Best American Restaurants in Orange County

Nick's Laguna BeachNick's Laguna Beach
(802)
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport BeachMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
(444)
$$$$
American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
BungalowBungalow
(1220)
$$$$
American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Nick's - San ClementeNick's - San Clemente
(668)
$$$$
American | San Clemente, South Orange County
Bayside RestaurantBayside Restaurant
(1623)
$$$$
American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
BistangoBistango
(1626)
$$$$
American | Irvine, South Orange County
Seasons 52 - Costa MesaSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa
(5227)
$$$$
American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortSplashes at Surf & Sand Resort
(2460)
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Del Frisco's Grille - IrvineDel Frisco's Grille - Irvine
(720)
$$$$
American | Irvine, South Orange County
Farmhouse at Rogers GardensFarmhouse at Rogers Gardens
(2284)
$$$$
American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County

Best Italian Restaurants in Orange County

Da Bianca TrattoriaDa Bianca Trattoria
(515)
$$$$
Italian | Orange, North Orange County
Modo Mio - Newport CoastModo Mio - Newport Coast
(1060)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Antonello RistoranteAntonello Ristorante
(990)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ana, North Orange County
Piccolino RistorantePiccolino Ristorante
(591)
$$$$
Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
il Barone Ristoranteil Barone Ristorante
(317)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Pina's BistroPina's Bistro
(313)
$$$$
Italian | Tustin, North Orange County
Rocco's RestaurantRocco's Restaurant
(454)
$$$$
Italian | San Clemente, South Orange County
North Italia – IrvineNorth Italia – Irvine
(1688)
$$$$
Italian | Irvine, South Orange County
Rothschild's RestaurantRothschild's Restaurant
(644)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
PirozziPirozzi
(567)
$$$$
Italian | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
CUCINA enoteca - Newport BeachCUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach
(1042)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Delizie Ristorante & BarDelizie Ristorante & Bar
(324)
$$$$
Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
Salerno by Chef PirozziSalerno by Chef Pirozzi
(352)
$$$$
Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Andrea at Pelican HillAndrea at Pelican Hill
(1589)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
(1351)
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Popular restaurants in Orange County

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Orange County

Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
(1198)
$$$$
Seafood | Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
(903)
$$$$
American | Costa Mesa
North Italia – Irvine
(1426)
$$$$
Italian | Irvine
View all Orange County restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Orange County restaurants.

Earn Free Meals Faster with Bonus Points

Orange County's most booked Bonus Point tables
Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
1351 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Our waiter was FABULOUS! He knew the menu well, was so pleasant, made recommendations appropriately and we were so glad to have his advice, it was an amazing evening! More

OpenTable Diner -
Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1441 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

Roy's always has great service. There food is great and they have a lot of variety. There vegan menu Items are just ok. This day and age so many restaurants are stepping up their vegan game. So, If you have some veggie folk in your group I would try another place. If not then Roy's is always a good choice. More

OpenTable Diner -
FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2710 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Clayton - Our server was exceptional. He did not rush us and let us dine. More

OpenTable Diner -
EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel IrvineEATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine
233 reviews
$$$$
American | Irvine, South Orange County

This was my second visit to this restaurant and the food and service were fantastic. Loved the Portobello mushroom burger with the sweet chutney! Our server recommended it and it was great. More

OpenTable Diner -
JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
659 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

2nd visit. Food good but both diners food was lukewarm. Kitchen leaving on the shellfish too long? Service otherwise excellent! More

OpenTable Diner -

Specials at top restaurants in Orange County

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
659 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

2nd visit. Food good but both diners food was lukewarm. Kitchen leaving on the shellfish too long? Service otherwise excellent! More

OpenTable Diner -
Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
27 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Ventured here directly off a flight for brunch for my birthday. The ambiance by the outdoor fountain in the garden was great, though noisy due to planes flying overhead. The Ahi Tuna, Crab Cakes, and Shrimp Cocktail were awesome! The staff was great. And I was very appreciative of the nice dessert surprise, compliments of the chef, for my birthday. Will definitely return...soon. More

OpenTable Diner -
71Above71Above
1422 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fantastic view and ambiance along with great service and food. What more can you ask for? More

OpenTable Diner -
Taste on MelroseTaste on Melrose
2396 reviews
$$$$
American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Great food, Great Service, great atmosphere! We had a wonderful waiter who took care of us, and everyone in the party loved the food. More

OpenTable Diner -
Il DolceIl Dolce
79 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

It’s like being in Italy! And they have a garbanzo based gluten free pizza, which is great for me as I don’t eat bread. Cocktails are awesome! I asked them to make it a little less bright in the dinning room and the place looked really romantic. It’s worth the drive to go try some house made mozzarella. The ingredients are fresh and the olive oil it’s the real deal! More

OpenTable Diner -

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Orange County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Pascal1. Pascal
201 reviews
$$$$
French | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

One of our favorite french restaurants. It never disappoints. While it might seem a bit more expensive than some other restaurants, the quality makes up for it in every way. Highly recommend. More

OpenTable Diner -
The Dock2. The Dock
711 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Outstanding restaurant off the beaten path in a quiet neighborhood of Balboa . Parking right outside and a wonderful menu . I had halibut and my wife had the scallops. Superb and the service over the top . If you want to feel pampered , the Dock is the place More

OpenTable Diner -
Wineworks For Everyone3. Wineworks For Everyone
151 reviews
$$$$
French American | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

It is so nice to have this restaurant so close to us. The food and wine are always delicious and the staff is so welcoming! Great service! More

OpenTable Diner -
The Hobbit4. The Hobbit
1002 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Orange, North Orange County

Great dining experience! The staff was friendly and the food was very good. I would go back again for the dining experience. More

OpenTable Diner -
Hannas Prime Steak5. Hannas Prime Steak
1699 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

We had such a special dinner here announcing the gender of our baby coming soon to our parents. Hannah’s made sure to make it extra special and everything tasted amazing!! Highly recommend the Burrata Brussels sprouts! More

OpenTable Diner -

New to OpenTable

Orange County restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - BreaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Brea
$$$$
American | Brea / La Habra, North Orange County

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Laguna HillsBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Laguna Hills
$$$$
American | Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch, South Orange County

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Outlets at OrangeBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Outlets at Orange
$$$$
American | Orange, North Orange County

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

El Torito - Yorba LindaEl Torito - Yorba Linda
$$$$
Mexican | Placentia / Yorba Linda, North Orange County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

Harley Laguna BeachHarley Laguna Beach
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Harley is a new restaurant in Laguna Beach focused on creative, seasonal menus backed up by real hospitality. This mission is demonstrated in all aspects of the project, from Daniels’ collaboration with local food producers to find the best and freshest meat, seafood, and vegetables in the area, to welcoming diners into the space, to carefully crafting and preparing the food, to a renewed focus on giving guests the best overall restaurant experience they’ve had in a long time.
More

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.