Selanne Steak Tavern, an upscale steak house located in a historic 1934 home along South Coast Highway, reopens tonight, Tuesday, May 26, for limited dine-in service, nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. The restaurant’s takeaway menus will continue to be available for curbside pick-up.
The restaurant’s many outdoor terraces and gardens will be prioritized for seating with reduced capacities in the restaurant to allow for physical distancing. To ensure the safety of guests and employees, all guests will be required to have an advance reservation and wear a face-covering upon entering and departing the restaurant. Face coverings and gloves will be worn by all restaurant staff, and enhanced sanitation measures utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants have been deployed throughout the restaurant.
Selanne Steak Tavern supports local farms and fisheries that practice sustainable, humane, steroid-free raising techniques and pesticide-free growing environments. Choices of First Courses include Farmers Market Soup, Beet “Ravioli” with artisanal goat cheese and hazelnuts, Wagyu Beef Tartare with chips and Pacific Diver Scallops. Entrees feature succulent Steaks and Chops: Filet Mignon 8 or 12 ounces, Flat Iron 8-ounce Wagyu, Rib Eye 14-ounce Prime, the signature Lord Stanley Cut 38-ounce Wagyu and more – all served with seasonal marrow butter, as well as a variety of sauces on the side. Poultry and Fish tempt with dishes such as Mary’s Chicken with root vegetable mélange and jus poulet and Skuna Bay Salmon with cipollini puree and fregola pasta. A selection of tempting Sides includes Selanne’s Mac and Cheese – a five-cheese fondue with a brioche crumb topping that pleases carnivores and vegetarians alike.
Recognized as a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, the restaurant’s wine list includes over 425 global selections, Old and New World from Washington, Oregon, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Portugal, Canada and Australia with a focus on California, Burgundy and other French regions.
The Beverage Program features specialty cocktails like Teemu’s Moscow Mule and The Hat Trick. Selanne On Tap offers artisanal beers including Three Weavers Day Job Pale Ale – all presented in tall, chilled pilsner glassware. Another component of the program includes its proprietary Selanne special reserve barrel-aged bourbons, Negroni, Sazerac, tequila, Manhattan and Old Fashioned. And, there are distinctive tequilas, cognacs, Armagnacs, and Scotches, as well as choices from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. and Pappy Van Winkle.
Where: Selanne Steak Tavern
1464 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651