Seven Prix Fixe Spots in OC for Every Day Of The Week!

AYCE fried chicken Sundays
AYCE fried chicken Sundays
Brian Feinzimer

If you're one to trust the kitchen at your favorite spot, the prix fixe was made for you. A set amount for a pre-determined meal, the places that offer these menus are confident that diners will not only enjoy their food, but will be repeat offenders. Sometimes you get to choose-your-own-adventure with 'A' or 'B' options. At other restaurants, you engage in whatever special is served that day. Relaxed to award-winning, these seven cover your weekday and weekend needs.

Best prix fixe in town!
Best prix fixe in town!

Marche Moderne 

Easily the finest lunch special in Orange County, you cannot go wrong in the cozy dining room on the third Penthouse level of South Coast Plaza. For a reasonable $25, expect a trio of courses showcasing the style of cooking Florent and Amelia Marneau are notorious for. Salad, seafood, pastry or something else, French cuisine is always properly represented.

Thursdays = Steak!
Thursdays = Steak!
Moulin

Moulin Bistro

For Tuesday and Thursday night suppers, Moulin is where you should be. A plat du jour is updated weekly on their website for the Tuesday special. Yet carnivores know to drop in on Thursdays for perfect rib eye, duo Bearnaise/pepper sauces with salad and unlimited frites ($29). A bustling setting, this is the after-work spot to converse and uncork a bottle of red.

He's your Wednesday guy.
He's your Wednesday guy.
Golden Truffle

The Golden Truffle

Chef Alan Greeley owns Soul Food Wednesdays at his Newport Boulevard mainstay. Giving a global perspective each week, dinner is a delicious, cultural experience. Everything Greeley plates is thoughtfully planned, likely utilizing his vinegar or vast salt collection. Book when you're feeling wanderlust.

Something meaty from Taco Maria.
Something meaty from Taco Maria.
Dave Lieberman

Taco Maria

Tasting menus Wednesday through Saturday at this highly regarded space have the intimate feel of a dinner party. Trust in the menu and ability of this team, led by one Carlos Salgado. You will understand the accolades for this OC Mix favorite from start to finish. Also noteworthy: an equally memorable Sunday brunch.

Napa Rose Chef's Counter.
Napa Rose Chef's Counter.
Photos by Edwin Goei

Napa Rose Chef's Counter

Reserving two months ahead is key to scoring the best seats along this Disney Grand Californian resort counter top. With only a dozen seats for diners, being their guest is an interactive experience. After a few questions to gauge your preferences, the kitchen is assigned their courses. A customized meal, including an amuse, intermezzo and dessert accompany your other dishes. The 'show' of preparing meals is your entertainment, as cast members orchestrate expertly crafted dinners nightly.

Hungry Eyes (short rib) from Leatherby's Dirty Dancing menu.
Hungry Eyes (short rib) from Leatherby's Dirty Dancing menu.
Anne Marie Panoringan

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

For theater nights at Segerstrom, begin at this Patina Group dining room. Chef Ross conjures up elaborate tasting menus to go along with the featured performance next door. Never sacrificing quality for creativity, dining in Leatherby's chic space is the ideal complement to your showtime. Check their website for upcoming menus.

Of men and chicken.
Of men and chicken.
Grits Fullerton

Grits Fullerton

A breakfast, brunch and lunch destination, weekend dinner at Grits is a revelation. While there is a full menu selection to choose from, regulars know it's all about that fried chicken only served Sunday evenings. This crunchy all-you-can-eat feast runs for $26, and includes salad, dessert and sides that vary from week-to-week. Think duck fat mashed potatoes or spinach and asparagus saute. Good times await.

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Marche Moderne

3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-434-7900

www.marchemoderne.net

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The Golden Truffle

1767 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-645-9858

www.goldentruffle.com

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Moulin Bistro

1000 N. Bristol St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

844-376-6243

moulinbistro.com

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Taco Maria

3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-538-8444

www.tacomaria.com

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Napa Rose
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Grits Fullerton

133 W. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

714-449-0939

www.gritsfullerton.com

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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

615 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-429-7640

www.patinagroup.com/cafeRouge


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