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“Excellent food and service”

What a Dish Cafe & Catering
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Ranked #25 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: American, French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner
Description: What A Dish Cafe is a bistro for foodies. We cook with the best ingredients sourced from local and California growers, while seasonally harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables from our own gardens. Our prime meats originate from Myer Natural 100% Angus Montana grazing Ranches and "Mary's Free Range" Chicken - who even grow their own grain for their poultry - while our breads are baked fresh daily by local artisans. We cater to locals and travelers alike who appreciate and demand the quality and flavors of fresh, local fare. The menus are adjusted daily and provide a full range of entrees from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner through Dessert. Our extensive network of vendors has been carefully picked by What A Dish to reflect our commitment to quality.We also cater fabulous events in private homes and are preferred caters at many Orange county venues.First time diners become regulars and current clients book all of their offsite celebrations with us time and time again. Looking forward to having you be apart of our family.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Could not have had a better experience for lunch today in Dana Point Harbor. My salad was fantastic and my wife enjoyed the crab Benedict. We will be back to try other items on menu!

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Anaheim, CA
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

We picked up the food and brought it to our hotel...rather we had a favorite child do that for us...she brought it to us so we did not have to leave our hotel and the food was delish! I cannot wait to try it again. I had a grilled veg sandwich which came with either soup or salad and I opted for the soup and it was soo yummy.A spicy vegetable soup. Soo yummy!

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank mrsbof3
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Dana Point, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Average.”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

I know a lot of people who frequent here and they love it. I prefer RJs in the same center. Totally different atmosphere. What A Dish has a higher end feel to it, but I left still wanting more of something....maybe it was food. The service was ok. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing.

I have ordered a cake from them. Impressive cakes from the outside, but it was a bit dense and dry. Very expensive cakes. Fits right into the OC - Looks good from the outside, but lacks internal qualities.

  • Visited August 2011
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SoCal
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous little place - wonderful brunch”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

We were staying in the area for a long weekend playing golf and decided to try this place for a late breakfast. It was just superb. It was on Saturday around 10 am but we were able to get a table without waiting. Service was outstanding and the food was truly wonderful. We split an omelet and the crabcake eggs benedict and both were A++++. I am a gourmet cook and appreciated the made from scratch hollandaise and other things like the little muffin that came with the omelet. Very reasonable price. I highly recommend this place.

PS -there are cakes and other home made pastries inside that you can look at while waiting.

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank CalGalSoCal
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Dana Point, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“First Class Food”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

This is a great place to eat but even more fun to look at the incredible cakes and dessert that they create. The menu changes with what is seasonably available which makes it always delicious!! Amazing chefs. Casual atmosphere.

Visited November 2011
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3 Thank DPChick
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