Dinner for 8 in OC for 22nd birthday girl that is fun and delish!
She loves anything.....where do we need to go in OC to celebrate her birthday with great food and drinks. She's quite a chowhouhnd...can you tell us?
I would take her to Wildfish in Newport Beach. They have a great bar and take reservations, too. If she loves Italian, I would go to Onotria in Costa Mesa. If money is no object, I would go to Mastro's also in Costa Mesa for great steaks.
Shin Sen Gumi fills the fun and delish requirements. Drinks will however be limited to beer and sake.
Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen
18315 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
maybe try sapphire in laguna beach...ask for a table outside, there are plenty of heat lamps too. The patio is really cute and has a great atmosphere. You could also make an earlier reservation and watch the sunset...and there are plenty of bars after if you want to grab a drink after dinner. I've had dinner once at sapphire and the food was fantastic - can definitely recommend the lamb, beef, and pannecotta! have fun!
Sapphire would be a great choice, just make sure you get reservations well in advance.
Another seemingly great choice would be the newly opened Crow Bar Restaurant and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar. It just opened and it bills itself as a American Gastro Pub. I plan on going this week. It should have lots of great drinks and small plates of food.