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New Microbar Opens in Ladera Ranch

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The much anticipated Microbar Ladera Ranch has opened at the Mercantile West shopping center in Ladera Ranch.   This neighborhood restaurant offers a contemporary, yet casual vibe offering a wonderful new dining option in Ladera Ranch.

Microbar features a seasonal menu featuring small plates with Spanish and Italian influence and additional heartier plates. They serve dinner seven days a week and lunch and dinner on weekends.  The trendy lounge-like setting is complimented with white leather chairs and dark chocolate tables and accents; the clean lines and exhibition kitchen deliver a vogue environment that patrons will appreciate.   The dining room and adjacent bar offer a warm vintage style that stands on its own in Ladera Ranch’s popular Mercantile West.

Chef Brad Robison offers a fresh and versatile menu that changes based on top quality ingredients that are available in their freshest state. “Our goal is to make simple food, amazing,” said Robison. “We will only buy the highest quality items at their peak freshness.” Health conscious guests will appreciate that all seafood served at Microbar is wild and they serve hormone free grass fed beef as well.

The menu at Microbar Ladera Ranch includes small plates including Pan-fried Oysters with Asian greens and Cajun Remoulade; Burrata with Roasted Tomotoes with balsamic reduction, EVOO and basil; and Shrimp Wontons.  Larger plates are also served offering tastes to please including Filet Mignon; New Zealand Green Mussels with garlic and wine reduction; Pork Belly Sliders braised and served on Hawaiian bread; and a Berry Salad, with chicken breast, seasonal berries, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and a berry walnut dressing, Side dishes are also available including a wide range of seasonal vegetables and a favorite of roasted fingerling potatoes.

For those that want to enjoy the elegant and cozy Microbar, they can enjoy craft beers, acclaimed small release wines, and an array of classic and signature top shelf cocktails.   Some wonderful signature cocktails are offered, such as a Solerno Spritz (Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, fresh lemon juice and sparkling wine), Reviver (Hendricks Gin, Lillet Blanc, fresh lemon juice, Cointreau and Absinthe Rinse), and Beat the Heat (Milagro Silver Tequila, St. Germain Liqueur, fresh lime juice, cucumber, jalapeno and Agave syrup).

Microbar is owned by Steve Dickus, owner and operator of Pizza e Vino in Rancho Santa Margarita, and is located in Mercantile West, across from Pavilions, at 25612 Crown Valley Parkway in Ladera Ranch.   On Monday through Friday, the bar opens at 4 p.m. and the dining room opens at 5 p.m..  On weekends, Microbar opens at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and remains open throughout the day. Please call  (949) 429-3380 for further information.

You can stay up to date with Microbar Ladera Ranch by liking “Shop and Dine Ladera Ranch” on Facebook and the Microbar Ladera Ranch Facebook page as well.

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