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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
+1 949-661-0425
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (17 reviews)
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French, European
31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere here. While granddaughter & I had salmon, my daughter enjoyed a very appealing beef entree. DELISH

Thank reachlorraineb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our first dinner at L'Hirondelle Restaurant, and loved the menu and food, and we may go back, but they have an exhaust, problem. The women's bathroom is near the front door, and when a customer uses that bathroom, and its door opens is...More

Thank TonyFi18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and atmosphere remind you of a country French inn...which is the objective. Menu mainstays are what you would expect, and are well executed at reasonable prices. Pleasant place for relaxing dinner.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been at l’hirondelle a long time ago and it did not leave us with a great impression - but this time... wow! The rack of lamb was delicious, bite the sweetbreads were perfection!! It is really easy to ruin sweetbreads - they have...More

Thank Coffeesip
Reviewed April 19, 2018

My wife and I have had dinner there twice and will do so again this week. Small , intimate , restaurant with great menu - I have had the Duck and Sole on the two visits and both were excellent. Excellent service, really good wine...More

Thank john s
Reviewed April 11, 2018

It was a warm, sunny day so I ate on the patio. Very charming with a good view of the Mission, Good food, maybe a little pricey, but worth it. Very fresh tasty and not overly "gourmet". Wait staff were very attentive. I was lucky...More

Thank Roxy Z
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We have eaten at L'Hirondelle for many years, and went back last night for a birthday dinner. L'Hirondelle continues to impress. This is an intimate restaurant--by that I do not mean small, although it is not a large restaurant--but instead it is a romantic restaurant...More

Thank LagunaMike
Reviewed January 7, 2018

For years I have been wanting to try this charming looking restaurant, and last week it finally happened! What a pleasant evening - everything from service to deco, not to mention the food was exquisite. Loved the option of "small plate" which leaves room for...More

Thank Claudia2929
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Always a favorite after Mass brunch. Absolutely the most incredible escargot with loads of garlic. Better than any bistro we have visited in Paris. Their pate' is fabulous. Great champagne list too! Fabulous owner with a great waitstaff team. One of our go to places...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed October 11, 2017

My wife and I have been dining here for the anniversary of our first date, perfect wedding on their garden patio and every anniversary or another excuse we can make up. After 10 years my wife and I can only say that like our marriage,...More

Thank thebigmozier
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Questions & Answers
November 15, 2015|
Response from Joel P | Reviewed this property |
I would absolutely call them ahead of time. They are a small place and I have made arrangements for a special menu addition with them before as well.
Alexis S
March 26, 2015|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is just beer and wine. A very good beer and wine selection. Their patio is excellent for a casual lunch.
March 8, 2015|
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Response from sjc188 | Reviewed this property |
Lunch is 11-2 and they open for dinner at 5.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-0425
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