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Exciting contemporary seasonal cuisine found in an English-inspired setting.
Openings: Dinner nightly


Five Crowns, Corona Del Mar, CA

Five Crowns Restaurant Review:

An English cottage exterior gives way to an interior with a newfound sense of vibrancy, brought about by brighter illumination, a lightened furniture scheme and an emphasis on the elegant patio. Starters include the frito misto with Hawaiian prawns, calamari and jalapeño, and the must-have beef tenderloin carpaccio with arugula, truffle vinaigrette and Parmesan crisp. Lamb shank with scallion potato pancake and Jidori chicken with Portuguese sausage with heirloom rice are among the main modern dishes. Of course, the restaurant’s prime rib is offered with the traditional trimmings, as are winning takes on old-school classics like the beef steak Neptune with crab and asparagus. A rotating assortment of desserts, butter cake to a dark chocolate soufflé, is prepared with care. The first-rate list of globally sourced wines is deep yet accessible, and has a rather notable array of library selections. And as with any good old English building, a resident ghost reportedly stirs up trouble on the second floor.