O'Neill's Bar & Grill

4.7
606 reviews
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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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KD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, great atmosphere, great food. I highly recommend O'Neill's. There were 6 of us, and we had a wonderful time.
Karen

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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SY
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended to visit O'Niell's and was not disappointed!!! WONDERFUL FOOD great Service made for all of my party of 5 for Mother's Day something special!!!! Highly recommend this establishment for brunch!!!

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c
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mother's Day brunch pulled off without a hitch. More than sufficient food stations did not create the long waits you get at the traditional limited menu brunches. Very crowded but we'll spaced tables inside and outdoors. Excellent selection of meats (carved & grilled), seafood, salads cheeses and vegetables. Servers were busy but not overwhelmed and therefore more than capably provided excellent service. Most enjoyable special occasion brunch ever been at.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great day to spend Mother's Day. We had the table right on the 18th so had nobody behind us which I highly recommend. The service for a buffet was incredible as each time a family member would finish a plate or glass would get close to being empty a friendly staff member was there with the polite appropriate gesture. Couple that with a fantastic set up of food that was perfectly cooked and it was a fantastic day.

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G
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular! Service was great! I always like to lunch here when I’m visiting the area!

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time as a patron in the restaurant. I was very pleased with every aspect of my experience. Every employee was friendly and attentive to my needs as requested. I will certainly be making a return visit. And recommending to others.

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Responded on May 1, 2019

MargoK, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are very happy that we created a memorable first experience with us. We hope to see you soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service! And tasty food.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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

Julio was a terrific waiter. Food was scrumptious. Atmosphere was delightful.
Love this place!

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Responded on April 24, 2019

KarenC, Thank you so much for the review! I glad Julio made your Easter enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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r
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter brunch. Such a beautiful setting -we secured a table on the patio. There were food stations set up all around with some confusion as to what direction to go since plates were stacked at both ends of the tables. Food was plentiful and good and the day was wonderful

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Responded on April 24, 2019

rrita, Thank you for spending Easter with us and for leaving the wonderful review! We hope that we created a memorable experience for you and your party. We hope that you will visit us again! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I ordered their try-tip which is usually very good but this time was so tough it was difficult to cut even with a steak knife. In fact, I took it home for a sandwich the next day and ended up giving it to the dog. Since the kitchen would have had to slice the meat they had to know how bad it was. One other person at the table also ordered the trim-tip and also had problems with it. Should have sent it back but the two ladies enjoyed their meals and it was great night to sit outside with good music. We'll go back but not for their trip-tip.

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Responded on April 24, 2019

James, Thank you for the feedback. Our tri-tip is usually very good, but it sounds like we missed the mark on the day you visited. Comments like yours are very appreciated as it only helps us get better. We will share your review with the staff and make improvements to redeem ourselves on your next visit. Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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BJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The facilities and staff always surprise me and exceed my expectations - best dining overall experience in Orange County!

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Responded on April 17, 2019

BeauJangles, Thank you for the great review! Our goal is to create an outstanding experience and we are very happy that we have done that for you! We hope to be able to "surprise" you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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JB
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O’Neill’s is our girls go to place. LOVE the view; the ambiance! We just keep coming back!

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Responded on April 16, 2019

JoyB, We are glad that we are on your regular rotation! We'll see you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Great food. Waitress was perfect. Music an added bonus

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Responded on April 16, 2019

DeniseR, We're glad you had a great overall experience! We hope to see you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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SM
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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Responded on April 16, 2019

SMU17MOM, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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PK
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best kept secrets in South OC. The food is always great, phenomenal views, perfect service, live music in the background. Great spot!!

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Responded on April 16, 2019

PKBearFan, Thank you for the great review! We hope to create another outstanding experience for you again soon! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server and food was awesome. Will be back soon

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Responded on April 16, 2019

Laguna, Thank you for the great review! We are excited that we created a memorable experience for you! Geoff Cram, Club Manager

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WF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a view! Great music, great food, kid friendly as well.

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L
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Good food and s beautiful vi

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BG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Expected more based on other reviews. Live music on Saturday was very amateurish, a few strums on a guitar and barely audible vocals. Was led to table outdoors and when we said we wanted to eat inside we were told we specfically asked for the outside corner table, which we didn't. Food was just okay and both my wife and I felt unpleasantly full later in the evening, and had to take something to be able to go to sleep. Maybe okay after a round of golf, but definitely not a destination restaurant.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with a beautiful view!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good but the Sea Bass was a little over cooked.

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KJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overlooking the golf course - what could be better! Lots of delectable food choices along with Champagne that flowed continually! Chris Cram played all our favorite songs! We will be back!

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R
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go for Valentines. Menu is always special.

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I
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding buffet with good live music and great golf course view

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SR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was great except the waiter forgot to bring out a birthday desert for my friend. Besides that I would recommend this place. We all had a fun time and enjoyed the food.

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FM
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our group enjoyed the excellently prepared and delicious meals. Also, our server, Rejulio, was excellent. Made our celebration a success.

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JF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for the price - excellent menu selections

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The host staff wasn't friendly when we arrived. We were surprised to be placed in the bar rather than the dining area. Our waiter was good. The food was not worth what we had to pay for it. Very disappointed.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I took my Daughter and Son for Christmas Eve. I was excited to get the reservation a couple months in advance. When we got there we were told the kitchen closed in a half hour (our reservation was for 2:30). The waitress came by 3 times to take our order spaced about 3 minutes apart. We were not ready but had to order something. We then were cold (not one heater on patio) and proceeded inside. We were told by the bar tender on duty (a woman, very rude) that there was no way we were going to sit inside as they were preparing for the 5:30 seating (it was 3:00 and there were plenty of tables). We were being scolded for making reservations for 2:30! We cancelled our food order and left. Why did they take the reservation if we were going to be rushed out of the restaurant. I will not be going back for any holiday celebration or brunch for that matter. So sad that such a fine restaurant treats guest as they do. They will not be labeled "fine" for long, if they continue to treat their guest as they do.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We go to this place quite often.
This last time we had a poor service by our server although the food and drink quality was top notch with variety of the options and great golf court scenery and ambiance.
Our server was angry from the beginning. We needed help on multiple issues and dealing with him was very frustrating. For example, on two occasions we needed him to adjust the shade to avoid direct sunlight and he always started with arguing that moving umbrellas wouldn't help and at the end he moved them and it helped. At some point towards the end of our brunch, he just ignored our table for a long time.,i had to look for him around and ask him to come over and take our order for coffee. He took my order, turned around and walk away! and i had to yell like Hey other people at the table also want coffee why don't you properly take our order? he eventually did so. What an unfit server for a great restaurant...

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OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok. I reserved a table and they had it outside! It was freezing so we had to sit in the bar. Food is ok. Service is just ok. Had to flag down waiter 3 or 4 times for drink refills.

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BL
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday Brunch. We go 2x a month. Some of the food like French toast and waffles and smoked salmon was cold today. Noise level louder than normal. Great service as always and we love coming. Food good.

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TP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and ambience. Would highly recommend!

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NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. We were not rushed and took our time with our meal. Nice atmosphere on the patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! It’s close but we feel like we are on vacation when we eat here. Food is fantastic and the service is always excellent.

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L
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch at O'Neill's s wonderful. So many options, even for my daughter who is a vegetarian.
The outside patio is well shaded with a great view of the golf course and hills beyond. We were a party of seven and our waiter was wonderful accommodating our drink choices and splitting the bill.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ate on patio for happy hour with live music after 5:00

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MS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for breakfast or lunch. Consistently great service.

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K
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Prime rib was overcooked/dry. The variety of food was very good. For the price, I would say the value of the food was 3.5 overall. Our server was great!

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