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JAB Apr 25, 2009 09:18 AM

What's good in the immediate area?

  1. janetms383 May 18, 2009 11:15 AM

    I love the Tommy Bahams on Avocado, just outside Fashion Island. Casual and really good food. Try their grilled cheese with lobster sandwich and heirloom tomato soup.

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      justagthing May 18, 2009 09:00 PM

      Love their scallop sliders, but it isn't always on the menu.

    2. JAB Apr 27, 2009 06:32 PM

      We ended up at R&D Cafe on Sunday and split a chinese chicken salad, rubenesque sandwich, warm potato salad and carrot cake. All were good with the walnuts in the carrot cake being especially tasty. I'd say that it's a little pricy. The highlight however was the beer. I had a Stiegl from Austria and a Lost Coast from Nor Cal and both were so fresh and cold. I'll be back for the beer.

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        bllrdfam Apr 27, 2009 09:15 AM

        Roy's is also worth a visit.

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          attran99 Apr 28, 2009 12:00 AM

          Second this idea. The hubby and I enjoyed a great dinner there. We had their seasonal pre-fixe dinner. We had kobe for the first time...and it was FAB! They cooked my scallops to perfection and the hubby thoroughly enjoyed his braised short ribs...so tender! Dessert was a treat...I had their molten lava chocolate souffle cake...now I usually don't like chocolate, but I loved the dessert...not overtly sweet or chocolatey...a nice balance of all flavors. The hubby had a great creme brulee with roasted bananas.

        2. JAB Apr 25, 2009 08:01 PM

          We ended up outside of the immediate area and went to Cucina Alessa and we were not disappointed with the food although there were a couple of service mis ques. We'll probably end up back in Newport tomorrow for another film.

          1. umami Apr 25, 2009 05:18 PM

            R&D Cafe (across from Neiman Marcus) is pretty good, although I am not a fan of their burger.

            Menu:

            http://www.hillstone.com/pdf_menus/ca...

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              JAB May 18, 2009 10:17 AM

              As promised, I came back for the beer. Unfortunately, I found out that I'm not a fan of their burger either. Not enough meat on an oversized dry bun. I'm still crazy about their beer and how fresh and cold it's served. I had Chimay, Pilsner Urkel & Sierra Nevada this time around. It's not great and certainly overpriced but, I'll be back for the beer.

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              Jaytizzle Apr 25, 2009 04:46 PM

              Muldoon's across the street by the Edwards Cinema is a good place. Cool Irish pub with good food.

              Flemings for steak.

              What type of food are you looking for?

              There are a lot of chain restaurants in there. CPK, PF Changs, El Torito, Cheesecake Factory....

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