Crab Cove Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 8 Monarch Bay Plz

    Monarch Bay, CA 92629

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  • 949-240-4401

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I love crabs and just recently I started eating them put this place has the best crabs ever. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a terrific meal.

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I love crabs and just recently I started eating them put this place has the best crabs ever. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a terrific meal.

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If you've ever been to Crustaceans in Beverly Hills, you will definitely see the resemblance to Crab Cove from the menu to the many built in creative fish tanks around the whole restaurant. The menu has several of the same items including the INCREDIBLE whole king crab, which I highly recommend, so long as you're not shy and don't mind getting dirty because you have to do a little digging to make the most of it. I asked the owner about the similarities between the two restaurants and he admitted that he patterned it after the LA place.

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★★★★★

If you've ever been to Crustaceans in Beverly Hills, you will definitely see the resemblance to Crab Cove from the menu to the many built in creative fish tanks around the whole restaurant. The menu has several of the same items including the INCREDIBLE whole king crab, which I highly recommend, so long as you're not shy and don't mind getting dirty because you have to do a little digging to make the most of it. I asked the owner about the similarities between the two restaurants and he admitted that he patterned it after the LA place.

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We went for dinnner last Sunday. I ordered crabcakes, my date ordered a pepper crusted salmon served on a bed of delicious greens and mango salad. We ordered an appetizer: crab rolls with a fresh radish chutney, and a side of garlic rice. Complimentary shrimp chips. The food(smaller portions) and the atmosphere(elegant servereware) was European. The walking part of the floor in the middle of the restaurant is trasparent to reveal an underneath aquarium with Japanese fish, you can actually feed the fish at the entry of the restaurant. This place is unique, not cheap, you should definetely try it if you want to experience a differrent setting. We did not try any deserts because we planned to pick up a box of pastries made by famous Victor Benes bakery (originated in Bellagio Las Vegas) in near by Gelson's market.

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★★★★★

We went for dinnner last Sunday. I ordered crabcakes, my date ordered a pepper crusted salmon served on a bed of delicious greens and mango salad. We ordered an appetizer: crab rolls with a fresh radish chutney, and a side of garlic rice. Complimentary shrimp chips. The food(smaller portions) and the atmosphere(elegant servereware) was European. The walking part of the floor in the middle of the restaurant is trasparent to reveal an underneath aquarium with Japanese fish, you can actually feed the fish at the entry of the restaurant. This place is unique, not cheap, you should definetely try it if you want to experience a differrent setting. We did not try any deserts because we planned to pick up a box of pastries made by famous Victor Benes bakery (originated in Bellagio Las Vegas) in near by Gelson's market.

Pros: Beautiful Ambience, a place to impress

Cons: A bit expensive, expect smaller portions

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The restaurant's decor is nice, but that's about it. I was told by the waiter that The Crab Cove shares the same architect who designed the restaurant Crustaceanin Beverly Hills. I think the owner tried to copy Crustacean with its "Euro-Vietnamese design featuring the now famous "Walk on Water" entrance ", but definately wasn't succesful, when comparing the food. I had my mouth watered for the whole dungeness crab with garlic noodles. And my mother ordered the lobster tail. Both shellfish entrees were not fresh and undercooked. I would not reccomend this restaurant unless you were only going for drinks.

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★☆☆☆☆

The restaurant's decor is nice, but that's about it. I was told by the waiter that The Crab Cove shares the same architect who designed the restaurant Crustaceanin Beverly Hills. I think the owner tried to copy Crustacean with its "Euro-Vietnamese design featuring the now famous "Walk on Water" entrance ", but definately wasn't succesful, when comparing the food. I had my mouth watered for the whole dungeness crab with garlic noodles. And my mother ordered the lobster tail. Both shellfish entrees were not fresh and undercooked. I would not reccomend this restaurant unless you were only going for drinks.

Pros: Good selection of wine

Cons: The Food

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This is one of the best of Orange County. All of the food, especially the seafood is extremely fresh. The flavors combine subtle and delicate with intense. The crab cakes are made of mostly fresh crab meat and very little bread crumb and served with a sauce that compliments them perfectly. The prawns served with garlic noodles are melt in the mouth delicious, with a mix of the delicate butter grilled flavor of the prawns and a more intense garlic and spice flavors of the noodles. This dish is heartier than it appears, so you may have to take part of it to go. The prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food and presentation. If you are looking for a bargain, try happy hour Monday-Thursday with half price drinks and appetizers. The atmosphere is calming and enchanting with a mesmarizing built in the floor coy fish aquariam, and waterfall pillars. The service was great, friendly, and informative. Ask for Carlos from Brazil. He's awesome.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best of Orange County. All of the food, especially the seafood is extremely fresh. The flavors combine subtle and delicate with intense. The crab cakes are made of mostly fresh crab meat and very little bread crumb and served with a sauce that compliments them perfectly. The prawns served with garlic noodles are melt in the mouth delicious, with a mix of the delicate butter grilled flavor of the prawns and a more intense garlic and spice flavors of the noodles. This dish is heartier than it appears, so you may have to take part of it to go. The prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food and presentation. If you are looking for a bargain, try happy hour Monday-Thursday with half price drinks and appetizers. The atmosphere is calming and enchanting with a mesmarizing built in the floor coy fish aquariam, and waterfall pillars. The service was great, friendly, and informative. Ask for Carlos from Brazil. He's awesome.

Pros: Quality, freshness, and flavor of food

Cons: Prices are not cheap but reasonable for the quality

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Knock-off of Crustacean of Beverly Hills from dishes and presentation to interior of restaurant. A martini will set you back $20 bucks. Entrees alacart and small portions. Quality of food mediocre. Short staffed, bad service. Recommend going to some other restaurant to 'burn your money'. Bad acoustics in small space, noisy.

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★☆☆☆☆

Knock-off of Crustacean of Beverly Hills from dishes and presentation to interior of restaurant. A martini will set you back $20 bucks. Entrees alacart and small portions. Quality of food mediocre. Short staffed, bad service. Recommend going to some other restaurant to 'burn your money'. Bad acoustics in small space, noisy.

Cons: , Poor Quality Food, Noisy/Cramped

 

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