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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    April 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County. Carefully hand selected each day to deliver the best quality available. Come in and enjoy the menu created by Marc A. Cohen, One of the Best Chef's in Orange County. The menu is exquisite, featuring edible works of art, that look so good the could be on a magazine cover. Dont forget to try one of our signature Award Winning Martinis, or have some wine outside near the fireplace on the patio. We offer live music for our patrons on certain nights as well to add to the dining experience. If you wondering how we came up with the name Opah. It comes from the Hawaiian word for Moonfish, which was once viewed as Good Luck by fisherman, & often given away as a gesture of Good Will.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/05/2014
 2010
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Pete's Cafe & Bar is a friendly neighborhood eatery in the heart of Downtown LA's Old Bank District. We offer a casual atmosphere, very much in the tradition of a New York style bistro. Celebrating 10 years, the high-ceilinged space, with its old-fashioned black-and-white tile floor, long marble-and-mahogany bar and dramatic view of downtown, is a casual but cosmopolitan setting that suits its menu of American classics with a few interesting wrinkles. Voted "Best American" by the Downtown News, offers a menu featuring grass fed beef, locally sourced ingredients and LA's best Mac 'n Cheese. The assortment of specialty fries, especially the Bleu Cheese Fries are local favorites. Serving food nightly until last call!!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Selanne Steak Tavern, owned by Anaheim Duck great Teemu Selanne and located in a quaint, historical building built in 1934, features an upscale casual neighborhood tavern and a traditional steakhouse. In addition to the best steaks in Orange County, the Tavern offers great burgers, small plates, salads and appetizers as well as an extensive wine list, great specialty cocktails and craft beers.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is beautiful and has great potential. My main concern is about their reservation system: I was told there were no reservations available for 5:30 pm, so I had to do it for 5:00 pm. Most of the tables were empty until about 6:30 or so???
Food was good in general, steak and mac & cheese were very good. Salads were bland, specially the beet salad. Inconsistent drinks.
Service was just ok. Very nice girls but they definitely need to be trained better. This was an engagement announcement dinner, and unfortunately our server did not have the tact to not interrupt in the middle of the most important moment, which was evident.
Good place for a regular restaurant, but definitely overrated for the steakhouse it pretends to be.
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Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion
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The Vintage Steakhouse features Classic American Cuisine with a twist: Creative and imaginative dishes that burst with flavor using farm fresh ingredients prepared by an award winning chef. Experience the romance of dining in a cozy romantic 1927 fully restored Pullman Car or enjoy a cocktail in an 1887 Freight House Lounge. Watch the trains pass by our triple arched windows in the art deco main dining room while enjoying amazing food and service or simply sip champagne on our covered patio. Enhance the ambiance with a selection from our temperature-controlled wine cellar. Let the smooth jazz music tantalize you while you enjoy dinner, martinis, specialty drinks or champagne in our lounge. Enjoy the views of the Los Rios District with its quaint 200 year old adobes that are nestled in bougainvilleas and willow trees. For everyone who enjoys outstanding food and service in an elegant comfortable atmosphere that will transport you away.<br />All aboard for great cuisine!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/22/2014
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been to this restaurant many times before with pleasant experiences. Unfortunately, we chose the wrong day/time to go. We used a travelzoo voucher, and 1 of 3 appetizer options as well as 1 of 4 soup/salad options were not available.
For the main dish, I ordered the New York steak (medium), and it was more than well done. I mentioned it to our server, but didn't have them re do it.
For dessert, we ordered the ice cream puffs (and I just noticed they are not on the regular menu) and I swear they were out from a Costco bag... Terrible!
The only reason why we would give it another chance is because we received a gift certificate to use later for all the inconveniences. Otherwise they will be out of our list of places to go to!
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Dined on 6/22/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic
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Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We gave this place a second chance, after the manager offered us to make up for our previous bad experience at the restaurant.
Ironically enough, they messed up at the very beginning by bringing some drinks to the table (that we didn't order); after us asking the server if he was sure they were for us, he replied with: of course! (then we thought they may be a courtesy of the manager or something). After a couple of minutes, server comes back to our table apologizing and taking the drinks away (???) because they weren't for us.
This kind of things should NEVER happen at any restaurant of this level. If you mess up, you gracefully deal with it. You should never take away drinks that have been served, even if it was a mistake.
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Dined on 5/09/2014
 2010
0points
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Serving Southern California since 1975 Award winning Marrakesh <br>Tented tables, low lights, painted clouds on the ceiling and lively belly dancers will surely delight you and your guest dining experience!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2010
0points
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In 1912, at the bend of Forest Avenue, 23 year old Joe Jahraus opened the Laguna Lumber Company, he and his father(cigar maker, first postmaster and real estate agent) built the beautiful French Normandy building that is here today. Prior to the lumberyard opening, building supplies needed to be dragged in by mule or floated in on the tides, and therefore, Laguna Beach had less than three hundred permanent residences. After the lumberyard opened, the area began to grow at unprecedented rates, transforming it from a tent town into a thriving city. Laguna Lumber operated for seventy three years, sixty two of them in this location and its' architecture, influenced by Joe's tour abroad in World War I, is one of the most significant influences on the town's aesthetic. Half timbers, mud walls and shingled roofs grace many of the downtown storefronts and homes throughout the city because of this landmark. Today, 384 Forest is home to Lumberyard - a contemporary American restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
0points
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Adding a splash of Mediterranean color to California, Prego's ambiance blends the warmth and rustic charm of old-world Italy with the electricity and vibrancy of a cosmopolitan restaurant. Lively exhibition kitchens allow diners to view the artful chefs creating delicious dishes. Our restaurant seats up to 250 guests with al fresco. Prego features a full bar and offers banquet and catering services. The menu at Prego emphasizes regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and an extensive list of wines from Italy and California that will please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. Our homemade desserts and pastries make a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience. Prego has received fine-dining awards from the Restaurant Writers' Association and the Wine and Food Society of Southern California. It has been a culinary destination for over two decades.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/27/2014
 2010
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