Restaurant Reviews

Fleenor’s Restaurant and Bar

Fleenor’s is located in downtown Santa Ana where the old Bistro 400 used to be. Remember the old Bistro 400? We used to frequent that place in years past. Enjoyed hanging out there in the afternoon and having a Martini or two. Sadly the Bistro closed its doors for the last time a few years…

Hopdoddy Burger Bar – Review

  Over the past nine years or so we’ve changed our diets to include only those things that are good for you – really good for you. After a paradigm shift in 2008, the wife and I decided it was time for some drastic changes, not only in our lifestyle but also our diet. Not…

Olive Garden – Santa Ana

It has been many years since we have eaten at Olive Garden, but because we recently received a gift card for Olive Garden from a relative, we decided that we should have dinner there.  Olive Garden was always a favorite if you can ignore the fact that they and so many other restaurants use chemicals…

Gypsy Den: Our New Favorite?

We like to go out in the evenings.  To be more precise, we like to go to nice bar/restaurants in our area that have outdoor seating so that we can sit and watch the sunset while sipping wine or martinis, and then have dinner.  Sometimes we like more of the former, as opposed to the…

Genki Sushi in MainPlace Mall – Review

Conveyor belt Sushi – what’s not to love?! Located at MainPlace mall, 2800 Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705, it is convenient to much of Orange County. Parking is limited, so get there early for lunch. Opens at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. We’ve been eating at this quaint little Sushi restaurant for…

Cafe China Super Buffet

China Cafe is a nice, middle-of-the-road buffet restaurant with a fair selection of foods. Located at 17631 17th St, Tustin, it is easy enough to get to and is located close to the corner of 17th and Tustin Avenue.  They mostly use decent ingredients, with an exception. We have been here quite a few times when…

Proof Bar in Santa Ana

Went there early (8:00) on Friday night. The bar was almost empty, so we thought that since the bartender was not busy, we would be waited on fairly quickly. We sat there for about five minutes before I had to ask her to take our drink order. I asked her about the Scotches they serve,…

Red Lobster Restaurant

It  had been years since I had eaten at a Red Lobster, so when we were looking for someplace to eat lunch and passed one, I really wanted to give it a try. I remembered how great the rolls were, and the rest of their menu was also great. The place was still great, but…

The Habit Burger Grill

Nice people working there.  REALLY small place – not much in the way of seating.  Clean, but… Burgers were a bit bland and small.  For the price, I would have MUCH rather gone to In-N-Out.  Best part were the fries, but that wasn’t enough to make me want to return.  Even if I were really…

Hector’s on Broadway in Santa Ana

I wanted to really like this place, I did. The decor is nice, the waitstaff seemed nice. The salsa and Margaritas were great. The problem is probably time we got there. We went here around seven on a weekday evening. Our plan was to have Margaritas as a celebration to having a successful day. We…