More...

Mesa Contemporary
14/20
The Camp
725 Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Menu
One of Orange County's hippest spots to hang, drink and nosh on inventive modern American fare. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
South Coast Plaza Village
1641 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Juicy steaks star at this upscale steakhouse across from South Coast Plaza. More...

Morton's the Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
1895 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Chicago-style steakhouse conveniently located next to Anaheim’s Convention Center and The Disney Resort. 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...

Mozambique Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Mozambique Steakhouse, Laguna Beach, CA 1740 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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This Cal-Euro-African hot-spot in South Laguna is a fun, lively place to dine and then party until the wee hours. More...

Orange Hill Restaurant Continental
No Rating
Dining Room at Orange Hill Restaurant, Orange, CA 6410 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
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A romantic steak and seafood dining venue with spectacular nighttime views and an impressive weekend brunch. More...

Park Ave. Contemporary
14/20
11200 Beach Blvd.
Stanton, CA 90680
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Eclectic space and imaginative chef-owners elevate contemporary comfort food to new heights. 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...

Salt Creek Grille American
13/20
Dining Room at Salt Creek Grille, Dana Point, CA 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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A by-the-ocean fire pit, top-shelf cocktails, upscale American grill cuisine and live jazz. More...

Sam & Harry's Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Sam & Harry Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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East Coast steak, chop and seafood house comes to Orange County. 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...

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza
3300 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Classic and contemporary fresh seafood dishes, plus steaks and a great bar scene near South Coast Plaza. 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...

6ix Park Grill California
14/20
Dining Room at 6ix Park Grill, Irvine, CA Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614

Delightful California cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a handsome setting with a sunny patio. More...

Sol Cocina Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Sol Cocina, Newport Beach, CA 251 E. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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On-the-water Sol Cocina brings sexy back to Baja-style Mexican food. More...

Splashes California
No Rating
Dining Room at Splashes, Laguna Beach, CA Surf & Sand Resort
1555 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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California fare at one of the prettiest spots along the Laguna Beach coastline. More...

Steakhouse 55 Steakhouse
13/20
Disneyland Hotel
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Modern steakhouse and breakfast spot inside the Disneyland Hotel features California favorites for adults and kids. 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...

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar California
14/20
Dining Room at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, Tustin, CA The District at Tustin Legacy
2647 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
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Napa Valley cuisine comes to OC with chef Yvon Goetz cooking at this contemporary California restaurant and wine bar. More...

Zimzala Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Zimzala, Huntington Beach, CA Shorebreak Hotel
500 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Creative yet familiar contemporary cuisine awaits at HB's hip Shorebreak Hotel. More...

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