About Selanne Steak Tavern
Selanne Steak Tavern, owned by Anaheim Duck legend Teemu Selanne and located in a quaint, historical home built in 1934, features an upscale casual neighborhood tavern and a traditional steakhouse. In addition to the absolute best steaks in Orange County, the Tavern offers great burgers, small plates, salads and appetizers as well as an extensive world class wine list, great specialty cocktails and craft beers. We look forward to the opportunity to provide you with an amazing Selanne experience!
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Kitchen closes at 9:30 pm); Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (Kitchen closed at 10:30 pm); CLOSED MONDAYS
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call the restaurant for any entertainment offerings.
Private Catering is available for all of your events or special occasions
Valet parking $6.00 in alley directly behind restaurant off Mountain St. - Metered street parking - Free street parking 2 blocks east.
Within 1 block & seasonal free Laguna Beach shuttle
Private Party Facilities:
Indoor and outdoor private dining for groups up to 20 to 200 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Jessenia Uvidia - Director of Events: 9497159881x2
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
We make your events special! Please feel free to inquire about our services.
Selanne Steak Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Halibut dry less then 6oz for 52.00 ridiculous price not even a good sauce. Salmon was truly smoked large piece but also very dry. The filet was good.
We arrived 15 minutes and were told we h ...
We arrived 15 minutes and were told we had to wait until our reservation time to be seated. The hostesses need a bit of work on their presentation skills. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable time. Our waiter, Mike, was excellent. Knowledgeable, loves his work and a very nice personality.
The overall experience is amazing when y ...
The overall experience is amazing when you dine at Selanne's Steak Tavern. The food, the service and staff are all amazing.
Our server, Ryan, was incredibly knowled ...
Our server, Ryan, was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, food and preparation as well as helpful , personable and attentive. We really enjoyed him sharing his love of food with us. We had a great table, it was quiet and out of the main traffic pattern, which is exactly as I had requested. I had heard great things about this restaurant and wanted to try it for my boyfriends birthday. It was the perfect setting and experience. He truly loved it.
Scallops and Mac and cheese was amazing! ...
Scallops and Mac and cheese was amazing!! Great ambiance and amazing food!
We went here for our wedding anniversary ...
We went here for our wedding anniversary. I have to say that the food was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. We knew the food would be good; it was exceptional. I'm so happy that my girlfriend recommended this restaurant. Her husband owns several restaurants throughout South Orange County and for her to recommend a place that's not her husbands, says something. My husband and plan to return in order to sample other delights and the excellent service from the waitstaff!!!
Better than Mastro's and The Ranch can't ...
Better than Mastro's and The Ranch can't wait to go back!
We were going to be in the area and foun ...
We were going to be in the area and found that they had an opening so we thought we would give it a try. We are very glad we did, from the start the Hostess, Server and his helper were very attentive and helpful. Then the food started to come and all was fantastic, first the Wagyu Beef Tartare was the best I have ever had then the Caesar and the Scarlet Beet Ravioli all three of us had each other try what the other was eating-Fantastic! The Beet Ravioli was unusual but unbelievably good. Then the Mango Sorbet which was delicious, then the main courses-the beef. We choose the Wagyu Skirt Steak and the Lord Stanly Cut. Again we all shared, the Skirt Steak was full of flavor and very tender while the Lord Stanly Cut was bursting with flavor and almost melted in your mouth. I was tempted to order another one because my 15 year old son was not into sharing for very long once he tasted it. A great experience which we plan on having again soon, highly recommend Selanne's to anyone that enjoys great food.
Excellent consistent great food and grea ...
Excellent consistent great food and great service
Staff was friendly and attentive. Food w ...
Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and tasty and served in a timely manner. The section where we were seated was comfortable and relatively quiet. All in all an excellent experience and will definitely come again.
Great server, great meal, great restaurant
Outstanding meal. Jared was great server. It is definitely a pricey restaurant, but you get what you pay for. If I wanted an excellent meal and was willing to pay for it, I would definitely be back.
Great food and excellent service.
Great food and excellent service.
The food was fantastic, the wait staff v ...
The food was fantastic, the wait staff very attentive and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this beach cottage style chophouse. I only regret not being able to have their triple chocolate mousse.. They were out. I will have to go back. 😊
Great First date
Great food with excellent service..no interuptions knowing it was a first date..no rushing us . Great atmosphere.
Will definitely be back!
We've been wanting to visit this restaurant for awhile and decided to go there for a birthday celebration. It's a quaint little restaurant and I can see why their reservations fill up. Among the table we ordered quite a few things, to start the drinks were great...highly recommend The Hat Trick and Risky Business. The steaks were prepared well, the short ribs were super tender, and the sides were delicious. The valet service was top notch with lemonade available while you wait and when you return to your car they place a thank you for visiting, along with some chocolate mints for everyone. Their little store outside sold items signed by Teemu, which were very affordable. Overall the restaurant did not disappoint, we would highly recommend it.
Not worth the money
Very loud! Food was just so so. The service was good, and a friendly staff.
Best meal we've had in a long time. Service experience was first class. Attentive BUT not intrusive. Management obviously has high standards and holds staff to them. Staff seems to know why the standards are high and how and WHY to meet consumer expectations. Décor is a very comfortable Laguna Beach version of a quaint but elegant restaurant in the Hamptons. I recommend Selanne's without reservation.
Great Dining Experience
We loved the food (everything was unique and delicious) and the service (Steven) was top notch! The noise level was pretty high, even though the room we were in was only half full. Be prepared to spend a significant amount of money... worth it for us as it was a celebration dinner!
Always great, with a slight focus on sea ...
Always great, with a slight focus on seasonal, with lots of consistent standbys. My only complaint is their overzealous love of truffle oil, but it's easy enough to avoid by request.
A True Hidden Gem
Last year I decided that for this year's birthday celebration I would go to Selanne's for dinner. A few friends wanted to go too. We had a great time. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The only thing I didn't like was the noise level. It was so loud we had trouble hearing each other. All in all I would go back and recommend it to others just knowing what to expect. Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner but for a lively festive occasion. The icing on the cake would have been Teemu showing up since he was in town for the Ducks playoffs but no such luck this time. Maybe next time!
If you're looking for a nice gourmet ste ...
If you're looking for a nice gourmet steak restaurant then this is the place. It was our first time and we went to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. We were glad we choose to try it. Great service with good selection of food to choose from. For appetizers we recommend the scallops and the cheese plate. And since this is a steakhouse, obviously you would have to choose the steak for your main course. I ordered the ribeye and the wife choose the Wagyu. I wished I selected the Wagyu since it is more tender and flavorful. They have a good selection of cocktails and wines. One of the few places where you can order Pappy Van Winkle. Expect to shell out some serious dollars for it. But overall a very satisfying restaurant. Oh and to top it off, they have great desserts. Valet parking in the rear of the restaurant and metered parking out front since it is on PCH.
Great for a special occasion! Delicious!
Really enjoyed the overall dining experience at Selanne. The staff was so accommodating when part of our group was running late. They let us have a cocktail at the bar and sat everyone when ready. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous inside. Service was impeccable - very prompt and helpful but not pushy at all. The steaks were delicious! As were sides. Very good wine list and excellent cocktails. The only drawback is that it is definitely a bit pricey - over $50 for many of the steaks on the menu. I would reserve for special occasions or maybe dine at the bar for a more casual experience. Overall fantastic and we'll be back!
First time and it was great. Good service with Ryan and the food was delicious. We sat in the bar area so it was too noisy. Definitely will come back. The restaurant has a great style.
Great service, Okay food
Being the first time dining at Selanne, and based on what I have heard of this restaurant, my visit was highly anticipated. The ambiance, service, overall restaurant experience was notable. The fare, for the price was in my opinion not impressive. We found all side dishes overly salted (had risotto, broccolini and wild mushrooms). Other than the overly salted food, overall experience was positive. Will I revisit? Probably not.
Great cocktails and rich food
The Hat Trick cocktail (Fresh Red Grapefruit, Vodka, Agave and St. Germain) was the best cocktail I have had in my life - and I have 35+ years of cocktail exploration! Steak was top quality - the Risotto was so rich I could only eat half. The beet ravioli salad was unique and lovely, and the soups were off the chart. If I could do it all again I would do appetizers, sides, and cocktails (lots of cocktails) and not bother with a main dish.
always exceeding expectations
Can't miss by choosing Selanne's. Great for romantic dinner or share with some friends. Flavors and textures are artfully combined to create an amazing experience. Friendly, top-notch service every time. Consistent winner!
Excellent service at all times. Will be ...
Excellent service at all times. Will be coming again soon.
Awesome filet and crab. Great place. Great food, ambiance and service. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
Wonderful Birthday Celebration
This was a family birthday celebration including two toddlers. We were provided with our own private dining area. The wine list was outstanding. The food was memorable. We very much enjoyed our experience.
Get any steak!
Been three times and never had anything bad off the menu. You need to bring back the cream corn though!!
Really Great Food - Over Priced
We very much enjoyed our evening at Selanne's. However, over the past 3 years, their pricing has gone up over 300 percent. Two steak dinners, 4 drinks, no wine, one ap - $315.00. As a local we have many choices that have a better value proposition.
More expensive than NY prices
The food was delicious, but completely overpriced to the point of outrageous. If your willing to spend almost $500 for 4 people, then go for it. Also, was not impressed by the wine list per glass, also outrageous & $36 for a glass of decent Chardonnay. Unfortunately, would not go back but for a one time it was fine. Maybe would go back just to the bar when friends from NY visiting. Better spend money for a bottle because wine by the glass not that unique for the price.
Wonderful local date night spot
Selanne's Steak Tavern is such a gem in Laguna Beach. It's becoming our go-to date night spot. The Pacific Diver scallops appetizer is so yummy. The lobster is pretty tasty as well. I recommend sitting in the veranda, close to the fireplace, on a cold night.
5 Star all the way. Pricey so special occasion...
Our 10th Anniversary so I wanted it special and that's exactly what we got. We live by the ocean so that wasn't important, but what we got was superb service, food and ambience. Great rib-eyes off the menu. The waiter, Josh, had a couple of special steaks, but off the map as far as pricing. Everybody thinks Mastro's Ocean Club is the place to go, but I would give Selanne one star higher. Really the only diff is the ocean, but everything else was 5 star for my wife and I. Can't wait for the next reason to eat dinner there again....
Laguna Bch steakhouse
Great place, fairly new. Converted home on HWY 1. A little pricey, but the food was excellent. Definite return.
We had a great dinner with some coworkers. Large wine list and a great selection of top notch steaks. Good appetizers and solid deserts. Great service. Pricey but worth it for a splurge meal every now and then.
This place was a great find for celebrating my 3 year anniversary. If you can go when it's slow, that's the best time to enjoy a quiet, and delicious meal there. i wish i had remembered my server's name, but he had a great attitude and was nice to talk to when he swing around to the table. The team showed a great effort to a timely dining experience
Outstanding Dining Experience
My wife and I had an outstanding dinner experience. The service was impeccable and the food was terrific. My wife had a filet and I had the rib-eye. Both were cooked to perfection and just melted in your mouth. The veggies were also delicious and were just big enough to share. All in all it was a great experience.
Retired Executive Chef
Unreal find!!! I found this great spot after a few of my other favorites in Laguna Beach were full(Driftwood Kitchen, Splashes). We had a family event with my 10 month old granddaughter included. They gave us a beautiful room with a large round table that felt like home. The food, service and atmosphere could not have been better. After being in the business as an Executive Chef for over fifteen years, I would recommend it highly. Do yourself a favor and visit this beautiful spot! Jess
Seated by noisy bar
At first we were seated by the noisy bar. My date noted that the area was like a sports bar. We finally told them we wanted to move because of the noise. Once we were moved outside everything was great. Risotto and our chocolate dome dessert was excellent. guess the place is small so they try and squeeze you in by the bar. Make sure to call in and let them know you want to sit elsewhere.
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