Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar

4.4
406 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in historic Old Towne Orange, Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar has become known for its warm, comfortable setting; extensive and unique selection of beer, wine, and cocktails; and high quality, freshly prepared food, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry. Haven boasts a selection of 14 rotating independent craft beers on draught and more than 100 in the bottle. Choose from more than 200 specialty bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys; and an award-winning wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. In addition, you can enjoy a seasonal craft cocktail, or one of our hand-selected craft spirits.

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Sun 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:45PM
Sat 9:00AM - 11:00AM

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Orange County
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely try the mac and cheese, cornbread and deviled eggs!

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c
Orange County
288 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Arriving, the pleasant hostess gave us the option of pation seating or sitting at the window and watching the vibrant car show going on, which we did. The French pressed Portola coffee was delightfully good, and the steak and eggs were cooked perfectly, with a complement of arugula, just what I needed. Waitress was not attentive, but the manager was very accommodating. Definitely worth a return visit.

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j
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We are returning customers, and I know it was a Monday night so it was slow. But our server was on break when we got there and another server took our drink and appetizer order. But as we were there for our anniversary, I guess I just expected a little more attention. Originally they were going to stick us in the window seating area which is really uncomfortable and then we were moved to the closest table to the kitchen door (even though the rest of the restaurant was pretty much empty. It felt weird to have to ask again to have a booth which she finally gave us. The food is always good... always very interesting and creative. I know I can always try something new when going here which we do love about the place. I just felt like it was as welcoming as it has been in the past. Again, maybe it was just Monday night blues.

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was excellent. The service was fantastic. The food was superb. The only thing i would say is that the burger was a little under cooked for Medium, but other then that is was a great experience.

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LB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service. Mac & Cheese was amazing. Nice place. Will come again.

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MT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s Become our home away from home. Everything on the menu is delicious and great drinks!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food really isn’t pub/bar friendly. Want people to order more drinks? Offer simple selections priced more reasonably. 10.00 for cornbread? No shareable finger foods? I realize you’re in a trendy area, but come on!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Probably the best octopus I've eaten. Good service and good beer selection.

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DC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Much too much ambient noise. Prices were quite on the high side for what was served.

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f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven Craft Kitchen and bar is a really cool place to grab some great eats. The tater tot Poutine is awesome! Their skinny French fries must have crack in them, cuz I couldn’t stop eating them, kidding about the crack, of course. But, you will not leave any of these fries on your plate, trust me. The servers were excellent, always kept an eye on our table. Also, it’s in a cool little part of town. I think it’s antique row, or something. There were several antique shops all up and down the street. The patio area is small, but you don’t really notice much, because the ambiance is so great. Just a side note...I accidentally walked off without my cell phone, called them about it 15 minutes later, and the host already had it waiting for me. Great job, you guys! I will definitely be making return visits here.

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

Good food and good wait staff, with an incompetent host/hostess group that doesn't know how to count to four guests.

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CM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been here before and liked it. This time, the place was not crowded, yet it took a while for somebody to come by our table. The menu is extremely limited, which is tough when you have celiac and cannot eat gluten. My $19 lettuce wrapped burger and fries came out with cold French fries. It was mediocre at best, even after spending an extra $7 for truffle fries (barely could taste truffle), avocado, and bacon, so really it was a $26 mediocre burger served with cold fries. My husband had fish and chips that he said were oily, and just not very good. Service was horrible. Had to ask twice for salt and pepper, although she was sweet. There was a negative atmospheric vibe between the bartender and staff, a lot of tension there. The wine was not so good. My Pinot noir was served warm. And, they no longer serve the shepherds pie, which was what we came for. Overall big disappointment and a huge bill. Will not be returning.

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DE
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was not the best experience this go around. Normally the food and service are off the wall great. Took to long to get a waiter and the meal quality was not as good as it usually is. I will try again later. Please bring back the butternut squash soup!!!!

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w
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food and drink were good. Service was friendly, but a little slow.

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e
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit loud for catching up with old friends, but our server was lovely and the food was tasty.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent presentation of organic foods. Artistic and ample amount of food. We were there for the OC food week and had choices off of that menu, all very good. Staff was busy but attentive.

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BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was terrible. My daughter had said this place was terrific. She was with us and they told us they just changed the menu again, and the waitress said they've done that 3-4 times in the last few months. Even my daughter says she won't go back.

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G
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and waitress was very friendly and helpful.

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BE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service, and fantastic drinks!

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SN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio, and although it was a chilly night, the outdoor heaters kept us cozy. Everything we ordered was excellent - poutine tots, hanger steak, broccoli and burrata, salmon entree, mushroom pasta and sticky toffee pudding. Service was a little slow because the place was packed, but all in, the experience was great. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

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DV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth getting away from the Anaheim convention center! When you are in SoCal and close to Disneyland, take the time to drive over to Orange California and have a meal at Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar. Their menu is unique with twists on old favorites - they have converted steak tartare to a salmon tartare that was fabulous. And, if you like fish, try the grilled salmon, it was magnificent! Hangar steaks and burgers didn't disappoint either. Haven Craft is lively with a nice energy vibe - also check out the neighborhood. Old Orange has many shops and restaurants. It's a fun place to visit...

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrea was a fantastic server, all of her recommendations were spot on. The food was drink was very good and I will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great - owner was super nice - only complaint is that it was loud

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was exceptional. The prices seemed initially high but the quality, flavor and originality of the starters, side and main dishes made up for it. We had such a great dinner that ordering two desserts to try seemed almost necessary! The beer selection was good, especially the “Kooked” IPA. It had a very smooth flavor. We will definitely come back again. Our waitress did an exceptional job taking care of us continually throughout the meal.

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L
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped by on a Friday night around 6pm, party of 4. We ordered a couple cocktails and quite a few appetizers to share-everything was delicious! Great service as well.

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DT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The restaurant has changed a lot since the chefs have transitioned in and out - the menu is richer and heavier, and the food isn't as good. The noise is REALLY off the charts, we could barely hear each other. Everything was just ho hum.

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TE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

For a gastropub, our bill was outrageously high. Menu not much of a selection. Not sure what has changed there in last year, but we won't be going back

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and professional service. Big plus one for the ease at which the accommodated our shellfish allergy.

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RR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had hanger steak with a salad and a few red wines. Excellent quality and the Scheid pinot noir was great.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All the employees are very nice and considerate. I feel like the food has increased in quality since my last visit, several months ago. I’m glad I came back for the Valentine’s Day menu.
It would be nice if they were willing to do more tasters; many of the beers are uncommon and I’d like to be able to sip something once before committing to a whole glass of it.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was Valentine’s Day. Enjoyed the food and appetizers. It was a bit loud but not overly so. Will go back again.

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JB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a random find as it was my first time to Orange and I am happy I did. Fun cool place, good music playing in the background, good crowd noise, not overpowering but loud enough to give a good energy. Food was very good, extensive bourbon list and friendly efficient service. Will be back again if I am in town.

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AC
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and variety of sharing items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great good but a bit slow.

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b
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They have a very limited menu, so be sure to check it out before you go. I wish I could've made a selection from their brunch or lunch menu, but that's not an option at dinner. Guess I'll have to go back a few more times!

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TB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Mitzy was wonderful and helps us out greatly. It was a very pleasant environment, a little loud for our taste but it was still nice. The portions vary but the quality is spectacular. Thanks again.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect amount of attention and knowledge by all staff. The owner (Will) came by our table and spent 10 minutes answering all of our questions and curiosities!
Go and you will be a fan like we are ow!!!

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ER
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was good with some items being a bit too salty, noise level was also a bit loud it seemed we had to speak with a raised voice. Overall a great experience though.

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CK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food selection not as good as when it was Haven Gastro Pub. Burger not even close. Will not be returning.

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