Taps: 14 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bierkoning:
2.33/5 rDev -38.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3 | $$$$
Went here last weekend with some friends. Saturday night around 6pm and our party of 3 got the last available table without a wait.
At first glance, this place seems amazing, but once you settle in that good feeling quickly dissipates.
Very noisy. Like other reviewers, I am 27 and can typically handle a bar like atmosphere, but this was too noisy for the perceived motif of the pub. Music was good selection, but drowned out conversation at our table.
Food was good, not great. I got the baked Mac n' cheese with Gruyere, which sounded great, but tasted like mac n' cheese with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Other guests burger was tasty, but $14. Third guest's lamb Shepard's pie was lacking flavor.
The beer is why we went there, and this was the biggest let down! First off, their tap list was mediocre at best, a few out of ordinaries, but Duvel, Maudite, and other "regular" brews rounded it out. They were all out of 3 of their 9ish available draft picks including Stone's Sublimely Self-Righteous. No problem, I think, I'll just order from their extensive bottle collection.... WRONG! Half of the bottle collection is 22oz or 750ml, hence being >$20 and some up to $100+! I finally find a good 12oz to order, but guess what, they're out. FULLY 7 BEERS IN A BOTTLE I TRIED TO ORDER BUT THEY WERE ALL OUT (not exaggerating)!!! On a Saturday night, no less!!! I finally just got a 10oz pour of Duvel for $9.
On top of this we were charged $0.25 for each of our "Naturala" waters, and I was charged $0.25 for each taster from the bar, unbelievable.
There are MUCH better places around, don't bother with Haven.
11-22-2011 22:20:22 | More by bierkoning
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been here quite a few times and am not sure how I didnt review this yet. Anyway, this review is from 8/14/12 with StarRaptor and Markintihar
Atm- Its built in the veign of an open restaurant style with open black ceilings, big windows along the side a fireplace and a big bar along the side. At night with the wood its a bit dark and nice with the low lighting.
Quality- Overall the quality of this place is great. The food is well crafted and super tasty. The beer is on point most of the time, Wish they had a bit more on tap at times. Most of the time its things that are pretty available in So.Cal. No real WOW beers. Bottles are pretty good as well.
Service- Always prompt and helpul, lots of yes sir and can I get you anything else. The chef and staff really make people feel at home.
Selection- Its a one page menu and thats okay. I just need more sometimes. Not a flaw per se just needs a bit of variety.
Food- Amazing everytime. Last night I got the lamb burger. WOW. Super flavorful and perfectly cooked to the chefs selection.
Value- I'm torn here. Its kinda in between reasonable and pricey. For 1 beer, chips and the burger was over $30.
08-15-2012 14:35:15 | More by FosterJM
Haven Gastropub in Orange, CA
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.