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HBGigi Nov 6, 2010 09:30 AM

There are 5 of us who always go out to dinner during the Christmas holidays. We've been going to the Five Crowns for a number of years but haven't been very happy with the restaurant lately so we are looking for another place. We'd like somewhere in the Orange County area that decorates but also has good food. We don't need the carolers, etc. and the price isn't an problem. Can any of you help or give us some suggestions of places to call?

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Five Crowns
3801 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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    New Trial RE: HBGigi Nov 6, 2010 04:19 PM

    The Ritz might be a good choice. Not sure about decorations in the restaurant proper, but Marche Moderne is excellent for lunch, particularly out on the patio.

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    Marche Moderne
    3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    The Ritz Restaurant
    880 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

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      BubblyOne RE: New Trial Nov 6, 2010 09:59 PM

      The Ritz is a good rec-started by Hans Prager of Scandia, Five Crowns, Gullivers . Very festive for Christmas and vastly improved over the last couple of years.
      An excellent alternative and they did a great job during Restaurant Week. Due to family obligations, I'll be at both:) If you go, don't miss the Ritz egg.

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      Five Crowns
      3801 East Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

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      angelini17 RE: HBGigi Nov 6, 2010 08:05 PM

      I like The Loft at the montage Hotel in Laguna Beach

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