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Chapter One: The Modern Local

227 N. Broadway Send to Phone
714-352-2225 | Menu
Lively gastropub featuring progressive takes on traditional fare in a unique urban setting.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Fri.-Sat.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Chapter One: The Modern Local, Santa Ana, CA

Chapter One: The Modern Local Restaurant Review

: Set in a converted bookstore in the heart of the burgeoning Artist’s Village section of downtown Santa Ana, Chapter One: The Modern Local radiates a cool, metropolitan style that’s rarely found in Orange County. The gastropub menu is filled with culinary expressions that infuse traditional dishes with a sense of uniquely contemporary flair, all prepared with a strong adherence to local, sustainable sensibilities. (Jason Montelibano will return to the kitchen as chef.) This marriage establishes itself through appetizers such as ground turkey-wrapped Scotch egg served with a bacon jam and mustard sauce, and the Filipino adobo-style chicken wings. Entrées ranging from pork belly sticky buns with crunchy kimchi to lamb ragoût with house-made potato gnocchi and curried granola further demonstrate the fusion between familiar and forward. Desserts like the chocolate semifreddo with maple caviar and banana cake donut holes add a touch of whimsy to the proceedings. Extended hours and a well-stocked bar pouring artisan libations also make it an ideal place to chill out after a long day.

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