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Costa Mesa Restaurant Week 2013 – August 16th-23rd

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week 2013 – August 16th-23rd

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week August 16th-23rd

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week

Orange County is quickly emerging as a culinary destination after years of living in Los Angeles shadow. Some of Orange County’s most influential restaurants have thrived in Costa Mesa and the city is attracting hip upstarts that have added to the city’s street cred as a foodie friendly destination. This your chance to try out some of the great restaurants in Costa Mesa. 

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Food

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week starts this Friday, August 16-23rd. Some of Costa Mesa’s best restaurants will be participating by offering special prix fix menus at up to 40% off regular prices. Although not all your favorite Costa Mesa restaurants will be participating, the list is pretty impressive. Below are my recommendations for Costa Mesa Restaurant Week. My picks are based on the quality of the restaurant, talent of the restaurant’s Chef and/or variety offered on the menu. http://www.travelcostamesa.com/costa-mesa-restaurant-week/


  • Some of the restaurants are participating in Costa Mesa Restaurant Week are for lunch only, be sure to check before getting your heart set on dinner.
  • Reservations are highly recommended for some of the most popular restaurants.
  • Ask for the restaurant week menu when you check in at the restaurant
  • Prices EXCLUDE Tax and Tip


Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Recommendations

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Mastro's Steakhouse





Highlights: (Dinner – $40.13)  Expect very well prepared meat and fish. This is a great deal considering the normal prices of their food. 

Prix Fix Menu

Make a Reservation

633 Anton Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92626  Phone: (714) 546-7405


Charlie Palmer’s

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Charlie Palmer's





Highlights:  ($20.13  – Lunch only).  I liked the first course options and choices for entrees. For entrees, Their house made cavatelli pasta looked really interesting. This restaurant has a very talented Chef. 

Prix Fix Menu

Make a Reservation

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review of Charlie Palmer’s

3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 352-2525

The Old Vine

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week The Old Vine





Highlights: ($22 – Lunch only) -Lots of choices, even for the picky eaters. Heavy emphasis on Paninos for main courses. I really want to try the “Torta de Lingua.” 

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

2937 Bristol, #A102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626Phone: (714) 545-1411


Capital Grille

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Capital Grille





Highlights: (Lunch- $20; Dinner – $40) – Good selection of choices for both lunch and dinner. I hear that the chicken confit and Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry aged sirloin are both good. 

Prix Fix Menu

Make a Reservation

3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 432-1140


La Cave

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week La Cave





Highlights: (25.13 -Dinner Only)- Choices change by day of week. I recommend the rib-eye or New York Strip. Ordering the twice baked potato is a must.

Prix Fix Menu

Make a Reservation

1695 Irvine Ave.Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 646-7944


The Golden Truffle

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week Golden Truffle





Highlights: ($20-Lunch; Dinner-$30) Chef Alan is a culinary genius and rebel. This menu does not provide choices, although I know you will like the food.

Prix Fix Menu

Make a Reservation

1767 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 645-9858



Costa Mesa Restaurant Week mesa





Highlights: (Dinner Only -$30) – One of the hippest restaurants in Orange County right now. No choices, but their rib-eye is legendary.

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

725 Baker Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 557-6700


Green Leaf

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week greenleaf





Highlights: (Lunch or Dinner – $20.13) Healthy food made from fresh ingredients. I tried this restaurant for the first time last week and didn’t go home feeling guilty.

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

234 E. 17th St. & 3313 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 200-3950


Sidecar Doughnuts

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week sidecar donuts





Highlights: (Anytime: $5) Includes cup of coffee and ta Chef’s Special Doughnut. My favorite doughnuts in Orange County.

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Review of Sidecar

270 E. 17th St. #18 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 887-2910



Costa Mesa Restaurant Week anqi





Highlights: (Lunch – $20; Dinner -$40) Great menu choices, prepared by a highly skilled Chef. I highly recommend the Quail for dinner and the Bahn Mi for lunch.

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

Tom’s Foodie Blog’s Review of ANQI

3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 557-5679 ‎


H20 Sushi & Izakaya

Costa Mesa Restaurant Week H2O Sushi





Highlights:  (Lunch- $20 ; Dinner – $40) Very nice selection and options. I recommend the Aqua Omakase for dinner. I’m looking forward to the coconut sorbet for dessert.

Prix Fix Menu

Restaurant’s Website

1870 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 515-7400


Learn more about Costa Mesa Restaurant Week from Dani’s Decadent Deals:


About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.


  1. What a great deals, I wish you’d move down here.

  2. Great information! We have a restaurant week over here, but it doesn’t sound like what you have.

  3. Thank you for sharing all these great deals!..

  4. Wow these are some great deals. What a great way to try some different restaurants.

  5. We have restaurant weeks in AZ and live them

  6. Great info! Thanks for sharing! I visit my family often in the OC!

  7. I miss OC area very much and glad I can keep in touch through you blog posts!

  8. We have restaurant week this week and a great time to try all the amazing places we won’t normally. Enjoy reading your blog and your pictures are always great too.

  9. Again, you have pleased my cyber appetite!

  10. I should not be reading this right before dinner! Although I do have a fantasticly spiced pork roast in the crockpot waiting to be pulled apart!

  11. You just have the life. I love hearing about all these great restaurants and deals.

  12. You’re the great deals seeker!

  13. Once again…. great deals and awesome food…. Oh how I wish I was on the West Coast….

  14. I will have to pass this information to my friends in Orange County… too bad I live all the way in VA!

  15. Great deals at some very interesting-sounding restaurants. Who doesn’t love a good meal?!

  16. Sounds like it would be worth the trip from San Diego (-:

  17. always the best looking food on this blog!

  18. Looks like a lot of locally owned restaurants. I’m sure the exposure will be good for them and diners will get some tasty food.

  19. Daniele Holmberg

    I am so ready for Costa Mesa restaurant week:) I love this event. My post is up as well:) Let’s cross link:)

  20. Man, I’d love to try some of those :) Thanks for this cool info! I was interested in that Capital Grille one… I wonder if it’s from the same ‘chain’ as the one we have in Orlando, FL??? The food certainly isn’t anywhere near $40pp…. it’s more like $100pp… so that’s interesting to me the price difference in different states… if it is affiliated???

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