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2014 Orange County Thanksgiving Dining Guide

orange county Thanksgiving Dining Guide
Celebrate Thanksgiving with your family in Orange County at one of these premiere dining destinations. We’ve made making reservations at the restaurant that best suits your family needs with our Orange County Thanksgiving Dining Guide. Please note that we will be updating this list on a daily basis, so make sure and check back frequently for more dining options.

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St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
1 Monarch Beach Resort N
Dana Point, CA 92629
949.234.3200

Motif Restaurant

Make your holiday extraordinary with a Thanksgiving Buffet experience in Motif, where Executive Chef Frederic Castan will feature traditional and exotic holiday cuisine. Reservations are available from 11:00am – 8:00pm. $115 per Person, $35 for children (ages 5-12) and children under 4 eat with our compliments.

Stonehill Tavern

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at Stonehill Tavern – offering a Chef’s holiday four course Feast created by Executive Chef Raj Dixit and served ‘Family Style’. Featuring all your favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes including a main course of Heritage Breed Turkey and your favorite traditional fixings. Stonehill Tavern will also be offering a limited a la carte menu. $135 per person; $195 per person with wine pairings.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA
855.467.6800

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch
Thursday, November 27
Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray creates an exquisite Thanksgiving brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities. Available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations recommended.
$115* per adult; $55* per child

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The Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-4920
888-554-4620
opentable.com

Ballroom Brunch
Thursday, November 27 (served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
Executive Chef David Man creates a grand Thanksgiving brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and hosted children’s activities. Offerings include a festive buffet of breakfast selections, a fresh seafood assortment, carving station with free range organic turkey, prime rib, as well as traditional holiday sides and an assortment of delectable desserts.
$79 per adult; $19 for children; under 5 free.

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Oak Grill
Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 760-4920
opentable.com

Thursday, November 27 (served from 3-9 p.m. only at Oak Grill)
Enjoy Chef Marc Johnson’s creative priced fixe Thanksgiving dinner at Oak Grill. The four course meal includes selections like Slow Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Banana Bread Croutons or Baby Kale and Charred Pear Salad; a second course of Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter or Fall Vegetable Risotto with Port Gastrique, with a main course choice of a traditional turkey plate, salmon or grilled filet mignon. Finish off the meal with dessert choices of classic pumpkin pie or a pecan pie donut sundae.
$85 per adult, with an option of wine pairings for an additional $25; a separate children’s menu is available.

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Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
714-220-5006

Enjoy a champagne brunch before celebrating with Snoopy and the gang at Knott’s Berry Farm. Their traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, biscuits…just the way Mrs. Knott’s would prepare for her family! Reservation are recommended, however, walk-up guests are welcome. Complimentary parking is included for three hours at the Marketplace parking lot.

Thursday, November 27th
9am-6pm
Adults $39.99+tax
Seniors $29.99+tax
Kids (3-11) $17.99+tax

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Prego Ristorante
18420 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612
949.553.1333

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Noon – 8 p.m.

Served Family Style
$36 per person | Children 10 & younger: $15.50

Breadsticks and Ciao Bread (garlic cheese bread)
Lentil & Sausage Soup
Caesar Salad
Turkey Breast (all-white meat)
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Homemade Stuffing
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake

A La Carte Menu
Pumpkin Ravioli – homemade ravioli filled with rich pumpkin and ricotta, served in a cream mascarpone sauce, and topped with walnuts

Fusilli Con Luganega – fusilli pasta with sausage, mushrooms, and onions in a fresh tomato sauce

Salmone alla Griglia – fresh grilled salmon, served with sautéed seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes

Tagliata Di Bue Alle Erbe Amare – juicy marinated flank steak, arugula, diced tomatoes, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, in a balsamic reduction

Pumpkin Cheesecake – housemade seasonal cheesecake

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Charlie Palmer
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.352.2525

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Three Seatings Available from 2 – 7 pm | Lounge Open Until 9:30 pm
Three Courses | $75 per person, $25 children | A la Carte for Children

FIRST COURSE

HALF DOZEN MARKET OYSTERS
Vodka Cocktail Sauce, Cucumber Green Apple Mignonette
ROASTED HEIRLOOM BEET SALAD
Citrus Coulis, Feta Cheese, Cashew, Frisée, Sherry Vinaigrette
MARKET GREEN SALAD
Cucumbers, Golden Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Asiago Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette
CREAMY KOBOCHA SQUASH FARRO RISOTTO
Duck Confit, Fuji Apple, Pumpkin Seeds, Gorgonzola Cheese, Apple Cider Duck Jus
MAINE LOBSTER CHOWDER
Sweet Corn, Porcini Mushrooms, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Crispy Leeks
CARAMELIZED SEA SCALLOP
Pistachio Velouté, Quince, Arugula, Bacon Lardons
MAIN COURSE

CRISPY SKIN SCOTTISH SALMON
Spiced Pumpkin Nage, Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkin Oil, Chanterelle Mushrooms
SEAFOOD EN PAPILLOTE
Lobster Knuckles, Calamari, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Kalamata Olive, Fennel, Tomato, Piquillo Pepper, Candied Grapefruit, Rouille, Saffron Pilaf
SLOW BASTED ORGANIC TURKEY
Traditional Condiments and Giblet Pan Gravy
THIRTY SIX HOUR PORCHETTA
Braised Kale, Beluga Lentils, Caramelized Persimmon, Rosemary Pork Jus
BRAISED OSSO BUCO
Creamy Grits, Roasted Root Vegetables, Cranberry Gremolata , Baby Mustard
8 OZ FILET MIGNON
Lyonnaise Fingerling Potato, Broccolini, Red Wine Jus
DESSERT

FRESH MIXED BERRIES
Crème Fraiche Chantilly
ROASTED PUMPKIN TART
Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Chambord Gelato
POACHED PEAR AU GRATIN
White Chocolate Sauce, Mille-Feuille
MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE
Candied Hazelnuts, Praline Powder, Raspberry Frangelico Gelato

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Montage Laguna Beach
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651
866.271.6953

The Loft Lunch/Dinner
• 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
• Four Course Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu
(Choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and
dessert)
• $110/Adults, $35/Children (ages 4-12yrs) (tax & gratuity not included) • No À la Carte in Dining Room • Bistro Menu available in Bistro only 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Studio
Dinner Only
• 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
• Special Five Course Tasting Menu
• $135/Person $210/ With Wine (tax & gratuity not included) • À la Carte Menu

Grand Ballroom
Holiday Buffet
• 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
• 12 Station Holiday Buffet
• $120/Adult $40/Children (ages 4-12 yrs.) (tax & gratuity not included) • Featuring a Jazz Trio • Complimentary Family Photographs

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BISTANGO
19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA
949-752-5222
(reservations recommended)
www.bistango.com

THANKSGIVING DAY PRIX-FIXE
1– 8 pm, live music 5– 9 pm
$42 pp (plus tax & gratuity), children 12 & under – $19.90

First Course (choice of)
· Baby Organic Spring Mix—Baby Heirloom Tomato, Goat Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts, Sweet Basil Vinaigrette
· Kabocha Squash Soup – Pancetta, Sage Crème Fraiche
· Garlic Soup

Main Course
· Free Range Organic Turkey – Spiced Apple Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato, Cranberries, Vegetables, Turkey Gravy

Dessert (choice of)
· Pumpkin Cheese Cake — Pecan Gingersnaps Cookie Crust, Spiced Crème Anglaise
· Apple Crisp — Caramel Sauce, Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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BAYSIDE
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
949-721-1222
(reservations recommended)
www.baysiderestaurant.com

THANKSGIVING DAY PRIX-FIXE
1-8:30 pm, live music 4:30 – 8:30 pm
$46 pp (plus tax & gratuity), children 12 & under – $19.75

First Course (choice of)
· Autumn Salad— Maytag Blue Cheese, Organic Grapes, Toasted Pistachios, Balsamic Vinaigrette
· Puree of Garnt Yam & Ginger Soup – Snipped Chives
· Roasted Red Beets & California Goat Cheese – Honey Roasted Walnuts, Aged Balsamic Reduction, Red Belgian Endive
· Compressed Smoked Salmon Salad – Cucumber, Dill, Horseradish, Crisp Flatbread, Petit Greens

Main Course
· Diestel Farms Oven Roasted Organic Turkey – Savory Bread Pudding with Forest Mushrooms and Caramelized Onion, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Burgundy Gravy, Orange-scented Cranberry Sauce

Dessert (choice of)
· Pumpkin Pie—Vanilla Whipped Cream & Caramel Sauce
· Warm Chocolate Souffle Cake—Hazelnut Ice Cream

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BACK BAY BISTRO
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA
949-729-1144
www.newportdunes.com

THANKSGIVNG DAY FEAST
11 am – 4 pm
$45 adults, $19 children 10 and under

Executive Chef Bruno Massuger will prepare field greens with apples and dried cherries in a walnut vinaigrette; asparagus salad; beets with goat cheese; caprese salad; roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic dressing; walnut stuffing, rice pilaf, mac ‘n cheese, shallot mashed potatoes, candied yams, sweet peas, green beans, creamed spinach, roasted corn, cranberry relish; corn bread and assorted rolls.

Topping off the meal are traditional pumpkin, caramelized apple and pecan pies.

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PINOT PROVENCE
686 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.444.5900

$45 for 3 courses; $19 for children 10 and under
Lunch and Dinner from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Smoked Ham Hock Terrine with Pear & Saffron Purée,

Shaved Pears, and Toasted Brioche

Scallops with Sautéed Bloomsdale Spinach, Pear Onions,

Roasted Squash, and Salsa Verde

Duo of Lamb with Lamb Loin, Lamb Shoulder, Cannellini Beans,

Braised Swiss Chard, and Lam Jus

Pumpkin Pie with Dried Fruit Compote, Red Wine Reduction,

Brioche Crostini, and Pepitas

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CATAL RESTAURANT & UVA BAR
1580 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
714.774.4442

$38 for 3 courses; menu available for children 10 and under
Lunch and Dinner from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts,
Golden Raisins, and Sherry Vinegar Pearls
Cider Brined Turkey with Cranberry Apple Relish, Potato Puree,
Haricots Verts, Mushroom Stuffing, and Gravy
Braised Short-Rib with Roasted Root Vegetables, Foraged Mushrooms,
Potato Purée, and Rosemary-Pine Nut Germolata
Chocolate Namelaka with Financier, Roasted Griottes,
Pistachio Chantilly, and Basil

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TANGATA
Bowers Museum
2002 North Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
714.550.0906

$46 for buffet; $19 for children 10 and under
Lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kabocha Squash Soup with Toasted and Spiced Pépitas
Roasted Free Range Turkey with Slow Roasted-Bourbon Brined,
Hand-Carved, and Sage Gravy
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Braised Swiss Chard,
Caramelized Shallots, and Natural Jus
Apple Pie with Spiced Golden Apples, and Brown Butter Crust

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LEATHERBY’S CAFÉ ROUGE
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.429.7640

$48 for 3 courses; $19 for children 10 and under for 2 courses
Lunch and Dinner from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lobster Coconut Bisque with Clams, Lemongrass, Flan,
Garlic, Thai Curry, and Grilled Bread
Local Halibut with Chorizo Potato Hash, Charred Octopus, Blistered Tomatoes,
Corn Purée, Brussels Sprouts, Romesco Sauce, and Basil Oil
Organic Free Range Turkey with Cranberry, Mushroom Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes,
Creamed Spinach, Baby Carrots, Cipollini Onion, and Turkey Gravy

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Seasons 52
3333 Bristol St Suite # 2802
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-437-5252

11 am-8 pm

$27.95 for turkey entree, child’s portion $12.95
Seasons 52 will once again be open for Thanksgiving. A la carte menu will be offered along with a special turkey entree of roasted turkey and gravy, herbed stuffing golden mashed potatoes, butternut squash, French green beans and housemade cranberry relish.

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Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
3300 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-979-2400

3-8 pm

$50 per adult, $12 for children under 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity
The three-course dinner offers a variety of choices from Scott’s famous calamari, butternut squash soup, oven roasted turkey with all the trimmings, signature sea bass, salt crusted prime rib and pumpkin cheesecake to name a few. For complete menu, go to http://www.scottsrestaurantandbar.com/menus/thanksgiving-menu/

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The Capital Grille
3333 Bristol St #3802
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-432-1140

12-9 pm

$36 per adult for Thanksgiving entree; $15 for children 12, exclusive of tax and gratuity
In addition to the a la carte menu, The Capital Grille offers a traditional Thanksgiving entree with slow roasted turkey and all the delicious trimmings.

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Claim Jumper
claimjumper.com
714-434-8479

11 am-6 pm
$22.99 to $33.99 depending on entrée, exclusive of tax and gratuity
The three-course menu features a choice of one entrée such as roasted turkey, broiled salmon or slow-roasted prime rib with a choice of soup or salad and dessert. Vegetarian entrees are priced at $16.99 per adult and $10.99 for children 12 and under.

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TAPS Fish House & Brewery
101 East Imperial Highway
Brea, CA
(714) 257-0101

Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea on Thursday, November 27, 2014 for a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet 12-7 PM. Dinner is $43.99 for adults; $14.99 for children 3 to 10. Start at the oyster bar, where shrimp cocktail, freshly shucked oysters, sliced charcuterie and artisan cheeses, along with offerings of honey smoked salmon, roasted lemon Brussels sprouts, balsamic glazed beets and assorted savory salads. Seasonal breads complement the spread.

After pumpkin bisque comes the traditional carved-to-order herb-brined breast of turkey, prime rib, or honey-glazed ham. Feast on braised thigh and turkey legs, giblet gravy, fresh gingered cranberries, rosemary-sage cornbread dressing, sweet roasted yams, green bean casserole, buttered corn on the cob, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Enjoy sous-vide pork belly wrapped stuffing, spicy Italian sausage, and triple mac & cheese. Other choices include lemon pepper salmon, BBQ chicken and wild rice pilaf.

End with a cornucopia of holiday desserts including classics such as pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie, banana crème pie, pumpkin cheesecake, crème brûlée, tiramisu, rice pudding, a luscious chocolate fountain with assorted fresh fruit, savory and sweet dippers; chocolate layer cake, flan, ambrosia and pumpkin and banana breads.

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Balboa Bay Club
1221 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Thursday, November 27th from 2 pm – 7 pm 
Waterline Newport Beach

Experience the rich tradition of Thanksgiving Dinner served in a relaxed ambiance along the waterfront. You will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Dinner offering four delicious courses. Bring the family to enjoy an intimate dinner and let us take care of everything. Live piano music will certainly set the mood and enhance this festive evening with delightful melodies and family favorites.

• $85.00* Adults

• $42.00* Children (4 – 12 years old)

• View our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

For all dining reservations, please call 855.923.8301.*Tax and gratuity not included. A 48-hour cancellation policy of $25 per person will apply.

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Sapphire Laguna
1200 S Coast Hwy #101
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-9888

The three-course meal is served from 11 am until 8 pm on Thursday, Nov. 27 and is priced starting at $55* exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity. Children’s portions will be offered at half price, with the “A La Carte” Kids’ menu also available. It is recommended that guests call ahead for reservations.

Dine-In Menu Highlights:
· Traditional Herb Roasted Diestel Hen Turkey Carvings
· Whisky-Pepper Cured Salmon
· Butternut Squash Bisque
· Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin
· Short Rib Sheppard’s Pie
· Classic Pumpkin Pie
· Spiced Rum Apple Cake
· Full menu: http://www.sapphirellc.com/pdf/Thankgiving%202014%20Menu.pdf

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PROVENANCE
2531 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 718-0477

Provenance will celebrate its first Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th from 4-8 PM. It will feature traditional Free-Range Turkey Breast — wonderful Certified Angus Beef Tri Tip or Loch Duart Scottish Salmon. All three entree options are guaranteed to please. With housemade Thanksgiving sides, this dinner will satisfy on so many levels!

THANKSGIVING MENU
November 27th from 4-8 PM
PRIX FIXE DINNER $42.5 PER GUEST

AMUSE
Basket of our Famous Biscuits & Honey Butter

STARTERS
Butternut Squash Bisque with Crème Fraiche
Clipped Garden Lettuces with Verjus Vinaigrette

OVEN-ROASTED MAINS (Choose One)
Diestel Free Range Turkey Breast and Rich Turkey Gravy
Certified Angus Beef Tri Tip, Horseradish Cream and Port Wine Reduction
Loch Duart Scottish Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze
All Mains come with these Traditional Sides:
Apple and Sausage Stuffing (no Pork available on demand), Caramelized Garlic Crushed Potatoes, Roasted Maple Yams, Green Beans, Cranberry Chutney

DESSERTS
Full Dessert Bar with Mini Euro Pastries*All Dinners come with one Non Alcoholic Beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea or Lavazza Coffee
Full Bar and Wine List Available, sorry no outside wines allowed for this Dinner*Meals for our guests under 12: Diestel Free Range Turkey Breast and all the Sides 19.95

There will be limited seating for this dinner and reservations are mandatory. For more information or to secure a spot, guests may call (949) 718-0477.

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The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

Thanksgiving Brunch runs 9AM-3PM on Nov 27. Prices are $65/Adult, $19.95/Child. Sir Winston’s Restaurant will be open from 12PM-7PM and prices are $68/Adult and $19.95/Child. Chelsea’s Chowder House and Bar will be open from 5PM-10PM and prices are $45/Adult and $19.95/Child for Thanksgiving Menu. À la Carte menu also available. Promenade Café will be open 6:30AM-10PM and prices for Thanksgiving menu are $40/Adult and $19.95/Child. À la Carte menu also available. The Observation Bar will be open from 11:30AM-12AM.

Parking $7 with validation for up to three hours. Reservation Highly Recommended. Walk-ins welcome for Promenade Café.

For full menus, reservations and more information, visit: http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/thanksgiving/ or call 562-499-1606.

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