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“Great spot for lunch”

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: French, European, Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Culver City, California
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363 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

After touring the mission and taking a walking tour of historic San Juan Capistrano, I stopped at L 'Hirondelle for lunch. It was a nice afternoon, so I sat on the patio. The restaurant is peaceful and away from the normal flow of tourists. In fact, I struck up a conversation with a couple of locals at the next table and they wondered how I'd found the place. (Thank you, Trip Advisor!)

I enjoyed a 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay and the salad special of the day - the Nicoise ........ followed by an espresso.

Service was great - and the value for the meal was good.

I'd like to go back for dinner - or even another lunch on the tranquil patio again.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Laguna Niguel, CA.
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good but now Expensive”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We have been going to this Restaurant for years. It was excellent but now through a few new owners it is not quite a good and much more expensive. Still a nice place for a pleasant dinner out.

Visited February 2013
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Thank John8433
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phoenix
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just...WOW!!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Sarducci's, and my wife was craving creme brulee for dessert. Sarducci's didn't have it, so we walked down the street and found this place. It was a little after 8:00 and when we got to the door, it had a "closed" sign in the window. There were still lots of people dining inside, so my wife decided to see if we could get the creme brulee to go. Since they were closed, I expected them to say, "sorry, we're closed", but they said, "have a seat and I'll see what I can do." We sat in the entry on a comfy couch in front of the fire. The manager came over and verified our order, brought roses, candles, a table cloth, and water and set the table in the waiting area just for us. It was a perfect way to end the evening. This is why they are the #1 restaurant in san Juan Capistrano.

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
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Thank elitetravelerPhoenix
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phoenix
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just...WOW!!!!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Sarducci's, and my wife was craving creme brulee for dessert. Sarducci's didn't have it, so we walked down the street and found this place. It was a little after 8:00 and when we got to the door, it had a "closed" sign in the window. There were still lots of people dining inside, so my wife decided to see if we could get the creme brulee to go. Since they were closed, I expected them to say, "sorry, we're closed", but they said, "have a seat and I'll see what I can do." We sat in the entry on a comfy couch in front of the fire. The manager came over and verified our order, brought roses, candles, a table cloth, and water and set the table in the waiting area just for us. It was a perfect way to end the evening. This is why they are the #1 restaurant in san Juan Capistrano.

Visited March 2013
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Thank elitetravelerPhoenix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a charmer”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting, they were happy to let us sit and chat as long as we wanted. The food was very special, each of us enjoyed our choices. Pleasant cozy atmosphere.

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