Orchid Restaurant and Lounge

3033 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-3am
  • Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Reservations Accepted
This lovely space caters to a Middle Eastern crowd. With elaborate chandeliers and Romanesque columns, the Orchid has a palatial vibe. Though it's primarily an eatery, the joint sports a small bar with a nice selection of rums, tequilas and liqueurs, as well as wines. There is also a modest selection of beers, including Heineken and Amstel Light. If you plan on checking this place out on a Friday night, get there early. The bar's karaoke stage and small dance floor can get crowded, and lines aren't uncommon.

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