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  • Review Count
    8
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
Joannaj's Reviews
 
Dining at Red O is an experience like no other
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Disappointing service and food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sadly I can not recommend dining here again anytime soon. Service was terrible. Our server was very inattentive. The food was just okay."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2006
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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
Best Local Dining in RSM
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hanna's service and menu are top notch. We dined on "Wine Wednesday" where glasses of wine are offered at a substantial discount. The service is always prompt and friendly. The sourdough rolls are to die for. Don't skip the edamame for an appetizer. It is scrumptious. Love the small plates and all the fresh ingredients. It's a go to when guests are in from out of town. Steaks are amazing and delicious. The cheddar bacon mashed potatoes have plenty of bacon and cheesy goodness and accompany their steaks in a fantastic manner."
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good Italian Eatery
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We came here for a business lunch recently. Service was okay not as attentive as I remember it to be. Had to ask for water/tea refills. Caprese salad always a big hit. Tried a shell and chicken pasta with broccoli and sundried tomatoes. It had a very strong flavor in a somewhat almost chinese like flavored sauce. I would not order again. Prices are a bit high and would not run back for lunch."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch
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Gabbi Patrick is dedicated to integrating modern gastronomy with the indigenous and traditional recipes of Mexican cuisine. In her pursuit of preserving the rich culinary heritage of Mexico, Gabbi has adopted an eco-gastronomic approach in her interpretation of “Old World” recipes. Her passion and vision are reflected in every detail of her craft, from supporting local farms to her extensive travels throughout Mexico.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A must eat restaurant in Orange
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Gabbi's is one of the freshest and most interesting mexican food menu out there. The service is top notch. Their chips and salsas are amazing. Their queso is some of the best we've ever tasted. The homemade corn and flour tortillas are amazing. The steak salad is also really fresh and good. Whenever we are in central Orange County we try and make a stop at Gabbi's. If you have never tried chocolate churros this is the place to have them."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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
Delicious Local Dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hanna's menu and wait staff are some of the best around. Their appetizer edamame is a must. It is so tasty. I tried a new item of their summer menu (steak tacos). The meat was cooked perfectly. My guest ordered a burger and was thrilled with the flavor, temperature, and accompaniments. The cheddar bacon mashed potatoes are all to die for! A great local place to hang and celebrate with friends."
Dined on 7/16/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, 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
Beers Brunch and more
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you enjoy brunch - this is a great place to try. The prices are reasonable and the selection and variety of items is great. From eggs, to chicken and waffles, as well as burgers and salads. Lots to choose from as well as an excellent selection of craft beers. A great place to take a beer lover. Service is good. Staff are friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward for returning."
Dined on 6/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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The Melting Pot is the premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue, fine wine, and fun with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues, entrees cooked tableside that include filet mignon, lobster, and ahi just to name a few, and decadent chocolate fondue for dessert all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has several creative martinis and a selection of over 300 fine wines to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two or private rooms for 10+ are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Disappointing service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Would not recommend this restaurant for parties of 6 or more. Service was horrible and gratuity is already included. Food was ok. Nice that they have kids portions. It was a weeknight and not very busy and the service was slow. Restaurant is Expensive and not worth the time or money."
Dined on 5/14/2014
 2006
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Dining at Red O is an experience like no other
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Top notch Mexican cuisine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have been here several times for lunch and brunch. The food and margaritas never disappoint. The queso is amazing. We love their plantains and their plantain rice. The chicken tinga taco is very tasty as well. The service is what is lacking here. Including this visit we have felt service to be slow and the server to be disinterested. Food is so good and hoping service will improve. Would recommend their Sunday brunch as well. One of the freshest eclectic buffets around"
Dined on 5/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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