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nyperr Jan 3, 2011 02:15 PM

Need recommendations for restaurants that creatively use high quality local ingredients for biz dinners in or near Anaheim. We already have Napa Rose but need several others....preferably American, French or Italian. Mr Stox and Anaheim White House are too old school mediocre.

Thanks

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Napa Rose Restaurant
1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Anaheim White House
887 South Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Mr Stox
1105 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

  1. Das Ubergeek Jan 4, 2011 08:49 AM

    Local ingredients at Park Avenue means grown in their garden, for much of the roughage they use. Yes, it's sort of old-school (the Googie bar, etc.) but I wouldn't compare it to White House and Mr. Stox in terms of old-schoolness.

    I don't know of any French restaurants in Anaheim. You'd have to go to Marché Moderne or Tradition by Pascal for that sort of thing.

    For Italian, what about Francoli Gourmet in the Orange Circle?

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    Tradition by Pascal
    1000 Bristol St N, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Marché Moderne
    3333 Bristol Street, #3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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      josephnl Jan 4, 2011 02:56 PM

      I guess what I meant by Park Avenue being old school is the look of the bar and dining room...and I suppose the menu choices, as well. The food is good and pretty traditional...nothing especially innovative, but nothing bad either. I personally think that Mr. Stox is a nicer restaurant with great drinks, nice wine list, generally very good service and good rather traditional food; I would pick it over Park Avenue.

      For something more special, and French, I would definitely recommend Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa...last few times we were at Tradition, Pascal was nowhere to be seen, and the resulting dinners were not great! It is rare that Florent is not in the kitchen at MM.

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      Park Avenue Cafe
      501 Park Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662

      Mr. Stox
      1105 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805

      1. re: josephnl
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        nyperr Jan 8, 2011 06:31 PM

        I reserved Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa.for one night but we need places closer to the Anaheim Convention center for entertaining so we don't have to be responsible to drive everyone to their hotels.

        How is Roys???

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

        1. re: nyperr
          Das Ubergeek Jan 10, 2011 08:24 AM

          It's completely and totally middle of the road, and much too expensive for what it is.

          The Cellar will be fine and the food is excellent, but it's very old-school. Unfortunately, you're in a family entertainment district in one of the poorer cities of Orange County, and you've dismissed the few decent, non-steakhouse options that do exist. Anaheim is awash in beautiful, fantastic holes in the wall, not upscale eateries, and even most of those are not walking distance from the convention centre.

          I'd recommend Canyon in Anaheim Hills, but it's as far away as some of the other restaurants you've been recommended. (Anaheim is something like 14 miles wide by two miles tall.) Gabbi's and Haven Gastropub are in the Orange Circle; they're not exactly upscale but they are quite good.

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          Haven Gastropub
          190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866

    2. ocshooter Jan 4, 2011 08:34 AM

      What about Catal at Downtown Disney?

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        nyperr Jan 8, 2011 06:29 PM

        We ate at Catal Downtown Disney last time we had to go to the Anaheim Convention Center. Really very mediocre. We're spoiled living in New York.

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        CaliB Jan 3, 2011 10:20 PM

        Definitely add Park Avenue Steaks and Chops in Stanton, CA to the list. It's a surprising, highly rated by Zagat GEM! Food and service are outstanding, which includes more than just steaks and chops. They use high quality local ingredients, some of which are grown out back. Next door to Anaheim, the Stanton neighborhood is pretty shabby, but the restaurant itself is a fabulous find! You and your clients not be disappointed! We arrived for an early dinner and were advised reservations are highly recommended.

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        Park Avenue Restaurant
        11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680

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          josephnl Jan 4, 2011 06:11 AM

          Park Avenue is very nice, and we enjoy it a lot. Nevertheless, for folks who consider Mr. Stox and the White House " old school", Park Avenue will be equally so.

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          Park Avenue Cafe
          501 Park Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662

          Mr. Stox
          1105 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805

          White House Restaurant
          887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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          nyperr Jan 3, 2011 02:36 PM

          How is "THE CELLAR" in Fullerton? And, what about K''Ya?

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            josephnl Jan 3, 2011 06:25 PM

            The Cellar is as "old school" as Mr. Stox. You will not find anything terrific without driving a few miles. I'd highly recommend Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa, or Mastro's Steakhouse (also in CM), for the true carnivore!

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

            Mastro's Steakhouse
            633 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

            Mr. Stox
            1105 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92805

            1. re: nyperr
              Servorg Jan 4, 2011 10:53 AM

              I think the place link for K'Ya didn't add because you inadvertently used a " rather than a ' mark after the Y.

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              K'ya @ Hotel Menage
              1221 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA

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                outshined Jan 18, 2011 12:07 PM

                I ate at K'ya Anaheim the other night. It's not very upscale, the one in Laguna is much more so. There were some items we got that were good (Jamaican Jerk Wings, meatballs), others were just ok (pork wontons, Cuban sandwich). We ordered about 20 things and I'd say half were good.

                They're served on paper plates. The service was absolutely terrible. We kept having to go in the kitchen to find our waiter for drinks, more tapas, etc.

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