Selanne Steak Tavern

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Selanne Steak Tavern, owned by Anaheim Duck legend Teemu Selanne and located in a quaint, historical home built in 1934, features an upscale casual neighborhood tavern and a traditional steakhouse. In addition to the absolute best steaks in Orange County, the Tavern offers great burgers, small plates, salads and appetizers as well as an extensive world class wine list, great specialty cocktails and craft beers. We look forward to the opportunity to provide you with an amazing Selanne experience!
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun

DS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant had the best food, especially califlower soup. Had rib eye and was excellent. Steven was excellent waiter. Very nice and not overbearing. Ambience nice. Prices avg for high-end restaurant. About $100/pp.

FC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This was one of my favorite restaurants in LB.

We had a late reservation and we where stuck in the outside patio.

After they took our order the servers disappeared. We tired to get an after dinner drink and we nobody to be found.

The bar was somewhat busy but I couldn’t get service at the patio.

A shame.

S
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were disappointed that request for tables via Open Table are ignored.

CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selanne's is my FAVORITE restaurant. They never disappoint.

S
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a special occasion type of place. Quaint and romantically setting with great service and great food!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its my first visitation, but excellent experience. Especially, scallops and macm cheese, many comment in SNS, were exactly Must-to-eat fishes. Dry-aged rib-eye was also truly out-standing.
SELLANNE is my legend in hockey, however I met new legend tonight.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents anniversary

RQ
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong at Selanne's. Not too much noise, great service, great lighting, and the steak ... Holy bawls. Shrimp portion a little small but expected with a high-end restaurant. Don't take my word for it. Go now!

MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a nice spot in Laguna for a dinner out with my girls. Food and service were amazing. Server had great knowledge of menu and was helpful. If I had any complaint at all it would be with value. Prices were high. But very good overall experience. I will go back.

DG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. Great food and service. Had a couple glasses of Moscato wine that was outstanding but waiter didn’t tell me name that I could understand. It was “La” something or other. Would love to know the name of the wine.

FC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends. Best place for steak in Laguna Beach. Great wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredible!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Food was fresh and delicious. Nigel is the BEST, funny and attentive with an extensive knowledge of the menu and food preparation. An overall great dining experience.

SD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought the wife here for her birthday Selannes made sure it was a special day for her highly recommend this place high class good food good drinks good people

V
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my daughters birthday, Everything was amazing. We can't wait to go back.

G
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, exceptional service! However, I would recommend turning the heating lamps off periodically as I was roasting outside. I also thought i reserved interior seating and was seated on the patio- not a huge issue but worth noting. More insight on the dress code would be appreciated on the website.
All in all wonderful time though!

DS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very disappointed in our steaks, no one told us that truffle butter would be placed on top of the steaks...it was way too overwhelming. The lighting in the restaurant is way too dark to even see your food. It is a weird feeling to eat with no lighting and them have something you would never have ordered on your steak. For the price, was very disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak cooked to perfection! Our server was awesome!

RG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I'm never disappointed when dining at Selanne Steak Tavern. Food is top notch and always consistent.

BJ
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were divine. The attire says casual, but most are dressed much nicer. Collared shirts, some with sport coats or sweaters, dresses, nice tops, etc. I assume they won't kick you out if you come in in shorts and a t-shirt but most everyone will have more formal clothing on.

m
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Great experience!

F
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were excellent, sides were okay. Service was spot on. Need more lighting near or on tables, difficult to see menu and to see your food in detail.

M
Orange County
107 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced and extremely loud. One does not expect loud and obnoxious behavior from the bar patrons when paying $245 for a fine dining experience. Most of the seating in this restaurant is centered around an oval bar and when bar patrons become overly loud, restaurant patrons are subjected to this. My husband and I had to scream across the small two top we were seated at in order to hear each other. This restaurant is very expensive and when looking for a fine dining experience we did not appreciate this sort of atmosphere.

LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I went with a big group and everyone was satisfied. I loved the risotto and steak.

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Been to Selanne’s many times but this was the best. . Miguel did a great job and the food was absolutely perfect. Thank you!!

DP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was so nice. Wonderful evening.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. My only suggestion is that the lighting is too dim to read the menu so It would be nice to have a back lit menu board.

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food and drink. We will definitely be going back.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nigel is amazing. He recommended food based on our preferences and was very attentive. Word of advice, get the scallops to start.

JG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

our waitres Athena was great.
the bartender in the bar was upbeat, friendly and attentive - was great as well, as we had our favorite beverages before dinner.
Although the dining area was way too loud. Yes, there was a table party right behind us, although the couple on the table next too us left asap, it was not easy to communicate.
It is understood this can happen, although the large party should have been in their own room/area if at all possible. We had a special occasion, and are going back this Sun Jan 12 for another BDay party, although we might stay in the bar and eat, since it was soooo much quitter than the dining area from Monday Jan 6.

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I have eaten here several times with my family and out of town guests and have loved the food! This time the food was just not good! Unfortunately, I will not be coming back.

DR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! 5 stars all around hands down.

GH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced and not transparent with pricing. Service was good. Steaks were very good. Avoid the lobster.

r
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good and service was superb. Wedge salad with bacon infused with blue cheese dollop, truffle oil risotto, mac and cheese were delicious. The steak was not a question!

MN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my best meals in 2019. Nigel, our server was excellent and set a high water mark for years to come. I had the rib eye. It was tender and very flavorful. My wife had the surf and turf and loved every bite. One of the highlights was the soup of the day. A mushroom soup that was creamy and spiced just right. We will definitely be back net time we are in Laguna Beach. Thank you for a wonderful night.

C
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an extremely pleasant experience-food quality and service were first-rate.

F
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit. The food and service were again outstanding. My only suggestions for improvement are :(1) the tables are a bit too small for a party of four especially if everyone has a wine glass and some shared food items, and (2) the lighting is so low that you can't read the menu without a flashlight and you can't see your food when it is served.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall outstanding. Only reason for 3 stars in food quality was the preparation of the stakes. The filet ordered was supposed to be black and blue, but came medium rare. It was still delicious, but for the price and specialty of the restaurant, this is a pretty significant oversight.

Other than that, everything was outstanding. All the food was delicious, and the service was top notch. There was never a point of anything less than total attentiveness by our servers.

Highly recommend. Will definitely return.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

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