Orange County Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend

Orange County Restaurant Week, the region’s most anticipated and celebrated culinary event, returns Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9. For more than 15 years, the weeklong event has been dedicated to celebrating local restaurants, with more than 175 restaurants participating with uniquely creative menus and cocktails.

Orange County’s diverse dining options will be highlighted in a variety of Prix-Fixe Menus ranging from $15-$25 for lunch, and $25-$45 for dinner; couple-worthy Date Night and thoughtfully curated Luxe Menus from $60-$120 for indulgent experiences.

Restaurant goers will be able to create their own Wine Lovers Week itinerary guided by the Copper Cane portfolio of wineries, and explore The Cocktails of OC Restaurant Week featuring Licor 43 and Herradura Tequila.

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Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook. is among the more than 175 restaurants participating in OC Restaurant Week

This year’s event highlights inclusivity as the OC Restaurant Week website showcases varied options, including Family Friendly and Vegetarian Dining. Diners will be able to find participating restaurants and search menus by price online at

Participating Laguna Beach restaurants include: Bodega Laguna; Lumberyard Restaurant; Mozambique; O Fine Japanese Cuisine; Oak; Oliver’s Osteria; Rumari; Sapphire, Cellar. Craft. Cook.; Skyloft and Starfish.

“This year, we see many new additions to our ever-growing list of participating restaurants, so I invite diners from near and far to come see what makes Orange County’s culinary scene so exciting,” said Pamela Waitt, founder of OC Restaurant Week and president of OC Restaurant Association, Inc. for more than 15 years.

“Our website includes guides to help diners plan that perfect Date Night, partake in Wine Lover Menus, explore Cocktail Specials, indulge in Luxe Restaurant Week Menus and so much more to experience OC Restaurant Week in a new way!”

No tickets or passes are required. Simply visit a participating restaurant and enjoy the menus posted on the website at

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