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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
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Good for a Date (54)
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Great for Lunch (48)
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Quiet Conversation (41)
Cozy (40)
Business Meals (36)
Romantic (34)
Casual (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Seasonal (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Happy Hour (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Live Music (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (14)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Live Sports (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2015

We always enjoy dining at Cedar Creek. The food is always fresh and delicious and we are never disappointed. The staff is professional, polite and very accomodating. What a Gem of a place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2015

My family and I have dined here often. We are usually very pleased with everything about this place however I was a little disappointed on our last visit. We went for my husbands birthday. He order a Cadillac margarita. It was so bad he asked for a different drink all together. The drink was heavy on the syrup and it didn't have the tequila poured over the drink at the table as traditional Cadillac margaritas should. We loved the fig pizza appetizer and the dinner salads were great however, I had the filet, which I usually have, and it was over cooked and the cheese potatoes were not cooked enough. The server was awesome, as they always usually are. I'm sure we will dine there again, but this particular visit was a bit disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Our Waitress, Beth, could not have been better! She provided some of the best service I've received in a restaurant in a long time. This place could use a better wines-by-the-glass list, but that's the only minor complaint I can bring forth. The food was excellent and desert was amazing.

Do yourself a favor and don't miss this restaurant. All will thoroughly enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2015

Love this restaurant! Food is always excellent and the server was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2015

I made reservations for 6 out of town guests and had a lovely dining experience. The food was well prepared, presented well and was delicious. The only negative was the noise. It was pretty loud most of the time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2015

This restaurant appeared to be on a downward spiral a few years ago, with respect to service and food quality. Over the past year or so, they have shown significant improvement in both areas, again making this a good dining destination. My only complaint on the most recent visit is that they allocated all of their tables to large parties, so everyone else was given a booth (no other options). Our party of 4 was given a small semi-circular booth that was too small to dine comfortably.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2015

We have eaten here many times and really like it. It is a beautiful restaurant with many choices depending on what you are in the mood for. Steaks, prime rib, or a burger or salad or soups. The rack of lamb is wonderful. I like the range of choices. Definitely recommend this place! Also it's right off the 57 so it's easy to get to. And parking is easy too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2015

The restaurant was much noisier than anticipated. And that's a shame because the low mood lighting was perfect. But, alas, much too noisy for my liking. Also, they said they couldn't accept our $100 Visa gift card. No explanation was given other than, "Sometimes our system rejects them". Very disappointing and not acceptable. The server, Tom, however was very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2015

Very desirable local restaurant, great food, menu and prices. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 4, 2015

This was our first time at the Cedar Creek Inn -Brea. Very well-done interior; ambient noise was very acceptable (but note that it was a relatively slow Sunday night). Service met expectations. Many different menu choices: we had the prime rib and salmon--both were outstanding. Decent wine list; very limited beer choices (but this is not a beer place). Highly recommend this retaurant; we definitely will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Love the big booth comfortable tables. Nice bar with entertainment for before and after dinner. Food was very good. Server was weak/inexperienced. She needed to go ask others for answers to nearly every question we asked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2015

The food was excellent and our server did a good job for the most part. The downside was that it was a very chilly evening and we were seated at a window which was pretty cold. We had to keep our coats on. My husband let them know we had birthdays at the table when we arrived but the server may have never gotten the message. My husband had to ask a second time for the birthday dessert after we were asked what we would like for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Great food along with great service, made it a perfect place for dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2014

I was disappointed this time, usually have outstanding service. I had to wait 20 mins for a table while I had a OT reservation, the patio room was cold, my second glass Cosmopolitan never came, Lobster bisque soup was cold, my dinner and my spouses (we ordered prime rib) took a very long time which turned out to be PorterHouse steak. It was changed but again more waiting for dinner. Waiter appeared to be flustered, somewhat rude and overwhelmed. The food overall was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Great food, generous portions, great service on a very busy night. Good Job!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Originally tried to make a reservation for New Year's Eve at a different restaurant but couldn't get in. Was the best thing that happened. It was a perfect evening at Cedar Creek. The restaurant was nicely decorated, lighting was perfect and the service and food were terrific, including an excellent creme brulee dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We went on New Years Eve...food, service, and holiday decor could not have been better!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2014

We enjoyed the Saturday brunch. The service was really good and the food good. It was enjoyable being there. The most difficult part was the booking through Open Table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Enjoyed dinner and our server was great. However, we did have to wait approximately 30 minutes even with a reservation. They were seating several large parties that came in after us and our party of 3 was on-time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2014

Excellent establishment for quality food and excellent service. Restaurant staff was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2014

We took our guests out to dinner as a thank you and could not have been happier with the food , service, or atmosphere. They had never been to the Ceder Creek Inn and were surprised at the fast service and the great meal. I'm sure they will come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant except the noise level is way too loud.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2014

We have loved Cedar Creek for years. This parrticular evening, service was great but the food iteself was less than optimal. Things do seem to have changed a bit in quality. I will say they did have a large party so that may have had an impact on the experience. Again, service excellent but house salad, bread and pot roast was lacking. Calamari excellent as always. Best in Orange County.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2014

Our server was very friendly, attentive and efficient. The food was quite good. The calamari appetizer was the best I have had - tender, hot and delicious. We will be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2014

We had a great meal from coconut shrimp to rack of lamb choices. It's true, the coconut cake is a must order! We celebrated my mom's 80th and it was perfect. All of my mom's GF's from high school thought it was wonderful!! Joshua was a great server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2014

The waiter was very patient with some of the high-maintenance demands of my fellow diners. He maintained a friendly and professional demeanor throughout the meal, accommodated special requests (sometimes with a joke - kudos), and checked up on us often enough to not feel neglected but also not feel like he was hovering. Very impressed.

The food proportions were also surprisingly good. Usually higher-priced foods at nicer restaurants equates with small proportions - not the case here. I was pleasantly surprised that people with appetites wouldn't need to supplement their entree with appetizers, dessert, or sides just to feel well-fed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2014

The food, service, and ambience are very nice. I was with a party of 7 in the main restaurant, on a Saturday night. The negative aspect of this restaurant is that is was so noisy that we could barely hear each other. It also seemed that they crammed tables very close together, so that made the conversation even more difficult.
It seems that it could be a romantic place, if there weren't so many people.
I once went for happy hour in the patio, and that was much nicer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2014

My wife and I both had the coffee encrusted NY Steak which was delicious. The other couple with us had the salmon, and the prime rib which were both also memorable. Service was OUTSTANDING, and believe me that's my pet peeve about a lot of restaurants.
My friends and I would not hesitate to go there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2014

I had a combined social/business meeting with an old colleague. Cedar Creek offers just the right combination of comfortable yet delightful ambience as well as delicious food. Who can pass on the coconut shrimp appetizer ( I order this at every visit )? And the bottomless mimosas are a nice touch on the weekends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2014

We enjoyed being together as a family of 7 adults with great food, drinks etc., fine service in a Christmas setting festively decorated. Unforgettable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2014

The service was exceptional. The food was fantastic. One of us has food restrictions and our waitress was so patient and helpful as we worked through the menu. A very special evening for us as we began our holiday festivities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2014

Cedar Creek is close to where I live and it's a beautiful restaurant. I've been here twice now, but I doubt that I will return for a meal. We shared a shrimp cocktail because the menu said it was spicy and had Sriracha sause. Based on that , we were afraid it might be too spicy. There were 3 shrimps and the sauce was "right-out-of-the-jar" bland - no trace of "spicy". I had the Fish & Chips, which was tasteless and, really, I've had better when I've prepared it from frozen. The French fries were undercooked and had no flavor. How do you not get French fries right!! My dinner partner had an end cut prime rib and said it was ok. The coffee was quite good.

It's really too bad, because on paper, this place has it all. I do like eating out and I don't usually regret spending $120 for a nice meal, but this meal was a big disappointment. I hope the Cedar Creek management will read this review and do something about what comes out of the kitchen. Our reservations were for 6:30 pm on Saturday. When we finished at 8:45 pm, the restaurant had a number of empty tables. When we left at 10:00 pm it was empty. I now understand why.

The highlight of the evening was the bar. We didn't intend ending the evening in the bar, but when we were leaving we heard some great live music, so we stopped in for a few drinks. If we return, we both agreed it would be for bar cocktails and music.

[$120 - 4 glasses of house wine; 1 shrimp cocktail; prime rib; fish & chips; 2 coffees]

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2014

Everything about this place is bad except the scenery and the service. The food was not good at all and my co worker told me to never do that again.

We did not finish the appetizer or the main course...it was just bad.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2014

We decided to have a drink in the bar before dinner. The bartender Paula was fantastic. She make sure that our drinks were the best. We were so happy with her, we ate dinner in the bar. Unfortunately, after such great drinks, I don't recall what we ate.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2014

The food wasn't very good. The crab legs were bleh. The french onion soup is alright. Nice ambiance. Won't go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Reservation was for 6 pm which was when we arrived. Got seated at 6:30 pm although MANY other people were seated before us! Don't seem to know how to keep reservations!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We always enjoy the Cedar Creek Inn. We sit in the bar while we wait for dinner and then the dinner service is always excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2014

The good news was that the food was great tasting and lots of it. The two of us enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving feast. great presentation and variety. All good but we could not finish it all. We will enjoy the rest at home.
Bad news is that we got seated half hour after our reservation time. The gals at the front desk were not helpful. Holiday hassles I guess.
Good news is the manager helped make things right.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We enjoyed our meal. A bit loud and dark inside but overall we enjoyed ourselves. OUr waitress was very attentive. $7.00 for a piece of Pumpkin Pie was way to much. Thank good ness the three of us shared it and we did not order 3 we would have been way over budget for our meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2014

The service we received ruined our evening which was our Thanksgiving dinner. We were a crowded party of 5 crammed into a booth. Tables that sat after us were receiving their entrees before we even ordered. Our sever never came around to refill our drinks. We ordered dessert and wanted coffee too but he never offered it & hurried away before we could speak up. Since everything took so long to get, we decided to forget about the coffee. We've gone to Cedar Creek for other holidays such as Mothers Day & Easter but after this, we won't be going back. The food wasn't as good as in the past (it's a set menu on holidays but our food wasn't very hot) & the service was very disappointing. I'm a former server so I'm very easy to serve - I don't ask for much and understand things take time but we really never saw our server. He never even checked back after the food was delivered. We still tipped 25% despite the total lack of service because he was working on a holiday but he did not earn that tip.
Pros: they take reservations & decor is nice.
Cons: food wasn't warm, desserts were dry, service was nonexistent. We were usatisfied and really disappointed about our Thanksgiving meal.

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