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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us on Christmas Eve for a our traditional Christmas Eve feast. Our menu for the day includes all the favorites such as Prime Rib, Turkey, Filet & Lobster Tail, Rack of Lamb and Filet Mignon. We start serving at 2pm.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us on New Year's Eve. Our dinner menu includes all the favorites such as Prime Rib, Turkey, Filet & Lobster Tail, Rack of Lamb and Filet Mignon. We start serving at 5pm.

Gulliver's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
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Business Meals (36)
Comfort Food (35)
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Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (25)
Romantic (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (17)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been here a few times now. From eating a quiet dinner at the bar or bringing family out to dinner. Service is impeccable and the food is delicious in a very old school sort of setting! The Holiday decorations are beautiful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Gulliver's is one of our favorite restaurants . The food is excellent and the service is always good. We made reservations for 5 people Saturday night and this was the case but it was so crowded and the tables were so close with Christmas parties and family get togethers that the waitresses were constantly asking everyone to scoot in so they could push the food carts between the tables. They were very nice about it and the evening was a sucess and the food delicious.

As the host, I wish that they had one less table in each dining room so you weren't constantly being interrupted during the meal to move your chair.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was very noisy because we were seated next to a large group celebrating the holidays. Other than that was wonderful as usual

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time there on a recommendation from a friend. Love the English Pub style look. Reminds me of our 9+ years living in London. Prime rib was excellant, yorshire pudding very good. Service was exellant. Will be going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good, drinks were poor (wine and well drinks not good).

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The lunch prices were reasonable which I appreciated. The waiters were very attentive. Parking wasn’t an issue as it is in some places we have eaten at in the past. Also making a reservation on line was very easy. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

When a special occasion is requested why would anyone be seated right next to the kitchen/staff entrance/exit to/from the kitchen??? We were so looking forward to seeing each other for a special time... we've always celebrated at Gulliver's... unfortunately never again🙁

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always enjoy this place. Took friends who haven't dined there and they enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Have been dining at Gulliver since they were in Marina Del Rey 34 years ago. Always enjoyed their prime ribs and rack of lamb. Great food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The prime rib was excellent as was the festive decorations and ambiance. My only criticism is that they were understaffed which resulted in delays in drink refills, etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Food, Decorated To Perfection For The Holidays.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great experience as always, everything was perfect and will be back very soon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful Festive atmosphere and delicious food!!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have enjoyed Gulliver's since the late 1970's. They do a great job decorating for the season. Love this place!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We decided to try Gulliver’s because it brought memories of the one back home in South San Francisco.
I have always enjoyed my dinners at Gulliver’s

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great experience and great food as always. Unfortunately they had no record of my open table reservation, so it was good we were there on a slow night. They took good care of us anyway.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We always enjoy the ambiance at Christmas time. It's very festive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The escargot was not in one piece! It came in crumbly pieces, not the usual, but taste great! The service is exceptional! I had the Caesar chicken entree salad. Nice big pieces of dry white meat! My friend had the prime rib and had no complaints!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My family and I went to Gulliver's to celebrate my 60th birthday. The atmosphere was very nice, it was decorated for the holidays and was very festive. The main reason why I rated the restaurant fair was because of several issues with the food:
1. The bread basket was full of hard bread. There was sliced french bread and sliced foccacia type of bread. Both types of break were hard on the outside, as if they had been sitting for awhile. Foccacia (forgive my spelling) is normally soft. My elderly parents had a hard time eating the bread. We could have complained to the waitress but just dealt with it.
2. Creamed corn was too thick. As it sits on the dish, it becomes very unappetizing.
3. I ordered the prime rib bones, normally my favorite dish, but all the ribs were over cooked instead of being juicy and tender. You can tell by just looking at the meat that it was overcooked.

However, the lamb dish was excellent and tender. The rib eye and the filet mignon was also enjoyed by my guests.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

we were rather surprised with Gulliver's. the 4 of us had different items, and all our picks were delicious. ....house salad, soup, prime rib, rib eye steak, shrimp, and never ending cream corn. we will definitely return soon .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent for Thanksgiving & celebrations of any sort! They always do a superb job of catering to their guests! Mario is an awesome server! We will be back!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our waitress, Rochelle, was excellent. The food was wonderful, and Dennis the barkeep is a really nice man.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service was great and the food was tremendous. It’s always a great experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was amazing and prompt for being Thanksgiving. Thank you, it was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Gulliver's is a solid English pub-style restaurant. Portions were enormous, and a good value. The bread is also excellent. Service was attentive and the pub theme is carried out very thoroughly. However, the quality of the food is largely average. My prime rib was very dry, as was the trifle for dessert. I'd be happy to return, though, as the overall experience was good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For a family of first responders, always having to adjust our holidays due to crazy work schedules, this place never disappoints. We celebrated Thanksgiving Wednesday with immediate family and had a great time, with great food.
Thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fantastic meal with great ambience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Gulliver's Restaurant. However, I would change the music from Jazz to something lighter.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Came all the way down from L.A. to try this place. I was not disappointed. Food was good, especially the creamed spinach. Everything went smoothly and had a nice experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We hadn't been here for40years. Quite disappointed with r dinners

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food. Particularly the creamed corn.

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

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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