Two Left Forks - Irvine

4.4
273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Two Left Forks Restaurant offers upscale uniqueness in a casual, friendly setting. The beautifully designed Mid-Century restaurant introduces traditional, classic cuisine with a progressive, California twist. Chef Rob Hines’ modernized take on sophisticated dishes melds beautifully with crafty cocktails and Orange County’s already-popular Most Wanted List of rare wines by the glass. From our “Bites” menu that begins with Hazelnut Crusted Goat Cheese Croquettes, to the very last entrée on our menu, our best-selling Pistachio-Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb, everyone at the table will assuredly discover their own perfect dining experience!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(949) 387-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wow, why did it take so long to come here? Food was excellent and service was superb.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The air conditioning was blowing straight down from the ceiling. One of our partyghad to go to the car to retrieve and wrap himself in a blanket. Attempts to lower the blower twice by the waiter were futile.

The air conditioning duct should not blow directly down on the tables but rather should be defused horizontally.

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C
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Many reasons to like this place...very good food and service, generous portions, child friendly, large dining room.

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OT
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I felt let down by all the hype. The food was fresh, but relatively flavorless. The Cesar salad was possibly the worst salad I’ve ever eaten. It was dripping with dressing that I could not taste. The lettuce was chopped into tiny, yellow pieces. There were few croutons included, but nothing else. My wife had the BLTA at the recommendation of our server with a promise that “they put tons of avocado on it,” but only enough avocado to cover less than 15% of the sandwich. She was not too worried about it, though, because her chair, unbeknownst to me, was covered with long blonde hairs that were creeping her out. At least she liked her fries.

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n
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Started by letting us know that they were leaving Open Table. Suggested we reserve via Yelp.

When ordering we discovered that 3 items on the menu which we wanted were not available (they ran out , 6PM Thursday).

Placed seemed about 1/2 full.

Our assessment is that this place will not last much longer. Gives off "Going Out of Business" vibes.

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BC
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A super fun evening with four of us sharing eight starters. Everyone of the starters was delicious.
Great food, excellent preparation and first class presentation. Highly recommended.

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MA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was very relaxing, the service was very attentive but not intrusive and the menu choices had something for everyone. I would recommend Two Left Forks to my friends.

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ME
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Their service was excellent, and the menu looked incredible. Unfortunately, their AC broke on the hottest day of the year, and it was simply too hot to stay and eat. But again, great people, tasty looking menu..we will be back when it cools off!

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OT
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for everyday dining, covered patio, contemporary American dishes, friendly service.

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WC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here for dinner on a Sunday evening. Service a bit rushed for uncrowded room, but otherwise pleasant dining experience. Get the black cod or short ribs.

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PP
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening for a farewell dinner before moving out of town. Each guest had a different menu choice and each thoroughly enjoyed their selection. Service was spot on and catered to specific needs (dietary requirements). Would highly recommend. Too bad we discovered it the night before moving away!!

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KP
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely new restaurant. The beet salad was delicious, the service friendly and attentive. They were able to serve us and get us out on time. Good for business lunches.

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s
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surprise, easy to find. Good anti big franchise for irvine. Creative menu. Great service staff. We'll be back.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time brunching at Two Left Forks, it great! Our waiter was excellent! My girls (4 &3) loves the patio section . Inside they had nice music and the unlimited mimosas weren’t too bad either!

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OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Abdolutely fabulous service from Andrew and fantastic food..

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a good atmosphere and excellent service.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All around good experience. Food choices were good and all at our table were happy with their dish. We'd recommend it to others.

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O
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant. As always the service fantastic and food nicely presented. Nice wine selection and specialty cocktails.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great place! I had never heard of it and found it on Open Table. We went their for father’s day and the whole family was pretty impressed, and they are not easy to please. Good menu, good food, and good service!

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TL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Mike was awesome. Very attentive but didn't rush us to place our orders. Very professional and an all around good guy!

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RK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinner out at 2 left forks was excellent. Greeted promptly at the door and seated right away on open air patio. Selected bottle of wine for the libation of the evening. Starter was the short rib poutine. Was excellent and perfect size for 2. Entrees were the halibut and braised short rib. Halibut was cooked to perfection. Moist and flakey. Short rib was tender and fork pull apart. Overall experience was perfect for the lass and I. Will be returning 😎

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing experience for our anniversary dinner. Timing of appetizers to entrees coming out was off. Over cooked food, no one refilling drinks.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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J
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great and service fantastic. We lingered and never felt pressured to rush.

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MC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Manager super nice but the waitress gave us a Bad service. We came for the second time and didn’t have a food experience.
We went for breakfast. We ordered OJ and it was definitely either from concentrate or a can. Was very wattery. I ordered steak and eggs. Steak was suppose to come with a demiglace sauce and I ordered it medium. It came over cooked and no sauce. Some back waiter brought us the food which had no salt. I had to wait for ever to see the waitress and ask for some salt and pepper, by the time they brought it food was cold . We also ordered a coffee and a cappuccino which she forgot to bring.
It was a family gathering and the whole situation ruined the moment

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for graduation dinner. Everybody enjoyed what they ordered. Service was good.

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US
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice place to eat. The food is good, the service was extremely friendly.

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CA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Had a goat cheese salad - it was outstanding

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OT
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great contemporary American food in a casual setting with an outdoor patio. Attentive service and very pleasant ambiance.

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BH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks Nice atmosphere Easy access from freeway

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OT
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this place. Amazing food and service!

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M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend for a delayed 50th birthday. We were there for 3 1/2 hours catching up. Esther, our server was great. She was attentive without being intrusive and never seemed bothered by the fact we stayed so late. The food was delkicious. Love the atmosphere. Nice not to have to fight for a parking spot. Loved it!

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a chance based on a web search and good reviews. Went for my wife's birthday. It was a lovely evening. Excellent food for the price and service outstanding. Too cool to eat outside, but hope to dine outside in the future. Nice decor, nice bar area, seems fairly quiet. We will return and recommend to others.

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BT
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New place in Irvine. Went for brunch. Plenty of menu choices for all tastes. Nice ambiance. Outdoor and indoor seating. Quiet, yet busy. Food was well prepared and everyone enjoyed their meals. Will return to try out more menu items.

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D
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant. We brought friends with us to celebrate a birthday. We would highly recommend it to other friends.

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D
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was good. Will be coming back

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FD
Orange County
178 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The fish fry was 'mushy' with very salty french fries. The prime rib sandwich was okay but not worth the price. The wait service was really slow and not attentive, given that the restaurant was almost empty. This was our first time at Two Left Forks. We won't be patronizing it again.

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O
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Fantastic food, service and ambiance

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DS
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service is great and you have to try the bread pudding simply amazing

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent!! Portion sizes were great! Best of all were the bottomless mimosas!

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