31 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Dining in OC is one of the best parts about living here. There are endless choices of restaurants from all over the world with menus that are sure to satisfy everyone. So, why is it that whenever I go out to eat with my friends or family I can never decide where to go that will make everyone happy?
The wood-walled paneling and rustic glow really gives guests a feel for the ambiance this restaurant has. The decor is really fun too. It’s sleek, modern, and casual with a lot of conversational light fixtures and paintings. For guests who like to dine al fresco there is a large outside patio that is completely covered so there is a lot of shade to protect you from the sun.
Tender greens is what you call a fast-casual restaurant. However, I would classify it as slow food done fast. Entrees are chef inspired, farmers market dishes at an affordable price. You order at the counter and they bring your food to you. It is quick and efficient and I never witnessed anyone having to wait for very long. I dined with my husband on this occassion so we both placed our orders and then moved down the counter to order our drinks and our dessert. What I love about this place is that you can see everything that is being prepared along the way. All the salads are hand tossed, and all of the ingredients are are right in front of you.
For our drinks we chose the Watermelon Agua Fresca, Green Tea, and a Natural Root Beer. I am madly in love with the Watermelon Fresca and it is now my all time favorite beverage. It was sweet and refreshing and I probably could have drank like 3 more glasses. The root beer was also delicious and light. It had a very unique flavor and was not full of syrup like regular root beer is.
Check out the chunks of fish in this soup!