EATS Kitchen & Bar @ Hotel Irvine

4.3
260 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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D
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour! The drinks and food were excellent - we especially enjoyed the tuna poke. Very good service.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mothers day brunch. Sat outside which was nice. Great service and food was good. Larger portions than you would expect. Recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family enjoyed our Easter Sunday brunch. Sitting on the patio was lovely and the weather was SoCal wonderful. We especially enjoyed the do-it-yourself mimosas bar.

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RW
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Noel is very good. She's new there, but she provides great service. The valet parking was not very efficient as usual. The food is great!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Bottomless Mimosa bar was a nice touch. Food was amazing.

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LC
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Despite reserving outdoor seating two weeks ago, a private event prevented that. Restaurant was very, very noisy initially, but did become quieter. Food was good and service was good, but overall experience was just okay.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was singularly UNinformed. The kitchen was out of everything. We saw our server to place our order and once again to deliver the bill. Food was ok - at least they did have eggs. Would nOt go back.

Also did nOt get Open Table points.

Thumbs down all around.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited over an hour and never got our food.
The waiter didn’t even apologize and no one even offered to help.

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L
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've eaten here several times and they have all been good. This time they had a Wednesday special, all you can eat mussels for only $12. The mussels were delicious and my kale salad was very tasty.Anthony our server was wonderful and very accommodating. We had a wonderful meal.

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DB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

OC Restaurant Week ... very nice on a cost-benefit basis.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Eats is convenient as it's across the parking lot near the office. Great place for lunch with clients and coworkers. Pricing is fair and food is good.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My cousins from out of town met with me for brunch at EATS, which I found as the easiest place to meet since we are located in Pasadena, Long Beach and San Diego. Eats was the only restaurant that offered reservations, an important feature for me because I don't like to ask people to drive a distance then wait in line for half an hour or more.

It is a very nicely decorated restaurant, new, very clean, and the wait staff is professional, polite and accommodating. The menu for brunch, which starts at 10:00 am, is larger than the breakfast menu. The food is excellent, and special requests were accommodated. The noise level is relatively high, as most restaurants are lately. This is due in part to the open, modern decor, and partly to the lately acquired belief that you're not having fun unless the decibel level doesn't allow normal conversation. Hopefully that's going to be a short lived belief.

in any case, I highly recommend EATS, if you're interested in really good food served in a clean, daylighted restaurant with great waitstaff and a really huge bar. It is located on the first floor of the Hotel Irvine, so I'm certain it's fun to go there at night as well. Easy to find, too.

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LG
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Garett is the best- he is one of the main reasons we come back to EATS.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the Sunday brunch. Bottomless mimosas for a really decent price. Food was FANTASTIC. Servers were friendly. Ambience was chic, well-lit and roomy. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely be back.

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AA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just happened across EATS when we were in Irvine and couldn't have been happier with our find! Zia, our server was incredible and the ambiance & food wonderful! I would definitely recommend this place to friends & family. A nice surprise also, their MIMOSA Bar!! :)

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RW
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is great as usual,but the service level was not as good as how I usually get. Even it’s a busy night,but the lack of detail of basic service from this waitress is really disappointing. Her service skill is only good for a fast food restaurant! Other people have to help her a lot. I wonder why my party of 6 is assigned to such a terrible waitress while there were at least two very good waitress and waiter who had provided services to me in the past on the same shift. She never offered refill on the water nor soft drinks unless we asked her. Never offered the desert until we requested,and of course she never mentioned about any coffee nor tea to go with our desert. I thought these are the basic for a restaurant wait staffs. Very disappointed service!

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FD
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While in the OC this weekend we decided to get a table at Eats. This was our first time but after a long day at South Coast Plaza, we wanted to try something that wasn't necessarily at or directly around our hotel. We knew it was a part of the Irvine Hotel because of Yelp but decided to give it a try because it was in the vicinity of a hotel that we stayed at in Newport Beach awhile back. We were glad that we came here because it was worth trying.

When we arrived, we found that there was parking separate from the hotel specifically for the restaurant. I believe that it is free with validation. We walked through a hall where there was a 50th birthday party in one room and a large wedding while en route to Eats Kitchen. I can admit that if I was dressed for it, I souks have cracked the wedding because their food smelled and looked so good. We headed to Eats and it was open and welcoming with a circular bar and a small wall that divides it from the dining area. It was located right by the lobby. ​

We were seated and because of our hunger, we had to start with their house bread and truffle mac and cheese. It was delicious. It was so soft and flavorful that the butter wasn't even necessary to me. The menu is small but they had a nice variety of American comfort foods. Our server was nice and accommodating in our experience. ​

I ordered a delicious Anti-Burger which is basically a veggie burger and my girl had an Eats Burger. We both thoroughly enjoyed our selections and after eating all of those carbs with our appetizers maybe we should have passed on the fries but of course, we didn't. The fries and aiolis were excellent and the overall meal was as well.​

I’d definitely recommend you give this place a try if you're in the area and enjoy.

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RW
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter was very polite and attentive. He knows how everything was prepared and you can see he enjoys his job and loves to take care of people.
Excellent dining experience!

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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 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
17 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
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 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
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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
26 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 2, 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 1, 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 28, 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 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 20, 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 19, 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
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 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 5, 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 29, 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
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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

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