Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza is awarded "Restaurant of the Year" by Riviera Magazine.  

Riviera writes, "When Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's opened to much fanfare last year, we were impressed by the restaurant's ambition, vision and design, and what it added to the stellar South Coast Plaza dining scene. Charlie himself is far from an absentee celeb chef: He's in the house regularly, including for his always entertaining cooking classes. The chic bar is already one of our faves for the cool design and sophisticated crowd, and we love chef Amar Santana's bar menu, with small plates designed for the true foodie (and other local chefs) in mind. Where else can you get pork belly, bone marrow and duck meatballs for just a few bucks a plate during late-night happy hour? 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.352.2525."

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