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
Garf’s Sports Lounge
Holsteins Shakes & Buns
Iron Press
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!

Memphis Café
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
Pizzeria Ortica
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
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
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
Hemingway’s
Iron Press
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
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.
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
The ARC
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
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
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
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!