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The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.4
1771 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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  • Romantic (33)
  • Good for Anniversaries (30)
  • Special Occasion (29)
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French American, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dining reservations from 5:30 to 9:30pm daily.
Bar and Lounge open from 5pm daily and open until at least midnight.
Happy hour in the Bar and Lounge from 5pm to 6pm daily.
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Phone number
(714) 525-5682
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Rosales
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilshire Blvd.
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Parking details
We have complimentary Valet service on weekends, located adjacent to the Restaurant. There is also plenty of Free parking in the general area.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1771 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jbdk (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding venue!!! Staff was on point with the professionalism and was very friendly which added so much to our first experience here at this establishment. The food was superb. Not for a cheap date. If you bring your lady/gentlemen here they better be special because the ambiance is perfect to set the mood and have great conversation. Very cozy and intimate. If you live in Fullerton and haven’t been here, you need to make your reservation and NOW!!!!!

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George (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Special Valentine’s Day menu was disappointing to say the least.
They should stay with their usual menu which is so much better.
We’ll return to the Cellar again but never during the week of Valentine’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Thanks to Adrian and the team at "The Cellar." Many years had passed since I had come here with our Meetup Group, friends and future amazing treasured friends/family in my life. Appreciate the time, care and attention to detail on a special occasion at "The Cellar." Adrian was superb in anticipating needs, listening and satisfying the diverse needs of our group (s). Red Roses on the table brought elegance to the dining room. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was only OK. Don't know what they did to the potatoes. Waiter was forced-friendly. My wife had a Jack and soda; $12 for the Jack and $1 for the soda??
They charge too much for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was exquisite!! Definitely a must for anyone wanting a special, fine-dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Extraordinary dinner.! Luis was our server and was extremely attentive without being hovering. Loved the starters; lobster bisque and escargot. Bisque was piping hot and creamy while escargot was served in a small copper pot with tender mushrooms and various breads.
Wine list was extensive and something for every price point. The dinner was generously portioned, we had the lamb shank and lobster thermidor. Finished with a shared soufflé with grand marnier sauce.
Outstanding experience!

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Paulquel 
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The food and service were amazing. Generous portions and the most delicious desserts. Loved the staff and their thoughtful recommendations. Thank you for making our birthday celebration extra special and memorable.

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SteveA 
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

A good, calm, classy type atmosphere.
You can tell that the food and drinks were made with passion.
Our server knew the right amount of time to be friendly and talk but would mostly leave you be to enjoy your cocktails and food. The server always had a close eye on things so she wouldn't be a bother to your table.
Had a wonderful time

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MarciaM 
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The food and atmosphere were very good. Seemed like the wait staff was a little slow. The price of the meal was considerably higher than what was listed on their web site. However I would go there again for a special occasion.

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snreview (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The ambience will bring you back. Food/price most likely will not. Service was fine especially in the bar area with the cocktails a standout. Happy hour every day from 5-7 in this area only.

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vipMrsTooth (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

As always, The Cellar was perfect for an evening out. While items came out a bit more quickly than usual, (entree came out before appetizers were cleared) we did not feel rushed. The food is always solid, and the lobster bisque is to die for. They have an extensive Whisky list that has a global focus, and cocktails are always well made. We will be back whenever the opportunity allows!

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Heartlady3 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was an anniversary dinner and we got there early to have a celebratory drink. The drink menu was outstanding, and we both ordered something a bit out of our comfort zone. We were not disappointed!! We ordered Chateaubriand and Salmon, both were excellent. The decor is unique and feels like you're actually in an underground wine cellar. The negative to the decor is that everything echoes and it was quite loud. We could very easily hear other conversations. Otherwise, it was a perfect place to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We made a reservation for 9pm, got there on time and waited for someone to take care of us. We didn't get a table 15-20mins after. A lady staff apologized that's it's a Friday night and some people are lingering around. Understandable. We got seated and Andrew, our server was very welcoming& made us forget about how much we waited . He was very knowledgeable of the restaurant and what they're serving for the night from drinks to desserts. Since it's our first time, he recommended some of his personal favorites and we ordered the same exact thing. The escargot was served untraditionally (unshelled) but it wow'd both my bf and I with the sauce they made it with. We can't stop dipping our bread in it. I'm a lamb person myself and they cooked the lamb perfectly the way I wanted it to be. He suggested to try the hot chocolate soufflé with eggnog anglaise. I'm not a fan of chocolate or eggnog at all but with those 2 combined, it's glorious! I'm glad I tried it and my boyfriend was so grateful I took him to The Cellar for his birthday. It was definitely a lovely night! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Really cute place for girls to get together n have a nice dinner n drinks and just catch up to talk about life! Hidden gem indeed!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Definitely a place that I would to go back again!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I love this place, the food and service are always great. Dining at The Cellar always feels like you're being transported back in time and that why I'm always sad to leave. I can't say enough good things about this place and I always recommend it to everyone I know.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our Waiter was the absolute unsensitive guy, they have this thing about wanting to speak like french people, with the accent, the gestures.....all worng, my first language is french and we dont act like wanna bees.... French is about the special food, the special sauce, and thats it !!!!
If i go there and i spend on 3 couples 600 dol, the food better be FRENCH !!!!! and not wanna be french !!!!!! our waiter was oh man a disaster !!!!!! Next visit would never be again to the cellar, just to a real french restaurant !!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We will be back for sure! First visit and we absolutely loved it.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Very unique atmosphere. Cozy and romantic. The food was excellent and the server was very attentive. Not inexpensive, but not overpriced either. A fair price for a high quality dining experience.

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