Bless the OC Restaurant Week folks for staying the course with promotions throughout Orange County. While it’s certainly a different kind of OC Restaurant Week this year, five Laguna restaurants will be participating with specialty discounted menus throughout the week. It’s a perfect time to try something new or return to an old favorite at a great price.
Restaurant Week runs Sunday, March 7th through Saturday March 13th.

Starfish is offering $50 and $60 family menus for both lunch and dinner, dine-in or take-out. As is usual for Starfish, their offerings are mighty and large with small plates and entrées, along with additional $10 “elevated features” and libations packaged for two. Call (949) 715-9200 to make reservations or place your take-out/delivery order.

Skyloft is offering $20 prix fixe lunch menus and $40 prix fixe dinner menus for dine in or take out. While the lunch menu offers starters coupled with sandwiches (fabulous Bacon Burger included), the dinner menu provides appetizer and dessert choices with entrée selections of Grilled Swordfish New York Steak (with Whiskey caramel sauce and blue cheese crumbles, oh my), and classic Jambalaya. Call (949) 715-1550 to make reservations or place your take-out/delivery order.

Sapphire.Cellar.Craft.Cook is offering a $50 prix fixe menu with starters and dessert framing entrée selections of lamb shank, ribeye steak or wild caught Alaskan Halibut. Add select glasses of wine for $8.75 or their featured cocktail. the Marky Mark, for $12.50. Call (949) 715-9888 for reservations or takeout orders. (Their photo above of their Ribeye serving.)

O Fine Japanese Cuisine has come up with an inventive OTG Omakase “Date Night” takeout menu (only) for two people. $160 gets you 9 pieces of sashimi, 7 pieces of sushi, Miso Seabass, appetizers and rolls. All alcohol is 30% off with purchase of the Omakase. Please allow a 24-hour notice when you call (949) 715-5551.

And, bless her, when Chef Lindsay Smith recovers from ceiling woes that interloped upon her Nirvana Grille dining room this week, she will be offering a generous $40 prix fixe dinner menu for OC Restaurant Week. Available for dine in or takeout, the menu provides multiple appetizer and dessert options with entrée choices of Potato Gnocchi, Steelhead Salmon, Roasted Chicken Breast and Beef Stroganoff. Call (949) 497-0027 for reservations and take-out orders.

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