The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.7
2434 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 aware of the CDC Guidance, however as required by the current State Mandate, we still require guests to wear masks when not seated. As soon as we get the green light by the Cal. Dept. of Health and Gov. Newsom we will be upholding these requirements. Due to limited seating of 25%, we can not guarantee in-door requests, however we always try to accommodate. Please request when making reservations.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2434 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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PatrickC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since the COVID-19 restrictions were implemented. The service was excellent, Drinks were on par but a little small. The food was excellent and service was excellent. Recommend it to anyone who wants to get out and have a relaxing dinner.

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BDeuph
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food was amazing and drinks were fantastic! The steak sandwich is a hidden gem!

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Faith
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been some time since I've dined at The Cellar. This time did not disappoint. Our server, Alex, was excellent. The food was outstanding. We ate outside and the ambiance was perfect. It was an excellent way to celebrate a birthday. I highly recommend it!

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ACJC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Alyse
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to go to when I want to be a little fancy and get away from the business of life. Very beautiful, classy and muted ambiance that is a great spot for a nice date. And the FOOD. Their duck and elk was the best food I've ever bought at a restaurant and their drinks are now my favorite, and I'd recommend it above any other bar for craft cocktails. The service is always phenomenal. Just top tier place all around. Would 10000/10 recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a good place for dating. Good service, and good food. The steak sandwich is worth to wait.

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

Such an amazing establishment. Food was properly cooked and served above my expectations. Our server was amazing. Best customer service I have ever experienced at an food establishment. Would recommend this place to anyone I know. 10/10

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Logan
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent time at the Cellar. The food was great and the whole dinner was amazing

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CynthiaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! MY MOM CAN'T STOP RAVING ABOUT IT. DEF COMING BACK. SERVICE WAS AMAZING. INTERIOR WAS AWESOME.
JUST PREPARED TO DROP A PRETTY PENNY FOR A NICE MEAL.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table. Alex the server was amazing. Food was great and the barman delighted me with a fabulous cocktail based on my very vague description of what I wanted. Hands down one of the best times I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing lobster bisque, the courtyard was very nice but I’d love to go back to dine inside the cellar. Great experience and can’t wait to come again.

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AngelaK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we got to the restaurant we were pleasantly surprised. The host greeted us warmly and took us immediately to our table. We had an awesome server, Andrew, that took great care of us all evening. He made some great recommendations and when I didn’t love my cocktail, he brought out something else for me to try. The strawberry salad, lobster bisque, duck and châteaubriand for two were amazing!!! The salmon and escargot were also very nice. We look forward to our next dining experience there!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Long wait times, and

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice quite escape from the everyday running around. We lost track of time. Drinks and food were excellent. Our server Alex made our experience even better. He knew the menu and made some great recommendations for food and drinks. Lobster bisque was amazing. Definitely will go again very soon

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JosephC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, great food and great staff. My wife and I had the perfect time for her bday there.

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EntropyM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and a cool vibe. Drinks were excellent, serves was fist class, but I wasn't a fan of thier food. Dishes were under seasoned.

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MichaelL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is classy and the service is personal. I recommend their duck and the drink called, The Raven.

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vipRetired
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! First time back since closing inside dining. Wonderful evening and food!!

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MelissaN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing, we loved the romantic ambiance. So much better sitting inside verses outside. Food was delicious.

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Rogers
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a quiet romantic evening. Service team was welcoming, knowledgeable, and very prompt.

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RainyDayPeers
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. Andrew our server went above and beyond with service and recommendations that were amazing. The atmosphere was perfect for a romantic night on the town with my wife. Highly recommend this spot to anyone looking to have a great time.

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Elliquinn
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Cellar and I was duly impressed. from the single giant square cubes for the drinks at the bar to the outstanding service and delicious food, I was not disappointed. The timing of the service was excellent- we were there about 3.5 hours. I cannot recommend this place enough and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came for our anniversary. Enjoyed the ambience. Blue Velvet cocktail was delicious. Loved the extra touch of your logo on the ice cube. Meals were tasty. Soufflé was delicious. Want to come back to try the tiki drinks. The menu in the table didn’t give us the full list of drinks available so I’ll need to come back.
Eileen was our server very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice experience..

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NadiaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food drinks and everything is really good

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vipKellyM
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place for date night... waiter was knowledgeable and engaging. Fun history and reliable food options.

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HenryH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar was a great dining experience. I had not been there for at least twenty years and it was great this past weekend as it was back then. Thanks.

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Angie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. Great food, friendly staff overall great experience.

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate you joining us!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to have a special meal at a special location. The Cellar offered us both! They were good enough to seat us in a special booth (I won’t spoil the surprise for you!!) and our waiter Luis told us the rich history of the cellar and was very attentive and all around top notch.

We will be returning soon, the chateaubriand was excellent as well as the cocktails. They made the best old fashioned I’ve ever had.

Highly recommend!!!!

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for choosing us for such a special occasion. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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AngelaRadLove
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Luis was exceptional. Very personable and made sure we were kept abreast of our order. The cuff was fantastic as well. Mad respects to the crew that night, and it was a delightful surprise to have the creme brulee at the end of the night.

Looking forward to celebrating our anniversary again next year (and everything else in between).

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your evening went. I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Luis and the entire Cellar Family! Cheers!

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JeremyW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALex I believe was our server and he was great. The ambiance was amazing- the food was sooooo good that I ordered a second bowl of the bisque. I absolutely want to return.

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us, Jeremy!

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JosephF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable evening

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Cheers!

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DreaT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my mother's birthday. Everything was great! We'll be coming back very soon :)

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us, and Happy Birthday to our Mom! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself, and that your mom was able to enjoy her special day! We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers!

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

Service was excellent. Health and safety protocols were followed strictly. Staff were warm and welcoming. Food was exquisite and overall experience was very memorable.

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

We appreciate your support and truly thank you for taking the time to let us know about your evening. We hope to see you again! Cheers!

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TheonlyMelB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place. Foood was great. Drinks were amazinnnnngggggg!!

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you, Mel! I'm happy to hear you really enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers!

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BriceF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The service was impeccable, as always, and the food never disappoints.

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Cheers, Brice! Thank you for your continued support!

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vipMichaelB
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had sadly been several years since the last visit, but it was as good as ever. The service was top notch and the filet and duck were outstanding. Definitely try some of the cocktails, they are will worth it!

The Cellar - Fullerton CA
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thank you for your support, Michael. We truly appreciate it. I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to our Cellar Family! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wow! Amazing everything! Will be back!

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CTran
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Cellar is a unique experience. This was our first time dining here celebrating birthday after a long shut down due to covid19 pandemic. The food was good overall even though a little salty with some of the dishes. Service was good. The place is ambient and the music is pleasant and relaxing. I would definitely come back for other occasions.

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 4.7 stars by 2434 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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