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Playground 2.0

220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
+1 714-560-4444
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12 Aug 2017
“The best meal/experience you will ever have”
8 Jul 2017
“So amazing!”
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International, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Seafood
220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
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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....More

Thank Seth H
Robert Q, Owner at Playground 2.0, 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.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I were recommended to this restaurant by one of his coworkers. We absolutely loved our experience here. We got seated as soon as we arrived. Our waitress was Kara, she was awesome and very knowledgeable. I love that their menu changes every...More

Thank Itzayana E
Reviewed 21 May 2017

There are many things to really like about this restaurant and experience. First off, it is an adventure--coming in with an open mind, willing and excited to try what the chef prepares for you. The enthusiasm of the chef and his entire staff is contagious--they...More

Thank adalbert3
Robert Q, Owner at Playground 2.0, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks so much for this review. It is so nice when a guest appreciates and understands what we're trying to do. You came in with an open mind and an excitement for the adventure of the evening. Thanks for coming in and for being the...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

An amazing demonstration of what skilled professionals can do with food. The environment was electric, the enthusiastic chefs were interactive, and the numerous course meal was one of the best ever experienced. This place is special.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 16 February 2017

You need to make advance, online reservations for this 18 seat, U shaped bar seating venue. All of the cooking is done right in front of you and there are anywhere from 12-16 courses that are shared by groups of three who happen to be...More

Thank Malelaw
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Playground 2.0 offers one of the best food experiences you will have in your life! While the experience is great, the food is even better. Nights vary by chef and theme, and for this particular event, we enjoyed Chef Justin Werner's creations. He proudly took...More

Thank P G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$100 - US$200
International, Contemporary, Steakhouse, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-560-4444
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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. An intimate 18-seat culinary theater. The seats line a bar that surrounds the kitchen, where the chefs prepare a 12 (or more)-course meal as you watch each course prepared, interact with the chefs and enjoy. The menu varies from day to day according to available ingredients and according to the designated theme for the evening. Themes include steak (Ultimate Steak Dinner), fish (LA Fish Market), pork (Swine City), vegetables (Chino Farms), international "road trip" or "wanderlust" dinners where particular regional cuisines are featured and pet projects by Playground and Playground 2.0 chefs such as Mama Roux and Little Elm. Most weekends it's, Trust. Just come in and enjoy. On one list of top 100 restaurants in America, it's a unique experience. Pricing ranges from $125 to $250, which includes tax, tip and alcohol pairings. Events at Playground 2.0 are available only to those who purchase tickets on the restaurant's website. These tickets are non-refundable. (Think of them as tickets to a concert; you can't just decide at the last minute you aren't going and expect that the artist is going to refund your ticket.)
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