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“Very Disappointing”

Selanne Steak Tavern
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Ranked #9 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 June 2017

My 12 oz NY Strip steak was terrible. 1. A 12 oz steak is too thin to cook medium rare. 2. I could only eat about 8 ounces of the steak because of gristle. 3. Most good steak houses serve a 16 oz steak that can be cooked a nice medium rare. 4. Everything was overpriced. 5. The service was mediocre at best.
My guests ordered fillets which were great. The sides were $10 to $15 and were just average. The side of mac and cheese was very good.
I wouldn't return. There are just too many good steak houses out there. Selanne's doesn't measure up.

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Thank Tradester
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We dined at Selanne for our anniversary. Although I had noted the occasion on our reservation, we were initially offered a table in a busy area near the kitchen. A little disappointing but we were quickly offered a rooftop table when we objected. We started with a couple of cocktails - the Moscow Mule & Risky Business, both very tasty. Appetizers were the Waygy tartare and the beef ravioli. We followed that up with a ribeye and a NY steak. The ribeye was very good, though the standard problem of cooking a bone in meat properly was not resolved. The NY was fantastic. We brought a special bottle of our own wine and the $25 corkage seemed reasonable. We tried the mac & cheese and mixed mushroom sides and were delighted with both. Cheesecake & espresso for dessert left us "fat and happy".

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Thank Heather P
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place is known as a steak house, but we ordered all over the menu and everyone was pleased. Service was perfect.

Thank lapsrus
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

The food was AMAZING!!! The service was top notch...however, you get what you pay for. A dinner for two (being conservative in our choices, and a beer each) it was $230.00 when we were done.

Thank notlocnine
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

The quality of the food is excellent but the pricing of the meals and wine list make New York sound cheap. The table was poorly situated by a door leading to the out side, which was used frequently by the staff. I think you get a over dressed tavern with no views and pay a premium price. Pick something on the beach.

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Thank Tom W
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