Selanne Steak Tavern

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottD
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday - great service and outstanding food

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Jackiee
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always look forward to coming here whenever I get the opportunity. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is always outstanding. I get the Lord Stanley every single time and it seems to never disappoint! You can't really go wrong with anything on the menu!

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vipRonnie
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular Steve was our server Food was cooked to perfection

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ValorieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak was perfectly cooked. Everything we ate was incredible. From the bread and butter to the max n cheese and even my cocktail. Can’t wait to go back!

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viphighexpectations
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

For some reason after 3 attempts the kitchen just couldn’t get a steak to come out medium rare. That aside everything else was great especially the service. The bar manager, I believe his name was Neil, was beyond efficient. He more than tried to accommodate my steak loving wife but it just didn’t happen. Perhaps next time. Ps. Been there many times before and always 5*

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RobertM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Not the best place you can go for a steak.

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jimc
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, good wine and drink menu, steaks and vegetables were superb. Nice ending with a birthday mousse and pumpkin creme brûlée.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First of all, when we sat down, the table was extremely wobbly to one side. We asked the host if we could be moved - he responded with “yeah if you want to wait” when we had reservations. Then he brought over something to put under the table leg to balance which was great, but he was visibly annoyed he walked away without saying anything. Sorry - were paying $300+ for dinner, not an ideal first impression.

Our table was outside within the main walkway - so we had people walking back and forth our entire meal. Some with masks, some without. We did not feel comfortable.

Our food came. Filet mignon barely warm. Our side dish of carrots, not cooked all the way through.

The level of service we are used to when visiting Selanne’s was lacking, as was the quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food from start to finish!

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zackb
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best bone in ribeye I have ever had. Fantastic service. I just wish I could afford to go there more often.

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vipbilln
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was quite good. The oysters, scrimp, and steak were all excellent. Our server, Athena, is terrific. A good wine list, priced as most upscale steak houses, but few bargains.

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ArnoldG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were both excellent, but $36 for salmon, $52 for a serving of halibut and $13 for a side order of asparagus are a bit over the top for a place with TV's in the dining room and that advertises itself as casual dining...even for Laguna Beach

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CraigT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful evening. Always a pleasure to dine at Selanne's

We will back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 2 year anniversary. The best steak & sides we’ve ever had. The 12 oz filet does NOT disappoint. Truly an amazing experience and new favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service the same.

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vipDebbieT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Just book it!!!

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SeanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it’s a pleasure to trade my money for the great service, and excellent food and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love dining here. Despite all the craziness with COVID, they rose to the top and made a special night even better. Each time I come there food is better and better and the experience is a must for all who love high end food.

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Megan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Selanne Steak Tavern and it did not disappoint! Rafael was a fantastic server, and the food and drinks were amazing!

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PaulH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and cocktails. Due to COVID, outside seating was well distributed, but due to the nature of the street, sometimes uncomfortably loud (not the restaurants fault though). Would return for sure.

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NathonR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing nothing bad to say about the restaurant at all amazing for any occasion

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vipElanaL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our one of many times having dinner at Selanne, but first during the pandemic. we made reservations 3 weeks in advance when it was still outside dining only. When we arrived, there were no tables available outside, which we preferred, and because recently OC has allowed 25% inside diners we only had an option for inside table. The hostess had a little attitude about that, but we did not want to wait for outside, it was already 830pm.
We were escorted upstairs, more intimate section with wine cellar, which was fine.
Our Waitress, was very attentive and helpful with menu, which is much smaller than it was before.
We ordered soups, some apps and few mains with sides. all were delicious and prepared with love. We brought our bottle of wine, corkage $25, but they have a nice wine list.
Overall, very pleasant dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Dimitri, was wonderful and the food was even better! We had the Farmers Market Soup (Roasted Poblano)- that along with the complementary fresh bread were a delicious 1st course. My husband & I both had steaks. Both we cooked to perfection. We ordered the Mac and Cheese and the baby carrots for our sides - highly recommend both. We shared a pumpkin creme brûlée for dessert to complete our food coma.

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vipKellyG
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nigel was an amazing waiter and made the experience so enjoyable. Food and ambiance were beautiful

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Dontbetardyfortheparty
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall experience was great!!! We will return again hopefully when we can eat Indoors.. due to COVID, we had to eat outside and it was a bit hot... the sun was in my husband’s eyes while we ate...

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vipBellacinderelaa
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends for long overdue get-together since covid has impacted our socializing. Everything was incredible and the table up top was overlooking PCH, in my opinion, the best table in the house. i usually order steak but this time I ordered the Mary’s chicken - which I’ll now be craving from this point on! Service, ambiance, food and friends. A much needed positive experience, Thank you Selanne!

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vipJohnS
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Selanne’s is one of the best restaurants around.
Great menu with many great choices. The ambiance is excellent.

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vipMiaD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner - great wagyu and incredible sides. Definitely recommend the chowder, risotto and carrots in addition to the Lord Stanley

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BrianS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambience and service. Excellent wine list, too. They've done a great job with covid-19 modifications by bringing all dining tables outside to give the feeling of dining in a beautiful garden under string lights. Definitely pricey, but well worth it for a special dinner.

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DebraN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s choice for her birthday. Selanne’s never disappoints!

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TJJRC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was perfect. What more can I say. Highly recommended!

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vipCoraV
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time last Tuesday and we had a great time. The food was excellent and our server, Bonnie is the best.

Highly recommended and will definitely go back there again.

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vipMichelinQuest
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant. Even with a lunch menu, everything was impeccable and delicious as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was our Wedding Anniversary and we were staying at the Surf and Sand. I was actually told by a number of friend’s that Selanne’s was not worth the price. Half of our dozen oysters were awful. The server told us to get the mushrooms as a side instead of the carrots we wanted and neglected to tell us both of our entrees were covered with mushrooms. My husband’s entree was half raw and the other half med-rare. When he cleared our plates he should’ve apologized for recommending the mushrooms to us and taken it off our bill. The side of mushrooms were not touched. He also charged us for ourAnniversary dessert until I said something after purchasing a second dessert. We were not impressed with the food or the service, especially after we spent $445.00 for (2) guests. Next time we will eat at South of Nicks, or Glasspar where we always receive great service and enjoy amazing food for half the price. We will never be back.

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MikeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been here several times and this is one of our favorites. This time, it was a notch below. Sitting outside by the street was not ideal and we though the food was not up to par. Would probably not go back until you are able to sit inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonnie our server was fabulously

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Yummy dinner tonight. Kind of tricky rating ambiance due to Covid. We were sat at a table that was on a down hill slope, making it a bit uncomfortable. I called to inform them that we were celebrating my daughters 16th birthday, however, no mention was made. Overall a pleasant experience.

FAQs

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

Selanne Steak Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 2019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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