KittyCali
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    May 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 18, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
KittyCali's Reviews
 
Celebrated Chef Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature progressive American cooking, a style built on rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations. The seasonally-inspired menu spotlights regional ingredients and is complemented by a diverse wine list highlighting an impressive collection of small artisan producers. <br /><br />The social lounge is ideal for shared small plates and fun whimsical cocktails. The dining room features a la carte menu selections as well as prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. The private dining room, accented by a massive wine wall, offers weekly wine tastings and monthly wine dinners, and can be reserved for private events. <br /><br />Located inside the restaurant is Next Vintage wine shop, which allows shoppers to select from the restaurant's trademark, eclectic lists of food forward wines at retail pricing.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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We serve the best farm to table Eats, craft brews, and boutique wines. From our phenomenal Happy Hour to our Brü Burger, Salads, Flatbreads, Wild Caught Seafood and Amazing Steaks... you will love Brü! "America's Top 250 Restaurants" Save the World. Eat. Brü. Crü. Proudly serving The OC, CA. Orange County, California · brugrill.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
VERY noisy bar area
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Made the mistake of going during the World Cup game, and the noise from the bar area was off the charts! Diminished the dining experience somewhat."
Dined on 7/13/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Our founders, Brian Bennett and Paul Fleming, had a vision for a restaurant they wished was in their neighborhood — a place that serves you dishes made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients prepared simply and well, all offered at accessible prices. Embracing this concept and carrying these values into the restaurant kitchen, Paul Martin's American Grill was born.<br /><br />Today our motto remains "Seasonal & Delicious." On our menu you will find the best seafood from sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats and poultry, artisan cheeses and cured meats. Alongside our food, we serve artisanal cocktails made with house-infused spirits, craft beers and a deep selection of over 100 wines, most of which are offered by the glass.<br /><br />We encourage you to peruse our rich and varied menus, which are designed to foster sampling and sharing. Good times and thoughtful food are a way of life at Paul Martin’s.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/14/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Hanna’s Restaurant & Bar was established in 2005 and has quickly become one of Orange County’s premiere dining establishments. Named one of the U.S. top 100 restaurants, Hanna's Executive Chef, Sean Reynolds offers modern American Steakhouse cuisine prepared with classic, traditional flair. Our appetite for an exceptional dining experience is rooted deep in our passion for extraordinary culinary creations and exemplified in our award-wining service and ambiance. From our friendly bartenders, vibrant ambiance, outgoing wait staff, and incredible menu, our guests are always embraced in a comforting fashion. And on any given night you can always find owner David Hanna mingling among guests and ensuring that every detail of their experience at Hanna’s is nothing short of extraordinary.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Never disappointed here!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been here probably a half-dozen times, both for lunch and dinner, and have NEVER been disappointed. The food is always spectacular, and the service is spot-on!"
Dined on 5/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Irvine, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
The Kitchen or the Service?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went for Mother's Day, so there was quite a crowd. Service was very slow, but the food arrived hot and was, as always, delicious. Not sure if it was a problem in the kitchen slowing things down, or the inability of the servers to keep up with the number of tables they were assigned, but some type of better preparation or work distribution is needed to make special events go off without a hitch."
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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