Huntington Beach, Calif. -- Several restaurants at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach offer upscale California cuisine with a fantastic selection of boutique wines or an eclectic mix of flavorful, fun foods in a casual setting that includes patio dining and special summer dinner events held outdoors.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach "The Californian" describes itself as a casually elegant, yet its distinctive menu in a Huntington Beach restaurant featuring fresh flavors and an ambience that feels like home makes it perhaps the top gourmet restaurant in the city.  The Californian quickly has risen in the ranks of preferred dining experiences by the judges at  AAA. Since opening in 2003, it became recognized as a Four-Diamond restaurant serving contemporary California cuisine at a beach city known for its love of food, yet not particular filled with top tier chefs and offerings.

You don't get to know exactly what a restaurant's offerings are until you study its menu. 


Cheeses and cheese platters are extremely popular in today's dining. Chef Adam Navidi has chosen a dairy farm the most diners will not necessarily recognize for their best practices but when you order a cheese platter artfully decorated and visually appealing, you discover that Fiscalini Farms cheeses have been selected for this appetizer. The Modesto (California) dairy farm only uses cows from its own farm herd and takes incredible care in handling of its animals, their healthy growth and the final product. You soon understand why this cheese platter is the cream of the crop of select cheese offerings. Cheese Henge is shaped like Stone Henge and carries the select Fiscalini Farms cheeses. This long time dairy family's roots are in Switzerland, and their products offer the quality Europeans have known for centuries.


That's just the start of incredible dining and one of the countless reasons The Californian is justified in representing the California name in its cuisine. From our favorite, a Grilled Wild Pacific King Salmon Chopped Cobb Style Salad with Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon Bacon and Sparkling Wine-Dill Vinaigrette to a Pan Broiled Breast of California Squab with Pickled Green Apple Ravioli with Point Reyes Blue Cheese Golden Raisin and Pecan-Foie Gras Vinaigrette, Chef Navidi clearly has his act together in selecting and combining flavorful, unique ingredients that are truly gourmet in their interplay. Beautiful ahi platters look like works of art, and the Pan Seared Chilean Seabass Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Caramelized Shallots and Red Wine Reduction rivals the delicious Chilean Seabass preparation we've enjoyed at the Sonoma Wine Country Hilton in Santa Rosa.


Navidi has a flair for the pair! Pairing champagne and caviar, Chef Navidi pairs Veuve Clicquot  (Rose) and Estate Osetra Caviar. He also serves a Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon & Avocado Tartar appetizer. A White Alba Truffle that Chef Navidi shaves on top of risotto and pan seared Chilian Sea bass retails at $2K/pound.


You'll get your just desserts when staying at this beach resort or visiting to dine on a scrumptious meal for just one night.  Banana Crème Brule Cheese Cake Vanilla Wafer Crust is simply "to die for". Don't stop there. Share! Order a Guittards White Chocolate Molten Lava Raspberry Cake and you'll die and go to heaven in chocolate ecstasy.

Reservations: 714-845-4776; The Californian private dining coordinator can be reached for special functions at 714 845 4885.

Complimentary valet parking is available for up to three hours, with a minimum purchase of $25 and proper validation.

21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Features Features a Variety of Dining Options

Huntington Beach, California—Even the most discerning palates are delighted with the variety of dining options available at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.  With something to satisfy every taste, the resort offers three distinctly unique restaurants as well as two lounges, 24-hour room service and Surf City Grocers, an Island-style market.


The resort’s signature restaurant, The Californian, provides guests with spectacular cuisine in a dramatic setting. Overlooking the California Courtyard with its spectacular ocean views, vibrant reflecting pool, fountains, palm trees and lush gardens, The Californian serves contemporary California cuisine in a warm Mediterranean ambiance, complete with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The restaurant features a vast collection of high-brand and boutique wines from California wineries.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant also boasts a private dining room for intimate gatherings.


Guests in search of a nostalgic trip down memory land to the hey days of “Surf City USA” revel in a re-creation of a fictitious world renowned surfer Peter Mallory. Reminiscent of Mallory’s warehouse that housed his surfboard factory, the Surf City Sunset Grille features high-beam ceilings exuding a raw, rustic yet intimate beach atmosphere. Guests of the Surf City Sunset Grille  are never far from the crashing waves or breathtaking sunset as the restaurant is bordered on three sides by large glass openings. An extensive collection of surfboards and 60’s memorabilia is sporadically placed on walls and under the glass surface of the informal bar.  Perfect for up to 15 people, Pete’s Party Table serves as a festive community table  that inspires impromptu gatherings. Serving lunch, dinner and cocktails, the Surf City Sunset Grille offers both indoor and outdoor seating complete with an outdoor fireplace.


Adjacent to the resort’s large lagoon-style pool, Mankota’s Grill is nestled into the lush landscape with a bubbling fountain and fire pit offering a casual, outdoor dining experience. Serving salads, sandwiches, and grilled items, Monkota’s Grill offers an intimate patio setting and is the perfect choice for those guests who choose to spend their days relaxing poolside.

Designed in a more sophisticated style with rich, dark wood paneling, The Red Chair Lounge serves cocktails and tantalizing appetizers in an intimate and elegant atmosphere. The lounge offers not only the namesake single red chair, but also a quiet place to relax in front of a roaring fire with live piano accompaniment.


For guests looking to pack a quaint picnic lunch for a day at the beach or those wishing to purchase boutique varietal wine, the resort also is home to Surf City Grocers, an island-style market. Located within The Village, an eclectic blend of shopping experiences, Surf City Grocers features snacks, pastries, wine, desserts, Starbucks Coffee and deli items.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is located in the heart of “Surf City USA” and features 517 tastefully appointed guestrooms, including 57 suites, offering guests sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort is also home to three restaurants and two lounges as well as more than 110,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, the largest collection on the Pacific Coast.  Additional resort amenities include a lagoon-style swimming pool and The Village, an eclectic shopping experience with everything from ice cream to surf memorabilia to fine art.  Guests also enjoy year-round recreational activities ranging from tennis and surfing to taking advantage of the sandy Southern California beaches via the resort’s lighthouse bridge.  A full range of treatments are available at the resort’s Pacific Waters Spa.


Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California overlooks the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beaches in Huntington Beach, California, the laid-back Southern California beach town.  Hyatt Regency HB Resort features the only direct beach access of any hotel in Huntington Beach in a AAA Four Diamond resort property.  California Hyatt Hotels






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