My wife and I decided on a short weekend trip to Newport Beach with a tasting menu at Marche Modern on Saturday. We are looking now for a restaurant for tomorrow night and were thinking about someting Italian (inspired) which is open late sonce we might arrive late. Looking through the different posts it looks like that Cucina Alessa and Onotria get good reviews. Any comments which would be better for good food and also relaxed, not rushed service.
We are also looking for a nice place which serves good cocktails after our visit to Marche Modern. Does something like Tar Pit, Roger Room, Library Bar exists in OC ?