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“Enchanting treasure” 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: $0 - $32
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dana Point, CA
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Enchanting treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I can't believe it's taken me this long to write a review of one of my favorite haunts in nearby San Juan Capistrano. Directly across from the Mission you can hear the church bells ring while enjoying some of the best French inspired food I've partaken in here in So California but the biggest surprise is a hamburger, no not just ANY superb but one the French would be proud to claim as their's - if you like hamburgers - YOU WILL LOVE this Kobe beef mouthwatering, simply delectable sampling of absolute delight! If you're ever in the area the is a MUST vist you can't afford to miss out on. Just superb!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Nice little gem for lunch... Nice patio.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Right across the street from the mission. Owner/server very nice. French onion soup excellent..nice and cozy inside. Good ahi sandwich and curry chicken sandwich.

  • Visited April 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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Culver City, California
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129 restaurant reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

After touring the mission and taking a walking tour of historic San Juan Capistrano, I stopped at L 'Hirondelle for lunch. It was a nice afternoon, so I sat on the patio. The restaurant is peaceful and away from the normal flow of tourists. In fact, I struck up a conversation with a couple of locals at the next table and they wondered how I'd found the place. (Thank you, Trip Advisor!)

I enjoyed a 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay and the salad special of the day - the Nicoise ........ followed by an espresso.

Service was great - and the value for the meal was good.

I'd like to go back for dinner - or even another lunch on the tranquil patio again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Laguna Niguel, CA.
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good but now Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We have been going to this Restaurant for years. It was excellent but now through a few new owners it is not quite a good and much more expensive. Still a nice place for a pleasant dinner out.

Visited February 2013
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phoenix
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 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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