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Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook

4.8
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1554 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Ironwood, Cellar. Craft. Cook. located in Laguna Hills. Our menu features seasonal ingredients of the highest quality and are prepared daily from scratch. Menu selections include exceptional meats, flavorful seafood, handpicked produce from our garden, and diverse beverage selections. We have over 25 wines by the glass, 10 craft beers, and a full bar featuring a wide variety of craft cocktails.

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Join us Sunday's!

Starting Jul 19, 2020 · Sun - Mon 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chef is testing his New Summer Seasonal Bruschetta! Join us and enjoy!

Join us Monday's!

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun - Mon 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chef is testing his New Summer Seasonal Bruschetta! Join us and enjoy!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1554 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Linda our server is the greatest and makes our dining experience the best.

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lives2dine
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends since the lockdown and it did not disappoint

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time! Bravo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle and his team exceed all expectations each and every time we dine at Ironwood. Exceptional and creative menu, wine list and cocktails. Make your reservation today!!

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AidanO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit Ironwood for any celebrations like a birthday or anniversary. Food is always fresh, warm and delightful.

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Fulcampy
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was our server and just a joy! Very knowledgeable and helped with what we were looking for in our meals. We will return and tell our friends.
Our food was so good and cooked the way we like it.
Thank you Ironwood for the great meal!

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MichaelM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, good service and good atmosphere.

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BurtS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors. Lamb shank was simply awesome and I don’t normally like lamb. My girlfriend is a huge lamb fan and it’s one of the best she’s ever eaten. I had the ribeye and it was delicious as well. We will definitely return and the price point was pretty reasonable considering the size of the portions. We also had the fresh corn soup and a great salad to start.. Yumm!

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vipStacyO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The corn agnolotti and the tuna are my favorites. Our server was wonderful and helped guide us. I'm sorry I do not recall her name!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and seasonings

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NancyH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ironwood is one of my favorite restaurants in the area! The food is amazing, the service is great and we always enjoy the whole experience.

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GlennR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Per usual, the food and service were outstanding.

Unfortunately, they were overshadowed by the fact that it was too crowded, there was little room for social distancing and guests were allowed to walk around without masks (I realize how difficult this is to constantly enforce and understand the staff are not mask police). Even though an outside dining area has been established in the parking lot as well, all inside tables were used and we were not a minimum of 6 feet away from the nearest diners on the inside.

Some may suggest I need to stay home if I'm so concerned (and don't necessarily disagree), however, I have been to other restaurants with inside seating where much better precautions were taken.

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RogerA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ironwood has become a staple for us. The food is consistently great. The people working there create a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

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AmyS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing culinary delight and service on point. We always know this is the restaurant to go to for a 10+ every time. Fried green tomatoes with burrata was a great start and of course couldn’t miss the five cheese mac and cheese! Shared the Rib Eye and ended with an Oatmeal cookie crumble with apple strudel ice cream and bourbon caramel. Pleasantly full and can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside so the noise level was very quiet, easy to hear everyone in our large family. The food is always incredible. We love the specialty cocktails. They never disappoint on the food. We have been going here more since the pandemic, since they have lots of outdoor dining space and also come for special events like birthdays. We love Ironwood.

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vipTonyC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out

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Meso71
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outside seating due to Covid was poor. Our waitress was not very attentive but the food is good. This is the second time we had poor service. I will give it one more chance since it is close to my house and the food is good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a awesome place! Great food, well prepared, and generous portions. Service is flawless, you cant go wrong

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SteveS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit after contemplating going many times. We have a lot of favorite restaurants in the area, and were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant is as large as it is, but still has a feeling of intimacy. My wife and I enjoyed some delicious appetizers, many good options, and we look forward to trying different ones on our next visit. She had a nice salad, and I enjoyed the delicious salmon. Good menu choices, and we will definitely be back for more.

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Carmanator
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! We had a group of five adult family members who all had different dishes, all excellent. Our choices included the Chef's Special of the night, a large pork chop, the schnitzel, the burger, a salad, and others. In this pandemic environment, we were pleased to be seated in a large booth in the air conditioned area, separated from other dining groups. Service was outstanding, Portion sizes were large; my take home box of extras I enjoyed the next day. We go to Ironwood anytime we want a superior meal.

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vipGisellaP
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have now started indoor dining, one table apart. They have sanitIzers on vacant tables. Doors are also left open for ventilation. Overall, a good experience. The staff were very friendly and courteous. As far as I can remember, food did not impress me so much. Sea bass was a little over cooked. My husband’s rib eye was good. The dessert which was nutella brownie was ok, though they used my fave magnum ice cream, the brownie was not good. I love desserts so this wasn’t the best part.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Arrived on time and seated promptly on the makeshift patio outside. A party of six So far good.
Ordered drinks received in a reasonable timeframe. So far good
Ordered appetizers, salads, soup and meal simultaneously. Received appetizers first with time to enjoy. So far good.
Waited for salads and soup to arrive took a little too long but hey we were out.
Salads finally arrives after a protracted wait. No soup yet. Before we were able to take two bites of the salad our entree arrived. NOT GOOD
Refused the entrees and requested time to consume our salads and asked about serving the soups.
Finished salads and again here came the entree BUT NO SOUP FOR US TODAY. NOT GOOD
Refused the entree again requesting where are the soups we ordered. Finally about 5 minutes pass and the soups arrive cold. NOT GOOD
I am guessing they were sitting on the serving counter the whole time we were waiting to be served.
Entrees arrived again and were delicious. GOOD.
Finished entrees. Tried in vain to get attention of any wait staff and finally had to walk into restaurant to find server. By now we have been dining for 3 hours plus. Requested cake we brought for birthday celebration. A few minutes passed and our birthday cake was was presented and room made on our table to fit it. There was little room available since our table had never been cleared of plates left over from the entrees. A few minutes passed and finally someone came by to clear the table allowing a more enjoyable cake experience.
Finally our check was presented albeit without serving the dessert which was part of the complete.meal ordered by one of us in the party ME.
FOOD VERY GOOD
!!! SERVICE TERRIBLE. !!!







AMBIENCE OK TO BE EXPECTED COVID AND EVERYTHING.

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vipOrvaS
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We consistently have great service. Shana was an outstanding server. He menu is creative and delicious! We go to Ironwood often and continue to try new dishes. We have yet to be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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JeanieV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our 35th wedding anniversary and we were looking for a special place to go. Ironwood was recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food and cocktails were superb! We will definitely go back again!

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vipLionelC
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open Table is always asking me to review this restaurant which I do on occasion including this time.

I really like the place and come often but last night's dinner made me want to update in a good way! I hate fish,eat it under protest and occasionally put salmon on the barbie. Last night for some strange reason I ordered the sea bass: superb,terrific,almost wanted more. Cooked med rare as requested napped in a very nice sauce and bedded on mini veggies and faro I think.

But whatever, it almost makes me want to eat fish again! I have yet to have a disappointing meal at Ironwood and have eaten the entire menu.

Service is always friendly,polite and spot-on.

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MarkG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great to get out for dinner after the COVID lockdown. Restrictions are still in effect that put a little damper on the experience, but still great overall.

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Foodie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent. Service is great. Chicken jidori is a must.

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JackS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-star dining experience with laid back and friendly vibe. The menu and preparation are outstanding! Great service. Highly recommend Jeff!

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vipOrvaS
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shana was an excellent server. Manager Patrick consistently greets and checks on all the patrons in addition to lending a hand. Our favorite local spot!

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jj2014
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing dinner at Ironwood. Our server, Alex, was outstanding. The food was prepared perfectly. We'll definitely be back!

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MarkH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except that they were out of oysters. Later reservation so understandable but they have great oysters here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Had a visitor in from out of town. Great pace, service and food. Highly recommend the yellowtail appetizer (not pictured). Friendly staff and owners who always make you feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice set up during Covid as well as food worth going out to dinner for!

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PeterB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff!! Great ambience. The food was so delicious will definitely be back. Thank you ironwood employee’s you rock

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Due to Covid, seating was basically in a tent in the parking lot. Very hot. No fans. Food was fair. Veggies tasted wilted and cold. Meats were good. Service was fair. Poor description of specials. Waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there. Drinks ran dry, with no offer for more. Overall, dinner was fair, but absolutely NOT worth the price.

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vipjohns
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Have been wanting to try this place for awhile. Servers and staff are great and the COVID setup is fine, especially if you can get to the back patio. Food just ok for a place known for its food.

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LeahS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place. Please survive the pandemic, Ironwood! The food is always fresh and delicious. The chef has a magical touch with veggies. Staffed with friendly, helpful, welcoming people. We have been ordering delivery since March and finally fined on their patio. Felt safe and respected with regard to personal space. Try it for the first time or go back if you have already experienced it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I especially enjoyed the tomato salad (pictures) and the speedy service. Nice outdoor seating. I will come back.

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vipCarie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous service and food! Craft cocktails are amazing too!

FAQs

Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 446-8772.

Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook is rated 4.8 stars by 1554 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.