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Orange County Restaurant Week 2014
Orange County Restaurant Week

Orange County Restaurant Week 2014

Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks for Orange County Restaurant Week 2014

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Orange County Restaurant Week 2014

Orange County Restaurant Week 2014 starts this Sunday! From February 23rd to March 1st you will have the opportunity to experience generous prix fixe menus at a set price of $20, $30, and $40 (lunch meals are even cheaper) . With a list of over 100 participating restaurants, I find it hard to decide which restaurants I want to try.

Suggestions for picking a Restaurant

When picking a restaurant, ask yourself  these questions:

  1. Is this restaurant that I am dying to try?
  2. Is the cost of dining at this restaurant normally too high for your budget or your personal sensibilities?
  3. Will you get to try the restaurant’s best dishes or what is easy for them?
  4. Is the restaurant offering a variety of choices?
  5. Are they just offering short ribs, chicken, salmon? (yawn!) I made one exception to this rule.

Not all OCRW menus are created equal, as some restaurants are clearly putting their best foot forward.   

Tom’s Foodie Blog Picks 

Organized by Price Point of Prix Fixe Menus for Orange County Restaurant Week 2014. I have selected this restaurants based on their menu offering, restaurant reputation, and if they performed well in one of my reviews. 

$20 Meals (Dinner)

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - C4 Deli

C4 Deli

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

Orange County Restaurant Week - Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - SlapFish

Gyu Kaku

 Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - SlapFish

SlapFish

Restaurant Website  

OCRW Menu

 Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

Orange County Restaurant Week - Solita

Solita

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

$30 Meals (Dinner)

 Orange County Restaurant Week - Anepalcos Cafe.

Anepalcos

Restaurant Website

OCRW Menu 

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - Catal

Catal

Restaurant Website

OCRW Menu 

 Orange County Restaurant Week - Chapter One The Modern Local

Chapter 1 The Modern Local

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - Jimmy's Famous American

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - Ways and Means

Ways and Means

Restaurant Website

OCRW Menu 

 

$40 Meals (Dinner)

Orange County Restaurant Week -  The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

Restaurant Website

OCRW Menu

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review (review from last year’s restaurant week)

 

Orange County Restaurant Week - AnQi

AnQi by Crustacean

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review (review of last year’s lunch OCRW menu)

Orange County Restaurant Week - Charlie Palmer's

Charlie Palmer’s

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

Orange County Restaurant Week - Five Crown

Five Crowns

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

Orange County Restaurant Week - Lark Creek

Lark Creek

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

Tom’s Foodie Blog Review

Orange County Restaurant Week - Little Sparrow

Little Sparrow

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

 

Multiple Price Points

Orange County Restaurant Week - Hopscoth

 

HopScotch

Restaurant Website 

OCRW Menu 

 

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Review of Lark Creek Newport Beach

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BLK Burgrz – The $18 Burger comes to Ladera Ranch

Review of Rubio’s Ancho Shrimp Burrito

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Review of Shades Restaurant Huntington Beach

Food and Wine Festivals Guide

Vine Restaurant in San Clemente

Garbanzo Mediterranean 

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.

17 comments

  1. Wow, so many wonderful restaurants to choose from, probably a good thing I don’t live near by, I’d eat out every meal!

  2. Wow you have provided a huge list of restaurants participating in restaurant week. $20 dinners sound amazing, especially if they are at a wonderful place! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. Wow, this list provides too many choices, Tom. What are your top THREE picks? Do they still have reservations available at all the restaurants?

  4. I always seem to read your blog posts around meal time. I am starving and wishing I lived near one of these terrific restaurants right now.

  5. Still looking for a great place to go in San Diego to celebrate my daughter’s birthday.

  6. I SO wish I was nearer to Orange county!

  7. Woow those restaurants are sure worth it. Thanks for the tips

  8. These are some great choices!:) I look forward to the launch party tomorrow and checking out some new restaurants this week;)

  9. I bet the launch party is going to be out of this world! I like the questions you provide for making a choice of where to go and eat!

  10. Thank you for sharing.
    I agree, life is too short to treat yourself cheap.

  11. Great resource for those living in Orange County. A lot of places we’d visit if we lived there.

  12. What a great detailed list of restaurants participating in this great event!

  13. I really enjoy restaurant week because I get to savor restaurants that I normally wouldn’t get to try.

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