Bru Grill and Market

4.3
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seasonal Scratch Kitchen and Craft Bar serving farm to table eats, 42 craft beers on tap, 250 bottle beers, 100+ wines and a craft cocktail selection that's nothing less than phenomenal.

Best of OC (OC Register), Best Burger (LF Patch), Best Chocolate Cake (CBS LA), "America's Top 250 Restaurants" (UrbanSpoon), Best Wings (OC Weekly), OpenTable "Diners Choice Award", American Express "Members Favorite" and more! #eatlocal #dineindependent #brugrill

Orange County, California
More information: www.brugrill.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 11:00pm (Brunch served until 3:00pm)
Sunday 9:30am - 9:00pm (Brunch served until 3:00p/Sunday Supper til 9)
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Phone number
(949) 305-5757
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ülises Navarette
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Private party facilities
We have multiple options for private groups of up to 300! See www.brugrill.com for a brief video on our private event incredible skills!
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Private party contact
Events Coordinator: (949) 305-5757
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Catering
Full event catering for information email events@brugrill.com
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Cross street
Rockfield
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Parking details
Extensive Parking Available
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Entertainment
Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. See www.brugrill.com events calendar for details.
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Special events & promotions
Beer, wine & culinary events and specials regularly.... check our website for the latest information
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a dinner reservation for 4 and got a quiet booth as requested. Our server was great, and the food was delicious!

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PF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were there for brunch, and the food was good. My only complaint would be that is was extremely hot in the restaurant.

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CH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try and get to Bru for brunch once a month or so. We always ask for Alise and the experience is even better for it. She adds such a joy and fun atmosphere to dining.

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EP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Omelettes could be improved, benedicts are pretty good. It could also use a little more staff over the weekends. Overall great place, enjoyable atmosphere, cool live music, great beer selection. Definitely coming back.

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LG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we just made last minute reservation, and so glad we chose this restaurant. There were live music and the food and service was great and friendly.

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IS
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We haven't been here for some time so decided to come back for brunch. I made a reservation but I was about 5 min late. The host was on the phone when I arrived alone with another older couple. He continued to talk on the phone for at least 10 min. I think he should have called for another person to seat the two parties. Food is good not great. The bottomless champagne & Mimosas ($11) was one of the reasons we were there.

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A
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. Had the BRU burger with egg. Parmesan and Garlic fries. Watermelon gazpacho was a chart-topper!!!!

Done and DONE!!!

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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last night was my first visit to Bru. The rest of my girlfriend's family frequents this lovely place. We were greeted with a warm reception and the host confirmed it was a dual celebration. The service was spot on and my beat salad starter was excellent. I had their signature meatloaf, yes, I love meatloaf. Amanda had the salmon, her Mom had their specialty burger and her Dad and brother had an amazing sausage platter served beautifully presented on a wooden platter, nice touch. We all loved our dishes and then the server bought over two complimentary desserts for our dual celebrations. Great dinner for sure! Even as we were exiting the parking lot, the front desk called me because we had left a sweater behind. BRAVO. We will be back for sure. Cheers!

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Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't tried BRU you are completely missing out.....the bar is vibrant, excellent happy hour, hand crafted creative cocktails, Large on tap beer selection as well as hard to find bottled beer/ale/IPA. Menu items are wide raging. Seafood, Steak, pasta, salads, flatbreads, specials.....ALL FRESH!!!! Saturday/Sunday Brunch, Bottomless Mimosas,

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MH
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evan is a truly exceptional server. Can’t wait to go back!

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LW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cauliflower side was not that great. Bread pudding dessert was delicious!

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GC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabby was a great server and was very accommodating

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c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great, we had been there for brunch and went back for my fiancé’s birthday and it was just perfect, great food and beer !

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V
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bru has a great atmosphere and large regularly updated beer menu. The food is 15-35 a plate ranging from salads and pizza to seafood and steak. I would recommend this spot for a beer and some apps though.

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VT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent food, drink, and great service! Yes, I would go at the drop of a hat.

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AH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Bru Grill never disappoints and is always welcoming and wonderful.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch food is great!!! Service a tad slow and disjointed. Loved the live music but it was a tad too loud to hold table conversation.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a resvervation and asked for a booth but they would not give us a booth. We asked and were told no. There were booths open but they gave us a table in the middle of the room in the sun and it started to give us all a headache. We asked to be moved and ended up outside by ourselfs and had the worst service. We think it will be a cold day in hell before we go back to this dump. Screw them !! How could you have a resv and not get a booth? The more I think about it the more I know I won't be back. Our server seemed to not care at all about what we might want. We had the impression that this place would be good. It wasn't.

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j
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

This place has a great menu , food was awesome. Server wasn’t as attentive as my prior visit. Appetizer was brought without giving us plates. Are we suppose to just use our hands to catch food that drops lol . Also I asked for no communal seating or a booth and both request were ignored. Overall I enjoy this place the food is good and the place itself is very nice but where I was seated it was very loud and noisy was hard to carry a conversation with my wife.

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j
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 5:30 reservations on Friday, July 13. The bar was hopping, so we were happy to be seated in the back at a booth away from the noise. The service was excellent! The four of us raved about our meals which included the prime rib, steak, sausages and a spinach salad. We never felt rushed. It was a pleasant experience. Will definitely return.

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BF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious outing. Food great, Service also good.
We arrived at 5 on Friday hoping to get to sit in the lounge. However, the tables were full. Part of the problem was that several tables are pushed together, minimizing the opportunities for 4 people to sit together.
But overall experience in the restaurant was first rate.

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DM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was ok my wife’s lobster on the Mac n Cheese was under cooked
My order did not come out the way I requested
Hopefully this was a one time thing that happen

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TO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Tuna Sashimi, pesto shrimp pasta and the sausage . Everything was delicious!

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F
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pretzel bread was unsalted and more like pretzel toast. Salad had blue cheese as largest percentage ingredient which overpowered everything and virtually no greens. French Onion soup was overwhelmingly salty. Pizza cheese was congealed and dough flavorless. Sausage plate was good.

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DH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet and hang out with old friends and new ones, while enjoying savory food!

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A
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely stepped up the “craft” cocktail part of the bar offering. Food was (as always) outstanding!

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OT
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice brunch menu. Nearly empty at 10 but full by 1045, so make reservations for sure.

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DW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food options are pretty healthy and the wine selection is very affordable and tasty. A nice experience overall.

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N
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The summer fest (crab, shrimp and sausage) was absolutely wonderful as it was our last time there. Our server was great. I'm sorry I didn't get her name to give her well deserved kudos. Our compliments to the Chef!

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T
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every experience at Bru is terrific! Taylor was a terrific server---Bru servers are the best. The food is amazingm, the bread pudding with gelato is to die for, and drinks are always special, too. That's why we go back again and again!

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MB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service in a fun atmosphere.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Kyle was fantastic! He did is job above and byond! He made the whole experience fantastic!

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LG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Great food and amazing service! Their live music is so much fun and their beer and wine lists are always on point!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went for Father's day, I was disappointed that they still had the brunch menu at 2pm, not much to choose from, I got the chilaquiles, they weren't so great, tasted kinda sour. Their dinner menu looks better, I might have to come back and try it out. Brunch was definitely not great, I'd rather got to Mimi's Cafe.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Father’s Day Brunch - our server was sweet and my 9yr old was enamored with her because she was so nice. The food was great burger, fried chicken and waffles.

I had the Tease and my wife had a Bloody Mary.

Overall good time.

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JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the Prime Rib on Father's Day. Flavorless and a really cheap cut of beef. For $30+ you'd think the quality would be better.

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T
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As it always is---awesome! Gabby was our server, and she made it all the more special.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the cocktails delicious and the service on the mark!

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l
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect!!! Thank you!!

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RD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Brunch with friends. We had a wonderful meal a delicious mango mimosas. We will be back.

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