Dinner & decent band...i.e. supper club in OC?
Looking for a nice spot to have a decent meal and watch a good blues/jazz/rock band play. Where is Sid's when you need it?
Anyone have any thoughts?
The only place I could reasonably think of as a "supper club" in the OC area would be the dive-y "La Cave." They have live music mon-saturday, great steaks and incredible cheese bread that they bring to your table, nonstop.
The restaurant is underground, and the interior, to put it mildly, is poorly lit. It's part of the charm of the place, though. It can be rather loud and raucious on the weekends, and you may want to call for a reservation.
1695 Irvine Avenue,
Costa Mesa, California 92627
p.s. I'm surprised you know about Sid's, but not La Cave; they're in the same locale... also, the people from Sid's opened the "Blue Beat Cafe" on the Balboa Peninsula. When I ate there a few years ago, I wasn't impressed, but it seems to have a following. Their website is http://www.thebluebeet.com/
It looks like they have a jazz quartet on wednesday nights. They're somewhat famous, though, for an incredible Elvis impersonator (not really, I don't know how else to describe him), Phil Shane. There's also David Kinwald, who is a fantastic Frank Sinatra impersonator.
They have rock music on the weekends. I live about 3 blocks away, but I could count on one hand the number of times I've been there--it's a little out of my price range. There's a music calendar on their website, and the OC Weekly has written rather profusely about it over the years... http://www.ocweekly.com/index.php?opt...