Fine dining

Jason Quinn’s Playgound is open



Follow them on twitter at @PlaygroundDTSA

Chef Jason Quinn, formerly from the Lime Truck, opened his own restaurant called Playground located at 220 E. Fourth Street in downtown Santa Ana.


I was invited to the soft opening on Wednesday, November 16, and my friends and I decided to order everything from the menu and share.The food is made fresh, by hand, and based on seasonal availability. Melissa Produce is the main produce supplier, Blackmarket Bakery does their desserts, and portions are tapas style, easy for sharing with friends. The restaurant has a full bar, with beer on tap from the local breweries.

There’s meter parking around the area (free after 8pm) and a parking garage a block away.


Playground is opened at 11:00 am and they joked closes when the last customer leaves.
They are also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.




The menu changes daily.  This is the menu for the soft opening



The list of beers on tap




Brussel sprouts with country ham





Butternut squash with Duck Confit





Tandori chicken





The dining area is communal style



The Playground Burger





Blistered shishito peppers with edamame



Duck fat fries



Pork bellies in a steamed bun

 

Handmade buccatini

 

Homemade pickles



Chopped salad



Our bread, your butter



PEI Steamed Mussels



Risotto with fresh moscovy duck



Queso Fundido with House goat chorizo, ghost chili, queso chihuahua & corn chips



Homemade gnocchi



Chef Jason Quinn saying hello



Hangar steak with creamed spinach



Farmer Daughter’s pudding

 

Thanksgiving woopie pie





Categories: Fine dining, Food, Southern Cal