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“Just...WOW!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Hirondelle Restaurant

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949 661 0425
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Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
phoenix
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Just...WOW!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Sarducci's, and my wife was craving creme brulee for dessert. Sarducci's didn't have it, so we walked down the street and found this place. It was a little after 8:00 and when we got to the door, it had a "closed" sign in the window. There were still lots of people dining inside, so my wife decided to see if we could get the creme brulee to go. Since they were closed, I expected them to say, "sorry, we're closed", but they said, "have a seat and I'll see what I can do." We sat in the entry on a comfy couch in front of the fire. The manager came over and verified our order, brought roses, candles, a table cloth, and water and set the table in the waiting area just for us. It was a perfect way to end the evening. This is why they are the #1 restaurant in san Juan Capistrano.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What a charmer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting, they were happy to let us sit and chat as long as we wanted. The food was very special, each of us enjoyed our choices. Pleasant cozy atmosphere.

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san diego
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this restaurant - from the wonderful food to the exceptional service and quaint, cozy decor. The owner is very hospitable. A charming establishment. Highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Overall good experience. I was not wow-Ed though. Based on the reviews I expected more. The food was good not great. I had some veal which was a bit overcooked. My wife is vegetarian so not a lot to choose for her but they but something together and she said it was good. The setting is nice, resembling small French restaurants.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paso Robles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tucked away by the Mission is this gem of a restaurant. Quaint and cozy with gracious service, it offers the French classics. We shared a scrumptious escargot with their crusty bread and it was so delicious we couldn't wait for it to cool, the sizzling garlic butter too tempting. I had the Sole, and it was perfect with the most intriguing whipped potatoes,,,a flavor that was subtle but exotic. My husband had the Half Duck with a perfect Blood Orange sauce. We had cappucino's that were perfect with the chocolate torte. A nice wine list,,,both California and France well represented. Really well done,,,a lovely evening.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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