Sorry for the delay sportsfans...er Chowhounds! Here are the poll results for http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670162 :: POLL: Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2009.
This is the fifth year a list has been done for Orange County. This year, we had 28 contributors (up from last year's 24) naming 44 restaurants in the over $25/person category and 71 for under $25/person.
The votes are tallied from the responses with a rank order from 1 to 5, with 5 points being awarded to the first restaurant on the list and so on.
You'll see some surprises, a couple new places, along with old favourites. Thanks to those who participated!
Top 9 (those w/double digit scores) for > $25/person:
Marche Moderne, 52
Old Vine Café, 19
Sushi Shibucho, 18
Maki Zushi, 14
Napa Rose, 14
Tabu Grill, 12
Sushi Wasabi, 11
Top 7 (those w/double digit scores) for < $25/person:
Thai Nakorn, 28
Shin Sen Gumi, 17
Veggie Grill, 12
Break of Dawn, 11
25 Degrees, 11
For those interested, below you'll find hotlinks for past poll results.
2008 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585999 :: Ultimate OC Restaurants, 2008; RESULTS
2007 - Lost in Cyberspace
2006 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/356299 :: Ultimate Orange County Restaurant Poll Results 2006
2005 - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/76035 :: Ultimate Orange Country Restaurant Poll Results 2005