February 24 – March 2, 2013

100+ Restaurants Confirmed for the Milestone Celebration
Kick-Off Party with 20 Restaurants at Newport Beach Lexus February 23

The Orange County Restaurant Association will celebrate its fifth year producing the region’s fastest growing and most anticipated culinary event, Orange County Restaurant Week. The 2013 Orange County Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, February 24th through Saturday, March 2nd

As we enter our fifth year, we have been able to establish a quality experience that has come to be one of OC’s favorite culinary events. Orange County Restaurant Week is a now-annual event with 100 of the county’s top dining destinations,” explained Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association. “This year’s five-year anniversary will serve as a grand celebration as restaurants offer the best menus and ensure that diners will be presented with a truly special weeklong. After all, the goal is for everyone involved to have fun!”

The Association has confirmed more than 100 participating restaurants for this annual event. Participants involved to date are as follows (list subject to change; an updated list can be found online at http://www.orangecountyrestaurantweek.com/Participating_Restaurant.html:

  •  118 Degrees – Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel
  • 230 Forest Ave – Laguna Beach
  • 25 Degrees – Huntington Beach
  • 320 Main – Seal Beach
  • 370 Common – Laguna Beach
  • American Tavern Eatery and Drink – Anaheim
  • Anaheim White House – Anaheim
  • Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine and Cocktails – Irvine
  • Anqi – Costa Mesa
  • Antonello Ristorante – Costa Mesa, Santa Ana
  • Bluewater Grill – Newport Beach, Tustin
  • Brasserie Pascal – Newport Beach
  • Brü Grill & Market – Lake Forest
  • Bruno’s Trattoria – Brea
  • Canaletto Ristorante Veneto – Newport Beach
  • Canyon – Anaheim Hills
  • Catal – Anaheim
  • Cha Chas Latin Kitchen – Brea
  • Chapter one: the modern local – Santa Ana
  • Charlie Palmer – Costa Mesa
  • Crossroads at House of Blues – Anaheim
  • Crow Burger Kitchen – Newport Beach
  • Cucina Enoteca – Irvine
  • Div Bar – Newport Beach
  • Ecco – Costa Mesa
  • Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants – Brea, Mission Viejo
  • Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse – Corona del Mar
  • GG’s Bistro – Laguna Beach
  • Gypsy Den – Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana
  • Harborside Restaurant – Newport Beach
  • House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer – Laguna Beach
  • IL DOLCE – Costa Mesa
  • Il Fornaio – Irvine
  • Improv – Irvine
  • JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery – Anaheim, Tustin
  • Katsuya – Laguna Beach
  • K’ya Bistro – Laguna Beach
  • Landmark – Corona del Mar
  • LUCCA – Irvine
  • Lumberyard – Laguna Beach
  • Matador Cantina – Fullerton
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – Buena Park
  • Melting Pot – Irvine, Brea
  • Memphis at the Santora – Santa Ana
  • Mesa – Costa Mesa
  • Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar – Costa Mesa, Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse – Santa Ana
  • Mozambique – Laguna Beach
  • Naples Ristorante – Anaheim
  • Nello Cucina – Costa Mesa
  • Newport Landing – Newport Beach
  • Newport Rib Company – Costa Mesa
  • Nieuport 17 – Tustin
  • Nirvana Grille – Laguna Beach
  • Opah – Aliso Viejo, Irvine
  • Orange Hill Restaurant – Orange
  • Paul Martin’s American Grill – Irvine
  • Pinot Provence – Costa Mesa
  • Pirates Dinner Adventure – Buena Park
  • Pita Jungle – Newport Beach
  • Pizzelle’s Bistro – Tustin
  • Pizzeria Ortica – Costa Mesa
  • Prego Ristorante – Irvine
  • Primecut Café – Orange
  • Quinn’s Old Town Grill – Tustin
  • RA Sushi – Huntington Beach, Tustin
  • Ralph Brennans Jazz Kitchen – Anaheim
  • Riptide Sushi – Mission Viejo
  • Royal Khyber – Santa Ana
  • Ruth’s Chris – Anaheim, Irvine
  • Sapori – Newport Beach
  • Savannah Chop House – Laguna Niguel
  • Scott’s Restaurant & Bar – Costa Mesa
  • Sealegs Wine Bar – Huntington Beach
  • Seasons 52 – Costa Mesa
  • Signature Kitchen – Costa Mesa
  • Slater’s 50/50 – Anaheim, Huntington Beach
  • SOL Cocina – Newport Beach
  • Splashes – Laguna Beach
  • Starfish – Laguna Beach
  • Sundried Tomato – Laguna Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano
  • SWSH Shabu Shabu – Irvine
  • Tabu – Laguna Beach
  • Tamarind of London – Newport Beach
  • Tangata – Santa Ana
  • Tangerine Restaurant – Anaheim
  • TAPS Fish House and Brewery – Brea
  • The Californian – Huntington Beach
  • The Catch – Anaheim
  • The Crow Bar and Kitchen – Corona del Mar
  • The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon – Anaheim
  • The Ritz Restaurant & Garden – Newport Beach
  • The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Tustin
  • Tommy Bahama’s Bar & Grill Laguna Beach
  • Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille Newport Beach
  • Tortilla Jo’s – Anaheim
  • True Food Kitchen – Newport Beach
  • VUE Restaurant – Dana Point
  • Watermarc – Laguna Beach
  • Wolfgang Puck Bistro – Costa Mesa
  • Woody’s Warf – Newport Beach
  • Zcafe – Costa Mesa
  • Zimzala – Huntington Beach

“This event is about bringing together the culinary community and uniting the many regions of Orange County for an event that all can enjoy,” added Waitt. “Our slogan has always been, ‘the only thing to make for dinner this week is reservations,’ and we hope that everyone will take full advantage of that suggestion!”

LAUNCH PARTY AT NEWPORT BEACH LEXUS

The 2013 Orange County Restaurant Week will kick off with an official Launch Party at Newport Beach Lexus on Saturday, February 23 benefiting Share Our Strength, a national organization dedicated to ending Childhood Hunger. Beverage sponsors include Chambord Vodka, Patron, Stella Artois, and La Crema, and dessert will be provided by Frosting’s Cupcakes, creators of the five-year anniversary cupcake.

The following restaurants will be providing samples of their fare:

  • Anqi
  • Brü Grill & Market
  • DivBar
  • Quinn’s Grill
  • Paul Martin’s American Grill
  • Landmark
  • JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery
  • Scott’s Seafood
  • Savannah Chophouse
  • The Melting Pot
  • Gypsy Den
  • Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • Slater’s 50/50
  • Sundried Tomato
  • Cucina Enoteca
  • RA Sushi
  • Ralph Brennans Jazz Kitchen
  • House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer
  • K’ya Bistro
  • American Tavern Eatery and Drink
  • Pizzelle’s Bistro
  • Melissa’s Fresh Produce
  • Sadie Rose Breads

The public may purchase tickets online at http://www.eventbee.com/v/ocrestaurantweeklaunchparty2013.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit Share Our Strength.

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