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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.

101 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Brewery

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.

Cross Street:
Brea Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 257-0101

Website:
http://www.tapsfishhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $5.00 from 11:00am - midnight.

Public Transit:
Brea 95L

Executive Chef:
Manuel Gonzalez

Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms, one for 50 guests, one for 65 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Melissa Burney: (714) 257-0101

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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

TAPS Fish House & Brewery Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great Beer (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (16)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Live Sports (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent as usual but service was very slow.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Joe was a fantastic server. Very professional.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

$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.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was fantastic! Ahi tuna very tasty with very flavorful rice. Gotta have the fanny bay oysters. The mac and cheese very dry, though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Good variety. Very delicious. Great service. Very friendly staff.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Wait server Kelly was exceptional as was sommelier Elizabeth.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Cold inside

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great brunch with good assortment of food options including dessert.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sunday brunch. Some good seafood options. Liked the beets but no real salads. Probably doesn't turn over enough. Lots of low end items on the hot trays like macaroni and cinnamon rolls. Turkey on the carving table must have been left over from Thanksgiving. Beyond dry. They charge a high price for mediocre food. Service was good.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The service was great the food was exceptional. We enjoyed every minute

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Went for a special occasion 30 birthday. Made sure to put special occasion on open table, followed it up with a phone call as to could I order the dessert to make sure one came out with happy birthday. The girl on the phone was rude told me they already had it down from open table. When dinner was over no dessert came out, it was as if I never put a request. Next day called to tell them how disappointed I was never received a call back. That night also told hostess as we left didn't seem to care. If your celebrating a special event please consider a better restaurant!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Been coming here off and on since it opened. Great raw bar and good food overall. Seems lately that the prices have crept up to the point that it’s no longer the good value that it was. For example, some oysters were $42 a dozen— a little steep for any place, let alone a chain. Cheapest dessert was $9, going up to $12. Even top flight places in L.A. don’t usually get that steep. Hope they let cost of living catch up to prices before they hike them any more.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Came for Sunday brunch and was really surprised at the poor food quality. The cold section was great but the hot food was really disappointing for how much you pay. Dry roast, stiff cold potatoes, lukewarm soup, etc. I would maybe come back for dinner but I won't waste my money on overpriced brunch again. Service was wonderful though, our waitress was the best.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was ok, wish they had more options

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had been here before for dinner but decided to try our holiday meal as lunch. Food/menu was basically same as dinner but atmosphere quieter and more personal. We loved it. Employees were very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent as always.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Host Desk needs much improvement. Every time I go, it seems there's an issue.

2 nights ago, they seated someone else in error when someone I dont even know responded to my name being called. (Are these scammers who like to cut the line by standing right near the hostess desk and just say "that's me"s to any last name?) TAPS: write down what color I'm wearing so you know it's me who responds to the last name!
I hadn't heard my name, because I was further away from the desk, but I was definitely still right there in the lobby area.
TAPS apologized and did seat us right away after learning of their error, but at THE WORST table in the place. The table right near the service corner, and at the intersection of two aisles.
Horrible! The waitstaff was bumping into the back of my chair all night long! Also hauling giant buckets practically over my head, back into that service corner. Meanwhile, someone else was enjoying what should've been "my" table.

About 3 months ago they "lost" my reservation, but fortunately I'd written down the name of who I spoke with, so they honored it, after making me wait for 30 mins.

Great food. Front desk needs serious customer service instruction! Very poorly run for a nicer dining place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fanny Bay oysters are fantastic!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Been to this restaurant many times and has always been an outstanding experience, however this time the waiter was not as attentive and up sold one of us ion a meal by telling us there was little shrimp and if we wanted more. Made it seem it was needed and so we agreed and said to add two shrimps and he then said "how about we add 5 shrimps'. We figured if he said that much more was needed that we just agree. Turns out no extra shrimp was needed at all and when the bill came this meal that was originally moderately priced cost over $42, making us feel like we were manipulated and cheated . Also, after we finished our meal, the waiter brings over a dessert menu, at which time we notice there was a Pre-selected Menu that we could have ordered from but yet this menu was never given to us or mentioned when seated at the table and ordering. It was extremely disappointing and turned us all off to the point of considering not returning. Very unfortunate!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Soupiest ciopino I've ever had. Had to ask for a spoon to eat it. Had to ask for a spoon for the lobster dumplings too. The John Dory fish was dry and overpriced. I'm from Las Vegas. Although the restaurant had Las Vegas prices, it did not have the quality. Sorry!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our meal was excellent, as with previous dining experiences at Taps. We were, however, very disappointed with the table we were seated at. Although there were many open tables in the main dining room, we were seated at a corner table in the side room and were the only ones in there for the better past of an hour. We have been going to Taps for the past 20 years but this evening felt as if we were not welcome

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was great. Would love to come back many more times

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Hostess, Servers & Bus personnel friendly and attentive until our server disappeared (literally—he must have been on a well earned 30-minute break but no one took over for him). We flagged the hostess who came running and processed our credit cards quickly. Food was delicious. Valet courteous. But this time Taps fell below a 5/5.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Taps always comes through with delicious meals and exciting handcrafted drinks. When ever we are in the mood for seafood Taps is always a great choice for us. Staff members are also so courteous and friendly. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I like that the staff is always personable. The gentleman that started us of with bread was very pleasant also.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good but expensive. I didn’t care for the little “extras” that were offered but no mention of price. “Oscar style” on the seafood cioppino was an additional $15! Ridiculous!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We go to TAPS for special occasions. Their Chilean seabass is outstanding. Their meat selections are good but could use just a bit more seasoning. Their soups (New England Clam Chowder) and salads (Caesar) are outstanding. The crème brulee is a good "go to" for dessert. . but not so sure about the others. Overall, we enjoy going to TAPS since we know we will get good food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was our first time here. The food was great. The service was great. And the atmosphere was great. We will be going there again. Our server was Lily and she was very attentive.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good. Gave mac n cheese another try and was glad I did. 100% better than my previous experience. Very tasty!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The wait staff service was very good. The head hostess at front desk however, was not friendly and not accommodating to our seating request, and could not provide an honest answer to why our request could not be accommodated. We had an early reservation, 5:30 pm, restaurant was more than half empty at the time. She was very cold and unfriendly. Food quality did not match the prices they charge at all, it was over-priced.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service at TAPS restaurant! Beautifully decorated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Kelly, our server, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great as well.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was fine,at the end we order two expresso coffees, we didn’t ask for the price and they charge us 12.98$,the coffe wasn’t expresso serve in a regular big coffee cup. Abusive

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Me and my boyfriend had a great dinner date before our comedy show which was down the street at the Brea improv.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything we ordered was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service was atrocious - complained to server numerous times with limited results. Orders for wine and cocktails extremely slow - something just wasn't working between the bar and the server. If I were the owner I would discharge our server and the bartender. Kitchen was also very slow but the food when it finally arrived was excellent. Have been here in the past with a better experience.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I must say that the food was absolutely tasteful, a bit pricey but worth every bite full. I made reservations so I didn't have to wait. Service was sub part. Overall if you're looking for very good food and don't mind spending an extra few bucks this is the place

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. As usual service was attentive and spot-on and our fish meals were delicious. The quality and portions are always perfect at Taps, and it is our go-to place for special occasions as well as 'just because' if we feel like splurging. The complimentary sourdough bread with garlic dipping sauce is fantastic and we also appreciated our complimentary creme brulee given us for our anniversary. I highly recommend Taps.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great Beer, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was great and with a smile.

The craft brews rock!

I love the Silent Warrior Stout!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place for dinner or to hang out at the bar for a game.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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