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Don’t Forget to Tip When You DINE-IN at These OC Restaurants

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger Restaurants Reopening Orange County

The day is finally here! Orange County has lifted the limitations on local restaurants, allowing the commencement of full reopenings. While some businesses will still provide takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up options, restaurants who have met the county’s new public health requirements are welcoming diners back as we speak. Here’s a list of our favorite OC restaurants that are flipping their signs to say “open for business!”

 

Tavern House Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Location: Newport Beach
Cuisine: American
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Harbor views, Champagne Sunday Brunch and a new summer menu

 

Cafe Sevilla

Location: Costa Mesa
Cuisine: Spanish
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Authentic tapas bar with award-winning Spanish bites and sangria

 

Skyloft Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Location: Laguna Beach
Cuisine: Upscale tavern fare
Reopening Date: Open now for rooftop dining!
Why We Love it: Rooftop ocean views and specialty cocktails in the heart of Laguna Beach

 

Mozambique

Location: Laguna Beach
Cuisine: South African
Reopening Date: Open now! 
Why We Love it: Wood fired steaks and seafood in an authentic colonial setting

 

SOCIAL Kitchen + Craft Bar Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Locations: Huntington Beach & Costa Mesa
Cuisine: California Coastal
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: An insta-worthy interior with fresh, crafty cocktails

Quiet Woman Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Location: Corona del Mar
Cuisine: Sophisticated American comfort food
Reopening Date: June 4
Why We Love it: A place where the staff knows your name, what you like to drink and where you like to sit

 

The Hobbit

Location: Orange
Cuisine: Fine dining
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: A seven-course prix-fixe unique dining experience with an award-winning wine cellar!

 

Casa Barilla

Location: Costa Mesa
Cuisine: Italian
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Authentic, wholesome Italian food

 

Malarky’s Irish Pub

Location: Newport Beach
Cuisine: pub fare
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: A Newport Beach staple with an reminiscent, upbeat atmosphere

 

Guacamigos

Location: Newport Beach
Cuisine: Mexican
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Tequila and tacos on the bay, baby!

 

Coyote Grill

Location: Laguna Beach
Cuisine: Baja-style Mexican
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Casual “locals” spot with spicy bloody marys that will cure any hangover

 

Descanso

Location: Costa Mesa
Cuisine: Mexican
Reopening Date: June 1
Why We Love it: Brings the flavor and charm of the beloved Mexican taco stand into a full-service restaurant setting

 

Avila’s El Ranchito

Locations: Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Foothill Ranch, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, San Clemente & Seal Beach
Cuisine: Mexican
Reopening Date: Select locations open for dine-in
Why We Love it: Family-owned restaurant serving authentic family recipes

 

Craft House

Location: Dana Point
Cuisine: American
Reopening Date: May 29
Why We Love it: A focus on local sourcing and sustainable seafood in a rustic, woodsy atmosphere

 

Pino’s Cucina

Location: Ladera Ranch
Cuisine: Italian
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Chef Pino 9who learned to cook in Sicily) serves up authentic, home-made Italian cuisine

 

Nick’s

Locations: San Clemente & Laguna Beach
Cuisine: American comfort food
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Open air dining and an extensive wine list

Friends Cafe

Location: Tustin
Cuisine: Breakfast & Lunch
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: Classic Breakfast options in a cozy cafe setting

 

Blackboard Bistro Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Location: Seal Beach
Cuisine: American
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: All-day American fare served in a charming former schoolhouse

 

Din Tai Fung Restaurants Reopening Orange County

Location: Costa Mesa
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Reopening Date: Open now!
Why We Love it: A world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant with delicious soup dumplings and noodles