Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

4.6
3273 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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denisew
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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JustCalllMeGrace
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio and had cocktails along with happy hour appetizers. Everything was delicious, he martinis were great and the service friendly and efficient. Who could ask for more? We’ll be back!

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StacyD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend to lunch to celebrate her retirement. It was such a pleasant time at Cedar Creek. Everything was perfect!! We both ordered the Marcy's
Salad and it was so delicous... as always!! Never disappoints!! And the coconut cake was amazing!!

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Russ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I have been going to Cedar Creek for many years. This is the first time that I need to write a less than stellar review. It started when my wife found a hard plastic item in her salad. It appeared to be from the pepper grinder. The manager did stop by to follow-up with my wife. I also found my prime rib to be overdone. I ordered a medium cooked cut and received something more like well done.

I have found that Cedar Creek to be a good restaurant. I like the seating areas and the ambiance. It is just this time that I walked away a little disappointed.

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vipPamZ
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to go to Cedar Creek!

Today my absolute favorite people, the manager Janice and the best server Shelly were working. My very stressful day ended on a very positive note after having lunch at Cedar Creek!

In the past many of my comments both positive and negative have been deleted. PLEASE DON'T remove my comment!! Great customer services deserves to be acknowledged each and every time.

Sincerely,

A very regular customer at Cedar Creek Brea.

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
160 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Restaurant was very busy today. We think Restaurant was a bit understaffed today, but food was amazing. Look out for service charge of $3.95 automatically added to bill for credit card use. We were paying cash and got it removed. Guests should be made aware of charge if they need it removed. Check your bill carefully.

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RobiB
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very good but the food was average at best

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CAgirl
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated on the patio. We would have preferred to be seated in the dining room where it was decorated for Fall, but I think they were trying to have social distancing. Our waiter, Matthew, was excellent. Our food was good, but if they continue to raise their prices, we are going to have to look for a new place to dine.

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KristaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Appetizer sampler for $24 was half a plate of cheese no bread or crackers. Sold out of la Crema Pinot bottle and now charge for side salad and bread!! We spent over 300 dollars and were very disappointed.. not worth the value anymore. We have been loyal customers for over 20 years even holding a 50th birthday party.
Don’t think we are coming back any time soon

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vipromantic
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food, but steak was too raw-server was gracious to have it cooked slightly more. And it was perfect!
Potatoes were ok. Nice ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Average food. Good service

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vipPeaches
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food outstanding as always.

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Craig
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management was super cooperative. They had us reserved for a table, we preferred a booth. The waitress hadn't clocked in yet who would serve the booth so the Manager personally took our drinks and got us settled. Two thumbs up. Five stars!!!

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Gpsalc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Same great quality food we have enjoyed for a decade. No negative effects as a result of the pandemic. Great professional server. Perhaps a few too few servers but we ate quite early. All in all kudos to the owners for maintaining their traditional quality.

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caro
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Awful service. Not sure if overworked but seemed very angry

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MICHEALM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and the three people I went with enjoyed our dining experience at Cedar Creek Inn. We all had eaten there several times before and had never been disappointed. Our server was pleasant and very attentive. We shared one appetizer of Coconut Shrimp and that tasted good. I had the Marcy’s Divine Salad. It was delicious! My husband really enjoys their Prime Rib Sandwich. One of our friends had the Prime Rib Dinner, and the other had the Chicken Cashew Croissant Sandwich that they always enjoy eating. For dessert the four of us shared one piece of their delicious Coconut Supreme Cake. It is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We’re looking forward to going back again!

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FoodyLady
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We been going g here for years. Never disappointed

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DeannD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We celebrated my birthday here seven years ago with a large group and it was fantastic. We returned to celebrate a birthday with a small group of five. We rarely go out on a Saturday night so we were very excited. Unfortunately the waitress messed up our orders....not once but three times....my daughters plate, my son's beer, and my husband's salad ( which was corrected but came so late, our main course had already arrived). Maybe with the combination of high energy in the room and wearing a face shield and mask, communication was hampered. The manager did take off the two beers. The food was delish. We will return.

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Joanne
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly seated for our 6pm reservation. Our server Jonathan was great! The food (shrimp cocktail, house salads, prime rib) was very good! The surprise birthday sundae was a very nice touch! Awesome place to celebrate my birthday!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
591 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to go to for their great salads and extraordinary wine menu. They carry many of the typos of wine that we give tours up north past San Francisco. Another highlight of the evening was that they have live music and we were so pleasantly surprised, so we stayed much longer and enjoy the entire evening. Thank you

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vipSusanE
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food with long a long time staff who care for their customers

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riddler
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent...food was good. Really enjoyed having some live music.

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DeanP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The place was great service was great the food was just bland and I had a beer that smelled like they rinsed the glass out with wine before they serve the beer to me.

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SteveF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I were tired of cooking in so we decided to venture out to a restaurant that we enjoy often. This night was no different and the food and service was great. What else can I say?

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PaulineW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Cedar creek a few times and have never been disappointed. I took my stepdaughter for her birthday yesterday. She had the ribs and I had the salmon. We both were very happy. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. The only disappointment was the noise. It was sometimes difficult to hear my daughter. Heavy drapes may help muffle some of the noise. I look forward to my next visit!

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vipRetired
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The service is impeccable and the food delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was there today looking forward to my favorite hot Turkey plate with gravy, mashed potatoes and veggies, only to find out you no longer offer it! Why??? So disappointed but ordered a grilled turkey sandwich which had 2 VERY thin slices of turkey but had tons of tomato and lettuce which was most of the sandwich ! So although I’m a regular there, I was not happy with this item. My server however is always spectacular and that is Shelly! She’s great!
Please reconsider the hot turkey plate ...

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vipJackpot
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, the food was very good. The Calamari was plentiful and meaty, the fish & chips was ample, and the seafood fettuccini was good, but had too many capers in it for my taste and was sitting in a puddle of liquid butter. Our waiter, Ramon, was a little strange. When we first ordered, he “wahooed” when I stated my entree. Although he kept checking on us, if we asked for anything, he would always say, “I’ll be back in a minute,” but would disappear for quite awhile. I noticed him attending to other patrons and bringing back items to them, while he kept us waiting for simple things like water or a box or sauce. I’ve made a mental note to avoid this server in the future, since we frequent this restaurant.

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CapppyCap
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food service drink was all wonderful, the ambience there is very relaxing and upscale.
I’ve been coming to this restaurant for years and now, maybe slow down in business, due to the pandemic, they charge a 4% fee for using a credit card. If their costs have gone up they should not pass that along to the consumer.
That is very tacky for an upscale restaurant.
I made the reservation on open table and I did not see that included as information maybe it was.
The restaurant was not very busy as it was only a Monday night. They should be giving me a 4% break in our bill for patronizing. Charges on ATMs aren’t even that high.
If anything it should be a flat fee not a percent of your bill as ours was quite high. I am assuming if the bank does charge them a fee for processing credit cards it is per purchase not based on the dollar amount of the bill.
Maybe time to find a new place for calamari appetizer, prime rib, Brie stuffed chicken breast and delicious crème brûlée. We
And delicious desserts.
It was annoying enough I may have to find a new favorite restaurant

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vipLisaM
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here three times and food has been delicious every time. Service has also been wonderful every time! Will definitely be back again

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JustsayNO
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The waitress was horrible. She was a tall blonde large built woman and we were seated in a far back corner booth and sat one of our guests on a chair. Then every
time she came to the table she kept asking that guest to move so she could place items on the table when she could have just walked to the other side. When she came to clear the table we had to pick up the dirty dishes and hand them to her because she said her arm hurt and she couldn't pick them up. She had a problem when we asked for separate checks and proceeded to lecture us about why we should have asked for this sooner. Then when she brought the checks to us, she wouldn't process the credit cards until everyone was ready to pay and while she was waiting she kept coming to the table every minute to check. The restaurant was near empty so they didn't need our table and we all felt that she was trying to push us out. She then proceeded to keep bringing up the topic of separate checks and then told us that she "loved" us.

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MartaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Creek is one of the best restaurants in Brea Ca

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vipDonnaR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good dining experience but would like more gluten-free options.

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BonnieA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great.
Noise level high from kitchen/dishes and some customers.

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vipJmarie
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Cedar Creek! We haven’t been in few years and we were very impressed with our waitress ,Summer and yummy food!

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BuzzL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful friendly, knowledgeable and fast service

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vipJadestar007
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great - fresh, hot and delicious. Shelley, our server, was very attentive and personable. Love the atmosphere and am very happy to be dining inside.

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Chris
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was very nice. We had braised short ribs & seafood fettuccine. Both were excellent! Dessert was chocolate cake w/ vanilla ice cream.... this cake was the best ever!!

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BreaMama
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive and young. She used a few too many honey, sweetie, terms of endearment to us senior citizens. We thought it was cute, but other seniors may be offended. The food was better than the last time I was there and the back patio is delightful!

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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea is rated 4.6 stars by 3273 OpenTable diners.

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