Costa Mesa Restaurants

 


500 Anton Bar & Grill
714.957.1100
Located in Costa Mesa Marriott Suites. Enjoy a delicious meal in this casual, garden-style setting featuring a wide variety of American cuisine as well as local favorites!
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner - pool-side seating available.
(V MC AE DC)
Anton Boulevard

Acapulco Restaurant
Adams Avenue location 714.241.0123
Bristol Street location 714.754.6528

Acapulco offers a festive atmosphere in which to enjoy deliciously prepared Mexican dishes like sizzling fajitas, authentic Mexican combinations, seafood
specialties and delicious margaritas.
Open Daily
(V MC AE DC D)

Antonello Ristorante
714.751.7153
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)
South Coast Plaza Village

Arriba Baja Grill
714.540.4001

Award-winning Mexican food made with the freshest ingredients daily. Selected as "ONE" of the Top 10 tacos in Southern California.
Open daily
(V MC)
Metro Pointe at South Coast

Armani Café
714.754.0300
Armani Café 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.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza

Atrium Restaurant
714.540.7000
Enjoy the bistro-style café inside the beautiful skylit lobby of the Hilton Costa Mesa. Offering a number of tempting specialty dishes along with the more traditional California cuisine. For the convenience of our diners, we offer a complimentary shuttle to The Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory. Open at 6:00 a.m. for breakfast and lunch. Open at 5:00 p.m. for dinner.
Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(V MC AE D)
Bristol Street

Avila's El Ranchito
949.642.1142
Avila's is legendary for serving authentic Mexican food and has earned a reputation for treating you "like part of the family." Along with El Ranchito's signature items, you'll enjoy a variety of new, light cuisine selections.
Open daily
(V MC AE)
Placentia and Victoria
- Very good local eatery, authentic food!

Back Bay Rowing & Running Club
714.641.0118
Hearty classics and an award-winning salad bar served in a boathouse setting.

Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE D)
South Coast Plaza
- Long time favorite for quick lunch in the mall!

Bangkok Four
714.540.7661
Highly acclaimed, authentic Thai restaurant. The tranquil dining room is an ideal location for a quiet business meeting or a romantic rendezvous. Top Rated Restaurant Southern California Zagat Survey
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza

Birraporetti’s
714.850.9090
Wrap a zesty Italian restaurant around a spirited Irish bar,
add patio seating which allows smoking along with live entertainment and you have a sure fire recipe for fun! Big band dancing is a Monday night favorite.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner, Friday-Saturday: Late Nite
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza
- Great place to eat after a long day of shopping!

BlueWater Grill
714.546.FISH(3474)
Bluewater Grill is reminiscent of a classic New England fish house. The fish is so fresh, the menu is printed daily and features over twenty varieties of mesquite-broiled, fresh fish.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner, Friday-Saturday, Late Nite
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza Village

Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Café
714.557.1849
Featuring the World-Famous Boudin San Francisco sourdough French bread along with slow roast coffee and espresso, gourmet sandwiches and salads, sourdough pizzas and fresh baked pastries.
Open daily
(V MC AE)
Metro Pointe at South Coast

Café Pascal
714.751.4911
A Parisian street café with renowned chef Pascal Olhats, serving light meals, quiches, crepes, soups, sandwiches and pastries, along with coffees, beer, wine and champagne. The perfect spot for a rendezvous.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
South Coast Plaza

Caffé Pasquini
714.957.1221
Step into this casual café and try a tempting daily special, deli-style sandwich or homemade pasta. Agreeable prices make dessert a must!
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC)
South Coast Plaza

California Pizza Kitchen ASAP
714.557.1279
CPK ASAP offers a wide variety of hearth-baked pizzas, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts including the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Sedona White Corn Tortilla Soup. CPK ASAP is a quick "grab & go" concept that is great for people on the run.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza

Champagne French Bakery Cafe
800-782-8888
Les Specialites include authentic quiche Lorraine or croque monsier, (a sensational sandwich of Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and béchamel sauce) and many other delicious menu items. Specialty coffees, breads, cookies, decadent pastries and more.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V AE MC)
South Coast Plaza

The Clubhouse...Where you belong®
714.957.club(2582)
Enjoy a taste of the good life at The Clubhouse, a restaurant and retail concept blending a private club atmosphere and service with a classic American dining experience.
Open daily
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza
- Very nice dining, another family favorite!

Corner Bakery Café
714.885.9125
More than forty varieties of fresh-baked bread are produced daily. Breakfast includes pastries, fruit, oatmeal, fresh juices and specialty coffees. For lunch: great sandwiches and hearth-baked pizzas.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza

Corner Office
714.979.9922
Interactive Sports bar and grill serving American-style cuisine, pasta and much more. Three pool tables, internet access at select booths. Luxury suite available for groups.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner/Late Night
(V MC AE DC D)
Anton Boulevard

Darya Fine Persian Cuisine
714.557.6600
Your senses will feast upon Persian-inspired décor and mouthwatering cuisine at this exotic restaurant. Sample delicious appetizers, aromatic rice dishes and savory shish kebab.
Top Rated Restaurant Southern California Zagat Survey
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza Village

Diedrich Espresso Café
714.751.2233
The legendary Orange County coffee purveyors serve up expertly prepared coffee beverages alongside a terrific line-up of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
South Coast Plaza

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub & Restaurant
714.957.1951
Experience a true bit of Ireland when you visit this cozy location. Serving traditional pub fare including fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage and Irish stew. The bar features a full selection of Irish beers.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner/Late-night fun
(V MC AE)
On Redhill, north of Bristol Street
- Off the beaten path, great prices!

El Torito Grill
714.662.2672
Southwestern cooking blends with Mexican favorites at this festive grill bursting with dramatic decor and hospitality.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner, Sunday: Brunch
(V MC AE DC D)
Anton Boulevard

Finbars Italian Kitchen Restaurant
714.641.3000
A casual and cozy neighborhood restaurant featuring New York style pizzas, salads, pasta, chicken and seafood. Each selection is based on three generations of family recipes with generous portions at reasonable prices.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
Metro Pointe at South Coast- Great for an after the movie dinner!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop & Soda Fountain
714.444.1570
A luscious array of chocolate confections and fountain treats make this a must-stop shop for chocolate connoisseurs.
Open Daily
(V MC AE)
South Coast Plaza- Our daughter's favorite chocolate shop!

Golden Truffle
949.645.9970
Chef owned and operated restaurant and caterer for more than twenty years. More than just food, it's a culinary experience. French-Caribbean focused with a live seafood tank. In addition to the regular menu, enjoy 15-20 specials daily. For a real adventure, order the prix
fixed menus for lunch or dinner. Also featuring a fabulous and eclectic wine list which changes monthly.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Newport Boulevard

Gustaf Anders
714.668.1737
A California culinary landmark. Swedish continental cuisine served in peaceful, elegant surroundings. Excellent wine list.

Top Rated Restaurant Southern California Zagat Survey
Recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Top 50 U.S. Restaurants Condé Nast Traveller
Lunch/Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday,
Dinner: Sunday, Closed Mondays
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza Village
- Very fine dining!

Gustaf Ander’s Back Pocket
714.668.1737
This casual eatery presents foods from wood-burning ovens such as roasted chicken, roasted pork, or succulent fish, plus a selection of appetizers, soups and more.
Lunch/Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner: Sunday, Closed Mondays
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza Village

The Gypsy Den Café
714.549.7012
Known for its surroundings of antique mixed-and-matched furniture and old tapestries draped floor to ceiling, this one-of-a-kind café offers everything from organic coffee to a healthy menu with almost all recipes made from scratch, even the bread and pastries.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Afternoon Coffee/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Bristol Street

Habana
714.556.0176
Orange County's Nuevo Latino restaurant is reminiscent of Cuba in the 1950's, while offering award-winning food, famous lemon drop martinis and an intimate, outdoor heated patio.
Daily: Lunch/Happy hour/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
Bristol Street- Great Cuban food! One of Laurie's favorite's.

Hanford's
714.557.3000
Fountain Terrace, located in the Holiday Inn Costa Mesa, offers a warm cozy atmosphere. Whether you are in the mood for chicken, beef or fresh seafood, you'll discover these and other specialties artfully prepared.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Bristol Street

Inka Grill
714.444.4652
Founder and executive chef Ana Montoya-Ives features a menu of her Peruvian family recipes. Inka Grill is dedicated to using only the finest vegetables and choice meats.
Open Daily
(V MC AE)
Bristol Street

Jerry’s Famous Deli
714.662.3354
There’s plenty of Broadway atmosphere at this landmark, New York-style deli famous for its towering sandwiches, colossal menu (more than 700 items!) and generous portions.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Late Nite
(V MC AE DC)
Park Center Drive & Anton Boulevard

Lugano Cucina del Mercato
714.668.0880
The sophisticated ambiance will remind you of a Milanese café. Delicious meals lure savvy diners to this posh spot where palate-pleasing fare is created using only the freshest ingredients.
Monday-Friday: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Saturday-Sunday: Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
Anton Boulevard

Le Chateau Restaurant
714.549.0300
Unwind amidst fragrant flowers, lush plants and the sound of cascading water from the imported tile fountain. Le Chateau, in the Country Inn & Suites by Ayres, offers a warm and intimate setting with a wide variety of continental cuisine as well as the finest service.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Bristol Street

Maggiano’s Little Italy
714.546.9550
Bountiful portions of classic Southern Italian cuisine take you straight to the heart of New York’s "Little Italy." House favorites include rigatoni di Gregorio and giant shrimp Oreganata.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza
- Family favorite, be sure to make reservations!

Marrakesh
949.645.8384
Marrakesh is proud to provide you with the world’s greatest taste experience in authentic Moroccan cuisine.
Open Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Newport Boulevard
- Great food, something out of the ordinary!

Memphis Café
714.432.SOUL(7685)
Suburban bar turned hip roadhouse, this "come as your 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.
Lunch/Dinner Monday-Friday,
Dinner: Sat.-Sun.
(V MC AE DC)
Bristol Street
- Another local fun place!

Morton’s of Chicago
714.444.4834
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.
Top Rated Restaurant Southern California Zagat Survey
Daily: Dinner/Late Night
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza Village
- Very nice place to take your wife!

Nello Cucina
714.540.3365
Feast on pastas, seafood, meats and Italian regional specialties; or, refresh yourself with cappuccino and a lush dessert while you watch the world go by at this lively trattoria.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza

Newport Rib Company
949.631.2110
A local favorite for fifteen years. Besides offering the best Baby-Back Ribs in Orange County, aged, black Angus beef, six different chicken selections, fresh swordfish along with salads and sandwiches, this family-owned and operated landmark also offers a full bar, banquet facilities and catering.
Open daily from 11:30 a.m.
(V MC AE DC)
Harbor Boulevard
- Long time local favorite dining spot!

Pinot Provence
714.444.5900
Joachim Splichal’s restaurant features Mediterranean fare inspired by the country side of southern France in a splendid setting, rich with antiques and rustic elegance.
Recognized by the James Beard Foundation.
Monday-Friday: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Saturday & Sunday: Brunch/Lunch/Dinner

(V MC AE DC D JCB)
The Westin South Coast Plaza
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Very nice place to take your wife!

Plums Café and Catering
949.722.7586
An upscale bistro specializing in Regional Northwest Cuisine. Our unique menu features award-winning recipes.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Catering
(V MC AE)
17th Street
- Great place for lunch on the patio.

Rainforest Café
714.424.9200
A Wild Place to Shop and Eat!® Signature sandwiches, pizza, pasta, entrees and desserts are served in a simulated tropical rainforest with talking trees, rain showers, live parrots, saltwater fish and animated animals.
Top Rated Restaurant
Southern California Zagat Survey
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza
- Fun place to take the kids!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
714.825.0345
The menu features authentic Italian cuisine including pasta, veal, steaks, seafood and pizza. Italian music, including an occasional strolling opera singer, adds to the
unique dining experience.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
South Coast Metro Center

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
714.436.1010
Contemporary Indian cuisine featuring new interpretations plus classics such as Tandoori and vegetarian dishes. Elegant setting.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
South Coast Plaza Village

Ruby’s Diner
714.662.7829
Step into this ‘40s-style diner for service-with-a-smile, burgers to beat the band and old-time fountain creations. There’s enough fun to delight the young and the young-at-heart.
Top Rated Restaurant—Southern California Zagat Survey
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
South Coast Plaza
- Great burgers at the mall!

Sam Woo BBQ & Seafood Bistro
714.668.0800
Bringing the authenticity of Hong Kong cuisine to Southern California for all to experience, watch as our Chinese chefs prepare over 100 delicious menu items.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Metro Pointe at South Coast

Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
714.979.2400
A popular, award-winning restaurant known for its quality dining experience that is as famous for its classically prepared fresh seafood as for its aged prime beef. Save room for a sumptuous dessert.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner/Late night after theatre
(V MC AE DC D)
Offices of South Coast Plaza
- Another place to take your wife or your date!

Skosh Monahan’s
949.548.0099
A casual dining experience combining American and Irish cuisine of steaks, lamb stew, and vegetarian entrees accompanied by a wide selection of lagers and spirits.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
Newport Boulevard
- Say hi to the former mayor! Great local pub and family restaurant! Say Hi to Gary for me!

Soprano’s
949.645.8515
Beautiful decor makes the atmosphere cozy yet colorful. Their Italian cuisine is a culinary delight.
Open Daily
(V MC AE)
Newport Boulevard

Stefano il Ristorante
714.850.9399
Offers contemporary and traditional Italian cuisine. Specialties include extraordinary seafood and pastas. An award-winning wine list, too.
Lunch/Dinner: Monday-Friday,
Dinner: Sat-Sun
(V MC AE DC)
Anton Boulevard

Terra Nova
714.751.5100
Located at the Wyndham Hotel, Terra Nova offers inside and patio dining overlooking the lake. Serving American fare daily with an outstanding Pasta Bar available Monday-Friday.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
Avenue of the Arts

T.G.I. Friday’s
714.540.2227
Satisfy your appetite for food, drink and fun at this high-energy hot spot. The draw here is a menu with more than 100 choices and a variety of libations.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC D)
Anton Boulevard
- What can we say!  Loud and fun!

Troquet
714.708.6865
With a decor reminiscent of the cozy, chic bistros of France, Troquet offers superb, modern French-bistro cooking by Chef Tim Goodell. Excellent wine list. Magnifiqúe desserts!
Top Rated Restaurant Southern California Zagat Survey
Lunch/Dinner: Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza

Vie de France
714.557.1734
Here’s a quaint café that’s high on elan and low in price. Enjoy fluffy omelets, salad Nicoise, onion soup and other French fare, or enjoy an array of fresh croissants and other bakery treats.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza
- Great bread!

Village Farmer
714.557.8433
A generous helping of friendly service comes with every healthy, home-cooked meal served at this comfy eatery. Crowd-pleasing choices include hearty, hot sandwiches, grilled burgers, garden fresh salads and more!
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE)
South Coast Plaza Village
- Nice place for Sat/Sun breakfast outside!

Wolfgang Puck Café
714.546.9653
"Live, Love, Eat"®—that’s the irresistible philosophy of renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff. Stop by this exuberant, casual café and try their favorite dishes—including legendary pizzas and personalized pasta dishes.
Daily: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza

The Yard House
949.642.0090
Award-winning Chef Carlito Jocson presents a savory menu of American Fusion cuisine coupled with Asian influences - his culinary trademark. Daily selections include appetizers, salads, designer pizzas, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and pastas. In addition to the extensive menu, there is an endless selection of draft beers. Valet parking is available.
Dinner: Daily at 5:00 p.m.
(V MC AE)
Triangle Square

Z’tejas Southwestern Grill
714.979.7469
Innovative, exciting
, unique. Z’Tejas’ Southwestern cuisine is a marriage of flavorful traditional ingredients coupled with contemporary twists. Enjoy Crispy Catfish Beignets, Voo Doo Tuna and more. It’s the place to try something new! .
Dinner: Lunch/Dinner
(V MC AE DC)
South Coast Plaza

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