Beer selection: pretty awesome, very food friendly.
Cocktails: about half of the bartending staff knows how to make a cocktail, the other half wants to mix a liquor with soda.
Food: We ordered three dishes: herbed fries, margherita flatbread, and tarte tatin. Three dishes isn't really enough to make conclusive comments about the ability of the kitchen, but will have to do until I revisit.
Herbed fries: overcooked and bland. Overcooked is not a taste! chopped rosemary didn't help it. house-made ketchup with cinnamon was odd was not very good. I would have cooked it down more, made a smoother puree, and left out the cinnamon.
Margherita flatbread: fine. if i had to be picky, the dough could have been thinner and put in a hotter oven. otherwise fine, nothing special.
Tarte tatin: served with Maytag blue cheese ice cream. AMAZING! This was a hit, and probably one of the best restaurant desserts I've had in my life. Better than butterscotch budino at PM, possibly better than the caviar panna cotta at LudoBites. I'd rank it up there with Spago's desserts.
Staff was pretty friendly and atmosphere was dark with a gas fireplace going.
190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866