The Cellar - Fullerton CA

4.7
2417 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: Due to limited seating of 25%, we can not guarantee in-door requests, however we always try to accommodate. Therefore, while we do have heaters, we strongly suggest you dress appropriately just incase you are seated in our beautiful Courtyard. Also, touch-less temperatures will be taken upon arrival and masks are required at all times when not seated at your table. Thank you and we very much look forward to seeing you!

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 2417 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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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Elliquinn
Los Angeles
4 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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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 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

KM
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
3 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.

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JennyC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Relaxing ambiance. The service was great and the high quality of the food are worth the price. The portions are a healthy size. The deserts are not too sweet or large as well. After leaving I felt a satisfied-type of full.

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RyanL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at the cellar. I wish their Sister Mexican restaraunt had the same level of service, but no complaints at all for Cellar.

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vipGeeR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very classic yesteryear dining experience. The food was okay not like Ruth Chris or Flemings. I’ve had better steak for the price point. It is a historic dining experience though since 1969. My hats off to the ownership for keeping a business afloat that long especially after Covid.

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant that focuses on food, service and letting you absorb the specialness of the moment. We were there for our anniversary and enjoyed everything minute. Thank you for the memories we created.

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RubyD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at The Cellar heard great things and was glad I finally decided to try out. And I was not disappointed. Service by Andrew was amazing and the food was on point. Definitely will be back.

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had dinner at the cellar Friday night to celebrate his new job, and the service, food, and cocktails were all spectacular! Our server, Luis (I think), was attentive and knowledgable about the menu. The scallops and filet were superb, and the Irish Goodbye was a showstopper cocktail. Thank you making our experience memorable and enjoyable!

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vipPAMELAT
Orange County
205 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the first restaurants I wanted to engage once things opened up and am I glad we did! I was with a couple who had never dined at The Cellar before and it will certainly not be their last. Our greeting, cocktails at the bar, escort to the table and service at the table was impeccable as was the Chefs Culinary talent‼️ Thank YOU All for a memorable evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous b day place. From the specialty drinks to the cozy cellar it was perfect. I would highly recommend the Lobster Bisque. Sooooooooo yummy.

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CesarB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kitchen was slow, but everything else was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grad dinner was amazing!

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vipMark
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cellar is restful and relaxing on the patio or in the cellar. Excellent service and cuisine. Satisfying and never filling. The Cellar variety invites you back for more wonderful tastes and memorable dining.

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Brian
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most Ambiance, most romantic, place I've ever been to, and I will be 71 this June. The Lobster Bisque is the best, yummiest soup I've ever had. I mostly eat the great tasting steaks, and their garlic mashed potatoes are also great. We just went, on Mar 16 2021 for the indoor dining, and great food. Great attentive service too. Big wine list of available wines, also.

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Rvator
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time dining inside at The Cellar in a year since pandemic shutdown in March 2020. Not disappointed, same great ambiance, service, and food. Pre dinner cocktail and wine with dinner were good. Aged ribeye and scallops entrees were cooked great and very tasty. Looking forward to the next time.

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savannah
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was our server and he was amazing! The food and experience was pristine. Definitely going back soon!!

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vipMissy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic. His suggestions on the menu were great. Everything we ordered was delicious. Favorite was the lobster bisque. Can’t wait to go back when we can eat inside the restaurant.

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vipLove2eat
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was outdoors because of covid, cocktails and food was delicious. Service was fine, overall, it was a nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Lack of salt was very apparent. The pork chop wasn’t bad and the drinks were very good. I’d go again just to have a drink.

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 2417 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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