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Chapter One: the modern local

) #15 of 592 Restaurants in Santa Ana €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
+1 714-352-2225
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here since opened and it has just improved with age. Try anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed! Highly recommend the mac and cheese or duck fat fries! Amazing!

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We came looking for a vegetarian and gluten free friendly brunch by found loud music and limited food options. A live music trio set up just after we arrived and proceeded to interact exclusively and really loudly with a bachelorette pert seated next to us....More

Thank Kari K
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

For some reason I expected the food to be a step above bar food but was disappointed that it wasn't. Like it's Gastropub sibling the drinks and ales are better than the food. Will not be back.

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had some terrific food at this downtown hip spot. Santa Ana is really earning a rep for exciting samplings in a warm, friendly atmosphere. At our table we had the super nummy charred cauliflower with some exotic sauce, a beautifully presented grilled apple and butternut...More

Thank Sandi S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is the area I basically go to as Sunday nights. great environment and proper preference of beers, along with extraordinary varieties of meals and cocktails. human beings are pleasant and you may enjoy your stay here for certain. super food in a completely unique...More

Thank Mayra A
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Good food some times a long wait but worth it, great place for people watching. The weekend Brunch is the best, limited menu wish they offered more egg dishes. But there is Rav Blue, a great jazz, and oldies singer with guitar.

Thank 4buffalo
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Best place to meet people, great food and cocktails, Sunday Brunch a must with live music and locals hang out and watch people.

Thank N3706BRjamesk
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I picked this restaurant for my birthday celebration with family. The kimchi chicken wings were to die for! The Brussel sprouts were also tasty. My daughter got the best. The tri tip OMG!! I did not care for the butternut gnocchi. I also didnt care...More

1  Thank Bonnie C
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was wonderful! The drinks, food and atmosphere. Our waiter was friendly, helpful with suggestions and attentive. I would go again and I live about 45 mins away. We had a party of 9 which was not a problem at all. We tried all the...More

1  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We actually found this place on Trip Advisor and it was very good. I had the Sweet Jalapeno burger and it was delicious. It's served with shoestring fries and their own homemade ketchup. They have a nice variety of beers on tap too. They offer...More

Thank DandRWolfe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701-4862
    (3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Minutes away from Santa Ana Train Station and Regional Transportation Center. Downtown Santa Ana is located in the center of Orange County, so it is never too far from anybody!
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-352-2225
  • E-mail
Description
A modern local is a new concept that is in a sense, the evolution of a gastropub. A culinary-centric, Public House that celebrates it's "local." Whether it's the seasonal, local, farm-to-table sourcing of our ingredients, the history of the local area, or the local resident that feels their sense of ownership here; Chapter One: the modern local is a product of its ideals and creative style as well as its community and local history. We are humble servants to our guests. Our commitment is to treat every guest like family and ensure that you feel the heart of the pub every time you walk in the door. No pretension, just good food and drink and great company.
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