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Best Romantic Restaurants ORANGE COUNTY


Whether you're celebrating a milestone with someone special in the Orange County area or looking for the best date restaurants that are sure to impress, a romantic setting can set the mood for a night to remember. GAYOT has selected the best romantic restaurants in Orange County to share a memorable meal with your sweetheart.

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A Restaurant Steakhouse
14/20
3334 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Formerly known as The Arches, A Restaurant is now a sophisticated space with refined comfort food and a bar scene. More...

Anaheim White House Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Anaheim White House, Anaheim, CA 887 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
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Savor Northern Italian cuisine tempered with French sensibilities in an elegant 1900s mansion. More...

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...

AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean Vietnamese
14/20
Dining Room at AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean, Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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AnQi blends fashion and the An family's signature Euro-Vietnamese cuisine at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza. More...

Cedar Creek Inn California
13/20
26860 Ortega Hwy.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Family-owned restaurant serving Cal-American fare in a cozy setting complete with a stone fireplace. 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...

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza New American
15/20
Dining Room at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Taste famed NYC chef Charlie Palmer's cuisine in this sleek and sophisticated South Coast Plaza space. More...

enoSTEAK Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at enoSTEAK, Dana Point, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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This contemporary steakhouse at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel focuses on quality meats, wine and local, seasonal produce. More...

First Cabin Continental
No Rating
Dining Room at First Cabin, Newport Beach, CA Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Classic and California cuisine with a Newport Harbor view. More...

Five Crowns Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Five Crowns, Corona Del Mar, CA 3801 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Exciting contemporary seasonal cuisine found in an English-inspired setting. More...

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

LANDMARK Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at LANDMARK, Corona Del Mar, CA 3520 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Corona Del Mar restaurant reinvents itself to feature contemporary comfort cuisine and seasonal flavors. More...

Las Brisas Mexican
13/20
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...

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...

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...

Marché Moderne French
16/20
Dining Room at Marché Moderne, Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Handsome Euro-Cal bistro inside South Coast Plaza offers seasonal cuisine by husband-wife duo Florent and Amelia Marneau. More...

Monarch Bay Club California
14/20
St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
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OC’s most exclusive private on-the-beach club with surf butlers, a lounge and both casual and fine dining. 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...

Napa Rose California
15/20
Dining Room at Napa Rose, Anaheim, CA Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
1600 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Posh California café in Disney's empire. 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...

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...

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...

Savannah Chop House American
14/20
Dining Room at Savannah Chop House, Laguna Niguel, CA 32441 Golden Lantern
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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A grandiose dining room situated on a high bluff overlooking South County sets the stage for contemporary cuisine. 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...

Selanne Steak Tavern Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Selanne Steak Tavern, Laguna Beach, CA 1464 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Future Hockey Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne brings his A-Game to this elegant steakhouse and neighborhood tavern hybrid. 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...

Stonehill Tavern Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at Stonehill Tavern, Dana Point, CA St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach
One Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Executive chef Raj Dixit does right by Michael Mina's contemporary style and innovative cuisine at the celebrity chef's venue at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach. More...

Studio French
17/20
Dining Room at Studio, Laguna Beach, CA Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Perhaps OC's most scenic and romantic restaurant with high-class cuisine and a list of 2,500 different wines. More...

21 Oceanfront Seafood
13/20
Doryman's Inn
2100 W. Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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This local landmark at the foot of Newport Pier is known as much for its view as its wine cellar, steaks and seafood. 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...

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