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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
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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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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Ladera Ranch, California
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313 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have talked about going here for ages. We will be back soon. the service is excellent the food is awesome and although fine dining you can have an awesome meal for 2 with wine and get out the door for $100. the french onion soup is awesome, the cherries jubilee for two for dessert is a must. this is... More 

Thank Kathleen S
Mission Viejo, CA
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Rustic exterior to the Romantic Interior, L'Hirondelle exceeded our expectations on every level. We have missed out on years of pleasure and will not make the same mistake in the future as we l try to make up for the past. From the Greeting on entering to the outstanding service of Jenn and the waiter assistants, the satisfaction... More 

Thank Grandpagolf1
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best food ever. It was not inexpensive but worth every penny. Started off with pate, and fruits. Almost too pretty to eat. Had the salmon light, yet filling..and french onion soup, which was amazing. Husband had duck that was succulent and flavorful without gamey taste. Creme brulee topped it off All of this was served at the... More 

Thank Patty P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Great wine selection. Great old-world charm, Great outdoor garden patio with water fountain and trees. And you can play a piano next to the entrance... The waitress was so attentive and friendly. The owner/operator and his family were just great - made us feel at home. Every time I am in the area, I visit them...

Thank Koz K
San Juan Capistrano, California
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I have lived in town for 30 years and always wondered about this cute little French restaurant across from the mission, so we finally came for my birthday. We had a really nice time and delicious food. We sat outside in the pretty patio.Our waitress was the owner/operators daughter and her dad was also attentive to all of the customers... More 

Thank BrownGirl2
San Juan Capistrano, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Many nice choices offered; a good representation of French/Belgian cuisine. Especially enjoy the atmosphere for datenight!

Thank petelapuh
Laguna Niguel, California
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

Thank Fred B
Aliso Viejo, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank GiselaE
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank thebigmozier
San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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?