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Feb 28, 2012 05:48 PM

Birthday dinner with the girls in Costa Mesa Area

Looking for fantastic food and a great vibe. We love Scotts, Mesa, Seasons 52. A place that has vegetarian options is a plus. Would love some recs.

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    1. There are a couple of fun options at the Camp: Taco Asylum, Old Vine, and as a plus, you can always head over to Mesa to continue the night.

      Though I think the food is overpriced (but good), Sol Cocina has a good vibe and a pretty layout.

      Since you don't seem above dining at SCP, you could also try Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdales.

      Vegetarian options are going to be limited, but I have always had fun doing yakatori with a group, and Shin Sen Gumi is a lot of fun (it is next to the Ramen place that is listed here).

      Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen
      18315 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

      Old Vine Cafe
      2937 Bristol St # A102, Costa Mesa, CA

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

      Sol Cocina
      251 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

      Taco Asylum
      2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

      1. I had a great lunch at Anqi by Crustacean (across from Charlie Palmer) today. I partook in the OC Restaurant week special. I feel like we saved a lot of money, and ate really well. Service was great, and the food was terrific. Lots of vegetarian options.

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        1. re: attran99

          I'd second Anqi for a girls night out. The vibe there is lounge-ish and a little smoother on the service than CP. It's the perfect place to head out for some fun dressed to the nines.

          If you're looking for something with less giltter but great food, the Crow Bar in Corona del Mar is good (veg options may be limited) and I hear it gets a pretty crazy crowd there late on Thurs nights.

          Have fun!

          1. re: BekahR

            What about Mozza in New Port Beach?