Restaurants With A View In Orange County, California

restaurants with a view in orange county
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Located in Southern California, Orange County has many attractions. There’s the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, with its fun rides, shops and restaurants. Buena Park, close by, is famous for the large Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, where there is a water park, rides, shows and entertainment and plenty of dining, as well as a Virtual Reality feature. Surfers enjoy Huntingdon Beach, where there is a surfing museum. Newport Beach has a busy harbour with boating and cruise options, across from the Balboa Peninsula. Crystal Cove State Park sits on the Pacific Ocean coast, with great hiking trails. For those who love clambering over rocks, looking for sea life, Laguna Beach features tide pools. When visiting the area, make sure you dine at restaurants with a view in Orange County, California, USA.

1. BLK Earth Sea Spirits, Huntington Beach

Posted by BLK Earth Sea Spirits on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Dine in style at BLK Earth Sea Spirits, either inside the restaurant or on the large terrace, enjoying a panoramic view over the ocean and Huntington Beach Pier. Appetisers include seafood and vegetable options, as well as soups and salads. For the main course, meat-lovers can tuck into steaks, ribs, rack of lamb or pork chops, while vegetarians can dine on delicious grilled vegetables on polenta. There is also a full range of seafood dishes, a selection of organic chicken dishes, a choice of burgers and Kobe meatball​ spaghetti to choose from.

BLK Earth Sea Spirits

Address: 300 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 202, Huntington Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 40 USD to 180 USD

Website: BLK Earth Sea Spirits

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2. Duke's, Huntington Beach

It's Waikiki Wednesday tonight in our Barefoot Bar! ??Live music from Kamaki Keawe from 6:30-8:30pm. Come dressed in...

Posted by Duke's Huntington Beach on Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Huntington Beach is famous for its beaches and surfing. The restaurant is named for Duke Kahanamoku, the legendary Hawaiian surfer and swimmer who introduced the sport there in 1925. The restaurant serves meals in the dining room and bar. Starters include tacos, seafood dishes, hummus, sashimi and a selection of salads. What the restaurant terms the Mainlander’s menu includes a selection of sandwiches and burgers. There is also a choice of fish and chips, fish tacos and fish sandwiches.


Address: 317 Pacific Coast Hwy (9,606.95 km), Huntington Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 40 USD

Website: Duke’s

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3. Watertable at Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach

Posted by Watertable on Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Nestled in the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Watertable combines old and new and serves West coast comfort food. They offer contemporary American cuisine, paired with a selection of vintage wines, craft brews and artisanal cocktails. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant and there is a kiddies’ menu for families. Lunch starters include seasonal soups and salads and there is a full range of sandwiches to choose from. Dinner includes fish and seafood options, roasted duck, chicken breast, venison and seafood dishes and delicious desserts. There are also bar snacks available in the restaurant. Dine indoors or on the expansive terrace with a view.

Watertable at Hyatt Regency

Address: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 80 USD

Website: Watertable at Hyatt Regency

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4. Splashes, Laguna Beach

Food that takes you to another world. Chef Ron brings you a new dish featuring King Salmon in brick dough, curried cauliflower, cipollini brûlée, purple cauliflower and zinfandel sauce.

Posted by Surf and Sand Resort on Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Located in the Surf & Sand Resort, Splashes offers fresh seaside dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beach is 25 feet (7.6 meters) below the restaurant and can be viewed from inside the restaurant or on one of its outside patios. All dishes are created from fresh local ingredients. For breakfast, enjoy bagels, smoothies, pancakes, eggs and bacon cooked in a variety of ways and served with fresh fruit. The lunch menu includes the freshest seafood, including starters, soups and salads and tasty sandwiches. Dinner sees a variety of dishes, including meat, fish, seafood and vegetable options.


Address: Surf and Sand Resort & Spa, 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 40 USD

Website: Splashes

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5. A&O Kitchen + Bar, Newport Beach

Posted by Balboa Bay Resort on Monday, 8 October 2018

Set in the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, A&O Kitchen + Bar offers contemporary and casual dining options overlooking the harbor. Lunch and dinner are served. Choose from starters, including empanadas, soups and the House Truffle Focaccia. Enjoy the classic beef tartare and Mahi fish tacos, along with a range of burgers, chicken pot pie and chicken salad. Round off the meal with a delicious dessert, including s’mores and pumpkin spice.

A&O Kitchen + Bar

Address: Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 50 USD

Website: A&O Kitchen + Bar

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6. Studio at the Montage, Laguna Beach

Montage Resort Laguna Beach (3436717475)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Alex Proimos used under CC BY 2.0

Studio is located at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach and it serves contemporary French cuisine with California influences while enjoying expansive sea views. The a la carte menus are constantly updated. Enjoy perfect pairings with a quality wine collection. The restaurant offers an extensive dinner and dessert menu, including the chef’s tasting menu at a cost of 175 USD or 260 USD with wine tasting. There is also a vegetarian tasting menu at 140 USD, or 225 USD with wine tasting. Starters and main courses on the dinner menu include a variety of seafood, fish, beef, lamb and duck dishes. Average dinner menu prices for two persons are 150 USD.


Address: Montage, 30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, California, USA

Average price for two: 150 USD

Website: Studio

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7. Raya at the Ritz Carlton

Raya at The Ritz Carlton

Posted by Zonna Dilag on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Raya at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point comes from the mind of the acclaimed chef, Richard Sandoval, and it offers Pan-Latin cuisine. All dishes are prepared using locally sourced fresh produce, sustainable seafood and organic meat. The views from the restaurant over the ocean are breathtaking. The restaurant serves breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. Choose from shared options, like the half-dozen oysters on the half-shell or Brazilian cheese rolls. The small plate menu includes fish, salad and wild mushroom options, while the large plate menu includes burgers, lobster salad and crispy chicken sandwich. There is also a tasty selection of side dishes to choose from.

Raya at the Ritz Carlton

Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California, United States

Average price for two: 60 USD to 120 USD

Website: Raya at the Ritz Carlton

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8. Bourbon Steak Restaurant at Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Poin

Steak cooked to perfection
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The Bourbon Steak Restaurant at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point is one of many iconic Michael Mina restaurants serving a contemporary, seasonal take on the American steakhouse classics. Each of the restaurant’s menus lists the best cuts of organic, hormone-free beef, lamb and pork as well as a selection of local, fresh shellfish, pizzas and burgers. There is a unique wine list and the restaurant serves hand-crafted cocktails to suit all guests.

Bourbon Steak Orange County

Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629

Average price for two: 120 USD

Website: Bourbon Steak Orange County

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9. The Dana Pool Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

Dip into summer with the best views in Dana Point at 180blu. (Photo by Pacific Dream Photography)

Posted by The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on Monday, 27 August 2018

The Dana Pool Cafe at the Ritz Carlton is a relaxed and laid-back open-air cafe serving snacks and specialty cocktails. There are delicious starters and mains include sandwiches, burgers and pizza as well as a salad menu.

The Dana Pool Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

Address: One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California, USA

Average Price for Two: 40 USD

Website: The Dana Pool Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

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10. Orange Hill, Orange County

Eat ?️, drink ? & be thankful with us at Orange Hill this Thanksgiving! ? Join us for our award-winning Champagne...

Posted by Orange Hill Restaurant on Monday, 5 November 2018

Orange Hill is located in the hills of Orange County and offers sweeping views over Downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island and the California coastline. The restaurant has koi ponds, waterfalls and a great fireplace for the cooler months. Enjoy dining on the patio or inside the restaurant. The menu includes USDA prime steaks, Chateaubriand as well as burgers and their signature Miso marinated Chilean Seabass. There is an excellent wine list on offer, as well as hand-crafted cocktails. The restaurant serves dinner and a weekend brunch.

Orange Hill

Address: 6410 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, California, USA

Average Price for Two: 60 USD-120 USD

Website: Orange Hill

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Views while dining

Enjoy some of the best cuisines while drinking in a gorgeous view at restaurants in Orange County, California.

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