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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us Valentine' s Day for a wonderful and romantic dinner. Enjoy our famous Prime Rib or some of our other favorite classics like the Roasted Duck or the "Lovers Duet" including two Petite Filets, two Maine Lobster Tails and two glasses of Champagne to toast.

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

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Comfort Food (34)
Business Meals (33)
Romantic (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Seasonal (26)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Enjoyed the traditional English food items.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined 5 days ago

So our server was pretty on it but honestly the food and quality was completely off this restaurant went down hill! I came with my family here the last few years as a tradition but I will not be back! Unfortunately the tradition will end. Cheap quality

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Gulliver's is an old favorite. The décor is warm and fun, providing a great atmosphere for a romantic dining experience. The staff is friendly and very helpful.
The food is outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

The food has never disappointed us. The service is amazing! We highly recommend this place!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

As an Orange County native, I have driven past Gulliver’s a thousand times it seems. Groupon brought me in, finally. Incredible portion of Prime Rib was cooked perfectly and offered wonderful flavor. Added straight horse radish to house mix (too weak). No big deal. Bread pudding and creamed spinach were also delicious. Creamed corn was too sweet for my pallet. Overall we (3 of us) loved the food and would recommend to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent as usual. The house salad was excellent along with the filet and salmon. The creamed corn could be a dessert although they serve it with your meal. Our waiter Shane was excellent and attentive without being overbearing. The Christmas decorations are as good as anywhere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

An old school restaurant with paneled walls, wooden tables and chairs, and waiters who remember their customers. Prime rib is hard to beat... yorkshire pudding difficult to find anywhere else (try it!)... the total experiance is awesome. They also have salmon, duck, steak, tornedos, rack of lamb... great wine list... excellent bar... only negative is they are a little espensive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The only reason I gave this 2 stars is because the service was great! For those of you that are looking for prime rib don't come here. You can get better quality and tasting prime rib at the grocery store. The creamed corn and other sides were just ok. We also ordered the garlic mashed potatoes but they must've forgotten to add the garlic. I also added the 8oz lobster tail for $31. Don't bother with the lobster. The lobster was mushy and tasteless. If you want prime rib go to Dal Rae or any of the Lawry's Family of Restaurants. When Carrow's has their prime rib special, go there instead of Gulliver's!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I asked to sit in the Study and instead was seated in a booth in the main dining room even though there were tables available in the study. The booth was closed off so you couldn’t see much of the Christmas decorations. The host who assigned our table said that it was near the Study. They moved us after I complained.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Noted for its roast beef, the servings were dry. Everything else was very good

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really love Gullivers! Food is wonderful but I absolutely love the holiday decorations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Professional, attentive staff. The best prime rib I’ve ever had.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was quite good, but every staff member we dealt with from the hostess at the front to our server seemed to either have an attitude or just didn’t care that we waited for about an hour for our food. The table next to us sat after us, ordered after us, had their food and coffee and was ready to leave by the time we were served. Very unfortunate for such an OC icon. Not sure we’d be back as it is not inexpensive enough to give the staff another try.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Celebrating Christmas with friends

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Family Christmas dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had to wait more than 45 minutes. Took a long time to take orders. Food slow to arrive.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Occasion was Christmas Eve Dinner: Only flaw was the conflicting reservation confirmations. One person called to confirm our 5:45pm then another called to confirm 3:30pm. BUT our reservation was for 5:45 as I had other plans that had to be changed to work with their 3:30pm. It all worked out and I was compensated for the inconvenience, but they need to communicate and not have two persons call to confirm reservations. Other than the confusion on their part over our reservation, the food and service were excellent.
Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Xmas Eve dinner & everything was better than we ever expected ! Had been way too long since we had dined there. It’s definetly back on our “go to” restaurants!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our family had Christmas Eve Dinner and it was perfect. Our server was professional and friendly. He met all our needs in a timely manner and he was busy. We sat in the back room and it was decorated beautifully. Didn't know this room existed, and it was very comfortable. The food was delicious and hot, the proportions generous and the selection was varied. Thank you for making our dining so nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been here for the last 4 years on Christmas Eve & many other occasions
We are very happy you are the fabulous restaurant you are
Menu fab & our server was the best
Thank you!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My brother and I went for lunch on Christmas Eve. It was a special menu but with lots of choices. We chose the Prime Rib and it was served with creamed spinach, creamed corn and Yorkshire pudding, which was nice as usually you don't gets these sides with lunch. The food was excellent; prepared perfectly and to order. The service was also excellent. I love that Gulliver's decorates for the holidays. Very nice ambiance!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great traditional English food. Outstanding service in a cozy countryside inn atmosphere.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent prime rib and best cream corn. Love how they decorate for the seasons.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Shane is great!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Booked for a friend’s birthday but no free dessert

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food is low low quality

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas time dinner. Busy, noisy but good. The waitress was great and stayed on top of things. Overall amazing for his time of year😊👍

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

If you’re getting to know someone or are deeply in love, the best table is the corner booth just to the right as you go down the stairs to the dining room. Sit next to each other, talk, listen, watch as the staff guides you through the evening of culinary delights -

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We go to Gullivers with close friends every year at Christmas to enjoy the fabulous Christmas decor and good food. Last year I was disappointed with both the food and service, but this year they are back on track. The prime rib and duck were better than ever, and the service was perfect. Thank you Gullivers for correcting your issues and once again making our annual Christmas celebration a special and memorable occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The lighting outside of the restaurant was not good when it is dark. I tripped on the low curb and injured myself, bruised knees and chin

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Have been dining at Gulliver's for many, many years and have never been disappointed. This time is was evening better, great food, excellent service and beautifully decorated for the seasons. This is one of the old school restaurants that sticks to the tradition... just love it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was great, as always. Unfortunately the servers were very rushed and made us feel as if we were imposing on them with our presence.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Birthday 80th

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was superb. Ambiance was very colorful. Just a little too noisy due to the holidays. But, overall, it was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Worst dinning experience I have ever had. Had reservations and still waited for 1 1/2 hour. Food was horrible. Service very poor. Front desk person consistently lied about being seated to table. It was very expensive and horrible. Will never go back. Will never recommend. I wish I had gone to McDonald's.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great host great server fabulous food , we come here often and hav been enjoying gullivers for over 40 years,

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Have been going there for years for the prime rib. Would not return. The prime rib was only fair and overpriced for the portion served, they always have the same side dishes,( german potato salad&vegetables) which we don't care for and no options.
We realize it is the holidays so they were very busy, but the noise was such that it was difficult to carry on a conversation.
The waiter was friendly but screwed up the order about 3-4 times.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Made a reservation for 2:15 for my sisters birthday. We didn't realize that the restaurant closed at 3:00 for an our to prepare for the dinner reopening. Our waitress was quick to let us know that the kitchen would be closing so we needed to hurry up and order. It was apparent that our waitress was more interested in getting us out of there sooner rather than later and her approach made us feel that we were not really welcomed there. Her people skills were below my expectations for a restaurant that has been in business for so many years and has always been represented as upscale. Disappointed for sure. Don't know if I will go there again at this point.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Reservation made 3 weeks before occasion--7:00pm for 7 people---we were seated at 7:50pm. They did comp an appetizer and wine, but almost an hour wait with a reservation is unacceptable. Also, the server botched our bill twice--tried to charge us for extra meals and drinks. Would not go there again.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We arrived at 5:00 for a 6:30 dinner. The plan was to have drinks and discuss a few business items prior to dinner. We sat at a table in the bar. It was so busy, it was a Wednesday, that the ONE server for the bar couldn't keep up. We had 2 drinks prior to moving to our dinner table.
The waitress was good, but once again over whelmed with how busy she was. When asked for olive oil, she said she would try to get to it. When I'm spending in excess of $500.00 in an establishment, I expect more.
The food was great and I would say the staff was equally as good, if they had more of them.

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