we love this place! try the
we love this place! try the duck. can't miss on the prime rib either. but how do they make veggies so irresistible? seriously, i can't stand sauerkraut but that purple stuff they make is the Bomb!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful return to Gulliver's
We live on the Central Coast. We haven't been to Gulliver's in over 15 years. We were picking up our daughter from WIsconsin and wanted to dine at Gulliver's the night before we picked her up from the airport. We enjoy ourselves very much. The food was excellent and the service was great. Thanks for a lovely evening.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
My sister and I took our 83 year old Mother there the night before Mother's Day to celebrate with her and two nieces. We all had a wonderful time. The food was delicious!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been going here for years.....never disappointed!!
All entrees were the best we've ever had at Gulliver's, and the meals are always outstanding!!
All the staff is very attentive.
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there and it was the perfect choice!
One of our favorites!!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prime Rib was delicious, service was great. All around good experience. Kind of a medieval times sort of ambience. Happy hour looked like a good deal too.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun to go to a restaurant that seems to be for my mature age group.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service. If
Good food and service. If you are getting the prime rib, go for the bone-in. Better size, cut, and flavor for an extra $10.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our evening at Gullivers. Our Open Table reservation worked very well, our waiter was incredibly thoughtful and attentive, and the food was terrific. A great evening! Thank you.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance for business
Great ambiance for business lunch. The food is fresh and great tasting
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tony, our server, was great.
Tony, our server, was great. The prime rib was excellent.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a good time..
T he food was Great.
The service was good. I just hate having to ask someone to refil my water (couple of times btw).
Did not want to continue to ask for more of the cream corn - but guess what I DID.. the server was nice had only 4 tables to serve and it seem that was too much.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very generous portions
One thing I can count on whenever I go to Gulliver's is taking home enough food for 1 or 2 more meals. On this last trip, I ordered the charbroiled rib eye steak with a mushroom/port sauce. The menu didn't say how large it was, but I'm guessing between 16 and 20 ounces. Everything was delicious.
As for wines, there isn't anything in the middle to lower price range that is a good value. Their corkage fees are rather high - $20 - but I opted to bite the bullet and pay it. If you ordered from the wine list, $28 was going to get you an $8 bottle of wine with a $20 markup. Pricing in the lower to mid range seemed pretty consistent with markups around $20. Do yourself a favor and bring a bottle of better quality wine from home.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go back in time
If you haven't been to Gulliver's restaurant, now is a perfect time to go. The specialty is prime rib which is outrageously tasty. But there are plenty of other entrees to try as well. Duck, lamb, etc. All are delicious and the portions are really enough for two. Prices are moderate but so worth it. Decor of Victorian England with beautiful shiny copper pots hanging from the top of the open kitchen and fireplaces in the dining room and entry are a comforting scene. Definitely a must go to if you have visiting relatives coming into John Wayne airport since it is across the street. This restaurant is one of the few still there after decades in the same spot. It's that good.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gulliver's is known for their
Gulliver's is known for their prime rib, so that is what we tried. My favorite prime rib by far is Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. That is a 10, so compared to them, I would Gulliver's an 8! I was pleasantly surprised!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for special occasions
always a favourite with whomever we bring for to this gem of restaurants.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated a special occasion at Gullivers and would return there for another. The staff was friendly and helpful, the service great and the food excellent. We were not rushed at all. We were able to enjoy and finish our appetizer before the salads were served and our salads were finished before the main meal was served. We had a very relaxing, enjoyable time.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gulliver's Restaurant is ALWAYS
Gulliver's Restaurant is ALWAYS the great place, delicious foods, fun and nice servers and staff to "dine and wine" there.
We love to go there as much as we are able.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, good food
I've been hearing ads for Gulliver's for years on the Hugh Hewitt show, and finally checked it out. Glad I did. And, even though on an expense account, it hardly broke the bank. Three guys ate dinner here for around $150! The wait staff was very courteous; the owner very kindly greeted us at the door... All-in-all, it was a good experience. If I lived in OC, I'd go back.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heard radio ads for weeks, advertising early specials. Made reservation for a weeknight on a whim. Decor is beautiful, great food, wonderful service. Will do this again.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prime Rib & Creamed Corn OH YEA !
I was surprised that everything was so good. I forgot about this place but its back on the radar after a tasty dinner !
The clam chowder was A+ as well.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Prime Rib Since..
Best Prime Rib since the last time at Gullivers! The crust of the Yorkshire Pudding dipped in the Au Jus was amazing. The creamed corn was not up to Summit House's (Fullerton). Our server was efficient and attentive but very stingy with plates. The two of us shared an appetizer but had to scoot our bread over on our bread plates to put the scallop and sauce or place it directly on the metal charger. When the main course arrived the server did not put the creamed corn bowl on the table but served us directly on the same bread plates on top of the sauce from the appetizer. The Au Jus is served in a pitcher. You can either pour it on your plate where the pudding and creamed spinach are or share dunking it with the others in your party.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Prime Rib
This restaurant has been here forever and has survived the onslaught of chain entities. It does so by specializing in Prime Rib. Copied very closely to Lawry's, Gullivers offers three cuts of prime rib, yorkshire pudding, cream corn and a vegetable. The cream corn is to die for. You may substitute a potato for the vegetable. I chose the twice baked which was delicious. The sour dough bread was served very warm with butter. Salad was a la carte. $8 for any salad is outrageous however the croutons were very garlicky.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was delicious!
Our dinner was delicious! Service was outstanding. We love coming here!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food / Great Service
we had a large party and the staff was fantastic! The food was served fast and it was delicious. also - loved the ambiance - very warm and inviting.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late Night Travels
I enjoyed my recent experience here. The food was great, and the service was even better!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great time for our guests
Most of guests from Japan don't know the difference between Prim Ribs and just BBQ Ribs, unfortunately. Therefore, we proudly take them to you to wake them up!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an enjoyable evening
This was an enjoyable evening from the warm greeting to dessert. A great way to celebrate a birthday. The prime rib melted in our mouths. The side dishes were excellent. Enough food for the ladies to have a second meal. We all had a wonderful time.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious food, great decor, and extremely attentive staff!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been customers at Gulliver's for many years. It has served consistently great food every time we've been there. One of our favorite restaurants! We went there this past tuesday to celebrate my birthday. It's a great special occasion type of restaurant. The ambience is great, the food great and the service great.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Gulliver's since I was a child and I've always enjoyed the food, service and atosphere. It's great to see a place mantain the same standards for so long. We will be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife is a prime rib fanatic.
My wife is a prime rib fanatic. We live about eighty miles from this restaurant. When my wife needs her prime rib "fix" we make overnight reservations at a nearby hotel and drive down for a fantastic dinner. The wine list is superb and the service is first rate. Oh yeah, the prime rib is the best in southern California!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Um Um Good
We had reservations for 6:30 p. m. but due to traffic on the 405 we had to call to let them know we would be late. What should have been a 10 minute drive turned into a 40 minute road trip. We were late for our reservation and the staff was incredible in accommodating us. The restaurant has taken Halloween decorations to a new level. From the moment you walk in the door you know that the holiday season has begun. We ordered prime rib, chateau briand and the seafood linguine. All of them received rave reviews. The service staff was attentive without being overbearing. Five star experience all the way around.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, not great food
The prime rib was good, the baby back ribs were a bit dry, the creamed corn was excellent and the wine list was affordable.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved my meal, server Amanda was attentive and good. Great value! Prime rib was delicious.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall excellent. Waitress
overall excellent. Waitress let a little to be desired. a little too disinterested.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The prime rib was great! our service was very good both the bartender and waitress were very helpful and friendly
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever I want a nice restaurant for a special occasion, I think of Gulliver's. The food is consistently great, the staff is very pleasant and the ambiance is wonderful. I especially enjoy the holidays because the whole atmosphere is festive, warm and inviting.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Portions were larger than expected, just as ordered and served piping hot. Service was great; from seating to prearation of "Doggie Bags."
We'll be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for lunch with another couple. The restaurant has a lot of character with an old English Pub atmosphere with the dark wood. Service was excellent - waitress was very attentive, and made excellent recommendations when we weren't sure which wine or entree to order. The salmon was cooked just right served hot and with the right amount of sauce on top that didn't overpower or drown the salmon. Beef Stroganoff was also very good with a nice twist on the traditional version. Very comfortable for a nice meal and low noise level so that we could talk easily with each other. Desserts were also good with a nice presentation. Close to John Wayne Airport but inside you forget you are near an airport.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had dinner there with a colleague while travelling to SoCal and noticed Gullivers. Hadn't been to one in ages. Menu was good, prime rib was great. Staff efficient but not hovering. Would go again if I'm back in the area.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Prime Rib!
Everything we had was delicious.
Our server was so attentive, friendly and knew everything about the menu.
We ended our evening with apple bread pudding and vanilla ice cream. ... Heaven in my mouth :-)
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong with the service, the food, and the atmosphere.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and great service. The appetizers are really good too. They even acclimated us with the previous day soup for my daughter
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved our dinner party!
Service was really great, the food was good...next time I'm not getting the end cut...just medium rare. The corn and spinach were terrific as ever, AND they let us choose Bread Pudding for my Birthday dessert!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
I've been going to Gulliver's since I was a young girl. It has always been a treat. Now my own children enjoy going to Gulliver's as much as I did when I was a child. The service is outstanding, and the food is delicious. The meat is always perfectly cooked, and the creamed corn is to die for.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect! Service, food, atmosphere , everything. Best of all, the price was right. One of the best dining experiences we have had. Many, many thanks for a memorable evening. We will be back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had not eaten at Gulliver's for over 20 years, but last night it seemed as though only a few weeks had passed since our last visit -- in a good way. If you have to have the latest in fusion food amidst minimalist décor, Gulliver's is not for you. But for tasty prime rib and creamed corn to die for in a cozy atmosphere that's a throwback to the fine dining of yesteryear, Gulliver's hits the spot.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
One that has stood the test of time
Great quality, service & decor can stand the test of time, and Gulliver's has made it! ! !
Hadn't been there in 10 years, but it was as good as I remember it.
When you want an exception meal ! ! !
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Especially pretty at Christmas
Had a lovely lunch there in December. The decorations were beautiful and the fireplace was cozy. Our food was very good and the waitress and management were very friendly and accommodating.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM