Newport Beach One Night Only [moved from Los Angeles board]
What is the best restaurant in Newport Beach? We are staying for one night in the OC.
Anywhere near the Fairmont would be prime as we will probably take a taxi.
Looking for wine type nice romantic stuff.
THE RITZ RESTAURANT AND GARDEN
880 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE
NEWPORT BEACH, CA. 92660
PHONE (949) 720-1800 FAX (949) 720-1886
THE RITZ IS LOCATED IN NEWPORT CENTER - FASHION ISLAND AT THE CORNER OF NEWPORT CENTER DR. & SANTA BARBARA, DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE N.B. MARRIOTT
You'll get more responses if you post this on the LA Board - it includes Orange County.
I think 21 Oceanfront is very romantic, though.
I suggest you check out Basilic, on Balboa Island.
Make reservations, it is *extremely* limited seating. And make sure you order the raclette appetizer.
It's very good Swiss-French cuisine, and is cozy and romantic. Plus Balboa Island is kind of cool to walk around, lots of quaint little shops.
re: Das Ubergeek
Only problem is that it's not so romantic if you have a family next to you with overly tired & cranky kids from their long day at Disneyland... I wonder if there's a way around that, as there always seems to be at least several families in similiar states. And they always seem to be seated near me :(
I live in Newport and love their restaurants, but for a nice romantic evening, you might consider heading down PCH to Studio in the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach.