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50 Forks

3601 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704
714-338-1325
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Ranked #43 of 594 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Anaheim, CA
Top Contributor
294 reviews 294 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Warning: Reservations are a must in this little cafe run by culinary students. Specifically, reserve a table DURING the school term, as this is a culinary school. Did I mention this is a little cafe, so the tables do fill up fast?? The entire restaurant is run by the culinary students, so be patient, as service and coordination are not... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My best friend took me here for a late birthday gift. The food was delicious , the service outstanding and the presentation of the dishes were excellent. I agree with other comments that it was hard deciding on what dish to order. This is a must try restaurant. Great shopping in the surrounding area. NEED TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

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Newport Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

SO SO very disappointed in this place. Bought a Groupon at the beginning of May 2013 for a prix fixe meal for 4 people, it expires at the end of August 2013. So.....in July I called to make reservations for a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g available in the next month. Booked up, they said. Booked up for the next 2 1/2 months, with NO... More

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Huntington Beach, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A meal at 5ifty Forks is an event! As might be expected at a culinary school, the food is innovative and delicious and exquisitely presented. Sit at a table near the glass wall with a view into the kitchen, if you can snag it, and see where they make the magic. The only problem is deciding which dish to order!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The excellent service, beautifully plated exquisitely delicious food, and the San Francisco style atmosphere won us over completely. For a gourmet restaurant, the portions were generous. The seafood was prepared perfectly, the vegetables unusually sweet and glazed and the chocolate caramel tart with malted chocolate ice cream was perhaps the best dessert I have ever eaten -- yum! My spouse's... More

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Southern Caliornia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I went to 50 Forks for lunch with a group of co-workers. I had the blackened chicken entree and it was very tasty, and my co-workers each enjoyed their meals, as well. The service and staff were exceptional and I would highly recommend this place for excellent gourmet food at a reasonable price.

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schmidtable
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Quite simply awesome! My hat goes off to Chef Colleen Johnson! The Rosemary pork was so moist and the potatoes were so creamy! I also loved their salad it stemmed like it was brought right in from the back garden. I will go back next week for sure but sit inside !

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We discovered this place while searching for a restaurant on restaurant.com. I would highly recommend purchasing a certificate from them, as it takes 25.00 off and makes you feel more inclined to try a bunch, rather than just one, of the amazing appetizers! Once we put in our order, our server (Chelsea? Stephanie? Sorry, I teach and as of Monday... More

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Anaheim, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Grilled Asparagus served with tomato confit, rosemary, and Dijon mustard. The asparagus was marinated in balsamic vinegar. It was grilled to perfection and slightly crisp and quite flavorful. The locally grown grape tomatoes were presented with skins removed and sun-kissed fresh from the farm. Presentation was beautiful as well. Thumbs up, way up! Filet of Beef Carpaccio served with capers,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

Located in the Art Institute of California, this is a student run teaching restaurant. It's fun to help "train" the students. The service is very good, and the food is well prepared. They cannot offer alcohol (due to the age of the students), but they offer a very nice selection of tasty mocktails. The complimentary amuse bouche oysters were a... More

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