Gulliver's Restaurant
Gulliver's Restaurant

Gulliver's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gulliversrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9498338411
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering orders are available for pick up. View our catering menu at wwww.gulliversrestaurant.com
  • Special Events: Enjoy one of the best Happy Hours in Orange County. We offer complimentary hors d'oeuvres and many drink specials. View our Happy Hour drink specials at www.gulliversrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer plenty of free parking.
A word from Gulliver's Restaurant
In the last four decades Gulliver’s Restaurant has became one of the most popular Prime Rib Restaurant in Southern California.
Gulliver’s hand-selected beef (corn-belt) is slow roasted in a unique patented oven system to assure flavorful, tender and juicy Prime Rib dinners. Gulliver's Restaurant is well known also for its other specialties as in-house aged Prime Steaks, Chateaubriand, Salmon, Rack of Lamb, Baby Back Ribs and roasted Long Island Duck.
As you walk into a Gulliver's you will feel as though you have entered back in time to 18th century England. Guests at the Gulliver’s are surrounded by a veritable museum of leaded glass pieces, pewter and ceramic objects, and a collection of prints from Hogarth, Rowlandson and other Gulliver’s Travels illustrators.
The Portions are huge, the service is gracious and friendly, and most importantly, the beef is cooked to perfection.
Gulliver's is place where memories are created.
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Gulliver's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (30)good for groups (25)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • wonderful
    peter45
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Haven't been here in years but we had a great time. The food as always was so good and huge amounts, enough for dinner the next night. Amanda our server made the evening for us.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • nieuport17VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was outstanding. Our server was very busy, but took good care of us. The prime rib was rather chewy. I have had better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had a great dinner and our server was very friendly. This is going to be on our short list of special occasion places to go.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed it
    fred1VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    There were great seasonal decorations throughout and a very friendly staff
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • catnipVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    prime rib,is really choice standing rib at prime prices.flemmings a much better choice on sundays by my taste.
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  • Just Outright Delicious
    David
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I travel frequently and Gulliver's is one of the top restaurants I've been to. The décor is old English, and it was decorated very well for Halloween. Very fun. The food was great. I and the person I was with both had the prime rib. The standard cut is huge, so don't order the larger one unless you are a competitive eater. It was cooked perfectly. They are apparently famous for their creamed corn, which was also great. It's probably the best creamed corn I've ever had. You want to save room for the steak, but the corn just keeps calling your name. Service was also excellent. They were busy, so I would recommend making reservations.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A SoCal Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great food, great service. Celebrated our anniversary here after having missed it for years. Great spot!!!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Awesome place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We love this place. This will be a regular dining spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvforlunch
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My wife and I have been dining at Gulliver's for at least 35 years. We especially like to go for lunch on our birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. The décor hasn't changed since they opened, which is one thing we like. We also like the daily specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service, great food! The always make our grandchildren feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Judes
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Been going to Gullivers for many years as it was the best for ribs and prime rib. This was the first time the food was so-so...just not up to the previous standars. Prime rib was grissly and not very tender. Ribs were just OK. I don't know what happened...
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  • Delicious creamed corn & prime rib
    Icruise4fun
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Gulliver's has been serving delicious food for a many years. We eat there whenever we are in the area. The beef is tender and flavorful, but the creamed corn is addicting. We can never get enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great longtime restaurant!
    Nevonne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great traditions of creamed corn and prime rib. Great steaks -filets, mmmm good. Great potatoes. Loved it all!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime rib was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Huge portions. Very tender and flavorful. Creamed corn was excellent, spinach was good. Bread pudding was so-so. Attentive and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dagmVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was very mediocre. Baby back ribs were dry and over cooked and the prime rib had to be sent back to be re done. Red wine cabbage tasted weird. Creamed corn was fine. Salad was fine.
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  • Nice date night
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Celebrated birthday 'date night' style. Crab cakes for appetizer de-lish. A bit under seasoned for our preference, but perfect texture and nice quality crab meat. Ordered filet mignon, very tender. Hubby's prime rib (Gulliver's cut) not the best ever- extremely fatty (not just marbling) and a bit tough. A bit rushed in service but good ambiance. As for birthday celebration, establishment dropped the ball. Mentioned with reservation but no acknowledgment.
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  • Pretty good
    2muchmoney
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Prime Rib always good. I especially like their cream corn, and was a little disappointed when the waitress put a couple of spoonfuls, out of a small bowl, on our bread plates, then walked off with the rest. When you are paying $30 for a dinner, they can leave the rest of the bowl!! Creamed spinach a little salty for me this time.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant
    ImHungry
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dining at Gulliver's is always a pleasure. Good food and service is alway's the norm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    fred1VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We eat here every month or so. But our last visit was even better than usual. Food was the same high quality, but the service was even better than usual. We will be back!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This place has been there as long as I can remember. Always wanted to go just never did till now. It was very good. Reminded me of 5 Crowns but less stuffy.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Winner
    AR23
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My girlfriend and I went for dinner. I have to say they delivered on the prime rib. It was very good as were the side dishes of creamed spinach and corn.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it.
    ValueMindedVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall, the food was good. Prime Rib was cooked perfectly but, the creamed spinach didn't taste that good. Everything else was fine.
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    romantic
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  • Not too memorable
    NickitaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I both ordered prime rib, which is what Gulliver's is known for, and it was just ok. Not bad, but not where you took a bite and thought "yuuummmm". The service was great and they were very accommodating about swapping out the items (i.e., I wanted steamed veggies instead of creamed spinach).
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  • Great Prime Rib
    MamaJayne
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love to dine out and love the fresh California style, but every once in while we like to go old school and have a great prime rib in a nostalgia kind of place...and we found it here. It's charming, service was great and can't say we eat creamed corn often....well ever, but the creamed corn on the Yorkshire pudding was delicious. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cindy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our reservation was honored...our party of 8 was seated & greeted immediately. Food was delicious & service was excellent.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • RickVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great bar, great food & very good service! Great bar, great food & very good service!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • A Carnivore's Delight
    foodie64
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    A classic restaurant. This is the place for beef lovers. The prime rib is outstanding. The rib bones in barbeque sauce are delicious.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ..my birthday dinner...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Another great evening at Gulliver's.. I've never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is so relaxing (dim lighting) and the servers are always friendly! Of course the reason we go is for the prime rib and creamed corn. Delicious! And our server brought out a complimentary English Trifle for my birthday dessert! Great time! Thanks Gullivers.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nieuport17VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Prime rib not up to par. The service was not good. I asked for "no shrimp" on my house salad. It was brought to me with shrimp, so I switched with my wife's. It had shrimp on it also. We had to ask other servers twice to call our waitress over. She did not check on our meal until we were almost finished. We have been coming here for over 40 years, and this is the first time our dinner was not good.
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  • same place it always was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    it's dark, quaint, hasn't changed in many years, but the food is excellent (prime rib, duck, steak were our meals) and the service also very good. apparently they are slower in summer so we had no trouble getting a table last minute. more of a fall/winter place I guess, no outdoor dining. if you have a hankering for some serious meat, go to Gullivers!
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    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prime Rib strikes again
    CHEWbacca
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Brought a friend for his first experience, and he was floored with "The Brob!" He said it was the best prime rib he ever had, and I agree. The prime rib is perfect. The creamed corn is really good too. No appetizers this time because we wanted to enjoy our meals, without getting full. I love this place, and it's a treat every time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    AvgJoe
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Never disappointed when celebrating a special family occasion at Gulliver's. The service was attentive and the food excellent! Get the Prime, you can't go wrong!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Struggeling
    yumyum
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Personally I think this restaurant is struggling. Not the Old Gullivers. Food not great anymore. We went because it is a favorite of the people we were with. Bus boy was a jerk. Threw the take home boxes at us. Probably be nicer if they asked us if we wanted our food boxed up by them or do it ourselves. Expresso served with no lemon or spoon.
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  • Outstanding service & food
    Spud
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, topped only by the wonderful service! Our server, Amanda, was quite enjoyable to deal with, and she seemed to have a second sense when we needed something (like four total orders of the creamed corn!). I even made a point of requesting to talk to the manager, and beamed my total happiness with Amanda to her. We'll be back soon, making sure to request one of her tables! The world needs more of her!!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Everyday Chop House
    Hebessica
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Gulliver's is wonderful because, although they're known for their fabulous Prime Rib, the rest of their cuts are just as delightful. The Chateaubriand was perfect! The best part? I finally found a spot that will leave my steak mooing! It has a festive, yet elegant atmosphere full of nods to its namesake novel. The perfect spot for a fancy date night or celebration! Beware, you will not leave hungry. Let's just say that one day I hope to be able to save room to try the trifle...one day...
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Always a good choice...
    JimboVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have dined at Gulliver's many times and I am always glad I did, the food and service are excellent. Some folks think Gulliver's is just a prime rib restaurant, and while the prime rib is some of the best you will ever had, there are equally good entrees on their menu also. I had the Prime NY Steak on this visit and it was juicy and tender, cook rare just the way I like it. My Wife had the roasted chicken and it was also cooked to perfection, we both loved our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • foodie99VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had their prime rib tonight. Quality wasn't as good as before and the portion seems to be smaller than before as well. Thus, I rate them 3 stars this time.
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  • Great Ambience and Food
    TheDoc
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I loved the fact that my husband and I could chat without any noise interference. Our prime rib and ribeye steaks were cooked perfectly, and, although we could see the waiter if we needed service, we were not interrupted during our dinner. We look forward to return visited to Gulliver's.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 408 reviews are from the Gulliver's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Excellent Prime Rib
    CostaMesa
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had the prime rib that was thinly sliced and it was cooked perfectly. The creamed corn was very good as well. Try the Creme Brûlée for dessert over the English Trifle.
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  • DebsterVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was great as well as the service! I would come back again and again.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.