Fine Dining - Best of 2016

Published Apr 20, 2016

Does the thought of date night make you break out in cold sweats? Do you curse the heavens every time Valentine's Day raises the romantic stakes of your relationship? Don't worry, we've got you covered. These restaurants have been vetted by HOT LIST voters and are good bets to deliver a romantic atmosphere with top notch food and service.

Winner
2016 Winner

1. Jason's By The Circle

Voters Love

"Not just your boring pork chops or chicken dishes...Great unique flavors and tastes accompany every dish I have eaten..." via hwccpa

Find It
513 E Chapman Ave Orange CA 92866
  • Jason's By The Circle, Great Meals, Fine Dining, 513 E Chapman Ave World Map Orange CA 92866
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    513 E Chapman Ave, World Map Orange, CA
  • The Cliff, Food, Weddings, Place to Impress a Date, Venue, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach CA 92651
    577 S. Coast Hwy., World Map Laguna Beach, CA
  • Summit House Restaurant, Food, Place to Impress a Date, 2000 E. Bastanchury Rd. Fullerton CA 92835
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    2000 E. Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA
  • Anaheim White House, Food, Place to Impress a Date, 887 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim CA 92805
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA
  • The Hobbit, Food, Great Meals, Place to Impress a Date, Fine Dining, 2932 E Chapman Ave Orange CA 92869
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    2932 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA
  • Shenandoah at the Arbor, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 10631 Los Alamitos Blvd Los Alamitos CA 90720
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    10631 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA
  • 21 Oceanfront Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 2100 W Oceanfront Newport Beach CA 92663
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA
  • The Cellar, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, Romantic Restaurant, French, Specialty Cocktail, Place to Impress a Date, Fine Dining, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar, 305 North Harbor Boulevard World Map Fullerton CA 92832
    305 North Harbor Boulevard, World Map Fullerton, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    453 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • 1025 East Ball Rd, World Map Anaheim, CA
  • Stonehill Tavern, Great Meals, Fine Dining, 1 Monarch Beach Resort North Dana Point CA 92629
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    1 Monarch Beach Resort North, Dana Point, CA
  • Cannon's, Great Meals Restaurants Weddings, California New American Romantic Restaurant Seafood Venue, 34344 Street of the Green Lantern Dana Point CA 92629
    12. Cannon's
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    34344 Street of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA
  • Basilic Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 217 Marine Ave Newport Beach CA 92662
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA
  • Mr. Stox, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 1105 E Katella Ave Anaheim CA 92805
    13. Mr. Stox
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    1105 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
  • The Melting Pot, Food Great Meals Restaurants Specialty Food and Drink, Chocolate Romantic Restaurant, 2646 Dupont Dr Irvine CA 92612 375 W. Birch Street Brea CA 92821 647 Camino de los Mares San Clemente CA 92673
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    Multiple locations
  • 3350 Avenue of the Arts, World Map Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Cat and Custard Cup, Great Meals, Romantic Restaurant, 800 E Whittier Blvd La Habra CA 90631
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    800 E Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA
  • Tabu Grill, Great Meals Restaurants, California New American, 2892 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    2892 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Ti Amo Ristorante, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 31727 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    31727 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Sebastiani's Italian Bistro, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 6078 Warner Ave Huntington Beach CA 92647
    Nominee for: Fine Dining
    6078 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Back Bay Bistro, Great Meals, Brunch, Fine Dining, 1131 Back Bay Drive World Map Newport Beach CA 92660
    Nominee for: Brunch, Fine Dining
    1131 Back Bay Drive, World Map Newport Beach, CA
Contest Overview
  • 27,359
    Total Votes
  • 18,362
    Voters
  • 125
    Winners

The 2016 OC HOT LIST awards are based on more than 27,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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