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Kimera Restaurant Lounge Review

31 Mar

5/5 Licks in my yummy meter 😛

Kimera Restaurant Lounge in Irvine, Ca — A hidden gem located in the middle of business buildings at the Impac Center in Orange County.  Kimera is a sophisticated restaurant with a diverse menu from burgers and pizzas to filet mignon and pastas.  The contemporary decor gives a comfortable yet exciting ambiance with modern artwork on its already eclectic painted walls.

The exterior of the restaurant is deceivingly plain and hidden as it sits in between two business buildings.  When you finally find the entrance to the place, which is in a cul-de-sac, you’ll be greeted by a person for a complimentary valet.  It is when you enter the bamboo hallway, where you’ll notice the stylish ambiance that gives Kimera its charm.

One side is for a full service dining experience, great for an intimate dinner in an open, yet still private booth, or a large party of about 8 people in tables on the main floor.  When I came here with a big group for a birthday party, the servers were very attentive and made sure the birthday celebrant was well taken care of and even surprised her with a complimentary dessert at the end of dinner.  The menu is reasonably price and very diverse, where almost anyone can find something they’d enjoy, consisting of salads, fish, chicken, steak, and pasta.

On the other side of the restaurant is a lounge/bar with an outdoor patio complete with comfy couches surrounding a large fire pit.  There’s also a separate area perfect for large private parties that is also bar accessible.  The best part of the lounge is their Happy Hour, served all night long, which consist of  pizzas, sliders, and other tasty appetizers under $9, to compliment their house wines, which are also part of the happy hour menu at $5 a glass.  And if you find yourself here on a Friday or Saturday, which usually gets packed at around 9:30PM, expect to hear music from a DJ to liven up the night.

Don’t let its trendy decor fool you — the food quality is exceptional without breaking your budget.  Kimera is a place that will surely satisfy your appetite while adding sophistication to your dining experience.

XOXO, Chic Chick

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