The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Great Place, Great Food!We always love the Cellar. They have great food and great ambiance. I would recommend to anyone seeking good food.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood special event placeWe dined here for our third time. This occasion was for sons high school graduation. I did have to ask for the tasting menu I didn't realize it is for those on the mailing list only. I really like the tasting menu as otherwise one eats too much. A 6 ounce piece of meat is more than enough for one person.
My gripe is that I saw three people in jeans ( one in torn jeans), does anyone read and follow the dress code policy? We had a 6:00 pm reservation so I should expect a relaxed dress code early in the evening. This just happens to be one of my many gripes about Orange County, too casual.
Great pre-dinner drink and a great glass of Zinfindal.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationWe loved the cellar, however a little disappointed when they didn't bring my husband his birthday desert. :-(6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic. Rack ofFood was fantastic. Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection. The "3 B Hash" is outstanding. Chocolate soufflé was a perfect ending to a delicious meal. Decor needs to be refurbished a bit while maintaining that "cellar" feeling and service staff could have been a little more professional for this level of restaurant. Overall, a very satisfying dining experience.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenalMy girlfriend & I had been meaning to try The Cellar for quite some time and I finally made a reservation for her birthday. Every part of the meal exceeded both of our expectations. The service was excellent, each course of food was delicious from start to finish and there were plenty of great selections on the wine list from ordering by the glass to the bottle. We split the Chateaubriand for two, along with a side of their macaroni & cheese. She had the French onion soup, which she says is the best she's ever had, anywhere. I had the spinach salad, again, excellent. I would highly recommend The Cellar to anyone. It's higher end, so expect a bill comparable to any other fine steakhouse, but well worth the price.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGirls night out!I received an email about the May tasting menu and couldn't resist. So I gathered up a group of girls and we had an incredible meal together in the most secluded area of the restaurant. It was like we had our own private staff!! Really nice and extremely attentive staff, very romantic and beautiful atmosphere, LOVED every dish brought to the table!! Some restaurants have awesome food...some have breathtaking ambience...The Cellar has them both!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench perfectionThe Cellar has been a staple in Fullerton for many years. My husband and I frequent it when we get down in the area to catch a show at the local Theatres. We always start with one of their BEST, Lobster Bisque! It is the best I have had! I love their Brased Short Ribs and always finish the meal with a Chocolate Soufle!! Everything is always Delish!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Fullerton FavoriteWhat can we say about this special gem of a restaurant - it's our go to special occasion spot. Dinner is always delicious, the servers are wonderful, and the atmosphere at the bar is lively. You can't beat the underground wine cellar/speakeasy ambiance. The biggest problem you'll have here is what wine to choose and which of the souffles to pick for dessert (but be sure you get one!)5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dining experienceI get up to Fullerton once a year for the Muckenthaler car show. I make it a point to dine at The Cellar.I love that it's cozy and comfortable. The ambience is that of an old French wine cellar. The service is impeccable and I've never had an entree I didn't love. I'll be back in 2014 if not before.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wondeful dinner withHad a wondeful dinner with my parents for their anniversary. The food and service was excellent. I highly recommend.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely atmosphere!Try the pairing menu. You won't find a better bargain anywhere in town for fine dining.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Celler was wonderful asThe Celler was wonderful as always, however, the food was on the cool side, just above room temperture. Other than the cold food, everything was up to the Celler's standards.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening but...You have to really watch for signs once in the building so you don't miss the small stairwell going down to the restaurant.
Service was good but a little slow.
Wine list was extensive and excellent.
Food from all that attended was very good to excellent, as was the desert.
When making reservations for 4-6 people ask for the "back" table that affords a more private dinner.
Would I recommend The Cellar to friends... If I thought they could afford it, yes, but FYI it is along a Morton's pricing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food was delicious,As always the food was delicious, high quality, and so fresh. The atmosphere is very special and the service is excellent. The price was amazing for such an elegant experience. This is one of our favorite restaurants and they have awesome events. I highly recommend The Cellar for any dining occasion, not just special events.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the DriveThe food and service here was outstanding, although, because our reservationsere so late, (8:15, not by our choice, small place fills up fast) they were out of a few things. All in all great experience and lookig forward to trying it again...... earlier!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Memorable EveningMy wife and I really enjoyed our 19th Anniversary dinner.
Everything was great!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGets better every timeLove the Cellar and I don't know why we don't come more often. Their cocktail list is amazing, the food is delicious and we've always had amazing service.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best kept secret in North OC A+The Cellar has been acquired by a new proprietor and I will tell you, THIS PLACE ROCKS. Their menu has something for everyone. If you like Chateaubriand, you will love their cut (the great thing is you can actually order it for One or Two) which is brought out table side and carved. No short servings and cooked to perfection. Best Short ribs and Lobster Bisque I have ever eaten, period. Wonderful place for romantic dinner or a casual meal. No dress code but you won't want to wear hobo attire, casually elegant +. Outstanding meal and service, wonderful ambiance. AND they have a $25 PER PERSON price fix menu for May that is off the hook. You will love The Cellar5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great.Manny was our waiter and was great to interact with. We had the tasting dinner. When my steak was prepared very rare when I asked for medium the maanger was great in handling the issue and offer us a complimentary glass of champagne! We will definately come back even though we live about 40 minute away.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLow lightGreat place to dress up and spend with a special someone. Has the wow factor for romantic.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food/ambiance, poor serviceCame here to celebrate an anniversary. I started with the French Onion soup which was flavorful. My wife had the Lobster Bisque (award winning) who says she expected more lobster flavor and bits of lobster in it. I then had the braised short ribs which was again very flavorful but the portion size left me wanting. Fortunately my wife ordered the special surf and turf which was a thick chunk of filet with 3 giant scallops and she generously shared. The chocolate soufflé was spot on.
I do want to make a note about our service. It may be specific to our waiter, but we were not offered bread, and there was no mention of the special tasting menu. He was slow, only came by every 20 minutes, and made some awful coffee.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLike heaven on a plate!This was literally the best dining experience I've ever had. I've told everyone I know about this fantastic place. Everything was outstanding- the food, the ambiance, the service. I look forward to taking friends and family there to experience this gem of a restaurant!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my girlfriend hereI took my girlfriend here for her birthday. We both LOVED the food and ambience. We will be returning soon!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Food serviceGreat place. Food service ambiance just incredible! From the bread/butter to lobster bisque and the filet mignon special. Omg!!! Will go again and again...4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good! The tasting menuAlways good! The tasting menu is fantastic and affordable! So get on the email list so you find out about it.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experience!We have been to the Cellar a number of times and have never been disappointed. Our server, Manny, provided prompt and gracious service as he has done in the past. This is definitely one of our choices when we want to celebrate a special occasion.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMUST GO !It simply a perfect place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. The food is very tasty and the portions were fine although its a french cousine. The waiters are very friendly and the service was very good.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pork was below my expectation,The pork was below my expectation, was not tender and tasteless. The strawberry souffle was not quite done and too mushy. The lobster bisque was a little too rich.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cellar was excellent asThe Cellar was excellent as usual. The short ribs were so tender I didn't use a knife at all and the truffled Mac n Cheese was superb. THe service was excellent. We had a drink at the bar afterwards - I don't think they are really set up for that. A very small, cozy, quiet atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTreasureThe experience was definitely fantastic! Our waiter Mark was incredible. He is a gem along with the fabulous food. Carlos and I definitely will be dining at this treasure of a restaurant again!
The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic setting!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a outstanding mealAs always, a outstanding meal with attentive service. We took advantage of a special event coupon which provided just enough food and left room for the dessert.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Chateaubriand!Great ambiance and wonderful menu. Everything perfect!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLots of fun, great service,Lots of fun, great service, and the food was very tasty. I would highly recommend for a special or romantic evening. We just went kind of spur of the moment as a girls night out and it turned out to be a perfect evening. Very upscale. The was my second time there and I will be back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA mysterious gem!Fantastic setting designed by the guy that created the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Mysterious location makes for a romantic adventure. The food & service was top notch. Presentation was excellent. We sat in the smaller dining area near the bar. The intimate space does allow for you to overhear conversations at the next table, but that's only bad if the conversation is pure drivel, which in our case, was a bit distracting. But that's not the restaurants fault. If you are seeking privacy, you'll need to request one of the booths in the back. We will definitely return fot that experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cellar is always an outstandingThe Cellar is always an outstanding dining experience. My only complaint this time was our initial server seemed preoccupied and inattentive. I got the feeling she would rather have been somewhere else.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally a hidden gem -literally!Totally a hidden gem -literally! you have to walk around the building and down a flight of stairs to find the door. The food is amazing - flavorful and brilliantly crafted.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cellar is one of the fewThe Cellar is one of the few remaining 'fine dining' spots in the Fullerton area where a guy doesn't feel like an idiot for wearing a suit. Great place for special occasions; food is always top-notch.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go once or twice a year.We go once or twice a year. The food is never a disappointment. The atmosphere gives me a feeling of being below deck in an old Spanish ship. Plenty of parking.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been many times, andWe've been many times, and it's always a good experience. The food is always great, and the staff is always polite. The only downside this time was that everything seemed to take much longer than usual. Perhaps they were understaffed that night, I'm not sure.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA most wonderful dining experience.A most wonderful dining experience. Speakeasy atmosphere, professional and attentive wait staff and amazing food. Business casual dress requested but the pace is relaxed and unhurried. We had plenty of time to enjoy each course. The manager was personable and professional. To complement the outstanding food there is a very nice wine selection. We will be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion RestaurantThis is our special occasion restaurant. The wine list is extensive and we are never disappointed. The signature french onion soup is delicious. The salmon and New York steak were perfectly prepared. We've been coming here for twenty-four years and we'll keep coming back.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe CellarOur 2nd time at The Cellar, experience was just as inviting and exceptional as the 1st. We will be returning far more frequently to this hidden gem, a beautiful and exquisite dining pleasure.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM