Looking for anniversary dinner spot in Newport/Huntington Beach
Title says it all. Looking to take the girlfriend out for a nice dinner in Newport/Huntington Beach area. I prefer something with a nice view of the water (any water); Balboa Island looks cool and so does Newport Bay, but the food is more important to me. We can go to the beach after...
As far as food goes, I don't mind spending $30-40 on a main dish. No Japanese/sushi since we already have our spot.
My quick bit of research shows Basilic Restaurant is something I wouldn't mind trying. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Tried Basilic once and it is OK (Swiss/German/French inspired food) but nothing really special. If you really care mainly for the food you should go to Marche Modern - not the most romantic location but some of the best food you will have anywhere in OC.
No water view but not too far from it are the Ritz (still good albeit not up to the level it was under the prior owner) and Rothschild's. If you get the right table and squint, you might get a view at Mastro's Ocean Club in Crystal Cove.
2407 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Mastro's Ocean Club
8112 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657
The Ritz Restaurant
880 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
A great view is from the Rooftop Bar then diner at K'ya (separate establishment but same hotel building).
I really like Tabu, but it is just over your price range (entrees are $40-50). I like the vibe of the place with smaller tables and an open kitchen, and the food is great. It is also on the wrong side of PCH for a view.
2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
K'ya Bistro - Laguna Beach
1287 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651