The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.6
2541 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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Jamestheacguy1
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, the service was great and our experience overall was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable first experience! Great service! Would recommend to anyone for any occasion, we plan on returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Wairess was horrible. Never checked on us after we got our food.. my daughters meal wY to oily. Waitress never came back to table and finally brought the check without even moving our plates .

This is not fine dining. Manager never got back to us after we sent email and called.

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Anonymous68
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and it I have to say it was perfect! The whole dining experience is about 2 hours and all timed perfectly. We were never rush though a part of our meal nor were we waiting unnecessarily. The food and service is well worth the prices. We will definitely be back.

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Ilovelongbeach63
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent.

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OsvaldoG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would have given this place a 3 but our server was very attentive and kept checking on us. The food was delicious but it took 1 hour and 40 minutes to get it. Seemed a little ridiculous. The server did keep us informed and luckily my wife and I had a good conversation going.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and the atmosphere is enchanting. Unfortunately, due to COVID, all seating for dining is in the courtyard for now. The regular downstairs dining room is absolutely amazing. They do however make the most of the courtyard. It was wonderful to enjoy such a great meal in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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LanceR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, excellent service and good drinks. This the my go to place when i’m in town.

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danielr
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for anniversary. This place made our day special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi bebe and I had the BEST dining experience!!

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Suminwon
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food and romantic setting!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & great service!

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vipBarry
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Stephanie, was excellent and the food was wonderful. Dinner took two a little over two hours, but we weren't in a hurry.

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HappyInSA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have strict dietary restrictions and I called the restaurant after making reservations. They were very accomodating and made a notation on my reservation. My wife and I were celebrating her birthday and i had requested a private table in a corner booth and they sat us in this very quite area in a cozy booth away from everyone. The atmosphere was very sleek. Dark, elegant and had a speak easy feel to it. Very romantic! And our waitress, Stephanie was amazing. Very friendly, again, very accommodating and you could tell she loved her job. The food was incredible. I had a customized version of the pheasant with asparagus. My wife had the venison with squared potatoes in a delicious sauce. The mixed drinks were fun and you certainly have to have more than one. It was a very pleasant experience and we will certainly go back again.

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vipTheWanderingFoody
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with drinks in the bar with crisp refreshing gin gimlets. The ambiance was intimate and comfortable. We then moved to the dining area where the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our waitress suggested a new bibb lettuce salad that was just added to the menu and I was not disappointed. It was very flavorful. The table order 4 different items, duck, fish of the day (sea bass), pheasant, and filet. All were spectacular and when I dine there next, it will be a hard choice which to order again. We ended the meal with the Cellar's trademark souffles. You pick a base of either chocolate or vanilla and then select your sauce. I had a chocolate souffle with a salted caramel sauce. It was absolutely spectacular.

My only disappointment of the entire evening was that we were seated in front of the kitchen entrance/exit and it was a bit noisy each time the door open. All in a wonderful evening.

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vipEJS901
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. So many different dishes it requires multiple visits. Food was excellant service wonderful and craft Cocktails tasty. This resturant is for serious diners where price is not a concern. A very romantic atmosphere and all in all one of my top 10 dining experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary.

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Brock
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in an old school “fancy” dining restaurant! Great for a date you want to impress! Especially if they appreciate throwback vibes, Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride and classic cocktails. A special and very unique restaurant that I hope keeps on going for many more decades to come!!

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CurtisR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for our anniversary for the past 3 years. The steak is the best we've had in all of Southern California. The service is top notch and ambience is rustic and romantic. I would recommend The Cellar to anyone and everyone!

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JulieL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The service was completely 100% on point. Such a great experience

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BrittneyN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. I surprised my husband for a date night. It was the perfect ambiance and the food was delicious. We had such a great time conversing with the sommelier. He helped us pick the perfect wine to compliment out dinner. Overall, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.

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BernieM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed. This is by far my favorite restaurants/bar to celebrate any occasion.

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DebSmith
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Great food superb service awesome view.

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JimB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great interesting food such as venison, duck, steak. Service was fine. Nice bar. The desert soufflé was a bit over done. We had a great time!

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TwikiKid
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was mine & my wife’s second time here, the first was when I proposed to her. This go round was to celebrate our 11th anniversary and it was as great as the first. Food, drinks, service, overall experience was top notch.

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ErnieT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant great atmosphere. Excellent service and food! A

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vipFrancesC
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Never tried the food, after waiting 1 hour & 45 min for dinner we left. They ruined our anniversary dinner. :-( The server (Luis) nice guy but clueless, didn't even care that we waited so long for our dinner. His reply to us "it happens".... that's when we walked out. walked over to the Mulberry Restaurant and had a very late dinner but very good and less the price of The Cellar.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to The Cellar as a recommendation from my Uber driver. The food was AMAZING. The ambiance was very romantic and the service was phenomenal! I enjoyed everything about this restaurant. No complaints here.

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CandiceH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters, husband and yes-children- made reservations for 5:30 at the cellar 2 weeks in advance on open table. I had to use my card to hold the reservation.
We ordered a lot of food and the service was great in addition to the ambiance and music.
All our food was fantastic from the truffle mac and cheese, to the pheasant, pork chop, duck, salmon and finally the venison. We all decided the venison was the most impressively executed and were astonished at how it had zero gamey flavor while it melted in your mouth. Beef cannot compare.
I had the lobster bisque which was excellent and yes, it had lobster in it, the bread basket was OK, I would have preferred French bread or a baguette sliced.
The souffles at the end were phenomenal. My husband ate his too quickly for me to ask for a bite, I had the seasonal peach and pear sauce in mine which was fantastic. I dont normally eat so much and was very full near the end of the meals. My sisters, who are no strangers to very fine dining, are going to bring their husbands back because they were so impressed. They live put of the area so will actually be planning a visit just for the Cellar.
We did not find the service slow at all but having children likely motivated the staff to feed us quickly and get us out. We came early to ensure we would be out by date night time. I suggest coming early for quickest service.

I will be back with my husband for sure, we really appreciated all the details and the very delicious meals.

We had to look for this place a little and parking was tough, otherwise, perfect experience.

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IsabelN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. Andrew Was is our server it’s been so long since we had a great server who knew the restaurant enjoyed their job and did such a wonderful and caring job very helpful very nice. We also learned about the cellar restaurant history which was great even told us a quick story. We also never had to look for service for he would always come by an ask we’re doing even though we knew he was busy with other tables. It’s a beautiful restaurant unique different which made it special. Definitely will return I just learned they have a happy hour I love the bar area the drinks were all great ! Thank you Also everyone in their employees were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

When we first arrived at the cellar, we were greeted and escorted to our table. My wife and I were sat at a corner table that looked like it had been put together by the staff to maximize the restaurant’s occupancy. In addition to our table being crammed into a tiny space in the corner of the restaurant. The noise level was unbelievably loud, louder than usual. As we waited for our food, fruit flies could be seen circling our table and our drinks. I understand things are starting to open up once again, but restrictions and precautions should be made to preserve the health and well-being of the restaurant’s consumer. Although, our experience wasn't completely horrible. Our food was cooked to perfection and our service was excellent.

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NoelZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had. Everything was just perfection. Will definitely be going back.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time and was a treat! Great ambience and service. Love the location and was a great surprise to the wife who was born and raised in OC

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DouglasS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had. The staff were superb! My friend recommended The Cellar for our Anniversary and it did not disappoint. We will return.

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Nora
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! We were celebrating our 15 year Anniversary, our waiter Luis gave us top notch service, very accommodating, attentive and helpful with our selection. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Incredible food with romantic atmosphere, whether you eat inside or out in the patio. We've had their steak and pork chops, both were incredible! Highly recommend this place.

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome as always when we have come to eat here. Bone marrow was amazing and made our anniversary special!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Customer service was great. Food was terrible. We expect better for the pricing of the food. Uneven cook on the steak, bland Mac n cheese (truffle). Food took over and 1hr 40mins to be served after seating.

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vipLove2eat
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our 1st time here to the cellar. Won’t be the last. It’s got old school charm like you e stepped back in time with the leather booths. Food was delicious, cocktails were delicious and my date was over the top. Service could have been better. She was good, not great. A few things we requested she never returned with, but we made the best of it.

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AlejandroL
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and left very satisfied. We were celebrating our anniversary and the service was great, not to mention the food... which was just delicious! Kudos to the personnel for their excellent service and professionalism, specially to our server, Andrew, whom went above and beyond to make us and our friends feel as VIPs.

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The Cellar - Fullerton CA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 525-5682.

The Cellar - Fullerton CA is rated 4.6 stars by 2541 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.

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