BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos

4.1
36 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 36 people are saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience staff is nice and food is great!

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Drew
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were sat next to the servers station which is normally not a problem but this particular visit it was. At one point there were about 5 servers in the small station discussing work, schedules, and commenting on patrons at the bar. I was trying to enjoy my first meal outside the house in months but I felt like it was in a business meeting. I finally decided I would take my food to go and finish it at home but the problem now is my server was nowhere to be found. So the food was great but the service wasn’t ideal. I still tipped because I know the servers are putting their health at risk showing up to work but I probably won’t be back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was pretty good made a reservation at 8 got there at 7:30 and got seated at 7:35!!!! Lol

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe going to lunch with my parents who are seniors. All the staff take the safety measures seriously: all staff wore masks the entire time, they had a table in front of the entrance to take reservations, the seating was spread out, each table had an individual QR codes so you could see the limited menu and pay your bill in touchless way, no table condiments, but they served us on plates, regular table wear and cloth napkins. glass drinkwear. Have no problems going again with my parents or anybody else who needs to be careful.

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vipEllenW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was cold, no silverware, water came late. Normally the service is very good. We had to do a lot of waiting.

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LauraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Appetizers were cold, our server took it back and brought us a new one but it was also cold. Our server took it off our bill... It was very busy and it took longer than normal to get our dinner. When it finally arrives it was just ok... still a little cold for my tase but we were hungry and the kids were restless so We are and skipped dessert.

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JosieC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was a horrible experience. When we arrived, host made a comment about how making the reservation on Open table was like making one over the phone, but still sat us promptly. I do not understand what purpose the comment served other then to be snarky. Once sat, the server was very pleasant, took out drink order. We waited 30 minutes to get to our table which is unacceptable considering they appeared to have had plenty of staff . At that point , when the server came around to take out food order, we decided to just pay for our drinks and leave
It was a shame considering the restaurants ambiance was great and was looking forward to having meal there.

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MAMA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I gave 4 stars for service, because I am not able to split the stars between the reception desk, who gets a -5 due to their failure to greet, and their very unfriendly seating style, and the table staff, who earned a 5 for their cheerful greeting, smiles, and excellent service. The food and drinks were delivered quickly, and were especially tasty on this night!

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MarilynR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were very busy. Glad we had a reservation. Lots of staff on hand who did a great job. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Avacado rolls are our all time favorites. Very good menu. Almost everything for all type of food lovers. There are few great vegetarian healthy options like , cauliflower pita rolls and peruvian quinoa bowl. Kids menu is also very rich unlike other restaurants . 👍👍👍👍

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FamilyDiner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After being seated, we waited 20 minutes without seeing a waiter. I complain to the hostess who said she would send someone right over. 10 minutes later, still no one. I asked for the manager. 10 minutes later we left, still not having seen a waiter or the manager.

This was for a birthday dinner.

We will not go back, and urge anyone considering this restaurant to think twice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menus were sticky and grimy. Pizza was undercooked and not sliced well (a small task that makes a big difference). Drinks were good, no salt in margarita (not offered). Server was pleasant and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was quick with the app and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

At first they said they wouldn’t take an open table reservation. So we went searching other venues. Shortly we got a text saying our 59 min wait table was ready. I love their enlightened menu w healthy choices, so I was glad they worked us in. I think open table needs to explain the process to them.

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KeriT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

LOVE the food usually, fun atmosphere. This time long wait for food and it came almost COLD. Had not seen server for quite some time so suspect she did not deliver timely (considering 2 meals affected). Others didn't mind. New SP Fries requested, advised would eat salmon dinner. Almost done and new salmon dinner delivered. Told to keep it; took it home. NICE but should not have been necessary.
Restrooms almost out of TP, several rolls were out. Manager standing around chatting with coworker. Seems could have been directing restroom cleaning. Not too busy. Still had fun but management that night seemed quite off.

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LikedItOrNot
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will definitely go back there again. We enjoyed it at this location as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had to cancel my drink because it was brought last. Had to order 3 times with 3 different people.

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VictoriaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The BJs in Lakewood I would not recommend to anyone. Our server came by to get drinks and then came back to take our order. We waited an hour before even getting our appetizer. And then another 45 to get our food. Our server had come by four times to let us know that our second pizza would be comped because it took so long (and mind you, the place wasnt busy, no wait time, no large crowds, and there were plenty of open tables) anyway, the manager came by and said they apologized for the wait and if there was anything he could do. We said that the server was going to comp the second pizza (a medium two topping pizza so like 18 bucks). We get our check and nothing has been comped. We ask our waiter what happened and all she said was if the manager didnt take care of it that it wasnt going to happen. We paid and got the hell out of there. Will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server had a large party to deal with. We got food but not salad and no utensils. Had to ask twice. I was surprised they didn’t check on drink refills. Did not expect it to be so busy on a Tuesday. Their new lighter fare menu is excellent!!

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MaryN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I have been there many times but it’s been awhile, and it’s changed for the worse.
It seamed that all the servers were new and in organized.
Food was not good, I got the prime rib beef dip and it was pieces of dried beef from the outside of the prime rib, if it was prime rib and the bun was very dry. The auju was served in a very small cup that a side of catsup or ranch dressing would be served in, and too small for the sandwich to fit in.
Another of my guests got the soup and it was served cold, sent back and was barely warm when reserved.
It took about an hour to get our food, and another half hour to get dessert after it was ordered.
What has happened to the restaurant???

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had to wait 30 minutes after checking in. Pizza was served cold.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great, friendly and very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waitress had no eye contact because she was trying to enter orders into iPad. It took forever to get our order taken and then she only wanted our drink order even though we all were ready to order food as well. Took her another 15 minutes to come back to get the food order. They weren’t busy even though it was a holiday, but we didn’t get our food for until we’d been seated for at least an hour. Also took the waitress forever to deliver our check and to bring it back for us to sign. The food was good but the poor service made it a one star experience.

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Gilbert
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Betty, was the absolute best! One of our group had a dietary special request and this was taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Took forever to get our food. (45 min to get our appetizer). Their machine was down and we couldn’t even pay our bill in a timely manner. It took us over two hours to get out of there.

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TedY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service, Food was exceptionally delicious, and the Piezookie Dessert is awesome!!!

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SwaggyE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Busy night, food was good, got to watch the basketball game because of all the tv’s, and the pizookie was excellent as always.

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used the online reservation system and we were seated as soon as we arrived to the restaurant even though there was a huge wait. We felt so special! Our service was so good. And the food was awesome. Both my teens ordered the prime rib which was thick and cooked perfectly and included the cookie dessert. I ordered the ribeye and it was the best I ever had. There was a light glaze on it that was so tasty and the meat was not chewy at all. And the potions were huge! A bit pricey though... $140 for 4… ouch! But we had a wonderful meal and will definitely return.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

More kindness from service attendants when leaving the restaurant wiuld have been great.

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ARTEMISXLR8
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went online and stated we were celebrating a birthday. We had to remind them 2x of this. I ordered the Prime Rib and 60% of it was inedible. I couldn't even cut it with a knife no matter how hard I tried. My husband and son ordered the same, and theirs was a little easier to cut, but at medium rare, it was difficult, and they were chewy. Prime Rib shouldn't be a challenge to eat for any age. It took a long time for our drinks to be refilled, and we received our soup, salad and dinner all at the same time. ?????? Which means we were forced to eat the soup first (or we'd be eating cold soup), then salad, and our dinner was COLD by the time we got to it. I mentioned to the waitress I wanted to speak to the manager about the meal, and when she gave me the check, she STILL HADN'T told the manager. Another waitress had to. No one wants to eat their dinner that way. Overall, we regretted coming here and do not feel that it is ever worth going back. We had a great experience at the location at the Block and we were hoping for the same. We were sorely disappointed. Although they removed the cost of the one Prime Rib meal, we felt truly robbed and had to go and eat elsewhere, which was a waste of alot of money.. Train your staff better. The food should never come all at once. And if a customer asks for a manager, get one asap..not way later when the client has time to sit there and get very angry.

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DCCMS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We waited 40 min to get seated with reservations! Our food came before the salads, didn’t get refills and the poozukie was not cooked. The manager comped the salads and poozukie but not our best experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Got their, it took them 15 to bring our drinks out and they didn’t even have our silverware for us. Had to ask a completely different waitress to bring us some, watched her and our waitress walk past us two times each. Asked a third waitress in hopes of actually giving us our silverware, and finally the second one came and made the third waitress confused when she came by at a reasonable time with our silverware. Food gotten a little cold having to wait, horrible experience at this location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was slow. Very slow.

MC
MyrnaC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was my first time going to this resturant. Good environment and the people were nice. A lot of variety of food, my waitress was great, very attentive and a wonderful smile.

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Nadroj
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great unfortunately we kept getting mixed up for a large party next to us it was 15 minutes before anyone offered us water when we first sat down and our food took forever to come out. My husband's food I'm starting to get cold by the time we got to us but other than that it was good food.

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Marycai
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great but even though I made a reservation we still had the wait 30 min to be seated.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 467-0850.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos is rated 4.1 stars by 36 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.