Business Lunch in OC
Looking for a good place to take some client for lunch. We are in Costa Mesa and they are in Irvine. Price is no object. Thanks.
Two more thoughts. What about Plums on 17th in Costa Mesa? Not a steakhouse but if your guests haven't really sampled califonia cuisine it might be a refreshing break from the ordinary. Also, if you are not opposed to travling to Tustin, I would heartily recommend Zov's.
Throw them for a loop and take them, literally, to the beach. If this is a lunch where you want to linger and not rush back to the office, the Beachcomber Cafe in Crystal Cove State Park might work.
It's all about the beach, being outside, and the view. Food's just ok. Casual, & not the hyper expensive treat that client lunches usually entail. Just a twist on the usual, y'know?
Haven't been yet, but heard good things about Bistango.
Onotria is indeed open for lunch.
When the Wild Rabbit was open for lunch, I took some clients there and they enjoyed it. But I think they are dinner-only now.
Kitayama's seems best suited for the business lunch and have had some decent meals with clients there.
There is Taleo Grill in that marketplace, but that parking lot is becoming more of a pain to find parking every time I visit. Houston's and Ruth's Chris are also in that area.
Also, across the street from the Bluffs, is Marco Polo, a nice Italian restaurant. Had excellent lasagna there last week, rack of lamb on my previous visit.
Turner New Zealand is also quite good, and open for lunch.
Second Zov's in Tustin, if you're willing to travel out a bit.