|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|
|The dining area is communal style|
|The Playground Burger|
|Blistered shishito peppers with edamame|
|Duck fat fries|
|Pork bellies in a steamed bun|
|Our bread, your butter|
|PEI Steamed Mussels|
|Risotto with fresh moscovy duck|
|Queso Fundido with House goat chorizo, ghost chili, queso chihuahua & corn chips|
|Chef Jason Quinn saying hello|
|Hangar steak with creamed spinach|
|Farmer Daughter’s pudding|
|Thanksgiving woopie pie|