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Gulliver's Restaurant

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1142 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Prime Rib
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Prime Rib, American
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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
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Phone number
(949) 833-8411
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ramon Sanchez
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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.
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Private party contact
Banquet Manager - Deborah Clark: (877) 754-1391
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Catering
Catering orders are available for pick up. View our catering menu at wwww.gulliversrestaurant.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We offer plenty of free parking.
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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
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
What 1142 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Service was good. We were seated right infront of the kitchen. Big mistake. Very congested, Loud/busy. Very disappointed. We drove 2 hrs from Temecula to celebrate a Birthday.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service, as always!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

An evening out a Gulliver's is always a satisfying experience. Excellent food, good service and great ambience. Well worth the slightly expensive price.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Good foods and great service overall.We will definitly be back.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food and a bit pricey. There are no vegan options. Obviously if a vegan wants to go out to eat by themselves, this is not the place to go. However, if a vegan were to be part of a group celebration, it would be more enjoyable for everyone if there were options for all types of eaters.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A lovely, relaxing evening. Good food and great service

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always, Gullivers never disappoints. Food and service are terrific. One of the rare gems that has maintianed it's high quality standards for 40 or 50 years.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great prime rib, came with Yorkshire pudding and two veg.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our first visit to Gulliver’s was in 1972. Our dinner tonight was as good as our memories. Hope to be back soon. Very happy that most everything was the same!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

prime rib excellent, well made cocktails, attentive service. Expensive, but worth it for a once in a while outing!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best service we have had in a long time at any restaurant. Halibut was a little tough but steak was superb.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was my first time to celebrate my mother's birthday. We arrived slightly late and the staff were very accommodating. Our wait staff was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly and offered recommendations. Our prime rib and pork chop meals were delicious. The cream corn and spinach was to die for. Our waiter went above and beyond to make sure my mother had a happy birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Service was helpful and friendly, without being intrusive. Felt like they knew us.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always great prime rib, I suggest the English cut. For a finish try the real Key Lime pie.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I took my wheelchair-bound mother here for Easter brunch. The manager was extremely accommodating in helping us find a good seat for her, and the server was very helpful, also. The menu had a lot of choices, and this was my mother's favorite restaurant as it is the "old English" atmosphere, and very warm and inviting. The food was pretty good -- we all had the Eggs Benedict and Lyonnaise potatoes and all was well except . . . then the server disappeared! We didn't see her for a LONG time and ultimately we were handed off to another server, whom we had to waive over to our table. I know it was Easter, and I know how hard it is for servers, particularly if someone doesn't show up, so I'm not going to pass permanent judgment. I think it was just a tough day.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The prime rib was perfect as usual. For dessert we had the creen brûlée. Everything was delectable!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food is always delicious and the staff are warm and friendly. I would highly recommend Gulliver's for a casual lunch or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Gulliver's, a landmark in the Costa Mesa area for decades. Their specialty is prime rib which of course we had and it was delicious, as always. Our server was as just as efficient as she was lovely.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Positive for all

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We have been to Gullivers before and always enjoyed it. My only criticism of this visit is the "Catch of the Day" (in this case halibut, blackened). The halibut was rather mushy.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The prime rib was excellent! Huge portions for each of us in our party. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The ambiance is old world English. It was a perfect meal. It remains one of our favorite restaurants to enjoy a nice relaxing dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

One of my long time favorites... they never disappoint.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Best prime rib I have ever had!! Service was very slow. We had people come in 20 to 30 minutes after us and the one couple was served before us and the other couple were served within minutes of us getting our food, and they had the same thing we had. The prime rib. I think they forgot our order. I do not blame our server Cathy, she was very pleasant and professional. Looked like it was the cooks fault. They were more interested in making the 3 foot submarine sandwich for the staff then getting our order out. We sat straight across from the kitchen and watched. We will defiantly be back and hopefully the service is faster next time, if not then we probably won't return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a very romantic dinner. We were first seated in a very busy section where we could barely hear each other. We asked to be reseated in a quieter area. We were reseated and enjoyed a very wonderful evening with fabulous food, service and ambiance. We look forward to our next time at Gulliver's.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Waiter/waitress were exceptional, ready to take care of our every need.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service and food. Sat in the bar area by fireplace. Very relaxing. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good for family and special occasions

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was very good..especially the prime rib and creamed corn. Attentive service.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was good as expected. The service was amazing.
Manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was good, and our waitress was terrific.
It is truly amazing the difference a good waitress makes for a special evening.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great food, the staff was friendly. Would definitely come back and recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Awesome. I love that filet mignon stroganoff

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a great time excellent service and the food was outstanding. A little pricey but overall the evening went very well.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great service and food was phenomenal. Gotta try the prime rib. So good.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Restaurant was crowded, several large parties, staff seemed frazzled. Food was excellent!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had been looking forward to eating at Gullivers for many years, but never have gotten around to it. To be honest, I was very disappointed. The scallops were under cooked, ribeye steak was supposed to be medium rare, turned out to be medium well. It was not very tender either. After this experience, I would not recommend it to anybody. I would consider giving it another try, but not in the near future.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were told we would be seated on time. Our reservation was for 5:30 and we were seated at 5:40 ish. We were going to the sergerstrom center and so didn't want to be late for the performance. We ate our meal and were considering dessert but it took too long for the waiter to come back and take our order as he was dealing with issues with other diners. At that point we would not have had time to order and eat dessert. So we asked for the check, paid and left. We arrived at the sergertrom center in time for the show.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our dinner was a family outing. We made reservations easily on-line, while in route on the freeway. The receptionist was friendly and courteous. We were seated after a short wait and met our waiter, who was also courteous and informative. It was a busy Saturday night, yet service was surprisingly fast. The food was great and served in perfect portions. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I hadn't been there in years and knew I was bringing someone that loves prime rib...it was as wonderful as I remembered. The wine list could be expanded and the restrooms are really in need of a remodel/upgrade but the delicious food offset both of those concerns.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The last time I was at a Gulliver's was perhaps 20 years ago. The restaurant was in Burlingame,Calif.
Nothing has changed as to appearance and wait staff.
My real problem was with the food. The Yorkshire pudding was tasteless. The creamed spinach was almost as bad. A very large portion of prime rib was served , much to my surprise, as I went with the smallest portion. Prime rib was on the very chewy side. I am used to Lowery's or The House of Prime Rib. At these restaurants you get very tender meats.

If you want to eat in old London style, it is worth a visit. If you want a great cut of meat, go elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I haven’t been to Gullivers for lunch over a year. The food and service was great.

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