Inside Chapter One: The Modern Local, high, lofted ceilings, geometric light fixtures, and chunky wooden furnishings complement Executive Chef David Martinico's menu of seasonal contemporary cuisine. Patrons clink glasses of handpicked brews or craft cocktails—such as the restaurant's signature moscow mule—as they dine on locally sourced produce and humane meat. Meals draw on flavors from across the globe: étoufée fries covered in spicy Cajun roux bespeak a New Orleans influence, and yakisoba stir-fries and a housemade sausage topped in kimchi import East Asian tastes. The Frank Sinatra–themed Sunday brunch pairs classic dishes such as brioche french toast with bacon-bourbon bloody marys and other creative drinks. Chapter One: the modern local also breaks up up the drudgery of the workweek with regular events such as charity bingo, jazz performances, and a fortnightly burning of uncomfortable business shoes.
Greg Daniels' introduction to the culinary world wasn't a romantic one: he started working at a fast food restaurant at age 15, followed by a stint as a bartender. Nevertheless, these jobs ignited a passion for cooking that would guide his entire life. The Le Cordon Bleu graduate now works as the executive chef at Haven Gastropub, where he has designed a menu of gourmet American and European comfort foods inspired by his travels to England, New York, and San Francisco.
The eatery is an across-the-pond extension of the gastropub movement, which began in London in the 90s. Gastropubs differ from traditional pubs in that they specialize in high-quality eats and permit only the most beautiful drinking songs. Haven, for example, serves lamb burgers on rosemary brioche buns, fries sprinkled with house-made truffle salt, and whole roasted suckling pigs.
Of course, the "pub" part of Gastropub still implies a lively bar. Bartenders pour more than a dozen draughts as well as a selection of bottled beers, red and white wines, and craft cocktails blended with house-made mixes.
Find something on the menu for everyone at The Globe Dine Bar in Garden Grove.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
At The Globe Dine Bar, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
The patio seating at The Globe Dine Bar is perfect for those warm summer days.
The Globe Dine Bar is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up The Globe Dine Bar for their catering services.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Taste the greatness The Globe Dine Bar is serving up with meals around $30.
The Globe Dine Bar happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
A small flight of stairs leads guests down into a rustically decorated room, which evokes the ambiance of a subterranean wine cellar with its earthen arches, barrel-lined walls, and soft chandelier lighting. Designed by the artisans who created Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, the dining room appeals to a similarly nostalgic whimsy. However, the cooks slightly modernize the menu's historic European roots by introducing unexpected ingredients.
The chefs elevate simple grilled-cheese sandwiches by slipping in braised short ribs, caramelized shallots, and horseradish cream alongside the gruyere and monterey jack cheeses, and a splash of cognac adds even more richness to the silken lobster bisque. Thai barbecue-glazed tofu and basmati rice also help to distinguish the menu by lending it a distinctly international flare.
Staying true to its name, The Cellar proudly features a 1,400-bottle wine list, which, according to the staff, helped to garner the restaurant Wine Spectator's exclusive Grand Award. The selection includes familiar staples, boutique producers, and rare vintages from virtually every major wine-producing region except the Marianas Trench.
For American fare with an edge, The Crow Bar and Kitchen won't disappoint.
The Crow Bar and Kitchen offers great gluten-free alternatives to fan favorites.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
For your next big bash, consider hosting at The Crow Bar and Kitchen, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot.
Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune.
Pump up your night with performances from The Crow Bar and Kitchen's live DJs.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to The Crow Bar and Kitchen in jeans and a hoodie.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have The Crow Bar and Kitchen cater for you.
If time is of the essence, The Crow Bar and Kitchen's take-out option may be a better fit.
There are many generous parking options near The Crow Bar and Kitchen, including street, valet and garage.
A meal at The Crow Bar and Kitchen will typically set you back about $30.
At The Crow Bar and Kitchen, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Grab a seat at The Porch if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at The Porch.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At The Porch, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Eat outdoors The Porch (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at The Porch.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at The Porch, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Catering services are also available.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Free parking is available right next door.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at The Porch.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.