More than 20 restaurants at South Coast Plaza—from fine dining to fast casual—offer outdoor dining and takeout over Labor Day weekend.
Unique to the holiday weekend are a spectacular clambake kit to preorder at Water Grill and a Michelin-star quality dinner from Knife Pleat served under the stars. Here are the details as well as other dining incentives.
Knife Pleat will offer lunch from Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault on the Knife Pleat patio in The Penthouse on Thursday, September 3, 11:30am-2:30pm.
An extraordinary prix fixe six-course will be presented under the stars on Garden Terrace Friday, September 4 at 6:30pm. Closed Saturday-Monday.
Select from chef Amar Santana’s six creative pokes made from sushi-grade seafood and customized to your liking with toppings and garnishes.
Also available are house baked goodies, fresh-squeezed juices and coffee drinks from the Pâtisserie, as well as savory shawarma at the Mediterranean Grill. All weekend 11am-5pm. Takeout or dine on the spacious patio.
Dine on the relaxing AN the Garden through the weekend with the highest safety protocol observed.
Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6 only, chef Ron Lee’s succulent Gochujang pork BBQ ribs, half rack, will be featured at a special price of $15 (a $22 value). Available for patio dining or takeout. Closed Labor Day.
In addition to dining at lunch or dinner on the charming sidewalk patio, The Capital Grille offers The Capital Butcher, with its famous steaks cut daily by in-house butchers, for cooking at home.
Of note are the renowned Pat LaFrieda burgers—a blend of short rib, chuck and brisket for home grilling that come with brioche rolls. Sides that generously feed four to six are available.
Labor Day Clambake! Besides lunch and dinner daily, preorder a spectacular clambake kit (steam at home) and pick up Saturday, September 5, 9am-3pm at the weekly pop-up market.
Includes two Maine lobsters, wild jumbo shrimp, Manila clams, black mussels, linguica sausage, fingerling potatoes, corn on the cob, French baguette and Old Bay seasoning, all tucked into a reusable cooler bag.
$130 plus tax. Limited supply. To preorder, click here
Contemporary Peruvian cuisine enjoyed al fresco. Happy Hour Thursday-Saturday, 4:30-6:30pm with half-off seasonal craft cocktails and savory appetizers.
Takeout Combo Special Thursday-Saturday – Salpicón chicken salad and arroz con mariscos, $20 (a $33 value). Closed Sunday-Monday.
Inspired by the beach cafes of Australia, Outpost Kitchen recreates a neighborhood gathering place with a food and cocktail focus on organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Stop by for Sunday Brunch 7:30am-3:30pm. Enjoy special $8 pricing on Bloody Marys, Micheladas and the Bam Bam Burrito made with Spanish chorizo, brekky potatoes, eggs, avocado, spinach wrap. Breakfast served daily from 7:30am.
Relax and dine on refined Indian classics in the lovely courtyard anchored by a fountain. Curbside pickup orders are 20% off on takeout of $75 or more. Use code: Curbside20 when ordering. Closed Labor Day.
Morton’s offers outdoor seating in a pavilion setting and for takeout, Chef’s Table Home Kit. Preorder different three-course menus ready to be picked up, grilled and cooked at home for two to eight guests.
Select from gourmet burgers, filet and lobster and assorted steaks. Includes salads, sides and dessert. Priced from $89-179.
Ruby offers its Double Deluxe Burger specially priced at $5.99. Two delicious all-natural beef patties are topped with slices of American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato and hamburger spread and served with fries.
Available on the patio or takeout. Full-service breakfast begins at 9am Saturday-Sunday; 10am Monday-Thursday.