O'Neill's Bar & Grill
O'Neill's Bar & Grill

O'Neill's Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://arroyotrabuco.com/oneills.aspx
  • Phone: 9492180865x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast
    Monday – Saturday: 6:30am to11:00am
    Sunday: 6:30am to 10:00am

    Lunch
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

    Brunch
    Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Platt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: O'Neill's Bar & Grill offers a warm and intimate atmosphere for your private dining experience. Our exquisite Californian Ranch cuisine, extensive wine list, and spectacular views combined with our state of the art service will make your experience with us unforgettable.
  • Private Party Contact: Diego Estrada 9492187804x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Music Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Live Blues Music Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm & Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Special Events: Social Hour
    Sunday - Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in our Bar & on the Fireside Patio!

    Monday Night Burgers and Brew
    Come in and enjoy a build-your-own Craftsman Burger and Specialty Brew every Monday Night!
    Starts at 4:00pm
    $12.95 Combo

    Sunday Brunch
    From 10:00am to 2:00pm
    Live Entertainment
    $32.95 Adults - $36.95 with Champagne
    $16.95 Children
    $18.95 Same Day Golfers

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5 Freeway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from O'Neill's Bar & Grill
O'Neill's - our 4,600 square foot bar and grill - is a very popular place after a round of golf. Enjoy great meals and cocktails while you also take in the breathtaking views of the Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, Trabuco Creek, and the course.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
O'Neill's Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (29)great for outdoor dining (27)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (16)special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (7)romantic (4)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Everything we hoped for
    ocgirls
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I read a review on O'Neill's brunch it sounded great and I couldn't wait to go, but then I read a bunch of discouraging reviews on yelp and for $34-$38 just didn't know if we wanted to chance it. Well it was a wonderful setting, it was such a beautiful day and the view breathtaking, however the outdoor chairs were pretty uncomfortable -we sat inside because of the chairs. They also have a great bar area, very open, a few big TV's and next time we may eat and enjoy football Sunday. They serve seafood, smoked meats, carved prime rib, crepes and a lot of yummy dessert, the usall suspects, omlets, eggs benedict, bacon, potatoes. We can't wait to go back, we heard they have a great Monday night burger & beer, nice lunches & dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service, and venue
    BrookeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I thought this restaurant sounded like an Irish pub, which we would have liked, but we were also very pleasantly surprised to find an excellent contemporary American food restaurant on a beautiful hidden golf course. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningOut
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambiance and service were very good. The food not so good. We both had the pulled pork (which I have had before at lunch and enjoyed). It was dried out and tough. Too bad, because the location is lovely. I'd give dinner here one more try based on past experience at breakfast and lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely brunch
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    First time here and had the brunch, sat outside to enjoy the beautiful day. It's at the golf course and the grounds are beautiful. The food was just average but good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining with Great View
    DuxFan
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great spot for dining outdoors overlooking the 18th green and fairway. Usually better than average food with very good smoked BBQ items. On this visit, the Porterhouse Pork Chop was overcooked and flavorless and not enough sauce on the plate to overcome the dry meat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • docfox
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have never had anything less than a wonderful experience at O'Neill's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Such a beautiful place to dine. We ate outside on the patio overlooking the lovely golf course and mountains. Yummy food too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MRS
    sean
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been at O'Neills Bar and Grill, many times. This week was the first time I have been for lunch,I took two friends with me, we really enjoyed it. I have always gone for Easter, Fathers day Mothers day, I will go back now I know you have a very good lunch me and dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very good. Service started out very good as well, but as dinner came out it slowed to a crawl. Paid two corkage fees of 15 bucks each and ended having to pour our own mid way thru dinner. They even charged us for a gluten free item, but never told us. Wife and I split a salad and we got charged for that as well without ever being told. Dollar amt minor but it is the principle. Very loud inside while singer played accordion and other instruments on the patio. Overall it was just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring you credit card!
    goredonce
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We dined on the patio sitting on metal chairs but managed to borrow filthy seat cushions after another party departed. My first shock was the $89 bottle of wine and $13/glass! Whoa. What do you mean "BBQ, Bar & Grill"? My party of four escaped for $107 and one did not get an entree! Advice: go only at happy hour, lest you get gored! The food is good, service sincere but frazzled, entertainer was solid and played some good selections on brass and accordion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    O'Neill's is a wonderfully located casual restaurant with both indoor & outdoor dining. It has a good wine list enjoying an Award from Wine Spectator Magazine. The menu has changed and it appears they are still working on the quality & the consistency. Also, there appears to have been some changeover in wait staff & kitchen staff & coordination is still an issue. We have been dining here for over a decade & hope the quality & consistency soon returns to what is once was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find
    juliejuliejulie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We really enjoyed O'Neills and we had never been there before. It is located on the golf course and the outdoor patio was gorgeous. We had a lovely, romantic, great meal! We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet on 4th of July eve
    Swede
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    No one was in the bar or rest. when we arrived at 6:30. That was surprizing as we had read this was a busy establishment. There were 3 settings on the patio and a few more came later. We ordered the shrimp/crabmeat appetizer (3 for $10) and it was excellent. My wife ordered tri-tips and I had the same in a sandwich. Both were very tough but mine being thinly sliced it was chewable. My wife took some in a baggy and I had it a couple of days later. It was difficult to eat if not cut into small pieces. We found it pricey for what was on the menu. Not sure we will be going back, at least for dinner. Our waiter, Lazaro (probably bar tender) did a great job on my wife's strawberry margarita since they didn't have the premix but had strawberries.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great relaxing atmosphere with a nice sunset view of saddleback mountain. Great patio
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday on the patio
    Frank
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have out of town guests and had the second table with a gteat view . Cameron, our waiter was surpurb. Didn't bug us and didn't forget us. Our guests commented several times. Only down side was we were next to a multi table graduation party with a lot of kids running around and people blocking our view. Food and drinks were good..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    WonderfulDay
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We live in Arizona and wanted to find something out of the ordinary to treat Mom to (who lives in Mission Viejo). Took a chance, and what a pleasant surprise this was. Much better than advertised.....the food, the view, the weather.....couldn't have ordered it any better!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    our outdoor table was wobblely,,,the menue changed. better before
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 275 reviews are from the O'Neill's Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Change of Pace
    Cluckingham
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice view, they have some good events there, I had the eggs benedict which was very good. Service was OK. Great spot for a change of pace
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My friends and I frequent O'Neill's. It never disappoints us. Food, service, ambiance always excellent. Inside or on patio - great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adequate....
    Judy
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food was good. Service adequate. Coffee was served Luke warm....a real pet peeve of mine. This restaurant also requires your credit card info in irder to make a reservation. Another turn off. Breakfast at O'Neill's is better than lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food!
    Family
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We made reservations for the brunch to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    RSMjjensen
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our Brunch was excellent at O'Neils! Never have had a bad experience at this restaurant. Also I was not able to grab a table at 10:30 for our party which was what we needed but was able to note that we would like that time if it came open and I received an email from the restaurant confirming 10:30 for the amount in our party that we needed! Awesome service! Thanks OpenTable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day tradition
    John
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have had Mother's Day brunch the last 3 years. It is a beautiful spot overlooking the golf course with the mountains in the background. The service was excellent. The ambience also great. The music was good as well. The only downside this year was I got reservations too late and could only get 2:30 which was their last seating for brunch. The breakfast type foods were mostly gone, and some of the other food was showing its age. A little dried out and crusty from hours on the sterno. We will be back next year, but it will be for 1:00 or 1:30, not 2:30! Omelette prepared on the spot and the seafood were awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot on golf course.........
    saliebVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Nice music all of the time. Nice outdoor "scene" (golf course, lake, mountains). Great food, reasonably priced. Terrific brunch - go often. Great for parties. Very attentive staff. Really enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small plates/tapas
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Very good food, but very slow getting it. Excellent service by Sahara. I want to go back very soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a yummy breakfast
    rrita
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    There was NOBODY - including staff visible when we arrived at 8:30 am- but other than SLOW and non existent service- the food was YUMMY
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting
    NaranjaVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This truly is a hidden gem. We had a great combination lunch with choices of soups/salads/half sandwices/pizzas. The view of the golf course is wonderful if you sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in O.C.
    jodey
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We love this brunch and take all our out of town guests, special occasion friends and family. The staff is friendly, attentive and you can't beat the food and view out on their patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find
    ShoshanaVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The BBQ ribs and steak were fabulous! Excellent service - helpful, efficient and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Mission Viejo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    One of the few restaurants in Mission Viejo that has outdoor dining with a great view. We have only dined there for lunch and the food is always good. I'd like to try the dinner menu sometime!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O'Neill's Bar & Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This is where we like to go for special meals.. The food is outstanding, well-prepared & served. The wine list is extensive. Cozy ambulance, inside & out. Beautiful location off the Arroyo Golf course. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decor too dark, menu very different
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Hadn't been here in yrs. New menu, of course, plus new decor. The bar/lounge has a nice atmosphere & caters to golfers since it is at the Arroyo Trabuco Public Course. In the dining rooms I didn't like the dark decor & the high back chairs - makes the smallish place seem even smaller. Definitely needs a re-do. Menu is quite different, but lots of interesting apps & small plates, something my honey & I enjoy since we like to graze around, sampling lots of things. I like that they offer half or whole portion on entrees. We sampled the cod ceviche (yum), the steamed clams (very nice), the braised lamb stuffed peppers (very good), Pinot Grigio (excellent), and the flourless choc cake w/van bean ice cream (to-die-for). Sahara is a delight!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It doesn't get much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time but were immediately seated. Service was superior and provided by Cameron. However, others helped with plate removal, coffee refills etc. We did sit outside and overlooked the 18th green. Cameron conspired with the bartender to make me a mild Bloody Mary. That was followed by an excellent buffet. My wife and I both had the chilled seafood (shrimp, crab, lox etc, etc. then finished with a great, custom made omelet. We will be back. Note! We did not golf this time but if you do, the brunch is half price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a wonderful place - server,
    RoscoeVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Just a wonderful place - server, Sahara on her a game: delightful knowledgeable and very helpful
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful setting
    DaraVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    What a find! We've been in OC for 9 years and just found this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise Xmas treat!
    aab7777
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Never knew this place existed. So close, yet felt so far way. Beautiful location and scenery. Next to the hills and golf course with plenty of old oak trees. Excellent food. Crab legs, prime, rib, and ham were all tasty and fresh. Oysters were huge and probably the best I ever had. Shrimp was plenty and delicious. Everything else was very good also. Servers kept our champagne glasses full. We were seated next to an outside 1-man jazz/rb singer on a keyboard. Played a nice jazz rendition of Chaka Khan's classic hit Sweet Thing. A wjnning 5-star Xmas brunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    What a great job this place does for brunch we have gone there over 7 times and always enjoyed the prompt service the nice choice of food just a good experience all around. Also live music on the patio and great view of lake and golf course
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch with Mom
    HungryDave
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We had a fantastic time last Sunday taking the family ( son 16, daughter 12, son 1, wife and mother) to Brunch. We sat outside and listened to the live music and smelled the scents of roasted meats and omelettes being made to order. My son started my gathering a large plate of Crab legs and oysters. Mixed with pure horseradish, and fresh lemon, it was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night of food and music
    NaytVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Date night with my wife and we had a great time. Cheese and meat plate to start, which had some great pairings to go with it. I had the Filet (medium rare) and my wife had the Pork Loin, both of which were cooked perfectly and tasted great. There was also live music, and the guy played multiple instruments and set a great mood for he evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice casual restaurant. OK
    Player4747VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Nice casual restaurant. OK live/canned music. New menu since we were last there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.