Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar

4.5
724 Reviews
$30 and under
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 300 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Unbelievable that they refused to substitute a vegetable for French fries with a kids plate. In an era where there’s gluten free, non-meat, etc., our children can’t simply have a veggie or fruit instead of fries? Disappointing in 2021.

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vipMarkC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. All of it! Thanks Mitzi, best waitress!

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Curleydee
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Sat by the bar and enjoyed watching the excellent bartenders! Server was super knowledgeable and helpful with drink selections!

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DenaY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong here. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Service was quick and servers were all so friendly. Fantastic experience.

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vipStacy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved our entire experience and the food was off the charts! And I am an experienced foodie!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service, vibe, beer, food. All top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is extraordinary. The Chicken dish with mushrooms had everyone around me jealous. We can’t believe how good the chicken liver pate appetizer is. Everyone had their eyes rolling back in their heads at first bite. We would all come here just to eat that. Their selection of craft cocktails, beers, wines and ciders also makes Haven worth the trip. Noise level is quite high, so when we are with a group we like to sit close to the windows. Outdoor seating is also a plus.

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MartinM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow but the food made up for it. Place tends to be a little loud so it’s hard to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and good food

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Alohajeff49
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive wait staff served us a fabulous lunch. Pork Belly BLT and Hot Chicken sandwiches were excellent. Burata appetizer was so so yummy

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vipAndy
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, varied and interesting menu, food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Everything was good except my dish wasn’t that great and was very salty - Mushroom Bolognese

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LikeitFreshLocal
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Haven is always one of our favorite places for the best craft brew offerings and a nice, well-executed delicious menu! This visit did not disappoint. I am a vegetarian but always find a nice salad or something on the menu. The icing on the cake is "Pliny the Elder" on draft!

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PVFoodie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! The food is excellent and the service was very good. I highly recommend it.

CN
vipCheriN
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The worst customer service I have ever had at any restaurant. They ran out of burgers before 7pm on a Friday night. The food was ok. Wait staff horrible and bar was backed up taking about 30 minutes to receive any cocktail or glass of wine. We were there for about 20- 25 minutes before getting water to the table. When they brought the water bottles they failed to bring glasses. We sat near the hostess station where there was consistently 4- 5 employees talking, laughing and having fun which was great for them, but not so great if you are an unattended costumers. Totally overpriced for sub par food. If you're planning to dine at the Circle just save any headache and go to Citrus Grill. They are always consistent with food, service and dining experience.

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always vibrant flavors, unique presentation, and fantastic drink pairings.

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NecoleY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (although smaller portions), wonderful wait staff and GREAT coffee

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vipDuskyDream
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service! Will definitely be back.

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vipsssssssss
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were very helpful and accommodated our request to switch to an outdoor table. The noise level outside was "moderate" but it was very, very loud indoors! The food was excellent! Portions were a bit larger than expected, but not ridiculous.

JC
vipJaredC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great environment. Attentive staff. Would definitely go again!

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vipWanderinGourmet
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always eat at Haven Craft Kitchen when we are in town. I highly recommend the skillet cornbread and crispy pork belly appetizers. I also recommend the scallops, skirt steak, ribeye and hamburger. Unfortunately, I do not recommend their pasta dishes in general and specifically the mushroom bolognese. This is the only dish I have ever returned to the kitchen. I like my pasta so dente but this was so hard and chewy that it was inedible and frankly the bolognese was not delicious The other pasta cavatelli had great flavor but the pasta was way undercooked. We kept that pasta but would either specifically requested that the pasta be cooked longer or skip the next time. The wait staff is friendly and great at their jobs. Beverage selection is great. Ambiance is casual with a bar and TV in the dining area.

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vipRobinS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. The wait staff and owners are absolutely wonderful and the food is incredible gourmet dining. Don’t walk but run and drive your fastest car to this wonderful establishment. I literally cannot say enough.

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JessP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived and were seated immediately. Server Tim was friendly and attentive. He knew the menu well and made wonderful recommendations. The food was amazing. I had the sun dried tomato pesto pasta. The drinks were delicious. Penicillin is my new favorite drink.

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OCDiner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server never came out until we were done with lunch. We could have used a knife for the large sandwich and more ketchup for his fries but my salad was delicious.

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FranciscoO
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a truly horrific experience. Had a reservation for 6 pm on a Saturday evening booked through Open Table. Specifically checked the "inside seating" box instead of the "outside seating" box. You just never know what outside seating looks like these days. Arrived on time and was promptly told by a disinterested host that they didn't have my table so I would have to take an outside table that was "very nice" I guess very nice means a wobbly table with two chairs nowhere close to a heater. There was not one open table inside which means they likely overbooked. Waited 20 minutes for a server to even show up. He seemed to have never worked as a server before. Took our wine order and that took another 15 minutes to arrive. Took our food order and an hour after we arrived, no food yet. Called the manager over and said we were leaving and that the service was non-existent and that we should have been seated inside. He offered to take our meals off of the bill and said he would bring them right away. He did and it was awful food. Hangar steak was sitting on top of some sort of dark green slimy spinach puree. Meat was undercooked also. The green salad was dominated by a huge dollop of some sort of creamy cheese that almost covered the entire salad plate. I asked for the check, paid for the two glasses of wine we drank and we left. Verdict: Never again!

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vipRosaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my Birthday and Everything was so good!!

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AnnT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!

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vipscotts
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful from the service to the food and our server who was nothing but kind, welcoming and professional.

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Keats
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

Our server was great but the rest of the staff was not inviting at all. They were chatting with each other the whole time and it felt like we were just in the way. The menu was not brunch but just a dinner menu that could work as brunch. The music was way too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food - great service!

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Vgerman
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great! Would definitely come back.

AE
AmberE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time this weekend. We had amazing meals and service!

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Jack
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent place to relax with friends and foodies

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food: It was bland. I had the burger and it was the plainest burger I had.

Ambiance: We came in for lunch, on a Saturday and it was pretty chill and was not hard at all to get seated

Service: It was okay. I’ve had better service at other craft beer places

RK
vipRobertK
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the uniqueness of the food. They had away with making flavors spark

RJ
RaymondJames
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We like this place a lot. Very enjoyable experience. Food selections are a bit limited, but very flavorful. They do add items to the menu pretty consistently which is a plus. Service has been very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and our waiter (Tim) help my wife pick her tasty meal. In addition he also told us about an upcoming event that we plan on attending.

JP
JerryP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriend and I sat outside so it was relatively quiet. It seemed to be slightly louder inside, but we enjoy outdoor seating especially when you’re at the Orange Circle. It’s just a quaint area and we enjoy it.

The scallops were delicious, I wish I was able to take a photo but I inhaled it. My boyfriend ordered a burger which he enjoyed. I’m not a fan of paying $20 for a burger, but he did say it was gourmet, so higher quality meat and bun.

Their drinks were delicious and strong and the service was warm and welcoming. We would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal last night and hope to be back soon. Food was great and we enjoyed everything we ordered.

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diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great across the board. Good food, good selection of beer and cocktails, and great service.

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You can order delivery directly from Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar using the Order Online button. Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 221-0680.

Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 724 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.

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