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  • Review Count
    59
  • Helpfulness Votes
    2
  • First Review
    August 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 18, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/16/2014
 2006
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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
Bland BBQ
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a new restaurant and they still need to work the kinks out. We had the appetizers of hush puppies, deep-fried pickles and the Kool-Aid pickle. Hush puppies were on the bland side but the deep-fried pickles were actually good. The Kool-aid pickle was a one time try. One person had a Caesar salad and stated that they should have read the menu for a better description because it was not very good. It wasn't a traditional Caesar and wasn't served with romanie lettuce. Worth skipping. The brisket was on the bland side and didn't seem like it had been smoked for more than a few seconds. The pulled pork seemed to be the favorite. I'm willing to give it another chance in a few months but for now there are other much better places for barbecue. Waiter knew the menu well and could explain everything that was on it."
Dined on 12/15/2014
 2006
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Oliver's Prime is an intimate steakhouse serving juicy steaks and seafood that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come dine in a classic yet, sleek and sexy dining environment with top notch service.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Sunday lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First time here and very impressed. Had a Gilt voucher for lunch. We both had the steak frites. Great tasting and cooked as requested to medium rare. For appetizers we had the chicken wings and calamari. I would pass on the calamari but the wings were great."
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
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 12/13/2014
 2006
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/09/2014
 2006
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The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill offers an upscale alternative to your typical sports bar. Our clientele finds a comfortable environment for both business lunches and weekend football. We offer a variety of foods (wings, tacos, burgers and sushi), happy hour everyday, draft and bottled craft beers on top of a full bar, and enough big screens to watch any game being broadcast (on DirecTV). <br /><br />Bunker Hill Bar & Grill is nestled on the NW corner of 5th and Grand in the heart of the financial district. Our patio offers beautiful views of the downtown architecture and our heaters keep you warm on those cold Southern California nights. Bunker Hill features four distinct menus - weekday lunch, happy hour, dinner, and weekend brunch. We accept reservations a day ahead of time, large parties, and restaurant buy outs. Give us a call, or come in today, to experience a different kind of sports bar.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
First time
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is a great place to watch football on Sunday's. The food was okay but there wasn't anything that would motivate me to come back. Brussels sprouts were good. The fries appear to have been baked so they weren't greasy. The burgers were cooked correctly, medium rare on both, but didn't have any actual flavor. One had bacon and the other mushrooms. Possibly the meat needed more seasoning. There are other places downtown to get a great burger so I doubt I would come back here for one. Good selection of beers on tap. Had a Bloody Mary with bourbon that just didn't taste that great. At least it was something different to try."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/06/2014
 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 12/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great bar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2006
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
"We decided to have a drink in the bar before dinner. The bartender Paula was fantastic. She make sure that our drinks were the best. We were so happy with her, we ate dinner in the bar. Unfortunately, after such great drinks, I don't recall what we ate."
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2006
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Located in the coastal community of La Jolla, Herringbone offers “Fish Meats Field” cuisine by Top Chef Alumni Brian Malarkey!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Saturday brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
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
"The menu is limited for brunch but we enjoyed the eggs Benedict and the hamburger. The burger was delicious and good if you want a heavier meal. The eggs were also good but on the lighter side. I heard about their grilled octopus but they said that is only offered at dinner."
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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World renowned for its award winning "New Style" Japanese cuisine, Nobu continues to offer savvy diners across the globe a culinary adventure. Our San Diego location is yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes, such as the Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno. <br /><br />The restaurant which is nestled in the perennially hip and centrally located Hard Rock Hotel also features unique creations by Executive Chef David Meade who has honed his skill at Nobus in Miami and New York. Nobu San Diego delivers equally on food, impeccable service and ambiance that is sophisticated yet lively.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/29/2014
 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 11/29/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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