Plan out a memorable date night in Orange County at one of these amazing locations. Whether it’s a first date or a last minute chance to get out without kids, these restaurant suggestions will make your night out memorable and fun!
Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Brazilian Churrascaria
Silva’s Fresh Eatery is the newest addition to Santa Ana’s popular culinary scene. With roots in Brazil and the New York Brazilian Clubs of the 60’s, Silva’s is an international bistro serving homestyle food, Churrascuro and modern favorites influenced by the culturally rich flavors, styles and influences of Brazilian cooking.
Scratch cooking and the freshest organic and locally sourced ingredients in a casual yet upscale setting that’s perfect for a quick meal, hand-crafted bar favorite or a stylish dinner. The Bar is warm, cozy and inviting and they serve signature handcrafted cocktails, wines and a selection of fine beverages. Try one of their signature Caipriahinas.
Inspired by Brazilian culinary history, Silva’s combines the past with today’s fresh, organic, & vibrantly flavored ingredients at our Chef’s Table along with the finest quality meats at their Churrascaria. We enjoyed meats, salads, fish and veggies. The churrascaria is self-serve, so there are not gauchos coming table side to serve you meat.
Hot plated Items
- Picanha – Culotte Style Top Sirloin
- Garlic Picanha – Garlic & Fresh Herb Culotte Style Top Sirloin
- Tri-Tip – Tender, Lean Sirloin
- Skirt Steak – Garlic & Fresh Herb Rubbed Beef
- Oven Roasted Salmon: Rubbed with Sea Salt, Lemon & California Olive Oil
- Gaucho Style Sausage: Brazilian Style Spit Roasted
- Mary’s Free-Range Leg of Chicken: Roasted leg of Mary’s all natural chicken
All good meals end with dessert and Silva’s knows how to satisfy your sweet tooth. Choose from a fruit bowl, caramel flan, Acai Ice Cream, passion fruit mousse, or ricotta caramel donuts. Don’t forget to ask for two spoons. Or maybe you don’t want to share?
Tip: Happy Hour Mon-Fri (3pm-7pm): All appetizers and pizzas, 50% OFF) and $5 BEER
Anqi Gourmet Bistro
This is one of my favorite places to go with my husband. It’s California Asian Cuisine with an emphasis on Vietnamese herbs and spices. The ambiance at Anqi is trendy, intimate, romantic and sexy. The dining room uses lots of red, dim lighting. Even the music that is piped into the dining room is fun and playful. Whether you’re looking for a great restaurant for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or birthday Anqi is the best spot to celebrate.
Angelina’s in Irvine is a hidden gem! They serve authentic Pizza Napoletana. All of their ingredients … flour, tomatoes, cheese and cured meats are imported from Italy, and all of their produce is fresh organic from local farms. They also offer a wide selection of Italian wines and California beers, as well a full bar. The location in Irvine is special and unique with a trendy decor, mood lighting and excellent music. High ceilings keep down the noise and the service is excellent.
Sunday – Thursday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Daily 9:00 pm to Close