Water Grill
3300 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 208-7060
http://www.watergrill.com/wgscp/home.html
Water Grill is a new sea food restaurant that BillyD recommends.
This expansive restaurant offers brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. The unprecedented options and experience is a must. The best part? It's just a few steps away from the Segerstrom. 

SOCO & The OC Mix
Shop & Dine
3303-3323 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
southcoastcollection.com
Many of Southern California’s top chefs call SOCO and The OC Mix home, creating a vibrant new culinary capitol in the heart of Orange County. At SOCO foodies can indulge in haute new restaurants concepts, craft coffee and tea, handcrafted cheeses, decadent deserts, wines, olive oils, fresh baked specialty breads and all of the culinary accoutrements to create and inspire the inner chef in you. In addition you can indulge in a rich assortment of cooking classes and demonstrations, book signings, food and wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, lectures, food truck events and the famed SOCO Farmers Market.

AnQi
3333 Bistrol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
anqibistro.com
AnQi offers a new gourmet bistro and noodle bar concept featuring Vietnamese fusion cuisine emphasizing healthy dishes, Asian herbs and spices. One of the best restaurants near South Coast Plaza.

Bamboo Bistro
2600 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 720-1289
vietbamboobistro.com
Healthy Vietnamese and Thai cuisine serving the coastal communities of Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach & Laguna Beach. International wine list.

Haute Cakes
1807 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 642-4114
hautecakescaffe.co
A local favorite. Breakfast, Lunch, and Pastries.

Ikko
735 Baker St
Ste C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-7822
BillyD's favorite sushi spot!

Il Fornaio
18051 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
ilfornaio.com
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana.

Javier's - Crystal Cove
7832 E. Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949)494-1239
javiers-cantina.com
Javier's Cantina & Grill, established in 1955 in Newport Beach, offers the best regionally influenced home-style Mexican cooking made with the freshest and finest ingredients. Javier's also features the largest selection of premium tequilas in Orange County in a contemporary tropical setting in Newport Beach.

Kitayama
101 Bayview Pl
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 725-0777
kitayamanewport.com
Kitayama Restaurant offers variety of fresh and delicious food to our customers. Our abundant menu is prepared by skilled master chefs, Yamasaki, Goto, and other skilled sous chefs. Our fish is carefully selected and supplied by our group company, IMP. Our abundant menu is provided and served to you by our skilled chefs and wonderfully fresh fish.

Maggianos
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
maggianos.com
Located at the South Coast Plaza in Coast Mesa, across the street from the Segerstrom Center and just minutes away from John Wayne Airport and several hotels, we are the ideal location for your family dinner, social gathering, or client meeting. Our 300 seat dining room is always buzzing.

Mastro's
633 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
maestrorestaurants.com
Mastro’s collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.

Mother's Market & Kitchen
1890 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 631-4741
mothersmarket.com
Fresh, delicious and healthy! Whether you're enjoying one of our Mother's kitchen prepared food items or buying food to take home from carefully selected vendors, our standards remain high. Raw foods, vegan, organic, gluten-free and gourmet, we have something delicious for you and your family. Let us know if you don’t see your favorites in the deli case or on our weekly specials menu and we'll make sure it gets on the list. Every store has a unique approach to food service – please enjoy!

Native Foods Café
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
nativefoods.com
Native Foods Café is the premier chef-crafted vegan restaurant serving homemade, fresh food every day of the week. Native Foods Cafe has attracted acclaim in Zagat, USA Today, VegNews and numerous other publications.

Panera Bread
235 East 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
panerabread.com
Panera Bread bakery-cafes bring the tradition of freshly baked artisan bread to neighborhoods in cities throughout the country. We use only the highest-quality ingredients and bake fresh every day.

Pizzeria Ortica
650 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
pizzeriaortica.com
Pizzeria Ortica will delight your palette and warm your heart—Italian style. Our vibrant eatery at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa welcomes guests for lunch, dinner (including a family-style special,) and a late night happy hour with a stunning wine list and cocktail program.  We combine traditional techniques (everything is hand-made) with local artisanal ingredients. Featuring an 800-degree wood burning oven, the menu recreates classic Italian favorites—antipasti, pasta, pizza, gelato and more. Friendly service, a comfortable setting and convenient location have made Pizzeria Ortica a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Season 52
3333 Bristol Avenue
Suite #2802
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
season52.com
Season 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.

The Capital Grill
3333 S.Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
thecapitalgrille.com
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening (unless it’s a lively, social atmosphere you seek, in which case our sophisticated bar might be your destination).

True Food Kitchen
451 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-2400
foxrc.com/restaurants/true-food-kitchen
You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process.

Wahoo's Fish Taco
401 Newport Center Drive, #A101
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-0290
wahoos.com
At Wahoo’s Fish Taco, we believe that good food speaks for itself. We focus on providing delicious food of the highest quality. Every aspect of our signature charbroiled fish, steak, chicken, and new tofu selections is paired with our fresh salsa and tortillas for an unforgettable experience that not only satisfies your hunger, but is healthy too.