Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar

4.3
1126 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Silver Trumpet elevates the Orange County dining experience.

A symphony of flavors, seasonally driven menus, and the art of hospitality await you at the brand new Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar. Serving California cuisine, our restaurant in Costa Mesa is just steps away from the acclaimed Segerstrom Center for the Arts and a five minute stroll from the South Coast Plaza in an unrivaled lakeside dining experience. Discover a bold new explosion of culinary delights.

The restaurant's newly expanded outdoor dining terrace offers stunning views of the property's expansive lake and gardens.
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As an added precaution, Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar is open for outdoor seating dine in & take-out service from 7 AM to 10 PM daily. Dine in service will have limited outdoor seating available, in compliance with government social distancing guidelines.

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
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 1126 People Are Saying
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BruceL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed our experience. Had the steak and lamb loin with brussels sprouts and bacon wrapped dates to start. All prepared well, presented pleasantly, and served in a timely manner. We asked not to be rushed and were pleased at the results of this request.

The homemade cheesecake for dessert was a perfect topper and pleasantly different from all the others out there.

A very good wine list which included the delicious Grgich Hills Cab. that we greedily consumed.

Just a note that this is a fairly pricey night out, but we thought it well worth it. Also the menu is a bit short and we were assured that it will expand soon. Pandemic caution and supply concerns were stated.

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vipMonaLisa
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easy morning breakfast spot in a tranquil setting. Low key vibe in an outdoor space. I had the traditional but not so traditional eggs Benedict as the Hollandaise sauce was light. My wife’s had the Belgian blueberry waffles. Simply but expertly ✅. Our server, Jorge was welcoming and checked up on us the perfect amount of times. It was our second time here and we will be back.

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vipKaty
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate here before the show at Segerstrom (Pink Martini). We parked here for free and we’re able to walk across the street for the show after we ate. Wonderful experience. I kind of don’t want to tell anyone, though, because this is a hidden gem.

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vipAverage
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, I would say that the food and service were average here. We sat outside and this may have been a mistake. We had to ask for silverware and plates to be cleared. Outside service seemed to be an afterthought.

The halibut was somewhat dry and the tapenade was not very flavorful. The Ceasar salad had too much dressing, but the dressing was good.

The drinks and wine were quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive. The patio was properly shaded, and provided a beautiful view of the lake. Will absolutely dine here again!!

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SoCalLady
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Short staffed but Manager waited on us. Pleasant and accommodating though we were disappointed that items on the website were not available and served only beer & wine. We decided on that restaurant for the delicious food and cocktails posted on their website but the only recently re-opened post-Covid shut down. Did their best under the circumstances.

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JanS
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outside dining was nice with a view of the pond/lake. We wished that they had beer on tap instead of bottles.

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TyraB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast during a staycation at The Avenue of the Arts Hotel. Food and service was excellent. Nice portion and a good value for the food quality. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, quiet setting, I would highly recommend the bacon wrapped dates.

Drinks were slow, which was strange since it was a quiet night.

The burger was grisly, and the butter lettuce was a little tired and out of place.

Not sure whether we’ll go back yet, but the noise level and ambiance exceeded expectations.

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vipE1974
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was ok and service has horrible. Pretty atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The place was empty and my boyfriend and I were the only ones at the restaurant besides 3 elderly women. I had to get up to look for my waiter in order to have a refill for my drink, he didn’t come around to offer refills, he forgot to place our appetizer in so we didn’t get anything until the main entree was done. No wonder this place is literally empty!

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LNdines
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice space, friendly staff, but the food was mediocre. We didn’t have the regular dinner offerings, just a kale salad and the turkey club, but they weren’t anything but ordinary at best. Just a simple Tito’s and tonic was $13.50, which seemed overpriced.

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Ratboy
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a 6:15 reservation for dinner before our 7:30 show at Agyros Plaza. We were the only patrons in the restaurant when we arrived so it was very quiet, which was cool. I had a chicken & brown rice bowl which was very good. The food and wine were reasonably priced. The staff did a great job and were very cordial. I'd definitely come back before another Segerstrom event.

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Tristen
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very relaxing place to have breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pancakes were pretty tough but everything else was exc

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vipRs2cents
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for dessert and mint tea. Lovely atmosphere and good service to boot!

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Vladimir
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Halibut was raw in the middle. Waiter promptly offered to replace it, and the replacement was cooked well. Tried severs dishes here: rack of lamb, mushroom flatbread, halibut, and steak. All of the dishes were pretty bland, nothing unique at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service from Mitchell! We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After we received our food, we were never checked on for refills or if we needed anything else. For the price of the food, we hoped we would have been checked on. They cleared out our plates after the meal was paid for. There were only two other tables being waited on while we were there. The only other time we saw a worker was when they handed us the bill, without asking if we needed anything else. It felt as though we were being kicked out. Never eating there again.

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IsabelR
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service was great! Our waiter was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cute spot that is tucked away most certainly can be called a “hidden gem” in the OC. From it’s decadent decor to the delicious drinks, you cannot go wrong at this eatery. I love coming here and will keep returning as the service here is impeccable! P.s. try the bacon wrapped dates!!

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FanofArts
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Silver Trumpet since the pandemic.
Enjoyed celebrating a family birthday before we attended an outdoor concert at Segerstrom Center. Our server, Mitch, was very helpful and so personable.
We will be back soon.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Restaurant is ok but their menu is very limited. Service was outstanding and the food we had was tasty.

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vipEric
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Mitch is a greater server. He also did a great job bartending. Food was very good.

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vipFriendsGetTogether
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is part of a Hotel restaurant. I should have looked better at there website.

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VXXVN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was worth the price, well cooked and has a wonderful flavor to it. I ordered a salmon and a bowl of cooked tiny potato with very good sauce. The environment was awesome, everyone has quite a distance between and the noise level was really low too. The service was great and it is a very good place to take some pictures. There is a bar outside and outdoor dinning in the back of the restaurant too. Just be sure to arrive before 7PM. :)

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KimberlyC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance as always. I look forward to the return of live music.

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Louis
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and ambiance is great there, especially in between the lunch or dinner rush. Still not too crowded. Usually service is strong but with a skeleton crew still our waitress was below average and not up to par from previous experiences there. I recommend breakfast or lunch at an outside table, when they seem to have overall better service and attitudes.

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JenM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location and customer service. Food was delicious The best restaurant in town Jorge was very attentive and made the lunch birthday celebration special by singing Happy Birthday . Free dessert was provided to our table . Definitely going back . Free parking with restaurant validation .

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vipRamblingBusinessPodcast
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will return.

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vipmauricem
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful decor, delicious drinks, and very satisfying food. Definitely a place to visit whenever you're in the area.

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vipMike
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This restaurant should not be open until they can provide a minimum level of service and food beverage choices. They could not make the drink requested. They could not provide the bottle of wine chosen. They did not even serve the complimentary basket of bread. While the restaurant was empty, the service was dreadfully slow. The menu was quite limited, yet prices were ridiculously high. My food was served on a tin plate that reminded me of meals at a summer camp.
The Silver Trumpet used to be the “go to” restaurant before Segerstrom events. This is no longer the case.

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MarleneA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointing! The food was decent, but very overpriced and very small portions. This is a great place if you're on a diet! The brussell sprouts were very tasty, and hubby's lamb chops were good but skimpy. The halibut was the most disappointing, because it came with plain white rice and a few grape tomatoes! Seriously I could make something better at home at a fraction of the cost. The ambience was nice, but I can see why it was empty on a Friday night, especially with Performing Arts not happening. The service was friendly, but you could hear the kitchen crew, which detracted from the upscale ambience they were trying to create.

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BessyV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is super nice, high class, Even tho, they have not pricey dishes without losing the quality and and delicious flavors. 100% recommended. I will back for my self and i will e.joy the patio and drink a glass of wine with a mushrooms flatbread on the side. (My favorite appetizer)

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vipRonB
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eduardo is outstanding and provides excellent customer service. Food is always delicious with very generous portions.

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AYM1
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super convenient located right across the street from Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Fabulous service. Exceptional food and wine. Perfect for a meal before seeing a performance!

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Gross
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I was extremely disappointed with the food. Honestly it was rly gross. I’m not a picky eater at all but it was just bad. I got the mushroom flatbread and it tasted like bowling alley pizza. We also got salads that were very bad. I saw this restaurant on a best food in OC list and after, I was genuinely confused.

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Capt
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We waited almost half an hour for our food (mostly salads) to be served and this was with only 3-4 other tables seated. The food was very good and the staff friendly. On the fence about recommending them if this pace of the kitchen is the norm.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Our server was extremely nice, so this review is not negative on his part.

This “restaurant” is a glorified hotel lobby bar. The food is extremely overpriced, the ambiance is awkward and quiet and the photos shown online mainly show the patio which is actually small.

The “flat bread” had to be frozen because it had zero taste, but the worst was the pasta. I sent it back because it was undercooked (to the point of being crunchy (not al dente) and while the server was happy to take it back the manager came by afterwords to let me know “that’s how they serve it” and that the chef was shocked I sent it back. To top it off, she even told me SHE personally tasted it and thought it was fine.

Oh and you will pay at least $5 for parking even if you get validation + a bill of $120 if you order two meals and two cocktails. Not worth it.

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vipMonaLisa
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our first brunch out in a very long time. Seated quickly✅ felt welcomed by our server ✅ CoVid protocols in place for employees✅ ambiance was fresh air overlooking a lake ✅food was good but the waffles should come with more berries and cream- the Cali Benedict was so fresh I should have order two whole servings. The other really good thing is that they juice was fresh squeezed and the mimosas flowed easily ✅ overall this is a good spot and a hidden gem as it’s tucked away with the. Portofino hotel property. We will try this spot again

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Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 442-8593.

Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

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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