OC’s original gastropub, The Crow Bar introduced the coast to the culinary world’s latest mega-hit equation: Innovative food, plus classic preparations, plus off-thebeaten-track beers equals the perfect dining experience. With an atmosphere that’s one part social English pub and one part casual OC hot spot, there’s really something for everyone, whether it’s a cold microbrew, a best-kept-secret wine or a gourmet burger.
WHAT ’S HOT
Where do we start? If you must choose one thing to go with one of The Crow Bar’s burgers (we recommend trying the “grandma Jane” burger with a toasted English muffin, herbed cream cheese, red onion, organic tomato, and sprouts), it has to be the duck fat fries. Exceedingly crispy on the outside, with rich flavor and silky smooth insides, these fries are only improved by the side of truffle allioli. Homemade ketchup is also available for purists.
WHAT ’S NOT The Crow Bar can get a bit noisy on weekends. Bring your party voice.