visiting for four days
LA/Costa Mesa area. What are your cannot-miss recommendations? So far I'm set on Animal and Apple Pan, and the boyfriend's favorite Mexican, El Ranchito. And anything good around Disneyland area? Love molecular gastronomy stuff, gastropubs, Shanghainese restaurants (are there any?!)...
Also, is Umami Burger worth all the hype?
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
El Ranchito Restaurant
3401 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
One of the LA boards long time posters who has good food instincts (sel) just mentioned a gastropub in another thread (which I'd never heard of before) in Old Town Orange (not too far from Disneyland): Haven Gastropub.
190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866