Bru Grill & Market

23730 El Toro Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Critics' Pick


  • Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
  • $$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
As expected of a restaurant that calls itself Bru, there is a stash of wines on sale in a room dedicated to the bottles and a carefully curated list of beers whose only fault is that some varieties run out too quickly. It is for these reasons, not just for inherent humor of the beer-can chicken or its tendency to booze-up some of its dishes, that you should come to Bru Grill and Market. It's one of the few dining options on El Toro Road that isn't a chain. And the fact it answers to no corporate overlords allows it the liberty of doing such things as . . . well, sodomizing a chicken with can of beer.

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