Between Pomona and Fullerton...anything great?
I need to entertain a party of six for dinner in the area generally near or between Pomona and Fullerton. It can be a bit away, but not too far. Are there any really excellent special occasion restaurants in this area? We are looking for either American/California, French or perhaps Italian cuisine. Anything more ethnic (sushi, Chinese, etc.) will probably not work. Thanks for your help!
Brea has Taps which is nice (right off the 57 @ Imperial), La Vie en Rose (French country) and Cedar Creek Inn (off the 57 @ Lambert). Fullerton has The Cellar. All are nicer neighbourhood restaurants. I'd wouldn't consider them special occasion restaurants...but it fits the bill for going out for a nice, quiet dinner where you won't see kids.
Taps Fish House & Brewery
101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821
305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton/Anaheim, CA 92832
La Vie En Rose Restaurant
240 S State College Blvd, Brea, CA 92821
Cedar Creek Inn
500 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA
I agree with Taps in Brea...I love their drunken mahi mahi and their oysters are simply the best I've ever had.
Caffe Allegro in La Verne is a nice French Italian bistro. Their lobster bisque and ciopino dishes are quite fab.
There are some nicer seafood restaurants around Rowland Heights, but they are chinese, so unless you want to reconsider...
Taps is probably one of the classiest out of the list mentioned. I like Olde Ship also, but it's really a restaurant/bar and not 'special occasion' unless your party likes a pint and British food.
I've heard Napa Rose in Anaheim to be good (pricey too), but never been. Is that too far? Das Ubergeek had a review a while back: