The Cellar - Fullerton CA

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2225 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Patrons will find themselves enjoying fine French cuisine while comfortably seated in soft velvet-backed chairs upholstered in rich mellow leather and surrounded by a dimly lit interior. 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!

Join us for a full dining experience, or simply stop by for some of the best cocktails in Orange County and perhaps a small plate or two!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always outstanding as well as their food! Love the cocktails!

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TerryH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Luis and he was great. Actually, I’ve never had anything but excellent service there. We ordered the lobster bisque, the Chateaubriand for two, and creme brûlée, all our favorite things and it was all amazingly delicious. The only thing to warn about—the Chateaubriand takes a while to fix, so either order it as soon as you get there or have an appetizer while you wait. This place is expensive (for us) but we’ve always gone there for a special treat. This time we had a gift card.

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CathyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but expensive. It had a wonderful ambience.

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vipAbby1Love
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Great service, food was just ok, a bit salty for my taste. Place is dark and cozy with great wine and drink selection. Not sure if this place is on my return visit list.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Andrew and he was exceptional. Incredibly courteous, informative, friendly, and funny. He also made great recommendations. The cellar has a really nice ambiance and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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JanetE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The salmon was sitting in an oily sauce with no flavor, way too much butter. It would have been nice to have vegetables served with the meals instead of mashed potatoes or starch with everything. Absolutely NO substitutions allowed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Alex was an excellent server. He remembered us from a year ago, and that was our only time being there. Food was perfect. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Andrew pina was the best. It was our first time there and man. Everything was delicious. We didn’t know what to get and we ask some recommendations from Andrew and he did not steer us wrong. Never has escargot and wow delicious. We will be back

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RaymondR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

On this visit, I'm not sure if the bar and the kitchen we're understaffed or just poorly staffed. We waited a very long time for our cocktails and the food as plated was not what was described on the menu. When we pointed this out we were told that they were out of some of the ingredients. Some of the items serve to us we're also served cold. Our server did a very good job of taking care of us throughout the meal. She also stated she didn't understand what was taking so long for our cocktails to be delivered or why they were out of ingredients. It was a shame to have what was expected to be a nice meal turn out so poorly.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was just dreadful. Everything was room temperate (not hot) the New York strip was cooked awfully. The steak was very chewy, undercooked, borderline cold. the only good item was the soufflé for dessert.

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vipDaveU
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place! It's been 35 years since our last visit and it's as charming as ever. Great service and an incredible Chateaubriand. The wine list was very well priced and while not large there were ample choices.

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CharlesR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Party of 6, 2 tables down acted like they owned the Place extremely loud, and were CATERED to as we had to wait on water, food bread etc , I would have spoken to manager, but my wife did not want me to say anything as it was..... our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy B took fantastic care of us and we look forward to returning. We took part in Valentines Day menu and each course was amazing. I hope they consider adding scallops back on the regular menu, they were prepared to perfection and melted in your mouth.