Selanne Steak Tavern

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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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E
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Steven our server was excellent, very attentive, very friendly and explained everything perfectly. The food is amazing, especially the mac’ncheese!!!

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with the food, drinks and service. Great atmosphere and the best steaks and bar in Laguna.

DC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Miguel and Emi!!! Really enjoyed our time there Food was delicious!!

D
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. The steak was perfect along with all the sides. Second time eating here and it will not be our last.

AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.. literally everything was perfect. The venue/food/service.
I’ll be back

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Enjoyed the food a lot!!! Loved the smaller dining room we got to sit. Made it more intimate and were really able to enjoy each other without having to talk over a noisy large dining room

ME
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 3rd time to eat here. Every time has been wonderful. Our waiters could not have been more attentive. We felt pampered. The food was beyond delicious and the presentation was so beautiful. The beet "ravioli" salad is a work of art!

BM
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Can't wait to go back!!

F
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and presentation all perfect

L
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st time to this restaurant and won’t be the last. Excellent on all levels. I’ve already started recommending it to friends.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

All was great but the food was EXTREMELY salty. We got 2-8oz fillets, scallops, rib eye as well as risotto and mac & cheese. The scallops were fantastic but the other entree items were extremely salty. Great flavor once you got past the salt, but for the price, I thought it could have been better. My wife and I have gone here many times and this was her pick for her bday dinner. It’s always been 5 stars but this night it was off.

We will definitely go back though.

l
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We called a bit earlier prior to reservation to see if we can add 2 more to our table. They said they were packed in and there was no way to accommodate us. Our dinner was at 5 pm. The place only had about 4-5 other tables occupied until about 7:00 and still up until closer to 8 when we left
there were even 2 additional sits right next to us open with an additional empty chair in the right corner next to me.
I was truly very disappointed the whole evening due to that.
Dimitri and staff were fantastic. The food was good. The smoke n fashioned divine.

KK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selannes is an old school High end Steak place. The menu is standard for that type of fare. Lots of meat, a couple types of fish,a couple types of potatoes and a handful of vegetable and salad and appetizer options. They stand out for their preparation. Always perfect. The service is excellent and I love the low ceilings and comfortable decor. It can get a little noisy if you’re seated next to the bar but it’s fun. One of my favorite places.

R
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice looking place for prime steaks. While our initial waiter was a bit indifferent, after we asked for another server, the service was professional. All the apps were good and the steaks were prepared exactly as ordered. We would come back next time we are in Laguna.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think you can use butter knife on the steak! So good!

V
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food:
The food was outstanding. Steak was melting in my mouth. My wife declared the soup was amazing.
The desert selection was limited.

Service:
It was about closing time and the service was taking too long to appear.

Ambiance:
It was very noisy room. Also extremely dark to the point that I had to use the light on my phone to read the menu.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love good food and consider ourselves massive foodies. This is probably one of our favorite steak restaurants around. Their sides are fabulous and the truffle butter in eat steak is fantastic. Our server was absolutely amazing as well! Can’t wait to come back!

JH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. We will be back!

LB
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food was fabulous as always.

SK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very slow getting food. Food was good, not outstanding. Ambiance was so so.

ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great! Tables were close together.

HR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Our filet mignon was really super salty and rather tough, we’ve had way better elsewhere. Not accustomed to seeing a scoop of butter on top of the filet. The potato purée was also salty as well as the sautéed mushrooms. Now service, we had better service from the bust boy who pretty much attended to our needs better than the waiter who hardly came around. They didn’t even offer to take the shell off the lobster. This place was recommended by a friend and we thought to bring friends from out of the country to this experience, bad idea. I won’t be recommending this restaurant to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin (the Bartender) and Michael (our Waiter) were an absolute pleasure! I had a friend in town from Atlanta and they treated us so well. They were so knowledgeable and not to mention the food was INCREDIBLE. Highly recommend the steak, lobster, but most importantly the Scallop appetizer! It was out of this world, I’ll be traveling down in the future just for that dish alone!

NR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the service was very helpful. Only drawback was that our family of four were sat next to a work outing having a celebration. Not a big deal but maybe a heads up on seating planning for the restaurant hosts.

The wedge salad and Ribeye Strake was Amazing.

KL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, large portion size & wonderful service. Love the dimly lit romantic atmosphere.
Would be great if the restaurant had a no cell phone policy so we didn’t have to hear other diners cell phones loudly ringing during our meal, which happened twice last night.

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only negative was we were seated in the bar and it was very loud

W
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our experience was okay overall. We wanted a nice dinner to celebrate my birthday so we decided to go to Selanne’s. When we were about to get seated, the hostess took us into the “main dining” area that was across from the bar. We barely had room to sit and couldn’t hear each other talking. We asked to be moved to a quieter area. We were seated and greeted by our server. He seemed to be more interested in the other tables of business men. I was starving and we had ordered our drinks. We saw the waiter bring bread to other tables but we never got any. We literally sat there for at least 10-15 minutes without being offered the bread to start eating while we drank our wine and looked at the menu. I had to ask one of the bus boys to bring us some because our waiter wasn’t interested in coming by to ask if we needed anything. Our dinner was nice, the steaks were cooked well. At the end of eating our meal, though, we were confused on where our server went because he never came to ask if we wanted our leftovers packed up. It took forever. I expect a lot more from a higher end restaurants like this. We normally go to Fleming’s or Ruth’s and will probably be going back to them instead. It is a shame that the service isn’t up to our standards.

V
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! I’m a big fan of steaks and went to every steakhouse in New York and Boston. Selanne’s Lord Stanley Cut was one of the best steaks I’ve had. The prawn bisque was the best! The service was great, our waiter had my every request fulfilled. We would definitely be back soon :)

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great staff, great food and cocktails. We'll be back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary, and they brought us a special dessert to share.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, and the service excellent. Awesome environment, we really liked the outdoor seating too.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. I would rate the food, service, and friendliness all a 5 out of 5. Fabulous dining experience. My only negative comment is - this was our first visit to the restaurant and we were seated in the bar area. As the crowd arrived, it became very loud and it was extremely hard to hear each other, I feel that the hostess should have warned us or mentioned to us that this area becomes a little noisy.

BR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Selannes prior to attending the theater to celebrate our 39th anniversary. The food and service were fantastic. We were seated in the upstairs dining room which has more of a quiet and romantic atmosphere.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding every time

AG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful experience!

GG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, we will definitely dine here again next time we are in the area.

CH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Selanne's. The service was superb, including congratulating us by name when we arrived, and with a special dessert. My Rib Eye was laden with salt, but the meat was terrific. My wife's Wagyu skirt steak was cooked to perfection - to the rare side of medium rare. Great flavor. The mac and cheese is fo' real! A great experience, and we will be back (but I will ask for less dry rub on my steak).

C
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, we set near the bar. The upstairs had a private party, so we couldn’t get a table there. The Mac n cheese is fantastic, as well as my filet mignon.

B
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat on the terrace. I didn’t like the fact we were seated next to a loud group when the place was empty, but I got over it when they piped down a bit. The food was excellent. The surf & turf was a good value as the lobster was larger than expected & cooked perfectly. The shrimp appetizer was cooked perfectly. The steaks (I had waygu flatiron) were cooked perfectly. It was wonderful food, in a nice atmosphere.

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