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L'Hirondelle Restaurant

31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
+1 949-661-0425
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (16 reviews)
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31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2651
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We have eaten at L'Hirondelle for many years, and went back last night for a birthday dinner. L'Hirondelle continues to impress. This is an intimate restaurant--by that I do not mean small, although it is not a large restaurant--but instead it is a romantic restaurant...More

Thank LagunaMike
Reviewed 7 January 2018

For years I have been wanting to try this charming looking restaurant, and last week it finally happened! What a pleasant evening - everything from service to deco, not to mention the food was exquisite. Loved the option of "small plate" which leaves room for...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Always a favorite after Mass brunch. Absolutely the most incredible escargot with loads of garlic. Better than any bistro we have visited in Paris. Their pate' is fabulous. Great champagne list too! Fabulous owner with a great waitstaff team. One of our go to places...More

Thank Hoverbutton74
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I have been dining here for the anniversary of our first date, perfect wedding on their garden patio and every anniversary or another excuse we can make up. After 10 years my wife and I can only say that like our marriage,...More

Thank thebigmozier
Reviewed 7 October 2017

PERFECT, EASY…. ROMANTIC… I did call in advance to make them aware how much I care for our celebration date and share some preferences for my table. Every single person, the young man in the welcome door, our lady server and the manager/owner, make us...More

1  Thank P5552HSalbertor
Reviewed 10 July 2017

With houseguests visiting I was looking for a place for brunch after mass at the Basilica. Almost directly across the street is L'Hirondelle and we were delighted to find it. We all enjoyed wonderful Eggs Benedict, but there are many, many choices and we will...More

Thank JoaninFrance
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Wonderful, charming spot right across the street from THE MISSION ~ Love the top of each hour when the bells peel .. .. Cozy and comfortable inside with wonderful, friendly help .. .. Had the PORK CHOP w/ Cherry Sauce and the Beef Bourguignon .....More

Thank Sammy N
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We wished that we lived closer to this amazing restaurant located adjacent to Mission San Juan Capistrano, but we try to come whenever we are in the area. We love sitting outside and having our lunch in the sheltered patio area. The colorful umbrellas keep...More

1  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Table was waiting for us on outside patio when we arrived with my family. Service was excellent and outside heaters made it perfect. The menu selection was just right for a Mother's Day brunch. The food was amazing. We would definitely come back again.

Thank lyndabelle1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Questions & Answers
15 November 2015|
Response from Joel P | Reviewed this property |
I would absolutely call them ahead of time. They are a small place and I have made arrangements for a special menu addition with them before as well.
Alexis S
26 March 2015|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is just beer and wine. A very good beer and wine selection. Their patio is excellent for a casual lunch.
8 March 2015|
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Response from sjc188 | Reviewed this property |
Lunch is 11-2 and they open for dinner at 5.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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