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Salt Creek Grille

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187 reviews
American (New)
 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, (Crown Valley Pkwy), Dana Point, CA 92629US

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on Foursquare, Mar 26, 2017
Large selection of veggie goodies. But nothing over the top. All decent, not wow more »
on Citysearch, Jan 01, 2017
I am a difficult diner to impress and can usually find the flaw in any restaurant's operation. Partly because I know the food service business inside out and partly because I just expect perfection in my high end dining. Last night my wife and I went to Salt Creek Grille for an early (pre-celebration) dinner. It was our wedding anniversary. Lindsey our server was absolutely wonderful...everything you want in a waitress. She knew the menu and accommodated us, changing things up on request (we wanted the coffee encrusted steak but on their 12oz filet mignon, not the NY cut) and she recommended the sauce on the side which was smart. We tried a few appetizers, a couple of Cabernets and the souffl�©. Everything was terrific however I think the chocolate souffl�© with chocolate ganache would be better balanced if they didn't use a "mix" and switched to a vanilla bean sauce...the chocolate sauce on chocolate is a bit heavy and rich and we could not eat more than half of our souffl�©s (should have split one). Like I said, I'm a difficult customer to impress.
Our server Lindsey was replaced mid-meal by Tyler who performed his duties competently and completely...but he cannot compete with Lindsey's engaging and bubbly personality. The soup was excellent and we took some home along with a couple of appetizers. I rarely find such good food and service so I shook the manager's hand and told him he hires very well. All in all this is a fine dining establishment with delicious food and quality service that even a picky person like myself will completely enjoy. But ask to be seated in Lindsey's section because she's the reason for the 5th star.
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on Foursquare, Jul 25, 2016
Undated Happy Hour menu #2 more »
on Foursquare, Jul 25, 2016
Updated Happy Hour menu more »
5on YellowBot, Jul 11, 2016
Service is fast, staff is kind, food is great. There are options for vegetarians, vegans, etc., and all options are great. more »
on Foursquare, May 16, 2016
Bottomless mimosas! more »
on Foursquare, May 08, 2016
The only complaint is the music is too loud more »
on Foursquare, Oct 04, 2015
Very trendy place for couple and great bar for singles. Good drinks and wine, sea bass is awesome, salads are great and the brunch is REALLY good. more »
on YellowBot, Jan 14, 2015
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on Foursquare, Aug 06, 2014
Happy Hour (currently Sun-Fri) is surprisingly a great deal, especially in South OC. Mixed drinks, draft beers and small (and not so small) bites are all inexpensive. more »
on YellowBot, Jul 13, 2014
Very happy with the food and service. Had the squash ravioli and it was great. My friend had the salmon and it was really tasty too. They were good about substitutions. I will definitely return. more »
on YellowBot, Apr 09, 2014
Wow!. I'm in town on business and eating my way through OC. Getting to Salt Creek was no accident and required two $6 tolls, but it was soooo worth it. I was alone but got the attentive service of a party of 6, including complimentary valet parking. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was one of the most expensive dishes at $38, but OMG!!! Everything about the dish, served with mashed potatoes,... more »
on Foursquare, Feb 28, 2014
Happy Hour sun-fri 4-6:30 bar/lounge more »
on YellowBot, Sep 27, 2013
Always Great. more »
on Foursquare, Sep 08, 2013
Great food great atmosphere. Staff knowledgeable and courteous. Had the sea bass special and wasn't disappointed in the least. more »
on Foursquare, Aug 18, 2013
Amazing menu! Wood-fired chicken breast! more »
on YellowBot, Aug 09, 2013
...it looked rustic and warm...and it was ..with our own living room/dining room and a concert for the kids to dance to and outdoor fires and a joyous wedding in the lower court yard. Family and watermelon salad, fresh tuna sandwiches, hot garlic cheese rolls and more. I couldnt have dreamed a better evening. Helped alot by patient professional staff. corner of pacific coast highway and crown... more »
on YellowBot, Jul 21, 2013
Brunch for two. We had a very nice brunch. We shared a house salad, apple, walnuts lettuce, cheese in a nice dressing and the burger w/heirloom potatoes. Although my friend asked for the brunch burger well done and I am a rare sort, it was moist and very tasty. That is a testament to the fact that they use excellent ground meat. more »
on Foursquare, May 21, 2013
Monday nights all wine by the bottle 50% off more »
on Foursquare, Apr 02, 2013
Great happy hour more »
on Foursquare, Mar 09, 2013
Very bad service!!!!!! more »
on Foursquare, Mar 09, 2013
Cash moneys!! more »
on Foursquare, Jan 22, 2013
Great happy hour. Blair is the best bartender ever! more »
1on YellowBot, Nov 29, 2012
We came here for a b-day party of 13 & the service was VERY VERY slow.. =(
they wouldn't even come to check on us from time to time, we had to keep waving them down for service. -1
Th
e salmon here was ok (nothing special, u can see from my pics) & the filet was DRY.. blah =( -1
The shrimp pasta was OK.. the portions for all the dishes here are a bit on the SMALL side (especially for what...
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on Citysearch, Nov 20, 2012
Great food. Good bar (little pricey) with entertainment. more »
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, (Crown Valley Pkwy), Dana Point, CA 92629
American (New)
Today 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Known for our mesquite grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish, burgers, weekend brunch, sandwiches and entree salads. A locals favorite with a casually sophisticated atmosphere, fairly priced award winning wine list, all served and facilitated by an extremely friendly staff.
We are proud to feature our NEW brunch menu, showcasing a creative chef inspired menu with fresh ingredients and a more personal presentation, in lieu of the buffet we have proudly offered for 14 years.
The NEW Brunch Menu adheres to our Mission Statement, with emphasis on fresh culinary cuisine featuring local & quality products.
Fine Dining
Private Dining
Mesquite Grill
Classic American Cuisine
Happy Hour
Patio Dining
Live Music
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