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TAPS Fish House & Brewery

4.5
1667 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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 Nelson Barillas 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'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 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Daily, 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Brunch: Sunday, 9:30am - 2:00pm.
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Phone number
(714) 257-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nelson Barillas
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Private party facilities
Two private rooms, one for 50 guests, one for 65 guests.
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Private party contact
Melissa Burney: (714) 257-0101
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brea Blvd.
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Parking details
Valet parking is $5.00 from 11:00am - midnight.
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Public transit
Brea 95L
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Entertainment
Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Additional
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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1667 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

We chose to sit in the bar area for our full dinner, because we enjoy watching sports. Our server, Hannah, was delightful. She was attentive without hovering, and very friendly. We ordered the house IPA (really good), the cheese plate (Drunken Goat) and a Wedge salad. Everything was cold and delicious. Next, we ordered the swordfish (a bit overcooked, but the mildly spicy broth was terrific!) and the sirloin steak with scampi topping (again, a bit overcooked, but nothing remotely worth sending back to the kitchen). Potatoes on both dishes were PERFECT, soft with crispy skins. . .yum! The manager stopped by our table twice, just to check and make sure we were happy -- Yes, we were happy. No issues; just a great dinner as you would expect from TAPS!! We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Marshal was our server. He is the best!! He is always friendly and very attentive. Delicious food also.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

I was there on Monday for lunch, only 1 other table was seated and I waited a full 20 minutes for Brian to finally come to our table, that just started the lunch off on the wrong foot and it continued to go down throughout our visit.
It’s really too bad we had this experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was fun and the food was amazing the drinks also were amazing

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good meal. Very tasty. All the staff was very friendly and courteous.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As usual the food and service were amazing but we were seated in the Taps Room which had a large party (over 20) and a few of those guests were quite loud and made it a little difficult to hear my date who was seated across from me. Next time I will make sure to request the main dining room which has much better acoustics.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Quality of food was OK. As someone who dines out often, I found the value very poor.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The lobster was delicious, the potatoes were over cooked and don't go well with lobster and the waitress was not attentive at all which made our first experience unpleasant. The free Birthday desert was greatly appreciated.
The only reason I would recommend is for the Lobster (size and delicious flavor)!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our first visit after their major renovation. Place looks great and the decor shows it. Food as good as our prior dining experiences. Server, Jaclyn, was the best, attentive but not rushed kept checking to see if we needed anything. Their menu has always had a varied selection of items, expecially seafood. One of our favorite places in North Orange County.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

New menu is a good change. Refurbished dining area adds ambiance. I had the pork chop which was delicious. The serving staff at Taps is among the best I've seen. Great group.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice restaurant. Great food, though pricy for certain items. Only real complaint is that my party had to wait 20 minutes to be seated despite having made a reservation in advance. Tip: it can get loud on Saturday nights so be sure to speak up when ordering or the server might mishear you.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friday night out with the husband!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The fish was delicious. The service could have been a bit better.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Two gentlemen, Pablo and Manny are EXCELLENT!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We went for Easter Sunday dinner. Excellent in all areas of food and service...as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We are regulars at Taps and celebrated our anniversary last week with a delicious dinner. Taps specializes in fish and as usual our dishes were excellent. We brought a special Pinot and the corkage is very reasonable. We highly recommend this long time Brea establishment for lunch, dinner, happy hour and consistently superior craft brewed beers.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Never disappoints! Friendly greeting when we arrived, table was ready, and service was great

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Celebrating a new job

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was great. Brunch was very good but I was disappointed in their fresh seafood offering, which was minimal. Not even smoked salmon! However, very possible it was there but I did not find. Maybe it was because it was their first brunch after being closed for remodeling.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went to Taps to celebrate my son's birthday. It was a nice dinner, food was very good, but service was a little uneven; had to wait a little longer than usual for our appetizer and to pay the check. Not an issue really, we were not in a hurry so overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server (Jasmine) was simply the best. She made our dining experience so enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was great , perfect night , great food,

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Brea has a fairly new parking structure right next to Taps which is very handy if you don't want to valet park. We arrived just a bit early and were promptly seated in a newly remodeled section near the bar and patio that the staff was very proud of (This was their re-opening after a couple of weeks closure, so they were all talking about the changes). They have recently added a glass barrier to keep the noise from the bar and the wind/noise from the patio away from diners in that section. It worked well because the only noise we had was from nearby tables. The wait staff was very friendly and service was excellent. I had the diver scallops and my wife had the seared ahi. Both dishes had good portions, good presentation and tasted very good. I think my wife had a slightly better selection with the ahi (She gave me a taste), but it was all good.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We’ve eaten here a number of times for business. The food is usually very good. This time however the lobster tail was tasteless, tough and dry. And $65.
Other dishes were fine
Our server was very understanding - Of course not her fault the lobster was so bad.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food is always fantastic at this restaurant and the service was very good as well. The only reason that I did not rate the service as outstanding which it normally is was due to the fact that a number of times, I had to remind our waiter that I had ordered or requested things which he forgot to bring until I reminded him again that we had requested or ordered those items before he finally delivered them to us.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Melissa and Manny provided great customer service as always. Food is always consistent and great. Looking forward to Tap's Brea Remodeling and Reopening on March 23rd.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Nice place

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We absolutely love this place but today for some reason their service was pretty bad. We were seated right away but waited and waited an no one came to tell us they would help us. A couple was seated next to us, they were helped right away, drinks and bread and we thought we will be next....nothing...another 10 minutes went by and still nothing..we were ready to walk out...finally someone (not sure if she was the manager) came to ask us if we had been help and we told her not at all..right away a different waitress came to help us out and after that everything was great...

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We really had a great time to celebrate a birthday.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was GREAT, the waiter not so much. He was inattentive an seemed uninterested. We specifically pointed out it was a birthday he stated he'd bring a complimentary dessert and he never did.
The waitresses tending the tables around us were amazing!! The difference was night and day and obvious - we got more attention from the other wait staff, than our waiter.

It damped the overall night experience.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great service, great food, and the prices were perfect. I've now been twice for a special occasion and it has exceeded my expectations. The food is wonderful!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I've dined at Taps for many years and have brought many people there as well. Typically, the service is very good. Unfortunately, with this dining experience, it was lacking. The waitress was not accommodating at all. If this was my first time dining at Taps, I would not recommend it to others. Other than this past experience, it has always been a favorite restaurant of mine in Brea.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was fantastic. We ordered the macadamia nut crusted rockfish, the swordfish, king crab legs and the filet mignon. Everything was perfect! The portions are very large so have an appetite!

The service was great as well. She was knowledgeable on the wine selection and helped suggest items on the menu.

We had two kids in our party and they brought out kid appetizers for them which was perfect to hold them over until their meals came out. Total plus!

Next time I’m in town I will definitely make a stop here again.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very noises w/ packed people at brunch!
Did not know we made the reservation for brunch only and we cannot order other items from the menu! Nobody and our waiter did not explain anything to us!! It was all in our own to search and explore ourselves.
If we’d know the cost and the brunch only no any order from the menu, we’d not go there! Moreover, it was all full of oily smell in the restaurant and it looks the vent of the restaurant was not working then. The foods are so so nothing special with small and thin oyster at the raw bar, then you have nothing else was worth to try.
No, I will not go back to that restaurant w/ brunch anymore!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

SERVICE: Made a reservation and still waited 30 minutes for our table, with no acknowledgement and no apologies. Our server was nice but sometimes it took a while for her to refill our endless mimosas. Same with clearing dirty plates off our table, took a while. The man at the meat carving station was a little grumpy/not friendly.

FOOD: Nicely presented but nothing was very exciting to me. The roast beef was good, calamari was good (but soggy, as to be expected on a buffet line), brussels sprouts were good. Nothing was particularly memorable or great.

I had a great time with my friends, but probably wouldn’t make it a point to come here again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I love this place! It is quite a distance from us but we make the annual trek to Taps for our anniversary. See you next year!!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We enjoyed our time at Taps. Good beer and ceviche.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

They have a good selection of seafood and steaks. The sourdough bread is great But you do have to ask for it. My husband and I split the surf and turf with our own appetizer, the steak could have been bigger but the 18 oz lobster trail was the biggest I've ever seen. The service was great!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great food! I had the filet mignon. It was nice and thick and cooked perfectly. I like that the dinner comes with a veggie and potatoes. Another in my party had the "surf and turf" and the lobster was HUGE! Only complaint is minor. The waitress dropped off the check and then disappeared for what seemed an eternity. We had to flag her down from across the restaurant. She should have checked on us to see if we were ready to pay...we were!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The restaurant experiaence was absolutely marvelous. The food was fabulous and the waiter and hostess and all the personnel that waited on our table was wonderful. The waiter we had was serving all of the tables and he did a fabulous job keeping his cool. The whole crew worked well together attending to our needs. Great personalities, professional, and classy! 3 of us ordered the sampler and 1 of us ordered steak! The price was extremely reasonable for the service and the quality of the food. I will be back soon!

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