As I wrote a few weeks ago here, the space near the Orange Circle that used to be Spiros, which turned into the high-falutin' seafood restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef called Ways and Means, has been taken over by Jason Kordas, who used to own Jason's Downtown in Santa Ana.
Jason's By The Circle is now open and the menu is online. On it are pastas, poultry dishes such as a Jamaican Jerk Chicken and a Coq Au Vin, beef dishes such as a Cuban Ropa Vieja and a Dry-Aged Rib Eye, and seafood such as Caribbean Crepes and a Ouzo-Flamed Shrimp. But the thing I enjoyed at Jason's Downtown seems to also be present and accounted: the bastilla.
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He describes it thusly: "Shredded Cornish Game Hen, Almonds & Moroccan Spices wrapped in Phyllo Dough, Baked & Sprinkled w/ Cinnamon & Sugar" sold for $14.
Check out the rest of the menu HERE.
513 E Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92866, (714) 347-1130; http://jasonbythecircle.com