Vaughn
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 24, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
Vaughn's Reviews
 
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
Always Excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Marche Moderne. This is our absolutely favorite restaurant in OC and probably our favorite in this state. The food and service never disappoint. My wife had the bone marrow with a bordelaise sauce for her appetizer and sweet breads for her main course. I chose a chilled soup and the Jidori chicken with morel mushrooms. All courses were absolutely superb as were the beignets and apple tart for dessert. There is no question we will be returning soon for another fine dining experience."
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Cicada is a masterful combination of historic architecture and modern cuisine. From the 30-foot gold leaf ceiling to the luxurious Art Deco bar and lounge, Cicada has combined 1920s elegance with contemporary design elements to create an extraordinary atmosphere. The European style is further complemented by a sophisticated Northern Italian and California fusion menu. 15,000 square feet - ideal for weddings, special events, and private parties. <br /><br />On most Sundays and special Friday nights travel back in time to The Cicada Club, a vintage themed 1940's style nightclub featuring fine dining, live music and dancing (door charge applies).<br /> <br />Cicada Club entertainment schedule: <a href="http://CicadaClub.com">CicadaClub.com</a><br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cicada Club Night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We happened to book a table for four on a Friday night which happened to be the night the Cicada Club was meeting. We decided to join the festivities and what a great time we had. Those people dress up to look good and, oh boy, can they dance. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere very much. The wait staff also were excellent. Thanks for a fun evening."
Dined on 5/02/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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Culina is taking reservations for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. <br /><br />Capturing the cosmopolitan ethose of Los Angeles, Culina, Modern Italian presents a lively neighborhood gathering spot where sophisticated cuisine and levity join hands. Culina, from the Latin word for "kitchen" showcases the intersection of traditional and modern Italian cuisine with a menu guided by exceptional ingredients. Guests can linger over small plates and wine or settle in for a night of superior dining in the garden. The menu features Los Angeles' only crudo bar with the finest selections of hand prepared raw seafood, as well as homemade pastas, pizzas, the freshest Burrata and salami, and authentic entrees. Our wine program offers approximately 200 wines, most available by carafe, from Italy and the rest of the world, with a range of unique aperitifs and cocktails. Culina provides the perfect atmosphere to see and be seen!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Travelzoo Winner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
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 enjoyed five delicious courses and a nice glass of Prosecco using our Travelzoo voucher. We are looking forward to our next visit to Culina. The wait staff were helpful and always available when needed. Thanks for a great job and a fun evening."
Dined on 5/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Enjoy an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, and romancing at The Sky Room, one of Southern California's most romantic restaurants, and considered one of the best restaurants in Long Beach. Located in the Historic Breakers building on the 15th floor boasting panoramic ocean and city views. Our 4 Diamond Chef offers seasonal farm to table produce, fresh wild caught and sustainable seafood, all natural certified no hormones grass fed meats. Award wining wine list, sommelier service, wine pairing dinners, mixologist craft cocktail bar, live music on the weekends, a rooftop bar, and a wine bar located on the lobby level. Catering and special events available for large parties. Wedding ceremony and ballroom reception sites, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, quinceaneras, bar/bat mitzvahs and any other celebration.<br /><br />*Dress Code: Elegant, no shorts, flip flops, hats, or torn jeans. Dress to impress. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
What a View and Great Food, Too!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We booked a window table during Long Beach Restaurant Week. The view of LB Harbor, the coastline and Catalina is wonderful. The food, however, was the highlight of the evening. The bison short ribs are probably the best I've ever tasted - cooked to mouth watering perfection. The diver scallops were huge and also perfectly cooked. We chose bread pudding for desert. It was a bit on the heavy side but the huge blueberries on the side were excellent. The service also was top notch. We look forward to a return visit to the Sky Room in the very near future."
Dined on 03/31/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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