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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“Part of Fashion Island. Upscale Italian restaurant. They let the kids make their own pizza. $$$”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“They are known for their rotisserie chicken and Corn Bread . Occasionally you can find they have rotisserie lamb sandwich. Also bar ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
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“This well known spot and is commonly considered the "cougar bar" of all cougar bars in Orange County. With live music on most nights, a great wine selection, and well made cocktails, this bar is certainly a fun place to visit. They offer a full diner menu as well but the place really comes alive later at night for a more boisterous and energetic scene. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Healthy, quick and very convenient , just at the end of the alley. Good for coffee and breakfast. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A short walk away this fabulous restaurant also offers outside seating with a fire pit. The bar is usually pretty busy but this place is great for date- night or business meetings. Dress is smart casual. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Relaxed, eco-chic chain serving health-conscious fare, including vegan options, plus cocktails.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“By far our favorite restaurant when we stay in CDM. Local hangout, great food very reasonably priced. Windows are all open during the mild weather. Fresh salads and great hamburgers”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“You can eat and drink here, but this is a popular place for food and drink! Head over on a Friday or Saturday night with your group for a few drinks!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“This speakeasy style bar attached to the side of Five Crowns, offers crafty cocktails and a respectable wine list. Additionally, they have great snacks to nibble on while enjoying the ambiance of a dimly lit hip young professional crowd. It's has been said to be the most interesting atmosphere of any place in south Orange County. The service makes you feel like a regular, even if you're a first timer. Get the cheese and charcuterie board - you'll be glad you did!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lots to choose from! My favorites are French Dip, Wings, Steak dinner and Nachos.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Best Thai /Vietnamese food in the area. The Pho is great spring rolls are to die for you can't order a bad thing here.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Classic steak & pribe rib house with separate attached pub for beer tasting and excellent appetizers.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Mexican Spot. Right around the corner! Walking distance! We get the fajitas!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gastropub with delicious burgers & tots. Other food very tasty too - great selection of craft beer, wine, and cocktails. Bruch is great too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Local favorite and often very busy. They don't take reservations of parties 6 or more. South western feel and owned by the same company that owns Gulfstream restaurant. Small patio area with a fire place. Famous for their cornbread. Mostly adults, but kid friendly.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“great breakfast and also a good take away place for the family sized trays ”
  • 6 locals recommend