Dining

Culinary Queue

The art of dining is practiced in South Coast Metro, where one can choose from the richest array of casual and reservations-only dining establishments. Offering appetizing entrées to please every palate and pocketbook, diners can experience cuisine from around the globe without having to cross any borders. Visitors come from all over Southern California to enjoy lunch and dinner at award-winning restaurants such as Antonello Ristorante and Morton’s THE STEAKHOUSE, among many others.

AnQi by Crustacean

Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza

Antonello Ristorante

With its palazzo-like setting, delectable cuisine and exemplary service, this award-winning restaurant is a perennial favorite with Orange County diners.

Top Rated Restaurant – Southern California Zagat Survey

Lunch/Dinner: Monday-Friday, Dinner: Saturday (V MC AE DC)

Bristol Palms CA Bistro & Bar/Hilton

Located in the beautiful, seven-story atrium lobby of the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, Executive Chef Chad Krahling delights diners with delectable dishes that infuse a variety of tastes native to California and its resident cultures.

Claim Jumper

Claim Jumper offers a selection of fresh items using the finest ingredients available. Choose from USDA prime steaks, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, salads, burgers and desserts.

Darya Fine Persian Cuisine

Darya has offered Orange County residents and business professionals alike authentic Persian gourmet dining at reasonable prices for well over two decades. Why has Darya been voted the #1 Persian gourmet restaurant by the OC Register? Mayve it’s the exquisite ambiance. Perhaps it’s the hospitality. Or, it could be the highly-delectable cuisine.

Finbar’s Italian Kitchen

Finbars Italian Kitchen is an award-winning Italian restaurant offering traditional New York style Italian food along with West Coast inspired cuisine. Located in South Coast Metro, Finbars is open daily for lunch and dinner, with Happy Hour from 3-6 Monday-Friday and live music on the weekends.

Fireside Tavern

Fireside Tavern offers a welcoming environment for travelers and locals alike. Located in the heart of Orange County, our restaurant in Costa Mesa features a comfortable lounge, dining room, and an inviting fireside patio that treats guests to a new Orange County dining experience.

Enjoy contemporary American cuisine and friendly service from morning until late night. Make your dining experience complete with selections from our American wines, craft beers, or signature craft cocktails — whether you prefer a cozy booth, a social ambiance near the bar, or our outdoor fireside patio to lounge comfortably. Fireside Tavern is also one of the few Costa Mesa restaurants that offers daily Happy Hour Specials.

Garf’s Sports Lounge

Festive hangout offering American grub, TVs for sports fans, pool tables, darts & happy hour deals.

Iron Press

The Iron Press is serving up scrumptious savory and sweet waffle sandwiches. Along with their waffles, they offer loads of specialty local and imported beers. They are focused on slinging out fresh ingredients, and working with our local community to create a fun and interactive dining experience! Stop in to their Costa Mesa or Anaheim locations and enjoy the music, the art, food and libations.

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Located at Metro Pointe and adjacent to South Coast Plaza, this Brewery Restaurant location features an onsite microbrewery that produces a revolving selection of special release beers to pair with their West Coast pub fare. In addition to a drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss Costa Mesa features 10 beers on tap, a full-service bar, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.

Little Onion

Little Onion serves delicious, authentic Sonora-style Mexican entrees at a great price—their friendly staff always provides service with a smile. Established in 1972, the Little Onion Mexican restaurant is a South Coast Metro favorite, especially for their famous chips and salsa. Stop in for lunch or dinner, and taste what’s been going 40 years strong!

Maggiano’s

Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. With that in mind, we know that to make their Guests feel special, their teammates have to feel special.

Memphis Café

Memphis Café is a Costa Mesa neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district. Soon after opening in 1995, Memphis Café received a “5 star” review from LA Times food critic, Irene Virbilla, and has continued to earn critical acclaim and a loyal following ever since. Classically trained chef and co-founder Diego Velasco has created a distinctive gourmet interpretation of Southern home-style cooking with signature dishes such as the smoky gumbo and pulled pork, ethereal buttermilk fried chicken, savory seafood jambalaya and seasonal specials sourced locally with naturally raised meats and poultry. The roadhouse style bar at Memphis offers both classic call and crafted cocktails as well a carefully curated beer and wine list.

Mezzet

Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine serves generous salads and savory kebobs, fish, lamb, pastas, pizzas and more , served in airy coastal vibe complemented by an engaging bar and cozy pocket patio—the perfect spot for a light lunch, a cocktail, wines and appetizer or an early dinner.

Morton’s the Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse first opened its doors on State Street, Chicago in 1978 and now welcomes guests to its 74 worldwide locations, including South Coast Metro. Morton’s prides itself on quality and consistency, featuring USDA prime-aged steak, fresh seafood, hand-picked produce, delicious appetizers and decadent desserts.

Old Vine Café

Cozy spot with eclectic menu known for its fixed-price wine-pairing dinners, also serving breakfast.

Pizzeria Ortica

Pizzeria Ortica will delight your palette and warm your heart—Italian style. Their vibrant eatery at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa welcomes guests for lunch, dinner (including a family-style special), and a late night happy hour with a stunning wine list and cocktail program.
They now also offer a wonderful Sunday brunch! They combine traditional techniques (everything is hand-made) with local artisanal ingredients. Featuring an 800-degree wood burning oven, the menu recreates classic Italian favorites—antipasti, pasta, pizza, gelato and more. Friendly service, a comfortable setting and convenient location have made Pizzeria Ortica a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Quattro Caffe

Quattro Caffé offers a stylish setting for a light meal. Dine on superb dishes from Northern Italy and enjoy a glass of wine on the outdoor patio.

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine

Royal Khyber is an exclusive Indian restaurant in the South Coast Plaza Village at South Coast Metro. A leader in Indian culinary tradition, Royal Khyber provides an authentic North Indian cuisine experience of unique flavors and nutritional value, delivered in a sophisticated, romantic and modern setting.

Seasons 52

Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar

The dining destination located on Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa–features farm-to-table, California cuisine in the center of the vibrant arts district. At the heart of the restaurant’s culinary concept is Executive Chef Robert Biebrich’s strong commitment to supporting local farmers, fishermen, and purveyors, creating a market-driven, innovative menu that defines culinary excellence. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant invites you to experience its exemplary cuisine and modern setting. Just steps away from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and walking distance to South Coast Plaza, Silver Trumpet is an deal pre- or post-show treat, afternoon lunch spot, or late-night cocktail destination.

Taco Asylum

Specializing in gourmet tacos and craft beer, Taco Asylum offers an escape from the ordinary taco shop with an approachable, globally-inspired menu featuring fresh ingredients with our signature adventurous mindset.

Water Grill

Water Grill is steps away from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a just quick stroll across a scenic footbridge from the world renowned South Coast Plaza. The restaurant’s multiple event spaces provide the ideal setting for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, large parties and charity events. Deluxe accommodations are available for any occasion- from groups of 5 to parties of 500, and everything in between.

 Wine Lab

Wine Lab specializes in small production and organic wines you cannot get at chain stores. Founded in 1997 by Roger & ChrisAnn they seek diversity in wine, thought and people, and believe in exploring many styles of wine from all over the world. Wine Lab also offers fresh baked bread, a selection of artisan cheeses, and flatbread pizzas.

Blackmarket Bakery

Basic ingredients plus classic technique plus a sense of humor – this sums up our culinary philosophy.  If we can’t pronounce it, we don’t use it. If your grandmother wouldn’t bake with it, we won’t either.

Eat a Lemon-Blueberry Croissant and you will taste the lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh blueberries.  Try our Almond Six-Grain Bread and you will taste the almonds, and the six grains too.  We believe in using all natural, authentic ingredients.

By using time-tested procedures, our food gets to be the best version of itself.

Boudin Bakery
Boudin SF Bakery & Café serves food with an emphasis on freshly baked breads, hearty soups in sourdough bread bowls and made-to-order sandwiches. A variety of fresh salads and pizza are made with sourdough crust. Bakery products include specialty breads and assorted pastries.
Bristol Palms CA Bistro & Bar/Hilton
Located in the beautiful, seven-story atrium lobby of the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, Executive Chef Chad Krahling delights diners with delectable dishes that infuse a variety of tastes native to California and its resident cultures.
Fireside Tavern

Fireside Tavern offers a welcoming environment for travelers and locals alike. Located in the heart of Orange County, our restaurant in Costa Mesa features a comfortable lounge, dining room, and an inviting fireside patio that treats guests to a new Orange County dining experience.

Enjoy contemporary American cuisine and friendly service from morning until late night. Make your dining experience complete with selections from our American wines, craft beers, or signature craft cocktails — whether you prefer a cozy booth, a social ambiance near the bar, or our outdoor fireside patio to lounge comfortably. Fireside Tavern is also one of the few Costa Mesa restaurants that offers daily Happy Hour Specials.

Hemingway’s

All hotel restaurants are not created equal. Hemingway’s in the Costa Mesa Marriott is a good example. Unlike many other hotels that offer bar-style restaurants, this one features a spacious dining area. You can eat your meals outside the dining area if needed as well. Start your day off with a meal from the full breakfast menu. Use the breakfast buffet at Hemingway’s and take advantage of the omelet station for a customized meal.

Iron Press

The Iron Press is serving up scrumptious savory and sweet waffle sandwiches. Along with our waffles, they offer loads of specialty local and imported beers. They are focused on slinging out fresh ingredients, and working with our local community to create a fun and interactive dining experience! Stop in to their Costa Mesa or Anaheim locations and enjoy the music, the art, food and libations.

Lakeside Wine Bar & Bistro
Located in the DoubleTree Club Hotel. Enjoy dining lakeside for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes a variety of foods featuring sandwiches, salads, pastas, seafood and Kobe beef.
Meritage Restaurant
Milk + Honey
Stirring up creative minds, global cultures and artistic souls, this little alcove offers a variety of organic teas, coffees and cool treats including frozen yogurt.
Old Vine Café
At Old Vine Café, Chef Mark McDonald’s menu is influenced by international culinary traditions and the use of seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the street corner cafes of Europe, guests are offered a unique international breakfast, lunch & dinner experience complete with a wine and artisan cheese retail section.
Portola Coffee Lab
Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar Avenue of the Arts Hotel
The dining destination located on Avenue of the Arts in Costa Mesa–features farm-to-table, California cuisine in the center of the vibrant arts district. At the heart of the restaurant’s culinary concept is Executive Chef Robert Biebrich’s strong commitment to supporting local farmers, fishermen, and purveyors, creating a market-driven, innovative menu that defines culinary excellence. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant invites you to experience its exemplary cuisine and modern setting. Just steps away from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and walking distance to South Coast Plaza, Silver Trumpet is an deal pre- or post-show treat, afternoon lunch spot, or late-night cocktail destination.
Vie de France
Over the decades, Vie de France evolved into more than the nation’s premier baker of authentic French bakery products. This project has resulted in many Vie de France Bakery-Café shops in several major cities throughout the U.S., including South Coast Metro.
Vitaly Caffe

Stylish counter-serve cafe offering Italian fare, gelato, beer & wine, plus courtyard seating.

AnQi by Crustacean
Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza
Claim Jumper
Claim Jumper offers a selection of fresh items using the finest ingredients available. Choose from USDA prime steaks, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, salads, burgers and desserts.
Maggiano’s

Whether celebrating a special occasion or gathering the family for an informal dinner, Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. With that in mind, we know that to make their Guests feel special, their teammates have to feel special.

Memphis Café
Suburban bar turned hip roadhouse, this “come as you are” restaurant is serious about its food and drink. Memphis’ cuisine can best be described as a combination of American regional and traditional comfort foods. Enjoy covered patio, full bar and inventive wine list.
Old Vine Café
At Old Vine Café, Chef Mark McDonald’s menu is influenced by international culinary traditions and the use of seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the street corner cafes of Europe, guests are offered a unique international breakfast, lunch & dinner experience complete with a wine and artisan cheese retail section.
Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine

Royal Khyber is an exclusive Indian restaurant in the South Coast Plaza Village at South Coast Metro. A leader in Indian culinary tradition, Royal Khyber provides an authentic North Indian cuisine experience of unique flavors and nutritional value, delivered in a sophisticated, romantic and modern setting.

Taco Maria

Locally sourced Californian-Mexican fare in casual, open-kitchen quarters with a patio.

The ARC

ARC is an American eatery where everything is made in house or sourced from local artisan producers.

Water Grill

Water Grill is steps away from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a just quick stroll across a scenic footbridge from the world renowned South Coast Plaza. The restaurant’s multiple event spaces provide the ideal setting for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, large parties and charity events. Deluxe accommodations are available for any occasion- from groups of 5 to parties of 500, and everything in between.

AnQi by Crustacean
Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza
Antonello Ristorante
With its palazzo-like setting, delectable cuisine and exemplary service, this award-winning restaurant is a perennial favorite with Orange County diners.
Top Rated Restaurant – Southern California Zagat Survey
Darya Fine Persian Cuisine
Darya has offered Orange County residents and business professionals alike authentic Persian gourmet dining at reasonable prices for well over two decades. Why has Darya been voted the #1 Persian gourmet restaurant by the OC Register? Mayve it’s the exquisite ambiance. Perhaps it’s the hospitality. Or, it could be the highly-delectable cuisine.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Located at Metro Pointe and adjacent to South Coast Plaza, this Brewery Restaurant location features an onsite microbrewery that produces a revolving selection of special release beers to pair with their West Coast pub fare. In addition to a drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss Costa Mesa features 10 beers on tap, a full-service bar, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.
Leatherby’s Café Rouge
Joachim Splichal’s Patina restaurants are known for their delicious cuisine and impeccable service. Their newest creation at the magnificent Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall will raise the bar for luxury dining and pre-theater cocktails in Orange County.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Just like in Little Italy a trip to Maggiano’s® is as much about feeding memories, as is it about feeding people. That’s why Maggiano’s is more than just a place to eat, it’s a place where you and your friends and family can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. At Maggiano’s you’ll find authentic Italian-American cuisine prepared by our Chefs, old neighborhood charm and generous portions being passed around the table. Try any one of our made-from-scratch dishes like our Lobster Fettuccine or our Baked Ziti & Sausage. You’ll taste all the passion that goes into our food and truly understand what we mean when we say, “Food is love.”
Mastro’s Steak House
Mastro’s Steakhouse offers a cosmopolitan, upscale dining experience in an intimate, yet high-energy atmosphere. The restaurant serves classic steakhouse fare along with succulent fresh seafood, sinful desserts and an expansive wine list.
Morton’s, The Steakhouse
This venerable steakhouse is renowned for generous portions of perfectly prepared, prime, aged, grain-fed beef as well as first-rate seafood and desserts served in an upscale dining club and bar setting. Private dining rooms available.
Old Vine Café
At Old Vine Café, Chef Mark McDonald’s menu is influenced by international culinary traditions and the use of seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the street corner cafes of Europe, guests are offered a unique international breakfast, lunch & dinner experience complete with a wine and artisan cheese retail section.
Pizzeria Ortica

Pizzeria Ortica will delight your palette and warm your heart—Italian style. Their vibrant eatery at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa welcomes guests for lunch, dinner (including a family-style special), and a late night happy hour with a stunning wine list and cocktail program.
They now also offer a wonderful Sunday brunch! They combine traditional techniques (everything is hand-made) with local artisanal ingredients. Featuring an 800-degree wood burning oven, the menu recreates classic Italian favorites—antipasti, pasta, pizza, gelato and more. Friendly service, a comfortable setting and convenient location have made Pizzeria Ortica a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Seasons 52
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.
The Capital Grille
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening (unless it’s a lively, social atmosphere you seek, in which case our sophisticated bar might be your destination).
The Promenade by Turnip Rose

This new venue features a spacious grand park, an elegant rose garden, vibrant reception space with an intimate foyer and ballroom.  Boasting a stylish and approachable Mediterranean ambiance, The Promenade is the ideal location for business meetings, wedding ceremonies & receptions, charity galas, & outdoor concerts.

This venue has an incredible structure, as it was originally constructed for the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Center.  The slate flooring and floor to ceiling windows provide a sophisticated elegance for special events. The interior venue can accommodate groups of up to 240 guests, or 220 seated with a dance floor. The grand park & rose garden can easily accommodate 750 guests or more.

Nature sets the backdrop for functions held in the grand park. Perfectly manicured trees are intertwined with a Noguchi rock garden to achieve a Zen sensation—the ideal atmosphere for a summer picnic, wedding or an evening filled with the flavor of music and extraordinary fare.

Water Grill

Water Grill is steps away from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a just quick stroll across a scenic footbridge from the world renowned South Coast Plaza. The restaurant’s multiple event spaces provide the ideal setting for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, large parties and charity events. Deluxe accommodations are available for any occasion- from groups of 5 to parties of 500, and everything in between.

Antonello Ristorante
With its palazzo-like setting, delectable cuisine and exemplary service, this award-winning restaurant is a perennial favorite with Orange County diners.
Top Rated Restaurant – Southern California Zagat Survey
Boudin Bakery
Boudin SF Bakery & Café serves food with an emphasis on freshly baked breads, hearty soups in sourdough bread bowls and made-to-order sandwiches. A variety of fresh salads and pizza are made with sourdough crust. Bakery products include specialty breads and assorted pastries.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Just like in Little Italy a trip to Maggiano’s® is as much about feeding memories, as is it about feeding people. That’s why Maggiano’s is more than just a place to eat, it’s a place where you and your friends and family can slow down, enjoy a great meal and reconnect. At Maggiano’s you’ll find authentic Italian-American cuisine prepared by our Chefs, old neighborhood charm and generous portions being passed around the table. Try any one of our made-from-scratch dishes like our Lobster Fettuccine or our Baked Ziti & Sausage. You’ll taste all the passion that goes into our food and truly understand what we mean when we say, “Food is love.”
Corner Bakery
Corner Bakery Cafe offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from made-to-order breakfast scramblers and signature panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets.  Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering for any occasion, Corner Bakery Cafe delivers a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere.
Halal Guys

The Halal Guys takes great pride in using only the highest quality, halal-certified meats. They know many of their customers like to know the sources of their food and they are happy to provide the Halal certifications for their chicken and their beef gyro.

Quattro Caffe
Quattro Caffé offers a stylish setting for a light meal. Dine on superb dishes from Northern Italy and enjoy a glass of wine on the outdoor patio. 
Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
Royal Khyber is an exclusive Indian restaurant in the South Coast Plaza Village at South Coast Metro. A leader in Indian culinary tradition, Royal Khyber provides an authentic North Indian cuisine experience of unique flavors and nutritional value, delivered in a sophisticated, romantic and modern setting.
Memphis Café
Suburban bar turned hip roadhouse, this “come as you are” restaurant is serious about its food and drink. Memphis’ cuisine can best be described as a combination of American regional and traditional comfort foods. Enjoy covered patio, full bar and inventive wine list.
Old Vine Café
At Old Vine Café, Chef Mark McDonald’s menu is influenced by international culinary traditions and the use of seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the street corner cafes of Europe, guests are offered a unique international breakfast, lunch & dinner experience complete with a wine and artisan cheese retail section.
Finbar’s Italian Kitchen
Finbars Italian Kitchen is an award-winning Italian restaurant offering traditional New York style Italian food along with West Coast inspired cuisine. Located in South Coast Metro, Finbars is open daily for lunch and dinner, with Happy Hour from 3-6 Monday-Friday and live music on the weekends.
Little Onion
Little Onion serves delicious, authentic Sonora-style Mexican entrees at a great price—their friendly staff always provides service with a smile. Established in 1972, the Little Onion Mexican restaurant is a South Coast Metro favorite, especially for their famous chips and salsa. Stop in for lunch or dinner, and taste what’s been going 40 years strong!