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The Golden Truffle
The Golden Truffle

The Golden Truffle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.goldentruffle.com
  • Email: restaurant@goldentruffle.com
  • Phone: (949) 645-9858
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Alan Greeley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Alan Greeley began as a caterer foremost and has been catering in Southern California for over 30 years. The Golden Truffle offers an incredible variety of catering possibilities to enhance your special occasions and theme events. We can accommodate a variety of budgets. Whether it be a private dinner in our “Wine Room” or Restaurant, your Home or Office, a Garden Wedding, a Picnic to go, or a Corporate Event for 1000.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Golden Truffle private dining room is also our working wine cellar. The “Wine Room” can accommodate up to 30 people. Your customized menu will be created by Chef Greeley, which can also be paired with wine by our Wine Director.
  • Private Party Contact: Letia J. Short (949) 645-9970

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is provided complimentary to our guests and is located immediately in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Golden Truffle
The Golden Truffle is a favorite of restaurateurs, wine-makers and chefs. The abundant and interesting wine list offers many intriguing and unusual fairly priced wines.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a hidden treasure. Chef Greeley has an unusual menu, very different and he is adept at anything he tries. Eclectic, but top ratings from us."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Don't know why I hadn't had filet mignon at TGT before but decided to try it for our Valentine's day lunch. Both my wife and I agree, it was the most flavorful steak we've ever had. Everything else was superb as well, which is what you'd expect from The Golden Truffle."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food although it took a while for it to come out but great staff!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "chef Alan Greeley is nothing short of amazing.his food is both sophisticated and somehow simple at the same time. He is perhaps the single most creative chef in Orange County. This is a place to dine well; not a place to come and be seen."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love this place. If I was indendently wealthy this would be a regular spot for me. With that said the price is right the service is fantastic and the food exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was salty, not French, and average service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went early b4 the rush, terrific cocktail service. Shared an appetizer, salad and entre. Perfect portions. Attentive service with a terrific Hungarian red wine suggestion. I could eat every meal here."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Chef/owner Alan Greeley typically offers one of the most diverse menus in Orange County. His duck with raspberry sauce is second to none and even if you think you don't like escargot, if escargot Jamacanaise is on the appetizer menu don't pass it up. The only downside to the restaurant is that there are so many intriguing items on the menu it's difficult to make a choice."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I have been coming here for years and this visit was horrible. The food was over salted, very average and disappointing. This guy has always been excellent so I'm hoping it was just a bad night."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "While the food was good to excellent, the service was painfuly slow. Wait staff inexperienced. It took 1 hour and 15 minutes from the time we sat down to get our appetizers. I was difficult to get a second drink - sat there for at least 20 minutes with an empty glass. Wasn't offered pepper for my soup, and when I asked they came back with a peppermill that didn't work or was empty. No acknowledgement of their slow service. Getting the bill was even painfully slow. Decor was very outdated - felt stark and cold. Would not reurn"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "First time here, not what I expected, but the service was decent."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The food and the service are great. We have been going for years and will keep going. Never gets old."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Favorite spot for a leisurely luncheon with business colleagues. Also my wife's preferred dinner location when we are in the area."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "First time after driving past the restaurant for several years. Not exactly a great time. We were seated in their Wine Room which I understand should be cool but it was cold! Several other couples that came in either left or asked to be moved. We stuck it out! Lighting was dark. Service took a while to get going but was OK once someone knew we were here. We really do like to try new places but probably won't go back......"
    Dined on 10/26/2013