Romantic Restaurant - 2008 Winners

Published May 30, 2008

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.

2008 Winner

1. Shenandoah at the Arbor

Voters Love

"Shenandoah Cafe just gets better all the time! From its inception many years ago in a little hole-in-the-wall spot in Naples..." 

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10631 Los Alamitos Blvd Los Alamitos CA 90720
2008 Runner-Up

2. 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
2008 Finalist

3. Ti Amo Ristorante

Voters Love

"The setting and lighting grab you after you realized that you almost passed it on PCH. When you walk in, you are treated..." 

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31727 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
2008 Finalist

4. 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
2008 Finalist

5. 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
Contest Overview
  • 36,822
    Total Votes
  • 27,827
  • 131

The 2008 Best of the OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 36,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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