Eating at a restaurant with fine wine is much preferred to eating with fine wine at home, where it refuses to turn off the TV for one daggum minute. Dine in oenophilic style with today's deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine wine and seasonal Cali cuisine at The Reserve Wine Bar and Shop, located in Ladera Ranch. This deal is not valid for retail purchases.
Peruse The Reserve's newly unveiled summer menu for a seasonally flavored bout of gut-busting gastronomy, starting with an appetizer such as the basket of shoestring-cut thyme fries served with roasted garlic aioli ($5). Don't neglect the extensive by-the-glass wine list as you scan through the entrees, pairing a nice, robust glass of 2007 Justin cabernet sauvignon ($6.75) with the rosemary-crusted grilled lamb chops ($28), or combining the flavorful powers of the Tuscan shrimp (large prawns sautéed with tarragon and diced tomatoes and topped with a garlic-white wine reduction, $21) and a Willakenzie pinot gris ($5). To celebrate a dinner well done, have some dessert, such as the homemade rum cake ($8), and top it all off with a sparkling Zardetto prosecco ($8.75).
Though a deliciously laid-back dinner won't cure the Dancing Plague, it's a great way to exercise the mouth without the hassle of talking or the stigma of miming. Flex your taste buds into sophistiqué strength and enjoy a glass of the vine at The Reserve.
Must purchase at least one food item. Dine-in only.
- The food, the wine, the atmosphere...it is all awesome! – Winegal, Urbanspoon
- This is the best restaurant in Orange County, in my opinion. I've eaten here at least once a week for months and the food has been killer every time. – Gary L., Yelp
- Nothing like getting a 5 star meal in a quite private environment. The menu changes constantly and the food is fantastic. – Brent K., Yelp