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Apr 11, 2012 05:54 PM

chapter one in santa ana ?


worth a visit?

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  1. 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


      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

        Yeah, I think The Playground is also amateurish.

        1. re: jaykayen

          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.

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

      1. 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

          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

            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.