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Ultimate Orange County Restaurant Poll Results 2006

kingkong5 Jan 2, 2007 04:48 PM

Hounds,

Here are the results of the Poll for our favorite OC Restaurants for 2006. This is the second year a companion list has been done for Orange County to complement Mr. Grub's awesome "Ultimate" L.A. Restaurants poll.

For the OC Poll results, a total of 145 votes were tallied from 29 respondents (surprisingly, this is EXACTLY the same number of votes and respondents as 2005!)

The votes are tallied from the responses with a rank order from 1 to 5, with 5 points being awarded to the first restaurant on the list and so on.

Thanks again to all the participants! Be sure to keep an eye out for great restaurants in OC for 2007.

Your fellow chowhound,

kk5

Bluefin 28
Napa Rose 24
Zov's 19
Mastro's 18
Thai Nakorn 18
Honda Ya 15
Mastro's Ocean Club 15
Sage 13
Studio 13
Basilic 12
The Bungalow 12
The Ritz 11
Blue Coral 10
El Farolito 9
Pinot Provence 9
Bayside 8
Brodard Chateau 8
Stonehill Tavern 8
Sushi Wasabi 7
Gemmell's 5
Park Avenue 5
Quan Hy 5
Ramos House 5
Shin Sen Gumi 5
Stubrick's 5
The Hobbit 5
The Loft 5
Dosa Place 4
French 75 4
Javier's 4
Johnny Reb's 4
Kaya 4
La Vie en Rose 4
Newport Seafood 4
Picante Martin's 4
Ruth Chris 4
Sagami 4
Seafood Paradise 4
Taleo 4
Vine 4
Antonello's 3
Bamboo Bistro 3
Bangkok Taste 3
Brodard 3
Darya 3
El Adobe de Capistrano 3
El Giro Gallo 3
Habana 3
Harbor Grill 3
Oki Doki 3
Onotria 3
Opah 3
Pascal 3
S Vietnamese Fine Dining 3
Sushi Shibucho 3
Taco Mesa 3
The Melting Pot 3
Café Zoolu 2
Chat Noir 2
Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen 2
Inka Mama's 2
Las Cotijas 2
Leatherby's Café Rouge 2
Marco Polo 2
Seoul House 2
Tabu Grill 2
Taco Adobe 2
The Catch 2
230 Forest 1
AIRe 1
Beachcomber Café 1
Café Hiro 1
Felix's Café 1
Infusion 1
Kimmie's Coffee Cup 1
R&D Café 1
Rendezvous 1
Rothchilds 1
Santouka 1
Uoko 1
Walt's Wharf 1

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  1. kevin h RE: kingkong5 Jan 2, 2007 11:42 PM

    Interesting list. Thanks for putting this together! Looks about right though I'd disagree about Napa Rose.

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      Griller141 RE: kevin h Jan 3, 2007 12:52 AM

      I was also surprised about Napa Rose, but I think it deserves the list (and didn't think it would make it). Where else can you enter an entirely idealized setting, not have to worry about real world messiness, and still get a reasonable meal with nice wines at a not outrageous price?

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      kjs RE: kingkong5 Jan 3, 2007 12:04 AM

      how anyone can vote for johnny rebs....it's beyond me !!! but then again, only a few votes.

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        torta basilica RE: kingkong5 Jan 3, 2007 03:25 AM

        Any breakdown between which Sage locations?

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          kevin h RE: torta basilica Jan 3, 2007 05:11 AM

          Looks like 3 of the 4 votes are for the Newport Beach location while the other is unspecified.

        2. kevin h RE: kingkong5 Jan 3, 2007 05:16 AM

          Oh how the mighty have fallen!

          Last years winners:

          1. The Loft - Fell, tied for 20th
          2. Newport Seafood - Fell, tied for 28th
          3. Thai Nakorn - Fell one spot, tied for 4th
          4. Brodard Chateau - Fell, tied for 16th
          5. Mastro's Steakhouse - Rose one spot, tied for 4th

          Edit: Oh nevermind, those were kk5's personal picks, not the winners.

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            GrindzHound RE: kevin h Jan 3, 2007 05:30 AM

            kingkong5, Thanks for putting this together. Fun list to read.

          2. brekkie_fan RE: kingkong5 Jan 12, 2007 06:32 AM

            this was great...glad to be a part of it.

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