The Quiet Woman

4.7
692 reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
We are thrilled to welcome you back!
Outside Patio Dining. Wednesday - Saturday 5 - 9
Inside Music and Late Night Menu Friday - Saturday 9 - 12.
Inside Dinner menu with music available Friday & Saturday 9 - 10.
Dine In and Take Out.
To our wine loving guests -
we can no longer accept outside bottles of wine.





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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 692 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience Jessica as our server!

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vipletseat
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did a wonderful job of making our experience amazing in a Covid environment

The short ribs were the best I’ve ever had

We will be back!!

j
vipjamato
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best...

Family owned and run by a team of wonderful people... They have done everything in their power to make dining outside of the home happy and healthy. Obviously not an easy time for dining, but the QW does everything in their power to make it safe and OK...

John

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vipFoodies
Orange County
153 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. The filet, Salmon and Sea Bass were all wonderful. Sorry to see a charge for the house salad now but it’s always fabulous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Exceeded expectations.

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vipheatherT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food & ambiance was great. However, when we were waiting for our table we asked the cocktail server to open a bottle of wine that we brought and instead of politely explaining the new policy she was very rude in saying it was not allowed and when we asked why she said very rudely because we are in a pandemic. We visit this restaurant frequently but this was our first visit during Covid. The cocktail waitress was not friendly or polite. The rest of our experience was good and the server for our table was very pleasant and nice. It was unfortunate that the very first person to greet us was rude.

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vipMTKE
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely .OVE the outside seating. They did a great job setting it up, the ambiance is wonderful, the service outstanding always. It is definitely one of our favorite local restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Birthday dinner for a friend. Her lamb was basically raw. The short rib pasta was dry. The cocktails were great and the service was good but overall would not return.

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vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining at the QW is fantastic... Outside dining has not been a routine part of SC dining in the summer like it is in the northeast and Chicago. It is a special treat out here especially when the temps usually go down by 20/30 degrees... The reason to do it is unfortunate, but they have carried it out very well...

Food and service remains at the normal very high level!

Best place to go!

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vipErich
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent server

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KCash
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent. Waitress fair other service staff much better. We were there to celebrate our 20th anniversary which I put in notes to reservation so was surly and disappointed that it was not acknowledged in any way, verbally or with a dessert...

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LAURAH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful staff and well done outside seating

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and the lamb chops are the best I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was efficient just impersonal. No offer to explain the menu or a hi how are u.

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vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best...

The move to outside dining has been spectacular. My early years were spent in Boston dining on many of the sidewalks in the Back Bay in the spring, summer, and fall. Being outside is fun and open, and we can do it year round in CDM.

Thanks for making the efforts that you have to keep us safe and well fed...

Best,

John

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AlanO
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Food was great, friendly server, nice ambiance.

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FoodieLover
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Quiet Woman on Marguerite (outdoor dining) is delightful. The restaurant has worked to develop an ambiance and the tables and settings are nice. Food was very good - a little lacking in presentation...but tasty. The server Terry was very good.

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vipErnieD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our table was by the service area up front where the dirty dishes continue to pile up and we could not get another table! We ere then told we couldn't drink our great wine we brought because they were trying to sell all of their wine first! I have never been to a restaurant in Orange County that didn't allow your wine to be brought in EVER! Also the wine at this restaurant was kept at room temperature so we had to ask for an ice bucket which continues to be ridiculous...

We ordered appetizers, entrees and desserts and they added a share charge on my $500 bill because we ordered 3 entrees instead of 4. All the food was average and my fish was tasteless and over cooked but again we spent $500 for fine dining but instead we received average food at best...

The outdoor atmosphere is far better than there indoor but again this is NOT the fine dining experience I would expect so I am sure in the future I will continue to go to the fine dining spots in CDM, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach but NOT Quiet Woman!!!

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vipBabs
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are so glad you are open and the outside area looks great!

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vipgregs
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really amazing what they have done to transition to outdoor dining. This is one of our favorite restaurants in CDM and can’t wait for them to reopen inside. We hope they will keep the outdoor dining

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vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best even in its outdoor environment. Food is excellent and the drinks are well made and generous...

Tough times these are, but the QW always feels like home...

Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best ambiance and food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good! The food is always great, we specifically come back for the lamb chops. Truffle fries is very good as well. We’ve had a different waitress everytime and they’re all very nice

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EdPo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great folks, great food! Outdoor dining under the circle was perfect!

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vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The QW staff and owner are very respectful, careful, very clean... The outdoor spacing is generous and the location of the outdoor seating has a very good air flow...

AND. The food and ambiance is even better!

All good is this very difficult time! Great place to get out of the cave and enjoy a healthy and happy experience...

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PaulR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Ambiance? We're eating in a parking lot with a view of the street and ally. They did the best they could.

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HVCC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Exceptional food. Swordfish was very tasty. COVID challenges impairs dining experience but still worthwhile.

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ChristopherC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy with the overall experience .The Quiet Woman salad is always amazing and just the great service I always get there.Food is really good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous

DS
vipDonnaS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good at socially distancing the tables on the patio during Covid.

PC
vipPeteC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We were 15mins late due to Saturday night traffic omen PCH and they had given away our table already. Maitre'd/manager seemed rather unsympathetic. This is always a good place with excellent service. We will give them a pass on this one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Good atmosphere. It was lovely.

j
vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First place we have returned to in person since we began this sorry state of affairs.

So well organized and caring!

Best place in town!

We love you guys...

John

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Jkwright
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at QW for over 30 years. Due to the current health restrictions and limitations, we were seated outside. As expected, the staff did a great job of continuing the service and quality that we have come to expect. The outside ambiance was a nice change, and we commend them for making the best out of a challenging situation.

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vipletseat
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and generous cocktails!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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vipTweetie
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The foods were amazing. Our friend brought a bottle of Catmís to celebrate my husband’s birthday but was told they can’t open outside bottle. So our friend ordered Opus one for the special occasion.

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NatalieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family run restaurant. Stellar food, drinks, service, value and staple in CDM.

j
vipjamato
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out after Covid closure...

Food is great, staff is much the same and wonderful and outside dining is fun...

This is a great restaurant because everyone there, staff and clients are really family...

KW
KimberlyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience given the current conditions in place with Covid 19.

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The Quiet Woman is rated 4.7 stars by 692 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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