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Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's

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3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873 (Anton Blvd.)
+1 714-352-2525
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Costa Mesa, California
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

This place was great. But don't try to go there now -- it's closed. Let's see, I have to make this 100 words ... Try the Vaca restaurant across the street on Town Center. It's owned by the same people.

Thank FineDinerPatty
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Charlie Palmers is no longer in business in Costa Mesa at South Coast Plaza. It was too expensive and not warm and inviting. The attached bar was often taken over by a quite young and not particularly friendly crowd.

Thank Roseanne E
Laguna Beach, California
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016

Charlie Palmer's is truly one of the finest restaurants in Costa Mesa. Situated at the west end on the mall, there is ample parking available, and it is a short walk from there to Segerstrom for shows or concerts. Whether you go for lunch or for dinner, you will not be disappointed.

2 Thank James J
Costa Mesa, California
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152 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a great restaurant. I like their food and their service, but curiously enough I do like their take on burgers. It is a great place to have lunch when you are shopping.

Thank DorisV660
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303 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Charlie Palmers has closed! And to be replaced with yet another hamburger place. How many can a city have? When it does open I'll give it a try and review it. The new place will be called Holstein.

Thank Priscilla G
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Great lunch menu, food is always fresh and delicious. Great setting while we enjoyed a champagne before ordering. They always have a lovely salmon dish/special. Relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Sharoninpositano
North Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is beautiful, and you feel beautiful being here, even if you're shoving a pork taco in your face from their small plates menu (which, by the way, is fantastic, but just one? Le sigh). to be honest, I'm not sure if these are still on the menu as I can't find them online, but I'm sure their small... More 

Thank McMidgy
Huntington Beach, California
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600 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I had lunch at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdales. The restaurant was not crowded. They have a 2 course lunch special for $20. The salad was excellent. I had Bolognese pasta and it was also excellent. My wife had the open faced steak sandwich which was also excellent. The service was very good. I would eat here again.... More 

Thank charles6346
Denver, Colorado
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167 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant operates under the name of DG Burger. It is located in a large shopping center in Costa Mesa, CA. Unusual in that you order at the cashier station, them you sit down and they bring the food to you when it is ready. The burger was fresh, hot and was very good. The next time I am in... More 

1 Thank Michael M
Orange County, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I were Christmas shopping at South Coast Plaza and were looking to have a nice lunch . Luckily for us , it was just that. - We were greeted with a warm welcome by the hostess who was nicely groomed and very friendly. - Nice ambiance and great wine list - Server approached the table shortly after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
    (Anton Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-352-2525

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?