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3801 E. Coast Hwy. (Poppy St.) Send to Phone
949-717-4322 | Menu
Gastropub serving wines, microbrews and gourmet small plates inside Corona del Mar's Five Crowns restaurant.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Dining room at SideDoor, Corona Del Mar, CA

SideDoor Restaurant Review

: Lawry’s Restaurants carved its SideDoor gastropub from the tiny lobby, bar and the former Shakespeare Room in its English Five Crowns. Look for a giant red key off Poppy Street and enter into a cozy room with wood-paneled walls, hardwood bench seating and plush sofas. Sit right down and order up a picked-that-day wine flight, a frothy microbrew or a classic Five Crowns cocktail like the burly Boulevardier. Next, sample a good variety of meats and cheeses put together at the open charcuterie station. The daily changing small-plates menu may range from kicked-up bar food such as the prime rib chili fries to more elegant items like bruschetta with wild nettle pesto, Soledad goat cheese and thin slices of blood orange. Scallops are enhanced with creamy sunchoke purée, fresh vanilla and brown butter sauce. Other good choices are the more traditional pub food of fish ‘n’ chips and chicken potpie. Burger aficionados will want to get here early --- the kitchen’s take featuring Kobe beef, manchego cheese, bacon and Russian dressing sells out pretty fast most nights. At meal’s end, get a flight of dessert wines to share and enjoy with treats like the almond plum tart. On Sundays, the venue rolls out a brunch featuring art, music, and limited release craft beer to accompany updated versions of classic fare.

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