Gulliver's Restaurant

4.5
1894 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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DaveR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! We had a relaxing and memorable evening! The food and service were perfect! I need to come here more often. What a great value for the money.

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vipMTKE
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gullivers has done a good job setting up an outside area, fully ventilated and comfortable with tables distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis is the greatest! Great decor and awesome server. What an amazing restaurant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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DennisH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Both of our entrees were undercooked
The prime rib was grisly and and the salmon tasted off

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vipStephanieB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime was excellent as usual

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in all ways.

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viperikaf
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got out prime rib dinner before our salads. Not enough time to finish my drinks! Very tasty prime rib. So soft and tender cut. Generous size.

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RaeL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it! The prime rib was excellent with so much flavor..Tge ambiance was homey and we loved all the Christmas decor!! This place was awesome!

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vipSupermom
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much for the amazing service

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hisbux21
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the quaint atmosphere and the beautiful christmas decorations. Food was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dec 31 2020

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vipTaniaC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience during the holidays, considering the Covid restrictions we had a lovely time.

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff.

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Annie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner.
Tony was a wonderful server his assisants clearing table ,water, etc GREAT

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CAPTPaul
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was just what we needed during these crazy Covid days! Gulliver's always does a superb job on their Prime Rib dinners, and we thoroughly enjoyed our latest visit! Great service by Tony and the whole Gulliver's team. Keep up the great work ! ! !

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Joseph1954
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Christmas meal. Thanks for the memories

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JimF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Due to pandemic, our experience was mediocre! But, we remember what Gulliver's was like without the pandemic...and will frequent the restaurant in the future.

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MarcS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, will come back here for our next special night out!

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gullivers.

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CapriceM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were there to celebrate belated birthday and anniversary but when dessert came out there was no mention of it and we forgot to use our coupon. Server was handling bar also and though he was friendly we had to constantly ask for refills and then for food items that never were brought. Food was delicious as always but usual attention by wait staff was lacking.

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Skylord
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in OC. Please help support them during this pandemic.

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RichardH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are super nice and love to keep you happy . Gulliver’s is very inviting and is always decorated for any Holiday. If you have seen a Christmas Hallmark movie, you are in for a treat. Their decorations are festive and amazing, takes you back and you feel at home. The steaks and their sides are cooked to perfection, don’t forget dessert, it’s well worth it !!

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vipanon
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything OUTSTANDING! Food, service, decorations, patio....ALL were EXCELLENT. Dennis, the bartender and our server, was WONDERFUL! And the work he does to transform Gulliver's into the most beautiful Christmas Holiday Wonderland is AMAZING!

We LOVE it there and will go back again and again! Ask for Dennis and say THANKS!!!!!

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vipReb1
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Christmas and birthday celebration with friends! Though it was outside, they made special efforts to decorate and made it feel very festive. Unbelievable food and good wine, no one at our table went away hungry or disappointed. I would highly recommend the prime rib bones, stocked with flavorful meat and barbeque sauce, moist
and absolutely delicious. My husband had lamb, which was the best he said he has ever had. Will return as the service was A+, the ambience nice, and the food exceptional

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Disgruntled
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disorganized. Someone left our food out on the tray for awhile. I saw a fly flying on the food, so I got up to shoo the fly away, then decided to serve myself. Never have I ever had to serve myself. Also, my truffle cake was on another party’s tray. They served the other people, then the guy got confused, wondering why there was cake when they just got their food. The guy took my dessert away, not realizing it was my dessert. We had to ask our server to return our food. Lack of communication. Why does one guy bring food out on a tray, it sits there for minutes. Then someone else comes to serve the food. During that time, a fly is flying on the food and it is getting cold. I doubt I will want to sit down to dine here anymore after this terrible experience and poor customer service. Our service was a nice lady but she was way too busy to attend to us. It took forever to even get our food and the bread was so hard too. It seemed like it was left out. The only good thing was the prime rib. The side dishes were so so. Not as good as it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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GaryW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Gulliver's many times, including the era when John Wayne could
sometimes be found at the bar. Food is always first rate and service the same. the prices have gone up over the years but the drinks and food are still fairly priced. This is the first time we have ever eaten on the "tented" patio and it was great. They even have a great Riesling wine for only $8 a glass which I never tried before. It's great to see an old institutional restaurant still hanging on in this COVID business. No worries here!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great! We had to dine outside but all 7 of us very much enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious as always. It was our annual Christmas dinner ( co-workers and former co-workers)

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JocelynN
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wasn't good at all just standard...
Escargots we ordered smelled like hair dye chemical, Lamb is ok, sauce not too appealing, services was so lack , not sure because they've to serve outdoor, tired?

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great, as always. Staff made the best of a difficult situation since it was outside-only dining and it was horribly windy that night. They were very accommodating and attentive!

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CAPTPaul
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Thanksgiving dinners were superb, including Gulliver's famous Cream Corn ! ! !
A special place for special dining...

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ChristyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Four of us dined and bill was over $400 with tip. This was cocktails, starters, entree and dessert. Our prime rib was ordered medium rare, and it arrived very rare. Meat was chewy with little flavor. We were not real pleased.
Service was slow. We had to flag our server down a few times.

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vipBrendaM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Reservation was at 6, weren’t seated until 6:30, server didn’t come to our table until 6:45pm. Once our meals arrived, we didn’t get checked on so we didn’t order more drinks or get water refills.

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Lynnbeckpugs
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very attentive servers, food good, not excellent. Always a treat to go to Gulliver's.

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MartyS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The ambiance and hard working host and waitresses are amazing, however the food and its quality as well as the quality of cooking was lacking to say the least.
For a place calling themselves a steak house they should be able to know how to cook a steak " a little over medium rare, on point" instead i received a dried out piece of inedible shoe that was only good with A1 sauce over it.

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DavidB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. It was expensive, but I do not mind paying for what I get.
The waiter was on top of his game. We spent over $100 per person and had no issues doing it :)

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HBSoccerFamily
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Gullivers for the first time to celebrate the wife's birthday. The Prime Rib was good and the sides were great. The kids dishes were okay. I would say the price was a little high so value was not great, but the food was good.

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CArev
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very outdated ambience. The waitress costumes were unnecessary. The prime rib was ok, but not a good value for the price. You can find better steaks elsewhere at high end steak houses for less.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in Orange County! This restaurant never disappoints! Servers have been there for years and it’s an outstanding value. Try Gullivers I guarantee you’ll like it!

FAQs

Gulliver's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 833-8411.

Gulliver's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1894 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.