This Week in Colorful Restaurants

Saffron's seven mixed-rice dishes range from the dusky baghala polo (with green lima beans and an avalanche of dill) to the sunny shirin polo (in which the saffron rice blends with pistachio and almond pieces and sugar-fried orange peels). Their charbroiled kebab chunks are marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, onion, pepper and salt, and they are splendidly juicy and flavorful. 720E.KatellaAve.,Orange,(714)538-3940.$$


Sure, it's a beautiful building, a White House doppelganger where wonderful Italian dinners come courtesy of Bruno Serato, 2004's Southern California Restaurateur of the Year. But my friend, a lifelong Anaheimer like me, put it best when I asked if he's ever dined at the White House: "You mean that's not the mayor's house?" 887S.AnaheimBlvd.,Anaheim,(714)772-1381.$$$

Location Info


Black Sheep Bistro

303 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Category: Restaurant > Spanish

Region: Tustin

Blue Bayou Restaurant

1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Category: Restaurant > Cajun

Region: Anaheim

Blue Beet Cafe

107 21st Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Category: Music Venues

Region: Newport Beach

Chat Noir

655 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Costa Mesa

Golden Steer Restaurant

11052 Beach Blvd. Stanton, CA
Stanton, CA 90680

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Stanton

The Golden Truffle

1767 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Restaurant > Eclectic

Region: Costa Mesa

Green Parrot Cafe

2035 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Santa Ana

Mulberry St. Ristorante

114 W. Wilshire Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Fullerton


3630 Katella Ave.
Rossmoor, CA 90720

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Los Alamitos

Plum's Café and Catering

369 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: Costa Mesa

Red Pearl Kitchen

412 Walnut Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Huntington Beach

Sage Restaurant

2531 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Newport Beach


The other famous Orange County restaurant named after the president's digs. Here, you can swap oxygen with celebs who show up to chow down on Cajun crab cakes, shrimp etouffe and seared ahi tuna—all while grooving to live reggae and sipping a cuba libre! Ah, that's the life! 340SCoastHwy.,LagunaBeach,(949)494-8088.$$$

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