This article continues from my first article written yesterday which can be seen here: OC Restaurant Week Article 1 After attending the launch party for the OC Restaurant Week last night, I tasted quite a few fabulous dishes from a variety of restaurants. At the bottom of this post, I have the list of the 100 restaurants that are offering prix Fixe menu meals for lunch and dinner this OC Restaurant Week 2013 that will go on from February 24th – March 2nd. If you click on any link on the list you can see the menu offered.
There are so many fabulous restaurant choices in the lineup of the 100 chosen, but my personal favorites from what I tried last night were from Cucina Enoteca, located in Irvine that was sampling a beef cheek with mashed potatoes. It was a fabulous dish with many complex flavors. Another one of my favorites from the night was the lobster macaroni & cheese from House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer in Laguna Beach. The flavors in this dish were the perfect blend of each ingredient and upon finishing my sample, it left my mouth watering and I was craving for more. Another item I loved was from Landmark in Corona Del Mar and they were sampling their poke with fresh ahi tuna on taro root chips.
Paul Martin’s had a great spread of cheeses and fine meats. To see more about Paul Martin’s, check out my article here about their brunch experience, I had a few months back: Paul Martins Brunch article. For deserts, I loved the cupcakes from frostings, but my most favorite item they had was the strawberry cake pop..Yum!!
Out of the restaurant list below, some of my favorites I have tried in the past that I did not have samples of last night that are a must try if you are looking for a fabulous dining experience with great food are Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse, Chapter One – The Modern Local, Marrakesh, Melting Pot, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Steakhouse 55 & The Californian (now Watertable). For a bit more information about an experience of mine at the Melting, Pot go here: Melting Pot Article. For more information about Five Crowns, Chapter One, & Steakhouse 55, please click on these three links to see my husband’s reviews about their food in detail: Five Crowns Article, Chapter One Article, & Steakhouse 55.
There are many other outstanding restaurants below, but I would say the ones I just chose are my top 7 are definitely my favorites. Please see my pictures throughout this article as well as the thumbnails at the bottom to see past outings at all of the restaurants I mentioned above. Please let me know what restaurants you have enjoyed from
this list and what you can recommend! 🙂 Make sure to take advantage of this fabulous deal this week because all of these restaurants are offering the Prix Fixe meals for one set price, so you get to try several items for a decent price!
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100 Restaurants offering OC Restaurant Week with Full menus below!!!
230 Forest Ave
American Tavern Eatery and Drink
Anaheim White House
Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine and Cocktails
Canaletto Ristorante Veneto
Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
Chapter one: the modern local
Crossroads at House of Blues
Crow Burger Kitchen
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants
Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse
House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer
Improv – Irvine
JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Memphis at the Santora
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar – Costa Mesa
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar – RSM
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Newport Rib Company
Orange Hill Restaurant
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Pirates Dinner Adventure
Quinn’s Old Town Grill
Ralph Brennans Jazz Kitchen
Ruth’s Chris – Anaheim
Ruth’s Chris – Irvine
Savannah Chop House
Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Sealegs Wine Bar
Spark Wood Fire Grill
SWSH Shabu Shabu
TAPS Fish House and Brewery
The Crow Bar and Kitchen
The Derby Deli & Dueling Piano Bar
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
The Ritz Restaurant & Garden
The Rooftop at K’ya
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Tommy Bahama’s Bar & Grill Laguna Beach
Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille Newport Beach
True Food Kitchen
Wolfgang Puck Bistro