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Bru Grill & Market

23730 El Toro Rd. (Rockfield Blvd.) Send to Phone
949-305-5757 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Lake Forest venue stands out from neighborhood chains by offering craft beer and inventive contemporary cuisine.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Bru Grill & Market Restaurant Review

: Like many inland South Orange County restaurants, Bru Grill & Market sits close to a major thoroughfare as a detached part of a shopping center. However, it breaks from the chain eateries that dominate the area by creating an ambience that is sleek, and a menu that is progressive. It’s not uncommon to find people congregating in the dark, wood bar ordering a craft beer off a chalkboard or buying a boutique wine to take to the venue’s warmly lit dining room. Executive chef Adam Deschambault’s menu of contemporary cuisine gives the neighborhood’s culinary envelope a much-needed push through a farm-to-table philosophy and a fun, creative spirit. The sense of whimsy manifests itself throughout the offerings; baby-back ribs are bacon-wrapped and Dr. Pepper-glazed, while the deep-fried meatloaf is spiked with bacon and served with sriracha barbecue sauce. Even basic flatbreads feature forward-thinking items like cave-aged blue cheese, speck ham and grilled peaches. Be sure to order the flourless chocolate whiskey cake served with whiskey whipped cream. On weekends, traditional brunch options like Belgian waffles share menu space with pork belly chilaquiles.


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