Orange County Gets Ready for Its Ninth Annual Restaurant Week

Written By: Chelsea Raineri OC Restaurant Week

Foodies rejoice! It’s that time again—Orange County Restaurant Week will run from March 5-11. The nine year anniversary of this celebration will host prix-fixe menus at 100 of the most delicious restaurants that Orange County has to offer. Who doesn’t love amazing food at prices that will make you happier than happy hour? All lunch menus will be priced from $10-$20, and dinners will range from $20-$50. So grab your friends, family, or a date, and head over to your favorite restaurant to get the special treatment you deserve.

 

Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Lunch $20, Dinner $30

Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana will be serving up a three-course meal for lunch and dinner! If your foodie sense brings you Angelina’s way, be sure to order the Pizza Margherita for lunch or the Penne al Sugo con Polpette for dinner. You won’t want to skip out on the dessert either! With options like tiramisu, your tastebuds will be thanking you. Pro tip: be sure to note the differences in menu items for each location! For example, the Irvine location is offering the Insalata di polipo in addition to the other entrees served at Dana Point.

32860 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.429.1102

8573 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.536.5200
www.angelinaspizzeria.com

 

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar – Lunch $20, Dinner $40

Silver Trumpet will be offering its Restaurant Week diners an entree and dessert for lunch, and a three-course meal for dinner. Stop by for lunch to try their Grass Fed Flat Iron Steak or the Red Currant Yogurt Cake with vanilla ice cream and fig compote. If you come by later in the evening, be sure to try the Pan-Roasted Scallops with creamy polenta, wild mushrooms, herb brioche crumbs, sauce Vierge.

3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.442.8593
www.silvertrumpetrestaurant.com

 

Five Crowns – Dinner $50

Looking for a unique place to dine? Check out Five Crowns for an English-style experience. Serving up all sorts of delicious menu items, Five Crowns makes for a great dinner option! With three different types of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from, these items will satisfy anyone’s cravings. One taste of their Grilled Ribeye Medallion, and you will not be disappointed in your choice of restaurant.

3801 E. Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949.760.0331
www.lawrysonline.com/five-crowns

La Vida Cantina – Dinner $30

When’s the last time you had a churro? If it’s not two seconds ago, you probably are craving another one. La Vida Cantina can fix you up! With entrees like the La Vida Burrito with grilled Angus steak, sautéed onions, tomatoes, refried beans, cheese and salsa fresca all wrapped up in a flour tortilla and topped with red and green enchilada sauce, cotija cheese, avocado, salsa fresca and drizzle with Mexican cream, that goes wonderfully with a $5 house margarita and a churro to end your night.

1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.612.2349
www.lavidacantina.com

 

Splashes Restaurant – Lunch $20, Dinner $50

If the sea is calling your name, head over to Splashes Restaurant in the Surf and Sand Resort to answer it. With several seafood options like the Crisp Octopus or the Sauteed King Salmon, Splashes offers fresh and delicious seafood for fish lovers. More of a meat eater? Not a problem! Splashes offers meat and seafood options for both meals, like the Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop.

1555 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.376.2779
www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes

 

Lighthouse Bayview Café – Lunch $15, Dinner $30

Dinner and a view? Yes, please! Lighthouse Bayview Café overlooks the bay in Newport Beach, and has several mouth-watering options for both lunch and dinner. This Orange County Restaurant Week, Lighthouse Bayview Café’s menu includes items like the Blue Crab Fritters with crab louis mayo, jalapeño, avocado, and cilantro. Or take a trip to New Orleans and try their Cinnamon Sugar Beignets for dessert.

1600 W Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.933.1001
www.lighthousenb.com

 

Back Bay Bistro – Lunch $20, Dinner $40

Looking to get your drink on?  Back Bay Bistro offers a glass of house wine or draft beer included in their Orange County Restaurant Week menus! For lunch, select any entrée, sandwich, or entrée salad from their lunch menu, and for dinner, you can do the same with their dinner menu. Pair your meal with a cup of Seafood Chowder of the day, or a bistro or caesar salad for either meal.

1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA. 92660
949.729.1144
www.newportdunes.com/bistro

 

North Italia – Lunch $20, Dinner $40

Prosciutto Bruschetta, Chicken Pesto, Red Wine Glazed Short Rib…hungry yet? North Italia’s menu offers its diners a lunch and dinner menu that reads like a love letter to your stomach.  The Arancini, for instance, has crispy mushroom risotto stuffed with scamorza cheese and served with red sauce. For dessert, try a gelato or sorbet that’s locally made!

2957 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
949.629.7060
www.northitaliarestaurant.com

 

Puesto – Lunch $15, Dinner $30

Tacos as far as the eye can see—that’s the dream right? Well, Puesto has answered our prayers. With tacos that have ingredients like Maine lobster, filet mignon, and zucchini and cactus for the veggie lovers, Puesto has something for everyone! Come for lunch to try the Pequeno Frozen Horchata for dessert.

8577 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
949.608.9990
www.eatpuesto.com

 

Red O Taste of Mexico – Lunch $20, Dinner $40

Enjoy your Mexican food in a vacation inspired restaurant!  Red O’s beautiful interior is the perfect setting to enjoy wonderful Mexican food at reasonable prices. The appetizers have everything from Duck Taquitos to Fresh Corn and Goat Cheese Tamales. If that’s not enough, order the 6 oz Filet Mignon for dinner. Don’t forget the Chocolate Tart for dessert!

143 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.718.0300
www.redorestaurant.com

 

SOCIAL Costa Mesa – Dinner $40

Have your cake and eat it too! SOCIAL Costa Mesa has both a fun, lively ambiance, and a jaw-dropping menu. Choose from the Burrata Ravioli, Wagyu Tri Tip, or Chicken & Waffles for your main course, and top off your meal with the Thunderking Coffee Chocolate Cake with cremeux and hazelnuts.

512 W. 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.642.2425
www.socialcostamesa.com    

 

Starfish – Lunch $20, Dinner $40

Come to Starfish for an extensive menu for both lunch and dinner! Choose from the Singapore Bamboo Roll, Chicken Pad Thai, and Mini Mango Pudding for lunch to help you get through the work day.  Or for dinner, try the Wok Fired Mussels, Braised BBQ Pork Buns, or Thai Spicy Beef with Basil. No matter what time you dine, you’ll be leaving with a smile on your face and a full stomach.

30832 S. Pacific Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
949.715.9200
www.starfishlaguna.com
OC Restaurant Week Promises Great Food at Even Better Prices