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Bru Grill & Market

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711 (Rockfield)
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
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Lasne, Belgium
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu had some interesting offerings and the selection of beer quite extensive. The selection of battled wine was international and very reasonably priced for a restaurant. The jalapeño tatters would be recognised as croquettes in Europe and were very tasty as were the flat breads. The atmosphere is busy and friendly, a bit noisy but on the whole a... More 

Thank Angela S
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon. The food and service were okay. Nothing special and even though we were in Orange County for a month, we never went back.

Thank Tiz108
Laguna Woods, California
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good if price is no object. I had ciopiano and my partner had a shrimp cocktail... The ciopiano was not served on a pasta base which i thought was unusual and lacked seasoning. While the restaurant has a retail wine store in the entrance I do not understand the $10.00 corkage fee. (Are they really attempting to sell wine... More 

Thank arnold s
Laguna Woods, California
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I went here to lunch last week and found this to be a place I will be returning to. I had the sausage platter with homemade sauerkraut and warm german potato salad. My wife had the chicken pesto sandwich with garlic fries. I had all of mine and a taste of hers. All were terrific and she felt the same.... More 

Thank Vince F
Orange County, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

With over 30 taps you can surely find that special beer you need. The food is great as is the service. This can be a place for a quick bite or even a special occasion.

Thank Markimbrooks
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A very lively craft ale eatery. Fantastic selection of craft ales. The food selection was great and would recommend the seafood platter. Service wasn't fantastically fast, but the place was full.

Thank IanRedfearn
Yorba Linda, California
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305 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A Very trendy place typical of the new type restaurants that are opening up. I went for happy hour but their happy hour prices are more expensive than most places regular prices. As many of the "new" type restaurants they only have craft beer (which I personally do not like) and feel that they can get away with high prices.... More 

Thank Ed P
Ballston Spa, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Bru several times now and it hasn't disappointed yet. The food is delicious and the service is great.

Thank danicamp88
Irvine, California
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We decided to try this place a few days ago for Happy Hour. It was very crowded , but we snagged a table outside on the patio and it was much better than the crowded bar inside. Good prices for food and wine.

Thank travelagent333
Irvine, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Excellent food and service. Energetic atmosphere (aka little loud). But nothing that interfered with our experience. (Ask for a table in the back if you want a more subtle atmosphere.) After we placed our order the absolutely delightful waiter returned saying that two large group orders had just been placed before ours and it would be a little longer. That... More 

Thank Sheila G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
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: 949-305-5757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?