View Full Version : nice restaurants in OC?
06-20-2005, 08:18 PM
I want to give our Pastor a gift cert to a nice restaurant as a thank you for doing our wedding. When I was living there I was a poor college student, so I don't really know any nice restaurants there! Can anyone suggest some places, preferably around Costa Mesa/Newport Beach/Irvine area? I'd like the price range to be ~100/dinner for 2.
06-21-2005, 02:09 AM
La Cave in Newport/costa mesa:
or five crowns in corona del mar:
Both fancy nice and quite unique
06-21-2005, 03:25 AM
Turner's New Zealand. Very nice place.
06-21-2005, 01:30 PM
Maggianos near South Coast Plaza. Not "fancy" per say, but REALLY kick arse food!
06-21-2005, 02:35 PM
Maggianos is really good. You have to get the 3 cheese ravioli or the Gnocci. MMM MMM MMM. The problem is that it is way too busy, I have gone there and had a 3 hr wait. So we went watched a movie and came back.
But if you want a really memorable experience (huge WOW factor) go with sugggestions in post #2.
Maggiano's is good stuff, but I say go with a restaurant that isn't a chain around here in SoCal. Go with something more unique, because those are the types of places most people never hear about/go to.
06-21-2005, 04:07 PM
not to throw the conversation off, but I was just curious Avlena...
Don't pastors/whomever does your wedding get paid? I thought most if not all charge for weddings...
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