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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, European
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
949 661 0425
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Laguna Hills, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank kboc
Hesperia, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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73 reviews
41 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.

Thank OCProfessor
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12 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank may D
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 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.

Thank KatieMP2013
Dana Point, California
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank gigit234
Genoa, Nevada
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jim M
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I travelled with my son and and his family, wife and two boys aged 9 and 11 years. We did have reservations and the restaurant was quite full. The menu is not large and has a nice selection of food, from fish to meat and fowl. It is medium priced . WE ordered a selection of appetisers, soup which one... More 

Thank Jennifer Z
North Port, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I haven't enjoyed a meal like this since I had one in NYC 10 yrs ago. I wasn't sure about the wine so they gave me a sample and not just a few drops. I loved it and had the perfect wine to go with my filet mignon. We had the pate and cheese for starters with our meals. I... More 

Thank legsohara

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?