dinner in Corona del Mar?
I'll be visiting a friend new to Corona del Mar. He loves CrowBar but wants to try additional places as well. He's considering:
* The Quiet Woman
* The Bungalow
Any chowhound comments about or preferences among these 3 places?
Thanks very much.
re: kc girl
mini trip report:
* The Bungalow was very average -- won't go back. The steaks were less than advertised, eg. my bone-in filet was drenched in a heavy sauce and accompanied by heavily sauced potatoes gratin. Stomach ache.
* Two visits to Crow Bar were wonderful. Noisy, busy and fun. The small plates are great to share with a group. Liked especially the flatbreads and caesar salad. Draft beer list is wonderful -- try the Trois Pistoles from Montreal. The wine list was extensive and fairly priced.
* For coffee, breakfast and lunch, went several times to Cafe Zinc. Very high quality ingredients featuring top baked good, healthy/minimalist egg choices and a delicious assortment of salads and prepared foods for their lunch bar (eg. white bean salad, whole artichokes, lentils, etc.). Lively atmosphere of regulars. Will go back many times.
* for my next visit, I'll try The Quiet Woman and A Restaurant up the PCH in Newport Beach. Thanks very much for the advice.
I would head down the coast a bit to Newport Coast and hit Javier's.
Upon arrival, and a Marg or two, I would order the chicken mole poblano enchiladas.
But, that would be me. Otherwise I would get the burger at Quiet, and some of the best calamari I've had, (IMHO). At brecky, head to Rose Donuts, and get any one of the breakfast sandwiches, and a jelly donut.
As iloveredwine said A Restaurant should be added to your consideration even though it is about 4 mile north of Corona Del Mar in West Newport.
If he likes Crow Bar (as I do) he will really like A Restaurant. Simple fresh ingredients with everything very well executed.
I can't wait to go back.