TAPS Fish House & Brewery - Brea
I love TAPS. Won't be going back for awhile. They don't have bussers or food runners right now so although wait staff is really busy doing everything service is slow. It took over 1 1/2 hrs to get our meal.
Pre Covid, Food taste was hit or miss, but the past two dining experience was amazing. Food was on point as was our server Paul!
Some of this may be covid related but it was not a good experience. We got there 15 minutes early and was asked to wait - understood due to covid. When seated we were one of six tables on the dining side - the bar side hosted a private party (no problem) however our server was a very nice young man but he was waiting on all six tables PLUS outside tables. Occasionally one of the six people at the host/hostesses assisted delivering to the tables. There also were no busboys/girls to bus tables after people left - another job for our server. If I were one of the six people at the host table I probably would have assisted the server with both the inside and outside tables rather then walking around the restaurant. Don’t know that I will go back.
Enjoyed a wonderful meal there. The cocktails were excellent. We had fresh oysters as an appetizer - tasty! My wife had the Chilean sea bass. She said it was the best she had eaten. I had the surf and turf. It was sure nice eating a sweet lobster in these Covid times. A real treat! Theresa provided wonderful service. And, of course, the fresh bread was a delight. Glad we’re open again, and we’ll be back soon.
Despite having reservations it took about 20-30 mins to get our table. The waiter did a good job at initially acknowledging that we were there for a birthday, however, he was training someone else and after the initial interaction the service went downhill. My friend finished her meal, she eats fast, and I was still eating and he came and abruptly asked if I needed a box. Just seemed rude. Cannot even say I understand because it was not busy. Made what I wanted to be a more normal experience during this pandemic, not normal at all. Will not go back.
I took my wife out to celebrate her birthday. I mentioned it when making the reservations and confirming the reservations so when our waitress did not ask if we were celebrating anything I figured they knew. The table across of us had their birthday celebration so I was expecting my wife to get something similar. We waited quite a bit to order. When we did we ordered they oysters, our meal, and mimosas. It took 5 mins to get our water then several mins for the mimosas. The other waitress working around us sat her table and they got bread and we didnt. Our waitress never came back till she brought our food over 45 mins later. We never got our oysters. At the end my wife was upset. We have came several times for birthdays and just to come. This was our first day out with no kids. Our waitress spent time talking to other tables and we were just left. Maybe because we were younger I do not know. My wife left in tears. We got no bread, no oysters, and she didnt get her birthday dessert. Thanks for letting my wife down.
Great experience our waiter was great. Food great. Beer awesome Only vice is seating people kinda close to each
Food was delightfully mediocre, service was horrendously slow. We have had good visits here in the past but last few times have been disappointing to the level that we are pulling Taps from our regular rotation.
The Caesar salad was different. A head of romaine sliced in half with Parmesan cheese. The dressing was not very tasty. The ceviche was disappointing. Not as good as it used to be. The Chilean sea bass was decent.
A very good place in Brea to celebrate over a meal with family and friends!
Food great overall great place
Chef Nelson and the TAPS Team always deliver! Freshly prepared seafood and steaks, wedge salad and amazing soups! TAPS Brewery beers and fantastic desserts compliment the experience!
Obviously they are trying to get back up and running. Tables were really close together and service was terrible. Drinks came out after appetizer. After sitting for quite some time, we ordered a 2nd round when they cleared the appetizer. 2nd round didn’t come till they were clearing entrees. We were there a full 2 hours with all of the waiting. (5:30 reservations - left around 7:30) Food was great though!
Well, we love Jazmen (not sure of correct spelling) and she treated us like royalty!!!
The server, I think her name was Emma, did an amazing job.
On the spot, explained the menu and the beers.
Food as good.
Always a good time
It was great!! Thank you for opening dining in!!! Taps has a good menu!
Food was served cold. We had to ask for utensils, we didnt have a set on our table. Big disappointment
Dinner was well paced and amazingly delicious! This has been the best experience.
I love coming to Taps fish House for dinner, the food was so good and the service was kinda slow but overall I will recommend anyone to eat at that restaurant.
27th wedding anniversary
Good to get out for a nice breakfast on the patio of Taps
Very friendly waitstaff and food was good! Due to current COVID situation, the eating environment is a bit noisy and at the mercy of the summer temperatures. My wife and I had a wonderful time overall!
We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they were very accommodating. The food was excellent. We ate on the patio because of the Covid restrictions. The patio is very nice. I would eat on the patio again after Covid. All in all it was a very nice evening.
Food was just okay for the high price. Ordered the filet mignon and poki bowl.
Great food! Great service! We’re always happy we came for breakfast. Every time.
Felt good to be out. Food is always great, as well as the beer. Our waiter was awesome. I think his name was Casey.
Started out with a dozen oysters from Connecticut - OUTSTANDING! 2 of us ordered the chilean sea bass! No brainer - always deliciouse hands down. i ordered the rib eye steak - he loved it and the n ext ordered the cioppino!! WOW!!! I love Taps!
My husband and I had great dining experience going to Taps for my birthday!
Had a great night with some coworkers. Food, drink and service was excellent.
To try the food and the soufflé that it was delicious
We were a little disappointed that outside the resteraunt the was a sign stating that happy hour ended at 7 but then we're told that the sign hadn't been updated and happy hour ended at 6. Also the lobster ravioli was too salty we couldn't even eat it
Overall it was a good experience and would go back.
third time here. menu a little limited, but adequate.not a big fan of outside dining, but recognize the need due to covid
I know covid adds another layer but some of this was basic. Made reservations, arrived on time, taken to a nice table, then after a good half hour we had to ask for water and was there anyone to take a drink order. Don't think anyone was assigned to our table. Good wasn't up to usual. Potatoes tastes like glue. Rib eye cooked right and lovely presentation. But no flavor. Asparagus great. Bread tastes old. Service once assigned very nice. But forgot it was a birthday, which was on the reservation and mentioned when we ordered. Over charges for the lobster bisque a price not on the menu. An off night but if this was someone's first experience not sure they would come back. During times like this every reservation should be at your best. People aren't going out as much do to safety. When they do they want it to be special.
The food was absolutely fabulous!
We really enjoyed our visit!
Great location for outdoor eating, food is really good with many options. The atmosphere is good and people are well spaced for safety. Service was good but a little slow, last couple of times there was much better.
Great food and great service, our Waitress Madeline I believe her name was is fantastic! They also did a good job with the social distancing as well, cant wait for the next visit!
Menu doesn’t have many items but overall good
We went for breakfast and had the patio around to ourselves. The service was wonderful and the food was great. We would definitely go back.
OpenTable ダイナー1911名によるTAPS Fish House & Brewery - Breaの評価は4.5☆です。