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About 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.

18482 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Prime Rib, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Offering our "Twilight Menu" (4 course meal) for $39.95 Sunday through Thursday between 5pm - 6pm.
**"Twilight Menu" is not offered year round. Please call the restaurant for more information.

Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4pm - 7pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 833-8411

Website:
http://www.gulliversrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering orders are available for pick up. View our catering menu at wwww.gulliversrestaurant.com

Parking Details:
We offer plenty of free parking.

Executive Chef:
Ramon Sanchez

Private Party Facilities:
Gulliver's offers private rooms that seat between 20-100 people. Whether you desire a Private Birthday Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Reception, Business Meeting, Corporate or Private Event, Gulliver's is the perfect place. And at Gulliver's you will never be charged a room charge.

Private Party Contact:
Banquet Manager - Deborah Clark: (877) 754-1391

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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

Gulliver's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Business Meals (35)
Comfort Food (33)
Romantic (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Cozy (26)
Seasonal (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Authentic (17)
Casual (15)
Fun (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We dined here on a Sunday for my fathers birthday and we had a great time. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The food was amazing, we all got the prime rib of course, and our server was fantastic. Great experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We love the way this restaurant decorates for Christmas and Valentines day. The waiting staff outfits work well with feel of the restaurant. My only real complaint is that it so loud and noisy that you can't really have a conversation with the people at your table. The tables are also possibly too close to each other. I would like to see this restaurant have a dress code that wouldn't allow people in with T-shirts and shorts at dinner time. It does take away with the over all feel of this restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Prime Rib was outstanding with excellent service and a good wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Comfort food, elegant surroundings, NOT TRENDY MODERN COLD ATMOSPHERE-
NOT HERE.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

we have not been there for years . the food was not good , the restaurant was under staff .

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·Dined 3 days ago

They decorate for every holiday. Prime rib and filet are good! Twice baked potato is yummy and the green beans! I’m not a fan of creamed corn, but my family likes it. It’s located near the fwy, so it’s easy to get off and on.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great prime rib and creamed corn with superb service!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

our family had 5 birthdays in February so we decided to take the mob to Gulliver's for dinner to celebrate. One had the Gulliver's salad as an entrée, the rest of us had prime rib from medium rare to end cut (well done). The prime rib was delicious, tender and flavorful. You also can't beat the Gulliver's corn, Yorkshire pudding and cream spinach. All went well with a Robert Mondavi Cabernet

Our server was friendly and patient. He knew we were there to talk as well as eat so he didn't put any pressure on us to order.

All in all a very pleasant evening with great food. Just what I expect when I come here to one of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

We always love coming to Gullivers.
Our waiter Shane was very friendly and attentive. The kitchen had sent out a plate of prime rib that wasn’t to my liking and he was quick to switch it out. We can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my third time at this restaurant. The food was great as usual. the service was great. they do not rush you and they let you enjoy your meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband likes the BBQ combo and I always enjoy the end cut of the prime rib.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday & food was good setup & initial water service was slow

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant has a very big open dinning room, with a visible cooking area. It is very casual. A great place to come if you are wanting steak or prime rib. Everything was EXCELLENT! The crab cake appetizer was so delicious!, Prime rib cooked perfectly and the creme brûlée OMG to die for. Service was quick and attentive. We had a wonderful Valentines night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall a nice experience, food and service were good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing. The prime rib was incredible. You get a lot for the price. I highly suggest this location.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Wasn’t pleased with waiter. Didn’t seem very knowledgeable. Tried to over bill me.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

As usual the food and ambience were outstanding. In addition, the restaurant was decorated for Valentine's Day, which was very special.
On the negative side, even though we had a reservation, and our table was ready, we were asked by the receptionist to wait in the lobby until our guest arrived; totally unacceptable, we should have been seated immediately upon our arrival.
Finally, even thought the restaurant was not busy during our meal, the table service was very slow.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best food, service, ambience. And the holiday decoration are so special.
Love Gullivers!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good restaurant, waiter could of been a little more enthusiastic, he looked miserable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I downloaded the open table app and made a reservation for 8pm since it was the weekend before Valentine’s Day. When we arrived they said they had a few tables getting up and they were running a bit behind and asked if we could wait in the lounge where I overheard the host use the same excuse to every guest that walked through the doors. Twenty five minutes later we finally got seated at our table next to the open kitchen. I looked around and noticed there was lots of open tables and a few empty rooms. I counted at least 6 servers but it looked like there might of been some large parties in a back room because they would disappear for long period of times. My friend also overheard some employees asking each other who was going to pick up our table. We waited a few minutes and the host came by to ask us if he could get some drinks started since our server was busy. Our server finally showed up and he seemed like he was in a hurry and took our order and left. We ordered crab stuffed mushrooms which were cold and my date ordered a house salad. For our entrees my date ordered the prime cut portion and I ordered the big bone in Broding -nagian portion of prime rib cooked medium rare. We also ordered a side of brussle sprouts and a side of truffle mashed potatoes. The prime ribs came out over cooked and it looked like her portion was bigger than mine. The server informed us that the cook just serves portion he seems fit towards the end of the night. He finished dropping off the food and asked us if everything was ok since he said he was busy cuz he had to go make some salads. Anyways so we saw our server a total of four times. Once to take our order, once to drop our food, once to drop off our cold lava cake and once to take the bill. I just expected a lot more from this restaurant. Maybe they were understaffed or maybe having a bad day but it still doesn’t change the fact that we had a disappointing experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been going to Gullivers for 40 years and always have loved their food. The ambiance is great and the food is always supreme. Good value for the dollar as well.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just great service, escargot to die for, best prime rib ever !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I have eaten there several times and always loved it. It's old, upscale style and the food is great, the service is top notch (especially Tony our waiter) and the drinks are good. We always get bone in prime rib and it's usually perfect but the last time we got a bad cut and Tony immediately took it back and brought us a perfect cut. We've eaten all over the world and If you like great food, service and ambiance, we highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Outstanding food, service and environment. Been here many times and never had a bad meal or poor service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a great restaurant. Specially if you have a large party. Unfortunately there isn't really any choice for vegetarians like me. It's definitely meat eaters heaven.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything went well, nice ambiance.
Large booth to sit in.
No non-sense server / not super friendly, but not rude.
Rich yummy meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great Prime Rib, cream corn, spinach, trifle deserts

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent prime rib, puts Lawry's to shame. Great service and decor

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went to Gullivers for our anniversary. My wife ordered a rack of lamb that was anything but a rack of lamb. 5 pieces of shops scattered all over the plate some medium rare most of them overcooked. And top with fine fried onion. Yes you heard it here first People take note if you want a good prime rib or rack of lamb go to Five Crowns. Same price but way above in the food and ambiance. It felt like we were on a funeral home. Never again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Spoiler. We have been there many times before and always think of Gulliver's for a nice night out with good food. We will go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Melissa was fantastic

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been going to Gulliver's to celebrate my birthday for several years now, but their dish portions, tastiness has dropped. Our waiter was friendly, but seem very hurried. Times are changing and I can definitely see the decrease in service and food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service and food are always excellent

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Only negative..told them we were celebtating a birthday. Nothing done..

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Couldn't get past the unpleasant , old smell of the restaurant, which I believe comes from the original carpet and original chairs , which are disgustingly dirty and really need to be replaced. The food was fair, but not what I remembered as great from 12 years ago.
All I could taste from the filet medallions served with a "cognac sauce ", was liquid smoke and peppercorns. Because we arrived 15 mins before the kitchen closed, we did not complain or send back the meal. Due to traveling all day and very hungry, Hubby ate my portion.
I must compliment the staff as very friendly, professional and attentive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Waiter was excellent and pleasant with anything we asked for!! The prime rib was good as usual, chateaubriand good - first time trying it there, combo plate somewhat disappointing--chicken was good and tender; however, the two different rib dishes were both extremely overcooked and could not be eaten. Definitely not falling off the bone:-((
All the side dishes ordered were good as usual except for the spinach which we thought was not "up to par".
Maybe it was an off night as we have been there many times and never had any complaints. So they did not get as good a rating as normal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dining experience as always.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tried Gullivers because all the various Lawrys locations were booked for Dine LA. Glad we tried it but wouldn’t rush back. A very mature crowd (80th bday parties were just about every table). But they were adorable. Prime rib wasn’t anything spectacular & our server just seemed to be going through the motions of her job. Not really warm & friendly or helpful. Just here ya go & that was it. We laughed that they were running behind on reservations but were happy to grab a drink in the bar & check that scene out. We sat at a love seat table which cracked us up but since it was a kid less date night it was fun to pretend we were 20 again. The Christmas decor was gorgeous. I’m glad I was able to see it up since I love to see how restaurants do it up for Christmas.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

been coming to gullivars for many years. great food, and service. will be back many more times in the future

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This an upscale British pub that has been around for 40 years. The reason is it is great in all ways.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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