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“Hidden Gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Hirondelle Restaurant

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Florence, Italy
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169 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to this lovely Belgian restaurant many times over the years. The owner is a gracious host and their kobe burgers are the best!

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have been visiting L'Hirondelle for over twenty years and never had less than a perfect meal. The prices are reasonable, the food is excellent, the people are terrific, and the outdoor seating is really special. We also hold family occasions there, e.g., birthdays, holidays, etc. For everyone of the "What sort of visit was this?" questions that comes next in the review, the answer is a resounding YES! We have taken friends from around the world to L'Hirondelle and everybody loves it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank James T
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San Antonio, Texas
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139 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The chicken, fish and hamburgers are delicious, as are the fries, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Gorgeous outdoor dining. Everything we had hoped it would be!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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San Clemente, CA, USA
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“High Hopes but Little Satisfaction”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I am hopeful every time I go to L'Hirondelle. Every time I am disappointed. The menu is varied, but the execution of the dishes and the service leaves a lot to be desired. OK for a quick bite after a game or movie, but I've given up on having some kind of authentic European meal. For superb French cuisine, I invariably go to Marché Moderne in Costa Mesa.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Pamela_PJ_Adams
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Phila
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything you expect in French cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I get out to this part of California about 4 times a year and will drive out of my way to dine here. I originally discovered through TripAdvisor and was not steered wrong.
Favorites are the foie gras appetizer as well as the sweetbread entree - don't miss the crepes, fresh berries and ice cream for dessert. If you're in the area don't miss the opportunity.

Visited September 2013
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