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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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French, Belgian, European
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949 661 0425
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Warm and welcoming fine dining.

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends. The ambiance is very cozy and comfortable and our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Two of our party of six took advantage of the small plates. My husband and I will do the same next time because we each took half of our meals home. He had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Lorraine M
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Glendale, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Glendale, California
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207 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were introduced to this restaurant by friends. The ambiance is very cozy and comfortable and our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Two of our party of six took advantage of the small plates. My husband and I will do the same next time because we each took half of our meals home. He had the rack of lamb and... More 

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Clayton, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were there for a birthday dinner and it was, in a word, outstanding! Between us we had the filet, Beef Bourguignon and Scallops. The beef was incredibly tender, cooked exactly as we wanted and the seasoning perfect. Paired with the a nice wine and we had a wonderful couple of hours. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

One of the best french restaurants we've been to with excellent service. We love seafood and my wife and I tried two different dishes. we could not decide which one we loved more so we ended up sharing half with each other. The owner came over and introduced himself and was very nice and pleasant. I highly recommend this place... More 

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La Quinta, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we dine here whenever we are in the area. The food is wonderful and I have loved everything I have ever had, but my favorite is the Beef Bourguignon. Try it! You won't be disappointed in the food or the service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't been there in a few years for whatever reason, but that will change. We were most impressed with the small plates. Just a perfect amount for each entre. The Rack of Lamb was amazing, service and was excellent. Highly recommend this place for fine dining.

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great little find right across from the Mission in San Juan Capistrano! The French onion soup is the best I have had. Every meal we have had there has been terrific, reasonable, and well served. Trouble is branching out from favorites to try new dishes!

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

L'Hirondelle has been around for awhile. When we first moved here, the server showed my son various little magic tricks. Food is good, location is great.

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San Juan Capistrano
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of, if not the best restaurant in town. I have eaten there several times and the food, each time, has been excellent. This is the first place I take out of town guests. The location is excellent and if your happen to be there for lunch, you might get to hear the Mission bells ring. The patio is great... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The dinners that we had were undercooked and not very tasty. It was early in the evening and we were the only table in the restaurant. The service was very bad and I had to go to the service area to summon my waitress.

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fab meal at L'Hirondelle Restaurant across the street from the world famous mission of San Juan Capistrano. My wife's filet was the most tender cut of meat one could ever dream of. And my chicken breast prepared in the most luscious mustard sauce was 5-star. Great old building, charming atmosphere, best French cuisine this side of Paris...what more could you... More 

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Additional Information about L'Hirondelle Restaurant

Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone Number: 949 661 0425
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 32
Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: 949 661 0425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?