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Feb 6, 2008 06:16 PM

Seeking top spots in Long Beach, Newport Beach

For a wedding and other family gatherings, we'll be out to Long Beach and Newport Beach for a week or so in September and are eager to know the top picks in both towns these days (haven't been in 15 years). Criteria are minimal: one of us is a vegetarian who eats some fish (specifically salmon, trout, and tuna); we like fine dining, particularly at lunch, and generally smaller, lighter meals at dinner. Price is not a consideration, and all cuisines are welcome, with a particular yen for the kind of California cooking not available in NY. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  1. My current faves for California-ish cuisine (sourcing mostly local produce and products) in the OC Coastal areas are:

    Sapphire in Laguna
    OC Weekly Review:

    The Crowbar and Kitchen in Corona Del Mar
    OC Weekly Review:

    My blog: