Five Crowns

4.6
4925 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thank you for choosing the Five Crowns, a beautiful replica of one of England's oldest country inns in beautiful Corona del Mar. Dress code is casual. Should your plans change or if you are running late, please let us know. The award-winning food, wine list, exceptional service and unmistakable style that have made Five Crowns a dining legend since 1965 awaits you. We look forward to your visit.

Covid Terms: We require all guests to wear a face mask to enter and exit the building and to and from their tables, which includes when going to the restrooms. Masks may not be removed until seated and beverage service has been serviced. If you are exchanging gifts, we politely ask that you do so in the parking lot instead of inside the restaurant. Thank you.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4925 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTYyy
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My mistake ordering an end cut and not sending it back due to fact it was a dried out piece of meat, yucky. the reg cut my guest had was great, tip do not order the end cut.
Biggest reason we went was for English trifle, unfortunaly it was no where near authentic British trifle, they definitely need to revamp the recipe for authentic trifle. It was just an overly sweet concoction. Service very good.

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vipMuggs
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday

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vipGary
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the large cut of prime rib and my date had filet mignon - both were excellent.

As it was my birthday, we received a nice truffle cake complimentary.

Service was very professional but waitress was a little difficult for our personalities. It probably was partially a result that I enjoy sparkling water with my meal and they had run out of sparkling water the previous night. The manager did provide us a complementary appetizer, however.

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I expect to return many more times.

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Jerry
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. Outdoor ambience was pleasant. Did have noisy people nearby.

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caligezzer
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a bit slow but staff are great and food is great so well worth the wait

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Cali!

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vipRene
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & Consistency are truly the pride of the Crown! The food is always amazing, and I will admit I typically only order the prime rib. Lobster bisque & soufflé are favorites of mine too. But the service is what sets Five Crowns apart. Over the years I’ve had many attentive and welcoming servers and last night was no different. Our server for our Anniversary dinner was Jill, who was impeccable! She & my wife reminisced about the changes we’ve seen in the restaurant over the years and turned out Jill & my wife shared a lovely story about a past customer. Five crowns never disappoints and it brings me such joy to see this iconic dinning establishment bustle with customers again.

Five Crowns
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the detailed review, Rene! We really appreciate it. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 56th wedding anniversary dinner my parents 💕 Five Crowns never disappoints!

Five Crowns
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review and happy anniversary to your parents!

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vipSandy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This isn’t a big issue but I had made my reservations early hoping to be in the Main dining room but we ended up sitting upstairs in kind of banquet room almost alone. I felt a little removed from The other diners. They were busy and there were n two of us. The food was excellent thought. Thank you

Five Crowns
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing, Sandy! We hope to accommodate you with better seating in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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Dineout2021
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good portions seemed smaller and the prime rib had a lot of fat. Smaller portion lots of fat and pricey. The best thing was the cocktail and friendly waitress and bus boy.

Five Crowns
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review - We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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AndrewD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was excellent and the chocolate soufflé was worth the wait! Put your order in for that when dinner comes because it takes awhile. Fresh out of the oven and so tasty!

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Andrew! Great advice about our delicious dessert! All the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from the moment we were greeted.Starla, our server, was stellar! She was so attentive to every detail of our dinner.0ur food was wonderful. This was a great birthday dinner.

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience & for joining us on such a special day. Happy Birthday!

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JamesB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The last couple of times we've eater there, the food (prime rib) was served warm--not hot. The carrot side dish suggested by our waitress was interesting but not good--we rejected it after a couple of bites and it was taken from our bill. Our waitress came around sparingly and we could have used a little more water, more horseradish, etc.

The music (pop, oldies, etc) was okay but in our opinion could have been a little more classical, perhaps soft instrumental background type music.

Jim

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great but customer service was exceptional. It was a very pleasant dining experience.

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We were a party of 4. We did not appreciate dining near 2 different parties who brought their dogs to dinner. 2 dogs were 2 too many! And the prime rib did not have any crust on it. It should have delicious, marinated crust. It had less than half an inch of crust, that was a let down for the 3 of us who ordered the prime rib!!

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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Ailangford
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious as always....one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County.

Five Crowns
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! Please coma again soon!

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Kirk
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Prime Rib the worst I ever had. I don't know what's going on, use to be a pretty good place to eat.

Five Crowns
Responded on 7 June 2021

Hello Kirk - Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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vipLoMac
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Five Crowns for our anniversary. They took very good care of us. Although, I must say that even when we go to Five Crowns for a regular dinner, they take good care of us. The service and quality of the food is always exceptional. That is why we keep coming back.

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DavidC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful prime rib, as great as I remember. It was great to be eating post-Covid, social between tables were noted but they accommodated large parties to include a wedding. Great experience. Waiter Reno was excellent.

Five Crowns
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thanks for sharing your experience with us, David. Please come back soon :)

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AshleeH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was a bit slow due to being busy. Great ambiance.

Five Crowns
Responded on 8 June 2021

Thank you for sharing, Ashlee!

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vipKatherineJ
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came last night to celebrate our friend’s retirement. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated outside in the garden. We adored our server, Starla, who got us immediately! I had the salmon which is one of the best meals you serve while everyone had the prime rib for which you are so well known. Not only Starla but all the servers worked together like a well oiled machine or a beautifully choreographed dance! Such a delicious and enjoyable evening!! Oh, thanks for the suggestion from Starla about the chocolate soufflé and ice cream! What an lovely ending for a memorable evening!!

Five Crowns
Responded on 7 June 2021

Thank you, Katherine, for sharing your experience with us. Wishing your friend and you the all the best.

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RogerS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We miss the Side Door menu, but you can still get most of it at Five Crowns. Sit outside if you can, a lot less stodgy. This place has been here forever. Find out why!

Five Crowns
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thank for sharing, Roger! Please come back soon :)

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TylerO
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib and soufflé I’ve ever had. Our waitress was the best!

Five Crowns
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thanks you, Tyler!

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LarryT
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was excellent. Service was on top of things. Really enjoy sitting in garden area.

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Viva
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shelly and Hamilton were adroit and attentive wait staff. Tried a new dish, lobster pasta, which was exotic and excellent. Beloved had his usual English cut of prime rib with Yorkshire put. Best way to celebrate June, under fairy lights in the spacious garden.

Five Crowns
Responded on 5 June 2021

Thanks for sharing your time with us, Viva! We appreciate your review. Please come again soon :)

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EricO
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendary food. We were surprised by the laxed requirements on dress as it made it feel more pedestrian and less special. Even one of the hosts wore jeans. When we left and greenies the three hosts to say thank you, they did not acknowledge us.

Five Crowns
Responded on 5 June 2021

Hello Eric - Thanks for the review. We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was great the first time we went so were looking forward to going again. But we were utterly disappointed, my son wanted fish and chips like last time. He got 2 piece of fish last time but this time 1 it was no way going to fill up a child but there was plenty of fries - kids need protein to fill them up in a healthier way. The adult portion of fish and chips was just 2 small nugget esq I asked if this was the right portion size. Waitress said yes and didn’t offer to get more for us. It was over priced and disappointing. Won’t be back.

Five Crowns
Responded on 5 June 2021

Hell - Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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vipElizabethE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Bartender Peter was excellent and in hindsight, we should have eaten in the bar. Much about five crowns has changed since I last visited. The restaurant was truly my favorite for the past several decades and we frequented for anniversaries and birthdays. It is very casual now. Lots of guests in jeans and T-shirts. We arrived early and were told to wait in the bar. We did this and later we were reprimanded for not hearing the hostess when they called our name at the front. Patrons may now order bar food in the restaurant and the main menu in the bar. No need to make a reservation I guess for the bar. Had been dreaming about the prime rib all week leading up to dinner. Sadly, we waited a very long time and when the prime rib and sides finally came out they were cold. They must have been sitting before being delivered or forgotten about. Food tasted okay, but not as good had it been hot. They seemed to be short on staff which may explain the late delivery of the food. Also, we were never asked if we wanted additional drinks or wine during our meal and didn’t see the server frequently enough to say anything. We were a little disappointed overall, but we will definitely go back to the Side Door bar for drinks with Peter and charcuterie- and if we want prime rib we will eat it there instead of heading to the main dining room.

Five Crowns
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hello Elizabeth - Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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EricaN
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable staff. We celebrated our anniversary and had a fantastic time. Food was excellent. Great time all around.

Five Crowns
Responded on 1 June 2021

Happy Anniversary, Erica! Thank you for celebrating with us :) Please come again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and his manager went above and beyond for us. We had a slight mishap with the table candle erupting in an oil flame. It was exciting and easily remedied. Yet, the manager apologized and made compensation for the scare. And, as expected, my Porterhouse was amazing, as were all the sides. 5 Crowns never disappoints.

Five Crowns
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you for the review and for sharing your experience. Our sincere apologies, again, about the mishap. Wishing you all the best.

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andrewb
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not up to expectation. Restaurant not open until 4:30. Made us wail outside for several minutes even though our reservation was for 4:30? Requested garden seating. Wanted us to sit in patio. Hostess kept us waiting and seated other guests who arrived after us.
Prime rib was not cooked as ordered. More fat than usual. Waitress has a printout with our information. Did not understand we had two $25.00 awards until I showed her. Rather disappointing considering the price. Only two handicapped spaces and a huge truck was parked so close it made it very difficult to back out. $7.00 to park high considering the area.close. May not come back even though we’re VIP members.

Five Crowns
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello Andrew - Thank you for your review and we value your feedback. We apologize we fell short of your expectations. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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vipDavidusc1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Thank you Lawry’s family

Five Crowns
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you, David. We appreciate the review :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was slow with drinks but bussers were fast. Food good but upgrade charge for potatoes that cost the same as sides?

Five Crowns
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hello - Thank you for your review. We will share your review with our management. Wishing you all the best.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were very disappointed in the food. The bread was just an ordinary roll...not the great sour dough they used to serve. The house salad was not real bib lettuce and had very little else on it....the prime rib was OK....the creamed spinach was cold....the creamed corn and mashed potatoes were OK. We will not be celebrating any more anniversaries there....but Thanks for the comp. dessert....

Five Crowns
Responded on 1 June 2021

Hello Sharon - We appreciate your review and value your feedback. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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vipjeffp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Five Crowns
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thank you, Jeff!

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CristenL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience... especially for celebrating a special occasion!

Five Crowns
Responded on 27 May 2021

Thank you for sharing, Cristen :)

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vipMyssy
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Loved the decor and the music was excellent.

Five Crowns
Responded on 26 May 2021

Thank you for sharing :) Please come back soon!

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DennisE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always terrific. Last night at the early setting the restaurant was lightly attended, so we had excellent service from friendly staff. The food, as always, was wonderful. The only improvement is my wife would have liked the option of having ranch dressing.

Five Crowns
Responded on 27 May 2021

Hello Dennis! Thanks for your review :) We will share it with our management team. Please come again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere for a date with the husband.

Five Crowns
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you!

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Shasha
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. This is my favorite restaurant in all of Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. My only issue was with the starter bread which unfortunately had a very low quality. Also, me and my sister ordered a medium stake, but got medium-rare instead.

Five Crowns
Responded on 25 May 2021

Hello Shasha - Thank you for your review. We apologize we fell short of your expectations with your food order. We will share your review with our management and will work to insure a better experience in the future. Wishing you all the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were warmly greeted and our Anniversary was acknowledged both when we came in and as we left. The prime rib and sides were superb! The soufflé was a wonderful finish too. Thank you!

Five Crowns
Responded on 24 May 2021

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing Five Crowns to celebrate :)

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You can order delivery directly from Five Crowns using the Order Online button. Five Crowns also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 760-0331.

Five Crowns is rated 4.6 stars by 4925 OpenTable diners.

Five Crowns does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.lawrysonline.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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