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Irvine Restaurant Week 2014 – Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks

Irvine Restaurant Week 2014 – Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks

Irvine Restaurant Week Picks – January 10-16th

January 10th marks the start of Irvine Restaurant Week. During Restaurant Week each of the participating restaurants will feature a Prix Fixe menu that typically includes a drink, appetizer, main course and dessert for the price of a full entree and drink.  

Irvine Restaurant Week

Each restaurant’s menu is different and some are better than others. Below are my recommendations  based on price, menu and reputation of the restaurant. 

For a full list of restaurants visit Destination Irvine’s website.


Slater’s 50/50

Slater’s 50/50 has the best value for the money.  For $15, you get our choice of appetizer, entree, dessert and a drink. This deal is about the same price as ordering a burger and a drink. Lake Forest(Irvine) location only.  See the Slater’s Restaurant Week menu below. See my review of Slater’s 50/50

Tonight, I am going to do the Slater’s 50/50, keep an eye out for my facebook page twitter and instagram for live streaming pictures..perhaps a foodporn video

Irvine Restaurant Week Slaters 5050 Menu

Slaters 50/50 Menu


UPDATE: These are my pictures from Slater’s 50/50 Restaurant week items that we ordered 

 Slater's 50/50 Irvine Restaurant Week Menu choices

These are the items I selected from Slater’s 50/50 Restaurant Week Menu. (Upper Left) Bacon Bloody Mary (Upper Right) Coffee Rub Burger (Middle Left) Philly Cheese Fries Poutine (Middle Right) Cocorama dessert (Lower Left)Bison Bacon Meat Loaf with Bone Marrow Butter (Lower Right) Mushroom Bacon Mac and Cheese.


Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine has a pretty impressive menu, I like the looks of the John Dory and Pumpkin Ravioli

Andrei's Conscious Cuisine Irvine Restaurant Week Menu

Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine


The Winery Restaurant 

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants for both food and service. For $40, the Winery’s Menu is a really good deal. See my review of The Winery Restaurant

Irvine Restaurant Week The Winery Dinner Menu

The Winery Dinner Menu



Il Fornaio

This is a great Italian restaurants, very classy and authentic. I like their Restaurant Week choices. 

Irvine Restaurant Week Il Fornaio Dinner Menu

Irvine Restaurant Week Il Fornaio Dinner Menu


Cucina Enoteca

Cucina Enoteca is offering a particularly good menu for Restaurant Week. I really like their grilled octopus and braised lamb ragu.

Irvine Restaurant Week Cucina Enoteca

 Restaurant Week Cucina Enoteca

McCormick and Shmick’s

McCormick and Shmick’s is an all around great seafood restaurant and their Irvine Restaurant Week menu includes lobster. 

Irvine Restaurant Week McCormick And Smick's

Irvine Restaurant Week McCormick And Shmick’s


Good eatings! Let me know about your experience either in the comments section below, my facebook page or my twitter


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. Great choices!! It is hard to decide where to go…so many good ones in my hometown of the fabulous Irvine!!

  2. I really want to check out the Winery Restaurant… when I saw it being built in Newport Beach I was instantly hooked..

    and now hearing your thoughts I’m more encouraged.. How many will you be hitting this week? =)

    • Hi Jamie, I can’t wait for The Winery Restaurant’s new locaiton in Newport Beach. Great location. Since it is January, I am only giving myself only one meal out a weekday, so limiting it to two restaurants. Considering Newport RW is next week, I have to behave

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