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“Quite honestly the best culinary experience of my life.”

Selanne Steak Tavern
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Ranked #9 of 178 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Selanne really knows how to do steak. We started with fresh oysters and then had wagyu beef paired with a bottle of Opus One. Lots of sides too - the mac & cheese is to die for. Phenomenal meal paired with amazing wine and excellent service. We'll definitely be back!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

A classic steakhouse menu, but in a warmer, more upscale, house-style setting. The service was good, though not excessively friendly. The scallops, mac and cheese, loaded baked potato, and various sides were delicious. The wines were reasonably priced. Apparently the $130 steak was only OK. The desserts (particularly the monkey bread) were a huge hit. Strangely, the Sunset Terrace, a rooftop setting, does not include a view of the ocean. But definitely recommended for a special or fancy-feeling night out.

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1  Thank Girlskout
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went to Selanne to celebrate my retirement. Requested a champagne cocktail & received a drink that in no way resembled any champagne cocktail I have ever seen. Waiter insists it was what I ordered. Steak was perfectly cooked although very fatty. Received creamed spinach instead of the corn we ordered.
The restaurant knew we were celebrating and even though we ordered a desert they brought a second one to celebrate. A nice touch but they charged us for it!
Just too many missteps for a restaurant in this price range.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The steak is one of the best I’ve ever had. The service is 5 star and attentive. My complements to the chef and owner well done thank you.
Most memorable is their coffee and donuts desert very special everyone must try.

1  Thank MohammedTurk
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The bread, scallops, mac & cheese and the service (Miguel) are great. The 18oz bone in ribeye for $70; it should charge for $35 max! The $50 halibut is too salty and does not taste good at all. Very very disappointed for the $240 meals for two.

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