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OC: Restaurants Open On Christmas Day??

Just Cid Dec 5, 2004 08:35 PM

Been trying to find someplace nice in OC for Xmas Day dinner.

Not finding much that's open, outside of the Disneyland
Hotel area....

Any ideas? North OC is preferred, but will travel a bit
if necessary.


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    traci RE: Just Cid Dec 6, 2004 10:00 AM

    Last year we went to The Arches in Newport Beach on PCH. Very old school, but hip crowd on Christmas night. Get there early or they'll sell out of the stone crab claws!

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      Philly RE: traci Dec 25, 2007 08:34 AM

      The Arches on PCH closed it's doors months ago.

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        cdmedici RE: Philly Dec 25, 2007 09:36 AM

        You are responding to a three year old post. That being said...The Arches did not close, but moved onto the peninsula. There are now two locations within walking distance. One is at 508 29th St (the former Aubergine restaurant) and the other is called Arches on the Water which is at 2816 Lafayette St.

        Ironically, Aubergine restaurant was run by Tim and Lisa Goodell and now Tim and Lisa are going to open a new restaurant at the old Arches location.

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          elmomonster RE: cdmedici Dec 25, 2007 10:23 AM

          Yes, the Arches is still going, except in a different place now (two new places actually). Here's a recent review:


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      torta basilica RE: Just Cid Dec 6, 2004 08:29 PM

      I'm pretty sure Five Crowns is open, but probably booked by now. You might try the restaurant the the new Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach - I've had catered food there & it was pretty good. After that, I'd start with the hotels/resorts going south... in the Westin SCP Pinot Provence might be open since they are basically the only hotel restaurant, the Hyatt Irvine believe it or not has a new chef from Paris that has cooked with all the biggies but for the life of me, I can't remember the name of the restaurant, the restaurants at the Four Seasons are lovely & Sutton
      Place would be nice too. The best hotel food you're going to get would be at the Ritz Carlton or the Montage Resort, but that's getting really south.

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        xxhimeehxx RE: Just Cid Dec 25, 2007 07:58 AM

        I know two korean BBQ places that are open today. I've been to both places and they're food is great!! I really like the beef stuff that you wrap around rice paper. The prices are also pretty reasonable. Here are the addresses...

        Cho Sun Ok
        7880 Beach Blvd.
        Buena Park, CA 90620

        Kuh Mok
        2216 Sepulveda Blvd.
        Torrance, CA 90501

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