About Bru Grill and Market
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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
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
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.
Had a really nice evening in xmas eve and didn't have to lift a finger. Table was ready and on time and our service was great. Even other waiters who weren't waiting on our table at all greeted us on the way out saying good night, how was your meal, and hope you enjoyed yourselves/happy holidays and this was at the end of a busy evening for them so that was impressive. The food was fantastic and well-timed for a busy night. Speaking as the one who would have been doing all the cooking had we been at home it was a totally quality experience that felt elegant and to did justice to the occasion - like we were all being pampered. One last nice touch - the chalkboard Christmas countryside snow scene hand drawn by someone who worked there we were told was done on her day off, was spectacular and festive. Nicely done Bru Grill. Thank you.
The staff couldn't be more courteous or helpful. Our waiter was quick to attend to our 5 year old grandson and his pizza and juice arrived very quickly. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and met even our foodie sons expectations. I would highly recommend the Lake Forest location for any occassion.
I had the sausage combo with hot potato salad and sauerkraut, which was very good. However, Mom's crab egg benedict was not hot and the eggs were overcooked. She did not say anything prior to eating it, but when I informed our server, Alex, he "made it right" and didn't charge us for her entry. Altho the restaurant was quite busy, Alex provided excellent service and was very attentive to our needs and requests.
The ambiance is fantastic and definitely in love with the cocktail list. The food was alright, didn't particularly stand out. Service was slow, especially for a Monday night. But otherwise, will absolutely be coming back for drinks!
been here several times and never disappointed. I come for the craft beer selection but i always enjoy the food. Menu is thoughtfully selected to pair well with the available beers and wine. live entertainment during evenings makes the evening even more eventful.
We were celebrating our 30th anniversary. Our server, Lexi was awesome and seemed to genuinely care about making sure we enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious, as always and we love the fact that everything is freshly made and this place is close to home so we don't have to drive too far.
I'm absolutely stunned at how great our experience was! Logan, our server is top notch, can't ask for better service. We had never been there, and I asked him to share some of the top menu items. He went through the menu and talked about the top 2-3 dishes in each area. The food was fantastic, and environment reminded us of one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. We were there to celebrate our 11 year wedding anniversary, and it was a memory we will never forget. Thank you to BRU, Logan and the entire crew! We'll be back!
Food was excellent and service was even bette. Our server Justin was very attentive & checked on us about every 10 minutes . He also recommended dessert. We were to stuffed or we would have tried something . We will be going back soon. A little noisy for lunch but we got through it. We would highly recommend this place & they even have a gluten free flat bread that is very tasty .
I picked this restaurant for a business lunch. I had never been here before but I liked what I saw on the menu. We were there when they opened at 11:00am and were seated immediately. My coworkers enjoyed the 3 sausage platter, the burger and the beef dip sandwich. Our server answered all our questions, explained the soup of the day and always kept our drinks full. Everyone enjoyed the meal and I got to try a new restaurant. My husband and I are looking forward to trying this restaurant for dinner and cocktails.
BRU never disappoints! Had the Ribeye with the smashed garlic potatoes and fried onions on top with Asparagus. WOW!! What a dish! My better half had the salmon which is always amazing.
Great cocktails, killer beer selection on tap (even Nitro!)and bottles in fridges for selection. Outstanding wine list!!!
Let me say, the food is quite good, no complaints there. However, the service there leaves a lot to be desired. Throughout the meal, our server was rarely seen. After we were done with our meal, the server asked if we would like to see a dessert menu, we said yes. Five minutes, ten minutes, no menu and no server. When she finally did come back, she still didn't have the dessert menus and just asked if we wanted a refill on our beers. At that point I just asked for the check. I don't think we'll be back.
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