Gulliver's Restaurant

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Prime Rib
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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PC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great as always! The decor need updating though

J
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I always stop here while in town for work. Food is always good. Service can be spotty but always a good place to visit.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was very, very slow. Our food sat on a cart while the one waitress in our area tried to serve one entire room by herself. This resulted in one of our meals not being very hot but we’d waited so long, we didn’t send it back. A side dish was not served, had to be requested and was brought out after we were done ( it was comped ). Food was pretty good but service really killed the experience.

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary 6th

JA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch and being able to visit in such a pleasant atmosphere.

T
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Gulliver’s, food & service.

PS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the "Twilight Special" which was amazing! Food and service were excellent!

n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, especially the creamed corn, would have loved seconds!!

SR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been there in a while, but it's just as I remembered. Food and service was top notch. It was my girlfriend's first time there and she loved it. Two thumbs up!!

AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a larger party here for a birthday celebration. We had 3 young children in our party and they were very accommodating. The food was excellent and the server very attentive and nice. We overall had a great evening.

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First and foremost, don't ever eat their escargot appertizer (over $10 for six tiny pieces). Instead of the expected famed succulent mildly crunchy snail meat smothered in butter and garlic baked in shells, it was a mushy mess that tasted like spoilt mushrooms in tiny ceramic cups covered with stale bread topping. It was difficult to eat more than one escargot so it's disappointing. Lessson learned: never eat escargot in a non-french restaurant.

The expensive stuff: Prime rib was OK but the filet mignon "with butter only" that we ordered came with an over-powering herbal garnishing that masked the taste of the beef. Couldn't really taste the beef but luckily they got the rare-medium-rare part correct.

Parking is plentiful, service is good and the restaurant was not crowded on a Saturday evening, so the rating is 3 stars. For good steaks, I recommend Paul Martin's and Wood Ranch at the Irvine Spectrum, both of which have great ambience and terrific steaks at good price.

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived and the restaurant was closed
plumbing problem

Terrible that no one notified me

This was a big night for us on our vacation,
Very disappointing no one you or the restaurant let us know

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took us an hour to get there to realize the restaurant is closed do to plumbing issues! Ridiculous. A waste of time and gas just to expect the restaurant closed!!!

SH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. My prime rib was a bit overcooked and made the meat a bit tough but the sides made up for it. Would go again on a casual outing.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We were very unhappy with our Birthday dinner for my husband John. It was so warm and very uncomfortable. I mention it to the manager that night and he said it was hot for me to and I have to work. I wanted to say to him, yes, but you are not spending 200.00 for a Birthday dinner. I went into the bathroom, and the sink was about to overflow. I mention to the front hostess and she said WE KNOW ABOUT IT. Last year we were celebrating my husband Birthday, and again was told the air conditioning was not working. I forgot about it, but I will never forget about this year. I do not plan to return to Gullivers until something in done about the air. We have enjoying dinner for the last 20 years at Gullivers. We had many parties and dinners at Gullivers, when my husband was working at FLUOR. Our waitress that night was very nice and helpful. She was so HOT also. One more thing, my husband ordered the LARGE prime rib, and had to return it, it was not cooked right, He likes it rare, the one he sent back was rare on top, and well done on bottom. I also was very unhappy with the Halbert that night.

NM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Been coming here for years. The portions a lot less this time. Service was good. But salads very small portions. Also the sides. Bread was old. Spend over $200. This time the worth it.

PF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Prime rib was tough and overcooked (ordered medium). Not worth the $40.00 price.
Service was very good. For a Friday night at 7:00, you could shoot a cannon thru the place.
I think the high price has scared many patrons away.

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service was beyond fantastic water glasses never empty and always asking what they could do for us. Food was excellent cooked the exact way we ordered .

RM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I have been going to this gullivers for many years, more than 30.
I find the restaurant outdated somewhat tired with changes that were dissapointing.
Half a yorkshire pudding, no creamed spinach, etc.

OT
Orange County
60 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib in Orange County. We have dinned at Gullivers many times and we have never been disappointed. Excellent service with an acceptable price! Food quality and quantity is 5 star. Try it I guarantee you will enjoy your visit.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No more to say than great food and service

JG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an old Groupon (over 1000 days expired) and they honored it!
The manager couldn't have been nicer.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a great old world atmosphere, and the best prime rib. We love to there for special occasions. AWESOME!!!!!!

P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Forgot how good this place is. Did not disappoint!!

MO
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Place smelled and looked very musty. Where we were sitting, there was heavy dust and cobwebs hanging low. Biggest issue was our server was not very professional. She at one point told customer next to us that they would have to wait because they were slammed. We were one of five other couples in dining room. Didn’t appear to be that busy to warrant this comment.

JN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We ordered medium rare prime rib; we were served closer to well done. This might be because we were on the first ones to be served. Our meat were cut uneven, thick on one end and very thin on the other end. Looks like the recipe for au jus has been changed - now thicker and saltier not the original beef consommé like au jus. The cream corn and spinach were good, but the Yorkshire pudding is no longer light and crispy - heavy and doughy now. Our server was great, but the prime rib, which was the reason we went there, was disappointing. The quality of the meat was good, and tasted good; just not rare enough for us and served poorly.

PB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been dining there for many, many years and the quality and ambiance remain stable. Had not been for some time because I moved out of the area, but it remains warm and inviting.

NG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice ambiance and great food! We come here on special occasions mostly, but I should come back here for nice lunch on a weekday!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Gulliver's. A very nice place to go when you want to splurge and enjoy with friends and family

MP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Waitress and manager are both rude and arrogant. Prime rib is very good and very nice ambiance. Waitress should have been more attentive and stop talking with each other.

o
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reserve con hora y media de anticipacion viaje desde el centro de los angeles me confirmaron mi reservacion y maneje por 80 minutos cuando llego me dicen que no hay servicio y que tienen mas de tres horas sin luz por lo que no comimos logico
Pero se me hace de muy mal gusto no dar aviso o decir que eñ restaurant esta cerrado
Gaatamos tiempo dinero y esfuerzo para nada

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DF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was Doreen she was lovely, The power went out in OC after we got our food so we ate by romantic candle light. They handled everything so perfectly.

B
Orange County
235 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Gulliver's was a decent dining experience. We have been dining at Gulliver's occasionally for nearly 50 years and little has changed. The prime rib, Yorkshire pudding and creamed corn is a good as ever. I tried the BBQ combo and should have stayed with the "tried and true" prime rib. The BBQ combo was ok but not great. One in our party had the rack of lamb and found it very good. The price is somewhat high but not unexpected in Orange County.

b
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib eye pepper crusted steak...DELICIOUS!

BR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Rochelle was very attentive. Throughout our dinner, she was constantly checking in on us to see how we were doing. Her recommendation for the soup of the day Mushroom Cappuccino Soup was on point. It was delicious. Also when my husband asked about the rack of lamb, she gave it a very good recommendation so he ordered it and ate it all. My son had the aged rib eye steak and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was his first time at Gulliver's and it won't be his last. It was my birthday so Rochelle brought me the Trifle for my dessert. Again it was very pleasant evening with great food, nice atmosphere and wonderful service thanks to Rochelle.

DO
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice and relaxing place for a nice meal in a traditional style and environment. Richelle was a fantastic server and made excellent suggestions.

B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served by Rachelle at Table 153 from 5:30-7:30 pm celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary. She made the dinner such a great experience compared to the last time we were there a couple of months ago. We had a "guy" waiter the last time we were there and he completely ignored us. We had to keep asking for water refills and had to try and flag him down every time he passed by.
Rachelle made it a romantic experience for my husband and I and made us feel like the last experience was a fluke. She was very attentive and kept the beer coming for my husband as he requested. We drove all the way down from LA County (Hacienda Heights) and I am glad that this experience was much better.

D
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon with mustard sauce and capers was delicious!

BA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the food and service .
What else is there? It was as we hoped it would be.
The only thing I’d highly recommend is to have a high quality coffee machine to make a real espresso coffee .
Otherwise it was lovely .

E
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Prime rib slightly overdone but rest of food delicious

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