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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 (38)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Great Beer (23)
Great for Brunch (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Casual (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Romantic (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Business Meals (15)
Fun (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Live Sports (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here for Sunday Brunch with the family and it was really good. Our server, Dave, was great. He kept our mimosas filled and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was good too. Nice variety. We’ll definitely be back. Reservation is key for Sunday Brunch. They took us right away. Otherwise it would have been over an hour wait.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Casual, Live Sports, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our waiter definitely made this trip worth it!! Very attentive during brunch.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

TAPS is the best place to eat and drink beers in the greater North OC area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Taps has been here for years now it was Excellent when it opened it is only gotten better every year since. I love the steak my girl loves the fish for dinner. Beer and cocktails late night always good as well.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Live Sports, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a great time. Even though we had a reservation in the dining room, we ended up eating in the bar and taking advantage of happy hour. The steak and lobster was great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This experience was very uneven. We were very surprised to get there and find the Gulf/New Orleans influence in the decor and then on the menu. Nothing in the restaurant's name or advertising gives you a hint of that. I thought it was a bar type place. I expected pub food. We were excited to order the 3 soups for an appetizer. We ordered Jambalaya and short ribs main courses. Our waitress came over, after a wait, and introduced herself. Then she disappeared and another waitress came over, after a while, and said the first waitress had left and now she was our waitress. She took our order and then she disappeared for almost 30 mins. A runner finally came with our main courses. But, we hadn't had our soups yet! We told him and he left with the main courses. After another wait, someone asked if we wanted bread. It wasn't done nicely. It should just have been served. When I asked what was in the oil, she said "we don't even know." That is not a good answer when there are potential allergies. It was also a bit nasty the way she said it. No one in the restaurant was particularly friendly or warm. It was not very crowded. It was a Sunday night. Of the soups, the lobster bisque was the best ever. The clam chowder was excellent. But, the gumbo was not good. The roux was just not right. That was a big disappointment. The jambalaya was excellent. The shortribs were also delicious. But, I have to say that the meals were just barely at room temperature. I think they had been under a warming light since they had tried to deliver the main course much earlier. That's just not acceptable. But, after such a long wait and not feeling particularly welcome, we didn't want to start over and wait for new main courses. One of us became unwell an hr or so after dinner. We don't know if it was the oil and unknown spices for the bread, or the gumbo that didn't seem quite right, or just that it was very rich food. That is a very unusual situation for us. So, we are very unsure about returning.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sunday brunch was great. Food was good and service was perfect. Love this place!

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really nice evening out. They nicely changed up the menu a little bit. Very tasty. Service was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is for the brunch only. Nice variety of food from eggs Benedict to jambalaya. Everything looked fresh and food was frequently replaced. The desserts are amazing from chocolate fountains to tiramisu. I like that the dessert sizes are small so you can have a taste of several. Champagne is unlimited.

One suggestion: Please have someone wipe down the stainless steel chafing trays. They were sticky and had finger prints on them.

Note: You have two hours for brunch so eat fast!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good. The big offense was that I notified the front desk it was my customers birthday upon our arrival. She said she would take care of it. She or our waiter forgot . Inexcusable.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Service was great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I’ve been to Taps quite a few times but this was my first Sunday Brunch experience and it was great. A very wide selection of food, and the fresh seafood bar was definitely the highlight. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We've been coming to Taps for years, usually for Saturday afternoon happy hour. This time we decided to finally try out the Sunday Brunch, and all it had to offer, and it did not disappoint!
We've always loved the food and the beers, but this brunch buffet took it over the top.
The selection of sea foods, meats, cheeses, normal breakfast fare, carving station, and included drinks was everything we could want, and more. We would have ate more, but we ran out of room. We'd love to go back when we can.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and ambiance here was great! The service was a bit slow and it was loud, but I think that's because there were 2 very large parties next to us. Slightly disappointed, but the food and beer was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Second experience here celebrating our anniversary. They seem to be consistent and good at the entrees. The value quotient is questionable. We sat in the main dining area which is the nicest.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Eric , waiter , was professional and knowledgeable!
Chefs pampered the wife with special request!
Will definitely be back soon! 😊

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enjoyed the selection of choices.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We dine at Taps often. It is almost always an overall wonderful experience!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 8, 2017

There was nothing we did not like. Our server, Marshall was amazing. The food was perfect. Atmosphere was great.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was awesome and our waiter was the best! Our seating was on time and everyone was so friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Beautiful evening !!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Hard to have conversation very loud even in dining room during brunch

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was really good although they ran out of pancakes!! Service was amazing!! Definitely will come back again.

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