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About Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

The Ayres family has been serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Each location bears a lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.

In Brea, we have an exquisite private dining room and a fabulous covered patio that can host private groups of up to 150 guests.

20 Pointe Drive
Brea, CA 92821
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Lambert

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 255-5600

Website:
http://cedarcreekinn.com/

Entertainment:
Various vocalists, piano, and guitar music can be enjoyed Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is directly adjacent to our building.

Executive Chef:
Everardo Casteneda

Private Party Facilities:
Our beautiful private dining room can accommodate up to twenty guests, while the all-weather, covered outdoor dining area provides fireside dining for up to 150 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Diane/Patty: (714) 255-5600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cedar Creek Inn - Brea Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Good for a Date (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Great for Lunch (48)
Romantic (38)
Business Meals (35)
Cozy (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Casual (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Worth the Drive (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Great for Brunch (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Live Music (19)
Seasonal (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

It was an early supper for my bride’s birthday. Miguel was an excellent server. The food was prepared exactly as we had ordered. The wine matched our food and we didn’t feel hurried. We will come back again and sample the rest of the menu.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful! Friday night a week before Christmas did make parking a challenge and the noise level a little too loud for people with hearing issues. Over all it was a great experience.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good experience a little loud, Waitress was very friendly and did very good service.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect spot for our annual sisters holiday dinner. The sea bass was excellent as was the sea and turf. We all enjoyed our meals and time.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect all the way around!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

I took my assistant to Cedar Creek Inn for our holiday dinner. We had a reservation at 7pm. We arrived at 6:55pm and were told that other diners were taking longer at their tables than expected and there would be a wait. We were not seated until 7:20pm. That was the only bad part of our time at Cedar Creek Inn.

Our server was a gentleman by the name of Thom. Thom was WONDERFUL! He came to our table within 5 minutes if not less of us being seated. He got our drink order, told us the special was the grilled sword fish, then went to get our drinks. He came back quickly with our drinks, then took our order. We got the Appetizer Sampler to share, that plate can be eaten as a meal all by itself, it was so big! We both ordered the surf and turf or land and sea...? Can’t remember what it’s called, with the house salad. Our food was delicious all the way around. The kitchen was super on top of things. Our appetizer sampler came out fairly quickly, there was no “lul” between the appetizers to the salads to the entree. Thom made sure our glasses were never empty for too long, if at all. He gave us time to eat our food and to chat. We never felt rushed during our meal. He brought out boxes for us when we started showing down our eating. When asked about the dessert options, he gave an honest opinion, which was greatly appreciated. He even took note when my assistant looked like she wasn’t able to finish her cheesecake, and brought another to go box for her to box that up. All without being asked.

Over-all, other than not getting our table at the time it was reserved for, it was a wonderful night. Thanks to Thom and the rest of the Cedar Creek staff! We will be back again. Happy holidays.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

It was my husband’s birthday. Overall it was a good experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We have dined here several times with various friends and it is always enjoyable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

I love coming here... With girlfriends to celebrate birthdays & Holidays, for special "date nights" with my husband, for a memorable evening with out-of-town family... The service is excellent. I've had wonderful lady servers, handsome young men servers, and ALL have been warm, welcoming, and gracious. It's nice not to feel rushed! The menu has changed, but still includes my favorites. I really appreciate having a quality restaurant nearby!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

An office Christmas/Holiday lunch celebration in a festive, though a bit noisy, environment. Service was adequate; soft drinks & water could have been re-filled more often, and plates cleared quicker. Our server was friendly but apparently had many tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy dinner at Cedar Creek Inn in Brea for that special occasion.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food & Christmas décor. Our server, Maryanne, provided great service!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, service and I love the ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

FOOD IS GREAT, SERVICE IS TOO. WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT PRICES WERE A BIT TOO HIGH. FOR CHIPS & FISH, A PASTA DISH, TWO SALMON DISHES AND 3 GLASSES OF WINE, $200.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Hidden Gem! First time dining here, it was incredible!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our FAV restaurant for all our girlfriend get togethers.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It’s a wonderful place, we love the food and service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Been there several times!!! Always a great place to go!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I took my friend for her birthday. We had been there before and it met all our expectations. We enjoyed having time to visit without feeling rushed. The food was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have dined at Cedar Creek several times, in Brea, Capistrano & Laguna Beach, have enjoyed all restaurants, excellent service & food plus the quiet atmosphere. Always a pleasurable experience.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a wonderful time here with friends, we were not rushed to leave and had a great meal that was delicious. I definitely recommend the salmon delish.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love cedar creek. Ambiance is great and i love that it’s all done up in the Christmas spirit!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Favorite place to dine

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Salmon spinach salad GREAT!!
Tomato basil soup POOR, should not be served

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friendly staff, menu had a few unique choices among the standard fare. Dinner entree pricing was reasonable since menu item includes a salad or soup and sides. Bar selection and drinks were good. Noise level in bar was quite high and some of the noise drifted into dining room. Overall it was a great experience and we will return.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had four in our party for this dine out night with friends. The food was very good and we had excellent service. My Wife had the sea bass and I had the strip steak... both were excellent. I’d certainly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a good dinner at a reasonable price. They also have a piano bar area for after dinner drinks and socializing.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good food - loved the prawns and spouse loved the sea bass, friends had the meatloaf. Hummus appetizer was spicy for hummus but in a good way . Wait staff was prompt and continually refilled glasses. One server was a bit annoying...would break into our conversations loudly and often. Overall experience was very nice and food tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server was very attentive, friendly and an excellent server. We have been to Cedar Creek several times and are never disappointed. Excellent restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

have been coming here for years. food, service and ambience consistently excellent

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed the special Thanksgiving menu with a family member. The food was delicious, the service was very good, and the ambiance was pleasant. Would love to schedule Christmas dinner here as well, but the restaurant is not open on Christmas Day.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant for years on Thanksgiving day, special occasions, birthdays, etc. we had a very poor experience this past Thanksgiving day with our party of five. We were told when we checked in that OpenTable had assigned us our table and the manager was unable to move us without a long wait. Then when we finally did get seated, it took one hour for our food to come to the table. We will not be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dine at Cedar Creek Inn in Brea often, but this was the first time we went there for Thanksgiving. Can’t praise the restaurant and the food enough!!! We were seated right away, they honored our reservation request for a booth and the table was perfect for an intimate meal with my spouse. The Thanksgiving menu was well thought out, the food was beyond delicious and the table service was superb!! The pumpkin pie was outstanding and like none that we had ever had before. It seemed to have pudding or custard in it. Whatever the nuance, we liked it so much that we bought some to take home!! A wonderful Thanksgiving meal for us.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice place for a casual lunch or dinner. We have been there twice, once for lunch and then again for dinner. Try the coconut cake with the vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. This is a special occasion place for my wife and I. The menu is not huge but does have a good variety. Food and service is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service overall was great from the host to the team members cleaning the tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My guest and I enjoyed the Orange Roughy special with mashed potatoes and green beans !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I made a reservation but I had to wait. It was very crowded. Even after I sat down, it took 30 min until food was served. Food was good and waiter was friedly.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The restaurant was VERY crowded, so was noisier than usual. We have been here more than a few times, so were not surprised. We were disappointed by the food (and the service was slower than usual) - my cedar plank salmon was over-sauced, and the flavor was appealing. My husband’s shrimp just didn’t taste good. We are chalking it up to the busy-ness, though, and will certainly give it another try.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

WE HAD GREAT SERVICE FOR OUR PARTY OF SEVEN, MY SISTER REALLY ENJOYED HER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK AGAIN AND TRY DIFFERENT CHOICES ON THE MENU, COCONUT SHRIMP WAS WONDERFUL!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our server Miguel was nice and accommodating. We were celebrating our Anniversary. The food was great. Love the bread basket with Foccacia, best Tomato Basil soup I’ve had. The house salad had more than just your usual croutons in it.
Hubby had Prime Rub prepared as requested, the Au jus was delish as was the horseradish.
I had Pot Roast which was nicely prepared.
Can’t wait to bring friends here to listen to the entertainment.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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