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Mar 26, 2011 07:43 PM

Pre-theater lunch near Segerstrom Center for the Arts (COSTA MESA)

Would love recommendations for a place to go for lunch pre-theater near Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Going with my mother and 16 year old daughter. Looking for a restaurant with a nice atmosphere and varied menu. I am not familiar with OC restaurants as I live on the Westside....Do any restaurants serve brunch type food on Saturdays? Anyone have a favorite place???

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  1. Your best bets might be Capital Grille, Charlie Palmer or Marche Moderne (excellent French), all of which are located across Bristol from the Segerstrom Center in South Coast Plaza. Of the three, Charlie Palmer might have brunch items (I know they have a Sunday brunch), the other two are more lunch.

    Marche Moderne
    3333 Bristol Street, Suite 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Charlie Palmer At Bloomingdale
    3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa
    3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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    1. re: New Trial

      Charlie Palmer and Marche Moderne both serve a 3 course lunch menu for the very reasonable price of between $20 - $25. For a still nice but, less formal atmosphere, there's Old Vine Cafe who offer the same.

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

      Old Vine Cafe
      2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

      1. re: JAB

        Thanks for the suggestions. I will check out their menus.

    2. pinot provence is close as well

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      1. re: dlew308

        Thanks-PINOT PROVENCE was a thought for me as well. Now I have to show my daughter the various menus and see what grabs her!

        1. re: handlertaper

          Pizzeria Ortica on Anton is a good place, nearly next door to the theatre.

          Pizzeria Ortica
          650 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

          1. re: IPA USER

            Another good suggestion re Pizzaria Ortica-will check out that menu to for my daughter's approval.

            Pinot Provence is closed for lunch on Saturdays by the way so I can scratch that one off the list:(

            Pinot Provence Restaurant
            686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

            1. re: IPA USER

              Just called to make a reservation at Pizzeria Ortica....Not open for lunch on Saturdays:(
              My daughter's second choice based on menus is Capital Grille so we are going to try it out.

              The Capital Grille
              8614 Beverly Blvd Suite 157, Los Angeles, CA 90048