The most wonderful time of the year...
(This post is very poorly titled, considering what I've been up to at work.)
Newport Beach Restaurant Week #3 (I'm too tired to hunt down my reviews of the last two...I'll give you a hint, they were last January and the January before that.
Here's my short list:
Bayside--They don't seem to go all out for Restaurant Week, but it's always pretty good.
Sage--The menu looks a little better than Sage on the Coast. [If you're thinking of going to Sage on the Coast for the cougar action, you're close, but most of them will be across the parking lot at Javier's.
Pescadou Bistro--Not sure why we've never eaten here--it's within walking distance, and they do Tour de France cuisine during the Tour.
Port Restaurant--This is actually Nicole's pick. I'd place it in the "eh" category...
Zov's Cafe--Hey, that's a $20 dinner!
Tommy Bahamas--Apparently, the only restaurant offering wine pairings ($20 extra); this might be the only possible area in which Vancouver is better than Newport Beach.
21 Ocean Front--Always on my Restaurant Week list, but we never eat there. The menu usually looks a little dull, and my Ferrari is in the shop.
Nicole's picks are Palm Terrace and/or the First Cabin. Both are good restaurants and all, but they're inside hotels, and are likely to be empty. Empty restaurants give me the creeps.