Here are the poll results for our favourite OC Restaurants for 2008 (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/579058). This is the fourth year a list has been done for Orange County to complement Mr. Grub's awesome Ultimate LA restaurants poll.
This year, we had 24 contributors naming 43 restaurants in the OVER $25/person category and 80 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 8 (those w/double digit scores) for > $25/person:
1. Marche Moderne, 68 points
2. Old Vine Cafe, 20
3. Maki Zushi, 19
4. Tsuruhashi, 17
5. Napa Rose, 15
6. Stonehill Tavern, 14
7. Shin Sen Gumi, 12
8. Sapphire, 10
Top 6 (those w/double digit scores) for < $25/person:
1. Veggie Grill, 20 points
2. Taco Rosa, 14
3. Taco Mesa, 11
6. In-n-Out, 10
6. Santouka, 10
6. Tulsa Rib Co, 10
From the 2006 poll (2007 results are lost in cyberspace), these restaurants topped the list with double digits:
Napa Rose 24
Thai Nakorn 18
Honda Ya 15
Mastro's Ocean Club 15
The Bungalow 12
The Ritz 11
Blue Coral 10
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