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Nov 16, 2007 10:20 AM

Good Place to Eat Pre-Show Near OC Perf. Arts

Going to see Kathy Griffin down there T-giving weekend and would like some recs. Thanks!

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  1. The best, in my opinion, is Mastro's Steakhouse. Possibly the best steaks in OC.

    Here's a review:

    7 Replies
      1. re: mbh65

        There are so many places to eat in the South Coast Plaza / Costa Mesa area. Could you be a bit more specific as to price range or type of food you are looking for. This might help you get some more responses.

        1. re: Tony

          We are VERY flexible and adventurous, but would like to spend around $25-35 per person or less. The key is getting in and out to make it to the show on time. I live in Pasadena, and Maison Akira is masterful with regard to great food and a menu just for the Playhouse crowd where they practically guarantee you will be in and out with time to get to your seat before the show starts. Thanks!

        2. re: mbh65

          If you like Middle Eastern Food, there's a good Persian place called Orchid near there. It's at 3033 Bristol Street.

          Or you could stop in at The Lab and eat at Habana (Cuban).

          1. re: thericequeen

            Darya is even closer. Across from Nordy South Coast Plaze corner, near Morton's.

            1. re: justagthing

              If you like French food you might want to try out Marche Modern located directly across from the center in the mall.

              Another option might be Savannah Supper Club. Maybe other chowhounders can tell you a little more about it. Just opened very recently,

              Marche Moderne
              3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

              Savannah Supper Club
              655 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

              1. re: Tony

                Savannah used to be Chat Noir (and for the most part, still is). It serves American fare now, but the old staples (Duck Three Ways and Chocolate Souffle) are still there.

                Here's a review of it with more details on the changes:

                Another option is Kaisen Sushi, a revolving sushi bar. It's about a block away and a bargain.


      2. I almost always go to Pinot Provence. Wonderful oyters and shellfish, many wines by split or glass. Pre-theater menu or a la carte, and the service is gracious.