We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Bru Grill & Market

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711 (Rockfield)
+1 949-305-5757
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 153: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of ten. Most of us ordered and enjoyed eating the baby back ribs entree which came with two side dishes. Our server Ryan was very pleasant and helpful. He did serve me two vegetable side dishes instead of fries as I have requested. We had delicious calamari, and chicken wings as appetizers. Food was delicious. Men... More 

Thank Monica75
Silverthorne, Colorado
Level Contributor
152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for an early dinner, and the service was very attentive. Lots of good choices, we started by splitting the steak tartare appetizer, which was both much larger than we expected, and extremely tasty. Then we settled down to slightly more standard bar food, I had the French dip and my wife had the 'small' version of the... More 

Thank eclectic80498
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Atmosphere is great, service is good, too bad the food is just so-so. I ate here 2x and each time I was hoping for a good meal. What I got was mediocre and disappointing.(seared ahi and fish and chips) I was looking for another place on So Lake to have lunch. I won't be back.

Thank Lorraine M
Lake Forest, California, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I went to a late lunch with a friend. We arrived just as happy hour started. Due to a physical setback, I couldn't sit at the pub height tables in the bar. Our server sat us in the dining room and offered the happy hour menu. The prices are lower on this menu than the regular menu. I was impressed... More 

Thank Vicki C
Laguna, CA
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Second time here for lunch with friends on a weekday. Friendly greeter/host and waiter. Decor is dimly lighted with dark tables, booths, and floors giving a feeling of intimacy and serenity. Impressed with the variety of choices offered on menu. One had the two tacos entree, the other sausages, and I had the French dip au jus. Our orders came... More 

Thank likesc0mf0rt
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Stopped for dinner before a concert. We shared the deep friend meatloaf that has a slight Sirachi sauce coating that was out off this world! It was not overly spicy hot, just gave it a perfect flavor. Never had better meatloaf. It came with a sucrotash made with corn, bacon pieces and mushrooms that was beyond words, and home made... More 

Thank ballerina501
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

They have unique menu items. The food is quite good, the service is okay, kind of hit or miss. However, I don't think I'll be back. I ate there twice in one week and about an hour after eating - each time, the food went right through me.

Thank tigger949
boston, ma
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been here many times for lunch, but not for dinner. THe food is consistently good and the service is always perfectly attentive. There is an above average wine selection and beers are good too. Never had a mixed drink there, so I can't comment on that or on the bar itself except to say there is a large... More 

1 Thank mscapehorn
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We go a few times a month...we love sitting in the bar area and ordering from happy hour menu. However they now have a French dip off the regular menu that is great. My husband also thinks The Bru Burger is the best in Orange County. Their desserts are to die for. I really love the bread pudding!!! Great drinks,... More 

Thank Stacy R
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We were a party of 8, both adults and children and had a midweek visit. Couldn't fault anything at this restaurant, great selection of food (I had the duck duck chicken, just beautiful) and beers. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank stevielatphoto

Travelers who viewed Bru Grill & Market also viewed

Lake Forest, Orange County
Lake Forest, Orange County

Been to Bru Grill & Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-305-5757

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bru Grill & Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?