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.

“Great Friends”

Hanna's Restaurant & Bar
Reserve with OpenTable
Hanna's Restaurant & Bar is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Paseo & El Portal
Bordeaux, France
Level Contributor
430 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Great Friends”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have some wonderful neighbors who treated us to a very nice evening at Hanna's Restaurant and Bar in Rancho Santa Margarita the other night. Located in a multi mix shopping area, one could almost miss seeing this place as one drives thru, but please look the experience is worth the effort.

First of all, it is a really hip place with lots of energy from both the staff and all the customers. There are multiple rooms that add to the experience. One is the "Wine Room" where there are lockers for storing your individual wine. See the staff for details. Then a great open bar with plenty of seating at tables and the bar itself and finally the dining room, with super comfy booths and tables.

Staff is one of the most friendly and helpful we have seen in a number of years.. Everyone saying "Hi" etc. They know the menu and can really assist with your choices and if a side dish is not to your liking,they will readily sub something else. One really nice extra, NO Corkage fee if one brings their own favorite wine.

Overall, a great evening and we will return. Closest to a Newport Beach type place in this part of the OC.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank mitch w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

201 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    144
    36
    15
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Trabuco Canyon, California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Middle Aged Hipsters Dining Out (Well)”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Very friendly service throughout. Nice loud buzz in the bar area with all the beautiful people greeting each other with a kiss on the cheek and laughing about daily minutiae or local gossip. In two visits we have tried maybe 10 of the dishes, all of them tasty with a few standouts. I appreciated the menu rotation from summer to fall. Staff was really good about pacing meals according to what we wanted. I would not say this place is overly expensive given the quality of the food and the service - good value for money on the top end.

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MCRonnyV
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trabuco Canyon, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty food , wonderful service”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

From the time you arrive until you leave you are taken care of in every aspect. The food is always incredible.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank floralee061
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
orange county,ca.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

My wife finally talked me in to going to this resturant. Granted the food is good but not great for the price they charge. I would put Laurys, Ruth Chris, and Savannah Chop House before this resturant

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank jennifer76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orange County
Level Contributor
184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The new top of the pile!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Probably the best prepared steak we have ever had. Son ordered his Rib Eye" medium and just a notch above that", my wife ordered hers medium and I ordered mine medium rare. They were all prepared perfectly! The garlic mashed potatoes were excellent. The bread was right out of the oven!! Overall, probably the best steaks we have ever had - and we love the Capital Grill, Maestros, Flemmings and Ruth Chris. This was the best!

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Stricks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hanna's Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Laguna Beach, Orange County
 
Irvine, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
 
Irvine, Orange County
Mission Viejo, Orange County
 

Been to Hanna's Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing