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For those who peruse the Farmers Markets.... Kyoho Grapes are now in season in LA.

Have you seen them in OC so far in 2012?

May 11, 2012
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Scotts Seafood???

I really like Scott's, though I do admit there are much better places in the vicinity. Mastros is better than Scotts and Scott's is better than King's. One thing I do love at Scott's and, yes it maybe minor but, their calamari is my favorite of all time.

Dec 11, 2009
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Birthday dinner for 2 in Laguna

I'd second Watermarc and Eva's. I'd also at Nick's Laguna in downtown, actually next to Watermarc. Also Sapphire Laguna if you can get a reservation.

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Sapphire Laguna
1200 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Watermarc
448 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Nov 06, 2009
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Looking for really good Filipino food in OC - Specifically Daing Na Bangus.

Elmo,
Thanks, we'll try that on a weekend jaunt. Been a while since I've tried one of your recommendations Thanks also to you Janet.

Oct 20, 2009
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Looking for really good Filipino food in OC - Specifically Daing Na Bangus.

GF would love me more if I could find this. Thanks in advance.

Oct 19, 2009
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La Sirena Grill - Laguna/South Laguna/Irvine

La Sirena is very good... Taco Loco is better.

Oct 14, 2009
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Dinner before Pageant of the Masters - where?

Doesn't get mentioned much but have had two really good dinners at Nirvana Grill.

Aug 20, 2009
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OC Restaurant Week: Sep 13-19

Last time there were some great deals and some not so great. Waiting for website to list those. Then it's on like Donkey Kong.

Aug 19, 2009
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LA Pizza; But what about Orange County ???

Big O to Go... Mission Viejo. Honestly.

Aug 05, 2009
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San Clemente restaurant

Vine is very good. Pretty high end and from my three times there has always been excellent.

Jul 30, 2009
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Beat my street: best food within 2 miles of your house.

Mine pales in comparison, but I like them nonetheless. Dana Point, basically Selva and Golden Lantern.

Stonehill Tavern
Savannah Chophouse
Gemmells
Harbor Grill
162
Aurora's Taquiera
Gen Kai
Bon Jour Cafe
Casanova
Salt Creek Grill

Jul 17, 2009
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Who has the Best CALAMARI?

Scott's Seafood in Costa Mesa has good food but incredible Calamari.

Jun 16, 2009
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Dinner in Laguna Beach recs?

Jun 01, 2009
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Oceanfront Dining in Dana Point Laguna Beach area

You can go on the cliffs of Dana Point to Cannons or Chart House, I wouldn't recommend either too strongly. There are great restaurants in Laguna and Dana but oceanfront is tough as those are unfortunately restaurants where you pay mainly for the view (i.e. Las Brisas in Laguna).

The best would probably be 162 in the Ritz or one of the restaurants in the Montage hotel, though Studio is higher than the price your looking for.

Plenty of recommendations can be found walking distance to the beach if you look around.

May 18, 2009
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In town for French Quarter Festival - 1st timer here.

Honestly it was one of the best meals I've had all year. Thanks.

Apr 22, 2009
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What's your best burger in OC?

Best onion rings. great breakfast burritos. Good burger.

Apr 22, 2009
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In town for French Quarter Festival - 1st timer here.

Thanks all. Ended up eating at Jauque and Mo's on Thursday (awesome redfish, very good shrimp) and Dante's Kitchen (Incredible duck, good redfish). Acme had great Oysters. Luke was just ok. So there you have it.

Apr 21, 2009
1000steps in New Orleans

In town for French Quarter Festival - 1st timer here.

Hello all,

We'll be in town for the French Quarter Festival in a couple of weeks. Already made dinner reservations for Luke and Dante's Kitchen. Thinking of hitting up Acme Oyster for Thursday lunch.
Any suggestions would be great, preferably around the quarter since we not renting a car.

Also does anyone know where the best BBQ Shrimp is? Thanks all in advance.

Apr 06, 2009
1000steps in New Orleans

Quick bite between Irvine/San Juan Cap (Coach House)

Sundried Tomato Cafe in SJC.

Apr 03, 2009
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Dinner near Dana Point?

A couple of suggestions..

two good italian places -
Brio - http://www.briorestaurant.com/
and Stellas - http://www.stellasitalian.com/

Also in the harbor there's -
Gemmell's- http://www.gemmellsrestaurant.com/
and Harbor Grill - http://www.harborgrill.com/

I'd recommend all four for Dana Point in your price range.

Mar 18, 2009
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Iso great fish dishes in Orange County...mid range.

Harbor Grill in Dana Point Harbor and Wildfish in Newport.

Mar 06, 2009
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Great Food in South Orange County for Celebratory Dinner

Some people are just impossible to please.

Feb 24, 2009
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OC dining itinerary: Olamendi's (Dana Point) or Coyote Grill? Sunset hotel drinks?

I'd recommend Olamendi's over Coyote Grill for lunch, though vice versa for breakfast. I've ate mostly everything at Olamendi's (great Mole), but have never had their fish tacos.

Jan 28, 2009
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Risotto in Orange County

Thanks guys. Forgot about Antonello's. Cafe Hiro sounds great just a bit of a trek from Dana Point. Citrus City is close enough though.

Jan 14, 2009
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Risotto in Orange County

Unfortunately, this is what I expected.

Jan 13, 2009
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Risotto in Orange County

Hello all. I am looking for the absolute best Risotto in Orange County, south would be better. I blame Bourdain for this craving but the help is appreciated.

Jan 13, 2009
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Ti Amo Laguna

I used to live walking distance from Ti Amo and when it opened years ago it was a special place. The two times I have been back over the last 18 months have been disappointing though. Food seems a little blander and had really bad service both times. It is a nice location but much prefer Eva's across the street.

Dec 30, 2008
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Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2008

>$25
Marche Moderne
Stonehill Tavern
French 75 - Laguna
Gemmell's
Nirvana Grill

<$25
Taco Loco
In n Out
Bon Jour Cafe
Bad 2 the Bone BBQ

Dec 19, 2008
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Lunch places in business park hell of Irvine

Thanks... I'll check it out

Dec 17, 2008
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Lunch places in business park hell of Irvine

Just started job by Jeronimo and Alton area of Irvine. I can go to the spectrum but was wondering if anyone knew any other places in the area. Thanks in advance.

Dec 17, 2008
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