Ironwood, Cellar.Craft.Cook

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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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was Great ,I didn't like our table Should have requested a Booth

n
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to eat and enjoy craft cocktails. I was slightly disappointed with the menu and wished there were a few more choices, but overall, very interesting food.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent- food and service terrific!

SB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Good portion sizes to boot. My only gripe is that when they charged me a "celebration dessert" when I had not asked for one. If you are going to offer something as a gift for celebrating something (in this case an anniversary) don't charge them for it

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Ironwood is the best. Great way to end the week! Great food and Great service. We have been there a dozen times and always enjoyable.

MT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, variety of drinks, Linda our server has waited on several groups I've brought there and she is one of the best.

D
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really interesting choices, the mushrooms were amazing! Enjoyed the Branzino and will definitely go back again.

NI
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing staff! I went there on Labor Day with a friend! Staff was but best and friendly. We both order a few drinks. Would def recommend the snozzberrby!! We share an order of the duck wings, would highly recommend!! We split the bone in rideye which was perfect!! Work well and the mash and veg were a perfect side for a perfect steak!! We ended out dinner with another cocktail and the creme brûlée which I highly recommend!!

JS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food and service is excellent...super knowledgeable and professional staff...Manager is great!!

P
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative food with a seasonal twist! Great cocktails,!

OT
Los Angeles
173 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great!

ND
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef is amazing! Service great. We keep going back!

CJ
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The presentation is above average. They well accommodated my wife's allergies which is always essential and we brought friends this time. We will be back.

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Nina, our waitress, was superb and engaged. All her recommendations were on point! Thanks, Nina!

DA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find...inconspicuous location in a strip mall and there is this Gem.... OMG it was superb... everything was...from service to the food the quality of ingredients and location....so happy to find a high quality restaurant nearby ...wine selection good and food was fabulous. Very happy with choice....

j
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We've been to Ironwood a few times over the past couple of years. Great food and good service. The cocktails are awesome and Jake at the bar always delivers! The layout of the restaurant is just so-so. Twice we have sat in a row of tables where your fellow diner is two feet away from you, which takes away any privacy you would like to have with your dining partner. A lot of restaurants are laid out like this, I guess to get more people in, but I don't like it and my rating reflects it. We will continue to go back because of the other attributes, but we will request better seating.

KD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I Ladd that one question is the noise, albeit important, we enjoy ourselves so we never have an issue. The staff are super attentive and the choices are top notch. Rib eye YES! Scallops YES! Drinks ... I think we’ve tried each signature cocktail and it’s always 2 rounds for sure for the table. Great value, excellent drinks and selection. Glad to review KDinOC

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there about 5:30 for a co-worker’s Birthday. I’m trying to start a diabetic diet, so I wasn’t sure how it would work out this time. After perusing the menu, I realized that I could have just about anything on the menu because it’s all natural healthy food. So I had the salmon served on a bed of quinoa,baby tomatoes and bay greens, etc. it was amazingly delicious. My co-workers had the lamb shank and the sea bass and had the same reaction as I did! Our meal was preceded by the yummiest mushroom ravioli starter ever. The service was perfect, very unobtrusive and helpful. By the time we left, the other tables were filled, but it remained a pleasant visiting atmosphere in the room. We were greeted, welcomed and thanked for coming. We’ve always had a very nice experience dining here, but we all agreed that this one was the best mainly because of the food and the professional wait staff. We’ll definitely be back soon.

TS
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a totally unexpected gem of a restaurant hidden in a random mini-mall (strip center) in Laguna Hills. Most of the patrons were my age, and I brought my adult children to celebrate my birthday. They LOVED it. My son had the giant meatball, and it filled him up (amazing feat!). My Daughter loved the lamb and I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops (can I get just one more?)
Perfect for couples or date night. Agreat wine list, wonderful ambiance and our server Courtney was perfect for the job! Five stars!

DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Ironwood about 6 times and have always had an excellent experience. The food, craft cocktails, and staff are absolutely fantastic. It even has a nice view of the Saddleback mountains from its perch on the corner of a strip mall (no, you wouldn't expect such an outstanding restaurant at this little strip mall). It's always a special treat to get to talk to Russ (the owner) when he is around; he does try to stop by each of his restaurants almost every night. He is a great guy and clearly gets a lot of pride and joy from his restaurants. He deserves all the success he has achieved and then some.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best burger that I ever had, so good. The foods were awesome as the service. It was our first time trying this restaurant and we defiantly will be back.

OC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, beautiful place - great outdoor seating. I love the schnitzel and vegetables. Where do you find schnitzel in Orange County?! Here - its delicious. The lamb is incredible as well. Great appetizers, great food and a good wine list. I brought my mom who just celebrated her 85th birthday and just retired from a full-time job as a controller. She was impressed with her lamb and can't wait to go back and try something else. It was a terrific celebratory dinner. Staff are spot on.

T
Phoenix
113 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from start to finish!

S
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat at Ironwood. The food and service is the best in the Laguna Hills area.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how wonder this restaurant was. The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the ambiance great. The view of the mountains is also wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

AJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and timed perfectly. We were able to enjoy every course without feeling rushed. BEST COCKTAILS EVER! the ginbow slice was an adult snow cone and so much fun !!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attentive service. The rib eye steak was huge, perfectly cooked and super delicious. Will definitely return!

J
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience catching up with great friends over an incredible meal! The service was very accommodating and the food was delicious! We’ll definitely be back!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, as always enjoy dining at Ironwood. Great food , fantastic service !

JP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iller service great bar tender makes a great Gibson. Will keep coming back

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. A bit disappointed that they removed the crab/beet appetizer from the menu even though it was still on the on-line menu.

TS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with delicious food and great service

JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for a birthday celebration dinner. The reception was warm and everyone was super friendly. Food was abundant and had great presentation. We were fully satisfied. We sat outside - it was very loud inside - to be expected for a Saturday night prime time. It was a surprising experience for a restaurant located in a shopping center. Definitely a worthy of a revisit sometime soon.

m
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent, especially the lamb shank dinner this time! Service also above and beyond. Best restaurant in the area.

CJ
Orange County
71 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ironwood is a great restaurant. My wife has some difficult allergies so I called the restaurant on a non-busy hour and spoke with Gabe who is one of the owners. Gabe assured me that my wife would be taken care of and he was right. We each had an awesome meal. She got the Branzino which after her first bite announced that it was "awsome." I got the giant meatball which was excellent. Gabe stopped by to see if all was well and it was! One surprise is that the plating presentation was outstanding! Not only did the food taste delicious but it was beautiful. I don't usually take photos of food but I did this time. We will be back and we will bring friends!

AS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ironwood is impeccable from the top down. Their level of customer service sets the bar for other restaurant to behold. We love the food and the service! Everyone needs to go to and experience this wonderful restaurant!

JE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite date night spot! As usual the watermelon and tomato salad was to die for! Next up was roasted beets app which was so fresh and amazing! Had the branzino and Zinfandel-braised Napa Lamb shank as mains which was amazing!! The creme brûlée was spot on!

LV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here after hearing so much about this new restaurant. Loved the food and our experience with our waitress, Linda, was outstanding! I'd like to see a few more menu choices, but over all the quality and taste of the food was wonderful. We are still talking about the Chicken Schnitzel & giant Meatball!

BB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and I must say the service was excellent, everyone waiting on us were very friendly and the food was delicious. The whole experience was awesome. Definitely will return and will also bring friends. Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner.

W
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had early dinner on Saturday date night. Both my wife are trying to eat healthy and found several options on the menu. Enjoyed the seared scallops and Branzino with fresh grilled vegetables. Nice wine list and great view from the patio.

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