1,972 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall Tips
We went to the restaurant Seasons 52 near the theatre and it was superb! Great seasonal, fresh food and each entree is under 475 calories, but didn't taste like it.
So many restaurants nearby. Also, pay for your drinks before the show to pick up intermission.
Park behind the old Macaroni Grill across the street from TGIFriday. Free when you leave!
There are several parking structures next to the Center. We have always paid while entering before, but for some inexplicable reason we were not charged this night.
Reserve a table at Leatherby's in the Segerstrom Concert Hall, across the plaza. Fabulous food.
We saved money by parking at the South Coast Plaza Mall and crossed the street at the signal light. There are all kinds of restaurants in the area.
There are some terrific restaurants in the South Coast Shopping Center, and a short walk on the pedestrian bridge over Bristol Street is a pleasant way to settle stomach and anticipate the show at either the Performing Arts Center or the South Coast Repertory Theater. Parking at South Coast is free and avoids the post-show crush to get out of the parking structures near the theaters.
The weather was warm with a little breeze.. I wore a dress with a light sweater..
Maggianos is always great -- get there by 5:30 to give yourself time to eat and walk over.
We had dinner at the Claim Jumper across the pedestrian bridge...go early as it gets busy very quickly after 5:00 P.M.