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Bru Grill & Market

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23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711 (Rockfield)
949-305-5757
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another Great Burger!

I don't know why, but when trying a new place, I always tend toward the BURGER. I had the Bru Burger, with the Aoli. We made our reservation thru Open Table for Saturday, and at noon, the restaurant was not crowded, we must have been early! Bru has an extensive selection of wines and craft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Ronnie F
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Costa Mesa, California
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Foothill Ranch, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Full disclosure - we did not enjoy any of the beer selections that the restaurant has available. They get an A for effort on the wide variety and tremendous selection available to patrons. If your interest is enjoying a wide variety of beer selections, then you will probably find the experience at least worth a try. The lack of staff... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I don't know why, but when trying a new place, I always tend toward the BURGER. I had the Bru Burger, with the Aoli. We made our reservation thru Open Table for Saturday, and at noon, the restaurant was not crowded, we must have been early! Bru has an extensive selection of wines and craft beers, and although we did... More 

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Orange County, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Suffered through the worst meal I have ever had at Bru last night. My dinner guest and I both ordered the Mahi Mahi special and it was terrible. My fork bounced off the rubbery fish block and I had to resort to using my knife to force the fish into crumbled dried chunks. I pushed the chunks around into the... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Joined by 6 family members for a birthday celebration. The servers were fun and when asked their opinion about menu items, honest answers were given. My "hot" food order arrived ice cold. It must have been done first and the server waited until other plates were ready before bringing it out from the kitchen. I asked for hot French fries,... More 

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Orange County, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The drinks here are awesome, but the food is hit and miss. Burgers were good, salad was not. Service was just ok.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is our new go to for dinner when we eat out. We used to go to Sapphire in Laguna or nirvana Grill. Then we stopped in here once to see what it was all about. The food is great the service has always been good-great and the drinks are good as well. If you like prime rib this is... More 

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aliso viejo, california
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My friend and I had lunch at Bru Grill & Market recently. It was my first visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant - great location, nice ambience, good service and the food was delicious. The prices were reasonable. I heard that this is a great place for Happy Hour. I would definitely return to Brr Grill & Market!

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Yorba Linda, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Happy Hour in the bar is plenty good for dinner. The menu is quite diverse and the food is as good as the regular restaurant and a fraction of the price. The seating is limited, so you have to sit at the big table unless you can get a small two seater along the side. We had the Flatbread... More 

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Orange County, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

service was great and food was also..nice patio and happy hour good place to chill and have a nice time top notch

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went there for dinner but had no reservations & the wait was too long, so we sat in the bar area. We had some drinks and we could order the entire menu which was good. The burger & flatbread were incredible. The bare area was nice but maybe a bit loud. Overall everything was good & servers were friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
    (Rockfield)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-305-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?