enoSTEAK
enoSTEAK

enoSTEAK

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/LagunaenoSTEAK
  • Phone: (949) 240-2000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Pedro.Contreras@ritzcarlton.com
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from enoSTEAK
enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of fine wines.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
enoSTEAK reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (12)special occasion (12)notable wine list (11)fit for foodies (7)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)good for groups (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best Birthday dinner ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband is from Boston so he is a lobster snob. He said that the lobster was done to perfection. Everything was perfect. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    EnoSteak does its namesake well but had difficulty with the lobster. The Mac n cheese was done quite well and alone would be worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    RomanticDiners
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at enoSTEAK! We had a cozy, romantic table in front of the fireplace. Perfect ambiance for dinner for two. I had the Ribeye steak, and it was amazing. I had lots of leftovers to take home! The service was spot on. We enjoyed our meal very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First class dining experience
    jbits
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Ate there with my wife while staying at the hotel and was very impressed with the food and service. The lamb was amazing, very tasty and cooked to perfection. The scallops were tender and also cooked to perfection. Incredible wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will come back
    MSMSI
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband knows his steak and enoSteak is up there. In short we went home full and happy. Overall we had a very good dinner inspite waiting at little bit past our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regan
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This place is awesome. I took my Nephew and his new bride there for dinner. They flew into see me on their way back from their Hawaii honeymoon. the restaurant provided a complimentary dessert and the chef wrote "Happy 9 Day Anniversary" on the plate. The food was fabulous and our server Nikki was the BEST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovechocolateVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The meat is grass fed!!!!! Great spot, great service. We loved our dinner, the waitress was very accommodating, just wish the menu would have more choices as far as appetizers are concerned. But hurry, go there, have that delicious good for you steak!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    eatsout2oftenVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Once again, hotel dining proved to be a disappointment. Food and service was less than impressive. Prices were extremely out of proportion relative to the meal that was served. (Sticker shock is rarely an issue, since we live near NYC and frequently dine there and in steakhouses like Peter Luger, Smith and Wollensky and BLTSteak) I would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Nice place for a special occasion.
    buytheshortsVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The atmosphere is elegant and the service attentive, almost too attentive. The meal was nicely prepared and well served. My steak was properly cooked and very tasty but a bit to the tough side. All in all a very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint & savory
    tbert
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The g free bread that they toast & serve is better than regular bread!! The service is impeccable. Very very pricey and worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food but slow service
    WondererVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had wonderful meal at enoSteak. Loved the food and esp the grass fed beef option. The sides, appetizers and salads were great. The service was friendly but very slow esp between salad and entree. The ambience was typical steakhouse dark and warm with lots of wood but nothing unique.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the enoSTEAK reviews archive.
  • Outstanding!
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service, food, and ambiance were terrific! 5 stars out of 5! We will most certainly return to Eno next time we're in Dana Point!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great food and service! Nice, quiet atmosphere. Food is very fresh, and the meat is tender. Our server was wonderful. Can't find anything negative to say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy yet elegant
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Small and intimate with very good food and very attentive staff Quiet enough to have a conversation. Would definately go again
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just outstanding
    forteiii
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food quality was exceptional, as was the service. The steaks were high quality and cooked to perfection. Great restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jose tisnado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    If you ever want to go out have a good time eat good this is where to go. Plus if you haven't tried there steak you have no idea what you are missing they have the best steak in all C.A and the prices ain't even that bad you pay for what you get and you won't regret it trust me I've been there bout once ever month
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enosteak enough
    chump
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The portions are way too small for the price. New york steak houses seem to do a better job. For half the price and much more food we should have chose Ruth Chris Steakhouse! The plating was unartistic. The wine selection was great. The service was pretty good as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for an intimate dinner
    Laurent
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a good time, we went for our anniversary: the booths are perfect for an intimate dinner. Too bad there is no windows / view while the hotel is right above the beach but that is ok for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    WifesBDay
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    enoSTEAK was an awesome place for my wife's birthday dinner. Everyone was very nice and wished my wife a happy birthday. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, as Usual
    OpenTableManVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I come to expect excellent service form this place. One of the best steak restaurants in the area. The food is excellent, and the service is even better. It's just that simple - fine dining (steakhouse). The prices are high, but appropriate for the food & service. With this place, no need to travel a longer distance for other high-end steakhouses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly disappointing
    Beeflover
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We were already staying at The Ritz, and my bf and I are major steak lovers, so I thought this would be a great pick for us. Sadly, the menu was extremely limited-a steakhouse that doesn't even offer a porterhouse steak? There were only 4 beef options on the menu, and everything was outrageously priced. The staff were engaging and friendly, to the point of being kind of annoying. Unusual artwork of strange faces and ghostly images is welcomed by this Fine Art major, but not when I'm trying to enjoy a relaxing meal with a loved one. Maybe my expectations were too high, but when you're paying Cutband Ruth Chris prices you expect more than this. The chocolate dessert was tasty, other than that we would have been better off ordering roomservice
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service and ambiance. The food was over priced. The sides were very small, average in taste and way over priced. The steaks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food
    SDWineGoddessVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I dined with a client at this spot and the food was fantastic. We started with the bread and pate then both had the bone-in NY strip with a green peppercorn sauce. The white cheddar macaroni and cheese was the best I've had thus far.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Memorable Evening...
    Partydoctor26
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    From the minute we arrived, the service and attention to detail was perfection. It was our anniversary, and the staff greeted us with congratulations and true warmth. Being the Ritz Carlton, the staff are kind, gracious, knowledgeable and courteous. The food was the focal point. The Ahi Tartar was fresh, light and delicious. We split the bone in Ribeye which was cooked to perfection. We also ordered the delicious Mac 'n Cheese along with the string beans. We were so full that there was no room for dessert. This is a great Steak House restaurant with a "high end" twist on the norm. Tell your friends to not walk, but run to enoSteak! Although pricey, well worth it for a delicious and memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    JP1960VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Overall, it was outstanding. From the hostess to the food, everything was wonderful. We especially loved our waitress Nikki. She made the whole experience better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but excellent steak
    doll
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Good quality steak, good selection of butter, and side dishes. The creamed spinach and the mushroom sides were awesome. We tried the short rib, NY steak, and tenderloin, and they were all good. Wished my steak was cooked a bit more well done since I ordered medium well! but it was good. Butter lettuce with poached egg was bland. My Dad did not like the charcuterie. The dessert was good. We ordered the monkey bread and apples, chocolate cake with coffee ice cream, the pot de creams and vanilla ice cream and espresso. Service was excellent throughout and even on the phone. Only complaint - very pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Evening to Remember
    RIcewpVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here and we could not have been more pleased. I had included a note that is was a special night for us in the Open table reservation and they gave us a great table covered in rose peddles, The food was outstanding and I would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enoSTEAK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Fantastic entrees, service and atmosphere. It exceeded my expections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and wine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Excellent service and wine. Food is very good, put pricey
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a huge steak lover so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I'm a huge steak lover so chose Eno Steak for our Christmas Eve dinner. Restaurant is right off the lobby but inside was quiet and private. Very limited seating options because the restaurant is small. Preferred a booth but none available. Didn't think I would need to request one when making reservations since our time was 6:15. It was still very enjoyable and the steaks were fantastic. Not a wine drinker so can't comment on that.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak. Ever.
    Stickels
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We are steak people - we've had them everywhere, and we both agreed the meals we had at enoSteak were one of the best, if not the best, that we've ever had. I had the tenderloin, my husband had the ribeye and they were both amazing. We had the nicely portioned white cheddar Mac n cheese and the Brussels sprouts for sides (not ginormous like other steak places), and the chocolate soufflé with coffee ice cream (also one of the best we've had). Can't say enough about the food - it was fantastic. The only downfall was that the restaurant and the whole hotel were FREEZING - I wore my big wool coat the whole time and drank hot water because I was wearing a cocktail dress... So dress WARM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Loved the intimate dining room. Table for 2 by the fire. Food tasted great and ideal for a special date.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy, not "energetic"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Very noisy, not "energetic" - acoustics of the room unattractively amplifies sounds, voices all around. The Hotel is beautiful during the Holidays and Raya Bar is great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Enjoyed a fabulous thanksgiving meal! They had some of the best turkey I've ever eaten and the selection of traditional thanksgiving sides were delicious and creative. All around a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I went here
    Jamie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary. The food was prepared to perfection and the service was impeccable. I think they could work on their overall ambiance as it was really bright in the dining area and my husband felt a draft from the hotel the entire time. Overall, we had a great experience and would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Treatment
    DaHeart
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Exceptional service and wonderfully prepared dinner with superior wine. It was a birthday dinner with a twist, as I had asked for my date's hand in marriage hours before. They treated us with glasses of champagne. We never had to ask for anything, they were always there with the next right thing. Very good California wine list. The salads and sides were incredible, and the steaks prepared perfectly. And although it may seem a small thing, the chairs were soo comfortable. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmm, steak.
    hotelsnob
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    enoSTEAK is a small place tucked inside the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. The moderate sized room is chopped in half by the wines on display in the middle of the room in a floor to ceiling display case. The ambiance could have been helped a bit if the lights had been dimmed just a bit more. None of this, of course, has an effect on either the food or the service, both of which were both very good. Traditional steak choices and traditional side options, with a bit of an upscale vibe (8 butter options). So think wedge cut salads but a tartar/quail egg option. Steaks cooked perfectly. Best part of the experience is the amazing location. Great option for a date night. Grab a meal, have a drink after, and check out the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Dinner
    NextMealVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We've been to Eno a few times and each time does not disappoint. They truly have incredible steaks and service. However, we usually do share when we go as the steak portions are large but also expensive. We generally share an appetizer, salad and side, too. Do not be embarrassed to do so. They will portion/cut your items and re-plate them. The wedge is very good. The meat and cheese platter is delicious. We always get the rib-eye, and the various compound butters are delicious.They also have this chocolate cake in a mug. I am not sure if it is for special occasions but ask. Service is always spot on, friendly and Ritz Carlton style! We could go anywhere is the OC/LA area and we have chose to come here time and time again.
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    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Great service with a friendly smile, fantastic food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Had a wonderful dinner with family. Service was excellent and the food was just great. Best steak I've had in many years. Desserts were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.