We have some wonderful neighbors who treated us to a very nice evening at Hanna's Restaurant and Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita the other night. Located in a multi mix shopping area, one could almost miss seeing this place as one drives thru, but please look the experience is worth the effort.
First of all, it is a really hip place with lots of energy from both the staff and all the customers. There are multiple rooms that add to the experience. One is the "Wine Room" where there are lockers for storing your individual wine. See the staff for details. Then a great open bar with plenty of seating at tables and the bar itself and finally the dining room, with super comfy booths and tables.
Staff is one of the most friendly and helpful we have seen in a number of years.. Everyone saying "Hi" etc. They know the menu and can really assist with your choices and if a side dish is not to your liking,they will readily sub something else. One really nice extra, NO Corkage fee if one brings their own favorite wine.
Overall, a great evening and we will return. Closest to a Newport Beach type place in this part of the OC.