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
They may have the best steak I have ever ...
They may have the best steak I have ever eaten... The Lord Stanley Bone in Ribeye
Promised my wife a nice evening out sinc ...
Promised my wife a nice evening out since work has had me traveling a bunch lately. We're huge Ducks and food fans, so Selannes gives you the best of both worlds! I read some reviews that that staff weren't friendly and hurried you thru your meal. We found the exact opposite. From the second we walked in, we were greeted warmly and they had our table ready for our 730 reservation about 5 minutes early. Ryan was our server and he was a champ. Informative without being pushy, and helpful without being annoying...the way it should be. The food was insane, we both got filets and we split the broccolini and Mac n cheese. OMG, Selannes Mac n cheese is the best I've ever had outside of Le Montage in Portland. We Finnished (pun intended for you Teemu fans) with the Monkey bread dessert on Ryan's suggestion, and it was both delicious and visually stunning. Highly recommend Selannes for a date night, anniversary, or an "I'm sorry, please forgive" occasion ;-). Cheers Teemu!
Great food, great service. Only thing wa ...
Great food, great service. Only thing was it was a special occasion and I told them when I made the reservation and when I confirmed it, also when we were seated. They put us in the bar. It's a bar so it was a little loud and had TV's on. Not really conducive for the romantic evening we were hoping for. Also, the tables are extremely small. There wasn't enough room for our wine and our food. And even without the wine they ran out of room to hold everything. Not sure why they have such huge plates with such small tables. If you make a reservation suggest you might ask to not be seated at the bar. The place looked lovely for what we saw and sure there are better tables than what we had.
We found the food superb! Steak was perf ...
We found the food superb! Steak was perfection and choice of sides, outstanding! We will def be back!
The server was excellent and very attent ...
The server was excellent and very attentive. Food is great although very expensive.
Loved the beet salad, risotto and the mo ...
Loved the beet salad, risotto and the monkey bread. Of course the filet was the best but these were great additions
We love this place so much ! One day we ...
We love this place so much ! One day we will order the 225 steak .
Went to Laguna Beach for our next to las ...
Went to Laguna Beach for our next to last night. We had a great dinner and the service was excellent Started with appetizers and Kathy had the beet ravioli which was great. I had the foie gras which I didn't realize came in all three varieties. I liked the seared the others not too much. That is just my preference. Lexi had the wedge salad and Brian had the scallops which were great. For dinner Kathy had the chicken and Brian and I switched steaks. I originally had the skirt and Brian the strip We both liked the opposite better. Lexi had the skirt also. Great sides of Mac and cheese, white
Warm congenial service service. Our wait ...
Warm congenial service service. Our waiter, Dimitri, was outstanding. Food was excellent. Being a local, we have made this a regular dinner dining place. Thanks. Buddy and Pamela
Another great evening at Selanne's Steak ...
Another great evening at Selanne's Steak Tavern!!! Anytime that I'm in the area this fine restaurant will be my first stop!!!
It was an intimate experience.
It was an intimate experience.
This place is top notch! The dining expe ...
This place is top notch! The dining experience was fabulous! Service impeccable! Food, to die for! Rates right up there with our top experience in a cruise ship. The chef is amazing!!
Lovely setting in the remodeled old French 75 restaurant, Selanne keeps the feeling but the ambiance is much brighter with an air of old California charm. Our waiter was attentive and explained the menu and selections well. As you'd expect the steaks are top notch, the halibut was a bit dry but extremely flavorful. The wine list is excellent. I highly recommend going early and enjoying a cocktail in the bar before dining. This is probably the best gourmet room in Laguna Beach. A definite special night out type of restaurant.
Outstanding dinner! Service was impecca ...
Outstanding dinner! Service was impeccable. Jesse Josh and Brock were An awesome team. Can't wait to go back
My husband and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary at Selanne. It's become one of our favorite special occasion spots! Michael was our server and treated us with the utmost kindness and grace. All of the waitstaff were superb! Thank you for not disappointing us!!
love this place
the best steaks in laguna! we love this place ... great bar scene, if you're into that. fabulous drinks. wonderful patio...
Let people focus on the food
In my opinion, the service was a little too-much. Three different persons kept asking if we liked the food, if we needed something and so on. We were not interested in hearing everybodys names and what they were paid to do. We would have liked to enjoi the meal more "in peace". But, the food was almost divine!
Best Steak in O.C.
Fantastic steaks and great wine; a combo hard to beat! I recommend sitting upstairs where they store the wine in white wine fridges. It is much more quite than the first level. Also, get the mac and cheese!
Twice has been nice!
This is our second visit to Selanne - for both visits the food was delicious and the service was impeccable! We will be back for a third time for sure!
you can definitly find a better place to eat steak
We went here for dinner, it was a nice little place. It used to be someones house, can sense the homey feeling right when you walk in. The service is good, i wouldnt complain about that. There was a lot of people watching the Warriors/Okc playoffs game. We spent a lot of money and we were not really comfortable when we were eating. if we are spending $70 per plate we shouldnt have to feel cluttered. Need more space, or no dining near the bar area.
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!
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