Tustin Grille

4.4
126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of historic Old Town Tustin, CA. this location provides the perfect setting for locals to call home.
The concept is built on a made from scratch menu featuring a modern approach to classic and contemporary American favorites with a farm to table approach, utilizing fresh seasonal foods with sustainable resource"s protecting our guests and environment. The flavors will be clean and complimentary to all of our preparations sprinkling in organic foods and house-made spice blends. All desserts will be fresh and made in house.

We will offer classic and forward cocktails of today using fresh squeezed juices and house infused liquors with an extensive but complementary wine list.

The service will be professional, gracious with a memorable casual elegance.
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JJ
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warmly greeted and escorted to a perfect table.
The menu was eclectic.
Our waitress had good suggestions.
And the owner checked by a few times to make sure everything was okay.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and the food was also very good. Everyone in the group(5 people) thought it was great and would return in the future.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful New Years Eve dinner with friends. The atmosphere was lovely, the service great and the meal was delicious. We will be back.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate here for NYE and I’m so glad we did! The staff was very friendly (I think it’s a family owned/run restaurant). We both ordered the filet and it was amazing! My mouth is watering just thinking of the herb seasoning again. We will definitely be going back!

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JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed our first visit to the Tustin Grille. I checked the menu online before we went and we decided dining here would be within our budget. Unfortunately, it was New Year's Eve and there was a limited holiday menu and the prices were significantly higher than those online. Our meal was good. It was not outstanding. It was not anything I would go back for but certainly there was nothing to complain about. Our bill was much higher than I anticipated but we enjoyed our evening and the service was very friendly and very attentive. I would certainly be open to returning.

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GC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very noisy bar, untrained staff, blah facilities. Will not go back.
Idea for owner: the bar seems to have priority so turn the whole place into a “pub” serving quality small plates prepared by what seems to be a competent chef.

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FH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious; however, service was slow and our dinners did arrive at the same time. We had to wait over 10 minutes for the last two entrees to arrive.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was amazing! Our server, Mandy was the best!

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AV
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. The service was great and the mood was perfect.

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KF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best steaks I've ever had. And I love that they serve an alternative to mashed potatoes, parsnip potatoes.

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RL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time visit overall very impressed. Enjoyed the outside seating for a quiet first date. French dip and salmon salads were both great, service outstanding, manager checked in 2-3 times insure all great. The only draw back is they allow smoking in the patio, but even that would not stop me from returning.

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CC
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

On a Thursday night, the bar was crowded with about a dozen loud middle aged guys who made so much noise, the almost empty main dining room was not pleasant. Food was good but slow for an empty restaurant, service was good, but the noise level is hard to take.

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Tustin Grille got good reviews, so I decided to take my husband there for his birthday. The food was good, he had the salmon and I had the sea bass. The taste was good and the presentation was nice. The server and her helper were extraordinary. The restaurant could be a little more updated, but that was a minor.

The bad part was that the bar is there as you first walk in and the only thing separating you from the bar in the dining area is a partial wall and glass panel. The bar patrons were noisy and I do not understand why there has to be televisions tuned to sports in every daggum restaurant. In the bar fine, but then make the bar more closed off from the dining area.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tustin grille was amazing as always, never disappoints. Great food, everything was fresh and delicious. Wonderful service and the wait staff and owner checked in on us appropriately, offered suggestions and were all around great. Truly somewhere everyone should try. Good wine list as well!

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was okay nothing special at all. The chicken risotto was pretty bad unfortunately.

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DB
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service! The New York Peppercorn Steak was amazing, one of the best I’ve tasted and I have been to plenty of pricey steak houses. We will be back sooner than later. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for great food.

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SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pork chop! Friendly service! Owner spent extra time at our table discussing some of the special events the restaurant holds. We will definitely go back!

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SC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit hard to find but once there , found the atmosphere rather cold and no soft music or candles!

However the food was outstanding ‼️

Wound go back just for the food 👍🏼

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time going to Tustin Grille and everything we ordered was amazinggg! My husband had the salmon and I had the seabass. We also had bananas foster for desert. We will be back for sure!

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BR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Nice menu, food was very good but a bit pricey.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I just wanted a good meal. I saw the pricing before I left and I was expecting Something delicious . It’s a small place and there where three or four tables with people. We ordered dinner and it took 45 minuets to come out. The sea bass was over cooked and the filet that they blamed the wait on was under cooked. Terrible chief or probably cook. The quality is nowhere near the price.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, superb food, fantastic staff. Can't recommend it highly enough!

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is in a sleepy part of Tustin, but don't let that fool you! Some of the best food you can find, cooked to perfection, and prepared perfectly. They work from either a regular menu or the pre-fix menu, but all offer great choices and tasty food! Good wine selection as well, this place was a nice choice for a local special night out.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, the only issue we had was the server forgot to order our appetizer and our food came out a little to quickly.. timing is important for a higher end dining experience. Server training needs work.

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. You can tell it’s farm to table. Everything is fresh and so well flavored. Staff is great. Wonderful desserts too.

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ZP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Everyone loved the parmesan crusted green beans appetizer. Alexander Valley wine was very good. However, service was a little slow. Took a while to get food. Waitress not always available.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there to celebrate my Bday. The food was amazing but the cucumber gin gimlet was hands down the best drink of my life.

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Tustin Grille in old town Tustin has great food, courteous service and a pleasant atmosphere. I will recommend it to family and friends.

Giorgio

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OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the Wednesday wine offerings

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JL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tustin Grille is a gem. This was our second visit, and everything was outstanding. Frankly, it ranks with the best restaurants in Southern Calif! Reservations are probably a good idea.

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E
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was only our second time visiting Tustin Grill, however it will not be our last! The food and The ambience were both excellent and I highly recommend coming here for dinner!

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VP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and ambiance was excellent. Front of the house services was very good. Our food server was socializing other customers (actually sitting with them) so we had to get another server to get our bill, etc... But over all a very good meal and I would dine there again.

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CT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was noisy. Music was too loud. Mediocre service & food.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother in town

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Tustin Grill is our GO2 place for great food. It never let's us down.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoy going to the Tustin Grille when I just want really good food and don’t want to travel too far. Pleasant dining but the ambiance is a little lacking. The waitress was as sweet as can be. Ordered the filet mignon which was quite delicious. We will be back for sure.

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WG
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This truly was a 10 out of 10 for both our meals. House salad fresh and clean. Wife Salmon finally cooked perfect (9 out of 10 times it is over cooked) . I had the Halibut - cooked perfect - vegetables done just rights.... Dessert are all home made (banana foster ) - This is a true Chef (Dudley McMahon) (he personally came out and checked on us) cooking and I think wife makes all the desserts - Finally found a go too place!!!!

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CH
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is a good restaurant. There is nothing extraordinary, except they had Zaya rum, to recommend it but no big demerits either. The food was good, properly seasoned and cooked and worth going back for. The service was attentive but not bothersome. The drinks were average. The desert Bananas Foster was soso.
A better dining environment could bring me back. I prefer quiet dining and conversation with the people I am sharing my time and meal. I am not a fan of being able to see televisions while I am dining in a restaurant. When the dining room is essentially part of the bar area, you can see sports on television, you hear bar noise and the dining room has dance hall acoustics (pretty common to my thinking) it detracts from the meal. A restaurant doesn't have to be a bar to be casual.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were not familiar with the area so we made a reservation. We dined on a Saturday night and it was busy but no wait. We were immediately greeted by the fantastic staff. We started with the parmesan crusted green beans which were amazing! The green beans were not overcooked and they were seasoned perfectly. My husband really liked the garlic aoli they were served with. We both got dinner specials that included a soup or salad, entre, and dessert for about $40. We got the sea bass and prime rib. Both were awesome. The bananas foster and cheese cake had a unique twist and are worth mentioning.

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