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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Comfort Food (31)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (22)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful! Corn is awesome ... oh yeh & the prime rib too... one of my favs ... been coming here over 35 years ...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food. Particularly the creamed corn.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Regular customer this is a great steak house pricing fair food outstanding. Give it a try you’ll be glad you did

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

I brought a date… So I had two great pieces of meat that night !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

To start with, the food here was excellent! In addition to that we arrived early for our reservation and were accommodated immediately. The staff here provided excellent service with smiles on their faces.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Haven’t been in a long time but everything seems the same.. The prime rib was excellent..
My wife and I use to frequent this establishment
30 + years ago...
We celebrated our 33 wedding anniversary with you.
Thank you for a great time..

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything that we ordered was served on time and what we ordered. I do wish that my $47.00 Prime Rib would have been a little hotter..........

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Horrible customer service and bad food. Will never go back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Birthday for friend. All 7 of us enjoyed it very much. Of course all loved the cream corn and spinach and birthday dessert was a hit. Excellent service. Will be back soon.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was really good and we were happy that we chose to go there. A couple of us were a bit disappointed in the prime rib as we had asked for medium and it had to be sent back 3 times as it was so very rare (actually bloody, which doesn't seem medium to me) and was still on the rare side the last time.
Overall very good and I would go again.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was a nice evening with good food and a friendly staff

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dinner was very good and portion size was huge! Our server Tony was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a fabulous time celebrating my mom's 85th birthday. Great service and great food !!

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

When we first walked in the hostess seemed a little overwhelmed and did not ask us for our reservation for at least 10 minutes. It was a little disorganized in the front, but as always, the prime rib was very good and the creamed corn is amazing. That makes it all worth the trip.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

It is always a great experience at Gulliver's. Their specialty prime rib is very good and the side dishes including creamed spinach, creamed corn, Yorkshire Pudding, and stuffed bake potato are all excellent. Gulliver's takes an extra step to decorate the interior when there is an upcoming holiday. In this case the holiday was Halloween so the restaurant was decorated with all sorts of humorous Halloween props. The service is top notch and the staff has yet to disappoint us. From the food to the ambience to the service, Gulliver's always delivers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Got engaged at the one in Marina Del Rey and said it 's gone, but love love love Gulivers!!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food, ambiance and service.
Genteel crowd. Old world elegance.
Halloween decor added joy to evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The best prime rib I have ever had. Dog friendly too!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The restaurant claimed they did not have our reservation. Not a positive response, but they agreed to fit us in - like a favor .

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food3
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Comfort food impeccabley served with a cozy ambiance. Unlimited creamed corn.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had our favorite: bone-in prime rib. Always great for dinner plus another meal at home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Prime rib was hard to chew and swallow.
Shrimp cocktail tasted stringy like it was not fresh - limp
Server seemed like this was not his real job.
Was in an awful rush

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 16, 2017

All food items were seriously inferior. Prime rib was so tough and grisly it couldn’t be cut. Requested a sharper knife, it didn’t help. We took the prime rib home for the dogs. It could not be cut or chewed. Spinach was below poor, creamed corn was marginal, beer choice was bad. Altogether probably the worst diner experience I can ever recall. Manager gave a free desert in compensation. It was terrible and not edible. Will never return to this disaster place.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The waiter was so so nice. Litltle pricey on the wine but all all it was great! The Halloween decor was perfection

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Six of us met for a business lunch. The restaurant was very polite and flexible with the number of attendees which I had to repeatedly change. My friend and I shared a patty melt, which was simply outstanding. Everyone else cleaned their plates. One attendee, who had the steak salad, said it was the best he had ever had. Service was prompt and they were very nice. Parking was free and easily accessible.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Loved the ambiance with all the Halloween decorations and low lights. My husband and I of 44 years had an enjoyable fun time. We went home relaxed, but full of energy. Our server was the best and she helped make our dinner a lovely affair.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

What a timeless spot!! You walk into Gulliver’s and you’re immediately transformed back in time into a different century. The look and the atmosphere are certainly unique and charming. Oh and the Halloween decorations are out of this world.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I have been coming to Gulliver’s for close to 30 years. Great Prime rib. Great place!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I had an outstanding dinner out at Gulliver's this past weekend. The food was spectacular and the service was quite remarkable. Our server, Tony, had a great personality and sense of humor. We had a delightful evening out and look forward to returning soon. We began with the Pear Martinis and then moved on to the Pork Belly and Stuffed Mushroom appetizers. For dinner I had the lamb shank and my husband had the prime rib. We both enjoyed the famous creamed corn. Our meal was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Seasonal
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The Gullivers cut prime rib was delicious and melted in your mouth. Love the creamed horseradish, cream spinach and creamed corn, and Yorkshire pudding. The entire meal was perfection. Decorated for Halloween so festive and service was great.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our server was excellent! Food delicious ! Will return next month for lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

My family loves going to Gullivers. One of our favorites.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Gulliver's is an old line steak house. They have a few chicken and seafood entrees but if you want a hunk of beef. This is a great place to get it. Their specialty is prime rib and it comes with Yorkshire pudding, Gulliver's corn and creamed spinach. The portions are so large that 3 out of 4 people at our table took home some of their dinner.

Between the ambiance of an old English inn, the great food and generous portions I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Their wine selection and prices are good.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We just left Gulliver's and were LITERALLY chased outside of the restaurant about forgetting our "change" when we decided to leave a sub-par tip. Normally, I'm someone who leaves 20% to 25%, and never less than 15% even when the service was bad. But this service was beyond bad from the waitress. Everything seemed okay when J.J. first took our order, but it was downhill from there. My cousin customized her order and that seemed to already frustrate the waitress. On a $30 plate, I think it’s reasonable to change a couple of things.

When the food was dropped off, my cousin said to me (not the waitress) “I thought I ordered grilled chicken.” I started to explain that that was a different dish on the menu, but the waitress jumped in and said something like “no, that’s what you ordered…” and walked away. She came back and slopped down the creamed corn on our (dirty) bread plates, almost threw the corn on top of my cousin’s hand as my cousin was trying to move crumbs of bread from the plate.

We didn’t see the waitress again for the entirety of the meal, until desert (which was offered not an insubstantial time after dinner, as we sat waiting a while after the table was cleared). In the meantime, she stopped by the other tables around us multiple times to check on things and she seemed to throw dirty looks our way from time to time. We declined desert. She dropped off the check a few minutes later. We paid in cash. It came to about $89, and we put in $90, leaving a buck.

We hadn’t decided not to leave more of a tip until she came by to see much money was in the folder (AFTER she brought us our $1 change). We were ready to go and didn’t feel like the service we received was worth more than the $1.

We walked outside, and she ran out behind us as we are walking IN THE PARKING LOT to scream “you forgot your change” and not just once. It was at least three times. I finally told her to keep it and she huffed and walked back inside.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Aniversary dinner on a Sunday night. We were seated on time and server approached shortly. Wide variety on menu. Our menu choices were served shortly. We were pleased with our choices. Service was very good but not intrusive. We received a complementary desert for our aniversary. We will return.

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food is always good here. I highly recommend this place but don't be surprised if the servers are a little rough around the edges. Also if you're not too tall check the seats at the table you may have to try to find one that is firm enough so you don't feel like you're sitting in a hole.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had an anniversary dinner here, and as always, the food was delicious and the service was very efficient and attentive. Steaks are outstanding, and so is the prime rib. They are some of the best you will find. I had something different for a change and enjoyed it--huge shrimp cocktail with very good cocktail sauce that had a nice "bite," homemade cream of mushroom soup (NOTHING like the canned variety), and a fine Caesar salad. The soup was chock-full of fresh mushrooms and was not overly creamy. All of it was very satisfying. This establishment is consistently good, and we always look forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Almost everyone says they know Gullivers but haven't been there in a long time. Go Back. Great for lunch and business. Quiet. Easy in and out. Easy free parking. Portion size sufficient to take a container home if you do that sort of thing. Salads and Fish are also very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The best prime rib I have ever tasted. The patio is dog friendly.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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