There is a brand new Mediterranean restaurant in Rancho Santa Margarita! SAJJ Mediterranean already has successful locations in the San Francisco Bay area and they have now expanded to Southern California.
Have you been to Slaters Anaheim Hills? This is their original location and it began their tradition of serving up lots of burgers and bacon. Yes, I am a vegetarian and they have plenty of options for people like me. There are even two vegan burgers on the menu, a veggie patty and the Impossible burger.
South Coast Plaza is great for both shopping and dining. I recently had lunch at Mezzet Mediterranean Cuisine and it was fantastic. This is a fine dining experience and definitely not typical mall fast food.
Olea Newport Beach has arrived and the new restaurant is fantastic! This is the third wine country concept restaurant brought to OC by Russ Bendel. The two other restaurants, Vine and Ironwood, regularly get rave reviews and I predict that Olea will be a success, as well.
Looking for authentic Italian food in Orange County? Casa Barilla South Coast Plaza has arrived! Barilla Pasta has been a staple in my home for as long as I can remember and now this brand has restaurants in both New York and Southern California.