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Jun 26, 2007 02:12 PM

Where to eat game in OC?

Where would you go to get game in OC? The weirder the better. Can be fancy, non-fancy, even funky.

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  1. To eat in a restaurant? Or, to buy at a market or a butcher?

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    1. re: JBC

      To eat in a restaurant. I know that there's a Viet place in Rosemead that serves snake, venison, and other sorts of weird things on their menu. Wondering if there's a place like that here.

      1. re: elmomonster

        The basic game options: rabbit, wild boar, deer flank steaks (just like venison?) are available at Jagerhaus in Anaheim:

        For the more exotic meats, Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin owns a market next door to their restaurant that makes the following statement:

        "And we are happy to order exotics like; venison, game birds, wild mushrooms and just about "anything" you can think of with a little advanced notice."

        I would look at the exotic meat selection, as an example, in the link posted below by "cdmedici", decide on what you'd like to try, order it through the BSB market, and ask the BSB restaurant to cook it for you. Obviously, get the owner/operator's prior agreement to this arrangement, but since it's coming from their market next door, you probably stand a good chance of being able to eat whatever exotics at a restaurant in Tustin you'd like.

        They may not be recptive to preparing the 5 insects you can have at Typhoon in Santa Monica though:

        An example of Game Birds available in an English restaurant that owns its' own game bird ranch/estate would be Rules:

    2. A couple years ago Napa Rose had a trio of game.

      EDIT: Brea's Best has ostrich burgers.

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      1. In Newport Beach there is a French restaurant that usually has game on the menu. It is called Bistro Le Crillon. It has been a while since I ate there. The last time there I had Gazelle.

        If you feel like cooking your own then give this company a try.

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        1. re: cdmedici

          Thank cdmedici. I'll see what Bistro Le Crillon has to offer.

          Anyone else have any other restaurants offering game?

          1. re: elmomonster

            How about Florentine's Bar & Grill in Fullerton. It's a cool spot that has been known to offer venison as a special. Call first


            1. re: elmomonster

              You might want to do a little more research. I used to work in the area and I never heard anything good about the food or service. Which was a shame because I love French bistro food. I did a search on this board and there wasn't anything positive.

              I didn't feel like investing the money to try myself after those reports. So take this with a grain of salt.

          2. Bayside Restaurant in NPB has venison loin medallions on the menu.

            1. You can get sweetbreads at this place in San Juan Capistrano. Not really game, but strange: