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Bru Grill & Market

23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
949-305-5757
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Ranked #7 of 174 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
los angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I had only been here for happy hours, which is really nice. My husband and I couldn't find a place at Spectrum without a long wait so we decided to try this place out for dinner. I have to say we were very pleasantly surprised. We loved our meals and the mac n cheese is awesome!! I had some beer... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Food and service was okay and atmosphere was nice but I thought it was a bit pricey. Nothing stood out for the price we paid.

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Irvine, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Sunday Happy Hour until 7:00 p.m. is a good deal. They had at least six IPA's on their beer list, a couple of which were local. /We had the fig and arugula and speck and bru flatbreads. Both were generous, served piping hot, and very tasty. A bit chewy but a good value at $7 each. Service was friendly and... More 

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Lake Forest, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We usually go for Happy Hour, because this place is expensive. They have a nice selection of Happy Hour appetizers, that can add up to make a great meal for two. The servers are friendly, but service is very slow and understaffed. The restaurant is packed everytime we go in there, which is a testimony to the excellent food..

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Bru is our local watering hole for my friends and myself. We go for the beer and wine selections, they have around 30 beers on tap, also several great wine to choose from the wine store or by the glass. I think the corkage fee is around $10. You have to get there early to get a seat during... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not very impressed by this location. Food is overpriced, drinks are overpriced and it is a very noisy restaurant.

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Orange County, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I loved just about everything about this place. We went on a Saturday evening. The food was excellent! My wife had the flat iron steak and I had the prime rib. The beer was excellent! We each got a flight of 6 beers of our choice. There were SO many beers on the menu that we wanted to make sure... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 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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Tacoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Additional Information about Bru Grill & Market

Address: 23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
Phone Number: 949-305-5757
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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