Selanne Steak Tavern

4.7
1535 reviews
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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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Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I got the ribeye and my girlfriend got the filet, I still can’t decide which one I liked more. The service was outstanding. We will definitely be coming back

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selanne's is great all around. It has fabulous food, outstanding service, and all of their personnel are attentive to every detail from the minute you walk in to when you leave. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best brunches in town. What a great healthy, tasty brunch!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Sat us outside without asking. Food was average. Service was annoyingly attentive.

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W
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. As always. This is my favorite steakhouse in Orange County!

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DH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was Jesse. He was very knowledgeable as well attentive as was all of the staff

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RR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite place to eat!!! Best steak and wine list!!! A must on the scallops as well!!!

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed the good food and the delightful atmosphere and service. Great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I have had yet. Steak cooked perfectly, the brussel sprouts were delicious, the mac n cheese was out standing, the mushrooms were amazing. I am definitely coming back again

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j
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday...

Great dinner with wonderful service and great ambiance...

A fantastic choice for a very happy occasion.

Thank you...

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QS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The scallops appetizer was delicious but overpriced for only 2 scallops ($22), should have had at least 4 pieces. My filet minion was aged well with lots of flavor. The house homemade Moscow mule was exceptional. My wife Kristen had the rib-eye which was well marbled and flavorful. The brussel spouts were overcooked and a little soft and sulfuric but well seasoned. The mac and cheese was heavy and under salted. The coffee and donuts desert had a light coffee flavor throughout the ice cream which was perfect. The beignets were fried perfectly and were much lighter than I excepted. Overall the food was good, but the inside seating was very loud and noisy. I thought for such a nice restaurant in was kind of tacky to have the NFL game on. It made it feel more like a casual Friday night bar instead of a classy romantic place.

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M
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service!

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RP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Looking forward to visiting again.

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t
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing (Dimitri) my husband and I had a wonderful evening thank you!!

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b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We were on time (7pm) yet greeted as if we were 30 minutes late. We were sat at a table on the edge of a hall and the bar. Not a good atmosphere.

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JC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 and every one of us thought the food, ambiance and service was exceptional. It is not inexpensive but the value is certainly there. We had an phenomenal dining experience!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant everything was five stars from the service to the food!

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AM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we have had an exceptional anniversary night at Selanne Steak Tavern. They are definitely the gold standard of food and service. Our table in the loft of the restaurant provided a beautiful setting for our evening. It was ready when we arrived, per our reservation. Our server and supporting staff were professional, warm and welcoming and well timed with their service. The flavors and presentation of the food and wine were divine. We are so pleased that we trusted the Selanne Steak Tavern team with our special evening again.

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OT
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I have been to Selanne several times as well as the better known Mastros Ocean Club. In short, the steak at Selanne, waygu filet, waygu flat iron and short ribs were 5 star and frankly, better than Mastros. Everything else palled in comparison, the service was awful, the room too noisy, the waiter, Nigel was incompetent, and the side dishes were 2 star and that is generous. The brocollini was limp, over cooked and over seasoned. Here is a sample of how the service from Nigel went. I asked about the Bordeaux, where was it from in Bordeaux, what part? His answer France, do you want to try it? Sure, maybe you could look at the bottle, I said. He brought me a Cote du Rhône, Syrah from the Rhône River Area, oops. And on it went, never improving. Good luck. Steaks are great, the rest not so much.

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DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

The Host could care less if we had a reservation or not. We where celebrating our anniversity and he first tried to put us outside in the tent then stuck us in the bar area. We will never come back.

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F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner experience at Selanne. The table we had was tucked upstairs in an elegant dining area. Our wait staff was excellent, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks and food were served at a comfortable pace, and we never felt rushed or neglected-tho the restaurant was chock full for the holiday. The food was delicious too. We will definitely visit again and recommend it to others in the future.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for Christmas Eve dinner here with the family. It was divine and everyone agreed it was one of, if not the top dining experience we’d ever had. The food was so good it was a problem. We all ate too much. The service was the best ever. Vito was our sommelier, but he was more like the master of our meal, handling all the recommendations, our orders and all of our questions. He spent a lot of time chatting with us and never looked rushed or too busy. The ambiance was charming - as nice as it could be given a location without a view.

For apps we had the diver scallops, chestnut soup (both to die for), the steak tartare and beet ravioli. Then for dinner we split the Lord Stanley Cut steak and prawns. We also ordered sides - mushrooms and the Mac and cheese. Steak was insanely good. It was agreed around the table that the mac and cheese was a best ever. Coffee and doughnuts dessert put the nail in the coffin.

It basically ruined our Christmas meal because everyone was still too stuffed to eat the next day and all food was a disappointment thereafter.

Go hungry and save your pennies but it’s worth it!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve Dinner

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food 8oz filet was out of this world, we had 2 filets and split an order of Brussels sprouts and 2 beers, was a little pricey but everything else was phenomenal!

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DE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Dined with my son for a pre holiday dinner. Black Manhattans to start with sweetbreads and short rib prepared to perfection.

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H
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always. Braised short ribs melted in mouth. Mac & cheese is divine.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and wonderful

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first trip to the restaurant and my wife and I had a wonderful experience. There is truly nothing negative we can say. The food, service, atmosphere were awesome. There was never a moment we felt rushed and we were able to just enjoy our time without kids. We will definitely be dining there again soon.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated in the bar next to a load and obnoxious table of attorneys. The food was beautiful. The steaks were some of the best I’ve ever had.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I have ever had. Great experience.

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L
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and the food was on par as usual

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v
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love selannes never disappoints. Service was wonderful and food was delicious

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. He had the skirt steak, and I had the filet mignon. We shared the broccolini & mac and cheese. The food was all to die for. Service was outstanding. We had scallops as an appetizer and we shared the wedge salad. My husband said this was the best meal he’s ever had! I have to agree. We must go back.

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SO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday brunch. Try the chicken and waffles! Had a great time and will come back again.

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i
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch menu and food are amazing staff friendly and energetic. Mr & Mrs. Sellane are gracious hosts!

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F
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food perfectly prepared. Excellent service. A bit on the noisy side, but well worth the visit. We will go again.

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MW
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a restaurant of great architectural building, interiors , elegant , private upstairs down stairs perusing the menu a small perfect for two loaf of pull apart warm bread, with softened butter and a tomato lightly spiced coulis arrives.. they have a starter w/ beet , chèvre, chefs touch...... note worthy item, steak tartare with quail egg, the à la carte sides in silver containers are plentiful.. i cold go on, but will save it for next time......

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MM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special night deserves a special restaurant. Such elegance from such a renowned name in hockey, Selanne’s delivers in all the right places. The atmosphere is intimate and the cuisine is immaculate. A proper dinner will set you back a pretty penny, so save the date for one that truly matters.

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OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and have been numerous times. The staff, food is bar far the best I have had.

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JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We were all looking forward to our dinner at Selanne Steak Tavern, to celebrate one of our friend's return to CA, and we booked a table for 4. The service was very good and we really liked the historic home ambiance. BUT.....We were SO very disappointed in our meals.. the fish entree that 2 of our friends ordered was extremely salty they both disliked it and left more than half of the entree on their plates. I ordered the salmon entree and it was good. Not great but good. My caesar salad was very good.
My other friend order the scallops and said that they were overly salty as well. She ate 2 out of the 4 scallops, because of the saltiness which was a turn off. We also had a side of the brussell sprouts and they were delicious. The bread served was average at best. We each ordered a specialty martini and they were very good but not outstanding. Overall I will NEVER return to Selanne Steak Tavern and will not recommend. So disappointed.

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