Gulliver's Restaurant
Gulliver's Restaurant

Gulliver's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gulliversrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (949) 833-8411
  • 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
84 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (50)good for groups (27)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Solid Traditional Standby
    dmlehman6VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Gulliver's has been an Orange County standard for decades. Conveniently located just across the street from John Wayne airport. The Old English decor and server costumes have changed little over time, though the menu is broader than the original 'prime rib' focus. That said - the prime rib is very good and very generous. I had a 'traditional cut' (thicker) with Yorkshire pudding, side of corn pudding and some other sauteed veggies. The wine list is modest - and somewhat pricey by the glass - but not different than other comparable dining spots. They do have a WONDERFUL desert menu! English trifle was perfect. The bread pudding was astonishing! (our group tried several different things - and shared). I recommend this as a very good, reliable spot - nothing outstanding, but nothing wrong either.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carr
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My menu choice was too greasy for me. I ordered the prime rib bones so my fault.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo
    Beefeater
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The only thing better than the food was the service. Outstanding! Gulliver's has been one of my favorite special occasion places and will continue to be so.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Excellent Service, Fantastic Food
    GambleOnItVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The prime rib, creamed corn and Yorkshire pudding was delicious. Service was superior. If you're in the mood for beef, you definitely need to come here.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low Quality Meat - High Quality $$$
    travlinLAVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Seeing the decline in quality is so very sad. The Prime Rib...which Gullivers is "famous" for has gotten worse this past year. This last, and I mean last meal was so full of fat that it was not suitable to bring the scraps or bone to my dogs. We were seated in the worst section....boiling hot in front of the grill.....but also had a birds eye view of what was coming out......fat, fat, fat. After 20 years of dining there, we won't be partaking anymore in their Fat Fest.
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  • Not for everyone
    dianeVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very dark. Portions are too generous. Not a lot of healthy choices.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Great Service!
    HBCruiser
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We decided to eat at Gulliver's since we had passed by many times and knew it has been in existence for many years so we knew it had to be good. As it was Halloween, they were decorated for the occasion. This was a nice addition to our dining experience. I had a Bass Ale and my date had a Cosmopolitan. For dinner, I ordered the Chateaubriand. The meal included fresh baked bread and a twice baked potato, mixed vegetables and creamed corn. My girlfriend had the prime rib, it also included the same vegetables I received. We enjoy our dinners and the meats were prepared he correct temperature however my steak seemed a little dry. For dessert, we ordered bread pudding. All told, we enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent!
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always good food and service. Never disappointing!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great food - outstanding service
    FoodCritictoo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before because it offers great food and service. This time our party consisted of 11 plus 2 infants and again, we were not disappointed. We were celebrating multiple events and were able to bring in our own wines to celebrate with. Our server was named Tony and was very attentive and did an outstanding job of making sure everything was perfect. He even took the time to stop and talk with us for awhile in between serving other tables. No one seemed to mind the two smaller children (13 & 9 months). In fact, many stopped to let us know how adorable and well behaved they were. Everyone had a great time. This remains one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Lori
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I was expecting fabulous prime rib, but it was only ok. It look like it had been sitting around maybe under a heat lamp for awhile. It was not juicy at all. Very disappointing.
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  • 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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  • 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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Great Prime Rib
    ewongVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Gulliver's specialty is their prime rib roast and they do it well in the classic English style - paired with Yorkshire pudding, creamed corn and creamed spinach. The prime rib is juicy and tender with a flavorful dry rub crust and the portions are generous. I enjoy the restaurant decor theme based on the novel Gulliver's Travels and 18th century English style. Even the wait staff are dressed in period costume. I unfortunately have never left enough room to sample their desserts.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • Consistant
    ImHungry
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dining at Gulliver's is always a pleasure. Good food and service is alway's the norm.
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    neighborhood gem
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    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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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Winner
    AR23VIP
    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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  • 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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 420 reviews are from the Gulliver's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • A Carnivore's Delight
    foodie64VIP
    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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