EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine

4.4
242 reviews
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$30 and under
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The pub concept just got remade and remixed. Eats brings in guests and neighbors alike with its eclectic rustic décor. The circular bar is the perfect spot to savor a bevy - from craft beers and select wines to signature cocktails. Lots of indoor and outdoor space, including a cozy fire pit, make lounging a must.

Now, on to the menu. Think comfort food with a creative culinary twist. Killer burgers, regional faves with our own distinctive flair, shared plates to be enjoyed by all (or one). It's all affordably priced and very regulars-friendly.

Did we mention breakfast, lunch and dinner are served? Well, we just did.

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What 242 People Are Saying
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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Food took a bit of time but our waitress was super sweet and attentive.

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RW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered the Tuscan kale chicken salad and the shrimp, citrus and avocado salad. They were both delicious and good portions.
We also ordered the MARGHERITA THIN-CRUST PIZZA to share and this was a small flat bread instead of a normal thin crust pizza. It was not enough to really fill you up, even with the salads. I would recommend you order your own pizza unless you are getting an entree also.

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful! He was so attentive and super sweet! The food was delicious, but he made it even more special. Even though there were just 5 of us, he made us feel so important!

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r
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was a comfortable breakfast except the noise level, which was somewhat distracting.

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DN
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good! Service good! Enjoyed it!

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KK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Saturday brunch at EATS. Everyone in my group loved their meal and our sever was great. It wasn't busy at all so there was plenty of open seating. The outside patio is really nice with heaters too. The chicken and waffles was amazing as well as the Avocado toast.

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NB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat. The ambience is great for a group.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Being in the restaurant industry and paying close to $400 for 3 kids and 2 adults I would’ve expected better food and service. The food was cold, there wasn’t any
Gravy and I had to
Continue to get up to ask for our water and juice to be filled. If I’m paying this amount I’d expect
A lot more. Waste of money and very very disappointed

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e
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside, very nice patio. Service and good impeccable as usual.

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FT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to this restaurant and the food and service were fantastic. Loved the Portobello mushroom burger with the sweet chutney! Our server recommended it and it was great.

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LG
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surprise- and the mimosa bar is a great idea!

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

Dinning experience was great. Food was tasty, and server was excellent as well. This is my second time dining here, this never disappointed me. My kids love this restaurant, and we’ll definitely going back.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food consistently good. Service wasn’t as good as our last visit. Messed up on our bill and finally got it right after two times.

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F
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, we had the scallops, citrus shrimp salad and margherita pizza and all were delicious. the drinks are just OK, my old fashioned wasn't very good.

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TN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant does not have a huge menu, but enough variety to suit us. The food we tried were all yummy. I would give the place 5 stars except that we were left in a 2/3 empty place for more than 10 minutes with no one serving us. We finally caught attention of a waitress and She graciously served us and she was very attentive.

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JK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service, very attentive but not overbearing. Great value! Highly recommend!

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M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, but the service was poor. Our server was gone most of the time so service was extremely slow.

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RW
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would like to see you work on desert selection. My waitress is super nice to me and my 10 years old dog daughter. Thank you!

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JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been wanting to get to EATS for a while now as it comes up in my Open Table and Yelp searches a lot. Finally got the opportunity a couple of days back. In a word it was average. The food was not bad but it was not anything special either. With the good ratings it gets I was a little surprised at the overly experience. Everything on the menu is under 30$. I had the Scallops with roasted cauliflower / spanish chorizo / roasted red pepper romesco at $22. The scallops were well cooked but the chorizo and cauliflowers was a disjointed paring. Chunks of cauliflower and chunks of chorizo with nothing tying the pair together. My girlfriend has the Braised short ribs with roasted carrots and mashed potatoes. This dish was better executed and the portion was of a descent size. The short ribs were moist and the sauce was flavorful. Service was just so so. Overall if you needed a place to have a business meeting without breaking the bank you could come here. It is located inside the Irvine Hotel and there is a bar surrounding the inside seating area of EATS. Probably won't go back as there are better places within two or three blocks of this restaurant. The do validate the valet service for dining there.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Excellent food! The scallops are amazing!

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Y
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Michelle, was very welcoming and accommodating. She made our family get together extra enjoyable and memorable. We always love their happy hour drinks and eats and we are looking forwarding to going back again soon.

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LC
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Don’t go there. Overpriced. Cold. Bad.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

While the buffet is a good value, all of the hot dishes (eggs and potatoes) were cold, and not replenished during my time there.

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C
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good food and great mtg place

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NB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Well, I read an add with a picture of this place. pancakes with strawberries on top then an amazing rose slushy with a rose wine bottle in the background. this is why we had a friends birthday celebration there. We get out to the patio and many of the tables are sitting dirty with old meals from customers that had left. Big black crows were eating off the plates. Ugh! I asked the server about the slushies as they weren't on the menu. He didn't know about them. Doesn't offer to find out about them. he disappears and we don't see him for 20 minutes. He forgets the comp banana bread ( tasted good) that we finally got from another server. A hostess gal comes by and we say we need our server to order. I ask her about the slushies and she says oh, that ended last week. Can you make us one perhaps? No, the machine is back in storage ( understand that) we order then wait again quite a while for meal. I comes, but no syrup for the French toast, unusual type jelly for the e. muffin and no small plates for the b. bread when first brought. we just had to work way too hard to get our meal . We finally get another server to bring our bill. Who knows what happened to ours. We wont be back for sure.

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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I would like to clarify the 2 stars for service. Our server was great when he was able got around to us. It was understaffed for Sunday brunch.

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eats has an excellent menu. Very essential. The wine list for happy hour has variety. I had the pizza (which is really more of a flatbread) with pear & Gorgonzola. Delicious! Junior is an excellent server, very attentive with a good sense of humor. I’ll request him again.

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e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, atmosphere was nice, mimosas were delicious, and the service was nice, but it was SO slow. Overall, things were fine, it was nice, but the service was just too slow.

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m
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weather was beautiful so we sat outside by the large fire pit. Very nice outdoor area. Unfortunately did not get the name of our server but he was amazing. It was so refreshing to have someone do their job so well without being overbearing. He also provided great suggestions for wine and dessert.
We started with the grilled Castroville artichoke. Great smoky flavor but typical artichoke, difficult to eat and not worth the trouble. No fault of the restaurant, that's just artichokes. In hindsight would not have ordered. I had the Portobello Burger and it was very very good. Very flavorful and moist. No dry Portobello here! We will definitely return.

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AB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time eating here. The first time was a throw the dart on the map type of situation with some friends. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much, I came back again with just my husband to experience the live music. It was another great time. It was later in the evening, so we were able to have a romantic date with the music and the lighting.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Our server charged us full price for happy hour drinks

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OT
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to go - went here on a whim. We found this great restaurant by looking up new places to go on Opentable. Love the Blackberry Mule and Marmalade Old Fashioned drinks. Food of choice is Roasted Corn cotija cheese / citrus chili ailoi, EATS Fries garlic / herbs / parmesan, Steak Wedge grilled sirloin / pancetta / tomatoes / capers / picked red onions / chives / blue cheese dressing and last item Pear & Gorgozola thin crust pizza pears / caramelized onions / gorgonzola cheese / arugula / balsamic reduction. In the lobby of a totally trendy Hotel Irvine.

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m
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

NICE SETTINIG OVERLOOKING THE GARDEN, VERY INTRIGUING MENU MADE SELECTION DIFFICULT all the salads looked intesting. I had the kale chicken salad with a great dressing and very tasty; my guest had the salmon salad perfectly cooked.

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C
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Lackluster service. Meal arrived 15 minutes after my father and 3 year old son’s meal. The best that I got was a - “sorry about that, do you want a to-go box (to eat your $30 steak in your hotel room)?” Unacceptable in my opinion. The food quality was quite good though.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brought my wife and daughter to celebrate Mother’s Day. The food was great and the server very pleasant. Will definitely visit again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience dining here.

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BM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Mother's Day brunch! Service was great and food was awesome.

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C
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places..i eat there frequently.

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NP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is really nice restaurants, I have been here before and I really liked it.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty good Better than we had expected and for picky eaters

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