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North Orange County Romantic/Fine Dining - Valentines Day Suggestions

I recently moved to the North Orange County area and dont know of many romantic or fine dining retaurants in the area. I read a few reviews online and was thinking about taking my girlfriend to Napa Rose, but I'm not sure if there is a lot of Disneyland traffic there and if its overrated. I also heard The Anaheim White house is good? I've never really heard of any other restaurants in the area.

Price isnt really an issue. Food is obviously important, but ambiance is my biggest concern.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Just a little way down the page is this new thread that may be of help: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7571...

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    1. re: Servorg

      wow, didnt even see that thanks.

    2. Good restaurant for dinner on Valentines Day ? - None

      1. Canyon in Anaheim Hills?

        1. Napa Rose is the least romantic spot I've ever been in my life for that price point.

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

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          1. re: BubblyOne

            I believe that the Chef's Table in the kitchen would be much more enjoyable, but definitely not romantic.

          2. Definitely try Marche Moderne in Costa Mesa. The food is amazing and the ambiance is like a Paris bistro - small tables close together, white tablecloths, great service, great bar.

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

            1. thanks for the replies. I agree about napa rose being overrated. I went to check it our last week and it didnt do much for me.

              1. I have not tried it, yet, but The Hobbit Restaurant looks to be a nice experience. Received an email that they are doing a 7-course, V-day menu.

                The Hobbit
                2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869

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                1. re: Jigsaw

                  I haven't been in a few years, but it was one of the most enjoyable dinners I've had in OC. Unique and romantic.

                  1. re: BubblyOne

                    I have always been intrigued by the Hobbit, but I just get the feeling it is going to be a very dated experience, and one that for Valentine's day is also going to be very pricey. It is a l-o-n-g set menu affair, one seating... And every time I drive by it I look at the neighborhood and feel the place has been passed by.

                    Most of my high dollar dinners have been at sushi bars over the last couple of years. depending on who you go with, a high end sushi bar can be very sensual. The textures work great, you can eat with your hands, the food can be exotic, and the service is usually personalized to an extent. Too bad my top places are not in N. OC.

                    I may get eviscerated for suggesting this (as long as I am straying from N OC), but you might try Le Cave in Costa Mesa for some retro old school charm. I don't know what they have going on for V-day, it may end up being way too pricey for what you get, but the place is dark, with those red pleather booth, the steaks are wheeled around on a cart and cooked properly. Not as high end as Mastreo's Ruth Chris... but not as expensive either. It is not my definition of high end, but with the right girl, it could make for a fun romantic dinner.

                    1. re: ocshooter

                      The Hobbit is "dated" to be sure. If someone likes Five Crowns, The Ritz, the old Bob Burns at FI or other similar long-gone spots, most likely they would enjot The Hobbit.

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

                  2. re: Jigsaw

                    wow, pictures from Yelp make the place look soooooooooo dated.

                    related: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636370