Bourbon Steak Orange County

4.7
593 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.

avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 593 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
r
rayf
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally felt celebrated for my anniversary with my husband. The service was not just good it was off the charts. Felt so personal too! The food, as always was so amazing. Very very very happy ! (-:

T
vipTimothy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal! A stones throw from the ocean - great location! Rib Eye tasting that comes with A5 Kobe beef...always a great selection. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner. Thanks Andrew for all the recommendations

T
Travis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably great experience every time, and the food is outstanding

M
Mish
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I were very disappointed in our dining experience, which was extremely unfortunate because we were celebrating my birthday that evening. First, their drink menu is usual, and I was brought the wrong cocktail initially and did not get my drink until the 3rd try, which was well into our main course. Second, both my husband and my steaks were very salty, so much so that he had to cut off the outer portions of the meat to make it tolerable to ingest. Third, thou our waitress was aware that it was my birthday when we were first seated, she seemed to completely forget by the end of our meal and did not offer any sort of a birthday celebratory dessert. Not what we were expecting from a "top steakhouse in the OC".

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My food was served ice cold. At that price point, I’d expect more. They ran out of the spirit my wife was drinking after her first drink and used a substitute. Very poor experience overall.

P
vipPeru
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant—food, service, and ambience sre top notch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for my wife’s birthday. Excellent service. I suggest the ribeye tasting sampler. No complaints. Would definitely return. Thank you for a lovely evening.

R
vipRising86
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here a second time a couple of dauus ago to celebrate my birthday and it was, yet again, another amazing experience! The food is always, hands down, some of the best we've had. I went with the Misha Filet Mignon and it was melt in your mouths delicious. The caesar salad is a must because it's just that good. Let me not forget, thank you to the house chef for the complimentary seafood platter that was out of this world yummers! It really made the birthday dinner one to remember! Service and the staff is always so accommodating and friendly - by far one of the best staff around! Bourbon Steak, you DO NOT disappoint!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful as always except steak temperatures were incorrect.

d
dexterone
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food an service top notch.

AL
vipArielL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was especially well prepared and presented!
Ambiance was a welcome experience given the pandemic situation we are currently in?
Great job MM!!!!

RB
vipRayB
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice dinner but not on par with Bourbon Steak Nashville or Strip Steak in Vegas- both of which I have been to several times and was expecting the same experience.

BL
vipBirthdayLunch
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family here from Oregon, due to COVID-19 outside seating was only available but great sunset and temperature and great seating.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best in OC

HW
vipHillaryW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our 5 year anniversary dinner at Bourbon Steak this past weekend and we were blown away. Not only was the food out of this world delicious, the service- from the front of the house, server, GM, expo, bussers- were all so personable and wonderful. Our server was Reega- she was so awesome! And Lyle- who I am assuming was the manager/GM, was fantastic too. He really sold us on the Ribeye steak sampler and educated us on American Vs Japanese Wagu.
Upon being seated we were greeted with complimented Prosecco for our anniversary which was so sweet and appreciated. We started with a half dozen oysters, delish, and a Caesar salad- which was the best Caesar I had ever had. The complimentary duck fat fry trio was so nice. Then came the Truffle buns. My. God. I wish I knew how to make those at home. Beyond tasty. Then we had the ribeye sampler which was out of this world. I’m not even a big steak person and this was the best meat I’ve ever had- my husband is a big steak guy and he said the same, the best he’s ever eaten. The truffle Mac and cheese was delicious too. The sauces for the steak were all equally amazing. Honestly there wasn’t one thing that we felt was lacking or mediocre- from the wagu to the bread rolls, everything was top notch and amazing.
We cannot wait to go back one day to celebrate. This is definitely our new favorite place to eat on special occasions.

s
shannonr
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Delicious food Great staff. Beautiful view

SP
vipSusanP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining feels almost like a rea; break from Covid, and yet safe at the same time. The wait staff is mindful of not unnecessarily invading personal space, while at the same time attentive. I do like that there is no sign of plexiglass dividers outside, just ample space between tables. I'm not sure how or if they can pull this off when really cold or wet weather comes, but I feel certain they will do the best job they can.

KH
KelliH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Wish they kept the blackened cod on the menu from Stonehill Tavern but the steaks melt in your mouth.

BM
BarryM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table outside was quite with fantastic sunset view! Food though not inexpensive, was week prepared, presented and excellent. Not lots of starter choices BUT free “fries with sauces” more than adequate before a main course! Highly recommended during this pandemic time for a “dinner night out”!

DN
vipDanaN
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th Birthday celebration for my husband and Bourbon Creek couldn’t have accommodated and fed us any better then they did! They knocked our sicks off with their menu and their wine list...phenomenal!! Thank you for a memorable evening!!

TB
ThomasB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The atmosphere was first class, dining outdoors with a beautiful view. Chief complaint was the non responsivness of wait staff. We asked for bread to be brought to our table 4-5 different times before it came and we were damn near done eating when that happened. I'd like not to have that happen again. Would return again and again but for the astronomical pricing.

KR
KatelynR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING hot seafood platter! Order the A5 Wagyu steak—you will be amazing! So worth the money! Delicious cocktails, too :)

F
vipFantastic
Oklahoma City
67 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The duck fat fries were my favorite part of the meal. Had the fried chicken. Not what I expected, but good. Came with 2 sides, which was nice.

U
Unimpressed
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This place is a joke and an embarrassment to Orange County if this is the best steakhouse.

Just because you overprice items does not make them worthy of fine dining. French fries and ketchup as a gourmet starter?! Mac and cheese as a chef specialty?! Is this place catering to 5 year olds?

The food is uninspiring and simply overpriced as a reflection of the inflated egos of the owner and chef.

If you seek a true fine dining experience look elsewhere. If paying 300+ for an evening for two of french fries, mac and cheese, and small unseasoned steaks is your thing then go ahead and make reservations.

C
vipChocolate11
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service we had a great time.

H
Hubba
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. I would fly internationally to enjoy the lobster pot pie and the pork belly appetizer. Every aspect of the evening was perfection. Our sincere thanks to the chef & staff for making our experience so special!

CJ
CassJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Priced like a Michelin restaurant which it is not. Steak tartare & rolls the best. No new silverware between courses. $215 for Tomahawk steak + 2 sides ..the special. Meat was to be charred rare .. just rare and not mouth watering. Brussel sprouts overdressed.
Don't mind paying for great food ... but this was more than Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain and it's a 3 star Michelin restaurant!!!

SG
SarahG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall the food was good, however my husbands steak was over cooked. He ordered it medium rare and it came out a little over medium. The waiter tried to justify it. We are not new to the steak world to know exactly how a medium rare steak should be cooked. They try to up sell you on everything which is annoying so we ended up ordering way too much food and had to take it home. And the waiter brought out steak sauce to mask the mediocre steak. He ended up taking 50% off my husbands steak but the experience was already ruined. The Mac and cheese was good the Brussel sprouts were good, the bread was good and the fries were good we were just highly disappointed in the steak and how annoying the waiter was.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible, food was just ok. We were filling our own wine glasses when empty and had to wait 20 minutes for water refills. Definitely not worth the high price tag. Could eat at any other local restaurant with much better service and half the price.

AS
vipAnnetS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. great service too. we stayed at Monarch Beach Resort so super convenient. my teens have been to many 5 star resturant’s around the world. he loved it so much that chef Chris came out for meeting . just a wonderful experience. head chef was so awesome visiting our table and talking to my son. 100% we will go again and highly recommend it.

CM
ChrisM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I may have to become a vegetarian after this only because I think our dinner spoiled us for anything else! Amazing food and service!!

s
sha256
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, Great service ... COVID compliant and overall excellent restaurant. Highly recommend.

LY
vipLisaY
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Always excellent service and food. Wine list is superb.

DD
DanielD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had the Delmonico Ribeye which was good but I ate more of my wife's steak (Wagyu Ribeye because they mixed up our doneness for our steaks. I wanted med. rare but got med. and my wife wanted med. but got med. rare). The Wagyu was fantastic and melted in my mouth (kind of felt like filet mignon) so needless to say we switched steaks. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and wanted to enjoy the beautiful sunset, however the fog rolled in at that time so our sunset view was very limited. Overall, a pleasant experience and delicious food. Many other couples there to celebrate their anniversary as we got started with 2 complimentary glasses of bubblies.

JC
vipJamesC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday. We each had the filet and it was excellent. The spacing in the restaurant perfect and everything was done in a safe manner. I would definitely feel safe dining here. The service was good and just the right amount of interaction.

GD
vipGailD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ryan was a terrific waiter. Very pleasant anniversary dinner. We are locals and love this restaurant.

FAQs

Bourbon Steak Orange County is rated 4.7 stars by 593 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.