Don’t miss some of Corona del Mar’s best places to dine.

People in 2019 are craving food creations that stimulate all of their senses. Smell, taste, and presentation are all important to those with a refined palate. These must-try restaurants in Corona del Mar cannot be missed if you truly appreciate fine cuisine. 

1. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens

With excellent ambiance and great outdoor seating, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is our go-to spot. This open-air, farm-to-table restaurant offers delicious cuisine that tastes great and is presented beautifully. OpenTable rated the restaurant one of the 100 best al fresco and scenic restaurants in America for both 2017 and 2018. While here, remember to order a featured cocktail from the rotating drink menu.

2. Bandera

This hotspot for southwestern food is located on Pacific Coast Highway at Marguerite Avenue and roasts rotisserie chicken over an open fire all day, every day. The kitchen in the round acts as a gallery to watch the chefs put together some irresistible recipes like Kobe style tri-tips, enchiladas, and Ahi Tuna with Shiitake Ponzu seared rare. Keep in mind that this great find is only open for dinner. Before you go, be sure to check out the dress code.

3. Five Crowns

If you like prime rib, you have to go to Five Crowns. Built in 1935, this replica of England’s Olde Bell Inn has been open since 1965. It is located on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar and has the best prime rib in Southern California. Excellent service, cozy fireplaces, and a charming atmosphere characterize this lovely eatery.

4. Pirozzi Corona del Mar

No restaurant list is complete without some mouthwatering Italian cuisine, and this extensive menu is broad. There are many dishes to choose from with truly exquisite ingredients such as prawns, octopus, and lamb chops. Begin your meal with a delicious salad or plate of prosciutto and cheese. The pasta is made fresh in house, and the pizza is the only certified traditional Napoletana-style pie in the area, cooked in a wood-fired oven. If you want something unique and tasty, don’t miss Pirozzi.

5. The Bungalow

Located in the heart of Corona del Mar, The Bungalow specializes in USDA prime steaks and seafood. The craftsman-style restaurant features dark wood and private booths for you to enjoy local favorites like miso-marinated Chilean sea bass, a rack of lamb, or a double pork chop. The Australian lobster tail is considered the best in town. No matter what you order, you are sure to walk away full and satisfied.


Visitors and locals alike cannot miss these five incredible restaurants in Corona del Mar. The food at these eateries will tickle your taste buds and gratify your senses, offering you an unforgettable experience.