Costa Mesa Restaurant Week August 16th-23rd
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 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
Highlights: (Dinner – $40.13) Expect very well prepared meat and fish. This is a great deal considering the normal prices of their food.
633 Anton Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 546-7405
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.
Tom’s Foodie Blog Review of Charlie Palmer’s
3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 352-2525
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.”
2937 Bristol, #A102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626Phone: (714) 545-1411
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.
3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 432-1140
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.
1695 Irvine Ave.Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 646-7944
The 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.
1767 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 645-9858
Highlights: (Dinner Only -$30) – One of the hippest restaurants in Orange County right now. No choices, but their rib-eye is legendary.
725 Baker Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 557-6700
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.
234 E. 17th St. & 3313 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 200-3950
Highlights: (Anytime: $5) Includes cup of coffee and ta Chef’s Special Doughnut. My favorite doughnuts in Orange County.
270 E. 17th St. #18 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 887-2910
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.
3333 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (714) 557-5679
H20 Sushi & Izakaya
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.
1870 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 515-7400
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