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The Most Romantic Restaurants In Orange County

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Different people have different ideas of what makes for a romantic dinner. Maybe it's a great view. Maybe it's amazing food in an intimate setting. However, the one thing that everyone can agree on is that a romantic restaurant should allow you to enjoy time and a great meal - with minimal distractions and noise - with your significant other. Try these restaurants whether you are celebrating an occasion or just want to enjoy a date night with someone special.

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Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-2910

Orange Hill Restaurant is proof that not every great view needs to be of the ocean. When you go here, you can look out over much of Orange County, which makes for a great setting for your meal - especially if you go at sunset. In fact, this restaurant even has a three-course prix fixe menu available at sunset hours every day. The patio is equipped with fire pits so you can even be cozy if you go here after sunset to enjoy the amazing food - especially the steaks and chops. The restaurant is truly stunning and is the perfect place for a romantic date.

Related: Best Patio Dining in Orange County

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The Winery
3131 W. Pacific Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 999-6622

If your idea of a romantic restaurant is one with a waterfront location, The Winery is the place for you. This is an elegant and sophisticated restaurant on the water in Newport Beach. The Winery boasts a view of the water at every table, which makes this the perfect restaurant for date night. In addition to the amazing food here, you'll find an impressive wine selection that will make your romantic dinner even better.

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Fig & Olive
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005

Offering everything you could want in a romantic dinner spot, the patio at Fig & Olive combines the best of outdoor dining with a view of the stars and the coziness of a fireplace. It makes for the perfect setting for a romantic meal. While enjoying the stars and the fireplace, you can order dishes specifically prepared for sharing. Among the dishes are a whole Branzino and a Cote du Bouef for two. You'll also find some unique craft cocktails that will only make your romantic evening better.

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The Hobbit
2932 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-1972

The Hobbit is a unique restaurant for a lot of reasons. First of all, this restaurant offers a seven-course prix fixe menu every Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. The experience begins with a trip to the impressive wine cellar, where you can pick out the wine you are going to enjoy with your meal. After that, you head to your table for a light meat or fish and a salad. Then instead of going straight ahead with the meal, you get 15 minutes where you can walk on the patio or speak with the chefs. Finally comes the main event with the entree, dessert and after-dinner drinks. Reservations and proper attire are required for this dinner. Visit The Hobbit's website for more details.

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on
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