Where to Sit: Hottest Tables in Town

From romantic booths to great views, score the best tables at top Orange County restaurants.

Updated: July 01, 2004

Orange County's Best Tables

Ten Restaurant Group Inc

4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ring early to request 14 or 51, two coveted tables that flank the posh dining room. (Seats up to seven.)

Hush Restaurant

858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Bar buffs book booth 300 in the lounge area, but tables 81 and 82's patio fireplace settings also beckon.

The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Dine anywhere but behind the piano in the First Cabin Restaurant--no membership necessary--for breathtaking marina views and people-watching.

Claes Restaurant

425 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Arrive early to avoid waiting for popular seaside tables, or book the private wine cellar for a secluded sup.

Las Brisas Restaurant

361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Request the middle of the 17 window-front tables to balance ocean views and people-watching. (Seats up to six.)

3 Thirty 3

333 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Be seen from the low-slung couches along the waterfront windows; come early to secure your spot.

Sutra Lounge

1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Reserve the hip, VIP bar booth (booth 10), or the private group table in the back of the restaurant (table 22).

More Hot Orange County Restaurants

Napa Rose Restaurant

1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

Black Sheep Bistro

303 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780