Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

4.6
3312 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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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LRBavatar
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd time there. Goals included menu exploration and trying another dessert

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LloydP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. My wife has never eaten that much food anywhere. Service was first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Wonderful food!

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stepheng
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good and the service was really good.

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CurtisD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cedar Creek Inn is a good typical American restaurant. The food is above average - tasty and well-cooked. The cocktails were very very light on alcohol, perhaps catering to the older clientele. Our server was attentive and friendly. With that being said, there is nothing exceptional about the restaurant. The decor is not as upscale as the prices would suggest.
I was attending a show in Brea, and so the restaurant was a convenient stop to eat. However, I would not go back, not because it was terrible. For the price and the overall experience, there are simply better options.

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vipTopherL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome!

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RobertR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and great food

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Audrey
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very very disappointed my mother n I made reservations for 4:30 arrived at 4 checked in went to the bar to wait at 4:30 they proceeded to seat us out n tge patio on wood chairs. Unfortunately my mom is handicapped and frail it was too cold as well I told her we will wait for indoor dining she shortly came back said she spoke to the manager and they would not be able to seat us inside so we left. We drove from orange usually enjoy cedar creek but now will just stay close to our home as customer service is gone and was actually rude too

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vippfoxsf
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food good as usual. Cedar Plank Salmon excellent and another guest had meatloaf which I would definitely recommend.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the fact that there is live music! Sometimes a little too loud for such a small area. Other than this it was great!

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RedFishBlueFish
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Jenny, was very helpful, efficient and friendly. We always enjoy our time at Cedar Creek.

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SonyaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and the atmosphere was really pretty, especially with the holiday decor. Natalie took perfect care of us.

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RickD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Food was good and plentiful.

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Popsbob
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Our server, Natalie, was great as were the braised short ribs. Thanks for the special dessert to help celebrate our anniversary. The only problem we had was the noise level from the kitchen while in our booth (I think I heard 23). We could hardly hear ourselves talk. The lesson for us is to make sure we ask for a table away from the kitchen, even if we have to wait.

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RonH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are loved our server and food. Would have been nice to have a view of fireplace or something.

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ElizabethT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the music...Deb and the pianist.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated very shortly after our whole party arrived. Food was excellent and the service was fantastic! We'll definitely celebrate Thanksgiving there for years to come.

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Barbie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for opening your restaurant for people like me that really don’t have parents anymore to do the cooking. We are blessed to have come to your restaurant and enjoy a thanksgiving meal. I would have really like a traditional piece of good old fashioned pumpkin pie. Didn’t like the side
Of vegetables. Thank you

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are long time customers. this is a perfect place for a special occasion like thanksgiving or christmas dinner

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gilbertv
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and restaurant was excellent. I had salad & turkey dinner and my husband had the prime rib dinner & a salad & almond praline ice cream pie it was very good & I would recommend Cedar Creek Inn.

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WaltM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was too warm to sit on the patio. Asked to be moved inside. Wr had to keep moving around to get out of the sun.

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disappointedrepeater
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointed. Just after we placed our order, the waiter was sent home. We received our food a bit later from different waitstaff but everything was lukewarm at best. We never saw that staff person come anywhere near us for the remainder of our dinner.
Our baked potatoes were somewhat dry, as if sitting under a heat lamp for a while. Our prime rib and filets were tender but also appeared to have been sitting on a counter for a while. Because of restrictions, we tried to have our order not include peppers or onions, but were unable to get the request heard, so that food was wasted.

While eating our dinners, we tried to get the attention of other staff but all seemed too busy. We later stopped a “busboy”, who brought us a waiter who provided a dessert we ordered and then apparently when he realized we had had no service, gave us another dessert. He was apologetic and did provide limited service as he was busy with several tables, including one with a dozen customers.
It’s a nice relaxed atmosphere but we expected more. We believe that Outback next door would have been more responsive to is as customers.

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DennisC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as well!

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Yamaudio
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food in a warm relaxing atmosphere. Great place for friends to catch up. Been there many times.

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate in the bar and had items off of the Happy Hour menu. All were good and were good values. The Calamari is especially good.

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cecejag
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated my birthday and each had wonderful meals. I stared with the house salad and had the Chicken Brie dish as my entree. My husband had the Land and Sea, a filet and prawns. Tom, the waiter provided excellent service.

My disappointment is that you must request the delicious garlic bread that was once brought to the table without asking. There is also a process fee added to the bill, which covers a credit card fee that the business wants to push back onto the customer. It appears under the new ownership, there are some cost cutting measures taking place which may cause customer disappointed.

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CraigW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Creek Inn is as consistent as they come; the food and service are always above average.

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KayW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The table for our special occasion was the best. What I requested turned out much better than I anticipated. We love this restaurant; it makes all of our celebrations beautiful memory-building times.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for mom. Everyone had a wonderful time! Out server Tom was amazing! My 7 year old enjoyed the grilled cheese on the kids menu. Our steaks were delicious! And my husband raved about his salad and his filet with jumbo shrimp. Highly recommended!

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RichardS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food
Service was great

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CathyR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good dining experience!
One of our favorite places!

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WilliamC
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had appetizer plate, 2 orders of seafood fettuccine, rack of lamb and short ribs.

We were surprised that the short ribs were off taste, even sour and scrawny. The rest was very good to excellent.

Cost pretty high, but we wanted to treat our friends on a special occasion.

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DonaldP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waitress was excellent. We will visit again in the
Near future

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch - all enjoyed their food & not being rushed.

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal. I had short ribs that were tender. Wife had salmon. Very good

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vipBigDogHoffman
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ramon is absolutely wonderful. He times the arrival of the food and appetizers perfectly.
We eat at Cedar Creek at least twice a month and the food is perfect. It is a very relaxing restaurant. Little older crowd and there is a piano bar on Saturday nights.
Definitely recommend. Try to be seated in Ramons section.

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Catherine
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very nice, they are short staffed, I almost felt bad asking for items forgotten that we ordered..

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vipKenG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the Cedar Plank Salmon and coconut cake.

But today at 1:00 the service was poor. For example, when we got the delicious crunchy Coconut Shrimp appetizer, we had no plates to eat them. So we had to eat them without plates. We had to repeatedly ask for utensils and when our food arrived, we still hadn't received them. Requested bread and it arrived when our meal was over and it was cold. It was our mom's birthday so very disappointed. They didn't even sing happy birthday.

The problem stems from having servers responsible for large parties also be responsible for serving smaller parties like ours. The large party took all of his attention so our little group of three suffered.

The smaller pool of workers these days may also play a role.

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Lulas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Excellent service, lovely interior, and relaxing. Highly recommend without hesitation. Don't forgot to try the coconut cake for desert.

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JamieD
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. This is so nice. Foods great. Love it there.

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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea is rated 4.6 stars by 3312 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.