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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service were outstanding. We liked it so much on Friday night that we went back on Saturday night. Two different experiences that we enjoyed. The first night we had a reservation at 6:00 se we were sat outside on PCH under a large canopy. It was a very nice quiet sitting. The food was incredible. Filet mignon was excellent. Saturday was later 8:30 . We sat inside next to the Bar. Very energetic, great people. Fun. Food was excellent. Halibut and Salmon with corn. Amazing"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Selanne's steak and tavern and everyone was very nice and helpful. We had a great time and our celebration was perfect."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wow! We felt that this was one of the best meals that we have had in a long time. We were also thankful for the kids menu."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Took the wife and older kids and the steak was the best in the OC and the whole experience was awesome!!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything was really good just really expensive. Would only go again if it was a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Selanne Steak Tavern by its name may be thought of as specializing in steak but my wife had their Halibut which she claimed to be the absolute best Halibut she ever had. She thought the serving was a great size and it was cooked perfectly. We go to many of the finer restaurants in Orange and LA Counties and she almost always orders the Halibut."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had a great experience. Food and service were excellent. The most notable part is that the staff is as courteous and humble as Teemu Selanne himself. I walked in with board shorts, tshir & ball cap greeted at the door by who I assume is the manager. He was in a suit jacket. I said "I feel under dressed" without missing a beat he said "no. We're overdressed". Everything was great from the beer salad, steak cooked perfectly & killer deserts. A classic steak house you will enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience were excellent. Upstairs room much quieter if that's what you're looking for. Superb steaks cooked to perfection with subtle sauces. Maui onion side a unique addition that complemented the steaks wonderfully. Try the beet "ravioli" starter...very different and tasty (it's not pasta). Overall a very nice experience."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "A great restaurant, lovely comfortable California dining but marketed as a "steakhouse" restaurant. It is a steakhouse but offers selection on its menu that are not true to the steakhouse genre. Unlike steakhouses there are sides or garnishes with your entrée so there isn't a need for ordering a lot of extra side dishes. Delicious!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is a star of Laguna dining there is no doubt. Very accomplished cooking and all the service and surrounding you would expect. I question the prices as they are 25% higher than some very good restaurants in the same location. My New York Strip was perfection but I can get equal at several other locations for less and this was the same for the other dishes in my party. Take nothing away though the overall experience is fantastic and of course I will be going again. One stand out dish for me was my dessert of Sticky Brioche and Banana ice cream called "Monkey Bread" - Yum Yum. Clever innovative cooking which shows there is lots more to come from this restaurant and chef and future bespoke dishes that Warrant the 25% price difference."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Staff was friendly. Our waiter, Jerrad was very helpful and friendly - ensured that our meal and evening were great!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My wife, our two children and I recently had dinner on the patio at Selanne's in Laguna Beach during a California vacation. The meal and the experience were truly a highlight of our trip. Everything was top shelf, from the delicious smell when the bread delivered to the table was opened, to the absolutely fantastic desserts. The filets were melt in our mouths good. Our son, the mac and cheese connoisseur, gave the Selanne's version his highest rating! Thanks to the chefs and staff for a wonderful night."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "the food was fabulous and the service was great. I had the halibut with a English pea puree and a mushroom foam, delicious and it went very well together. Dessert to share was the strawberry shortcake popsicle with lemon whip cream. Definitely order and do not share,it is too yummy!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant 5 times in the last 4 months and find that it improves with each visit. The wait staff seems to get better each time, the food prep better, just everything, better. This restaurant is warm and inviting where everyone you encounter makes you feel at home. I love restaurants that have hidden secrets. This last time we asked the waiter, Gary, if the pastry chef had any hidden deserts, something not on the menu. He asked Heather, who offered these incredible little ice cream sandwiches with unique fillings between two home made cookies. They were excellent, elegant and they seemed thought up on the spot yet good enough to permanently be on the menu. This is a gem in OC."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "good food and drink but very expensive even by Orange County standards."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Selanne's Steak Tavern on our 4 Year Anniversary. We had one of the best meals we have had in a long time. I would recommend this to anybody looking to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This restaurant did not disappoint. Had a wonderful experience. The decor is very charming and hip. The food was AH-Mazing. Our waiter made some recommendations and he was spot on. Haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a restaurant in a long time. I will certainly be going back. The patio outside is so the place to sit on a cool summer night."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I brought some out of town friends here and one of them is a chef/ caterer/ event planner. She loved the food and she knows her food! Fun atmosphere, too. We had a great dinner."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wanted to have a nice dinner for our anniversary and, being a fan of Teemu's, thought we'd try his restaurant. Could only get an early reservation at first but asked if anything later opened up to let us know. They did! We got there a little ahead of our reservation time and waited in the bar. Bar staff was very friendly, in fact all the staff was. We ended up dining on the upstairs outside balcony. Our waiter was Dimitri and was very pleasant and helpful. Food was a little pricey but very good. I had the rack of lamb and my husband had the halibut. We were told that if we wanted sides they were al a carte, but both meals came with enough of a side for us. All in all I would go back again"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was the second time we have dined here and both times were wonderful. The food, service and atmosphere are great - it's just a fun place to be. The only drawback is the advance time needed for a reservation but I guess that comes with the territory of being such a popular place. We think it's worth the wait. If a table is not a requirement the bar can be a fun place to eat and you won't need a reservation."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is our third visit and Selanne Steak Tavern is consistently fantastic. The service and ambiance are amazing and the food is equally incredible. The menu had changed recently and despite the absence of my favorite menu item (I would be ecstatic if the short rib would reappear), I was impressed with the new selections we ordered. The soft shell crab and corn chowder was to die for."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I shared the giant Rib Eye for two. It was cooked perfectly and we got to bring the "big ol bone" home. We were seated in a room off to the side of the entrance and loved that we weren't in the middle of a big room--just a few other tables so it felt intimate."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great bar scene. Superb food and wine. Attentive service. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Took my wife out for a nice dinner and it was amazing! We both loved the location, the service, and the food!! Wonderful dining experience. We will definitely go there again"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Selanne was recommended to me by a dependable friend, and she did not let me down. It is great to find an outstanding steakhouse that is not part of a chain. It seems so rare these days! Selanne's food was superb, steaks cooked to our perfection, and fabulous side dishes too. Good wine by the glass selection. We were seated outdoors, 3 adults, it was quiet and romantic and sexy all in one. Too bad I live in Europe most of the year, but I will be back at Christmas. Can't wait for another dinner at Selanne's..."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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