Bourbon Steak Orange County

4.8
806 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Named #1 Restaurant in 2018 and # 2 Restaurant in 2019 by the Orange County Register!

At Bourbon Steak Orange County, celebrated Chef Michael Mina offers a modern, seasonal take on the classic steakhouse, a timeless dining experience with a twist and cutting edge beverage program. Luxurious cuts of prime meat will be cooked in Chef Mina's signature style, first poached in butter, and then finished on the grill. Ingredients will be sourced from local farmers and purveyors, highlighting the best of the region.

Thanksgiving Dinner is back at Bourbon Steak Orange County! We are excited to be offering a 4-Course Table Tasting Menu at $185 per person. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Reservation Specialists at 949-234-3224.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 806 people are saying
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KristyM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, and plan to go again next year. The food, wine and service were all fantastic. We had the special, a ribeye sampler including Japanese A5 Wagyu that was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals I’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Geo was great, he had spot on recommendations throughout the evening. The staff was great without being ostentatious. Thanks for a very memorable dinner and evening

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LaLuna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bourbon so much it was the third time this year. You can't go wrong - they spoil you and the service is impeccable. The food itself is memorable - large portions and extremely creative and well thought out. We will be back soon!

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StacyF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon Steakhouse is the best Steakhouse in South Orange County. The food, the cocktails, the view and the staff were amazing. We will definitely be returning very soon.

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DanMardik
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience here for my wife's birthday dinner (just the two of us). Service was fantastic, best we've had in a long long time and that's saying a lot. Food was magnificent and the drinks top notch. I recommend this 100% for anyone who is looking to go out for a nice dinner or a special occasion.

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GingerS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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claudia
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful dining experience last evening. Cuisine was superb, service was excellent and all in a lovely ambiance. Very positive experience and will absolutely return.

JM
JeffM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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svenskaflicka
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our 49th anniversary-celebrated #47 at Bourbon Steak before Covid hit. Nice to be back and such a lovely setting on a clear, California early fall evening. The ocean, the darkening clouds, stunning.

i have to say, their staff is amazing! So warm, inviting, attentive. Top notch from front of house, the servers to the wait staff; and the valets too!! From the on the house toast to my salmon with wonderful crispy skin, it was delicious. Loved the earthy, charred Brussel sprouts, the unique crunchy topping adorning Romaine leaves in the Caesar, and topping this all off was their decadent Bourbon Chocolate Bar-oh goodness. Don't miss that!! My husband loved their baked potato, the delish trio of sauces to go with their fries, and dessert.

We sat outside, which at first i thought would be too chilly, but no, not at all and i run cold! Very efficient heaters were strategically placed so as to not be too warm nor not warm enough, and cozy blankets were provided for more comfort.

A wonderful place for any special occasion, you will be treated royally!

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vipMichaelB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the moment you enter the restaurant

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
172 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Fundamentally it's a steakhouse. However, just like their related property in Washington D.C., they can't cook a steak properly as to how it was discussed and agreed to with the waiter. Salad was fine. Wine service and wine list were irritating and not kept updated.

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Ashley
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just hit our 23rd Anniversary and took a last min decision to stay the evening at the Waldorf Astoria in Dana Point, so reserving a table at Bourbon Steak was the obvious choice.

For context we have two Chef's in the family and two more kids that are well established in the service industry so have received the VIP treatment at places like Bazaar, Somni, Nobu and Catch LA to name a few. While this is fantastic is usually means a meal out without them always falls a bit flat.

Not so with Bourbon Steak! We ate there Sunday evening and were welcomed by name, given a fantastic table with stunning sunset views and treated like family.

I am not going to cover it all but everything brought to the table was delicious, we started with Oysters, then went on to a main course Special of a steak flight which we paired with Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms. They helped us pick out complimentary wine and finished the evening with beignets and crème caramel.

We finished the meal comfortably full but not overstuffed and it honestly is a memorable meal that will stay with me because it really had everything. The Ambiance, the food and the service. As a side note we saw this throughout the hotel as well, the staff felt genuinely friendly and happy to have us as guests.

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JeffC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, food, all outstanding! Can't recommend this experience enough.

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JimmyM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my fiances birthday

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Chelsea
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing little surprise’s from the chef. Service was exceptional. Ambiance was lively and views beautiful. The steaks were not as good as they should be for the prices. The rest of the foods we ate were delicious.

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vipSaeed
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Way too expensive. a $12.00 bottle of wine is charged $120.00
Very difficult to get service although there are many servers walking around.

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JackB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and the service is even better. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all around experience we’ve ever had. Felt like we were on vacation even though we’re locals. Love LOVE LOVEE 💘 can’t recommend enough

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing dinning experience! One of the best we have ever had. The food was spectacular! The service was perfect. I would highly recommend Bourbon Steak house and ask for Marissa to be your server. She was outstanding! Seriously incredible!

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tryingnewplacestodine
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Great view, perfect table, watched the sunset. The service was amazing and the meal was fantastic. Our server, Reega was outstanding. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us champagne on the house to start. We loved their fries appetizer and we followed that up with an Ahi appetizer. We both had Caesar salads and yummy rolls! My husband had the Halibut with asparagus which he loved. I had the scallops with a lobster topping that was very decadent. I couldn't eat it all so can't wait to finish them tonight!
Yes, it is pricey, but for a celebration it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. It was very loud for any kind of fine dining experience, but I'm glad it wasn't stuffy library either. Staff were very helpful and generous with refilling water, checking in, and bringing in food. It was like having 3 personal servers. I would absolutely reccomend and return

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is spectacular! Simple… just spectacular! Their staff from the servers to the manager went above an beyond to make the evening special. Special shout out to the bartender Jenny! Her drinks are spot on every time and she is just an incredible person.

Shane

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything else was perfect , just the table location. Not so much . Would have preferred a booth

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good foods, good service but a little bit slow. My friend got a undercooked steak (cold inside), but they brought a new one in 5 minuets, and it was perfect cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was great!

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vipSuzie
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we have had in a long time. They went out of their way to make our evening special.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class service and attention to detail!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here and each time has been the best dining experience of any restaurant we’ve ever been to. The staff is great, the food is fantastic, and the service is second to none!

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RCinDP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always amazing at this place! #1 place in OC.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

AM
AnthonyM
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end best Steakhouse dining in OC! Food is exceptional and service outstanding! It is a must for Steak lovers and anything else on the menu . Beautiful setting for a special dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love Lyle and team (Rega, Richard, Thomas)

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DebraT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinner at Bourbon Steak
Our favorite restaurant

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vipJacquieG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this restaurant is truly a special experience. It is definitely pricey but for a special occasion, it’s worth it. We got the broiled king crab legs and they were hands down the best prepared crab we’ve ever had. The black truffle butter rolls that they bring out before dinner are so yummy. And you must save room to eat the spiced beignets & creme brûlée for dessert!

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BruceL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate special occasions; view of sun setting over ocean very picturesque. Nice touch providing French fries with different sauces to sample, being flexible with menu and providing carmel corn to complete the experience.

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OCLeggett
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal and the service was outstanding. My wife is gluten free due to an allergy and the staff along with the chef were all very attentive in making sure no gluten made it to our table.

As for the food, they brought us out some warm gluten bread which was really good and they adjusted the standard duck fat fries they bring to every table to remove gluten from the serving. We had the steak tartar and corn bisque as appetizers, split the 16oz Demonico ribeye, and shared the baked potato and crispy Brussel sprouts. We also tried the chimichurri sauce.

For desert, since none of the choices were gluten free we were skipping but the server found some chocolate & sea salt covered caramels to bring us as a nice little finish to the meal.

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opentable4me
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely looking forward to coming again! Ryan was great and the entire staff made our anniversary so special. Thank you!

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Tita
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and venue, were excellent. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is not nearly as good as other chef owned restaurants. I have been to other of Michael Mina restaurants and they were excellent. This was mediocre food. The steak was supposedly “prime” and it was cooked as requested but gristly. Pretentious crowd. Way over priced for the quality of the food. The bread and muse Bouche French fries were good but filling for a start of a meal. Atmosphere is beautiful overlooking the ocean. The Waldorf Astoria is spectacular and in a spectacular setting. This restaurant just doesn’t meet the quality expected in this environment and for the price. Other highly rated high end steak restaurants like Mastro put this to shame.

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Mac3
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon Steak, is by far, the most, outstanding fine dining restaurant here in Dana Point!!
Food, service and scenery is excellent in every way!!

FAQs

Bourbon Steak Orange County is rated 4.8 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.