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Sunday, February 22, 2009

1st Annual Orange County Restaurant Week

Today marks the launch of the 1st annual Orange County Restaurant Week. 77 Orange County restaurants are participating and are offering price fixed menus for lunch and dinner. Meal prices are $10, $20, $30 or $40 depending on the restaurant. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. (Posted on the Orange County Restaurant Week Website.)

What is Orange County Restaurant Week?
Orange County Restaurant Week will give ALL local food aficionados an opportunity to enjoy special prix fixe menus from many participating restaurants throughout Orange County. Orange County Restaurant Week was created with the intention of spotlighting Orange County as a premier dining destination. Orange County has amazing restaurants and eateries from corner to corner now it's time to unite all OC food lovers and restaurants.

What cities are participating?
All of them! Orange County Restaurant Week is modeled after other major metro areas. Just like San Diego Restaurant Week, ours is a countywide event. We don't want you to miss a single delicious meal in ANY city.

When is it?
Orange County Restaurant Week is coming in February 2009. The event will run from Feb 22nd-Feb 28th 2009. Happy Hour Week is coming in April and Kid's Restaurant Week is in June. Families in OC can kick off their summer with awesome family friendly dining

Will the menus vary?
Yes! Orange County Restaurant Week was designed with abundance and diversity in mind. We want you to search many options during restaurant week so you can have a fabulous week of dining out.

Do I need tickets?
No tickets or passes are required for Orange County Restaurant Week. Diners simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like.

What Restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week?


118 Degrees
230 Forest Avenue
50 Forks
Antonello Ristorante
Balboa Bay Club
Bistro West
Bluewater Grill
Cantina Lounge
Chaparosa Grill
Chart House
Citrus Fresh Grill
Daily Grill
il Farro Cafe Trattoria
JT Schmid's
Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
Lucca Cafe
Manhattan Supper Club
McCormick & Schmicks Grille- Anaheim
McCormick & Schmicks - Santa Ana
McCormick & Schmicks - Irvine
Naples Ristorante
Nello Cucina
O'Neill's at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Orange County Mining Co.
Orange Hill Restaurant
Pinot Provence
Pizzeria Ortica
Quattro Cafe
RA Sushi
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Restaurant 162'
Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina
Royal Hawaiian
Royal Khyber
Roy's Hawaiian - Anaheim
Roy's Hawaiian - Newport Beach
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Anaheim
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine
Savannah at the Beach
Savannah Chop House
Scott's Seafood
Simply Fondue
Skosh Monahans
South Coast Winery
Spark Woodfire Grill
Stone Hill Tavern
Sundried Tomato
TAPS Fishhouse
Terra Nova
The Californian
The Clubhouse
The Crow Bar and Kitchen
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
The First Cabin at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
The Melting Pot
The Ritz Restaurant and Garden
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Tortilla Jo's
Wildfish Seafood Grille
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy's
Zov's - Tustin
Zov's - Irvine
Zov's - Newport Coast


Unknown said...

I think the "OC restaurant week" is bull crap. Limited selection from each restaurant. Very limited value.

Anonymous said...

Oh Greg I think the only thing limited is you. This restaurant week rocked as do the other Restaurant Weeks across the globe. Quit being a hater.