The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.7
2574 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
What 2574 people are saying
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dennisg
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic for date night and good food. The ambience is a definate mood setter.Our server Alex was delightful. Very good experience

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service! Will definitely be returning

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Anthonyd
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and it was wonderful who was fantastic serving's a little small it's all very expensive but worth a good night with my wife

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at the Cellar in almost 7 years of visiting. Everything, from the cocktails to dessert is incredible and unique each and every time.

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FranciscoM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Alex was very attentive and made our first experience special. Towards the end Alex added a personal touch to our anniversary that made the night that much more memorable. I would definitely recommend this place for all to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We ate here on Thanksgiving. They had a special menu for the holiday which was very limited. I was not told that there was a fixed per person price until after ordering, so I basically ended up paying for food I didn’t get. The food itself was average at best. I am being honest when I say that the food at my local grocery store deli is better. The server wasn’t the nicest either. Sorry but I just didn’t enjoy this meal at all and it was way overpriced. A very disappointing birthday dinner for my friend

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Toni
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Cellar is one of the finest around. Unfortunately, our reservation was wrong, however, with a smile and understanding, they found room for six people. Our waiter, Louis, was wonderful, polite and knowledgeable. Hats off to The Cellar. Still one of my favorite dining experiences.

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Carol
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving, it was delicious. Excellent in all areas, service, food, ambiance.

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vipZacp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

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MayuriP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan the server took excellent care of us! The food was absolutely amazing! It was our first time and Megan walked us through the menu and made some excellent recommendations! The bartender also made amazing cocktails all night! We had a great time and can't wait to be back with more friends!

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LisaH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for a birthday- so amazing! Service is beyond top notch and ambiance is wonderful!
Great cocktails & mocktails, the best lobster bisque I’ve ever had, and we shared the chateaubriand - all delish! Finished off with individual choc & vanilla soufflés - Nirvana! Great place for special celebrations!

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vipgooserec
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent as was the service and ambiance.
Would definitely recommend it to anyone for a special occasion.

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RayH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent place for a special night out.

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Lhahhi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star everything , food , service …. Will go back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy upscale atmosphere. An experience and not just a meal. Food was delicious and were accommodating to our party’s needs. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was a FANTASTIC server who is obviously passionate about his job. The food was great, lamb was cooked perfectly. Very nice flavors, presentation, overall execution.

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MartinaD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lane was very patient and friendly with our overly excited table! We needed to catch a show, and she made sure everything was on time and properly served. We had an amazing experience. Thank you!

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TylerS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations here for our anniversary. Everything about the night was amazing. Our waiter was great and super attentive. The cocktails were 11/10, their bartenders are masters of what they do. The presentation and taste of the food did not disappoint. It was easily one of my favorite nights out that we’ve had.

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Yummy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit.

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PoloG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting place. A little to dark but nice and cozy as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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DanniA
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Best meal I’ve ever had besides my mamas cooking. Had a great time and made my husbands birthday extra special.

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BIGGAME
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here. The entire experience was nice. The food was delicious and the service was great. We’ll be back again.

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GustavoE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

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FranklinK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very pleasant

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OliviaH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, but will be back. Delicious food and great service!

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ChuckM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I could not recommend a better restaurant for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday and everything from food to service to drinks were all fantastic. Timing was spot on and portions were good size.

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vipRetired
Orange County
66 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated husbands birthday with friends. Such an intimate location in the Grotto. Rack of Lamb, Salmon, Filet Mignon prepared to perfection and of course soufflés for dessert. Service and setting impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like usual it was an event to remember. It was a birthday celebration for brother and sister-in-law in from S Carolina.
Service, Food and atmosphere were exquisite.

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CamronF
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This place is really cool. Food was incredible. But we sat down at 7:30pm ordered 2 appetizers 2 drinks then dinner. Our food didn't get to our table til after 9:00pm. With about 30min where we had no food on our table between apps and main course. It didn't ruin the entire experience but an hour and a half between sitting and eating was ridiculous. I expected better service for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd prefer one off vegan options.

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RodneyJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time to the Cellar. It has a storied history and the meal lived up to the hype. Staff was professional, courteous and very helpful.

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PabloA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after my proposal to my fiancee. This was a perfect pick. Beyond amazing experience. The staff there definitely made us feel welcomed and comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Will definitely be going back. Thank you The Cellar staff for making this special day of ours memorable.

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vipnothappy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had wonderful time on the Patio on a Friday evening, celebrating a milestone birthday. We had outdoor dining and the tables are arranged for privacy and the music and surroundings were layout well. Really great space. Service was a little slow at times compared to the normal restaurant space, but the environment and ambience was great and more then made up for it. I would highly recommend it. I hope they keep this option in the future because it is a great addition.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an incredible atmosphere, phenomenal food and awesome service!!! Not one thing was average, everything was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The poor food review was only for one entree of four. The others were VERY good.

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RocioZ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience in the cellar was very cool. Service was great, drinks were yummy and we loved the lobster bisque and truffle Mac n cheese. Unfortunately, our filet minion and salmon were both pretty salty. If we come back we will probably only have drinks and the sides

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JPM1
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere is great, the food is pretty good. Service is okay. Prices are very high all things considered.

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 2574 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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