Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano
A great surprise!Five of us (old friends from the 60's) met for lunch -- two from West Los Angeles and three from La Jolla. It was a wonderful place to meet halfway, and we were delighted by the way we were greeted and the special table that was set up for us which looked out on the San Juan Capistrano Mission which is directly across the street. Everyone loved her food choice. The service was attentive but not over-powering, and the hostess had the table set up for us, so we would have the great view of the mission. We shall return!!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAS ALWAYS THIS PLACE ROCKSAS ALWAYS THIS PLACE ROCKS IT!! BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR DINING. GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD. THE COCONUT CAKE IS TO DIE FOR. TAKE ONE HOME FOR THOSE SPECIAL OCCASIONS. IVE BEEN EATING AT THIS RESTAURANT FOR 14 YEARS & I DONT EVEN LIVE IN THE AREA. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE & OR FLIGHT!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day dinnerMy mom and I had a great table on the patio, the food was great and they even had live music. will definitly come here agin for dinner and a special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day GemI needed a place to meet halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego and San Juan Capistrano was decided upon. I went to Open Table and checked restaurants in the area and Cedar Creek Inn was one of the choices. I checked the menu and the selections are plentiful and well priced. I made the reservation online and we had a great time visiting family and celebrating a birthday and Mother'sDay.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy BirthdayI am writing this just to try and understand the managements reason for a corkage fee. Normally I would say no problem. But when I asked the manager and said, it's my 60th bday and my daughter brought me a bottle of champagne can you forgo that fee he said "no I'm sorry" We spent over $245.00 on dinner. I must admit I was a little miffed by the actions of the management. We did like Juliette. She said she was new, but we broke her in and had fun with her.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT SERVICEI live far from SJC so have only been to your restaurant twice in about seven years. The first time was for dinner, and the second was a birthday lunch. I have heard people I know whom live nearby speak very well of your food and service.
Our server (female) was very upbeat, aware of our needs.
The meal I ordered was very good.
We had an enjoyable lunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Cedar Creek is one of our favorite restaurants in Capistrano. We always get the table in front of the main room's fireplace....so cozy and relaxing. In the Summer, it's nice to sit outside on their patio. I haven't had any dish I didn't love. Especially yummy is their calamari, fried green bean appetizer (like fried zucchini, but with green beans), jalapeno jack pasta with blackened chicken. And do not leave here without having their famous, made-from-scratch coconut cake. We love the ambiance, great service and great food here. 6 of us ate pre-dinner salads, entrees (mostly steaks and prime rib), two appetizers shared for the table, iced teas and we shared 3 desserts (cake slices) for $200, which I think is moderate for all of that food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Memories!We shared a wonderful 94th birthday at Cedar Creek. My Mom is originally from Capistrano, so this was very special and everyone went out of the way to make it extra special. From the moment we were seated to the time we left the door we were treated exceptionally well, and I cannot say enough about the service! The appetizers, ried green beans, feta cheese ball and Zuni wraps were delivered within a blink of an eye. Our party ate prime rib, theAhi sandwich, the Ahi entree, a larger house salad, and the roast chicken. all was served at the perfectly. For dessert, the "famous" coconut cake was served and it is the most moist and delicious cake imaginable! Wonderful experience!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Cedar Creek, our "goLove Cedar Creek, our "go to" place when we want a great meal.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service & delicious foodExcellent service and delicious food. A lovely place to meet friends or come with the family. The patio is beautiful. Our waiter was wonderful. The kitchen is happy to modify dishes to your taste, and wrap up those delicious desserts to take home. We will be back!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of OC's most enjoyableOver the last 1 years we have eaten at the Cedar Creek Inn regularly. Usually with family and friends. Been there for early breakfast, brunch, dinner and late dinners. The menu has something for everyone. Every time the service has been excellent, the food outstanding and the entire experience pleasureable. Only two observations for those not regularly eating there. Make reservations regardless of when you intend to go. SJC is close to the coast so wait until the weather is warm to sit outside.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed dinner. Husband hadEnjoyed dinner. Husband had filet mignon and I had salmon, salmon was slightly overcooked.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visited with friends fromWe visited with friends from Canada, the service was first rate. They called during the afternoon to confirm and see of we wanted a table inside or outside, we chose inside but after being seated on a small noisy space we moved outside on front of fireplace where we could easily talk.
If warm sit outside
We will return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely restaurant forWhat a lovely restaurant for any occasion, especially if attending any play or music at the Playhouse across the street. Service is good, timely and polite. Everyone is friendly. Have always enjoyed the food choices. Will return to Cedar Creek Inn. Happy to find it available on Open Table...very helpful to make a reservation easily.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWife loves this place so wentWife loves this place so went for anniversary dinner. Sat inside and got table with great view of mission across the street. Service and food were excellent as usual. This visit she had seafood stuffed sole and I the prime rib. Both were done very well. Dessert for her is always the coconut cake with ice cream, even order a second piece to take home.
If you enjoy dining outside they have a nice patio usually with live entertainment and for general relaxation time they have a separate bar area inside that will cure what ails you.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality of the food isThe quality of the food is good and consistent. It is a neighbor gem. I would go back again and again! The outside patio is delightful.
Thanks, Mary4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMService warm, friendly, attentive,Service warm, friendly, attentive, and prompt.
In addition, hostess also very pleasant and welcoming.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was Easter Sunday and weIt was Easter Sunday and we were a family of 8 with 3 children....it was great that we did not have to wait. I liked that we were able to order something special that was not on the Brunch Menu. It was greatly appreciated and enjoyed. The only disappointment was that my dish and my daughter's dish was not hot enough. All else was great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT LUNCH IN DOWNTOWN CAPOBe sure to try the Grilled Ahi Sandwich. This is a Cedar Creek classic and has been on the menu since the beginning. I'm a major Ahi tuna fan, and can honestly say this is the best sandwich I've had anywhere.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time. IThis was my first time. I came for brunch. I loved the view of the Mission, beautiful. I had the fritata I think it was called, it had chicken sausage. It was absolutely wonderful!! I will be back3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there during Swallow'sWe were there during Swallow's Day on a Saturday, so it was quite busy-which was to be expected. However, it was a great experience and great food!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy eating atWe always enjoy eating at Cedar Creek. It's clean, the waitress remembered everything we ordered, even though three of us had special little requests.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMYes, there is more than oneYes, there is more than one Cedar Creek Inn. But the others do not have Reuben as the Ambassador of cheerful and attentive service. Actually, we have had very good service from everyone who has taken care of our table, weather a large group or just two of us.
There is consistency in the kitchen and most menu items are very good and quite fresh. They aim to please and are gracious if something is not to your liking.
The Patio is almost European in feel as you enjoy the lovely garden feeling, the fountain and gaze across at the ruins of the Mission San Juan. There has been some refurbishing of the street front of the Mission grounds and the garden there. Do enjoy it if you are visiting the area.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and attentiveVery good food and attentive service. If you v
Can eat outside to be prepared to talk loud inside3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM