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About TAPS Fish House & Brewery
At TAPS, our eclectic, award-winning menu blends together the flavors of France, Asia and New Orleans in a celebration of fresh seafood, U.S. Choice steaks and thick chops. Our decadent desserts prepared on premise by our Executive Chef Manuel Gonzalez are a perfect way to conclude your evening. TAPS offers a 21-seat oyster bar, an incredible lounge, an 80 square foot big screen TV, four fireplaces, banquet seating for 20-500 people and a cigar friendly heated patio. Enjoy Brewmaster Victor Novak's award-winning handcrafted European ales and lagers, or enjoy our wine list honored by Wine Spectator. Whether you’re joining us for our incredible Sunday Jazz Brunch Extravaganza, popular happy hour,or a wonderful lunch or dinner we are sure you will agree that TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY is on the cutting edge of dining. Click here (http://www.zagat.com/verticals/PropertyDetails.aspx?VID=8&R=49748) to view us on Zagat.
Brea, CA 92821
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Daily, 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Brunch: Sunday, 9:30am - 2:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Valet parking is $5.00 from 11:00am - midnight.
Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms, one for 50 guests, one for 65 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Burney: (714) 257-0101
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
TAPS Fish House & Brewery Ratings and Reviews
Had an amazing time loved their quad ipa beer and their Bloody Sunday Bloody Mary real good.
Over I liked it the only problem was ther service she the waitress was super nice and great but the time it took her to actually acknowledge us was bad two hour dinner that’s all I got to say
First time at Sunday brunch there. Hot Food was dried out and cold (nasty home style potatoes, the syrup for pancakes was a mess). The taste was bland. The only things good were the stir fry - made to order and was hot, eggs and bananas foster we ordered from the kitchen and the coffee. Love Lavaza coffee. Oh and it’s so awe full to have to peel and clean your own shrimp at a buffet. I bet there are more wasted than you realize. We thought we could do it but.... ended up wasting 5 or 10 shrimp because of the hassel. It was a total waste of money and I won’t be back.
I have been here before but it was a first for Sunday Brunch. I was disappointed with the food and service. There were lines for the buffets and they ran out of food and were delayed in refilling the servers.
We were celebrating birthdays for the price of the brunch, compared to the food it was not worth it. I really enjoy this place for lunch and/or dinner; but don’t think I’ll make it point to come back for the brunch.
I’ve been to taps Brea at least 20 times and normally very impressed... we went last Saturday and it definitely did not live up to their normal standards. The fish and chips were soggy, the rockfish was mealy, just seemed very rushed due to the fact they were busy...disappointing.
The food was really good and different from our normal night out. Everything we had, from appetizer to dessert was really tasty. Our server was not very good. We had to constantly ask for things as she did not check on us very often. It took 20 minutes to get a drink from the bar. This was not a bar issue as we could see our drinks sitting there waiting for her to pick them up. The “bus boy” was very attentive. He filled our water glasses on a regular basis and he asked if we wanted bread, not our waitress.
After years of generally good to very good experiences, we experienced some reasons to not return. Raw oysters not fresh. Water glasses not refilled. Had a nice piece of snapper overwhelmed by a tsunami of unsubtle cooked veggies. Server must have been overwhelmed also as we saw her only after the meal was served. After finishing dinner and a 20 minute wait, had to go to the kitchen entrance to find someone to take our check. Too bad!
Taps is in a strange category. It is a brewery but the food options and prices are high enough that you would expect a finer meal. It would be great if it was either a great brewery with great pub food that was moderatley prices, or they put more focus into their food quality. As an example, their “additions” and “enhancements” should just be part of the standard item you order even if at a higher price.
Me, family and friends go to TAPS for Sunday Brunch several times a year, it is consistently good, the staff is friendly, the food in most cases is hot when it should be hot and cold for items that need to be cold, the variety is great, something for everyone.
Have been to Taps Sunday brunch and lunch & have always had a good experience. We feel, however, dinner entrees were pricey and just mediocre. From a value standpoint, it’s also surprising that this California based restaurant charges such high prices for its California wines. High quality wines at much lower pricing are readily available in O.C.
I've been eating at Taps for years. Most often my husband and I will sit in the bar or outside. It seems like every time I make reservations, they try and seat us in the small, front room. This Friday night we asked them to please seat us in the main dining room as they took us to the other room where tables for two large (app 10) parties were set up. So they did move us to the main dining room to a table in the middle of the room that looked like it was squeezed in there. Parties of two with reservations often do not get the booths or decent seating. That is my only complaint. Food is always delicious!
$250 bought the 4 of us a freezing cold table, a need to request bread 4 times before it actually came and the meal was almost over, and we had to get up to leave to get the dessert we ordered to take home, so as not to miss our movie. I hope this reminds me not go back. The jambalaya had no spice, the sauce on the steak was weird, and we were promised berries in the to-go-bag with our cheesecake, but they were not included. Very disappointing. No wonder the restaurant was practically empty. Too much money for mediocre food and service that tells me they don't have enough people . The waiter was nice, but seemed stressed over all the tables he had to cover. I blame that on the restaurant, not the waiter.
I write a review on yelp but more accurately, the food was decent but not mind blowing. Notably, my wife got a crappy salad that looked like more of a side salad than a dinner salad and my steak was bland. The oysters were good, the fish dinners looked good and tasted ok, although a bit on the bland side, and my cocktails were good but a little on the sweet side.
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