Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

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$31 to $50
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American
Carrying on the traditions of the Ayres family, serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Come enjoy the lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.

We have an exquisite private dining room that seats up to 18 people as well as a fabulous enclosed patios that can host private groups of up to 120 guests.

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Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Creek is one of my favorite restaurants. We had the short ribs and cedar planked salmon and they were both delicious. I can't wait to go there again.

K
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our young waitress, whose name I forgot and it wasn't on the receipt, was very nice, courteous, friendly and efficient. I had delicious short ribs and my nephew had an excellent Medium rare NY steak. We both had the outstanding Lobster Bisque. The price of our dinners was very reasonable.

B
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful place to meet with friends. The booths are spacious, and the waiters are attentive! And the food was excellent.

P
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch! We both had salads that were delicious and fresh. Cedar Creek has always been one of my favorites!

TD
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere. Bar area is separate with entertainment, if desired.

DM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious, but the service was just fair. We were there, celebrating our 54th anniversary and it wasn’t acknowledged. I thought for sure, something would’ve been done.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain

FD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were here during OC restaurant week for their special lunch menu. Food and service was good, however, we were surprised to learn that paying with a credit card incurs a 3% charge. This is, of course, in addition to the tax and gratuity. Is this a coming trend?

DS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Cedar Creek is one of the best restaurants located in Brea and Orange County. The service is always excellent because you see the genuine kindness via all the staff that work there starting with the front desk, servers, etc. I brought my co-workers about two months ago to celebrate one of the co-worker's retirement, and that experience was top notch too. As we were preparing to send off another co-worker for her retirement, I received an e-mail about the Orange County Restaurant week. Perfect timing. I invited two of my co-workers to join me to celebrate one of their retirement and it was perfect. They both loved the experience too! Thank you!

CD
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Orange County rest week and food choices were delicious and great value. Always quiet so you don't have to yell to talk. Always great service!

a
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Been to CC many times, yet this time I was disappointed with both the food and service. We came in for restaurant week, where they have a great menu to choose from. I chose the Cedar Plank Salmon, my friend had the Marcy Salad. The potato’s were dry and pasty, and the lettuce for the salad was wilted. Service was abrupt. Took an extended amount of time to receive our drinks and then the food service was rushed. All in all disappointed in the overall experience this time, but I will be back to give em another shot before I call it quits.

ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal from the special OC Restaurant week menu with a most tasty "featured" cocktail to accompany the meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for a the best booth available so I could talk with specials friends. I got what I asked for. Service was great and the food never disappoints.

C
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting Cedar Creek. The fried shrimp appetizer was fried a bit too long. The house salad was ok, but would be better with tomatoes, red onion, croutons, etc. The John Dory was ok, but not great. The Artichoke Risotto was pretty bland and sticky. The green beans were very tasty and cooked perfectly. My wife’s filet mignon was ok, not great. The 3 cheese potato side was not tasty at all.
If we ever decide to give Cedar Creek another chance, I will try the strip steak, garlic mashed and green beans.
Our waiter was great, I believe him name was Tom. Very nice guy and helpful.
Would you recommend Cedar Creek Inn to a friend, I would share my experience with them and they can decide for themselves.

OC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It is a nice restaurant with good food and friendly personnel. It is a little pricey for a casual lunch.

MM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great , fantastic as always

GE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous.the service was extremely professional.the lamb chops were out of this world.

DL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We love this restaurant and went their with friends to celebrate my wife's birthday. We informed Open Table about this 77th birthday.
When we arrived at the restaurant.....they confirmed to me the reservation and that we were celebrating this birthday.
Unfortunately, they people who greeted us never told the wait staff.........and as the meal finished, I realized that this birthday celebration was not going to take place.
When I left, I told them about this and they came me a cursory one word answer "sorry."
I told them that this did not put them in a good light with me.

S
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed sitting on the patio as it was warm enough. However they charged us a $20.00 corkage fee for a screw top bottle of wine that we brought, opened and poured ourselves. Food was great and menu has added some new items.

j
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a nice restaurant, the prime rib is outstanding the lamb chops with the wine reduction was incredible. Service was perfect

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food quality very good, but service poor and short-staffed.
Pre-dinner drinks in bar excellent! Warm and cozy with live music.

RN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

PZ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We were there late in the afternoon and the restaurant was very dark!!

ZC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was very good, a lot of choices and lots of dessert offerings.

BL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Plate #1: dinner salad, the lettuce was old, brown and wilted. It did not appear or taste fresh.
Plate#2: pot roast, stringy, tasteless and full of fat, the red cabbage was soggy and tasted old, as if it had been around for a while.
Plate #3: pork chops, the only meal that was served that seemed to be fresh.

The 3% additional credit card charges placed on the check was also a slap in the face. Interesting that you raise your prices and afterward add an additional charge for normal business expenses. Overall not the pleasant experience that we expected on booking this reservation. With the food being less then fresh and tasty and then the extra 3% charges, it will probably be a long while before we return. I’m sure there are other nice restaurants in the area that have fresh tasty food without gouging so deeply into our wallets.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have eaten there before. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The staff is friendly and is always there to refill drinks and inquire if they can get anything. Good variety of food items and each visit was always enjoyable.

LT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, as was the food.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early for our reservation and were able to he seated early wirh no problems.

RM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentines menu was great. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass which was wonderful and I had the Filet Mignon. The food came out quickly and hot. We had a great dinner and look forward to eating here again.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 in the party were first timers. They liked the food & service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful and lovely experience everything was perfect

DI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for dinner but decided to seat at the bar area and enjoyed the music and Happy Hour. We enjoyed our dinner at the bar as well. Overall experience was Wonderful!

J
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant and the food. At this visit, we ordered from the prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day weekend and the food was simply fabulous and prepared perfectly!! The service was excellent, food was served hot, and our waiter, Josh, was very attentive. However, we are definitely disappointed that this restaurant has now started to add a surcharge, if you pay with a credit card! What's that all about?? I assume many people will begin to deduct their surcharge from the servers' tips. Cedar Creek Inn Brea should be ashamed of their greediness. Their food is not inexpensive. Our bill for two people was close to $200!!

KW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice place for a first date. I went the day after Valentines and they were still doing a special menu. It was nice but would have wanted to see a full menu.

DI
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, my wife and I enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner. The only negative was we felt a little rushed. Our entrees were delivered, but, we hadn't finished our salads.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentine’s

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SN
Orange County
2 reviews