the 2016 Nominees are: 

BEST FOOD INFLUENCER

  • OC Comestibles

  • Grub Tribe

  • The fork report


 BEST BURGER

  • Burger Parlor

  • Mick's Karma Bar

  • 25 Degrees


 BEST BEER SELECTION

  • Hopscotch Tavern

  • Provisions Market

  • Grits Fullerton


 BEST MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

  • Rosine's

  • D'Vine

  • Kentro Greek Kitchen


 BEST CALIFORNIAN CUISINE

  • Napa Rose

  • SeaLegs

  • Driftwood Kitchen


 BEST SEAFOOD

  • Bluewater Grill

  • Waterman's Harbor

  • The Ranch Restaurant


 BEST SERVICE AWARD

  • Villa Roma

  • The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • The Hobbit

Golden Foodie Award's are for Independent and/or Chef driven restaurants. Restaurants must be located in Orange County.  Only one vote per IP address.  Please vote for locations with 3 Orange County locations or less.

Best American Cuisine

  • The Ranch

  • 370 Common

  • Social Costa Mesa


Best Mexican Cuisine

  • Coyote Grill

  • Urbana

  • Solita


Best Vegetarian Cuisine

  • FALASOPHY

  • Mead's Green Door Cafe

  • Provenance


Bartender of the Year

  • Gabe Whorley - Ironwood

  • David Valiante - Social Costa Mesa

  • Jose Zepeda - Hopscotch Tavern


Best Pizza

  • Angelina's Pizzeria

  • TJ's Woodfire Pizza

  • Rances Chicago Pizza


Best Italian Food

  • Antonello Ristorante

  • Prego Ristorante

  • Pizzeria Ortica


Best French Cuisine

  • Moulin Bistro

  • Pascal's

  • Bistro Bleu


Best Indian Cuisine

  • Royal Khyber

  • Clay Oven

  • Natraj Cuisine of India 


2016 Chef of the Year

  • Chef Mark McDonald - Old Vine Cafe

  • Chef Zov Karamardian - Zov's

  • Chef Carlos Salgado - Taco Maria


2016 Pastry Chef of the Year

  • Chef Jorge Sotelo - Napa Rose

  • Chef Ashley Guzman - Irenia

  • Chef Amelia Marneau - Marche Moderne

Best New Restaurant

  • SEA SALT

  • IRON WOOD

  • Vaca


Best Dessert

  • Mixed Bakery

  • Cucina Enoteca

  • Anqi


Best Steak

  • Selanne Steak Tavern

  • The Ranch

  • Hanna's


Best Wine List

  • The Ranch

  • The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Cucina Enoteca


Best Cocktails

  • Arc

  • Hopscotch

  • Macallans


Best Asian Cusine

  • Starfish

  • Anqi

  • Krave Contemporary Asian Fusion


Best Sushi

  • Bluefin

  • Hamamori

  • Ten Asian Bistro

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