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The Cellar - Fullerton CA, Fullerton, CA

The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.7
4.7
2837 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 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

  • Sunday School

    $60.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 8, 2023 only
    In this class we will be discussing arguably the most controversial class of spirit throughout history, Absinthe. This class will include three tasters of different styles of absinthe that demonstrate the diversity of this unique spirit, along with three Cellar Original cocktails featuring absinthe as a key ingredient. The Cocktails will include: The La Fee Absinthe Parisienne, Corpse Reviver #2, St. George Absinthe Verte, Monkey Gland, Kubler Absinthe Superieure, and The Green Beast. We will also be offering a more extensive appetizer menu to pair with this tasting. A private cocktail hour will be held after the class featuring the cocktails discussed in the tasting.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    $94.95 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate the Holidays with us on Christmas Eve, with a multi-course meal in our iconic and beautifully decorated restaurant! For the first course, we will be freaturing a choice between Escargot, Alsatian Cheese Tart or Persimmon & Burrata. For the second course, there will be a choice between, Salad Nicoise or Potato Bisque. For the third course we will be offering, Filet Mignon, Duck Breast, Halibut or Linguini. For dessert you have a choice between, Vanilla Souffle or Peppermint Brownie. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 2-HOUR DINING LIMIT. We hope you'll join us in giving thanks and we look forward to seeing you this holiday season!
  • New Years Eve Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us and celebrate with a four-course meal on New Years Eve! For the first course, we will be freaturing a choice between Pistachio Terrine, Oysters or Poached Asparagus. For the second course, there will be a choice between, Tomato Consommé or Salad Lyonnaise. For the third course we will be offering, Filet Mignon, Risotto alla Pescatora, Gnudi or Pork Loin. For dessert you have a choice between, Chocolate Mousse Cake or Four Petite Dessert Bars. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A 2-HOUR DINING LIMIT. We hope you'll join us in saying goodbye to 2022!

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What 2,837 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Romantic

  • North Orange County

    Best Service

  • North Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • North Orange County

    Romantic

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  1. EM

    EdnaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was OK, a bit salty for me. Also, I know it’s called the cellar, but there just wasn’t enough air going around. You are seated in close proximity to other guests, and some of them can be rather loud. I would recommend being seated in the courtyard for the next visit.
  2. b

    best2bites

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The wine and cocktail choices here are bizarre and of low quality. The server tried convince me their Luxardo brand of Amaretto was equivalent to DiSarono. Well, not a chance. The best vodka they serve is Chopan. The wine by the glass list was horrible. Can you see drinking a Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc with Lobster Bisque. You can buy the exact same wine at Costco for $15 a bottle. The rest of the wine list pretty much sucked too. Fine dining cuisine with a chain restaurant wine list. My escargot had dirt in it which is so unacceptable I spit out 2 of the 8 pieces. Service was on point. Probably won’t go back.
  3. P

    Parrob

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. Our server “Shannon” provided outstanding recommendations and her attentiveness to ensure we had a memorable evening celebrating my wife’s bday.
  4. AB

    AnthonyB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place, good food, unique ambiance, amazing service, and the smoked old fashions were the best I’ve ever had.
  5. RO

    RudyO

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate any occasion. Service is superb, very professional and personable! Very difficult to do but the staff is great at these two services.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It was our first time try last night. The service was wonderful. I wouldn't say the same about the food. The bone marrow was good. But the lobster tail pasta was so messy and sticky all together. The lamb was ok but not matching the price tag. The duck was nothing special! The drink with a big interesting bottle but very little alcohol. For the price total $350 for 4 people, they could do better.
  7. T

    Toni

    Orange County

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    we had Thanksgiving dinner. Service was excellent, and we thank everyone who worked and gave up their Thanksgiving for us. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the food. The salad had no dressing, the vegetarian dish was heavy and doughy, and again, no sauce. This is no up to The Cellar's standards.
  8. c

    carlc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and selection of drinks. Desert was great as well
  9. CM

    ChantalM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! One of the best meals we’ve ever had anywhere. They served us a complimentary crème brûlée and it was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!
  10. SH

    SuzetteH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cellar was absolutely wonderful! We loved the ambiance and the food. It is definitely a place we plan to come back to many times in the future!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience3
    It was all good except we waited a bit too long for the food and I reserved and called for a soecific area 1 month prior and it was not given to my fiancé and I despite the confirming they would since it was 1 month ahead .
  12. F

    Foodseeker

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The steak was excellent. The service was spectacular. The onion soup was disappointing (it was watery & lacked depth of flavor). The creme brulee, while tasty, was a really small portion. The manhattan was also a bit small, but a good mix.
  13. E

    Explorer1

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my Birthday and they made sure it was a wonderful experience especially Shannon.
  14. CZ

    ColleenZ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time we went to The Cellar, though we had heard about it for years. It is exquisite. I am not a cocktail person but went head and had the Everything Nice. It was delicious. The ambience was Frank Sinatra cool. The food was amazing, so much so, it made me put down my fork (or spoon), and relish each bite. Our server was quick, Brit smart, and affable checking in at the right exact moment and saying the exact right thing. We have fallen in love with this restaurant. It was a full experience of delight.
  15. SJ

    ScottJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cannot decide which is best: the Bison or the Filet Mignon. You can’t go wrong with their Original Manhattan. I wish the bar was eight times as large.
  16. M

    Marsh

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wine & food pairing was very enjoyable and an excellent way to celebrate the owner’s 18th year at this establishment.
  17. PD

    PaulD

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Wine Dinner. Food was excellent. Friendly and warm atmosphere. Service was the best.
  18. JA

    JonathanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and place. Food is so delicious. Highly recommended.
  19. b

    bootdoode

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was served lukewarm at best. I could have asked that it be warmed but I was hungry and didn’t want to wait. Other than that we all had a very good evening
  20. D

    Dino

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service excellent food very romantic place for a date or a night out with friends.
  21. LN

    LoanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant, 1st we visited this place. Foods were delicious and presented so nice. It’s really romantic vibe. Love all our course
  22. TH

    TimH

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing!! Gracie our waitress was awesome. Highly recommend for a date night
  23. DR

    DorothyR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love French food, go to the Cellar. It is a special place.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food not so good fish was raw
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was at the cellar tonight with my wife for our 22nd anniversary. The waitress was very polite and prompt everything was great . Except a mentally disabled man walked into the courtyard and stood about 2 feet behind me at my table and was saying some things that I won’t repeat . My wife was scared to to say the least and this man was huge. The restaurant quickly had a employee come out and direct this person elsewhere . And our anniversary meal finished on a good note. I would have easily gave this restaurant 5 stars the food was exceptional , the waitress was perfect ,and the servers were as well. Maybe 1 security officer for the outside shops and courtyard would have helped as this man was standing in the courtyard for quite some time before he approached our table. But I understand the state of our mental health situation in this country at this time and I don’t blame the cellar for this issue so I change my rating from 4 to 5 stars please try this restaurant it is exceptional.
  26. AJ

    AlliJ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. The wait staff was personable. The ambience was very romantic just what I was looking for in an anniversary dinner
  27. JU

    JoelU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, beautiful decor and very professional staff. Will definitely be going back and recommending this place to friends and family.
  28. G

    Gabmax

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Waited all these years to try this place. Nice atmosphere. Could be so good. However, none of our food was good. Overpriced crap. Tasteless. Unfortunate.
  29. TC

    TeresaC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance! Service was excellent. Will be back soon!
  30. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food excellent. A great atmosphere for fine dining.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall a very enjoyable experience: great service, tasty food, and unique ambiance. Definitely will come back again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Drinks were great. Only complaint was the ribeye. The fat hadn’t rendered down so made for a very chewy steak
  33. MR

    MRMW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing location for our anniversary meal. Excellent food, stunning service and the ambience was perfect. We felt so fancy and as we were in our own private hideaway. Highly recommend.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to The Cellar with a friend for their Halloween brunch and the food and service were both exquisite. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to do it again next year! They also have a fabulous Happy Hour for anyone who likes to lighten the load after work.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just attended the Halloween experience and it was fabulous. The food was delicious. Everything was on time. The temperature was wonderful. The ambience was great and the cocktails were out of this world. The only criticism I could give was the music was super low and I think it would’ve created more of an experience if we could hear the music just a little bit more as it was Halloween themed and it would’ve added to the experience.
  36. CC

    CherylC

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Excellent time -- 2nd year in a row and will do it again!
  37. T

    Toni

    Orange County

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Cellar has wonderful food. Service is,amazing. They also remember their client's favorites. Wonderful for special occasions.
  38. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was perfect cozy and delicious Birthday dinner. The drinks were incredible and food was very good.
  39. TM

    TessM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Romantic, intimate, classy and unique. Cocktails are delicious!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at The Cellar last night. Old Fashion drinks were great as was the Escargot and Caesar salad. We shared a filet had no regrets. I was fun people watching and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We are going back soon for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Cellar - Fullerton CA is rated 4.7 stars by 2837 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 25 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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