O'Neill's Bar & Grill

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O'Neill's - our 4,600 square foot bar and grill - is a very popular place after a round of golf. Enjoy great meals and cocktails while you also take in the breathtaking views of the Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, Trabuco Creek, and the course.
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MS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BBQ beef,samon,shrimp,pork was amazing. The hole ambiance was perfect

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing night. The live music was so great and very romantic. Highly recommended.

HO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Went for VD, had 5:30 reservation, they stuck us in the bar where the noise level was out of control. Service was very slow, probably not enough staff. Slow to take our order, our food came out of the kitchen after a long delay but was excellent. Maybe it was slow because of VD, the staff was apologetic. Would probably go back on a regular night as the food was very good. Prices were kind of high but it was VD.

PT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a pleasant meal that was quiet enough to talk with each other. The pork chop was outstanding and the ribs fell off the bone. I will certainly be coming back.

SR
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a nice place to have brunch. Lot's of choices of food and good service. I do recommend it.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on January 21, 2020

SoftRose4You, The O'Neill's Bar & Grill's team greatly appreciate the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch, and service, We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again. :) Jose Torres-Restaurant Manager

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BL
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Britney our server is amazing and ur bartender is awesome. Always attentive to our table and food and setting is great

r
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been going to this brunch for years. This visit was a little disappointing, not only did they raise the prices they also use a lower quality crab. The crab was dry, over salted and tiny. I will go back one more time I hopes this visit was just a fluke.

D
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great with a huge variety. The service from the receptionist to our server to the manager was friendly and not fake. But the view from the patio was spectacular!!!
Definitely something special!!!

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on January 12, 2020

Dr. J. Cartelli/ Doxfavorite, The O'Neills Bar & Grill's team greatly appreciate the positive review! We are glad you enjoyed our service, food, and the view. We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant again. :) Jose Torres-Restaurant Manager

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N
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Loud singer in lounge next to dining area. I’ve eaten lunch here many times after playing golf and the food was always good, especially the pizza and sandwiches. Had dinner here for the first time and I would not recommend it. The food was terrible. I ordered ribs and they were extremely overcooked and coated with this tasteless nondescript bbq sauce. The meal came with Parmesan fries which is simply their normal fries with a clump of grated Parmesan cheese dumped on it. Not a good combo.
My wife had their burger and while it was ok, not something memorable or even average. Our friend had their tri tip which was ok. I’ve had their tri tip for lunch and it is usually very good.

l
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

O’Neill’s Pulled-pork pizza is the best! The large pizza is huge— enough for four people with a side salad. The Cesar salad was just ordinary. Our server was excellent.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on January 12, 2020

lala, Thank you for your feedback. First, we would like to say that we are glad you enjoyed our pizza! And thank you for taking the time to write to us about the salad. Feed back like this definitely help us to improve where improvement is needed. We hope to see you back again real soon! Jose Torres-Restaurant Manager

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NL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually come for Brunch, which is always very nice. Dinner was pretty good - not great. They weren't very busy, but requests did take a long time to accommodate - and the desserts were of a lower quality than the rest of the meal. This is true at the brunch too. Sea Bass was prepared perfectly though! And lobster bisque was very good. We will definitely be back.

CG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiters. Best brunch this side of heaven. Have to have the smoking station goodies.

D
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was excellent, both in bar and dining room. Will return soon.

GB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

With no idea what they were charging for a "Sunday Brunch" style Christmas Brunch, we took the chance. The food and service were okay, but to bump the price by $30.00...thst was unexpected. The usual price is advertised as $54.00 for brunch with champagne. On December 25th they were charging $84.00. there were no prices posted. Also, we were told that there were no openings (reservations) available when I called Christmas Eve. When we were eating at noon, the hall was less than half full.

BM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great Christmas spread. The live music and visit by Santa Claus was the icing on the cake.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service.

KH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view and ambiance on patio looking at the canyon, golf course and mountains. Great service even though there was currently a large company function at the same time

TC
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four of us had Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. We've enjoyed their Sunday brunch many times over the past few years. This was our first experience with the 'new' menu and the new pricing. There were several very tasty meat and seafood options that were new to us. The 'grill' area is very accessible and the food was quite good. The salad selections are not as wide and varied as they used to be and there was no cheese and cracker platter. One of us had an omelet from the omelet bar and said it was very good. The carved beef was also very tasty and not overdone. The dessert table was excellent, with a wide variety of choices in just the right sizes.
The non-grill entrees and side dishes were almost non-existent. The only starchy side was hash browns. No mashed or scalloped potatoes nor rice to accompany all the meets and seafood choices. The one option of fresh vegetables was very good, but a couple of more choices would have been nice. I hope they consider adding a few things to the menu.

SP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

When’s there for thanksgiving , what a nightmare crowed one line for food sounded like a school cafeteria .poorley planned overbooked for $80 a head it was horrible I spent $500 plus was embarrassed for my guest . The management had some Lame excuse about being surprised by the rain I guess nobody knows how to check the weather there lots of apology’s but no discount for a lousy day. Will never go back

D
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting outside on a picture perfect day for Sunday Brunch at O’Neill’s was wonderful. Also, our server Lazz was the best.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on November 20, 2019

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday brunch with us. Thank you for recognizing one of our servers! Hope to see you again soon. Restaurant Manager, Jose Torres

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TJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service!

C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In my opinion, there is no better brunch around. The view, the service and the food are outstanding along with music.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on November 13, 2019

The O'Neiil's Bar & Grill Team really appreciates the great review! We hope to see you again real soon:) -Jose Torres, Restaurant Manager

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OS
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Roberto was pleasant and provided excellent service

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you, OrvaS for recognizing one of our servers. Thank you for your feedback! We'll work to provide the best food and ambience for the next time you choose to visit us. Jose Torres, Restaurant Manager

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MH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch. Lovely setting nice ambiance.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on October 29, 2019

MarilyH I glad to hear that you enjoy our Sunday Brunch! Thank You for visit us. Jose Torres, Restaurant Manager.

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B
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was not as good as it has been previous visits. Their new "chicken wing" buffet was not good. The wings were fried and in a buffet server. The buffalo sauce was by itself in a bowl. No ranch or bleu cheese dips, no carrots/celery. They should take this off the menu. The Prime Rib was terrible - cold, overcooked, dry - pretty sure it was not prime rib cut of beef. I couldn't cut it with the steak knife our server brought me.

The tri-tip, short ribs, shrimp from the grill were really good. Not worth the $49.99 price tag. O'Neill's is no longer on our Sunday Brunch list (unless they improve it).

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place for catching up with good friends! The food was delicious.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you choosing us to visit with your friends. I am glad you had a good time! Jose, Restaurant Manager

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T
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great relaxing atmosphere

CT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from the clam chowder, calamari, pork pizza to the trip tip plate and mixed greens salad with salmon. Top that off with a delicious, moist chocolate birthday dessert with ice cream! The service was excellent with a delightful side of good humor. The view of the golf course and mountains from the patio perfect.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill
Responded on October 18, 2019

Glad that you had a great time celebrating a birthday at our establishment! Jose, Restaurant Manager

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JB
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother-son date night. Great ambiance on the patio. It started to get chilly and they proactively inquired if we would like a heater. Waitress was just the right amount of attentive. LOVE this place!

D
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food was AMAZING! We will definitely be going back.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the restaurant- they have live music which is nice. But the music was so Loud that it made talking over dinner difficult. If they could have turned the speakers down a bit it would have been a perfect evening.

GF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Standard pub food fare during the evening we were there. 3 out of 4 of us really enjoyed their dinner.
Sitting on the patio provides a lovely view of the golf course and mountains. I'd return to try Sunday brunch.

DC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Roberto was the best! He did everything to make sure everything was top notch. Food was excellent. Beautiful night outside on the terrace. We will be back soon.

D
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O’Neills was wonderful as usual. The ambiance when sitting outside watching the sun set was magical. Roberto our server was great!

PZ
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has been our favorite local restaurant for several years now. We go on Friday nite when there is live music on the patio. The view of the golf course with the mountains behind is breathtaking. Add to it the great, personal service from wait staff (Samantha and Lazz are our favs), good food, Armando at the bar who makes the best martinis in OC, and reasonable prices make this place a stand-out. The new manager, Mark, is simply The Best we've seen so far. He always comes around and makes sure everyone is having a great time and is so personable. LOVE this location!

W
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overlooking the golf course in a Sunday morning I highly recommend O'Neill's.

D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We made a reservation for outside on the patio and when we got there there was a musician playing guitar on the patio which we felt would interfere with our ability to chat and have a nice peaceful outdoor dining experience, so we requested an indoor table where it was more quiet. I was disappointed because I really wanted to enjoy the lovely night on the patio. Also, the sea bass was slightly overcooked but it was fine.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Mark

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and service!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We checked out the breakfast menu before coming then were told it's not offered after 10am on Sunday due to the Sunday brunch. Luckily they were still able to accommodate us with our 9.45a reservation but we weren't able to sit on the patio which was the whole reason we picked this place. It would be nice to know ahead of time by stating hours on the breakfast menu or website, or even answering the phone when we called ahead. We were also overcharged for a latte. The menu states $5 but we were charged $5.50. It's a shame because these place has great food and views but all these little details left a bad taste in my mouth.

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