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About Bru Grill and Market
We serve the best farm to table Eats, craft brews, and boutique wines. From our phenomenal Happy Hour to our Brü Burger, Salads, Flatbreads, Wild Caught Seafood and Amazing Steaks... you will love Brü!
"America's Top 250 Restaurants"
Save the World. Eat. Brü. Crü. Proudly serving The OC, CA.
Orange County, California · brugrill.com
Lake Forest, CA 92630
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. See www.brugrill.com events calendar for details.
Full event catering for information email email@example.com
Extensive Parking Available
Chef Ülises Navarette
Private Party Facilities:
We have multiple options for private groups of up to 300! See www.brugrill.com for a brief video on our private event incredible skills!
Private Party Contact:
Events Coordinator: (949) 305-5757
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Beer, wine & culinary events and specials regularly.... check our website for the latest information
Bru Grill and Market Ratings and Reviews
I'm not sure I can say enough about how fantastic the service was here. I mean, there was a bit of a hiccup for a minute I think because there were two waiters helping us so there may have been some confusion, but it was handled pretty well. The biggest thing I appreciate was the fact that they were so gracious about the fact that I did not like my salad. This was only partially the fault of the restaurant - I say that because the salad comes with kamala olives (which apparently I'm not a fan of in a regular salad - they overpower the taste of everything else), but the menu simply says olives. That said, they had absolutely no problem making me a brand new salad sans olives and it was delicious. They even brought us out complimentary desserts for a party of 5 as an apology. Not necessary, but VERY much appreciated. Everyone there really couldn't have been nicer. We all enjoyed our experience here and will definitely return.
Can't believe I am saying this, but not sure if I will return to what used to be my favorite restaurant
Duck duck chicken was dry! - Worst food I have ever had in all the times I have visited.
Server forgot appetizer
Server did not even look at table to refill water - 90% of the time my water was empty and sitting at the end of the table for a refill
Server was horrendously unpersonable and didn't describe specials.... are specials no longer offerred at this restaurant?
Is the restaurant under new management? Or is there new chef? SO sad.
This is one of our favorite places to eat! The food is delicious, the menu is extensive and they have a great selection of craft beer as well as a full bar. The atmosphere is lively but not too loud. Great for watching sports or going out with friends to dinner. Can't wait to try their Sunday brunch!
Service was horrible. Wait time was over an hour and we had not received our food. We had made a reservation for my husbands birthday and brought our kids. Drinks were not refilled. And when we complained we were told it would take 15 minutes to speak to the manager. We ended up leaving before our food arrived and will not be going again.
We love this place. I have been here several times, but this was the first time for brunch. We are very happy with both the food and service. They have wonderful gluten free options which is always a plus. Great drink menu too!!!! I highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely go back.
As usual, food was superb as was the service. Greg went above and beyond and we appreciated his attention to detail. The food was all served timely and at the right temperature. I have dietary restrictions and my meal was prepared perfectly. The only issue is the noise level; but being in a booth certainly helped us speak with each other.
I visited Bru a few weeks after it first opened and was not impressed at all and hadn't been back since. I decided to meet a business colleague there last week at 5:30 and from that experienced, decided that I'd be back again. The food was really good, the service as well. The dining room was nice with warm/cozy decor, but there were two business networking groups meeting in the bar and two patios so the noise level was really pretty high, although it was much better when we were moved to the back of the restaurant. Menu is interesting and some moderately priced items are available for dinner. We just had drinks and some appetizers but if the rest of the menu is as good as the appetizers, then that will be a hit with me. I'll be back.
Our server was Eric and he was extremely professional and very attentive. My water glass was never empty throughout the entire meal. Our food was delicious and served within a reasonable amount of time.
I always love eating at Bru Grill and Market and will continue going back! This restaurant is great for casual dining, special occasions, work lunches, dates, girl's nights or just about anything!
I really liked this place. Our table was ready and we were seated right away, even though it was a busy night. The staff was fantastic and the food was outstanding. The atmosphere is also a lot of fun. I can not wait to return and hope to become a regular here. Thank you for everything. It was truly outstanding!! I will give the highest amount of stars I can!
The food was delicious and the service was spectacular. My adult son and I enjoyed the ribeye steaks, desserts, drinks, and coffee. Very friendly and attentive staff, and the meal is much more affordable than our other favorite place, Hannah's. We'll be back again.
We came here for a Valentine's Day date and made reservations online. Walked in and told the hostess we had a reservation, she said to give her a second. A couple walks in after us with a reservation and she immidiately seats them as we wait aimlessly for ten minutes to be seated. It was definitely an innconvience, considering we also made a reservation. Other than that the server was great, food and drinks were amazing. Would still recommend dispite the annoyance of making a reservation and having to wait so long to be seated by the hostess.
So......been to Bru many times with just very average service,
from hostess seating to waiters and bartender service .
This time was a revival!!!!
A SHOUT OUT to Bru for an updated menu (delicious fried chicken sandwich), excellent cocktails and a very polite and attentive hostess.
I will return because of this latest dinning experience:)
The beer and food selection was very good and overall we had a decent experience. When it comes to beverage service, the staff was extremely attentive. Thank you for that.
However, we had to flag down our waiter several times for food related issues, such as ordering, wrong order, and a cold halibut dinner.
The food was wonderful as usual however our server Eric was absolutely terrible. Didn't greet us or take our drink order for almost 15 min. The rest of the evening seemed put out when he did come by and we had to ask other servers for assistance as our drinks were empty, our orders incomplete, etc. As myself and my guests have all been servers this was inexcusable.
The unique characteristic of this restaurant is their approach to wine. Instead of having a mediocre wine list charging 2-3 times the store cost per bottle, they have top label wines and they sell them at the same cost you would pay at Bev Mo or Total Wine. This is awesome and a reason to return over and over by itself!!! The only difference is that they charge a $10 corkage fee on the wine which is lower than most restaurants.
The food was just as unique. The menu is full of selections that I had never seen before which made it an adventure in itself. Coupled with the excellent wine option and highly energetic atmosphere, Bru is definitely a place to frequent.
I loved the place as soon as we walked in! She's local to the Lake Forest location and she thought I'd like it. Yes, yes, yes!!! I ordered the Monte Cristo sandwich with a side salad and she ordered a made-to-order omelette and the endless champagne. It was brunch after all :-) My Monte Cristo was excellent. The brioche bread they used was delectable and I liked that their version wasn't deep fried. It didn't need to be since all the ingredients they used was good quality and again, brioche bread says it all! My side salad was perfectly dressed with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette dressing. My friend's omelette was delicious with all of the fresh ingredients she selected and the fresh orchid looked beautiful on the plate making her dish all the more special. Her potatoes were perfectly done, but could have used a bit more salt during the cooking process. The champagne they served was yummy and surprisingly so since it was bottomless. All in all we really loved our brunch and can't wait to dine there again!
I have been to Bru for brunch and lunch, but this was my first dinner experience and I was not disappointed! We met friends out for a date night and it was exactly what I hoped for - great cocktails, fantastic service (attentive, but not pushy), yummy food and a festive, upbeat atmosphere. There was live music in the bar area and I was afraid it would get too loud. But, my fears were unfounded and we were able to enjoy conversation with our friends while still enjoying the atmosphere of the restaurant. A great night - we'll be back!
We had a great time, our table was waiting for us since we used Open Table! My only issue is every time I've eaten at Brü the food isn't as hot as I would like, but with that said it tastes great, has a nice presentation and the selection is wonderful. We'll def be back.
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