Cooking at home involves the risk of small burns, spilled liquids, and the advances of an oven in heat. Avoid stovetop suitors with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of California coastal cuisine and two glasses of wine (up to an $11 value each) at 6ix Park Grill in Irvine (up to a $72 total value).
The chefs at 6ix Park Grill concoct lunch and dinner feasts brimming with fresh ingredients and infused with coastal Californian flavors. Budding appetites indulge in a lineup of starters, such as wood-fired shrimp ($12), which puts Thai chili in contact with juicy avocado and spicy aioli without the use of a yellow-pages medium. The attentive staff directs hearty handhelds to the table, such as the English-Style club, teeming with shaved turkey, smoked bacon, and a fried egg and dressed in a dijon spread ($14 at lunch; $15 at dinner) or the 8-ounce Angus burger, which rests beside a heap of french fries and mustard-herb dip ($15). Pecan-crusted salmon swims upstream through butternut-squash risotto and crisp asparagus spears ($27), and a plate of braised short ribs reposes atop roasted potatoes and carrots ($25). Glasses overflow with myriad grape libations, including Italian pinot grigio ($11) or Californian merlot ($8), paired enticingly with a vanilla crème brûlée ($8) or goat-cheese cheesecake ($8). 6ix Park Grill’s modern, candlelit décor divides the tranquil space in the taupe-hued dining room. A spacious outdoor patio warms feet by a flickering bonfire, and wooden tables host wine-glass stems glinting in the eyes of lingering lizards longing for a sip.
6ix Park Grill
You could order the fishermen stew at 6ix Park Grill every day, and you'd never be eating exactly the same meal. That's because its mix of shellfish and heirloom-tomato broth is built on the daily market's catch—and who can say what the market will bring? The same delicious whimsy applies to entrees that come with foraged mushrooms, such as the California lamb chop and the mushroom risotto, made with an aged 18-year balsamic.
What can you count on, then? The eatery's fierce devotion to California cuisine, wines included. That means chicken and avocado sandwiches and fish tacos during lunch, and locally raised lamb at dinner. The location screams Cali just as loudly, with palm trees flanking the outdoor dining space and a fire pit that crackles the melodies of Beach Boys tunes if you listen closely.
Irvine Business Complex
17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, California 92614