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“Omg !”

L'Hirondelle Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$32
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Omg !”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We went early and it was dead so right away trying to convince orrselves that it was early, but people don't let this turn you away cause the appetizer to dessert was the best! I had the sole special and my friend had the duck! Both were over the top! But the best thing was that you had a choice between a petite serving or a full blown serving! Smart Management! Love the aubience and the French music! Very Romanic!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Alpharetta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A Good Place for Lunch”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

During our recent visit to San Diego we decided to drive up the coast and visit San Juan Capistrano. We found this restaurant across the street from the Mission so you could not ask for a better location. We found the service was just OK. I enjoyed my picnic plate as it provided a nice variety of food. As mentioned in other posts the Pate' was excellent.
We were a little disappointed that a "French" restaurant would have such a small, weak, list of French wines by the glass (or even by the bottle).

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Sherpa2286
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great little french place”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

This place is perfect for a quiet night out with a loved one or an intimate dinner with close friends.. no frills... just good food.

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Thank Pioneerandexplore
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Laguna Niguel, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb Food/Substandard Service”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We dined here with friends (2 couples) on a Tuesday night last week. There were no customers inside and a few diners with tables on the patio which is where we chose to sit. Soon other parties began arriving for outdoor seating. Service for our table was very slow from receiving water to taking our wine order to our meal order. Those coming in after us received prompt/efficient service with wine and dinner served long before us. The worst part was when the server came to inform me they were out of the lamb curry, one of the specials for the evening which I had ordered, long after our order had been taken, and we had already eaten our salads/soup. At that point, it was time the meals should have been served, but it added another 30 minutes on to the wait time as I had to select another entree. On the positive side, the food was excellent. I had the chicken breast with cheese and mushroom sauce, one had sweetbreads, and 2 had petite fillets--certainly no complaints on the food! Salads were good as well as the split pea soup. For a well-established restaurant/high caliber, there should be no excuse for bad service.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Linda B
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Solana Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding French/Belgium bistro”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This little place in San Jujan Capistrano is a real find for those who like country French at very reasonable prices. Their pate, roast duck (with a choice of several sauces), escargot and lamb chops were absoultely first rate. The duck served with a crisp skin and minimal fat. There is enough pate to take home with you. Sertvice is great as well. This is a very enjoyable restaurant and a great value.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank southerncal10
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