Anaheim is best known as the home of the Disneyland theme park resort. Fine dining abounds, including area institutions such as the unique and historic Anaheim White House or the traditional Italian joint Mama Cozza's, renowned for an appearance on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. A plethora of dining options are also showcased throughout the Disneyland resort. Certain attractions may be temporarily closed or require advance reservations. Some restaurants are currently offering pickup only. Hours/availability may have changed.
© Catal Restaurant
Catal Restaurant is a fine dining destination with the Downtown Disney retail and entertainment complex, owned and operated by the Patina Group. The elegant restaurant offers a tranquil, intimate dining experience within its main dining room and outdoor balcony, which offers spectacular panoramic views of surrounding Disney attractions. Upscale entrees available at lunch and dinner include slow-roasted prime rib, suckling pig, oxtail ragu, and steelhead salmon, with shareable appetizers such as stuffed piquillo peppers, ahi bruschetta, and bacon-wrapped dates also available for sharing. Extensive craft beer, fine wine, and house cocktail menus are available throughout the day, with happy hour specials offered between 3:00pm and 5:00pm daily. A full children's menu is also available for couples traveling in tow with children visiting the nearby Disneyland park resort.
2291, 1580 South Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-774-4442
2.Park Avenue Steaks and Chops
© Park Avenue Steaks and Chops
Park Avenue Steaks and Chops is one of Orange County's finest dining destinations, ranked as the region's best American traditional restaurant by Zagat. The restaurant, which is located in Stanton conveniently near the Disneyland park resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, is helmed by executive chef David Slay, acclaimed for his work at Beverly Hills' La Veranda, recognized as one of the United States' best gold medal restaurants. Fine steak and chop selections are served up at lunch and dinner, including Angus filet mignon, prime USDA flat iron steak, peppered skirt steak, and pork chops stuffed with sourdough granny smith apple stuffing. Elegant land and sea entrees include seared wild scallops, panko-crusted filet of sole amandine, and the restaurant's signature steak house sandwich, which pairs filet mignon and havarti cheese on a toasted herb baguette.
11200 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680, Phone: 714-901-4400
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3.The Ranch Restaurant
© The Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch Restaurant is a lively dining experience in Anaheim, located near door to the Ranch Saloon. Both dining experiences are helmed by executive chef Michael Rossi, who sources rustic, fresh ingredients and flavors from the restaurant's farm facility. Seasonally-driven menus focus on high-quality regional land and sea fare, including Skuna Bay salmon, Aspen Ridge New York strip steak, sustainably-sourced Chilean sea bass, and grass-fed Colorado lamb chops. Upscale shareable appetizers include homemade popovers, baked oysters, Sea of Cortez shrimp scampi, and an international ceviche trio platter. After dinner, couples can select from a wine cellar holding more than 11,000 bottles of West Coast and international wines or enjoy draft beers and two-step or line dancing opportunities at the adjacent Ranch Saloon.
1025 E Ball Rd #101A, Anaheim, CA 92805, Phone: 714-817-4200
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4.The Anaheim White House
© The Anaheim White House
The Anaheim White House is one of California's most unique restaurants, known as an institution in Orange County since its 1987 opening by executive chef Bruno Serato. The restaurant, which is housed within the historic 1909 Anaheim White House, which was originally constructed as a personal residence by Dosithe Gervais, offers 12 atmospheric dining room spaces, including a spacious and elegant main dining room, a beautiful outdoor veranda, and the intimate B Bar lounge. High-quality dinner entrees include Mediterranean-influenced fare such as rigatoni carbonara, osso buco Milanese, and the restaurant's signature salmon chocolat, which pairs steamed Atlantic salmon with unique white chocolate-infused mashed potatoes. An extensive wine list is available for pairing with all meals, including selections from California, Italy, and France. The restaurant is known throughout the world for its charitable work, serving up more than 4,000 free dinners for underprivileged youth and families each day through its Caterina's Club foundation.
887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805, Phone: 714-772-1381
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© A'Roma Ristorante
A'Roma Ristorante is a charming old-school Italian restaurant, owned and operated by the Ferrari family. The restaurant strives to adhere to a philosophy of crafting La Vera Cucina Italiana, or true Italian cuisine, in a laid-back and comfortable atmosphere. Diners can choose from a selection of excellent land and sea entrees at lunch and dinner, including scampi alla Romana, chicken piccata, veal parmigiana, and filet mignon Borghese. High-quality handcrafted pasta dishes are also served, including signature stuffed pasta entrees such as rotolo bolzano, cannelloni Fiorentina, and capellacci arrabiata. Traditional round and thin-crust pizzas are available for sharing with a date, available in signature flavors or with diners' choice of toppings such as diced eggplant, artichoke hearts, and kalamata olives. An extensive wine list is available to pair with all meals, with pairing suggestions available from the restaurant's staff.
30 Centerpointe Drive, La Palma, CA 90623, Phone: 714-523-3729
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6.Baci di Firenze Trattoria
© Baci di Firenze Trattoria
Baci di Firenze Trattoria has been owned and operated by Vittorio Severino since 2008, striving to craft authentic Northern, Southern, and Central Italian fare in a relaxing, intimate environment. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces are available, including private dining areas in the restaurant's main dining room and outdoor year-round patio. Lunch and dinner service is available Mondays through Saturdays, with occasional Sunday hours offered throughout the month. Diners can choose from a wide variety of housemade pasta specialties, including rigatoni al Gorgonzola, manicotti alla Mamma Rosa, lobster ravioli, and linguine arrabiata. Land and sea fare highlights traditional favorites such as pollo al marsala, veal scaloppine piccata, and cioppino. An extensive list of international wines are available by the glass or by the bottle, including imported Italian wines, champagnes, and sparkling wines.
416 N Lakeview Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807, Phone: 714-282-2220
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Jägerhaus is one of Orange County's most beloved German-style restaurants, owned and operated by Sandra Schwaiger. The restaurant, which is conveniently located near area attractions such as Disneyland, the Honda Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center, is home to an elegant main dining room and serves up high-quality traditional German fare at breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week. Traditional German entree selections include bratwurst dinners, chicken or turkey schnitzel, Hungarian-style beef goulash, and stuffed cabbage rolls. House specialties range from German-style baby-back ribs and roast ham hock to grilled deer flank steak and fresh-sauteed chicken livers. A full children's menu is available, along with an extensive selection of German beers and fine wines. At breakfast, diners can order favorites a la carte or choose from entrees such as Austrian-style raisin pancakes, crailsheimer potato pancakes, or schwaben omelettes with spätzle and ham.
2525 East Ball Road at 57 Fwy, Anaheim, CA 92806, Phone: 714-520-9500
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© Mama Cozza's
Mama Cozza's is a delightful fine Italian restaurant that has become an Anaheim-area institution, family-owned and operated since 1965. In recent years, the restaurant has gained a high national profile for its appearance on an episode of the popular Food Network television series Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, attracting internationally-known celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton ever since. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner service daily, showcasing excellent authentic Italian pasta favorites such as ravioli, manicotti, pasta primavera, and tortellini alongside land and sea entrees such as chicken cacciatore, veal marsala, shrimp scampi, and cioppino. Fine filet mignon and New Zealand rack of lamb are also served up, along with a wide selection of shareable signature and customizable pizzas. At lunch, diners can choose from traditional sandwich selections such as meatball and chicken parmesan sandwiches.
2170 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92804, Phone: 714-635-0063
© Mix Restaurant
Mix Restaurant is the modern American-style centerpiece of the beautiful Hilton Anaheim hotel, which is also home to on-site dining options such as the trendy Mix Lounge and the outdoor seasonal Pool Bar and Grill. The restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in its intimate dining room space, which is perfect for dates looking to check out one of the city's trendiest downtown romantic dining destinations. Upscale entrees include parmesan-crusted chicken piccata, pan-seared striped sea bass, 10-ounce prime black Angus grilled New York strip, and braised beef zaziki served with polenta and root vegetables. Vegetarian and vegan options are also served, along with a selection of gourmet sandwiches, pizzas, and shareable appetizers. Signature cocktails are served up throughout the day, along with a selection of fine wines and regional draft beers.
777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-740-4412
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10.Ohshima Sushi and Japanese Cuisine
© Ohshima Sushi and Japanese Cuisine
Ohshima Sushi and Japanese Cuisine is an authentic Tokyo-style sushi joint in Anaheim's Tustin Square shopping center, known for its delicious and creative takes on Okinawan-style cuisine. The restaurant, which was originally opened to the public in 2007 by sushi chef Itamae Shige, strives to preserve and promote the art of traditional Japanese and Okinawan cuisine, eschewing popular sushi roll dishes in favor of traditional Japanese-style sushi preparation with housemade soy sauce and yuzu. All sushi selections are prepared with the restaurant's house-prepared rice, seasoned with a unique blend of Japanese sea salt and rice vinegar. High-quality sushi selections feature meats such as cherry salmon, fresh octopus, Japanese scallops, and butterfish, with favorites such as California and spicy tuna rolls also available. Diners can also choose from a selection of hot entrees, including garlic butter clams, carpaccio, and miso soups.
1956 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865, Phone: 714-998-0098
11.Orange Hill Restaurant
© Orange Hill Restaurant
Orange Hill Restaurant is an award-winning Orange County steakhouse offering stunning views of downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and the Disneyland park resort from its beautiful hilltop location. The restaurant's grounds are landscaped with beautiful cascading waterfalls and koi ponds, visible from its outdoor patio, creating a romantic ambiance that will make diners feel as if they've escaped from the city into a true hilltop getaway. Dinner service is offered seven days a week, along with the restaurant's award-winning brunch service, available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 2:00pm. A three-course prix fixe menu allows diners to choose from selections such as New York strip steak, herb-roasted prime rib, and miso marinated Chilean sea bass, complemented by dessert selections such as vanilla bean creme brulee and housemade ice cream and sorbet. More than 200 wine selections highlight international bottles and glasses, honored as the recipient of a 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
6410 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869, Phone: 714-997-2910
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© Playground DTSA
Playground DTSA is the newest venture from executive chef Jason Quinn, best known as the winner of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race in 2001 with his food truck The Lime Truck. The restaurant, which is co-operated by certified Cicerone Jarred Dooley, showcases a constantly-changing menu of creative New American fare at dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays, featuring communal seating surrounding an open-layout kitchen to observe Quinn's creative team at work. An extensive craft beer list is available to complement all meals, along with a wine bottle and glass list an an acclaimed craft cocktail program. Reservations are recommended, though patio and bar space is offered to accommodate walk-ins. Diners can also take their culinary experience to the next level with reservations for the restaurant's intimate Playground 2.0 culinary theater experience, named as one of Yelp's top 100 dining experiences in the United States.
220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701, Phone: 714-560-4444
13.Reunion Kitchen and Drink
© Reunion Kitchen + Drink
Reunion Kitchen + Drink is an elevated New American restaurant located within Anaheim's Canyon Plaza, offering lunch, dinner, happy hour, and bar service seven days a week throughout the afternoon and evening hours. The restaurant strives to create a relaxed, communal atmosphere, structured around an open-plan exhibition kitchen that allows diners to watch as their dishes are prepared from scratch. Classic American comfort fare with inventive twists includes barbecue-glazed meatloaf, turkey pot pie, beer-battered fish and chips, and oven-roasted prime rib served with cheddar-jalapeno scalloped potatoes. A variety of creative burgers and sandwiches are also offered, including sourdough burgers, blackened halibut sandwiches, and signature patty melts using a recipe originated in 1958 at Sunset Boulevard's famed Tiny Naylor's restaurant. Regional craft beers are available in bottles or on draft, along with a full menu of fine wines and signature handcrafted cocktails.
5775 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92807, Phone: 714-283-1062
© Supatras Thai
Supatras Thai is a delicious Thai-style restaurant in Yorba Linda, originally opened to the public in 2004. The restaurant is known for its fresh, flavorful Thai entrees served up at lunch and dinner, including a la carte and family-style items. Authentic Thai recipes are highlighted in noodle entrees such as pad kee mao, rad nah, gai kua, and pad see ew, as well as rice-focused favorites such as crab, shrimp, pork, and pineapple fried rice. House specialties range from Thai-seasoned New York strip steak to seafood fare such as deep-fried pompano and spicy catfish prepared with brown onions and basil leaves. Stir fry dishes are also available, along with traditional red, yellow, green, panang, and Massaman curry platters prepared with diners' choice of chicken, porn, beef, or shrimp. All items can be made vegetarian upon request for diners with dietary concerns. A vast selection of domestic and imported beers is available to complement all meals, along with an extensive wine list and a selection of Thai-style cocktails prepared with Soju.
21560 Yorba Linda Blvd, Suite E, Yorba Linda, CA 92887, Phone: 714-693-2888
15.The Blind Rabbit
© The Blind Rabbit
The Blind Rabbit is an intimate speakeasy in Anaheim, accessible via a secret door on South Anaheim Boulevard. The upscale cocktail bar and lounge offers an elevated menu of American-style bar fare throughout the evening, including delectable entrees such as wild boar bolognese, braised kobe short ribs, roasted spaghetti squash, and the restaurant's signature gourmet burger, prepared with gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, truffle greens, and a fried egg. Delicious and inventive appetizers can also be shared by couples cozying up to the restaurant's bar, including rabbit meatballs, tempura lobster, duck confit macaroni and cheese, and pork belly with herbed goat cheese spread and spiced potato chips. An immense list of craft cocktails and liquors is served, along with a selection of house beers, absinthes, and fine wines. Guests should note that the restaurant enforces a strict dress code, prohibiting casual wear such as baseball caps, rompers, and logo printed clothing.
440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
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© The Catch
The Catch is an upscale steakhouse and bar located within the heart of Orange County's entertainment district, conveniently near top attractions such as Angels Stadium and the Honda Center. The restaurant is the latest offering from noted independent restaurateur Joe Manzanella, best known for his TAPS Fish House and Brewery chain, which offers locations in Irvine, Corona, and Brea. Lunch and dinner service are offered throughout the week, along with lounge and patio service throughout the day during home Angels games. Excellent land and sea fare on the restaurant's menu includes 16-ounce New York strip steaks, filet mignon, surf and turf platters, and pan-seared day boat scallops, served up alongside house specialties such as harissa-grilled free-range chicken or vegan cauliflower steak with tabbouleh, romesco, and chimichurri sauce. Couples can also share unique desserts such as the restaurant's liquid nitrogen seasonal sorbet, which is prepared tableside, or enjoy award-winning ales and lagers produced at Manzanella's TAPS chain.
2100 E Katella Ave #104, Anaheim, CA 92806, Phone: 714-935-0101
17.The Cellar Restaurant
© The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant is one of Orange County's most acclaimed romantic dining restaurants, awarded the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award each year since 1990. The restaurant, which has also been lauded by international publications and organizations such as BuzzFeed, Wine Spectator, and the Gourmet Diner's Club of America, was inducted into the Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame in 2001. Elegant European-style entrees have been served up nightly since 1969 in a whimsical dining room designed by the artistic team behind Disneyland's famed Pirates of the Caribbean ride, showcasing cavernous walls, beautiful chandeliers, and cozy Old World-style fireplaces. Gourmet main dishes served include pan-seared duck breast, eight-ounce elk tenderloin, or classic Chateaubriand service for two. An extraordinary wine list is available to complement all meals, along with classic and inventive craft cocktails prepared at the restaurant's full-service bar.
305 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832, Phone: 714-525-5682
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© The Hobbit
The Hobbit is a unique concept dining experience in Orange County, offering fine gourmet dining nightly structured around the concept of a play in three acts. One dinner seating is offered each Wednesday through Sunday at 7:00pm, with an inclusive fee charged for all dinner participants. Guests first descend to the restaurant's wine cellar and enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres while selecting wine to complement dinner. A seven-course prix fixe meal is served throughout the evening, highlighting shellfish, fowl, and salad courses before a brief intermission that allows for question-and-answer conversation with chefs. After returning to the table, guests enjoy sorbet as a palate cleanser before being presented with the evening's main course, desserts, and after-dinner drinks. For an additional charge, diners can enjoy additional four-ounce wine pours paired with each course of the menu. Guests should note that a strict elegant casual dress code is required for all diners, with jackets and ties recommended for men.
2932 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869, Phone: 714-997-1972
19.Blue Bayou Restaurant
© Blue Bayou Restaurant
Blue Bayou Restaurant is a longstanding favorite restaurant within the Disneyland theme park resort, located near the famed Pirates of the Caribbean ride since 1967. The New Orleans-themed restaurant serves up a wide variety of Cajun and Creole favorite entrees, including surf and turf platters, jambalaya, roasted chicken maison, and signature Southern-style gumbo. For dessert, guests can pair the park's signature non-alcoholic mint juleps with decadent choices such as vanilla bean crème brûlée, chocolate hazelnut cake, and Royal Street bundt cake. A full children's menu is available for couples traveling to the park with young ones in tow, including health-conscious children's fare. Diners should note that as the park is located within the Disneyland theme park, valid full-day park admission is required in order to dine at the restaurant.
1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-781-3463
Café Orléans is a charming eatery in Disneyland's New Orleans Square area, originally opened within the park in 1966 as the Creole Café. The French Quarter-themed restaurant showcases elegant decor meant to mimic the vibrant Big Easy district, including dark wood elements, stained glass, and brass fixtures. Character theming from Disney's Louisiana-set Princess and the Frog movie abounds, while an outdoor patio lets diners observe nearby attractions such as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion attractions and the Mark Twain Riverboat. Excellent French Creole-inspired fare served up throughout the day includes croque monsieur sandwiches, Parmesan pommes frites, three-cheese monte cristos, and creamy seafood gratin. The restaurant also serves the park's signature Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets, paired with vanilla bean crème anglaise and fruit coulis. Diners should note that as the park is located within the Disneyland theme park, valid full-day park admission is required in order to dine at the restaurant.
1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-781-3463
© Napa Rose
Napa Rose is an elegant fine dining restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, located within Anaheim's Disneyland theme park resort. The restaurant, which is helmed by executive chef Andrew Sutton, offers panoramic views of the nearby Disney California Adventure Park and showcases an exhibition kitchen and chef's counter for diners to watch as their meals are prepared to order. Upscale California fare includes land and sea entrees such as brambly-roasted Angus beef filet mignon, grilled roasted eye of ribeye, and sustainably-sourced daily fish catches. A Vintner's Table prix fixe menu is also served daily, along with a full children's menu for guests with children in tow. Though reservations are highly recommended to ensure table availability, diners do not need to be resort guests at the hotel in order to enjoy meals.
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-635-2300
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© Steakhouse 55
Steakhouse 55 is a four-star restaurant within the Disneyland Hotel, acclaimed by international publications and organizations such as Zagat and the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. The restaurant, which is named in honor of the year that the Disneyland theme park resort opened to the public, offers classic steakhouse fare in a recreated mid-2oth-century ambiance, focusing on lavish customer service and elegantly-prepared continental entrees. Executive chef Marcel St. Pierre crafts a wide variety of upscale entrees at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including dry rub-seasonal bone-in ribeye, cold water lobster tail, Moroccan-spiced king salmon, and breakfast favorites such as stuffed French toast and creative Benedicts. All meals can be complemented with fine wines from the restaurant's wine cellar, available to guests ages 21 and older. Though advance reservations are highly recommended to secure table availability, diners do not need to be resort guests at the hotel in order to enjoy meals.
1150 W Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802, Phone: 714-778-6600
22 Best Romantic Restaurants in Anaheim
- Catal Restaurant, Photo: Catal Restaurant
- Park Avenue Steaks and Chops, Photo: Park Avenue Steaks and Chops
- The Ranch Restaurant, Photo: The Ranch Restaurant
- The Anaheim White House, Photo: The Anaheim White House
- A'Roma Ristorante, Photo: A'Roma Ristorante
- Baci di Firenze Trattoria, Photo: Baci di Firenze Trattoria
- Jagerhaus, Photo: vk446/stock.adobe.com
- Mama Cozza's, Photo: Mama Cozza's
- Mix Restaurant, Photo: Mix Restaurant
- Ohshima Sushi and Japanese Cuisine, Photo: Ohshima Sushi and Japanese Cuisine
- Orange Hill Restaurant, Photo: Orange Hill Restaurant
- Playground DTSA, Photo: Playground DTSA
- Reunion Kitchen and Drink, Photo: Reunion Kitchen + Drink
- Supatras Thai, Photo: Supatras Thai
- The Blind Rabbit, Photo: The Blind Rabbit
- The Catch, Photo: The Catch
- The Cellar Restaurant, Photo: The Cellar Restaurant
- The Hobbit, Photo: The Hobbit
- Blue Bayou Restaurant, Photo: Blue Bayou Restaurant
- Cafe Orleans, Photo: Ivan/stock.adobe.com
- Napa Rose, Photo: Napa Rose
- Steakhouse 55, Photo: Steakhouse 55
- Cover Photo: Voloshyn Roman/stock.adobe.com
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