Irvine >Food & Dining > Yard House
71 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA | Directions 9261833.651370 -117.744384
Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Irvine Center
Yard House in Irvine – The bar at Yardhouse is a gargantuan island situated in the middle of the restaurant. That’s a good note to start a restaurant review on, isn’t it? The beer selection here is mind-numbingly awesome, with page-upon-page devoted to it in the menu. Servers know to leave at least one menu at the table in case diners want re-strategize their selections.
Speaking of the menu, ordering at the Yardhouse is a pretty safe bet. I have never had anything here that I didn’t love. For this occasion I decided on the ahi salad, and Dave sided with a soup and sandwich lunch special.
So, let’s start with my salad. We’ve got a nice plate of crisp, verdant greens. Lots of great texture here, it’s all very crispy and wet. Fresh is the word that keeps popping into my mind. The Ahi itself is stunning. These are thinly-sliced little jewels of goodness. They have a deep ruby color, and the outside has a generous coating of spices and seasonings. The flavor is mild and delicate, as good Tuna should be. Overall, the fish and salad come together to make for a very light, satisfying lunch. The dressing is a soy-based, vaguely Asian-tasting invention that would work in a lot of dishes.
Dave’s sandwich was a crab cake hoagie, with bacon and crusty bread. Accompanying it was a cup of hot clam chowder. The sandwich was crisp and flaky from the bread, which balanced the richness of the crab cake nicely. Bacon just makes everything taste better.
Overall, Yardhouse provides an open, inviting place to eat with a great selection of beers and a diverse menu. It’s one of my favorite restaurants.
Bad service & expensive food – I've been to this restaurant three times, each time hoping that my last was just a fluke. Nope. I sat at the bar and got attitude from the bartender when ordering a Martini. She said, a what? I repeated.. then she asked me three other questions in an exasperated tone... eventually, I had a club sandwich, two Martinis and a scoop of ice cream.. $35 bucks. Terrible experience overall but the sandwich was good.
Huge Beer Selection and Great Bar – Yard House has a great beer & alcohol selection. It is a great place to hang out with friends on the weekends.
Awesome place for a first date to eat, Great palce to meet for drinks. – So at the spectrum you hav alot of choices, between Red Robbin and Cheesecake Factory..but nothing compares to the Yard House. Centerd in the middle of both the 405 and 5 freeways in Irvine and lots of ample parking Yard House is the place to meet someone or a special someone for drinks or a nice dinner. With over 100 beers to choose from and lots of other drinks how can you go wrong! Small smokling patio located just outside for those who smoke. Late night eating is available for those who catch movies late and want to eat, selected meals are on that menu. So if you looking for a place with flare-- Yard House is the place to be!!
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