50 Forks

American
3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana Directions
Today 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Closed All Hours
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89% of 352 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Californian, Cafe, Contemporary, French
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Wed
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Thu-Fri
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Sat
    Closed
  • Cuisine
    American, Californian, Cafe, Contemporary, French
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 2 months ago
Best culinary food restaurant in Orange, CA
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Report | 5 months ago
great food!
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Report | 5 months ago
These are students and patience should be exercised. They are enthusiastic and dedicated to their craft and it shows. It was fun and the food was quite good. We will return and will tell others to partake on this delicious fare for a great price!
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Report | 5 months ago
It isn't easy to make a reservation. You really have to work at it.
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Report | 5 months ago
Be patient. These people are students, not servers, so the service was a little slow at times, but very friendly.
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Report | 5 months ago
This was FABULOUS!!! It's really a great lunch!! Fun
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Report | 5 months ago
Delicious tasty dishes prepared by students.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great food and service
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Report | 5 months ago
1st course and second got a high rating with me and my husband. The desserts could certainly be tweaked a bit more. But overall, a 10.
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Report | 5 months ago
Don't go there hungry. It was a good experience but my husband left there still very hungry. Portions were too small.
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From Our Editors

One look at the food at 5ifty Forks Restaurant and you'd think you were in the hands of cooks with decades of culinary experience—which is true, in part. Two professional chefs oversee the kitchen, but the lion’s share of the work—from menu creation to presentation—is carried out by students of the culinary program at The Art Institute of California - Orange County.

Drawing on what they’ve learned, the chefs-in-training run both the on-campus eatery's front-of-house operation and exhibition kitchen, where diners can watch their meals being made. To create the frequently changing menus, students rely on locally sourced ingredients, including many grown in the restaurant's own garden.

Recently, those fresh items have found their way into dishes such as roast quail with fig marmalade and desserts such as chocolate caramel tart with malted milk chocolate ice cream. In the dining room, natural light illumines seasonal installations by local artists, creating a warm atmosphere where patrons are invited to linger and provide students with feedback.

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Sun-Mon
Closed
Tue-Wed
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thu-Fri
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
Closed
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