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About Selanne Steak Tavern

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!

1464 South Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Mountain

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 715-9881

Website:
http://www.selannesteaktavern.com/

Entertainment:
Please call the restaurant for any entertainment offerings.

Catering:
Private Catering is available for all of your events or special occasions

Parking Details:
Valet parking $6.00 in alley directly behind restaurant off Mountain St.

Public Transit:
Within 1 block & seasonal free Laguna Beach shuttle

Executive Chef:
Joshua Severson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We make your events special! Please feel free to inquire about our services.

Selanne Steak Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Special Occasion (37)
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Good for Birthdays (31)
Romantic (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (21)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Live Sports (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had been wanting to come to Selanne's for some time. We stayed at the Surf and Sand and were delighted to find out that the restaurant was within walking distance. It was very crowded due to large holiday parties but they were able to squeeze us in earlier than our reservation. We had a fantastic waiter and the food was amazing! It was the BEST mac and cheese I have ever had...and I am a mac and cheese connoisseur! We look forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Disappointed as they didn't even acknowledge my birthday even though the reservation stated so. Was seated in the bar area, it was very loud and hard to enjoy dinner. Second time they've not acknowledged my birthday and my fiance's a couple years prior.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Side dishes were outstanding. Ribeye steak was very average to poor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was my first time there, it was a magical evening. Worth every penny!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Steaks were ok, definitely a notch below maestros or bungalow. Server was very good. Kitchen screwed up our order which certainly detracted from our experience. Sides were average. Soup of the day was very good.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Best steaks of any steakhouse with impeccable service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

wow what an event
one has to save up for the price but so worth it best best steak and duck had in a long time
love the place

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was our first time at Selannes. The food was superb and the service was very top notch. It was a chance to have a long needed one on one with my wife and we weren't disappointed. Excellent meal and time together. Will be back soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We celebrated my son’s birthday and it was an amazing experience. We had the private room for 10 yet we were still part of the action. Food and service was amazing, can’t wait to go back again💞🥂

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Spent Thanksgiving dinner with my girlfriend. Food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent in every way :)

We arrived for thanksgiving dinner and left very happy with another great holiday dinner under our belts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food, ambiance and hospitality were all amazing as is always the case here and we will continue to come back as we always do for our anniversary's and anytime we want to experience great food and a great night out!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our favorite restaurant ever!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Awesome honeymoon experience. Greetings and congcratulations to Teemu.Sari & Jukka, Espoo, Finland

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our night out couldn't have been more perfect. What a beautiful restaurant. Incredible food. Our server's name was Miguel and he was fantastic!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything is top tier... unfortunately except for the food. Exceptional staff, including the very knowledgeable sommelier. Both interior and exterior are picturesque. Food however... oyster wasn't fresh, all the sides tasted the same because they were drenched in cream and butter, and the wagyu steak wasn't seasoned properly... cooked fairly, but i've had better steak at bars in Brooklyn. Honestly, the champagne mango sorbet intermezzo was the highlight of the meal. A perfect spot for ambiance but don't expect much out of the food.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Expensive and well worth it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great! The scallop appetizer was YUMMY! Sooo incredibly good. The steaks were cooked to perfection. Macaroni and cheese was really good as were the mushrooms. We had a great experience and will hopefully get to dine here again if we make it back to Laguna Beach.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was excellent but the noise level was to high, if your having dinner there don’t sit near the bar. What made the night special was my date. She is spectacular. Mary.... you are beautiful!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Most of the patrons are upscale types. There is a vibrant and cozy bar area, with friendly and accommodating bartenders. At dinner the Service Staff was observant, well-timed and friendly but not intrusive The house wines were very good. I do recommend the Filet and Lobster dish. Our first-time guests enjoyed the food and ambiance. They are now considering having a business meeting at the restaurant. If you dine here be prepared to open your wallet. Bon Appetit!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Selanne Steak Tavern was great! The ambiance is wonderful. We have sat throughout the restaurant ann enjoy the coziness of all the locations. The service was outstanding.

We ordered a bottle of champagne with oysters as our appetizer then the pear salad to start.
We both loved our entree's. We finished with a cappuccino and the monkey bread.

This is one of our favorites here in Orange County. Looking forward to coming back around the holidays.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good food, comprehensive wine list, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Bit pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was the best ribeye I’ve had in a long time and the lobster was great also! The spot prawns and beet salad was a great way to start the meal. James was a great waiter and we’ll be coming back soon👍🏻

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was amazing and the service top-notch!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We've lived in three cities in six years. Portland, Phoenix and now Huntington Beach. I'm a foodie and spend a lot of time digging out good restaurants. Selanne: As far as high end steak places go around here... is very good. Better ambiance and service than Mastros and eons better than Flemings. All the popular high end steak places have virtually the same menus, and if they can cook steaks at all (not Flemings) then the steaks are very good. Selannes has some of the more creative and better side dishes than the others. The beet ravioli is amazing. As were the heirloom carrots. As for value, I think all these places are over priced. But it is what it is.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Staff was very accommodating as our first table was next to a loud party. No problem with the party, but we wanted a more quiet seating which they took care of immediately. Food was amazing. We had a very nice time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Consistently excellent food and vibe always make for a fun experience.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary at Selanne Steak Tavern and it was a great experience. To start with we had the Scallops off the starter menu. Hands down fantastic! I ordered the 8 oz filet , the wife got the halibut and we split the mac n' cheese and broccoli. Finished off the meal with a little monkey bread. Everything was as good as we had hoped for, even better IMO.

Only knock is we had a reservation and the smaller tables for guest of 2 are right next to the bar area. Not as elegant as you would expect considering the price of the menu in general. The dinner was more than we would typically spend but we knew going in this was a special occasion so I am overlooking the value from an everyday dining experience. There are probably a better romantic restaurant for the price , but hey we love Selanne and the Ducks and we had to go and give it a try. We left very happy with the experience overall. (Even if Teemu wasn't there to personally greet us lol)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was really good. Even though the porterhouse for two was a little over cooked, we still enjoyed it. The flavor was outstanding. We did mention to the server the steak appeared to be mid-well when it was supposed to be medium but he said it looked medium to him. I used to be a cook and I believe I know what medium is but other than that, all was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great service, and the food was excellent! Seared foie gras was to die for, and the rib eye steak was mouth wàtering. We'll eat here again, for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was amazing as always. And our server, was nice, knowledgeable, and really had a passion for his job as well as the restaurant and what they served there.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

It's the best steak house in Orange County. Everything about this places screams first class and special night out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had an outstanding Caesar Salad and Filet Mignon at Selanne Steak Tavern. We shared the salad and baked potato, both plenty large enough for sharing. Steaks were perfectly cooked. Wines were good. Our only complaint - we were offered a choice of two tables - one on the noisy patio by the street and one in the bar. We chose the bar, but next time will ask in advance to be seated in the dining room.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Probably the one if the best meals I’ve had in my life. The only complaint I would have is that I booked it on opentable and said that it was my husbands birthday and they didn’t do anything. All the steak houses I’ve been at do something nice. But nothing. Other then that it was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing food with beautiful scenery...great meal over all!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We love a great steak and our benchmark is Mastros, of course. After reading a few reviews we booked here for a birthday dinner. Not disappointed on any level. Valet available in the alley behind for $6. Greeting pleasant and quick. Attentive staff the moment we were seated. Excellent service, thank you Dimitri and staff.
The food, the wagu tartar was good. The butternut squash soup outstanding. The beet ravioli, which I was really concerned of, amazing. But let me tell you about the BEST steak I have ever had, and trust me, I have had many at fine restaurants. The Wagu 10oz filet, mouth melting like butter. Amazingly seared rather crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked medium rare inside. It literally melted in my mouth. The bearnaise was great, but that steak needed nothing. I was so surprised to hear myself say, " OMG, this is the best steak, ever". My husband agreed. Whoever didn't get this steak when they were there, I am sorry, it is the bomb. We finished off with coffee and a dessert we had not had previously, Strawberry Semifreddo. Delicious! So yes, this Steak Tavern is a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. BTW, the person that complained about not enough fish choices, it is called Selanne's Steak Tavern. Eat some meat!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing restaurant, fantastic service, will surely return.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

great food and great service. pricey even if splitting orders. will return for a special occasion

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wonderful birthday celebration outside on the patio. Less noisy

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