Thank you for considering booking a dinner reservation with us at Playground. NOTE THAT WE’RE CLOSING THE RESTAURANT FROM JULY 18-29 IN ORDER TO WORK ON OUR UPCOMING EXPANSION (NEW KITCHEN, MORE DINING SPACE, A BANQUET ROOM, ETC.).
Please note that all Yelp reservations are for Playground, not for Playground 2.0. Playground 2.0 reservations are made here 2.0 Calendar
In order to accommodate multiple reservations, we ask that all parties dine within the space of two hours. If you think you’ll need more time, or if you have a party larger than six people, please call us at (714) 560-4444 and we will try to find something that will work for you.
If you can’t get a reservation, don’t be discouraged. Please give us a call at (714) 560-4444 and let us see if we are smarter than the machines. One hour before service has begun, at 4:00 pm, we will no longer take new reservations for the evening online, so please check in at our host stand when you arrive or give us a call to see if we have a wait for a table.
Playground is a restaurant designed around communal dining & communal seating – which means you might be sharing your dining experience with some other parties at one of our high-top communal tables. We make our reservations for tables based on availability, party size, and the capacity of our kitchen. If you or any of your guests require a low-top table for handicapped accessibility, please give us advanced notice so that we can accommodate you!
As of today, we are a relatively small restaurant with limited seating. (Our expansion plans will go a long way towards alleviating this problem.) To better serve all of our guests and give everyone the best possible dining experience, the largest party we are currently able to accommodate at any given time is 16 people. We require that all parties of 9 guests or more dine “omakase” with us, which means that we will select a menu for your table to share and send courses to the table in rounds at a cost of $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. We’ve found that this is the very best way for us to serve large parties; ordering individually for 9+ people just doesn’t work at Playground, and we want to provide your party with an experience that we know you will enjoy. An omakase dinner with us couldn’t be easier: come in, let us know what your dietary restrictions and allergies are (if any), and let us craft a family-style meal that includes some of our favorite dishes of the day as well as a few of our staples.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
P.S. All reservations made on Yelp Reservations are for PLAYGROUND, not Playground 2.0. (We say this twice, because we don’t want anyone to be confused or disappointed when they show up thinking they’ve got tickets to Playground 2.0 and they don’t.) Tickets for Playground 2.0 must be purchased via our 2.0 Calendar; reservations for 2.0 cannot be made any other way.