Charlie Palmer, Costa Mesa

In Dining by LA Travel Magazine

Located at Bloomingdale’s in South Coast Plaza, Charlie Palmer offers playful cuisine in a vineyard-inspired setting. From leather chairs to vintage wine barrels, this venue entreats guests to embrace warm atmosphere inside this ample space. Led by executive chef Seakyeong Kim, a graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America, this American restaurant features signature dishes from seasoned meats and flavorful seafood to savory small plates and exotic cocktails.

Choose from over 700 wines, featured in a by-the-glass program that changes quarterly according to the seasonal menu. Charlie Palmer also provides an extensive selection of wines from around the world available for purchase at its retail wine shop, Next Vintage, neighboring the restaurant.

Socialize in the informal lounge while relishing the menu favorite Kobe Style Beef Sliders, complete with truffle mayo and housemade pickles. Complete with a rustic feel and exquisite design, Charlie Palmer creates a great trendy ambiance for happy hour. Try the Fuzzy Coconut, a fresh and sweet libation made of Reyka vodka, tuaca, peach, lemon, and coconut milk.

The Pre Theater Menu makes a perfect meal for date night before heading to catch the latest movie. Available daily from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, this menu includes a first course Market Green Salad, one of three main entrees, and one of two dessert options. For a lengthier list of menu items, choose your pick among the enticing dishes on the Dinner Menu.

If you are curious about how to make a delicious Charlie Palmer concoction, such as the famous Roasted Bone Marrow with black garlic prune pesto and grilled sourdough, come experience a cooking class! Classes include an instruction session and dinner afterwards.