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Five Crowns

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American, English, Irish, British
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3801 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625 (Poppy)
Pacific Coast Highway and Poppy on the #1 Bus.
949 760 0331
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Five Crowns, a charming replica of one of England's oldest country inns...
Five Crowns, a charming replica of one of England's oldest country inns and a Corona del Mar landmark, offers warm hospitality and cozy fireplaces set among authentic antiques and period paintings. Enjoy the sunlit Greenhouse and colorful English garden as well. Expect award-winning food and wine, exceptional service and distinctive style that have made it a dining destination since 1965.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming Christmas Party

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Five Crowns for our staff Christmas party. The appetizers and desserts were delicious and the private room we had was quite charming. They had carolers who were very entertaining. I hope we have our holiday party here again next year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
grlgrdgate
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Newport Beach, CA
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport Beach, CA
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Five Crowns for our staff Christmas party. The appetizers and desserts were delicious and the private room we had was quite charming. They had carolers who were very entertaining. I hope we have our holiday party here again next year!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We are discerning foodies and we found "Five Crowns" to be a delightful splurge. We arrived through "The Side Door" part of the restaurant which was a very ambient pub that looked like it warranted a return trip--very busy on a Friday night. Our reservation was on the other side of the restaurant though, in "Five Crowns" where we sat... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

In addition to the main restaurant, there is the 'Side Door' which is part of the same group and facility. It offers a great casual environment and a charcuterie bar which is excellent

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Corona del Mar, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is very close to my home so I can walk there. I like the food but it is expensive. The Garden Room is very attractive. The salmon had bones in it the last time I was there. Joan L

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Corona del Mar, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Five Crowns is the grande dame of dining in Corona del Mar. For classic roast beef and old style dining, you cannot beat it. Parking is just across the street, which is rare in CDM. A few years ago, they opened a Pub, the Sidedoor with an entrance on Poppy. This was instantly popular with the professional crowd. It serves... More 

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CDM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is non inspiring but hearty The would best served with revamping the menu and not resting on their laurels of many years past

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Lake Forest, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Service = poor; food = average; prices = high. Used to be one of the premier restaurants in Orange County. It has gone downhill and is a mere shadow of what it used to be in terms of a quality dining experience. Wait time even with a reservation was excessive. No space in the bar to wait. They tried to... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Eight of us went out to dinner to five crowns. The wait was a little longer than we had expected but the food was pretty good. The ambiance is fun & the music was good. Service was okay & can be better. Overall we had a good experience & plan to go back again.

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Five Crowns has been a treasure to CDM for decades, the décor is old English but the food is really tasty. We love to come here for special occasions or to the Side Door for a casual bite to eat and nice wine. The vibe is energetic and lively, the crowd is always there and it's never easy to find... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been dining at Five Crowns for decades--it's become a family tradition, especially over the holidays. When our children gave a retirement party for my husband in November, we knew just where to have the event. We booked the upstairs Brighton Room, which accommodated our party of 26 with room to walk around quite comfortably and visit. Alison was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3801 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
    (Poppy)
  • Public Transportation: Pacific Coast Highway and Poppy on the #1 Bus.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: 949 760 0331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, English, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

Five Crowns, a charming replica of one of England's oldest country inns and a Corona del Mar landmark, offers warm hospitality and cozy fireplaces set among authentic antiques and period paintings. Enjoy the sunlit Greenhouse and colorful English garden as well. Expect award-winning food and wine, exceptional service and distinctive style that have made it a dining destination since 1965.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?