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Harlow's Fine Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

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American, Seafood, Fusion
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31111 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (Ortega Hwy/Juniperro Serra)
+(1)9492408100
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Harlow’s is a collective blend of old school and contemporary styles.The...
Harlow’s is a collective blend of old school and contemporary styles.The décor is a rich and elegant throwback to 1800’s Europe or New Orleans. Our Craft Bartenders will dazzle you with their vast knowledge of spirits & cocktails from the prohibition era, to the most cutting edge trends in mixology. They pride themselves on using only house-made, organic, syrups and mixers. Our Chef designs seasonal menus, focused on sustainability and naturally produced foods. We source all of our meats, seafood and produce from environmentally conscious purveyors. All consumables are GMO, Anti-Biotic and Hormone Free! Our menu changes often to ensure the freshest and finest ingredients, so stop in often to see what new decadence our Chef has created! We regularly offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Feel free to call ahead or reference our website, for dietary inquiries.Harlow’s is fine dining without the pretention, so you’ll be appropriately dressed coming straight off the golf course or prior to a formal gala. We’re one of the only late night options in San Juan Capistrano, so be sure if you didn’t dine with us, to stop by on your way home.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favs

Lovely restaurant with great food and perfect service. The owner is so charming and his staff reflects his guest service values. Have not been back since they remodeled - Can't wait!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kathryn M
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lovely restaurant with great food and perfect service. The owner is so charming and his staff reflects his guest service values. Have not been back since they remodeled - Can't wait!

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Thank Kathryn M
Ladera Ranch, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We spend time here every few weeks or so. The manager is wonderful and the drinks are unique - Barrel fermented specialties you won't find anywhere else. Food is good, but not over the top great and a few times they were out of our favorite items. Would recommend

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Thank Jeff F
Orange County, California
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My friend and I enjoy going out once a week for happy hour here in San Juan. Harlows has fantastic appetizers and the wait staff is always so darling and cute. Love them all. They fuss over us and make us feel special. The bar itself is beautiful; a great "feel" about it. The wine is good, and the staff's... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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197 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved the decor and ambiance. Very large bar area with bar, long table and several small table tops. We had excellent service and enjoyed a couple of cocktails before dinner. We were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant had a bouquet of roses at table. Nice touch. The ahi app was very good. Rack of lamb was a bit rare... More 

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Milano
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have to say, this restaurant will NOT disappoint you. The food is amazing, service fabulous. The only reason I said that no to the best meal there is that for the second time it was as wonderfully delicious as the first visit. I love the farm-to-table food -- there is nothing quite like it. Fresh, wholesome ingredients with flavors... More 

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Laguna Hills, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went there for New Years Eve and the food was a disappointment. This is an upscale restaurant and the food was not over the top delicious or even well-prepared. I had the thick cut pork chop and it was overlooked. My wife had some tomato soup and we all received our salads and literally it took us asking three times... More 

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Thank Haig M
Yuma, Arizona
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful waitstaff, delicious food. If it were in another city it might rank 5/5 but this is the OC/LA area and there is a lot of competition. If you are in or near SJC this is a very nice restaurant for a special occasion or romantic meal. They have a very nice wine list and some fun cocktails.... More 

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Ladera Ranch
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I recently enjoyed a great dinner at Harlow's in San Juan Capistrano. We were celebrating our 24th Wedding anniversary and wanted to try out Harlow's. The Crafted Cocktails in their name is there for a reason. The drinks are both unique and wonderful! My wife had the Pork chops and I had the Lamb for entrees. We... More 

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Thank CulinarySnobCuz
Orange County
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Three of us went to Harlow's last night to try it out. The room we sat in was warm and interesting, we had bipassed the bar even through we had heard about the menu from the bar that was less expensive, but had only high tables and chairs. When we asked about that menu, we were told that it was... More 

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Thank Travelbygerrie
California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We recently moved to San Juan Capistrano area and thought we would try Harlow's. Our cocktails were excellent. The caprese salad was not the typical slices of mozzarella with tomato slices. Instead we were presented with a plate of plump heirloom tomato sections over flatbread spread with cheese and a delicious dressing. We both had perfectly prepared beef fillets. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31111 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    (Ortega Hwy/Juniperro Serra)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +(1)9492408100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Harlow’s is a collective blend of old school and contemporary styles.The décor is a rich and elegant throwback to 1800’s Europe or New Orleans. Our Craft Bartenders will dazzle you with their vast knowledge of spirits & cocktails from the prohibition era, to the most cutting edge trends in mixology. They pride themselves on using only house-made, organic, syrups and mixers. Our Chef designs seasonal menus, focused on sustainability and naturally produced foods. We source all of our meats, seafood and produce from environmentally conscious purveyors. All consumables are GMO, Anti-Biotic and Hormone Free! Our menu changes often to ensure the freshest and finest ingredients, so stop in often to see what new decadence our Chef has created! We regularly offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Feel free to call ahead or reference our website, for dietary inquiries.Harlow’s is fine dining without the pretention, so you’ll be appropriately dressed coming straight off the golf course or prior to a formal gala. We’re one of the only late night options in San Juan Capistrano, so be sure if you didn’t dine with us, to stop by on your way home.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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