So I have noticed I've been going to the OC (Irvine, Lake Forest, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Anaheim.... etc) quite a bit recently (once a week?) and I don't know too much about the area, always relying on my friend(s) to pick spots.
I was thinking I'd pick some spots for once! As that is usually the case whenever someone comes to LA or the Valley.
Curious to hear everyone's recommendations for:
(not AYCE) [Don't kill the pocket...but be fresh and good)
(relaxed, chill, not crazy loud music... think like the W Hotel up here, maybe even The Edison? Not like J Lounge as it is a bit too loud and club like).
- Nice spot for dinner
(maybe with a view? good food, good staff... Think Yamashiro, Odyssey, Castaway, Providence even, Il Forno Caldo, nothing that's really a big chain)
A tapas bar
would be tight
- Nice drives
? (Like Angeles Forest, Malibu Canyon, Stunt Road..)
If you're not from LA... sorry if my references don't make sense).
I got a couple ideas for each through yelp and friends, but I'd love more!!