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Anaheim White House
Anaheim White House

Anaheim White House Details

  • 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: Italian, Seafood
  • 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 (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 (714) 772-1381 x11

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
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "It was my first time there - excellent from the napkins, to the service to the fabulous food!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Overall experience was excellent. Food, service, etc. Planning to come back again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "When you want the best, great food and great service, this is your place"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Love this place! It's great for a special night out. Staff is stellar. Food is outstanding. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This place was recommended to me by a colleague and I'm so glad we went. Any place that still serves escargot is awesome. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I had to send my filet back it was cold and way under cooked. After paying the 200.00 bill. As we exited I advised the manager and he said Im NOT going to apologize and that my expectations were too high and suggested I should go back to Mortons. I would never go back to the white house. ... "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good and hostess was accommodating. Had a real mix of service levels by the wait people, pointing to a training or selection issue. Some where friendly and responsive, others acted like they'd rather be at a funeral and forgetful. Only issue with any items brought to the table was that the soup was luke warm and coffee at end of the meal was cold - and I mean COLD.... Food was enjoyable, but for the premium, expect higher caliber wait people."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Felt like a 40 year step back in time. $50 a person without alcohol. If your 70 plus, you'll love the decor. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our first time to this restaurant. We don't live in the area but were attending the "Stars on Ice" at the Honda Center. The Prime Rib was perfectly cooked to our taste. We had excellent service. Would definitely return on another occasion when I attend another event in the area."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is a great place to take a date or to go for a special occasion. The food is wonderful, the staff has good service and the ambiance is terrific."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The smell inside the building reminded me of a nursing home. Lots of old fabrics are holding in musty smells. Open a window!! Wash the curtains! The good was decent and the service was good but it was hard to notice those things due to the stench."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I go here a couple of times a year and the few is always good but this time!! I had the crab stuffed calamari - cooked perfectly and delicious. My husband got the braised ribs - so tender! Service was excellent as usual: they are very good at setting the pace and the right level of attentiveness and they are not stuffy. Love this place. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service was seriously AMAZING!! Everyone was so friendly and kind and made u feel at home. Food was delicious! And the way its served in this fine form was just the cherry on top. The reason im giving 4 stars and not five is because there is absolutely no view. No windows. Nothing. Yes its an elegant place but just not was I expected. All u see is a bunch of people all around you. A bit crowded. Other than that, great!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great experience, drinks were good, the food even better. Enjoyed the ambiance, if you are in Anaheim, it's a must place for dinner. Coming from the East Coast, it was nice to dine in such a upscale Resturant at a fair price for food and drinks. If we are ever back in this area, we will return for a second visit. Staff well trained. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The Anaheim White House falls a little short of being an outstanding fine dinning experience. The ambiance lacked real candles and flowers on the table. The bread was not particularly fresh nor warm. The entrees we had were good but lacked the flavor and flare to make then truly outstanding. The service was very good. Overall the experience was somewhat between good and very good, but certainly not exception. If you are looking for a good meal at a moderately high price, then the Anaheim White is recommended. However if you are looking for a truly exceptionally fine dining experience, look elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The hostesses were very friendly, seated us promptly. The waiter assisted us with the menu, offered suggestions . We had to ask several times for our drinks. Excellent service from the bread waiter and water. Our salads were beautifully served- tasted wonderful. Our entrée was slow to arrive. After serving us our server disappeared, we were unable to tell him the potatoes were COLD and our entrée although very tasty and beautifully presented was lukewarm. He finally came when it was time for dessert. When we told the him, his comment was "we should have told them" "We replied "but no one came over to check so there was no one to tell". . We did have a lovely time, the restaurant was quite so you could visit without shouting. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "interesting and unusual restaurant. I thought that Brunch was a buffet. but it was a 3 course meal, I came into the restaurant, already disappointed that I will not have too many choices for my brunch menu. The grounds were pretty, but no real grass just turf. reception was warm & friendly. sat upstairs, but it smelled musty. Our waitress was attentive but not very friendly. The menu selection was not special, just normal fare, but had flair in the presentation with a replica of the Tower of Pisa and a big butterfly made of dough to decorate the plates. food was lukewarm. small portion. Dessert was a choice of sliver of cake , small cream puffs or marmalade crepe which was too sweet. a Place where you go once and don't return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My daughter and I went to the White House for Easter brunch not knowing it was prix fixe. I was a expecting a"traditional" brunch where you have a large variety of foods to choose from. The selection was pretty good considering it was three courses. I was pleased to have (possibly the owner or chef or maybe he was one in the same) stop by our table to greet us and ask how the meal was. The food was great and the presentation was beautiful. I would recommend dining here. The ambience is definitely reminiscent of old world Italy."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The brunch menu looked very attractive. Indeed, the appetizers and entrees created great expectations. Sadly, the food was mediocre. The salads were quite ordinary--the ceasar, for example, was flavorless. The prime rib was lacking in flavor and loaded with fat and gristle. The peppered hanger steak was devoid of any pepper and was tougher than that cut of beef should have been. The stuffed chicken breast was quite good, however. All entrees were accompanied by flavorless (probably instant) mashed potatoes. Desserts were O.K. but nothing special. Service by a young and enthusiastic staff was excellent."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was great as was the service. It's a special occasion type of place. I had read about the decor being over the top. It's their theme. It's a restaurant! Decor was interesting and made for conversation. I'd go back (I'm not eating the decor, it's about the good food.)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went there for this special occasion. We have been there before. It is well known in the Anaheim area. They support needy families."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The house itself is a bit unusual. It has a quintessential Italian American feel but very very overpriced. I am fine with paying a expensive bill for a great meal and experience. I did not think this was worth the money."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food, ambiance and service were all top-notch! And to think a portion of what we paid goes to help homeless kids makes it even more outstanding!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Awesome. Escargot was some of the best I've ever had. Stuffed calamari steak and filet were awesome. Great service. Great management. We will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I set a birthday dinner with my family and a couple friends for my wife hoping for a memorable evening. We were not disappointed. The food, Service and Ambience were fantastic and made our evening very special. The steak and beef items on the menu were truly worthy of the Zagat's highest ratings while the seafood entree's were equally delicious. The presentation of the dishes were exceptional and the service was impeccable. The wine list was full of fine Italian and California wines with a wide range of prices from very affordable to moderately pricey. We luckily went with the "Bruno Selection" 2008 Valpolicella Superiore a wine that the owner Bruno Serato personally selected from a friends winery in the northern Italy region. Grazie Mille"
    Dined on 4/3/2014