Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

4.6
3177 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please call the restaurant directly if you do not see your preferred reservation time.

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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Food is great and the service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food and wine were amazing. Our server was great. We had our apps and drinks come out and then our salads. Two minutes later here come the entree. She was irritated that it had happened like that but I told her it was OK. I didn’t want my food sent back.

I did not like having to sit outside in the white tent like circus animals. I had made reservations for my father for Father’s Day. It was hot and there was NO ambience. I understand the Covid situation. They could at least have a separate musician outside for us considering we could not here the music from inside.

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MyrnaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great service. We enjoyed this choice for our wedding anniversary.

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like2lunch
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a very nice lunch with friends, our first time together in 18 months. Our server was excellent and we were happy to find patio seating.

BM
BgMac
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner and the food and service were very good as expected.

A couple of suggestions for the managements attention
(It falls under 'attention to detail' and is what makes good establishments great)

1. When someone makes a reservation and asks for a quiet booth - you do not seat them in the booth closet to the kitchen!

2. When someone makes a reservation and tells you it is a special occasion - you would think that someone (hostess, waiter, etc) might take note and ask what the special occasion is.

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PatM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It appears on Sunday’s they have a limited menu The food and service received was very good

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Lb2va
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking to meet and converse. Perfect. Plus the food was very good. Well prepared. Eggs were cooked perfectly, which we can’t say for most places. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Planning on going again.

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rockey
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Disappointed. We have been there before and found the restaurant was noisy, the food way too salty, slow service. Will not go back.

LT
vipLovesToEat
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very stable, always good for and service. Outdoor under roof is a good place to bring your dog.
Thanks
Stowell

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Mary
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Attentive and came quick for refills and to take orders. Food is always ok point here.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
527 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great food experience, as always, the food was excellent and prepared well. The service was great as always with Ramon. We always look forward to coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

went to dinner after a graduation. The food is pricey but good, we sat in a back outside under roof cover area. the large fireplace was a nice touch. it was pretty noisy the way sound traveled in that area. Much different than being in the dining room. Overall good experience. expensive but good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait serviceman was amazing. Once I was greeted at the door I was told to wait until my guest arrived. I explained I couldn’t stand in the sun, but was told that was my choice. After 10 min a very nice young man took me to my seat...there were only 4 tables occupied and I could have been seated earlier. Guess I shouldn’t have arrived 10 min early.
The food was great and as stated the man that waited on us was incredible. I’ll be back but on time or late!

JM
JoyceM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the friendly staff. Food is delicious and a good value. Also enjoy the Manhattan's.

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Bibliophile
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Expensive given the quality of the food. The beef in the braised short ribs was stringy; the wild shrimp and the prime rib were good but not great. The coconut cake, however, was fantastic. The service was very good.

Overall, the cost vis-à-vis the quality/taste of the food precludes any desire on our part to go back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made reservations for the dining room at 5:00pm. We were seated right away. The restaurant is beautiful and great for special occasions or every day dining. The service was excellent. I found the menu items and drink selections very reasonable in price. We opted for the prime rib and New York Steak. We both ordered medium rare as most restaurants tend to over cook the meat these days. The food came out really quickly which made me a little concerned, however everything was cooked perfectly. The prime rib was excellent, the New York was good but not the best I ever had. The best item on the menu was the coconut cake. It is a giant piece served warm with vanilla ice cream. We will definitely be back again to try their happy hour and Sunday Brunch. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Delightful
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were met with great service from the manager and seated in a perfect location for 8 people.

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Jmcc
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy having lunch or dinner at Cedar Creek Inn. Favorite place to meet friends and family....good location for everyone.

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KandyM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent and service exceptional!

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BlairT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Adjacent event room did not have good ambiance. Server was extremely personable.

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MarthaW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Making reservation for Outdoor seating was very easy. Got seated on their outdoor patio area and the tables seem to be spaced further apart than they normally are. The food was good as it always have been!

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JohnnyS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cedar Creek is a wonderful place for conversation and a delicious meal.

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MaryD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely way to connect with friends after so long because of Covid.
We felt very comfortable and safe. The cuisine was wonderful - thanks chef!

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Jskogen
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and the best service. Our go to for special occasions. The prime rib is delicious. My family loves the calamari appetizer, says it's the best they've had and they try it every where to compare. So far this one wins.

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KayP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were lucky enough to get a table in the area where the live music was! We so enjoyed listening to Debbie Ebert and Richard ihari along with Richard Abraham on saxophone! We celebrated my daughter's birthday and it was the best celebrations she said she had ever had in a long time and it was wonderful to get out again! Also the manager that evening was so pleasant and accommodating to everyone! She was very kind to us and checked on us but she also checked on everybody from the dining room to the bar! I so wish I knew her name!

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CarolynC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated right on time. Server was attentive & very pleasant. Food was delicious, but prices definitely higher than I remember.

JD
JamieD
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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BigDogHoffman
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, calm and relaxing place to eat. Fireplace, lots of wood and the food is absolutely first rate. This place is a little gem, out of the way but right off the 57 freeway. You’d not know it was even there.
Very popular and must have reservations but so worth it. The ambiance is so nice and the wait staff are very on point.
Highly recommend and you will not be disappointed.
Oh and there is music at night. We were there late afternoon.

LM
LauraM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since March 2020 - and so very enjoyable in every way! Sat on front patio area and enjoyed happy hour live music along with same delicious food and fantastic servers. Was happy to see the same wait staff still working after all the setbacks from Covid. Wonderful return experience!

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food is excellent.
Always enjoy eating there.

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Osprey
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were surprised by the 3% credit card fee. Good thing we had cash to pay for the meal.

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Yolie
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, nice music in the bar and service by Tim was fabulous

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vipJenny70
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before the pandemic Cedar Creek was our go to restaurant. Things have changed. They no longer include a small salad or soup with the entree. You have to order it separately and pay approximately $10 for each dinner salad. It is a little larger salad than the dinner salad was before, but the salad they used to serve with the entree was a perfect size. Prices have increased which is understandable, but you don’t get the same meal for the higher price. Prices were not low before Covid, but were fair for what you would get. They also don’t include bread with the meal. We asked and the sever said it isn’t included but he would give us complimentary bread for our table. When the restaurant was open only for take out we would pick up dinner and they have changed the menu and removed one of our favorite salads from the menu, the Italian Chopped Salad. Our dinner was delicious and we still will go to Cedar Creek but not as often as we used to.

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PaulaT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Disappointed that the artichoke/spinach dip pizza has been removed from menu.

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7decades
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go to lunch at Cedar Creek. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. It is the best restaurant for the value.

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LoreeS
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all love the ambiance of this restaurant. Great menu. Great service.

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DonaldM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Appetisers were excellent. Entrees were incredibly good

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vipMaxineS
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great as usual 👍

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
159 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch today at Cedar Creek Inn. Service and food were great, and we are never disappointed when we visit this restaurant!

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CheriD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love stopping here on way home from amusement parks. It has delicious food & great wait staff.

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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea is rated 4.6 stars by 3177 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.