You could be forgiven for not knowing that Orange County Restaurant Week is next week. After all, there are so many “restaurant weeks” that it's impossible to keep them straight, and half of them aren't actually a week long.
Nevertheless, this is the O.G. restaurant week, it is exactly one week long, it's the biggest one, and it's next week, from Sunday, February 26 to Saturday, March 3.
Over a hundred restaurants are participating from all over the county, from the newly opened Ranch in Anaheim to Edwin's favorite Three Seventy Common in Laguna Beach. Restaurants can participate for lunch or dinner (or both), and the fixed, multi-course menus are $10, $15 or $20 at lunch and $20, $30 or $40 at dinner.
A list and map of participating restaurants along with their Restaurant Week offerings is available on the official website at orangecountyrestaurantweek.com. A tip from your friends at Stick A Fork In It: always check the regular menu (which should be available as usual), because some restaurants offer better RW values than others.
Some of the better values include a three-course dinner for two for $30 at Avanti Cafe in Costa Mesa, the $20 three-course dinner at Memphis at the Santora, and the $30 dinner at TAPS… but scroll through the choices and make your reservations before they book up.