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Bru Grill & Market

23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
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Ranked #4 of 172 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rockfield
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English first
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I finally decided to pay a visit to bru. Its been open a few years. I started with the seafood chowder. Plenty of fish varieties, but a little too creamy and served warm. Then I had the club with turkey and bacon. A little too much sauce for my liking. My wife ordered the pesto chicken which was just ok.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Bru has about 35 beers on tap, and they are constantly rotating. Lots of different styles, so pony up to the bar (if you can find a seat) and get one. The food is pretty good as well. The flatbreads have a nice fresh crust, and the pork chop was well cooked. There are 6-8 TV screens in the bar,... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The food here is very, very good with great preparation, presentation and flavors. The service staff is courteous and friendly. It gets loud in the bar area so the hostess moved us to a far corner which was much better. I had braised short ribs and they were delicious. My wife had the Sweet Thai Chili Chicken and she loved... More

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San Diego
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I always recommend this place to people coming to Lake Forest (our company has a training facility in the area). Food is always so good. I have never had a bad meal. That being said, I wish I could say the same about the service. It is not awful, it is just ok. Nothing to write home about. I usually... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had the flat iron steaks....delicious! It's a little loud ... Due to people talking ...not music or tvs

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good spot for an informal meal. Laid back atmosphere and friendly staff. Wide selection of good local beers to sample. The Dr pepper bacon wrapped ribs are a fun experience

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My daughter recently moved to Lake Forest and Bru Grill & Market is already her favorite spot for brunch and dinner. Had to try it out and I agree. I had Greek Flatbread. Flavorful, large portions, fairly priced. Huge and unique beer and wine selection. The waiter was great - friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is very relaxed. All in... More

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Loma Linda, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good food, wide variety of choices, reasonable prices. Indoor and outdoor dining. Excellent for brunch or dinner.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited BRU with a group of twelve people for my husband's birthday. He had been to BRU previously and really liked that they had Belgian sour beer on tap. BRU has a lot of different items on the menu. Although I didn't have it, the sausage sampler with homemade sauerkraut looked really good. I had the salmon and arugula... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My friends and I went to Bru for food and drinks during a recent hockey play-off game. The atmosphere was great coupled with a bar tender who did an an outstanding job. Lake Forest has many options and this is one of the best.

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