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“Fun restaurant”
Review of The Playground

The Playground
Ranked #1 of 765 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, International, Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spurgeon
Description: NOTE: We're doing major renovations that will require us to close the restaurant from July 18 through July 29. We're sorry if this causes you any convenience. Chef driven, ingredient driven affordable small plates and craft cocktails and beers. A young and creative team of chefs led by Executive Chef, Jason Quinn, change up the menu daily to keep the dining experience fresh and exciting. Orange County's "Best Bartender" making exciting craft cocktails and Santa Ana's best beer program, with 15 craft beers on tap and approximately 60 bottled beers, including many rarities. The dining experience is different at Playground: You're expected to share, so don't think in terms of my dish or your dish, and we're stubborn about our no-modification rule. If you're adventurous you'll probably love it; if you need control over your dish preparation, you probably won't.
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I really loved playground and plan to go back again next time I have something to celebrate because everythibg is so unique and amazing. They also encourage you to try new things, if you don't like it, they'll take it off the bill.
If it's your first visit, I would get ordering advice from the servers regarding portion sizes, some are larger than others, but save room for dessert...both things we tried were amazing.

Thank Leah S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Anthony was our server however everyone helps out at the restaurant. Anthony made suggestions that were outstanding. This is our 'go to' restaurant and suggest it to everyone! The corn was a surprise with the charred flavors mixed in.

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Thank JulieV58
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

nice atmosphere, interesting menus which change all the time, helpful servers and great drinks......

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love to try new restaurants everywhere we travel. Despite being blown away by many restaurants around the world, I can confidently say that the three times we've been to Playground 2.0 have been three of the best meals of our lives. This experience is unrivaled.

Thank Seth H
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Robert Q, Owner at The Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We work hard and it's feedback like this that keeps us going.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We made the reservation for 4 but ended up with 5. They managed to accommodate us which was the beginning of a nice evening. Good service, very attentive server who offered to bring 3 samples of beer for for my friend so he could decide which one he liked. The food was great and well presented. The short rib dish won the best tasting in our group. The signature chicken was good but I will rather have an extra order of the pork cheek that was awesome! Dessert was ok.

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Thank TravelerC55
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