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TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea

4.5
4.5
1768 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
At TAPS, our eclectic, award-winning menu blends together the flavors of France, Asia and New Orleans in a celebration of fresh seafood, U.S. Choice steaks and thick chops. Our decadent desserts prepared on premise by our Executive Chef Nelson Barillas are a perfect way to conclude your evening. TAPS offers a 21-seat oyster bar, an incredible lounge, an 80 square foot big screen TV, four fireplaces, banquet seating for 20-500 people and a cigar friendly heated patio. Enjoy Brewmaster's award-winning handcrafted European ales and lagers, or enjoy our wine list honored by Wine Spectator. Whether you’re joining us for our incredible Sunday Brunch Extravaganza, popular happy hour, or a wonderful lunch or dinner we are sure you will agree that TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY is on the cutting edge of dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Brewery, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 257-0101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nelson Barillas

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms, one for 50 guests, one for 65 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Burney: (714) 257-0101

  • Neighborhood

    Brea / La Habra

  • Cross street

    Brea Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Weekend Valet Service provided by the City of Brea

  • Public transit

    Brea 95L

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: 9:30am - 2:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,768 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Orange County

    Great for brunch

  • North Orange County

    Seafood

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  1. F

    Foodie4eva

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Made reservations for my sons birthday. There was only one or two servers in a large area. I had to actually walk over to oyster bar to find someone to give my guest a steak knife. We waited over 5 minutes for the server, but I couldn’t bare to watch him trying to cut his $50 steak with a butter knife any longer. The food was decent just did not make up for the lack of service. Not even a mention of my son’s birthday from the server. The server looked overwhelmed and stressed. I actually felt bad for him because it may not have necessarily been his fault. Was not a good experience and probably won’t ever be back. I can go to summit house and know the service will be top notch!
  2. NT

    NataliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful holiday ambiance! The salmon there is to die for, melts in your mouth!!!
  3. LR

    LisaR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, the service was spot-on. It was a Sunday evening, therefore, I believe that may be why the ambience was quiet, not too loud. The food was excellent and priced fairly. the calamari was exquisite, with a great sauce to go with it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice to be greeted at the door with someone opening it and a mimosa right away. We were seated imminently and our server was ready to pour our mimosa brunch to get us started. I always enjoy the buffet. I went to my regular dishes and this time the pasta line was not long at all. It’s was delicious. Why did i ever skip it cuz of the line. I also enjoyed carving station and the seafood buffet. Another thing i really like is the French press coffee. This place does not sacrifice quality over quantity. Definitely worth the great price.
  5. BM

    BethM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service. I never leave taps unhappy. It’s great!
  6. PM

    PatM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food not that good. Tasted like it was cooked in dirty pans
  7. M

    Mmmmm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food, very fresh seafood, good services and very great experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dining experience. All the food was incredible. Service was good for our party of 7. Had to ask for water, etc. a few times
  9. SB

    SergioB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great vibe at Taps. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful dinner for 6. Thank you.
  10. MS

    MichelleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rob was an amazing waiter, his service was great, and he was very sweet. Thank you so much Rob.
  11. R

    Ron760

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I ordered an Old Fashioned with the Blood Orange ice cube to drink. Excellent cocktail! The clam chowder, fish and chips, and Tap's sushi is just as good. The service was good but could be better. We had to wait a long time for a waitress to check on us when we finished our meal and wanted the check. They have a great kids meal. Kids get a three-course menu. Crazy!
  12. JG

    JanieG

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice to return with so many food options
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great variety and quality of food and drinks. The service put our experience over the top! Thank you to the Taps team!
  14. KR

    KimberlyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best Sunday Brunches around! We've taken all our friends and family, and everyone has enjoyed it! Can't say enough about the great service, delicious food and beautiful decor!!
  15. NJ

    NancyJ

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch! Everything you could ask for from seafood to tacos! Servers were friendly and never left your glass empty!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was a buffet dinner and there was no notification or advertisement identifying this type of dinner when we booked. We came here thinking we would be able to order off the normal menu but we were locked into the buffet without notice. Very disappointed but pleased with the service and the food was good…but wanted a real dinner and not a buffet
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Although the food was excellent I would say even with it being a buffet the service was just okay, our entire 2 hr dining experience (which is their limit) we had to continually ask for drinks and drink refills. We were introduced to 3 servers that were suppose to be taking care of us and not 1 out of the 3 ever offered refills or just brought us refills without us flagging them down and asking for them. I also never saw anyone cleaning up around the buffet, I slipped on grease by the carving station I saw kids/young boys standing at the chocolate fountain just eating strawberries as they stood there double dipping the strawberries bite after bite. I also saw the same boys running through the buffet area handing plates and then putting them back down in the stack of clean plates. I feel for the amount of money my family spent and with just getting through the shut down and Covid they should have been more aware of what was happening and going on around the buffet. The spoons holders dippers etc were caked with the food gravy etc. a easy change out of utensils would have made a better impression. We were a family of 7 and our bill was close to $500. Again the food was great but the overall experience was less than what I would have expected for a bill over $500.
  18. DE

    DENISEA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome!!! Waiters and waitresses were all very nice and my husband and had a really good time.
  19. KF

    KathyF

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Went for Thanksgiving brunch. $60/person. Food was marginal. Turkey and prime rib too Smokey. Mashed potatoes tasted like pure butter. Gravy bland. Cookies burnt. No bottomLess mimosas. Service was outstanding.
  20. G

    Gina

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The patio area was hot that day, not enough electric fan for big crowd. The coffee we ordered came a little later than expected.
  21. RH

    RandyH

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST way to Thanksgiving! Absolutely amazing food and service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a mini reunion with friends that we haven’t seen in quite a few years, the staff was great! We didn’t realize the restaurant closed at 9:00 and were there until almost 10:00 just talking and the staff never came over to tell us to leave. They just continued their cleaning and let us talk. (Thank you for that!)
  23. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, our brunch experience was great! All the staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive! I'm pescatarian and the seafood selection was plenty and tasty! My only "dislike" was the saltiness of the calamari with vegetables. I usually get my fill with it but this time around, I couldn't finish what I put on my plate and I felt bad for not eating it. I don't like to waste food.
  24. LP

    LeePee

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great. Quiet and peaceful dining in Outdoor Patio section. Food was okay. My meal was fine, but after trying what the person I went with ordered, I would have sent back. Could not taste fish only smoke.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food. Excellent service
  26. r

    rachelm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was attentive. Food came out in a timely manner. And my stake was cooked well done as I ordered it. Couldn't ask for more.
  27. MA

    MichaelA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Garrett B was cheerful, affable. He made the experience very enjoyable.
  28. JM

    JasonM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of three enjoyed a wonderful dinner! Food was delicious, especially he swordfish. The spicy tuna roll was also very enjoyable. Service was perfect. Ali was very kind and polite, as were the other servers. Will always love Taps Brea!
  29. HB

    HaroldB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining a relative from Boston and we picked TAPS- Brea to have dinner making reservations for 6PM. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was Raul M. who provided great service and assisted us when we had questions about the menu. We enjoyed his food suggestions and our meals were very good.
  30. SH

    SherryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Food was AWESOME!!
  31. P

    Paul

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. I only wish they have booths/tables that are designed for two people like us who celebrate anniversary.
  32. BO

    BethO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is awesome but it’s hard to get reservations
  33. R

    Rick

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good brunch selection. Highly recommend
  34. E

    Ellen

    Orange County

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Haven’t dine at Taps for quite awhile. We were all pleasantly surprised. Good food. A quiet corner and nice service.
  35. VR

    VladimirR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and friendly assistance. I choose to host business meetings at this location as it offers food options and comfortable place for meetings.
  36. b

    brendag

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were very attentive and helpful. Enjoyed the variety of brunch items and quality was excellent.
  37. CJ

    CarlJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Room temperature was cold. Asked several times to turn up the temperature in the room. Other patrons were complaining too. Temperature never was changed. Had to get jackets out of the car. Cold room meant warm chowder and food order was never warm. What was to be a special evening turned out to be a bust. Real bummer
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Lobster was overpriced and over cooked
  39. FD

    FineDiners

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We’ve been visiting Taps regularly for over 15 years and the service and quality of food gradually deteriorated after Covid. In the last 3 visits, Oysters were bad, prime rib was not cook right, lobster was tough and the Chilean sea bass was cook “different”. The foods were not as good as the way they use to be and the service was sub-par. We celebrated so many occasions at this restaurant and it’s just a shame that it’s no no longer as good as it was. If you don’t have service and quality, you got nothing to sell.
  40. MR

    MikeR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food-great service! Go easy on the appetizers, because the dinner portions are huge!

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TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea is rated 4.5 stars by 1768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea

101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brea Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Brea / La Habra

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Brewery, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Weekend Valet Service provided by the City of Brea

  • Public transit

    Brea 95L

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nelson Barillas

  • Entertainment

    Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: 9:30am - 2:00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 257-0101

  • Private party facilities

    Two private rooms, one for 50 guests, one for 65 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Burney: (714) 257-0101

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