The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.6
2348 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!

PLEASE NOTE: We are only seating guests outside in the courtyard above the restaurant. Touch-less temperatures will be take upon arrival and masks are required at all times when not seated at your table. Also, due to limited seating, tables are preassigned. Although, we will always try to accommodate any requests. Furthermore, while we do have heaters we strongly suggest you dress warm. Feel free to bring a blanket to ensure a cozy dinner!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2348 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seeing as it was closed due to the pandemic we did not actually get to eat here. Being able to say we have a reservation at the cellar was amazing on its own. 11/10 would recommend

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Elena
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary and it was so beautiful and romantic. Due to Covid restrictions many nice restaurants have the dining experience in parking lots and personally, I feel it ruins the romance and not worth the price. The cellar has outdoor dining in the open quad area and it did not disappoint. The service was amazing, and the food was delicious. It felt like we were vacationing elsewhere so I would definitely return!

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vipPUBLIC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have the owner contact me (626) 347-8656. Things need to get better here.

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Sunny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went Saturday night for my wife’s birthday along with another couple. The service was extremely slow, they were out of the bottle of wine we chose....and worst of all was the French onion soup. It is as clearly watered down so as to get them through the last night. After tasting that, we were not going to risk what the entrees might come out as. Asked the server for the check and left for restaurant across the street.

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DeepakV
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar is always a pleasure to go to. They always have great service, food and drinks. One of the best restaurants to go to for a anniversary, birthday or even just to relax and enjoy your a afternoon or night.

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demac
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster bisque ever. Wonderful drinks and attentive service

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JUNEL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The service was a little slow but it was Thanksgiving and we were not in a rush. Food was excellent. Plan on going back at Christmas. Our server Andrew was awesome.

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RochelleA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving lunch. Ambiance was great. Service excellent.

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KelseyR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are always outstanding. I got the escargot, side of brussel sprouts, and french onion soup. All were delicious! At first we were sat on the outskirt table where it was cold and dark, shortly after we were moved closer to a heater without asking and were very pleased. I love a place that anticipates needs prior to me asking!

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ColeenB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinnner with great food. Good attention to COVID safe practices

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Took my wife there for her birthday and was very disappointed with the service and over 6 minutes of wait time before someone came to our table which kind of killed the mood for the rest of the night. It didn't seem too busy at the time also. We were excited to eat here even though it was an outdoor setting. So after a great day we had, we ended up with a bad birthday night.

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service during Covid. Waiter was amazing and knowledgeable. Glad to see there are still professionals doing their best during these hard times

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FH562
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The waiter was not attentive to guest seated on outer tables. Waited about 10 mins to be served and had to ask a host to be served. Food is great!

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vipivank
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We chose that restaurant because of its menu ( online ). We were very disappointed to see that the menu had been highly reduced. I get that it is Covid time but a website update would avoid issues like that. Food was ok but not great. Service was ok but not great...

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DeLayneB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for my birthday. It was an overall lovely experience. The food was great and our server Andrew was excellent. We love the beauty inside the Cellar but because of Covid we experienced their outside dining in the courtyard, which was spectacular.

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ArjaneA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aileen was so gracious and awesome. She truly made the anniversary of my first date memorable.

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there Took wife for b-day. The food was amazing. Our waitress, Ilene was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. The atmosphere was laidback and the old jazz standards playing in the background was the icing on the cake. Cannot wait for an opportunity to take our closest friends there to share the experience.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roxy our server was outstanding with recommendations on alcoholic beverages. The rest of the staff was amazing as well. The cellar has some of the best drinks I have ever had. I wish they had more cocktails on their menu. That wasn't an issue at all because the bartender was able to recreate some of the cocktails they had in their previous menu. I wish I lived closer so I could become a regular and keep having those delicious drinks!

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GiselS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall atmosphere of this restaurant was so romantic, it was the best place me and my boyfriend have been to for a date night! The service was amazing not to mention the food we ordered as well. We had the lobster bisque that I highly recommend everyone to try once you visit this beautiful place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the food was delicious; melts in your mouth. Our waiter, Alex made sure we were taken care of. He was very attentive, made great suggestions and was very polite. The atmosphere was very cozy and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful waiter provided the best customer service. Food was delicious but I wished that it was not indoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I did not have a pleasant experience. Overpriced food. Not tasteful. Drinks were good. But that was basically it. Was very disappointed. Service to get your food was absolutely slow.

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Ames
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Cellar is a really nice place, definitely a good date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife checked this place out and was pleasantly surprised how great everything was. Food, service, and drinks were all top notch. Id highly recommend the Cellar to anyone looking for a peaceful quiet intimate dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Meal arrived cold. Bill was incorrect had to be corrected. Noise from bar up above could be heard... thumping/base sound. Drink was bad. All the food was overwhelmingly loaded with pepper. Steak was undercooked. Portion of steak was ridiculous for the price! Service was very slow. On a positive note, the Lobster Bisque soup was delicious! Should have just had that for dinner.

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JourdinK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bread! The filet mignon meal for two was the best steak my partner and I have ever had.

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Mariposite
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar always delivers! Perfect food, perfect cocktails (did I mention the cocktails?!) and what a place! If you haven't tried it, GO! Make a reservation (it's easy), because seating is limited due to standard covid precautions.

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HeatherD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved spending Halloween night at The Cellar. Would go again.
The portions were perfect and everything tasted amazing.
Our server was so sweet and kind.

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The ambiance and date was great but the food vs price was definitely not worth it. The food had no flavor but the employees were all very lovely.

5 stars for a fantastic staff and ambiance, 1 star for food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for our 10th wedding anniversary.

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TaylorR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my date had a blast here, great drinks, food and the service was awesome. It’s not cheap, everything adds up pretty fast but luckily my date paid for everything.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food, the ambiance. Our server, Eileen was so fantastic! We are going to recommend to everything. Thank you for an amazing anniversary dinner

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Brian
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar is my new favorite restaurant. The ambiance is off the charts. The Disney employees that put this little underground place together in 1969, were, well, Disneyland experience motivated. The Lobster Bisque soup is the best soup I've ever tried, and I am over 70, so I have tried lots of different soups. The flavor, and the actual lobster pieces in the soup were great. The Filet Mignon I had was a 10 out of 10. I explained the way I wanted it cooked, and it arrived exactly as I requested, and it was as good as any I have ever had, and I have tried many steaks in 70 years! If you have never tried the Cellar, you should....

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and 1 year anniversary of our first date. The cellar has such a special ambiance to it. This was our first date and my birthday and what a magnificent experience. The duck was amazing as was the salmon. The martinis with hand stuffed blue cheese olives are dangerously addictive. The cellar has become a regular treat for either of our birthdays and of course our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason is an amazing bartender ! Very knowledgeable and attentive to detail definitely coming back

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Blanca
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff were very kind and helpful. Will visit again.

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ColbyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

What draws people to the cellar isn't necessarily the expensive, yet delicious, meals or the tasty drinks but the unique atmosphere of dinging below ground in a dimly lit romantic setting. We were very disappointed when we forced to sit outside in the Spanish plaza which is shared with other restaurants, and can hear the Spanish music mixed with the Cellars music. Our service also seemed to not be top notch which is expected with a $150+ meal for (2) people. Overall the food and drinks were nothing to complain about but not getting the full experience yet paying for the full experience seems cheapened. Perhaps an alternate menu for people sitting above ground may make up for the being inconvenienced and not getting the full experience that the Cellar is expected to offer. (To note this occurred on 10/24/2020 during Covid-19 restrictions but no notice was sent or given to me regarding that it would be outside seating which The Cellar has never offered in the past as previously noted the charm of the Cellar is the below ground romantic atmosphere not the shared Spanish plaza.)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! And it was so nice to eat outside. Our waiter Louis was truly amazing!

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Kelly422
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar never disappoints. Always pleasant and courteous staff, and wonderful food. It’s a little different these days with the pandemic, but still very enjoyable. We had our temperature taken and wore masks until we were seated. Our server was wonderful and our dinner delicious. We started with cocktails from the very talented bartender and then had lobster bisque, which is heavenly. We also had the cellar salad, and then on to the filet mignon and puff pastry salmon. We also took advantage of their Wine Wednesdays that have select wines for half the price. We topped it off with a chocolate soufflé. It was all very, very good.

FAQs

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 2348 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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