Orange County Restaurant Week

Orange County Restaurant Week 2012

Orange County’s Favorite Dining Event Returns!

It only happens once a year, get ready to eat well! 

WHAT:     The Orange County Restaurant Association’s annual culinary event, Orange County Restaurant Week, begins this Sunday, February 26th through Saturday, March 3rd, with 100 participating restaurants from across the county, ranging from upscale and fine dining, to casual and family friendly establishments. During the week-long event, the eateries will offer special multi-course menus within three price categories: Lunch for $10, $15 or $20, and Dinner for $20, $30 or $40. Each restaurant will have the freedom and flexibility to showcase its best offerings by talented chefs who will, no doubt, personalize each menu to reflect their culinary style.  You can search restaurants by location and price point, as well as make reservations online at

“This week is a great opportunity for OC foodies to try new restaurants in Orange County. We have many talented Chefs who demonstrate so much skill, creativity and passion during Orange County Restaurant Week, and without them, this grand culinary celebration wouldn’t continue to grow in excitement every year,” commented Pamela Waitt, president of the OC Restaurant Association, who noted that the event is now in its fourth year, with this as the sixth Restaurant Week event hosted for the entire county. “We’re showcasing these top Chefs at the county’s best restaurants as the county’s crème de la crème by shining a spotlight on them on our official website with a special ‘Meet The Chef’ Q&A alongside their special menus.”

WHERE:     At 100 participating restaurants throughout the county, for menus, address and other details visit the Orange County Restaurant Week website. There’s also a very cool map of all Restaurant Week locations on Block Beacon.

WHO:    In addition to the many restaurants involved with making this event a tremendous success, 2012 Orange County Restaurant Week presenting sponsors include Newport Beach Lexus, Orange Coast Magazine, OCMetro, Socal PBS, Playlist 92.7, Moxxe PR, LA Times, Cox Media, Dining with Dills, and Yelp. Additional sponsors include, Edible Orange County, Your Restaurant Connection, Dining Out, Rage Magazine,, OCWeekly,, TravelZoo, OpenTable, Block Beacon, Cathy Thomas Cooks, Temecula Wine Growers Association, Infinity Menu and OCfoodies. For general information, or to learn about participation or sponsorship opportunities during Orange County Restaurant Week, please visit To learn about or join the Orange County Restaurant Association, visit


4 Responses to “Orange County Restaurant Week”

  1. Jessica February 21 at 3:24 pm #

    I did not realize its OC restaurant week! I must visit. I hope you will be posting about some of the restaurants you try out!

  2. Lisa February 22 at 11:55 am #

    I wish I lived in the OC to enjoy this, but since I don’t – I also hope you’ll be posting about some of these restaurants. I love your write-ups on restaurants!

  3. Magic of Spice February 23 at 4:28 pm #

    One of the best events!

  4. Terra February 23 at 9:00 pm #

    So fun! Restaurant week here in Charlotte is a big deal, but I don’t think a 100 restaurants participate:-) Have fun, and eat lots of delicious treats! Hugs, Terra

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