1767 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions 9262733.638785 -117.921155
Tuesday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Tuesday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Restaurant Gouging at it's Finest! – Restaurant gouging at it's finest! We went for Mother's Day brunch with 8 adults and 6 children. This restaurant is pricey but wait till you hear this experience! My husband asked our "rude" waitress if the champagne was included. She said yes and would "keep it flowing". Upon hearing that, 6 of us ordered mimosas. The brunch was good, however, our sever was not accommodating to the simplest requests. The children's menu did not cater to the likes of a child. I know this restaurant isn't a place for children, but did I mention it was Mother's Day?! When I requested simple substitutions such as fruit, the server said no and brought artichoke souffle. What kid eats artichoke souffle??? She basically said this was it and too bad. Throughout our brunch, she topped off full glasses of champagne going around the table pouring directly from the bottle. Not once did she bring a new glass from the bar.
Here comes the bill...we were charged for 36 mimosas @ $12 each!! Did I mention she said they were included and would keep it flowing? The 2 year old was charged $18 because he was not allowed to share from anyone else's plate. The 13 year old who ordered chicken strips was charged $38.
Our mimosas that were refilled on top of full glasses cost us $432! We were over charged almost $500!! Not to mention our rude waitress added a 20% tip of $180!
After a month of my father disputing the bill they only refunded him $100 and a $100 gift certificate (of which they still have not received). The owner never once showed his face and let his girlfriend/manager handle the situation. One of our family members who was with us for brunch is friends with the owner. If this is how they gouge their own friends....watch your wallet. There are too many other restaurants out there that are great and will treat you the right way! Eat at your own risk!
Worst restuarant EVER!!!! – Went on Valentines Day. After 30 minutes we were given a piece of bread and water. After another 30 minutes a manager asked if our order had been taken, we said no, so she wrote down the order. It was a 4 course prefixed menu for the holiday. The first course arrived after 20 minutes. Inbetween the 1 and second course the host came over and apoligized for the wait and said that he would comp off one of the per person charges. He then went outside, met a girl who was waiting and proceeded to make an obvious coke purchase. After he finished his coke he came back to check on us. The second course was a spicy shrimp lime soup. It had obviously been sitting around a while because it was bitter. It tasted like soap. We then received our 3rd course which was an over cooked salmon dish. The server finally came and asked if we would like anything else and we said well the 4th course (dessert) would be nice. She apoligized and went to make our desserts. I had ordered a coffee which she brought before the dessert. My girlfriend asked for a coffee as well but only if it was fresh. The server said she would go see how much coffee was left in the urn, if it was almost empty she would make more. She left my (old burned) coffee for me with cream and sugar but NO SPOON. She made a new batch of coffee and brought my girlfriend a fresh cup with our desserts. I asked if I could have some fresh coffee and a spoon. We got the check it it was not comped at all. I waited 20 minutes or so but no one came by so I subtracted the comp amount and left cash for the rest. 2 1/2 hours for dinner. RIDICULOUS. All this was after I called to complain about our previous visit. This was one of our favorite restaurants but we will never go back. They should be embarrassed. Visit at your own risk.
great food – The food was exceptional, I had the halibut with capers and it turned out fantastic. The halibut was perfectly cooked, and the grilled zucchini was uniquely wonderful. The service was a little slow but going to a restaurant like this you want to take your time.
Try at your own risk – Wait was a bit long even though the resturant wasn't that busy. I was promised prime brisket that melts in your mouth and not only did it not melt...it was chewy and dry. not satisfied at all.
Fantasic Creative Food – Alan Greeley has spent years perfecting cusine to the highest level. His Live Lobster Tank helps keep his seafood fresh so when you order a Lobster Cocktail it's really fresh. Other specialites are Pounded Veal Chop, Butter Fish and Fine Prime Steak
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE – I had one of the worst restaurant experiences of my life at this stripmall "eatery." After making a reservation for two, the rude hostess/general manager sat my girlfriend and me at a table for 8 and told us to "get comfy." Our four courses were served at the speed of evolution. The pasta was served cold and the steak was fatty.
Pleasant atmosphere, delicious food and highly attentive service inspire a lovely evening at this creative resataurant. – The Scene
Soft lighting, starched linens and an inventive menu set the stage for a special evening. An eclectic collection of art in the main dining room and a cheery, personable staff save the place from pretension, making everyone feel welcome.
An innovative menu encourages experimentation. Starters include lobster taquitos, sweetbreads with toast points and an array of salads. A special appetizer of mussels and clams served in an orange bouillabaisse is fantastic and highly recommended when available. For the main course, veal tenderloin in lemon-butter sauce arrives succulent and well-seasoned, though the evening's duck selection is on the dry side. Wine pairings are suggested for each item and you'll find the staff knowledgeable and helpful when making your selection. Desserts, for the most part, are only passable, with the exception of the delightful Meyer lemon tart.
Don't Tell Everyone – Alan Greeley, owner of Costa Mesa's best kept secret, is unquestionably Orange County's finest home-grown chef and delightful host. An extensive, value-laden of modestly marked up wines is a precursor to an eclectic menu that ranges from mac n' cheese (with or without truflles), to a constantly changing list of specials including last evening's pomano and miyogi steak. Try the red-hot duck tacos or fresh oysters as an appetizer. Close with a range of desert wines and simple but good deserts.
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