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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

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French, European, Belgian
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
+1 949-661-0425
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Laguna Niguel, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend took me to this French Restaurant for my 66th birthday. We were expecting a really wonderful meal but both of us were dissapointed with our entrees. I had the sweetbreads and Jane the roasted duck. Both entrees were overcooked and dried out. The chicken liver pate appetizer was delicious. I ordered a bowl of pea soup also and... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We couldn't have picked a better place for a special Thanksgiving meal! The menu for the day was extensive and everything delicious. We started out with some escargots, which surpassed our expectations and then had the Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The most wonderful moist and tender turkeybreast should be mentioned especially. We were greeted promptly, the service... More 

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Thank GiselaE
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Another Romantic Anniversary celebrated at our favorite in-town romantic getaway, where we were lucky enough to get married 4 years ago, 4 years after we had our first date there. I highly recommend spending an evening with that special someone enjoying their exceptional food, wine and service on their romantic outdoor garden patio. Its the stuff fine Memories are made... More 

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Thank thebigmozier
San Juan Capistrano, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

L'Hirondelle is owned by a special couple, who greet you with a hug! It has inside and outside seating, but the outdoor courtyard is best, as you are surrounded by huge trees, potted flowers and the sounds of the Mission bells and the romantic trains heading south to San Diego.! Want to people-watch, this is where! Our favorite restaurant in... More 

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Thank elsasale
San Juan Capistrano, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A very attractive restaurant opposite Mission San Juan. Great outdoor patio.dont travel to it. Live here

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Laguna Hills, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My husband and I have been enjoying this wonderful restaurant for years. We recently moved to Reno and really have missed coming here. We were back in town and made a special trip to join Ali and enjoy the great food. The absolute best steak in OC ... the rack of lamb is also done so well. Wonderful mashed potatoes... More 

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Hesperia, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! My only complaints are the fans weren't on, and the day was very hot. It took three requests to finally get them turned on. My other complaint was the unisex bathroom's lid was up (to be expected with guys using it... :) but "waste" was smeared around the interior of the bowl. Someone needs... More 

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Orange County, CA
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The most romantic restaurant in OC. Wonderful garden setting, acorss from the mission, great French influenced food.

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Restaurant across the Mission. Very quaint place. Menu items are very nice. The service is great! Cute patio to sit outside on a beautiful day. Owner of restaurant almost always in the restaurant.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Excellent meal, dessert was ok. Main entrance is around back which isn't clear if you park on the street. Charming decor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32
Cuisine
French, European, Belgian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-0425

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