Canyon Restaurant - Closed

5775 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92807
Canyon Restaurant

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  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • $$$
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Canyon, Rich Mead's new venture, is a migration inland for the chef, following the recessionary trend that saw other coastal cooks such as Takashi Abe of Bluefin and Mark Norris of White Horses head for higher ground. Mead has lowered the prices a bit, but his food appears largely unchanged. His signature herb-roasted half chicken still has that coveted skin turned to a chicharrón. It's so well-rendered it separates itself from the meat. With a swooping curl and gnarled crunch of a kettle-cooked potato chip, it tastes of pure poultry-ness.

Related Stories (2)

  • Rich Mead's Canyon Closes; To Reopen As "Reunion"
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 6 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    A reader sent us an e-mail while I was on vacay last week tipping us off on the closing of Rich Mead's Canyon Restaurant in Anaheim Hills. I reviewed Canyon when it first opened three years ago, and wrote that in moving inland after...

  • Higher Ground at Canyon
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. by Edwin Goei

    We were finishing up our meal at Canyon when an older gentleman at the next table said to his server, “Get me the manager.”When Rich Mead, chef and owner of the restaurant, came around, the customer started on him almost...


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