One of the many perks of Living EXTRAordinary at The Place new homes in Costa Mesa, is the close proximity to so many great restaurants. Here’s our list of local hot spots that are within walking or biking distance to your new home:

1. Boat House Collective

This cool spot is just steps away from your doorstep. Their mission is to “Keep Costa Mesa Cool.” With live music, signature cocktails and artfully crafted cuisine, Boathouse Collective is the perfect spot to grab a bite and listen to local artists.


2. Crack Shack

Created by Top Chef, Richard Blaze, the Crack Shack has everyone lined up around the block for their delicious fried chicken. Whether you’re looking for a chicken sandwich or a fresh salad bowl, The Crack Shack has something for everyone. Stop by the coop for Happy Hour to try their craft cocktails.


3. Eat Chow

Minutes away from your front door, Eat Chow is great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serving elevated comfort food, they have everything from crispy beef tacos to their fig and brie panini. Eat Chow’s delicious bites have been serving Costa Mesa for years. Their eclectic menu will have you wanting more.


4. Gratitude Kitchen & Bar

Located on Westcliff Drive, Gratitude Kitchen & Bar offers high quality food with nutrient dense ingredients. Stop by on weekday mornings for “Gratitude To-Go” for gluten free baked goods. Along with a weekend brunch, they offer a selection of craft cocktails. Their locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared dishes will leave you feeling grateful.


5. Playa Mesa

Playa Mesa combines fresh ingredients and authentic recipes with a family friendly atmosphere. Enjoy Taco Tuesday deals and sample one of their 50 bottles of premium tequilas. Not only do they offer a diverse brunch menu on the weekend, you can also enjoy live mariachi music on Saturdays from 12 to 2 pm. Playa Mesa is a great spot for indoor/outdoor dining and taking advantage of the beautiful weather that Southern California has to offer.


6. Plums Café & Catering

Plums is a favorite at The Place. Their menu offers a great selection of authentic Pacific Northwest-inspired dishes. Enjoy artisan cocktails and quality ingredients for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Their 25+ years of catering experience is guaranteed to impress your guests for any occasion.


7. The Country Club

The Country Club exudes classic charm and timeless ambiance. The bar itself has had a few different names throughout it’s 60 year history on 17th Street. The Country Club is the perfect spot to meet your friends for their amazing happy hour or weekend brunch specials. Their seasonal cocktails and dinner menu are your ticket to a perfect evening.


8. The Harp

The Harp Inn has been known for their authentic Irish pub food for over 30 years. Their weekend brunch includes bottomless mimosas and you can enjoy live music every week. A traditional Irish breakfast is just minutes from your front door. Enjoy $5 drinks during their weekly happy hour.


9. Toast Kitchen & Bakery

Toast Kitchen & Bakery has quickly become a popular brunch spot in Costa Mesa. Their menu features items like Nutella stuffed French toast and orange chicken and black sesame waffles. They offer great happy hour prices during the week with a great selection of wine, beer and craft cocktails. Come in on Taco Tuesday for $2 street tacos and signature margaritas.

10. Trenta Pizza

Located just steps away from The Place, Trenta Pizza brings an authentic Italian experience to Costa Mesa. Their delicious pizzas and traditional Italian dishes are met with a friendly and welcoming environment that will have you coming back for more.