My wife and I discovered Taps Fish House & Brewery about 10 years ago and have been fans of the place ever since. They serve delicious seafood and steaks, they brew their own beer, the dining room is upscale enough for a proper "date night" yet the bar and outside patio areas are casual enough to keep the place from being too stuffy and they offer one hell of a Sunday brunch.
We've been through most of their menu over the years. Their drunken mahi mahi is one of my faves, but on our most recent dinner at Taps I decided to go with their seafood stuffed jumbo prawns. The shrimp are butterflied and stuffed with a mix of crab, scallops and more shrimp then served with swiss chard topped with au gratin potatoes and surrounded by lobster Thermidor sauce. This might be my new favorite dish at Taps.
My wife went with one of their dialy specials, a surf 'n turf combo of steak and pan seared jumbo Maine sea scallops. The scallops and steak are on Taps' regular dinner menu as separate items, but that night they happened to offer them together. The steak was fine, but not mind-blowing. This dish was all about the scallops. Meaty, tender and delicious, they were definitely winners.
Taps has three locations, the Brea restaurant we regularly visit, one in Corona and a third restaurant named The Catch near Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Their beers are excellent and expect to pay $20-25 per entree. Sunday brunch on holidays such as Mother's Day are usually crazy-packed, so make sure you place reservations far in advance for those days. Weeknights and during lunchtime you can simply walk in and be seated, but I'd recommend reservations for Friday or Saturday dinners.