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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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
12 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

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SN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here for Valentine's Day. The place was decorated nicely. Since it was Valentine's Day, there was a preset menu & the price was higher than normal(but that was kind of expected) . You were limited on your food selection. I ordered the rack of lamb and my wife had the jumbo shrimp prawns. The portions were on the small side but they were delicious. The server was very nice & attentive to our needs. The only thing that bother me was a 3% PROCESSING FEE for using credit card. Thus was not on the website when I research the place. I also was not informed of this when I made the reservation. We were first aware of it when the menu was given to us. We didn't bring enough cash, so we were forced to pay it. It was good but I don't think we will going back anytime soon.

GD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day. So crowded, even though I made a reservation a month+ in advance. But - we only waited about three minutes and were shown to our table.

HOWEVER - I had to stop a waiter after 15 minutes to ask if he was our waiter, or if he could send our waiter over, as NO ONE had come to the table since we sat down. He said he was not, but would take our orders. We ordered wine and water, and he went to get it. Dropped the water off and my wife’s had something ‘solid’ stuck to the outside of the glass, so we had to wait until he brought the wine before she could have any water (in a new glass).

After that, he stayed as our waiter and did a great job. The food was excellent, in spite of some items I could not eat (weird diet).

j
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food/great service. As a long time customer, I was surprised to be charged a fee to use a credit card. Seems unusual in our cash-less society. This causes me to re-think this establishment, although it is a great restaurant.

BK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Prime rib was ordered rare, it came medium rare or slightly above, it was pink but very dry with little to no flavor. It's the 1st time this has happened as I have had plenty prime rib before, However, I found it a little disappointing this time to spend $39 on a piece of meat that was overcooked.
I should have complained and return it, but I don't usually do that.
However, next time I will.

TS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Just wasn't our best night there. I ordered lobster, my husband ordered seabass, it wasn's quite right Just seemed like they rushed through the cooking stage. Sea Bass didn't flake when you cut into it. The waitress seemec more interested in other tables.

FE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were not impressed by the food so we order desserts...nahhhh, not impressed at all! Very pricey for sure.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch option. Will be back!

B
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and ambience are very good and we are always satisfied when we dine at Cedar Creek. The experience can be enhanced with a cocktail in the bar area where has

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had to park by soup plantation, area packed. Husband dinner bland, mine was good.

WK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I had specified a birthday and no mentioned was made. We were on the patio and service was very hit and miss. This has always been a great place to celebrate special occasions, unfortunately not this time.

J
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an awesome place to have a nice dinner. Amazing service, food and ambiance. A homerun everytime.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful; sat inside in booth; private; prompt seating with reservation; service excellent; food excellent

CK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was wearing my parka while dining - I am always cold. The manager noticed and turned the temperature up for me.

SM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our FAV place to meet with the girls to catch up!!

OT
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have dined at Cedar Creek numerous times because we usually enjoy the ambiance, service, food and drinks. On this occasion we chose to use our dining reward there to celebrate my birthday. The host gave us a friendly greeting, including a birthday wish.
Unfortunately, the dining room was very warm. This does tend to be an issue at this location, with the temperature being too warm or too cold. It's too bad because the architectural design is quite lovely.
The calamari is always "the best," including the jalapeno tartar sauce. My husband raved about his Old Fashioned. The service was rushed. Our food came to our table before I finished my soup. We had more of a "diner" experience than a fine dining experience on this booking. I guess they also don't do the whole birthday candle ritual if you celebrate here. To make matters more uncomfortable, our server told us they did not honor Open Table rewards. She said she spoke to her manager as well. Once I gave her my phone with my O.T. app opened, she took my phone to her manager and then came back and said they took care of it. There was no apology from server or manager for the stressful experience. It was not the Cedar Creek standard we have come to expect and we left disappointed.

JS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat there 2-3 times per month. Service is excellent Food is always good. Table ready when requested.

r
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business meeting and the waiter gave us the time and room we needed and when the food was served it had great presentation and timely waiter interaction. My guest was very pleased--thank you !

LS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Please create new menu items. Getting bored with regular menu. Please add new seasonal choices

M
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and phenomenal service!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All was good but pretty disappointed in the Bloody Mary I was served. Tasted like a glass of tomato juice. Everything else was great.

GH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner then moved over to the bar for a night cap. There was a nice duo playing piano and singing. Great songs and the first dance with my girlfriend.

KN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend to a friend, but I would make sure they knew that it can be loud. The only disappointment was they asked if we were celebrating a special date when I booked the reservation and I said it was our 45 wedding anniversary. Nothing special was done or mention about it. I guess they forgot or were to busy to remember it. They didn't forget to charge us for bringing our special wine $20.00.

RW
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Could not find my reservation at first. Very odd

JT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in bar. Entertainment was a delight

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable evening. Waiter was the best.

H
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and a very pretty settind. Always enjoy our visit

j
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We are frequent patrons to Cedar Creek for years and this one was not good. The service was fain and the kitchen appeared way off in serving. We had to wait considerable amount of time while the restaurant was basically half full... I understand the restaurant is possibly under new management, and if that is true and the service level remains same going forward. The level of valued patrons will be in the toilet.

Not sure what is going on, but last Thursdays visit on my wife birthday of all days was miserable

Regards
John

LO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife (A.K.A my best girl) out to a birthday dinner, just for us two. The dinner and our server Tom made the evening for us. Brie Pecan stuffed Chicken and Angus Prime Rib were "To die for"
We were "Stuffed"
Then Tom brought a complimentary dessert. OMG! Triple layer chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream and Raspberry sauce drizzled all over it.

J
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent at Cedar Creek Inn Brea and this visit was no exception. Special kudos to our server, Shelly. She is always extra attentive, friendly and simply goes the extra mile to make your dining experience the best.