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  • First Review
    September 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 22, 2015
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    3.9
 
 
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The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location bears a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.<br><br>In Brea, we have an exquisite private dining room and a fabulous covered patio that can host private groups of up to 150 guests.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2006
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With 4 decades of experience, Wolfgang Zwiener didn't duplicate an exceptional steakhouse, he improved on it to make Wolfgang's Steakhouse exceptional. The porterhouse steak for one, two, four or more, is an outstanding choice. The atmosphere, expanded menu & professional service will appeal to even the most exacting diners.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good steak but hail the bland Caesar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had the porterhouse for two. It was great although I thought it was too salty but I don't use salt. My spouse thought it was fantastic. The creamed spinach was good since it wasn't swimming in a pool of cream . Found the Caesar salad to be bland since it had no anchovies. We asked for them but didn't get them. Sat in the bar after we were seated at the table in front of the kitchen entrance. That shows how we rated with the hostess. They later sat a family with a child there. There was another table in that row with two kids. We didn't have kids. This must be where they put you when you aren't a regular. I know no one wants to be seated in front of the kitchen but why us? We weren't Saturday regulars?Lots of air kisses in the bar for the regulars. Power tables on the far wall with the rest of us left to sit with the visiting tourists. Our server was fantastic."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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From the first moment, one quickly discovers that CAFÉ TU TU TANGO is a restaurant like no other. Something in the soul stirs, awakening the senses, igniting a passion for living that exists within us all. You are not here to eat, you are here to delight. To revel. To savor life, friends and family, and the flavors of a menu drawn from the corners of the globe.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Fresh chicken?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a couple of snacks before a movie. Liked the blue cheese stuffed mushrooms and the empanadas but thought the chicken skerws had a strange taste as if the chicken wasn't that fresh or it was frozen prior to serving and thawed out. The black bean soup needed lots of hot sauce to give it any flavor."
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location bears a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.<br><br>In Brea, we have an exquisite private dining room and a fabulous covered patio that can host private groups of up to 150 guests.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/19/2015
 2006
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Established in 2003 and under new ownership since March 2013, Luna Park is proud to be one of LA's' true neighborhood gems, with casually hip decor, a lively bar scene, and delicious moderately-priced cuisine. The menu, mostly American w/ French and Italian accents, features delicious ingredients presented in a way that is comforting and nourishing to the soul. We are proud to use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, and our menu features a variety of gluten free and vegetarian friendly choices.<br /><br />Luna Park is open for lunch daily and dinner nightly, with Happy Hour from 4 to 7pm weekdays and Late Nite Friday and Saturdays 10-11:30 PM 1/2 off drinks and pizzas.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you here soon!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/11/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County. California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
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Driven by a passion for market-inspired ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Florent and Amelia Marneau have created a truly modern French bistro in the heart of Orange County. For decades, the couple worked separately in some of the best kitchens in France and Orange County. With Marché Moderne, they have followed this natural evolution by combining their culinary careers as independent restaurateurs. The contemporary French Bistro which has been critically acclaimed since its opening in spring of 2007, is located at The Penthouse at South Coast Plaza, level three, adjacent to Nordstrom.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Things were off
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We sat at the bar and things were off. We had to ask for napkins after our food was served. Had to ask for bread. Other than that, the meal was great."
Dined on 1/10/2015
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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As a young boy, Charlie was taught the secrets of his grandmother Lillie´s special sauces. Years later, these unique blends and three generations of southern-style barbeque mastery has netted Chef Charlie numerous national awards including Winner of the coveted Memphis-In-May World Championship Barbeque Cooking Contest. Chef McKenna opened the doors of Lillie´s Q in July 2010 after honing his skills at top restaurants in Miami, New York and Chicago. Named for his Grandmother Lillie, who taught him the art of southern cooking back home in Greenville, SC, Lillie´s Q serves up award winning barbeque in a contemporary setting. The menu offers elevated southern favorites and sides like shrimp & grits, low country boil, fried pickles, boiled peanuts, Brunswick stew, baked beans, and Grandma Lillie´s famous banana pudding. Lillie´s Q bar features all-American craft beers, plus specialty moonshine-based cocktails and the Lillie´s Q version of the traditional Bloody Mar
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Getting there
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Better then the first visit. Liked the pulled pork. The sweet potato fies have too much salt. Good coleslaw ."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2006
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JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County. California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Okay
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had the cheddar ale soup. It had a very distinct ale flavor to it. Also had a Caesar salad that was rather bland. It needed lots of pepper to give it any flavor. Possibly more anchovies in the dressing might help this problem. Good service and beer."
Dined on 1/03/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Walter Manzke's Petty Cash is a semi-authentic taqueria with myriad talent drawn from East LA, Baja and beyond. Petty Cash's menu features re-conceptualized street food classics driven by the best local, seasonal ingredients, rooted in multi-generational tradition and technique. <br /><br />Featuring urban elements such as hand-painted murals by local street artist RETNA, a back room with shuffleboard, and picnic style tables and bench seating which lend to a relaxed and playful communal dining experience. The street art meets street food vibe channels the spirit of Tijuana circa 1986 meets 2013. The equally spirited cocktail program by Executive Beverage Director Julian Cox features unique craft cocktails on draft, eclectic Mexican spirits and a beer cellar.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
New Years Day Party
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We ate here on New Years Day and they had a party going on. We didn't expect that since we figured we would be watching football at the bar but we had a great time. The placed was packed but our server kept a smile on her face as she navigated the crowds. Great tacos. We had the octopus, pork and fish. Also had a pork quesadilla and churros with a squash dipping sauce. Those were fantastic. We'll be back soon."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, fit for foodies
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