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The Cellar - Fullerton CA, Fullerton, CA

The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.7
4.7
2772 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
In 1969, artistic craftsmen of Disneyland fame created a romantic rendezvous in the cellar of the old California Hotel. The Cellar is the perfect setting for an intimate and romantic evening of fine dining. Intimate and cozy, the dining room is elegant amid structured arches and cave-like walls, decorated with wine casks and silver lanterns. Culinary excellence abounds with only the finest and freshest foods prepared in a lighter version of classical French cuisine and finely crafted cocktails which set a benchmark for all of Southern California!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar and Lounge Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 525-5682

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Rosales

  • Catering

    The Cellar is the premium catering vendor for The Villa Del Sol. If you are interested in having The Cellar host your event, please email chefscott@cellardining.com

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy our intimate main dining space, secluded Grotto area, or our upstairs private room surrounded by wine from the decades. Dining with intentionality.

  • Private party contact

    Events@cellardining.com: (714) 525-5682

  • Neighborhood

    Fullerton

  • Cross street

    Harbor and Wilshire Blvd.

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of Free parking in the general area. Please know Wilshire is partially closed. From Harbor Blvd., please head West on Amerige, turn right on Malden, then right on Wilshire to park near the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • "Mischief Morning" The Cellar Halloween Brunch

    $79.99 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 30, 2022 only
    On Sunday October 30, The Cellar will be hosting a Halloween Brunch. Join us if you dare in the basement of the historic Villa del Sol in celebration of Halloween. We will be offering a three course pre-fix menu, with choices for each course. Our cooks will be battling the creatures of the night to prepare for you such delicious affair that even the darkest of spirits will be lifted away in ecstasy! As for cocktails our bartenders will be stirring up some of the most delicious brews that will be sure to make you wonder if witches and wizards really do exist. We hope you will join us for this fun-full event where costumes are encouraged.
  • Amici Cellars Dinner

    $99.99 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 6, 2022 only
    Join us for a beautiful evening showcasing various wines from Amici Cellars. We will be serving a four course meal with wine pairings for each course. Vanessa Goldenson from Amici Cellars will be our host and will guide us through the pairings and showcase what Amici is all about.

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What 2,772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • North Orange County

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  1. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful way to spend our first anniversary! Thank you! Highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service, and a wonderful setting for a great date night!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Booked this place for my husbands birthday dinner who is a chef and this place did not disappoint. Would come back again if we are back in town
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and great service from the waitress
  5. MB

    MicheleB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and all I can say was it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back!
  6. J

    Jake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, drinks were great, food was better
  7. TB

    TheBeeKeeper

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our wedding anniversary, loved the food from the bread,the wine, cheese board. Had the 16oz ribeye it was perfect my wife had the 10oz tenderloin both cooked to our liking and beautiful sear. Will come back for any excuse now :) sorry I'd love to post the photos of the food but wife has it on her phone.
  8. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luis our sever was knowledgeable on everything down to the wine list!! Thank you for that!! Made us feel special for our anniversary date night! We will be back for sure!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Initially difficult to find but amazing food, ambiance, service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time here. Will definitely return
  11. JC

    JoseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet mignon and duck were amazing. This is a restaurant i will be coming back too!
  12. DR

    DennisR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm normally not the kind of person to enjoy "expensive" restaurants. I generally find that they don't live up to the hype and aren't worth the money, however, in this case, I would say The Cellar not only lives up to its hype but perhaps exceeds it. The food was delicious and portion sizes, while small of course, were generous compared to most other restaurants of this quality. Our server, Loren, was attentive as you'd expect, but was also warm and funny. He made sure we were taken care of without being obtrusive. Overall, I wasn't just satisfied with our dinner - I was pleased. Take it from me, that's saying something. =)
  13. BA

    BrianA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, the service was excellent and the ambiance was so unique.
  14. JA

    JessicaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was great. Overall great experience!
  15. a

    alanh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cellar was a very pleasant surprise. The decor/atmosphere purportedly inspired by a Disney Imagineer was warm and enjoyable. The service was very attentive, knowledgeable, and timely. The menu was thoughtful, enticing and well prepared: venison, aged tender pork chop and shrimp tortellini, etc. The wine list was concise, thoughtful and covered a range of price points; The Bourdeaux was particularly reasonable. We live in Florida but will be going back to the Cellar at least twice in 2023.
  16. JR

    JackiR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Cellar offers an elevated dining & cocktail experience.
  17. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and dining environment. A little strict on not arriving too early.
  18. DM

    DannyMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first foray into The Cellar, which is aptly named. Parking was a breeze (or we were just lucky). The entrance was through a little walkway and down a steep flight of stairs. The ambiance dark and moody. The waitstaff were friendly, personable and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our dining experience, which was spaced and unhurried.
  19. DJ

    DamienJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience for an anniversary. Service was superb and ambience was romantic. Definitely coming back.
  20. JV

    JenniferV

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled upon this restaurant and couldn’t have been more pleased. Everything about it was great. Highly recommend filet and salmon.
  21. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit in many years. Food was as good as I remember. We will be back soon.
  22. RV

    RandyV

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    absolutely fantastic atmosphere, and service. had a booth which was terrific. Food selection was a bit light, particularly the fish choices, which we would have preferred. Overall very enjoyable
  23. d

    dsr1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great, we really liked the Salmon dish..We really would like to see at-least one chicken entree and one veg appetizer in the menu. The drinks were good as well! The ambiance was good and it was difficult to locate the restaurant. Inside we felt it was kind of hot and muggy, may be it requires good air circulation. Also there was too much noise and the tables were really close to each other, which means you cant really have private conversation. Overall it was good may be bit pricier for the ambience and food!
  24. KO

    KarenO

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic restaurant experience. You need reservations.
  25. PO

    PattyO

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was nothing special, the portions were small. It didn’t live up to a 50 year reputation. We will not return.
  26. D

    Dodo

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent, the steak is amazing but the mac and cheese not as much. The corkage fee is very high. I did not get to experience the inside we sat on the patio.
  27. F

    Fran

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the evening and grateful my special diet request was accommodated. My husband enjoyed the fillet mignon but my daughter found the bisque too strong (she got sensitive tummy, too) and unable to eat her porkchop but when we got home and she felt better, she enjoyed her take-home. The Cellar team was great and the outdoor dining was lovely.
  28. C

    Connie

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful and so was the food we had duck and escargot.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Luis G was outstanding.
  30. AK

    AmyK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice service! Amazing place! My friend and I really enjoyed dinner last night.
  31. JC

    JCVelez

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always great, food is delicious with generous portions, and the ambiance is first rate. Will continue to come here with my wife for memorable dinners.
  32. C

    Casler

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible surprise! Our waiter Lauren was astounding, along with rest of staff. Top end drinks that were unique and complete taste sensations. The food from soup to main meals were truly top class and most surprising and unexpected was the ambiance in "The Cellar"!
  33. LF

    LorrainF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of our monthly dinner dates. We chose The Cellar this time. Great experience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great over all experience. When they called at 3 to verify the reservation I told them our plan to come at 5 for pre dinner cocktails in the bar, which I was told great! See you then, only to arrive to a very loud private event that was supposed to end at 5 but didn’t. In fact the bar had a very large group around it. We ended up in the dining room at our table for drinks. Had we been told there was an event that would keep us out of the bar we would have skipped pre dinner drinks.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    So totally disappointed in the food. I had been looking forward to what has been touted as over the top for years. Last night was one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. The French onion soup was beyond over salted. However, I will give kudos for the lobster bisque…very yummy. The sea bass with potatoes augratin and grilled zucchini was covered in spaghetti sauce WHY!! Totally ruined the whole meal. Seriously, no one ever covers sea bass in spaghetti sauce unless they are trying to cover up the inability of poor cooking. Brussel sprouts were sadly soggy and the venison was lacking at best. The only saving grace was our server. She was over the top attentive and accommodating. Sad to say we will not be returning.
  36. NI

    NicoleI

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have ever been too !!! A++++👍✨
  37. SC

    SharleneC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd time back and in celebration of our anniversary. We specified an intimate booth which we got. From last time we really enjoyed the happy hour menu and was hoping to do the same this time. Booked the reservation so we can do that but was disappointed that the bar was closed off for a private party. So we couldn’t get happy hour unless you sit at the bar but you couldn’t sit at the bar because of the private party? It made no sense.
  38. RE

    REStr

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, great staff. We sat in back booths and it was very stuffy with poor air circulation. Charcuterie, Venison and Filet were superb. Salmon was mediocre. We would go back but maybe sit in main restaurant area.
  39. MT

    MichaelT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We love this place. Wonderful service and food.
  40. JT

    JoseT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. The food was unbelievable, wine was good and service fantastic as usual.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Cellar - Fullerton CA is rated 4.7 stars by 2772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Cellar - Fullerton CA

305 North Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor and Wilshire Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Fullerton

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar and Lounge Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is plenty of Free parking in the general area. Please know Wilshire is partially closed. From Harbor Blvd., please head West on Amerige, turn right on Malden, then right on Wilshire to park near the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Rosales

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 525-5682

  • Catering

    The Cellar is the premium catering vendor for The Villa Del Sol. If you are interested in having The Cellar host your event, please email chefscott@cellardining.com

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy our intimate main dining space, secluded Grotto area, or our upstairs private room surrounded by wine from the decades. Dining with intentionality.

  • Private party contact

    Events@cellardining.com: (714) 525-5682

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