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 NEW RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY 

Chef John Tesar will open Outer Reef "Top Chef" alum John Tesar will open Outer Reef at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point. The restaurant will highlight seafood sourced exclusively from the West Coast, as well as California produce. The opening is set for April 29, 2022. Outer Reef, Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629, 949-487-7555.
 
A Crystal Cove aims to bring a nod to old Hollywood glamour to Crystal Cove Shopping Center in Newport Beach. This will be the latest project from River Jetty Restaurant Group, which is behind A Restaurant and A Market in Newport Beach and CdM in Corona del Mar. Executive chef Elvis Morales presents a modern-American menu including homemade pastas, specialty cuts of meats, seafood and unique pizzas. A Crystal Cove, Crystal Cove Shopping Center, 7864 East Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92657, no phone.
 
Chef John Park (Toast Kitchen + Bakery) presents New American cuisine at Tableau Kitchen and Bar at South Coast Plaza. Guests will find global touches in dishes grilled salmon with misugaru gnocchi, lima bean pesto broth, snap peas and fish sauce vinaigrette. Tableau Kitchen and Bar, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Ste. 119, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-872-8054.
 
BluSky Restaurant & Bar at Radisson Blu Anaheim offers expansive views from its rooftop setting. Chef Edgar Beas presents a tasting menu of Spanish cuisine, as well as à la carte dishes such as rack of lamb, romesco verde, piquillo pepper; salt cod, tomato stew, confit potato; A5 Wagyu steaks; and Maine lobster paella. BluSky Restaurant & Bar, Radisson Blu Anaheim, 1601 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805, 657-439-3289.
 
From the owners of Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana in Irvine comes Bottega Angelina, a 7,000-square-foot restaurant, Italian market and bar in Laguna Niguel. Seating options include indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as private dining. On the menu you'll find a variety of antipasti, soups, salads, pastas, pizzas (including gluten-free) and large plates such as lamb chops or oven-roasted sea bass. Bottega Angelina, 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, 949-542-8220.
 

Find more recent openings with our list of the Best New & Hip Restaurants in Orange County



 ORANGE COUNTY FOOD EVENTS 

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  ONGOING EVENTS 

Wednesdays
Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar presents Wine Wednesdays, featuring 30% off special wine selections. Five Crowns, 3801 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, 949-760-0331.
 



 NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Temporary Closure for Studio
Studio, the Montage Laguna Beach’s flagship restaurant, is temporarily closed aside from special events. Studio, Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, 949-715-6030.
 



 UPDATES ON ORANGE COUNTY CHEFS 

Chefs Ross Pangilinan and Nicholas Weber, who are alums of Patina Restaurant Group, will open Populaire at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This modern Cal-French bistro will serve dishes like escargot aebleskiver with koji butter & green garlic aioli; bouillabaisse chawanmushi with mussels, octopus, sea urchin and saffron dashi; annd Prime bavette steak with sauce au poivre. Populaire, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 



 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT CLOSINGS 

Lawry's Carvery at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa has closed. Lawry's Carvery, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 
After more than five decades in business, Lucci's restaurant/deli/bakery in Huntington Beach has shuttered. Lucci's, 8911 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646, no phone.
 
Amar Santana's The Hall Global Eatery at South Coast Plaza has shuttered. The Hall Global Eatery, South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, no phone.
 



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