Macallan's Public House & Restaurant

4.2
69 reviews
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A NEW KIND OF PUB...combining made from scratch excellently crafted comfort foods with the ambience of an Irish Pub experience. We have been rated Orange County's #1 Whiskey Bar, offering more than 300 whiskey options from around the world; some of which are very rare and among the most sought after. We meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality and combine both modern-creative and traditional pub style cooking. We pride ourselves in providing our guest's with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity. We strive to have every guest who comes through our door leave excited to return. GAYOT restaurant ratings and review rates us as one of the top 10 Irish Pub's in the U.S.

Specials

Whiskey Wednesdays!

Expert led whiskey tasting including 4 one ounce pours, paired with chef's bites for only $39

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 19, 2019

Ends: February 20, 2118

Availability: Wed 6:30PM-8:00PM

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WL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We arrived and they did not have/show my reservation.
I showed it to them on the open table app and they still denied that I had a reservation. There was no we are sorry for our screw up. There was just “you do not have a reservation.

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OT
Los Angeles
695 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great fish and chips!!!

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c
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Have come 2x now and would go back. One of my favorites now.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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c
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were excited to try Macallan's but were very disappointed in the service. The waitress was nice but we had to flag her down several times for clean napkin, there was gum on it, syrup to heated/more syrup for waffle. It took so long my friends waffle got cold which didn't taste good. She didn't come and check to see if we needed anything. Ordered my dessert that came with my meal and waited, waited, we finally flagged her down to ask. She then told us it takes about 20 minutes to make....she should have told us that from the start. Not a banner experience.

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DH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is so yummy! My favorite so far are the short ribs, don't even need a knife, it just falls apart. Excellent menu for spirits as well!

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Christmas brunch with the family here. Food and service were supreme.

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HM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a fun restaurant to dine at! A real pub with great food and great people running it. We were seated right away and ordered a flight of whiskey. Our waiter was polite and we did not feel rushed. It was like a wonderful night in a Dublin pub!

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OT
Los Angeles
695 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for brunch. Enjoyed the Vietnamese pancake.

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Las Vegas
164 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks good times

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p
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent! We were sat in the area where the live music was, although the band was great it was too loud to have any conversation... Overall a great experience- we will be back but I will request a different section next time.

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OT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server David was awesome! Attentive, made great recommendations! Looking forward to coming back!

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Mcallan's totally went above and beyond and made my kids feel super special for their Homecoming dinner. They were kind and even let the girls lead a sign along of Don't Stop Believin'! I love this place which is why I always recommend them!

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NC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and chips, really nice people. All four of us really enjoyed our brunch experience.

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RR
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding - everyone ordered something different. We were all very pleased. It was our friends first time they're planning their next visit.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Came here as a Sunday brunch date. The food was good, must try the Avocado toast. The service was accommodating. Would be a great place for a group brunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband had the pork chop special. Amazing!! I went with my favorite fish and chips and delicious every time.

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K
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations here because of the reviews, but was wary of the location (on the Downtown Brea strip) because I feel like all the shops and dining locations around there are fairly predictable. Boy was I wrong! Just walking in it feels very stylized with its cool chandeliers, cozy booths, couch pit, and packed bar seating. The hostess invited us in wth a warmth that felt as if we were coming into her pub back home. Our server was incredible: intelligent, articulate, and full of riddles!! The food, drinks, pace of the meal, and service was exceptional. It is not often that I walk out of a place and think about it as an experience rather than a meal. Well done!

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LK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place if you like whiskey and bourbon like my husband does. It's very noisy and hard to talk. A bit pricey as well.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This establishment is definitely a place I will visit again!
Great food, great atmosphere and great prices.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was excellent but the service that day was horrible. The waitress did try but seemed overwhelmed and kept forgetting alot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife ordered a steak medium well and it came out rare. My burger was supposed to be medium but was also pretty rare. Our server Sarah was very nice and helpful. Great whiskey selection.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to Macallan’s previously for happy hour and dinner, but we had our first brunch at Macallan’s today, and everything was so OUTSTANDING! The service, the food, the value, the decor. We loved it so much.

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

What a "great" afternoon! Went there for our Anniversary the afternoon of the 4th of July. The food was outstanding. Fish bites were light and yummy. Watched as they "unearthed" a roasted pig.......it was to die for!! The service was incredible, VERY friendly and attentive.....BTW, try the "Breakfast-Shot". You will not be sorry. We WILL be back, soon. Thank you for the amazing day, you ROCK!!!

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MB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was amazing! This is definitely our new Sunday brunch spot!

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j
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool and authentic pub. The food was very good and the service was terrific.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food and drinks. Food was tasty, but a bit on the high side.

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MG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service and eats! Ribs, mac n cheese, dates with chorizo were delicious. We'll be back!

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I have been coming to Macallan's for a few years now. The people there are very friendly and very accommodating. Whether it for a party or 2 or for a party of 7 which was the size of our party last Friday. The food is amazing along with their cocktails and service. If there is 1 place I would suggest going in the area I always tell people Macallan's.

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MM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great interior. Delicious food and lots of menu options. It can get loud inside, especially when they have karaoke. Overall I'd recommend this place.

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TS
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First let me say that we went to the restaurant because of a Groupon special we had purchased a few months ago. Sometimes when you go to the restaurants and use the Groupon you're treated like a second class citizen. Not so at Macallan's Public House. I have been twice now for their brunch and I can tell you it is truly one of the best I've had in a long time. The brunch menu has a little of everything on it, from fish and chips to steak and eggs. I usually get the full Irish breakfast and end up taking 1/2 of it home! There were no complaints from the four of us and we each tasted each other's plates. I'm going to have a hard time deciding what to have next time I go for brunch! I highly recommend their brunch and soon I'll be able to tell you about their dinner because that's on the plans for a week or two away.

One caveat - if they are having a celebration inside, and nothing is going on outside, choose to sit outside. It can get quite loud inside if there are large parties. The manager kept apologizing for the 75 people attending a big party there. Just feed me good food and I don't care about loud parties!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere!

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p
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for Mother's Day and had a blast- the food was great and our waiter made a killer bloody mary.

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SK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mom’s 82nd birthday-Her choice of restaurant. Food was great, the choices of Scotch was crazy good. Dessert was also quite tasty. Best Fish and Chips I can remember having.

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B
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Had incredibly poor service from the minute we arrived. Be advised, Sunday's are karaoke nights, and there are VERY LOUD regulars. We went for my mother's birthday, told two different employees this, and were ignored for over 20 min upon arrival. We finally go up and go our own menus from the hostess stand. Later, we were informed that the executive chef had "called in sick" and the food definitely exhibited this. We had to ask for refills and even plates and serving set ups were not provided until asked for. This is a definite NONreccomendation for me, and I am disappointed that open table recommended this restaurant.

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

We had brunch. Food and service were very good. Each person got a bottle of champagne plus orange juice for mixing.

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t
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Ordered eggs over easy came overheard, never saw waitress once meal was served, apparently no coffee refills, per waitress they had no “to go” boxes, had to improvise, very little noise from other customers,all where adults, Rueben sandwich was one of the best my guest ever had, she felt it was “one to die for”

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JV
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our food. I had the fish and chips and they were really good. The kale coke slaw that came with it was okay. I had a pomegranate martini and it was strong and delicious - just the way I like it! We hear they have live music on the weekends. We’ll be back.

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JE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and atmosphere, Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Reasonable prices and good food.

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and they have an extensive whiskey list. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Our server was unique but attentive.

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