These SoCal Restaurants Offer A Dining Experience Worth Every Penny
Matū (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles)
Specializing in grass-fed Wagyu beef, Matū uses only the highest-quality cuts and ingredients to ensure that both the flavor and texture of their First Light Farm steaks are unlike anything you’ve ever had before. With a dark and modern interior, Matū boasts a romantic atmosphere that is sure to sweep you off your feet. While they’re known for their five-course Wagyu dinner, they also serve a phenomenal wood-fired lobster tail that is cooked to absolute perfection.
enoSTEAK (Dana Point, Orange County)
enoSTEAK is a chic steakhouse located on the grounds of the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. From the massive glass wine cellar that sits in the middle of the dining room to the butterscotch-colored booths that line the perimeter, this contemporary restaurant is the perfect place for an intimate dinner for two. After snacking on their signature charcuterie board, enhance your steak dinner with some delicious sides, such as the truffled white cheddar cavatelli or the sauteed mushrooms with sherry cream.
Water Grill (Costa Mesa, Orange County)
Water Grill boasts a nautical yet sultry atmosphere that invites you to indulge in a sensational seafood dinner. While white wine pairs wonderfully with fresh fish, you’ll want to enjoy a chilled aperitif before digging in. For an appetizer, build your own seafood platter from the raw bar before ordering either the Wild Ross Sea Chilean sea bass or the farmed New Zealand King salmon for your main course.
Rare Society (University Heights, Solana Beach, San Diego)
In contrast to the traditional dim lighting and stuffy booths found in most steakhouses, Rare Society in Solana Beach features a retro-glam style and a neighborhood feel that is both inviting and charming. Rare Society also specializes in fresh seafood, ranging from chilled oysters to whole Maine lobster, which is served with decadent garlic and parsley butter. Though they have an impressive wine list, don’t miss out on their tequila-based 75 and Sunny cocktail.
Mister Parker’s (Greater Palm Springs)
A charming French restaurant within the stylish Parker Palm Springs hotel, Mister Parker’s is a must-try. The quirky dining room features abstract art and vibrant, patterned dining chairs, creating a unique vibe that sets the scene for a decadent meal. Mister Parker’s offers a $79 three-course menu that features French classics, such as roasted duck breast and chilled green pea soup, along with more modern options like crispy smoked octopus and lobster sausage.
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