Place to Impress a Date - 2012 Winners

Published Nov 28, 2012

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
2012 Winner

1. The Cliff Restaurant

Voters Love

"“Have you ever felt like you were royalty? Have you ever been treated like you were the only person on earth and that you..." 

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577 S. Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach CA 92651
2012 Runner-Up

2. Summit House Restaurant

Voters Love

"The ambience... On a rare, clear day one can actually see the ocean. The evening lights show off the best of Orange County..." 

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2000 E. Bastanchury Rd. Fullerton CA 92835
2012 Finalist

3. 21 Oceanfront Restaurant

Voters Love

"21 Oceanfront Restaurant is by far the best in California, or even the country. It's elegant. The food is fresh, generous..." 

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2100 W Oceanfront Newport Beach CA 92663
2012 Finalist

4. The Cellar

Voters Love

"The Cellar is one of the last iconic restaurants left in all of Orange County. The food is exceptional and the service..."  via Connie W.

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305 North Harbor Boulevard Fullerton CA 92832
2012 Finalist

5. The Melting Pot

Voters Love

"any get together,,,, birthdays, anniversaries, valentine's christmas, or just girl'z nite out.. my favorite for the past 6..." 

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Multiple Locations
Contest Overview
  • 25,366
    Total Votes
  • 14,243
    Voters
  • 121
    Winners

The 2012 OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 25,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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