About EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine

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.

17900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614-6211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Weekend Brunch: Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Happy Hour: Daily: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Main and Jamboree

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 225-6780

Website:
http://eatskitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary self-parking is available for guests dining at Eats Kitchen & Bar.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 8:00PM

EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was awful. I had to go find our server after 25 minutes. Then had to find her again to order our food. Ridiculously bad.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We had an all-around great experience here. The menu is varied and everything we tried was delicious. The wines were nice, the live entertainment was well-suited to the environment, and the service was friendly and timely. The best feature, though, was the value. Each dish was as carefully prepared and beautifully presented as in a much fancier place, yet the prices were more what you'd expect at a pub. We will definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Let's get real here folks! I am very prudish when it comes to dishing out five stars but this place earned it! And it was definitely because of the exceptional and quality customer service that our server Colton provided. This lovely restaurant is located in the Irvine Hotel but don't let that sway or discourage you! There was a cocktail reception and a good-sized crowd and a lot of noise. Colton benevolently sat us outside. To start, I enjoyed a Cranberry Mule, off the menu. As we did check in on Yelp, we dined on a Sicilian pizza and Garlic Parmesan fries - the pizza was succulent and the fries were crisp and flavorful! I ordered the Pasta Pomodoro with the Bolognese meat sauce, at the recommendation of our server. And my boyfriend ordered the Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. We culminated our date night dinner with their Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie dessert. The service was impeccable, the food was incredible and the aforementioned are the solid reasons why I reviewed this restaurant with five stars! Go eat here! Meet up with your friends! Take your love here for a night out! Whatever you do - if you're reading this - don't hesitate to enjoy a culinary experience! I also hope Colton is working on the day/night of your visit. Bravo! A job very well done!!!
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Dinner with team; not busy yet completely unprepared and engaged in serving prepping for our reservation. Took 30 minutes to get water

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was ok. It took awhile for it to come out. Service was good

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved their mimosa options! Their food was amazing

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It’s very loud Inside due to it being in an open area near the lobby of the hotel. Area had a faint smell of wet rag/puke when you first walked in (not the most pleasant of smells), Food was good but nothing spectacular and considering the prices I would have expected better. Service was ok - our waitress got our drink order wrong (brought us sparkling wine instead offer wine) and forgot about us when it came time to close out the tab.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Good food, excellent service, clean and comfortable. A bit noisy but overall a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went with TravekZoo coupon. Ate outside. Good food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Unfortunately, our experience was not great. The restaurant was not even busy but it took almost half an hour for our server to show up. Next, once our server showed up, she only took our drinks and almost took 20 minutes for the drinks to show up. On top of that, after the 20 minutes, we order the appetizers. But then our server never bothered to come back. We had to ask for another server and that person did serve us well. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant because of the poor service. The restaurant was not even that busy so there is no excuse.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The kitchens willingness to modify menu items. But this hotel overall doesn't know their customer.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for the new years eve brunch, had the crab omelet and it was very tasty. I would def come back here for there events.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Been here many times, but I have to say that this was my least favorite experience. Understandably it was New Year’s, but we were seated in an area that had little to no other guests seated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Seasonal, Cozy, Tapas, Casual, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I dined here on New Year's Eve around 5:30pm. We had never been here before and really liked the place. The space had a large open dining area and a separate bar area. We started with the pork buns. It came with 2 nicely filled buns. My husband had the Branzino. He is still raving about it. Beautiful white fish, very tender and not a single bone. The best he's ever had. I had the ribs. It was a nice portion, meaty but a little dry. We were a little surprised to not see a specialty cocktail menu. We asked but our server just said the bartender could make anything we asked for. Overall, a very good dinner, noise level was okay and service was very excellent. We will be back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My family and I eat here a lot and we love it. It’s a perfect mix of good food, good ambience, and an incredible outdoor area to have fun with

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Colton was awesome and a good sport with our large group!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a wonderful and delightful place to dine. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family if visiting Irvine, California

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Not bad but not great. Met a friend for a weeknight dinner. Bar was busy, dining room only 1/3 full. Service was pleasant and slow - our food took a long time to come out of the kitchen. My cocktail was light on alcohol and not balanced. 3 out of 4 dishes we had were good but basic. Self-parking was a bit of a walk but free with validation. With all the great options in the area, I probably won’t make a return visit.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Salmon was cooked perfectly but really blend.

BBQ ribs were dry

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a wonderful time thanks to Colton our waiter. The $1 oysters were a hit. Our daughter is a vegetarian and there were several items on the menu for her. My husband had the steak salad which was terrific.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great value and atmosphere

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Pleasantly surprised to find modern vibrant hotel with reasonable priced American comfort food.
Great Happy Hour bar swelling with people, yet we
could eat in nearby dining area and enjoy outdoor patio. Definitely will return to this hotel gem off 405 freeway in Irvine.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The hostess was cold and not professional! She did not let the wait staffs know that we were seated and need to be served. I was there with two 80+ senior citizens and a Old companion Shih Tzu,and we waited for 15 minutes till a very kind busboy noticed and tried to help us out. I called earlier before we book the reservation is the companion emotion support dog allowed to be there or not. The answer was surprisingly kind and cheerful. I was told not only the patio,the din8ng room is also allowed to have dog with us. Unfortunately when we showed up with the 4 legged family member,the hostess was very hasty and not happy to see the dog,even it’s a well groomed friendly quiet dog! She just said anywhere in the patio is fine,but absolutely not in the dining room,then we had to seat ourselves, then followed with the 15 minutes waiting experience that I stated earlier. After we had this nice young man taking cared of us,everything went super nice! He was very caring and kind. The timing for all service was perfect. The quality and presentation of the food is just fantastic,and the quantity of all of the dishes are just more than you can imagine.
I think it’s a great place to dine,only that certain hostess should be retrained.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lots of good options, everyone had something different. Everyone loved what they had and brought the left overs home and ate them. The drinks were creative and interesting as well!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic hidden gem in Irvine. Great place to have a meal with friends and family. Very kid friendly. Would go back again for sure!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had Breakfast meeting with a potential client. Ordered the oatmeal. Oatmeal was cool. Had to flag down another waiter to get bill and more coffee. Yes it's a hotel, but a little better service would be appreciated.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was a good meal. The pear and gorgonzola pizza was delicious! We shared that as an appetizer. I had the shrimp, orange and citrus salad that was very tasty. My husband had the portabello mushroom burger which was okay. The fries were tasty.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service is slow. Not sure why since it’s not busy

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a great experience, service was good and food was better than expected. The atmosphere was most impressive for a hotel restaurant.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dinner with the family. Super loud inside the restaurant, glad we were seated outside. Service was slow (she gave us a free dessert to compensate, but then proceeded to continue with slow service). Food was room temp, but my daughter said her burger was good. I wouldn’t recommend unless you were going solely for drinks or Happy Hour.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We celebrated my cousin's birthday with lunch at EATS. We enjoyed the food and the mimosa flight. Service was excellent, and it's great that the restaurant validates valet parking. We spent the afternoon reminiscing and did not feel pressured to give up our table. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Courteous service. Ambiance is relaxed but a bit loud next to the bar. The tables seemed a bit close to each other. Parking is a walk to the back lot. The food is good blend of fusion and fresh. I had the crab meat cabbage wrap and dumplings, both are appetizers. The scallops with potatoes were fresh and tasty too. Next time I will try the $ oysters on Wednesday and happy hour drinks.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We landed on Taco Tuesday. The tacos were good, and like street tacos they were small. Not sure they were worth $2 each. Our server was nice but confused us by saying they only had steak and shrimp tacos. I ordered steak tacos and got chicken. Oh yeah, we only have chicken and shrimp...Their wine list is pretty short just as an FYI...

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

While this probably shouldn’t be a hidden gem (given that it’s in the Hotel Irvine), it always feels like it is. The happy hour is by far the best value in OC and the food is always great! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Surprisingly enjoyable. Simple menu with a reasonable variety of choices. The musician (Saturday nights) provided an ambiance that upgraded this from a mere hotel restaurant. Servers were very enthusiastic and actually worked as a team, keeping water glasses filled, drinks refreshed and used tableware removed at the appropriate time. Never felt rushed, merely attended to. Glad we tried it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We ate outside which was great because, inside was a little noisy. Our original server forgot about us but, Justine, who jumped in, was great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I had the shrimp salad and my wife enjoyed a burger. The service was very good as well. We will return.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 22, 2017

corn beef hash was overcooked and salty.
coffee refill service was timely.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 2017

great food for this restaurant located inside Hotel Irvine. comfortable seating, but nothing really fancy. I ordered the baby back ribs...so tender that the meat comes off the bone easily. came with excellent cornbread and coleslaw. My friend had the butcher steak...cooked just right. If you check in to yelp, you get a free pizza. only complaint was the noise level...very high. there was a live band playing on top of recorded hotel music and noise from the nearby bar...too much at one time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We've been to Eats Kitchen before but this was the first time we dined during Happy Hour. We tried the Mini Mac with bacon (good but tiny portion), Smoked Salmon salad (so-so) and the House Fries with basil ailoi (very tasty). Our favorite small plate was the Grilled Shrimp with corn, asparagus and bacon -- from the regular menu. The Orchard Margarita was lacking the fresh peaches as described on the menu, but what do you expect for 4 bucks?

Tags: Hot Spot
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