It would be easy for this culinary haven to rest on its (glittering waterfront) laurels alone, and yet it is so much more than just a pretty face, or view. The outdoor seating is just right and certainly a bonus, but if that's not enough, this Newport Beach kitchen doles out such dreamy dishes as the famous salad, featuring a wreath of assorted vegetables, served raw, roasted and pickled in a lemon dressing. Black fettuccine flecked with crabmeat, uni and sweet peas is swoon-worthy, just as the fluffy chocolate mousse topped with malted-chocolate spheres makes a divine finale. From sourcing and preparation to plating and service, it is clear that great care is taken at every turn here.
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