Craving New American food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots around Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when a hankering for that cuisine strikes.
1. The Stand
Topping the list is The Stand. Located at 5633 Alton Parkway, Bldg. 200 in Oak Creek, the spot, which offers burgers and more, is the highest-rated New American restaurant in Irvine, boasting 4.5 stars out of 620 reviews on Yelp.
2. TLT Food
Next up is the Irvine Health and Science Complex's TLT Food, at 705 Spectrum Center Drive. With four stars out of 924 reviews on Yelp, the New American and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Burnt Crumbs
Also in the Irvine Health and Science Complex is Burnt Crumbs, at 8549 Irvine Center Drive. It's another top choice, with Yelpers giving the New American spot, which offers sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 625 reviews.
4. Houston's Restaurant
Houston's Restaurant, a New American/traditional American spot and steakhouse in the Business District, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,790 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2991 Michelson Drive to see for yourself.
5. Urban Plates
Last but not least is Urban Plates, which has earned four stars out of 1,688 reviews on Yelp. You can find this New American spot, which offers salads, sandwiches and more, at about a dozen locations throughout California, at 3972 Barranca Parkway in West Park.