Selanne Steak Tavern

4.7
1617 reviews
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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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MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak on the planet, exellent service and relaxed feeling even I was dining with my 13 yrs old son.

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SS
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was great and we were seated upstairs in a quiet area for my wife's birthday. It was a great evening.

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JJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. We enjoyed it a lot. Service was top notch. Food was excellent. Very small and intimate restaurant. Highly recommended.

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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We came on a Tuesday at 5 PM and there wasn’t anybody else in our dining room. A little bit lonely but if we wanted more company we could’ve sat by the bar. The best part of my experience was leaving, I met Corey Perry at the door! That made it all worth it! I love the fact that the Ducks come and eat there on a regular basis. Awesome experience!

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ES
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful relaxed SoCal atmosphere in a sophisticated setting. Servers were attentive, friendly and chatty if you wanted them to be. The bar has several TV's if you are a single diner looking to be entertained. We shared the Lord Stanley Wagyu Chop, which is PLENTY for two and it was stunningly good. The a-la-carte dishes almost stole the show they are so good, the mixed mushrooms were full of layers of flavor, the mashed potatoes are silky smooth and the brussel sprouts were carmelized in a vinegar reduction. We didn't order appetizers and couldn't finish it all. The only thing we wanted was more by-the-glass wine options but that did not impact our evening.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great guest service. It was a bit to loud for a romantic dinner. Had a hard time having a conversation with my wife.

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D
Orange County
162 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner here to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Table in the bar area was small but food and service was good. Steaks are always delicious. The wedge salad is beautifully prepared and very good. Butternut squash soup is outstanding. Carrots were a nice addition to the menu and very tasty.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Scallops were the best ever! Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back. Loved the decor and vibe. Very cool!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for my Husband’s birthday. Service, food, wine, was all excellent.

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SO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointing time at Selanne Steak Tavern! I live in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada and have come to dine each visit to California. Service and food is all amazing!

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great!! And steak was worth the price!!! Also had a great selection of wine with prices being very reasonable!

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I requested a nice quiet table for our anniversary and they definitely delivered. The service was superb and the restaurant was very charming. They even decorated our desert plate with a Happy Anniversary message. My only complaint was that our steak was a bit tough for a filet. We got the 12 oz steak and it just wasn’t the famous sluce through like butter filet you would hope for at anvery expensive steak house. The rest of the food was amazing. Live the coffee and donuts. Overall a beautiful date!

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MH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening and food and service was so good, that we went back for Sunday Brunch

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RL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came here for dinner, and everything was fantastic! We had the Brussel Sprouts appetizer and the Wedge salad, both were absolutely delicious. We also shared the scallops. Our server was amazing, on top of everything and knew his stuff. I will definitely be back!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Over-cooked my steak (ordered rare, came medium). Server never seemed to be around and had to ask for him twice. Didn’t have the vintage of wine we ordered on the menu. Still charged the same price for everything.

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KC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. The decor and the ambience were spectacular as well as the Tuscan vibe with waterfalls and galleries. The food was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for our daughter-great experience for all!

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LO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening for a birthday celebration. It is pricey but worth the splurge.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great staff, fast service with good food. High prices for our economy but absolutely worth to visit. 9/10.

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LC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was AMAZING from the chicken and waffles to the bananas fosters french toast. The staff is extremely friendly and the service was outstanding. Do yourself a favor and visit Selanne Steak Tavern!!

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BN
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Beautiful location. I booked reservations for outdoor seating only to be placed at a small table next to the bar. It was loud and the individuals at the bar definitely didn't help with the ambiance in celebrating my 11 year anniversary. We were also disappointed when we ordered our dishes only to be told after the fact that neither were available (lobster & Waygu fillet). The food we ended up with was lovely but for what we paid I have been more satisfied attending other steak houses. Most likely will not revisit. Seems like a local place for a higher end community and seemed more like a sports bar with nice food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I think if we weren’t seated right next to the bar we would have had a much better experience — but I was very pleased with management clearing out the mass of people that was collecting around the bar without us having to ask. The service and food were excellent, great quality, cooked to perfection. We’ll be back to try more of the menu, everything looked so good.

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. The wagyu skirt steak has officially ruined all other steak for me. The whiskey cocktails I had were not great in my opinion, and I am a whiskey drinker, but my wife had the hat trick and that was very good.

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r
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was mediocre. They had run out of a few dishes by the time we arrived for our 700 reservation. We were seated by the bar which became very loud as the night wore on.

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DT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dinner. Every item was delicious! The patio was warm and cozy even on a cool rainy evening.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My rib steak was ordered medium rare. It came between medium and medium well. Also we were warned that the plates are very hot. Indeed, they were.

But the food was luke warm.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wagyu beef tartare was great just wish the kettle chips were bigger so i could scoop the beef up! The steak was phenomenal we got prime filet- Sides were excellent
Highly recommend mac n cheese! Will be coming back to try the lord stanley 🤤

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Great if special occasion!

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CP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please note that this review is based on seating in the bar area. the other areas of the restaurant were much quieter. I prefer the nice tables near the bar area with the hum of chatter and music.

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BI
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT SERVICE.....EXCELLENT FOOD....EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was WONDERFUL, and present. I even noticed him waiting until my husband finished speaking before he approached the table to check in on us. We will definitely be back! Thank you for helping me make my husbands birthday perfect!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my honey here for his birthday. Food was amazing as was the service and ambiance. Will definitely return

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good points: friendly waiter, well level of meal, easy ambience.
Bad points: meal was over salted, Manager tried to offer outsite terass although We made reservation in Restaurante and with baby.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ND
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was exceptional. This is probably our fifth time to Selanne's and it a is always simply wonderful.

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J
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great special occasion restaurant. Very high end food prep and service. Correspondingly priced very high end. My wife and I did have two glasses of wine each but with tip the tab was close to $300. It would not preclude us coming back when we can afford it -- the $150 gift card certainly helped.

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was exceptionall, food was surperior. It was an amazing experience due to the fact that I had my Finnish bosses with me and they chose this restaurant due to Teemu. They got to meet him in person and we were able to take photos.
Thank you again!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and exceptional service!

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EJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was a guy who has been there since it opened and he was awesome. Food was awesome. Great experience.

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AM
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food delicious. A bit noisy for fine dining. Loved it none the less.

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