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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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$$$
French, Belgian, European
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
949 661 0425
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

L'Hirondelle is owned by a special couple, who greet you with a hug! It has inside and outside seating, but the outdoor courtyard is best, as you are surrounded by huge trees, potted flowers and the sounds of the Mission bells and the romantic trains heading south to San Diego.! Want to people-watch, this is where! Our favorite restaurant in... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very attractive restaurant opposite Mission San Juan. Great outdoor patio.dont travel to it. Live here

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Laguna Hills, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been enjoying this wonderful restaurant for years. We recently moved to Reno and really have missed coming here. We were back in town and made a special trip to join Ali and enjoy the great food. The absolute best steak in OC ... the rack of lamb is also done so well. Wonderful mashed potatoes... More 

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Hesperia, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! My only complaints are the fans weren't on, and the day was very hot. It took three requests to finally get them turned on. My other complaint was the unisex bathroom's lid was up (to be expected with guys using it... :) but "waste" was smeared around the interior of the bowl. Someone needs... More 

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Orange County, CA
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The most romantic restaurant in OC. Wonderful garden setting, acorss from the mission, great French influenced food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant across the Mission. Very quaint place. Menu items are very nice. The service is great! Cute patio to sit outside on a beautiful day. Owner of restaurant almost always in the restaurant.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Excellent meal, dessert was ok. Main entrance is around back which isn't clear if you park on the street. Charming decor.

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Dana Point, California
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A delightful dining experience. Nondescript exterior, but theinterior exudes provincial European ambiance with attentive and friendly service. Tasteful interior setting, with white table cloth and a fresh single rose added to the ambiance. The menu though limited has an adequate listing of traditional continental offerings. We had the small plates, rack of lamb and farmed salmon accompanied with lightly grilled... More 

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Dana Point
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. I recently met a friend there for lunch and the experience was delightful for both us. The food always has a great presentation and tastes just as good as it looks. The décor is filled with French charm and lovely artwork. I have no problem recommending this... More 

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Genoa, Nevada
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We took another couple fro Sunday brunch, and what a wonderful time we had. The weather was perfect so we dined on the tree-shaded patio and enjoyed a leisurely brunch with good service and excellent food. Three of us had egg combinations which were very good but Cindi had the Dover sole, and being a wonderful honey, she let have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 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: 949 661 0425

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?