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BISTROS

French 75 Bistro and Champagne Bar

1464 South Coast Highway (949) 494-8444 A Parisian-style bistro and

champagne bar featuring traditional and contemporary French bistro

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cuisine. Private rooms and full-service catering available. Piano jazz

from 7-10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 8:30-11 p.m., Friday and

Saturday. Open 5:30-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m., Friday and

Saturday. $$$$

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Hennessey’s Tavern

213 Ocean Ave. (949) 494-2743. Laguna’s only Irish tavern serving

burgers and sandwiches including full bar service. Open 7-2 a.m., daily.

$$

Laguna Beach Brewing Co.

422 South Coast Highway. (949) 499-BEER or 494-BREW. Award-winning

brews, very fresh food and an ocean view. Open 11:30-12 a.m.,

Sunday-Thursday; and 11:30-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday. $$

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Mama’s Bakery & Lebanese Cafe

540 South Coast Highway. (949) 376-9904. Unique Middle Eastern fare

and fresh baked goods for lunch and dinner. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily.

$

Sorrento Grille and Martini Bar

370 Glenneyre St. (949) 494 8686. An American bistro featuring

wine-country style cooking and classic American Martinis. Private parties

and full-service catering available. Open 5-10 p.m., Monday-Sunday. $$$$

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Vertical Wine Bar and Restaurant

234 Forest Ave. (949) 494-0990. Contemporary American gourmet served

in appetizer-sized portions with an extensive wine selection. $$

CALIFORNIA CONTEMPORARY

Cedar Creek Inn

384 Forest Ave. (949) 497-8696. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday

Brunch. Full-bar service. Validated parking. Fireplace & patio dining.

Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily. $$

Mark’s

858 South Coast Highway. (949) 494-6711. Dinner nightly and full-bar

service. Open 5-10:30 p.m., daily; open until 11 p.m., Friday and

Saturday. $$$

The Sundried Tomato

361 Forest Ave. (949) 494-3312. Featuring an upstairs outdoor wine bar

and patio dinner. Open for lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m., daily. Open for

dinner 5-9 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 5-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. $$$

The Terrace at Hotel Laguna

425 South Coast Highway. (949) 494-1151. Serving lunch, dinner and

brunch on Sunday. Full-bar service. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. $$

230 Forest Avenue230 Forest Ave. (949) 494-2545. A sidewalk cafe

nestled in the heart of downtown. Offering an innovative menu and full

bar. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Open for

dinner 5:30-10 p.m., daily. Serving Sunday brunch starting at 10 a.m. $$$

Z Pizza

30902 South Coast Highway. (949) 499-4949. Serving great pizza, beer

and wine. Open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday. $$

ITALIAN

Partners Bistro

448 South Coast Highway. (949) 497-4441. Live Music Every Sunday,

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $$

Romeo Cucina

249 Broadway. (949) 497-6627. Serving lunch and dinner with full-bar

service. Featuring contemporary Italian music performed by with Italian

singer-songwriter, Nino Cuomo starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday.

Salsa dancing with The Ivan Marcello band starting at 8 p.m., Saturday.

Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Open for dinner

5:30 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. $$$

Villa Romana Trattoria

303 Broadway, Suite 101. (949) 497-6220. Featuring Martini Monday &

Music where any martini of your choice is $4.50. Entertainment begins at

7 p.m. No cover charge and free parking. Open at 5 p.m., daily. $$

Gina’s Pizza & Pastaria Since 1975.

Two locations: 1100 South Coast Highway. (949) 494-4342. Boat Canyon,

610 North Coast Highway. (949) 497-4421. Specializing in home-style

Southern Italian cooking for dine-in, takeout or delivery. Open 11 a.m.

to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and

Saturday. Delivery stops half an hour before closing. $

MEXICAN

Chubasco’s Michoacan Grill

610 North Coast Highway in Boat Canyon/Pavillions Center. (949)

376-7436. Enjoy authentic, family-owned recipes from Southern Mexico.

Takeout, dine-in and catering available. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

Monday-Saturday; close at 8 p.m. on Sunday. $$

Javier’s Cantina & Grill

480 South Coast Highway. (949) 494-1239. Serving lunch and dinner with

full-bar service. Open at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m., Sunday.

$$

Olamendi’s

1100 South Coast Highway on the second floor of the Village Faire

Building. (949) 497-4148. Serving authentic Mexican food with full-bar

service and a champagne Sunday brunch. Free parking. Catering for special

events. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily during the summer; 11 a.m. to 9

p.m., daily during the winter. $$

TRADITIONAL/AMERICAN

Canyon Lodge American Grille

31106 South Coast Highway (949) 499-2663. Serving lunch, dinner and

Sunday Brunch with full-bar service. Ample free parking available.

Entertainment and dancing begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday; 7:30 p.m. on

Friday and Saturday. Open 11 a.m., daily. Closed Monday.

The Cottage Family Restaurant

308 North Coast Highway (949) 494-3023. Free parking in rear. Open

for breakfast and lunch, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. Open for dinner 4:30-10

p.m., daily. $$

Dizz’s As Is Restaurant & Bar

2794 South Coast Highway at Nyes Place (949) 494-5250. Full bar. Open

for dinner at 5 p.m., daily. Closed on Monday. $$$

Price Guide

Prices are based on an average dinner (or lunch, when applicable) for

two.

$ - Up to $10

$$ - $10 to $25

$$$ - $26 to $50

$$$$ - more than $50


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