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"Casablanca The Restaurant &" .. A legacy of more than 30 years of Moroccan cuisine in Orange County.
We look forward to serving you!
Our staff is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch
We DO NOT accept table requests. We only have 12 tables. We are a very small intimate restaurant and every table has a view of the bay.
VOTED TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE USA 2019 BY OPENTABLE DINERS! This quaint, waterfront bayside venue offers fresh air patio dining with an infused contemporary American menu. CORKAGE FEE $75 limit ONE 750 ml bottle. Corkage wine may not be represented on the Dock wine list.
A FULL RESTAURANT with the freshest local products
TOURS+ TASTING EXPERIENCE: Public tours at 3:30pm Saturdays (book on our website).
PRIVATE TOURS: The perfect pre-dinner activity for up to 15 guests. (inquire to book)
EVENTS: With a large open patio, we offer a unique venue for all kinds of celebrations and events.
SHOP: Buy Blinking Owl Bottles for your home bar or the perfect local gift.
Reservations highly advised. Walk-ins welcome.
BIG PARTY? Email email@example.com for all parties of 7+ guest. To ensure the best service for all guests, we only seat a maximum amount of guests at one time unless pre-arranged. Minimums may apply.
With a focus on spirits, Blinking Owl is an adult-focused refuge from our crazy lives. Kids must be supervised at all times. NO animals: NO emotional support or fake service dogs.
South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen & Bar features Classic Mexican favorites, prime steaks and seafood with a So Cal twist. Fine Tequilas & Margaritas
Our food and drink meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combines both modern-creative and traditional styles of cooking.
Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.
Lunch: Daily from 11a - 3p
Opium Hour: Everyday 3p - 6p (dine-in only)
Dinner: Daily from 3p - 9p
We offer our full menu for takeout and delivery, with delivery offered in partnership with Doordash or through our website. To place a pickup order, please call 949.715.8205. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Live entertainment is performed nightly on the main stage in our Dining Room. Tables are by reservation only, for dinner. Hours of Music; Su/M/Tu, 5:30-9:30pm Wed/Thu 6-10pm Fr/Sa 6:30-10:30pm.
All Tables in Main Room or Patio, Th/Fr/Sa, are subject to a $10 per person Live music charge, on top of dinner tab. Our dynamic musical line-up of Jazz, R&B, Soul & Contemporary artists, provides an interactive yet intimate experience, in an elegant yet relaxed setting.
The Drake features New American cuisine prepared by Award Winning Chef team Paul & Nick Gstrein. Seasonal offerings encompass an ever-evolving menu of unique small plates, steaks, chops, fresh seafood & desserts. Our curated Wine & Spirits selections serve to enhance the dining experience.
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We put all our heart and soul into a creative and unique experience. Our Omakase is a pre-fixed menu based on raw fish and shellfish. All our fish, rice, and ingredients come from Japan, prepared with Japanese techniques and elements. Our Omakase is a fine dining, intimate experience, prepared in front of our guests to highlight the integrity of our dishes.
DIARY RESTRICTIONS have to be informed in advance. Please note that some requests we can not accommodate.
NOT ALLOW outside bottles or food.
SEATING AT THE BAR is the same courses as AT THE TABLE. Our professional servers will explain the intricacy of every dish.
BE ON TIME Service starts in unison at the time of reservation. If you are late, you will miss the first courses.
CHILDREN age 5+ are welcome, must order the full menu, no children's menu or price.
CANCELLATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS are allowed 72 hours in advance. Less than 72 hours will be charged for the full price of Omakase per guest plus tax
Due to social distancing and California guidelines, seating is very limited. We suggest calling the restaurant for current guidelines and availability since California guidelines change frequently.
Our food is Contemporary Continental; a reference to its encompassing many world cuisines. 7:00 begins the Champagne and Hors d'oeuvres course, in our wine cellar. Sommelier Amy Cody and wait staff will be there to help you choose wine for your dinner, with over 1,000 labels to choose from! You will be served a Seafood first course then a fowl or light meat. A house made sorbet is served before the main entrée. The weekly entree is served complete with accompanying vegetables. Dessert arrives, along with a list of after dinner drinks and liqueurs.
**Please note how our evening runs may change due to California restrictions following Covid-19 Guidelines.
Executive Chef Jessica Roy brings her fresh interpretation and style to Garden and Farm-to-Table cuisine right inside the botanical oasis that is Sherman Library and Gardens. Daily pickings from the Gardens and local farms populate the ever changing seasonal menu that highlights the best and most flavorful ingredients of the season. Look for ingredients at their peak, stunning edible blooms and herbs right from the Sherman grounds, and cuisine that is nothing short of inspired and delicious. .
Please note: we are located within the Sherman Library and Gardens, to which there is a $5.00 per person admission fee. Each admission supports the Sherman Gardens (a non-profit organization), who maintain the sweeping panoramic views that our diners get to enjoy! Come for the food and stay for the views (and insta-worthy pics).
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens offers the freshest, locally sourced , seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine paired with exclusive wines and craft cocktails and beers. Located on a seven acre home and garden center in the heart of beautiful Corona del Mar, Farmhouse provides a dining experience that cannot be replicated anywhere else and can be quite romantic. What sets us apart is the unparalleled beauty of Rogers Gardens combined perfectly with a unique cuisine created by Chef Rich Mead.
A place to dine and experience true Greek hospitality, come in to enjoy an out of the ordinary getaway.
The cuisine is so vast; it can satisfy almost any palate or diet including low carb, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available at all times.
The family recipes we prepare always begin with fresh products purchased daily from local vendors and Greek distributors in order to create the authentic flavors enjoyed only in a Greek home.
Join us for a memorable experience!
With a casual yet cozy ambiance, Wine Gallery will make you feel right at home with our inviting and friendly restaurant staff. Craft Cocktails coming soon.
"The menu is packed with southern-influenced dishes like apple cinnamon beignets; a pulled-pork sloppy joe; or Amy's own favorite, a sprightly salad of lettuce, fried chicken, corn-bread croutons, and buttermilk dressing."
Excerpted from Bon Appétit, June 2002
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- OTOpenTable DinerLos Angeles •2 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoThe service and food is fabulous and consistent here. Never have I had a pork chop that could be cut with a fork! Tender and juicy, seared to perfection! Everything I’ve had here is top notch and the service is excellent.More infoSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa$$$$• American• Costa Mesa•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerOrange County •3 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Food was incredible! Perfect place for a cute dinner with friends or a date night. Drinks were good and definitely strong, but no complaints on that. Service was good, our server lagged a bit at the end but the majority of the time he was quick and helpful. Will definitely be back!More infoHabana - Costa Mesa$$$$• Cuban• Costa Mesa•4.8
- AMAndrewMLos Angeles •1 review4.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023The sides have reduced in size and quality of ingredients. Bread is now a fee and less of it (hardly enough for 2 people). Although the steak and Chilean WSB was on point. Will come back, but will be making new decisions.More infoMastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa$$$$• Steak• Costa Mesa•4.6
- AMAnthonyMOrange County •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Outstanding customer service. Food was excellent. Must have- cheese truffle garlic bread!!More infoNorth Italia – Irvine$$$$• Italian• Irvine•4.6
- GCGabbyCOrange County •11 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Always a good time at Water Grill. Friendly staff, great ambiance, and delicious seafood for a good value.More infoWater Grill - South Coast Plaza$$$$• Seafood• Costa Mesa•4.7
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Top Hispanic Owned and Operated Restaurants in the U.S.
September 15th to October 15th brings the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, a time that honors the cultures of people whose ancestors came from Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Spain. A big part of the cultural heritage that many Latinx people share in this country is food. To honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, below find Hispanic-owned and -operated across the U.S.
Discover Orange County
Located in the sunny state of California, Orange County is known for its many tourist attractions. Considering that Orange County consists of 34 cities and is more populous than 21 U.S. states, you can bet the attractions include not only the best surfing beaches, the Balboa ferry, and sites like Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland but also a huge selection of restaurants. The warm climate enhances the growth of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, which can be found in many restaurants. Although iconic California foods like Rocky Road ice cream and sourdough bread may have originated in other CA cities, they’re also popular in Orange County. Fast food places, drive-ins, and Korean barbecues are popular in this area, too. Smoothies in the summer, however, take the cake.
Frequently asked questions
The best reviewed restaurant in Orange County is Casablanca The Restaurant
The best vegan restaurants in Orange County are Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner, Gracias Madre - Newport and True Food Kitchen - Newport
The best vegetarian restaurants in Orange County are Summit House - Fullerton, True Food Kitchen - Newport and Gracias Madre - Newport
The restaurants with the best service in Orange County are Maison Fox, Zabb and Vegetarian Thai and The Hills Cafe
The restaurants with the best ambiance in Orange County are Truly Pizza, Maison Fox and Foundation Room - House of Blues Anaheim
- Dana Point / Monarch Beach
- Garden Grove / Westminster
- Corona del Mar
- Lake Forest
- Costa Mesa
- Fountain Valley
- Newport Beach
- Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita
- Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley
- Seal Beach
- Ladera Ranch
- San Clemente
- Laguna Beach
- San Juan Capistrano
- Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
- Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
- DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum
- The Ranch at Laguna Beach
- Downtown Disney California
- Puente Hills East Shopping Center
- Mission Viejo Mall Shopping Center
- Anaheim Marriott
- Orange County Performing Arts Center
- Dana Point Harbor
- Main Place Mall
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County
- South Coast Plaza Shopping Center
- Angel Stadium of Anaheim
- Hilton Anaheim
- Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
- Newport Beach
- Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim at the Park
- Adventure Playground
- Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Orange
- Lantern Bay Village Shopping Center