We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
2
Fri, 9/12
20:00

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice2022
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (310)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
291 results
Traveller rating
202
51
22
13
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
202
51
22
13
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steak mac cheese scallops monkey bread caesar salad seafood wine list family style dessert menu nice vibe birthday dinner sat at the bar newport beach orange county 8oz laguna decadent
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 star food and nice ambiance but pricey and parking is a challenge ali g the busy pacific coast highway.

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

We paid a visit during our Disneyland weekend. Did not have too much expectations in advance as this is after all old ice-hockey player’s restaurant, but wanted to visit as we are from Finland as well and I read about it from a paper. They...had great service and family said that they had their best steaks so far (we had travellers for two weeks in California before that and in many restaurants). Personally ate chicken, which was also delicious. Strong recommendation and definitely try out scallops and Teemu’s Mac n’ Cheese! 👍 Very nice vibe in this place, definitely would like to visit again also without kids.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

This was the lady night of our 27 day Californian holiday and it was great. Lovely weather so we ate outside under tress a twinkling lights. Really nicely spaced food by friendly staff. All courses were well presented and very tasty.

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 May 2022

Food decent....manners from managers horrible!! They kick you out after 2 hours and tell you to finish your $160 wine in the Lobby!!! I was humiliated to be told to leave our table !!

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?5  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 23 May 2022

Really popular restaurant where we managed to get a table at short notice. The food was incredibly good. Farmers Marker Soup as a starter was excellent, but the main course wagyu beef combined with truffle risotto was mind-blowing. The wine list was really varied, but...maybe a little overpriced. Friendly service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Tasty dishes from steak to seafood, expertly prepared. Excellent service. Nice environment. Extensive wine list .

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 13 March 2022

We were seated in The Loft portion of the restaurant which was intimate and wonderful. The service we received was professional and friendly. We ended up having a corked bottle of Bordeaux and the server agreed without issue. The second bottle was stunning. The meal...was perfectly prepared. Truly a stellar experience from atmosphere to service to food and wine. Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 7 February 2022

Nigel are waiter was excellent. we had the filets, baked Potatoe, and green beans. Excellent food, bar is noisy and lively, we did not have a reservation, it is highly recommended, so we took our chances. sat at the bar and then we were told...they had a table open up in the outside garden. Lovely, with heaters and quiet! Pricey but wonderful...More

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 18 January 2022

Service at Selanne was terrible. Waitress had a snotty attitude, and she was bad at her job. Drink pours were about half the size of a usual pour, yet you are still charged the full amount. I really dislike stingy restaurants. The Wagyu Steak Tartare...was surprisingly unflavorful, and it was served with tiny crumbled up potato chips. They should serve it with toast points, as most restaurants do. The Sea Bass and Risotto were excellent. Boyfriend said that the steak was good. Our incompetent waitress failed to tell us about the desserts or bring us a dessert menu. Doesn't the restaurant management wonder why their dessert sales are down? (I've seen other reviews stating that no dessert menu was presented or discussed). I wish we could have back the money that we spent here. Definitely not worth it. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

We had dinner in the bar. My wife and I shared the Caesar salad. I had the 8oz filet and my wife had the salmon. Both dishes were excellent. Our server, Jared, was the best. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Perfect spot for a special date night, anniversary, or celebration! This place is definitely worth every penny, from ambiance to culinary adventure. Next to Mozambique, it’s very easy to miss this restaurant. They did a fantastic job at creating a secluded, private environment on the...busy coast of Laguna Beach. The cute cottage building, twinkling lights, and boxwood borders is something out of a fairytale! Matched with exceptional hospitality from the staff, it is truly a wine and dine experience. I have been to quite a few $$$ restaurants. So from my past experiences eating at expensive steak houses, I expected to pay an astronomical bill and leave hungry. This most definitely was not the case. Now, their portions aren’t necessarily family style but after three decadent courses, I couldn’t eat another bite if I tried. Don’t get my wrong, it was certainly pricey… but for special occasions, your money is best spent here. We started off the evening with a glass of Daou Cabernet Sauvignon and the Pacific Driver Scallops. The wine paired with everything we ordered, and the scallops were juicy and savory. For the main course we had the 14oz Ribeye and the Nordic Blu Salmon, with a side of Truffle Risotto. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the salmon was crispy on top and so buttery on the inside it practically melted in your mouth. Truly one of the best fish dishes I have had in a while. Just as we thought we couldn’t possible eat another bite, the dessert menu came. We decided on the Cinnamon Walnut Monkey Bread and a glass of the Smoke ‘n’ Fashion. From appetizers to desserts, Selanne Steak Taven knocks it out of the park! Can’t wait to spend my next celebratory meal here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 23 August 2021

I don’t know what is so special about this restaurant. The steak is ok but nothing special. I lost my appetite because the waiter who is bringing our food, he was not wearing a mask.

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

This was head and shoulders above the best meal we’ve had all week during a family vacation in Newport Beach/Laguna. Pretty seaside restaurant; excellent service. Every course was delectable. We were all happy with our appetizers: farmers special soup (tomato), corn and crab chowder, and...Caesar salad. Three of us ordered the 8 oz Filet Mignon; our son had the NY strip steak — all were done done to perfection. And dessert was amazing!! This is the one restaurant we would return to and will send our family/friends. Go, and enjoy.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

The restaurant bar was great and we were really excited for dinner. I give it a 4/5 because the service was lacking. For the price it should be exceptional.

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?3  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Not just fabulous food but also an experience. We will remember our evening - the waiter (Nigel) was wonderful and made the evening special and had good recommendations. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?4  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Capri Laguna On The Beach
1,273 reviews
.05 km away
Coast Inn
11 reviews
.11 km away
Surf & Sand Resort
2,707 reviews
.12 km away
La Casa del Camino
928 reviews
.21 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Splashes Restaurant
956 reviews
.11 km away
K'ya Bistro
347 reviews
.22 km away
The Rooftop Lounge
486 reviews
.22 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Crystal Cove State Park
1,242 reviews
.39 km away
CryoCareUSA
14 reviews
.06 km away
Aquaterra Spa at Surf & Sand Resort
25 reviews
.12 km away
Vertigo Home
10 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Chroh753
13 July 2021|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from NYCTraveller4 | Reviewed this property |
Upscale casual
0
Votes
h6p8gv
17 January 2020|
Answer
Response from Tytti T | Reviewed this property |
My boyfriend got a special birthday dessert when we went for his birthday this past september.
0
Votes
58Judy
16 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from floydts | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they have gift cards available. However, it looks like you have to go in to purchase one, not available for online purchase.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

SELANNE STEAK TAVERN, Laguna Beach - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Selanne Steak Tavern

Selanne Steak Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4