ISO dinner Saturday night in Costa Mesa?
Hi - We're going to the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Anyone have any suggestions in the area. We'll have a party of five - Italian, upscale Latino fusion, seafood, Chinese seafood or Thai would be our preferences. Thank you.
Onotria would fit the Italian criteria, as would Antonello's. Between the two, I'd go with Onotria.
Upscale Latino fusion - nothing remotely fitting that description in the area
Seafood - There is Scott's Seafood, but I wouldn't recommend it
Chinese seafood - there is a place that took over the former Russell's Seafood on MacArthur just north of the 405, but haven't been to it.
Thai - George's Thai Bistro is on Bristol & Sunflower. It's your average Thai restaurant is ok, nothing to write home about.
re: Professor Salt
Professor, Moon Palace Asian Bistro was what replaced Russell's Seafood, but I think Moon Palace is now closed because its sign is gone. I never went there either after Russell's closed.
Best option for Chinese seafood nearby would probably be in Irvine, at Sam Woo or SW Seafood.
If you go, here are a few of my faves...
Bocaditos--(appetizer) small croisants filled with ground beef, raisons, other stuff, a bit on the greasy side, but oh-so-good
Tamale Pie (entree)-vegetarian, on the heavy side, but great
Crispy Roast chicken, comes with plantains, black beans and marinated onions, so good
the deep fried banana thing for dessert-yummmmmm!!!!!