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chapter one in santa ana ?

kevin Apr 11, 2012 05:54 PM


worth a visit?

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    OCrashad Apr 11, 2012 09:51 PM

    Nice vibe, the food is mediocre. Try Lola Gaspar or the Playground (both within a block or two from Chapter one) for a much better food experience.

    FYI. The playground has a burger which is not listed on the menu, (I guess cause they only serve it Medium rare) and is pretty darn good.

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    1. re: OCrashad
      kevin Apr 11, 2012 10:28 PM

      yeah, they kept mentioned that the burger was not on the menu, but that we could order it.

      but i didn't know that the burger is only served medium rare, and that there are no substittuions on it?


      1. re: kevin
        TNT Adventures Apr 11, 2012 10:44 PM

        Thought the food wasn't that great at Chapter One nor was it bad. I did like the space and the drinks. Also enjoyed the desserts there too.

    2. J.L. Apr 11, 2012 09:07 PM

      Take one for the team, kevin! Go, and report back!

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        jaykayen Apr 11, 2012 09:03 PM

        meh. I thought the food was amateurish, but it may just be a misalignment of tastes and vision. The drinks are very good, though.

        The only place I like in DTSA is the Crosby.

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        1. re: jaykayen
          kevin Apr 11, 2012 10:27 PM


          sadly, i havent even heard of the Crosby.

          and i went to The Playground and it left be non-plussed, though i didn't try the burger there.

          1. re: kevin
            jaykayen Apr 11, 2012 10:32 PM

            Yeah, I think The Playground is also amateurish.

            1. re: jaykayen
              kevin Apr 11, 2012 10:37 PM

              And if I'm not mistaken due to the restaurant scene in OC, if the Playground where situated in LA, it would get no play.

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