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Chapter One: the modern local

227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
+1 714-352-2225
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars. Was in the area and looking to get a drink. There wasn't much around on Sunday past 9PM other than Chapter One. The place is pretty chill. No cover charge. It was a bit dark inside. Lots of local hangout here. There was...More

Thank Calvin N
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Friends and I were talking the other day about good downtown Santa Ana restaurants and we all agreed that Chapter One had one distinction, no one ever seems disappointed for having visited! Actually, comments were more favorable than one might expect, especially it being relatively...More

Thank turboflite
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Popped in for lunch and with a recommendation from the waiter ordered the steak and feta salad. It was a perfect blend. Steak tender and perfectly cooked. Waiter attentive, not intrusive.

Thank Byron R
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since opened and it has just improved with age. Try anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed! Highly recommend the mac and cheese or duck fat fries! Amazing!

1  Thank Kristi L
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We came looking for a vegetarian and gluten free friendly brunch by found loud music and limited food options. A live music trio set up just after we arrived and proceeded to interact exclusively and really loudly with a bachelorette pert seated next to us....More

Thank Kari K
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

For some reason I expected the food to be a step above bar food but was disappointed that it wasn't. Like it's Gastropub sibling the drinks and ales are better than the food. Will not be back.

Thank Brad S
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Had some terrific food at this downtown hip spot. Santa Ana is really earning a rep for exciting samplings in a warm, friendly atmosphere. At our table we had the super nummy charred cauliflower with some exotic sauce, a beautifully presented grilled apple and butternut...More

Thank Sandi S
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This is the area I basically go to as Sunday nights. great environment and proper preference of beers, along with extraordinary varieties of meals and cocktails. human beings are pleasant and you may enjoy your stay here for certain. super food in a completely unique...More

Thank Mayra A
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Good food some times a long wait but worth it, great place for people watching. The weekend Brunch is the best, limited menu wish they offered more egg dishes. But there is Rav Blue, a great jazz, and oldies singer with guitar.

Thank 4buffalo
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Best place to meet people, great food and cocktails, Sunday Brunch a must with live music and locals hang out and watch people.

Thank N3706BRjamesk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
  • Public Transportation: Minutes away from Santa Ana Train Station and Regional Transportation Center. Downtown Santa Ana is located in the center of Orange County, so it is never too far from anybody!
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-352-2225
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A modern local is a new concept that is in a sense, the evolution of a gastropub. A culinary-centric, Public House that celebrates it's "local." Whether it's the seasonal, local, farm-to-table sourcing of our ingredients, the history of the local area, or the local resident that feels their sense of ownership here; Chapter One: the modern local is a product of its ideals and creative style as well as its community and local history. We are humble servants to our guests. Our commitment is to treat every guest like family and ensure that you feel the heart of the pub every time you walk in the door. No pretension, just good food and drink and great company.
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