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Bru Grill & Market

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23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711 (Rockfield)
+1 949-305-5757
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, great service, will def go back!! Kiddos loved it too. Liked the atmosphere and the live band was cool too. :)

Thank Staci L
Laguna Niguel, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times before and loved it. But, that was a while ago. Went back for my Mom's 90th birthday. The place was super-crowded and incredibly loud. No quite conversation in a booth like before. Good for the restaurant, though. Menu was very limited in terms of choices. Two "pasta-ish" dishes (e.g., mac and cheese (good) with lobster... More 

Thank davidluther77
Coto de Caza, California
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They claim to have Gluten free options but they are so limited, expect to be hungry leaving. Gluten free options: Bunless burger, fries, salad, bread-less sandwich ( yes, you heard that right), sausage

Thank lisagood99
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

So - If you are int he mood for a nice place to have a conversation and a good micro brew then this place is for you. I know I probably sound like an "OLD FART" , but sometimes it is nice to go to a place for good beer and a chat with friends w/o all of the noise.... More 

Thank Michael R
Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

When at our OC office this is my go to place. It's fun, the food is fantastic, the service friendly but professional and the beer (50 or so) and wine lists are incredible. Then that whiskey cake thing in a mason jar is just stupidly good

Thank David E
Laguna Niguel, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

My husband & I showed up on a Sat night without a reservation about 7:pm. Not a great idea but it worked out well for us. They had room in the bar area. There is a bar area & there is a long shared table right outside of the bar area. Perfect! Service was excellent (thanks Lexi). My husband had... More 

Thank Robert O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Bru has an extensive menu and an even bigger beer list! The food and drinks were all tasty and we enjoyed our visit. Portions were large (even the half sized portion of the beet salad). The restaurant doesn't assign wait staff to a table so you have countless people coming to help you. While you'd think this couldn't possibly be... More 

Thank WoodOK
Santa Ana, California
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We met another couple here for dinner and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and service. To avoid the noise of the front end of the restaurant where the sports bar is located we were able to get a table WAY in back with a decorative wall as a sound attenuator. This allowed us to enjoy the... More 

Thank Bill G
Lake Forest, California
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It was about 9 months ago and the friendly receptionist gave a overview about the restaurant featuring a nice wine collection and a market of different packaged snacks or accessories all wine related. The new menu when seated was expanded over the first menu from the stories I was told. The owner, when present will come around to the tables... More 

Thank Whimsicalartist
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were a party of ten. Most of us ordered and enjoyed eating the baby back ribs entree which came with two side dishes. Our server Ryan was very pleasant and helpful. He did serve me two vegetable side dishes instead of fries as I have requested. We had delicious calamari, and chicken wings as appetizers. Food was delicious. Men... More 

Thank Monica75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23730 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-305-5757

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?