The Rooster Café replaced Mitae Ramen in Costa Mesa, but it’s not a total loss—Wonginator, who loves French dip, says this is one of the best in OC.
The meat is really tender, thickly sliced in a way that resembles brisket more than the usual thinly sliced roast beef. A slice of melted cheese, of unknown American provenance, is in there too, and it might be this hint of cheese that vaults Rooster over the likes of the Hat. The jus seems like it’s been thickened, but it tastes about right, not too salty or too watery. A pickle comes on the side.
French dip sandwich is $6.49.
Rooster Café [Orange County]
750 St. Clair Street, Costa Mesa
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