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4973-A Yorba Ranch Road Yorba Linda, CA 92886 | Yorba Linda | 714-777-9646

Location Description:

While the restaurant's motto "Food prepared from the heart, with the soul in mind" is cumbersome (it's like a New Age math problem), all of James D'Aquila's culinary creations are fabulous, simply fabulous. Stick to the artichokes-either the simple Wild Artichoke salad tossed with various vegetables and sprinkled with bitter balsamic vinaigrette, or Artichoke Napoleon, a puff pastry in which sautéed artichokes assume the luxuriousness of truffles.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Eclectic
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 5pm-9pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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