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Selanne Steak Tavern, Laguna Beach, CA

Selanne Steak Tavern

4.9
4.9
2575 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 715-9881
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Vincent Terusa
  • Catering
    Private Catering is available for all of your events or special occasions
  • Private party facilities
    We have a space for every occasion. From special birthdays and anniversaries to baby showers and other milestone celebrations, you’ll enjoy outstanding cuisine, beverages and service in a comfortable, but elegant, Laguna Beach setting.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (949) 715-9881
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Cross street
    Mountain
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Within 1 block & seasonal free Laguna Beach shuttle
  • Entertainment
    Please call the restaurant for any entertainment offerings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Great for fine wines

  • Orange County

    Steakhouse

  • South Orange County

    Great for fine wines

  • South Orange County

    Steakhouse

2,575 Reviews
  1. Kzee

    Orange County

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was honestly better than I imagined. Service, food and ambience amazing. I think the best filet mignon I have ever had! I actually like other cuts better but can’t pay $180 for New York steak.

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  2. AnnetteW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Selanne's and it truly was a pleasure to have experienced it. The food, service and ambience was amazing. Highly recommend it to anyone!!

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  3. JeffreyY

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of four and each of us ordered a different entre. We were all very happy with the food and the Skirt Steak was beyond belief!! Service was great and we sat outside in an enclosure and it was very nice. We are looking forward to going back in the next few weeks.

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  4. RoyS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best steak house in Orange County. I had a 14oz Ribeye Cedar Rive with side of a Wild Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes. Enjoyed every bite.

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  5. VLCsoup

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my beautiful birthday celebration. Our server, our meal, ambience was perfection! This restaurant is just on another level!😋❤️

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  6. Winedude

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and courteous. Guillermo explained the menu and answered all of our questions. The food was served quickly and was prepared perfectly. Presentation was impressive. We're definitely coming back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable experience. If you are in the area and willing to spend the money, this place is incredible. Try the scallops!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food was amazing, drinks were good but the service was exceptional. Guillermo made our dining experience absolutely perfect!

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  9. Bavi

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    strong unpleasant fish smell in the restaurant and also it was really cold. overall I think this place if over-rated. I've had better food much cheaper.

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  10. RonS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Jay, our waiter was amazing. He had perfect food and wine suggestions.

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  11. Brandonandvalerie

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our dinner at Selanne Steak Tavern. We were sat at a table behind the bar, next to a window. Nice ambience. Dimitre as our server; very polite and knowledgeable. Started out with their delicious bread and Wagyu Beef Tartare. Then for our main course 8oz Filet Mignon and 14oz Ribeye. For our side Truffle Risotto; delicious and just the right amount of truffle. To finish off our meal we had the French press coffee for two. Enjoyed our meal and we will be back.

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  12. Simon

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my wife to celebrate birthday and V-day! It was a nice restaurant with good service. The food is as expected. It is a little pricy but we had a good time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellency service and excellent food really beautiful plates

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  14. MrsPaterson

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We genuinely enjoyed our server, Niguel. Our table was nice. The food and wine were exceptional. It is a lively setting around the bar. It was nice to visit this Laguna Beach treasure again

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. We will definitely come here again.

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  16. Anne

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed yhe excellent food, service and ambience at Selanne Steak Tavern. We will come again someday for a special occasion.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an exceptional first experience here for an anniversary dinner. Definitely worth it and will be coming back.

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  18. PamD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, as always! We enjoyed the food and the ambiance!

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  19. simplediner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here. Celebrating wife’s BD and Anniversary. What a great surprise. Ambiance was wonderful. Our server Raphael was just the best. Engaging and attentive but not intrusive The food was excellent. We had Caesar salad. It was terrific. The dressing was not over powering The 45 dry aged steak was prepared just right and salted bake potatoes were excellent We will be back

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  20. BrianV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner I have ever had. Jay was a fantastic server.

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  21. MichaelH

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had excellent service by Demitri. My Seabass was very tasty. My wife’s filet was slightly overcooked to her liking. However, it was also tasty. My cocktail was good but a bit more generous pour would have been appreciated.

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  22. Mac1

    Orange County

    144 reviews

    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. We loved our experience at Selanne and will be back again.

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  23. StevieMac

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Nice ambiance, great service. Food is very well done. Excellent bread with trio of butters. Steaks were top grade and well prepared. Prices are high, but a great experience.

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  24. JudithG

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner. wonderful ambience, excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back!

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  25. PatriciaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not as good as we’ve experienced in the past

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  26. Pablo

    Dallas

    73 reviews

    2.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Caesar salad and the soup of the day were both delicious but neither of the steaks were good one was over cooked and was was very tuff, waiter was ok but not great

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  27. TomH

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and service was incredible. Steaks were incredible! Will definitely be back.

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  28. DDdiner

    Salt Lake City

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall Selanne was a truly delightful experience with Jared and Brock providing absolutely exceptional service. The ambiance is divine. We were hoping the food would have been commensurate with reviews we read yet that area was a little disappointing as we really wanted to LOVE it. Perhaps the chef caters more to a more mainstream audience with simply adding salt for flavor but the the cioppino, salmon, broccolini and spinach all had a so-so taste to them, especially for the prices they charge. I would highly recommend Selanne for the beautiful setting and staff, maybe other food items would live up to the expectations/hopes for such a lovely establishment?!

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  29. LEGDining

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at Selanne. What an amazing experience. The food was outstanding, the service was friendly and our server was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the food and drink items. And, again, the food was beyond delicious. As proof, before we left we booked for a few days later. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  30. kennethB

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steaks, the drinks, the oysters and the people. We had an amazing night. Cannot recommend enough. Pricey yes, but well worth every penny.

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  31. LindsayG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend eating here and ordering a steak and the mac and cheese.

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  32. LeslieA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Excellent service. I can’t wait to go back.

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  33. AndrewC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner for my wife's birthday. Food was excellent as was the service.

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  34. alyssaB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most fabulous dinner at Selanne’s. The service was exceptional and the food is the best in Laguna. The starter scallops, beef Tatar, and oysters are a must try

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing service on top of the delicious food!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jay was the best! He was super considerate and made his recommendations were perfect. He helped make the experience great!

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  37. NeilA

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little too loud. We were with another couple and it was very difficult to have a conversation

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Bread, oysters, scallops, steak, mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and cocktails

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  39. CatherineC

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Selannes for my son’s birthday. He is a foodie and was very impressed. All 3 of our meals were excellent! Thanks for a great experience.

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  40. ScottB

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place ,food was amazing veto was was great,we will be back

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Selanne Steak Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-9881.

Selanne Steak Tavern is rated 4.9 stars by 2575 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Selanne Steak Tavern

1464 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mountain
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Within 1 block & seasonal free Laguna Beach shuttle
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vincent Terusa
  • Entertainment
    Please call the restaurant for any entertainment offerings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 715-9881
  • Catering
    Private Catering is available for all of your events or special occasions
  • Private party facilities
    We have a space for every occasion. From special birthdays and anniversaries to baby showers and other milestone celebrations, you’ll enjoy outstanding cuisine, beverages and service in a comfortable, but elegant, Laguna Beach setting.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (949) 715-9881
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