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Selanne Steak Tavern
Selanne Steak Tavern

Selanne Steak Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.selannesteaktavern.com
  • Phone: (949) 715-9881
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Kitched closes at 9:30PM) ; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (Kitched closed at 10:00PM)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Severson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is coming soon!
  • Private Party Facilities: Indoor and outdoor private dining for groups up to 50 persons.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Shumate (949) 715-9881
  • Entertainment: Please call the restaurant for any entertainment offerings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mountain
  • Public Transit: Within 1 block; seasonal free Laguna Beach shuttle
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking $7.00; street parking (metered until 7:00 pm); free street parking 2 blocks east.
A word from Selanne Steak Tavern
Selanne Steak Tavern, owned by Anaheim Duck great Teemu Selanne and located in a quaint, historical building built in 1934, features an upscale casual neighborhood tavern and a traditional steakhouse. In addition to the best steaks in Orange County, the Tavern offers great burgers, small plates, salads and appetizers as well as an extensive wine list, great specialty cocktails and craft beers.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was really good, large portions. It was a bit expensive. I requested for something little extra, because it was my boyfriends 40th birthday. You couldn't care less. You did absolutely nothing to make our dining just a little bit more special."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "What a gem! Very accommodating to my gluten free low glycemic diet without compromising flavor and selection! Absolutely lovely!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Such a quaint place to eat a special meal. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Between my spouse and I, we shared the skirt steak, asparagus, fingerling potatoes (we ordered mashed but received these by mistake. Our server quickly arrived with the mashed so we received both at the cost of only one potato item..both are good!), and monkey bread dessert. We will go back in the future. Oh and two andes mints were placed with a thank you note on our dash after our car was returned from valet!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Saturday night was a disaster. We told our waiter when we were seated that we only had an hour and 45 minutes for dinner. Service was absent-minded (we had to ask for bread service, water was not timely filled and then tap was mixed in glasses with bottled water, the bus boy handed us back a dirty knife, we had to ask to have plates cleared), capped by an over 30 minute break between finishing our starters and our entrees arriving, which finally reached us 15 minutes before we needed to leave. The waiter did inform the manager of the problem, who comped our entrees, but our goal was to have an enjoyable meal, not a partially free meal. Once the food arrived, the fish and sides were cold and the split steak was cut horribly."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We are big fans of Teemu Selanne - really nice guy and a class act! So of course we wanted to check out his steakhouse. Outside seating on ground floor is cute, but a bit noisy and no view. Inside looks very nicely decorated and gives feel of fancy restaurant. Outdoor terrace upstairs might be quieter and have ocean view, but was closed. The food, from sides to fish to steak, was wonderfully divine - little bites of awesomeness. Super pricey, though. In that price range you expect to be treated like royalty. Our server wasn't as attentive or knowledgeable as those at restaurants like The Loft at the Montage. They poured very small portions of wine. And charged $6 valet even though we were told to park our own car due to busy valet. Details!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "They try to be top shelf and act like they are so busy, but they are just another steakhouse who hasn't figured out the menu. Prices high, food average at best."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was exceptionally delicious as any steakhouse should be. Everything we tried was great. The Lord Stanley cut with the bone marrow butter was melt in your mouth tasty! They made a special dessert for my wife's birthday that was great too!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was GREAT. Michael, our waiter, was GREAT. It is very beautiful and the service was impeccable. Best meal in a very long time. Thank you Temu."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Every time we dine here it is fabulous! The food, service, ambiance, everything is amazing! I highly recommend dining here."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was a little bit too slow. Kind of pricy place but definitely worth while to visit. Lots of parking space near by streets."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It's a great place to get together with friends, the service was good and the food was phenomenal. I ate too much that I was not able to have dessert... :(, Maybe next time :)."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Selanne Steak Tavern did not disappoint in any category! The food was delectable, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was friendly and energetic! We were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary, and had seen the video of Selanne giving a tour. Being avid Duck fans, we figured if the restaurant is half as good as the man we would be satisfied! Well, Selanne Steak Tavern exceeded our expectations, and made our evening memorable by their personal attention... A great place to celebrate!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The whole experience here was flawless. From the minute we got out of our car at the valet, everything was perfect. Hostess, bartenders while we waited for our table and then on to the food. Service was very attentive, menu was great. Food, beginning with the soups and main course was delicious. Sides too!!! All the way around yummy. I'd put this place in a 3 way tie for the best ever dinning experiences I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We are big Anaheim Ducks Fans and also steak lovers. I surprised my wife and took her here for her birthday. She was very surprised and very happy! We had an excellent meal and superb service!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We chose Selanne's to celebrate my wife's birthday. We come here often and always enjoy the food and the dining experience. We will certainly be back. When we left, we were so surprised with mints on my dashboard from the valet. Nice touch."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "An outstanding restaurant. Everything was superb ... food, service, ambience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Selanne's Steakhouse turned out to be a great place to take someone special out for a date night! From the service to the food to the ambience to the to the valet parking chocolate mints, the evening could not have been better! And this is from someone who never provides 5 star ratings to anyone!! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Awesome food even better service. Angela our server was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Party of 4 all ordered steaks-they were Prime beef and well-cooked. Beautiful location and great service. Would highly recommend for a romantic evening out."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I wish I was not so disappointed. The hostess let us know they had a beautiful table waiting for us when we arrived. The restaraunt was 80% empty when we arrived at 5pm. The wait staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. The decor, ambience and old hard wood floors make for a gorgeous room. However, We were seated at the smallest table, next to a dirty wall and our table rocked horribly. At one point, when we couldn't keep our cups from spilling, Our server scooted us back from the table- so he could get under the table to fix it. When he could not, he ran to get someone else while we waited and our food sat on the table. Not the experience I had hoped for. Food was good, no complaints. But next time, I'll do the cooking."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food and service were good, but for those prices it should great. We were seated at a table in the bar even though we had reservations. It was a Tues night and relatively quiet, but the bar could probably get really loud on a busier night. Again, out of all the restaurants in Laguna, it was simply OK... not sure what might lure us back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I'm not a huge food critic, but I love a good steak. The Lord Stanley Cup steak was the best that I've had."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Steaks were awful. Sent mine back 4 times. Waiter was clearly bothered and not pleasant. Very overpriced."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took my husband here for his birthday. It was beyond our expectations! The food was wonderful, our waiter was great, the whole evening was perfect! We had steak, the best I've ever had! Salmon and halibut were great! Mac and cheese, risotto and asperagus as sides were great! Valet parking was great, those guys run!! There is nothing I expected and didn't get, but I received more than I expected!! You must go!!! And be sure to see the case with Teemu's Olympic medals!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is classic steakhouse-good cocktails, great steak, great service and good red wines. A great addition to the available restaurants in Laguna Beach."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A bit expensive but nice for a special occasion. The staff was very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is a restaurant I found on OpenTable.com and it was such a wonderful dinner for Laguna Beach. An old house turned into a restaurant makes for quiet areas and interesting twists and turns to get to the top floor! Food, wine and wait staff were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "First time there. Everything was great and done well. From the parking to the last bite of dessert it was wonderful. We'll be back. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I LOVE this restaurant!!! Every single thing on the menu is to due for!!! You seriously cannot go wrong here! The staff is so great, very knowledgeable and soooo nice!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was the second time I went for dinner. The food is amazing and the restaurant fun. Beautiful environment. The service has always been a little amateurish which surprises me. Everyone who interacted with us seemed under confident and unsure what they were doing which made me feel nervous for them. Seriously, the young guy who filled our water glass was over concentrating and our waitress almost forgot the specials. The food was great!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Since they were not open on a Monday - we chose to try this restaurant on Sunday. Our server was preoccupied, did not offer info on the specials, mention what was on the cheese / meat tray. I ordered a bottle of wine - said they were out and would not get anymore till the fall - well then update your list. My husband ordered the rack of lamb based on the 2 tables next to us had them and they were super sized - when his came out his rack looked like came from a baby lamb."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I have now been to Selanne's 4 times in the past 4 months. It has become our new favorite restaurant and we can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the employees were friendly and made the experience very enjoyable. I would recommend this restaurant to even my most critical foodie friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Selanne's, which was a surprise visit for our kids since they are huge fans of Teemu Selanne and the Ducks. The reviews we had read were very good overall, with a couple of negative reviews mixed in. As for our experience, let me just say it was outstanding. The service was great, as the waiters, servers, and hostesses were all very friendly and helpful. The prices, although high, were still less than a place like Ruth Chris or Morton's. As for the food, we all agreed the steaks were the best we had ever had. Portions were large enough to be shared, which was nice with an a la carte menu. The decor was very unique and nice. The only thing missing was Teemu himself."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Selanne's is a good addition to the laguna beach scene. Food was good service not so much."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We started with a fabulous sparkly martini, Blacklist which was yummy. My husband had a Bourbon which was supposed to be Blantons but didn't taste like it and wasn't what was on our check, but it was good. The food was fabulous we had the corn chowder, Lord Byron cut, mac and cheese, carrots and pie in a jar. All were excellent! Other than it being loud we really enjoyed our meal. We were seated in the dining area near the bar, I had requested a romantic table since we were celebrating our anniversary and we had our choice of inside or out."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my 4th trip here and have to day was the least enjoyed of the previous. Flat iron Steak was tough. Mushroom dish too oily. Soup voloute was served mediocre warm. Scallops way under cooked. Would not go on a sat night again as it was so loud the next day from shouting we were all horse. Wait and host staff is awesome...decor nice but will be a 3rd or 4th choice for steak the future."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time there. We had heard good things and we were not disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Overall the experience was good. The one negative was being seated at a table in the bar area. The noise level occasionally made it hard to hear acrooss the table. The service was very good. The food was very good. This would be a nice night out for special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Loved everything about this anything but typical steakhouse. Dinner on the veranda was wonderful, and the food was terrific. Being from out of town, I will go out of my way for another meal at Selannes. Yes, it is expensive, but well worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014