Date spot in Orange County?
I was wondering if anyone out there, with your plethora of restaurant knowledge, could reccommend a good date spot in Orange County. Specifically spots in or around Newport. My girlfriend and I enjoy all types of cuisine and even enjoy experimenting with new ones. Thanks in advance for your responses!
Boardwalk, Crystal Cove - we're waiting for the tourists to clear out, but if you go midweek, the wait won't be as long. Food is good, setting is very cool - ask for beachfront on the patio.
230 Forest, Laguna
Gulfstream's Bar for Crabcakes & a Caesar (call to make sure they're on special & they haven't run out yet)
Bamboo Terrace - CdM
Francoli patio - Fashion Island
Wildfish is loud, but fun - esp. if you get one of those tables for two right off the bar
Sage (NB) on the patio
And, if you promise not to tell anyone, mojitos at the Rooftop bar at sunset in La Casa de la Camino Hotel in Laguna - food is forgettable - go only for drinks!
Here are a few places where the atmosphere and service is as entertaining as the food.
Hush, Laguna Beach, uber-hip, interesting menu, awsome patio view, go be among the beautiful people
Cafe Zoolu, Laguna Beach, crazy good seafood, jam-ass packed most of the time with Lagunatics, make reservations
Tapas, Irvine, catch the Flamenco show
Agora Churrascaria, Irvine, dont eat for a week before you go, you'll need the room
Shushi Wasabi, Tustin, sit down, shut up, eat what ever the chef puts in front of you