Anaheim White House
Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.anaheimwhitehouse.com/
  • Phone: (714) 772-1381
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Dinner 5:00PM to 9:00 PM Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Eddie Meza
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: White House Catering brings the same degree of excellence to your event, wherever it might be (we've catered as far away as Atlanta, Moscow and even Bora Bora) and whatever the size (whether you are planning an intimate gathering or want to feed a small army in style).
    We will work with you and your budget to customize exactly what you want. We know that you will be pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail and unique presentation of what many have come to consider the most trusted name in the catering business.
    Visit us at www.whcatering.com or call 714-396-6811.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Anaheim White House occupies a lovely 1909 home with twelve different dining areas. From groups of 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 even up to 250 we can help. We offer menus from $28.95 per person. Please contact the restaurant for more information
  • Private Party Contact: Julianne 7147721381x11
  • Special Events: Wedding Capabilities from 50 to 120 guests. Visit www.anaheimwhitehousewedding.com or email katie@anaheimwhitehouse.com for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ball Rd./Anaheim Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $4.00 Valet parking nightly or Self parking available on adjacent streets. Self parking for Lunch (excluding December and some special event dates).
A word from Anaheim White House
Anaheim White House occupies a lovely turn of the century(c. 1909) home. The menu features fresh seafood and specialties influenced by proprietor Bruno Serato's frequent trips to his hometown of Verona, Italy. Zagat says "Absolutely outstanding".."excellent" Northern Italian fare".."superb service.. always an experience." The restaurant is included in Epicurean Rendezvous' "100 Best Restaurants in Southern California", received five stars from "Southern California Restaurant Writers" and Best service from "OC Restaurant Association". The wine list features over 200 Californian and European wines.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Anaheim White House reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (29)romantic (24)fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (12)notable wine list (10)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Beautiful setting, decorated for Christmas, and good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    d82d82d82
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The White House is amazing! We celebrated our daughter's engagement with her fiance and his family. The food and service were outstanding. It was a lovely evening. We could not have asked for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • douglasdoner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have been twice and each time food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed.... again.
    SoCynCyrVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Anaheim White House used to be the best place in OC many years ago. It just doesn't cut it anymore. WE went last year and thought ehhh, but wanted to give it another try before deciding. Ambiance- it is nice enough decor but our table was literally in an odd place. I was in a corner and my husband was way out of the corner, basically sitting beside the next table. He said they were friendly. Food- just ok not even great. The beef carpaccio was a roll of greens and the beef, except there was so much green that the beef was lost. The Lobster Ravioli, dry on the outside, mushy on the inside. Perhaps prepared from long frozen and then left to long under a warming lamp? Short ribs, tender but dry. Coffee tasted old.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    EVERYTHING EXCELLENT -- AND HIGH QUALITY -- SUPERIOR GOURMET CUISINE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband's birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If I could only use one word to describe our visit to the Anaheim White House, it would be EXQUISITE! From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. Beautiful setting no matter where your eyes traveled, very attentive, yet friendly and professional staff - even Bruno visited everyone's table - most special! Every dish was not only scrumptiously delicious, but also beautifully prepared - top notch from beginning to end. Their signature dish, Salmon Chocolat, is not to be missed! My husband said it was the best birthday ever. Many thanks to everyone at the Anaheim White House for making our evening a true Cinderella experience! A special thank you to Chris - on the job for only two months - and Jorge - job well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Yonan45
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We've been to the Anaheim White House many times, and the service and food are always great. This time was no exception, and the service was even better than usual this time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The night we chose there was a convention in town, so the restaurant was very crowded. This caused the noise level to be very high, and it was hard to hear the conversation with the person I was eating with. The food and service were both very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hits and misses
    roostahktchnVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    - My Brazino dish was bland and undersalted, not detecting any herb or marinade, the mashed potato is nothing special and does not go well with the bland fish. Perhaps a saffron or pea risotto would be more suitable. - It is a very high end and sophisticated restaurant but there are some misses like a starfoam togo box for leftover food or a grocery plastic bag for a fancy flatbread garnish... come on, you can do better than this. - It was our birthday and anniversary dinner and prepaid. The bottle of wine was supposed to be "2010 Joseph Phelps "Insignia" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon" but served with "2012 Joseph Phelps" regular cabernet which was about 1/4 cost of the Insignia 2010. Am I missing something here?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    BakoGirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I both were pleased to partake in the "lower calorie" menu. We chose an appetizer, (he had talapia and I had pasta), which was followed by a salad, and entree (we both had the steak with vegetables), and a berry dessert. Delicious! (and we were thrilled to not over do in the calorie dept!) The place was lively and busy and I would go again. The menu is varied and service was great, even though the place was full. The tuxedo napkin was unexpected and fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant & Delicious
    CaptainEd
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Elegant ! From the hostess who greets you at the reservations podium, to the attention and service of the servers, a choice of wines for a demanding palette right down to the quality and taste of the food a 5 star review from everyone in our party of 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DC White House Should Take Lessons
    BigEVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The tiramisu is off the charts. What the owners do for the community, providing over 1,000 free meals to the needy, is amazing! Be sure to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    foodfanatic88
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Another anniversary booked for the Anaheim White House and another great experience. Time and time again this place has impressed with its beautifully set tables and ambiance and the terrific service from the entire staff. The food is always great and they always treat everyone with nothing but class. I look forward to many future anniversary and birthday visits to this amazing restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kristi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the time you enter you know you are in for a special treat. Food presentations and quality score a 10+! Staff are warm, welcoming, knowledgable and competent. Overall--excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Show Meal
    Jermo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dined at the White House prior o attending a show at the Grove. Great experience all around. Should have told the server that we had to be out at a certain time as we didn't allow enough time to finish my meal before having to leave for the show but that was my bad. Servers couldn't have been more polite or friendly. Food was excellent as was the whole ambiance. Looking forward to returning in the future and leaving enough ime to fully enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place
    reggie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is great and I love the staff. They always try to keep the menu updated and new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    reggie
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the food was excellent and the menu is always being updated. great place with great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic spot in Anaheim
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was terrific. Cocktails even better; the classics well represented here. Be sure and order the Grand Marnier/Chocolate souffle when you order dinner; the combo was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Disappointing
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first visit to this restaurant and we were expecting a very special experience based on reviews, extensive menu choices and ambiance. We were surprised to be rushed through the ordering process as our reservation was for 8 pm and very few other patrons were being seated at that time. Our server tried hard but was not helpful regarding menu choices or informative about the size of the entrees. We would have ordered more food had we known. Food was overall, mediocre and overpriced for the portion size. I was sorry that I hadn't chosen Ruth's Chris or Morton's but I was informed that this place was superior. Not true.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant and Delicious
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everyone in our party loved their meals and the appetizers - the selections were awesome, although pricey, but well worth it. I had the health conscious prix fix, choosing the petit filet and it was perfectly dne and seasoned (although I did take a scoop of the garlic mash and sauted mushroom sides - hard not to!!!). The owner and head Chef Bruno came by and asked how everything was, which is always a treat. I highly recommend this place for special nights out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    While I can appreciate vintage, this place needs an update. Food was just okay this time, service was very good but the place was empty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 739 reviews are from the Anaheim White House reviews archive.
  • the white house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It was my first time there - excellent from the napkins, to the service to the fabulous food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    beardeddiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The way a restaurant is represented relies a lot on their staff, and the White House has some of the best around. Our waiter (Lucas) was very knowledgeable about every question we had about the menu, and the food was amazing. I would definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at its best
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food (from appetizer to salad to entrée), service, and conversation with staff is top notch. Bruno does an incredible job of offering the best in class food, as well as ensuring he or his staff attend to each guest to ensure they are satisfied with their dining experience. Because we live in New Jersey, we are limited in the times we can travel to Anaheim so we make sure it is where we dine, the first Friday evening of our annual vacation to the area. We have been dining at the Anaheim White House for the past 14 years and will continue to do so. If you eat deserts, you have to order the Soufflé. Like the entrees and appetizers, the Soufflé is out of this world. Anaheim White House is THE place to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a dining treat
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had two seafood dishes (Sand Daps and Sea Bass) both were spectacular. The presentation of the salads and entrees was exceptional! This will be my favorite restaurant in the Anaheim area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not just old school..plain just old
    willing2try
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Started out like it was going to be a good night. Appetizers were good and so was the wine we picked. Service started to tank after that we were the first party seated the last to get our order and it was incomplete. Then took forever to get bill and pay...it made and okay experience bad. as we were finally walking out bugs were on the floor..big black ones.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oops!!!!! What Happened?????
    igetaroundVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We took my son and his girlfriend for dinner. It was her first visit. The service from the kitchen was AWFUL!!! It took 30 minutes to get our salads. Not sure what happened as the servers would not give any explanation when we questioned why everyone in our room who came in AFTER we did was served their dinners and where was ours. It then took one and a half hours to get our entrees. They brought 2 appetizers to make nice. Plus they gave us one dessert to share. As I said there was no real explanation given. The server at one point retook our orders after bringing us the wrong entrees. Just sorry our guest had a bad first dining experience. Not a good first impression.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dr. Razon
    rafael
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Overall experience was excellent. Food, service, etc. Planning to come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    pinkster70
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    When you want the best, great food and great service, this is your place
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    Plushieboy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We make sure our special occassions are spent here. The staff is attentive, and they made my daughter feel special for celebrating her milestone with them. The food is always perfect, and they know how to do pasta the way pasta is supposed to be done. Simple things are noticed and I can't recommend enough a night at the White House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Culinary works of art
    sweetmelt
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I was very impressed with how their food was presented - they looked good and was delicious too. We went there for lunch and the prices were very reasonable. The filet mignon was served with a foot tall Leaning Tower of Pisa cracker and the white fish came with a huge butterfly cracker. I chose the pre-fixe meal and it came with salad and dessert for less than $20.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timeless
    monkey1886
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been dining here for over 20 years. Service is always impeccable and the food is always fabulous. Love the house and the history behind it. I was fortunate enough to be able to shake the hand of the great man who owns and runs this amazing place when I came in for Father's Day brunch with my father. Bruno was warm and inviting as always. Thank you Anaheim White House for never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went here for Father's Day Brunch and had a delicious meal. The only strange thing about their brunch is that you order off a menu; one appetizer, one entree and one dessert and the appetizers are only lunch items. For example; soup, salad, gnocchi, etc so it makes for a strange combination when you order pancakes or waffles.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place and great food..but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I had dinner at this restaurant over 7 years ago and loved it so much that I wanted to enjoy an evening in celebration of our 24th anniversary with my husband. We do not live in the area, so when we planned to be in Newport Beach for a week, I was excited to share an evening there. Upon entering the restaurant ,we were taken aback by the very strong fish odor. It was strong enough that we almost decided to leave. But we decided to stay as we had taken a very expensive cab ride to get there. As the evening progressed, we did enjoy very good service and delicious food, but couldn't quite overcome the strong odor. We did mention it to the gentleman at the front desk when we were leaving. He was very concerned and listened intently.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sjck
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Love this place! It's great for a special night out. Staff is stellar. Food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went on Sunday and they only serve their Sunday Brunch, which we didn't know, so the options were limited. That being said, the food was good. Not amazing, but solid. I would like to go back and try it when it is their regular menu. The servers were very nice and helpful when you asked for something and kept the mimosa's coming, however overall service was a bit slow. But we had a special cake and they took care of it for us with out an extra fee and even added a chocolate covered strawberry to everyone's plate. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meh
    mojojojo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Musky mildew smell throughout the restaurant. Decor was nice, service excellent. The wine list is small and unimpressive, not in line with the atmosphere. The dining menu was the same. Good portions, not terribly expensive, but osso was bland, fatty and mushy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting Find
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Interesting is the best word. You are eating in redesigned bedrooms of the original home. Design is from an older period but that was ok with me. The food and wine are a great variety and the specials were unique and tasty. Osso Buco was my dinner choice which was tasty but not right for my taste buds. Maybe I mixed too many flavors. Can not go wrong with the steaks. I had some of my wife's New York which was awesome. We tried the chocolate mashed potatoes and it did not do anything for us. We left most of it. Again I think we tried too many flavors. If it was just with the salmon as intended I am sure fantastic. We will surely go again and keep the courses more simple. I think we did too much too fast. Service was fantastic!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • escargot anyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This place was recommended to me by a colleague and I'm so glad we went. Any place that still serves escargot is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A timeless Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We first visited 7 years ago from Australia and on this visit nothing has changed. The food is still great as is the service and wine list. We felt the signature desert, the JACKIE O was not as good as last time, due to the petite fours not being as good
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet