EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine

4.3
210 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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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.
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Phone number
(949) 225-6780
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main and Jamboree
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Parking details
Complimentary self-parking is available for guests dining at Eats Kitchen & Bar.
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Special events & promotions
Don’t get stuck at the kid’s table this Thanksgiving—join us for a three-course feast! We’re preparing traditional favorites with a signature global twist, so grab a seat, and join the family.
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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210 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Good
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4.1
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3.9
ambience
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Orange County
4.0Dined 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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Orange County
4.0Dined 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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Los Angeles
4.0Dined 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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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good experience dining here.

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BM
Orange County
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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NP
5.0Dined 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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Orange County
4.0Dined 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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NB
Orange County
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

By the time we were leaving, the restaurant was empty except for our table and a table of moms with babies and noisy kids. Would have liked to be seated in a quieter location. The shrimp/citrus salad was excellent. One of our party ordered the ahi poke salad that was not spicy enough for her. Upon several requests, she finally got some spices to add.

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DM
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Burger was amazing!!! It actually tasted like a gourmet burger! I thought I was getting a salad on the side instead of fries sense it came with a side dish, but apparently not because on the check it was an extra $4 for the salad. No big deal, I was hungry. The server was okay, he never came back to offer a refill, or anything else for that matter, but I was in a hurry so I left the check paid at the table.

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Los Angeles
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love EATS. We come for the Wednesday oysters but always stay for dinner. Both the steak salad and kale salad with chicken are great. I would like to see a few more items on the menu.
The service was attentive both at the bar and in the restaurant.

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Every time we come here, we are greeted by amazing servers. Food is pretty good too, and they have decent happy hour including $1 oysters on Wednesdays.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great spot for meals and meetings.

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Las Vegas
3.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was not great, but the service was.

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RW
Los Angeles
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wish there are more choices on the menu. I live close by and Like to come in to dine from time to time. Love the service from my waitress(sorry I forgot her name. A very pretty sweet young lady.). As matter of fact,I always receive good service here.
Love to come here with my little senior Shih Tsu which is 9 years old. This place allow me to bring my little old doggie with me when We take the outdoor patio seating. This time the only disappointment was that they did not have the patio seat setting ready nor clean the furniture before we arrived,and I had to clean everything myself. That’s a rainy day on and off all day. Hopefully they will pay a little more attention with the detail message on the reservation in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff was super friendly and welcoming. We were there for a week in the hotel and got to know some of the staff and they would remember our orders. The food is very good as well, lots of options. The free breakfast is awesome!

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Philadelphia
3.0Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I'd heard EATS has a great happy hour and a really nice patio for outdoor dining. Didn't take any of that advice when I went Thursday night for dinner. First of all, it was chilly outside, but there are heaters if you do want to brave the chilly OC evenings. The outdoors is also MUCH quieter than the restaurant. The noise in the restaurant varies from overly loud to ear-splitting, none of which makes the dining experience any better. We were a party of four, one a vegetarian - who had no trouble finding something on the menu. The other three of us ordered baby back ribs, but was served the beef short ribs instead. In a matter of moments the correct dinner showed up, which was awesome. I had the 1/2 chicken which was pretty good. The mashed potatoes and roasted carrots that accompanied it weren't good though. The potatoes had a watery consistency - like they were from a mix or were over handled. The roast carrots looked awesome but were tough, under-cooked and had absolutely no flavor. Service was good, can't blame our server for the kitchen's shortcomings.

So stick to happy hour and dine outside if possible. Otherwise EATS is a no-go, and won't be added to my go-to list.

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DP
Orange County
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our brunch. It was very affordable. Food was great. Brunch selections were a bit limited. Loved the bottomless Mimosas - what a deal for $10! Server was great.

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Phoenix
4.0Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Beef and Veal Ragu was outstanding!

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EC
Orange County
4.0Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had dinner on a Sunday night, restaurant was almost empty. The food was good, but the best was server, Michelle. She was so friendly and, being a vegetarian, she gave her honest opinion of my choices. She was great!

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TW
Orange County
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adam Rodriquez KILLED IT for us!
I was there Sunday (25th) for brunch with some of my co workers. We were celebrating a belated bday for one of my close friends. The whole day was a surprise brunch for the bday girl, so I came in early to set the table. Adam was great! He helped me with everything and then hust waitd patiently for all of my other guests to arrive. His service FLAWLESS! We never had to ask him for anything and the mimosas just KEPT FLOWING!
Eats Kitchen is a great place to meet, eat and mingle! The menu is inspired by gourmet chefs and the place has a very unique "gastropub feel" with an upscale flare! Go check it out!!

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J
Los Angeles
2.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The Bloody Mary bar looked awesome and the Mimosa flight is great but with our group of 8 only 1 person actually enjoyed their food. The pancakes were awful, don't waste your money. The french toast, while sounds delicious was dry and bland. However the chicken with the Chicken & Waffles was incredible, not so much the waffles, just the chicken. Service was SUPER slow and although a manager seemed to assist our waitress in bringing our orders he was never seen again.

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Orange County
3.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I consider myself a regular for this Eats kitchen Bar and I would lke to see more Happy hour cocktails such as the previous Peach margaritas which were authenticity made with the infused taquioa and such.

Also, they ought to have better bar furnitures to match the standard of their beautiful dining area and patio. I always wish to sit at the dinning area while enjoy your happy hour. Menu. Just a wishful thinking

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WD
New Orleans
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Thanks to Open Table with the increased points, we decided to try EATS. Great decision. The food was amazing. Perfectly cooked scallops and salmon. Some crazy, harmless drunks outside, so we sat inside, but that made it fun to people watch. Great service. Not crowded at all.

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KY
Orange County
3.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very Noisy and Server was not very friendly. Great Gluten Free Burger!

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Chicago
2.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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Orange County
5.0Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RM
San Francisco
3.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

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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TD
Orange County
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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MS
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved their mimosa options! Their food was amazing

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Palm Springs
3.0Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
3.0Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Not many choices for happy hour. Wished there were more choices because I liked the location and atmosphere.

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Orange County
5.0Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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KO
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with TravekZoo coupon. Ate outside. Good food!

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M
Los Angeles
1.0Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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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c
Miami
3.0Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

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

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Orange County
5.0Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Orange County
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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G
Orange County
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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