South Orange County
Where are your favorite bistros?
Gemmell's, Break of Dawn, Brussel's Bistro, K'ya, L'Hirondelle, Rocq Cafe and Café Mozart off the top of my head.
1) The Crab Cooker. It's the definition of straightforward and simple -- and their scallop skewer is always good.
2) Should you choose to venture north to Costa Mesa, you'd do well to opt for Old Vine Cafe.