2022 Best Restaurants for California Cuisine in Orange County (CA) Area

Seasonal Cuisine in Orange County (CA)

California cuisine is known for its celebration of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients --- look for straight-from-the-garden lettuce, figs, avocados and artichokes to appear on your plate if the time of year is right.

Try the best that the Golden State's bounty has to offer at one of GAYOT's Top Restaurants for California Cuisine in Orange County (CA) , presented in alphabetical order.
 

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Bayside

Contemporary, California, Global
Bayside
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One of Newport’s best kept secrets, Bayside hits high marks on upscale yet casual California décor, fine cuisine and a substantial wine cellar. See More

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The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove
14/20
Fine seaside dining in a picturesque cottage at Crystal Cove. See More

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Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
13/20
Enjoy impressive views from inside one of Newport Harbor's most quaint and historic on-the-water buildings. See More
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Mesa

Contemporary, Modern American, California
Mesa
14/20
One of Orange County's hippest spots to hang, drink and nosh on inventive modern American fare. See More

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Napa Rose
15/20
Posh California café in Disney's empire. See More
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RAYA

Latin American, California, Breakfast
RAYA
15/20
Latin-inspired cuisine emphasizing seasonal ingredients, set against a spectacular ocean view. See More

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Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar
14/20
Seasonal, contemporary fare and a sleek bar mark the Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa hotel's featured restaurant. See More

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Splashes
15/20
Innovative cuisine set against one of the prettiest spots along the Laguna Beach coastline. See More

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