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Jul 15, 2009 10:51 AM

ISO outdoor dining in OC


The amazing weather lately has led me to think about outdoor dining.

So I am looking for suggestions regarding nice outdoor dining options in Orange County.

Any type of food.

Wine offerings would be a plus.

North Orange County is preferred but all of OC is welcome.

I'm looking for somewhere that has good food and a nice place to sit outside while dining and enjoying our amazing weather.

Thanks in advance everyone....


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  1. I'm a big fan of Habana, in the Lab (the anti-mall) on Bristol. Great Cuban food, full bar w/ homeade sangria, large patio, good people watching.

    1. 5 Crowns in Corona del Mar. Sit in the garden. Excellent Lawry restaurant with great food and spot on service. Really awesome for Sunday Champagne brunch.

      1. How about LUCCA in Irvine on Quail Hill Pky.
        Here's a thread I posted back in May

        1. The patio at Marche Moderne, you almost forget you are at the mall.

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          1. re: I got nothin

            Concur. I think MM's patio is the best outdoor dining in OC, particularly the cabanas which offer a bit of privacy.

          2. For casual-ish seafood King's Fish House on Katella and Main.