About The Cellar - Fullerton CA
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.
French, Contemporary French, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday: Dinner from 5:30 - 9:00 PM, Bar until Midnight
Friday and Saturday: Dinner from 5:30 - 10:00 PM, Bar until 1 AM
Closed on Monday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
We have complimentary Valet service located adjacent to the Restaurant. There is also plenty of Free parking in the general area.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a Wine room that is Perfect for a Private Party environment. It seats a Maximum of 15 people. We also offer our semi - private Chandelier Room, which can hold up to 25 people. Should you have a larger party, we can arrange a quite corner in our main dining room.
Private Party Contact:
Jen Pizano: 7145255682x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Cellar - Fullerton CA Ratings and Reviews
Our server was good but everything was s ...
Our server was good but everything was slow. Remote booth was nice but very warm. Also a wedding in an adjacent restaurant was noisy through the walls plus they had filled the valet to where we couldn't park there. Taste of the lobster bisque was excellent although temp could have been warmer. Sommelier was helpful. Food was okay but not up to expectation. We won't be going back.
It is difficult to find but that is part ...
It is difficult to find but that is part of the ambiance. All staff pleasant and attentive while still allowing a no rush private dining experience. The portions are great not like the usual small portion French restaurant items. The food was beyond excellent! The Chateaubriand was to die for and the lobster bisque the best I have had anywhere.
Although the staff was friendly my wife ...
Although the staff was friendly my wife and I both thought the service was a little slow for a fine dining restaurant, particularly since the restaurant wasn't busy. My wife's salmon was dry, not to mention the bread was also dry. All in all, we thought the restaurant was a bit pricey for the overall value of the experience.
Cellars had been change with ownership I ...
Cellars had been change with ownership I believe but still pretty nice restaurant.
Server Laura S. was excellent service like jewel of the restaurant.
We will visit again when she is available.
Sure appreciated her service.
I took my girlfriend on saturday night, ...
I took my girlfriend on saturday night, to put it simply we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The host was kind and promptly sat us. Shortly thereafter our server introduced himself and we felt comfortable. The ambiance of the whole place is cozy and relaxing. The service by all was quick, intelligent and fun with good laughs and memorable moments. The chefs skill was present in all of our dishes and the wine was pleasantly refreshing and chilled the whole time. Before going there I had heard good things about them and after the expirience we will be going here again!
Very good experience. We'd been there se ...
Very good experience. We'd been there several times before. Steak was ordered medium rare but came out very rare. I didn't send it back and ate it anyway. It was delicious but slightly undercooked. Other than that, everything great. Our waiter, a young guy whose name I can't remember was excellent. I left him a $40 tip.
The Cellar never disappoints us. My husb ...
The Cellar never disappoints us. My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. Every aspect from staff greeting us, our server, and the food was most excellent. We also like that the noise level is low so we can have conversation in an intimate setting. If you haven't already tried it, you must have the Beeler's Pork Chop in blackberry bourbon sauce. So delicious!
Excellent longtime Fullerton favorite. I ...
Excellent longtime Fullerton favorite. It was my first visit but my husband had been there several times in the late 1990's. Great old style cocktail choices. Good wine list. Waiter was good but not great. He didn't have us taste the wine, just decanted and walked away. Never poured. Chateaubriand was top notch as were vegetables and potatoes. Caesar salad was just OK but my husband raved about the French onion soup. And the truffle Mac and cheese was to die for. Excellent breads. Only criticism was the service which was good enough but not too notch.
This was the best dinner we have ever ha ...
This was the best dinner we have ever had. Went for my girlfriend's birthday. Amazing historic ambiance, everyone on staff was warm and friendly, the food was amazing, and the drinks were great. Employees struck up casual conversations, wished her a happy birthday, and even provided a free desert. Kicking myself for waiting this long to try it out and can't wait to come back again. I cannot recommend enough, especially for special occasions.
We've been many times for those "Special ...
We've been many times for those "Special Occasions," i.e. birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It tends to be a bit pricey, but the food is outstanding (but rich)! Also, they do not rush you one bit. The pace is extremely slow which you just plan for as you want to enjoy and savor your food. The Lobster Bisque is probably the best I've ever had (but again, rich). The entrees are all delicious, although we had the Chateaubriand steak for two, which was "out of the world" Great and the most tasty, tender steak I've had in years! Enjoy!
I can't say in stronger words that this ...
I can't say in stronger words that this dining experience was the worst I have ever had. I had wanted to go to the Cellar for many years--hearing how terrific it was. First, it is almost impossible to find once you actually get to the location. Signage is terrible and the stairway is hidden in the back of a courtyard. People in another restaurant were kind enough to direct me but made the comment "no one can find it."
The bar didn't have even the basics of alcohol options . The bartender had no clue how to make a standard old fashioned. It was terrible and when I asked for another drink--with attitude--the bartender had literally none of the other options I wanted.
There were only three tables occupied when we went in to eat but the hostess (who people had to go look for) told us that without a reservation we could not be seated because two other parties were coming in. Fortunately, I had a reservation so I was seated. During the 1 1/2 hours that we were there, only one other table was seated
The menu did not match the menu on the website and the entries that I and my guest wanted were not available. We ended having a pork chop that was VERY overcooked, dry and flavorless..even through there was some sort of mystery sauce on it.
We were asked if we wanted a desert soufflé and we indicated we would like that. When it came, it was the smallest soufflé that either of us had ever seen. Literally one bit per person in a small butter ramekin. NEVER AGAIN
My only complaints were : the shrimp coc ...
My only complaints were : the shrimp cocktail was pretty small, I felt like I was eating med boiled shrimp. And my lobster bisque was pretty bland,no lobster pieces.
Bread also could have been better. My entrees steak and chops were very well prepared and delicious .
Lovely Laura was the best server we've e ...
Lovely Laura was the best server we've ever had. She Made our 40th wedding anniversary a perfect evening. Great story teller. So pleasant. And she made sure we had the perfect table.
Food was excellent in all categories. We had escargot, chateaubriand, French onion and lobster bisque soups, and chocolate soufflé. We were very pleased with the quality, taste, and preparation. The best.
The bar tender and asst manager were so friendly and sincerely made sure we were entertained and happy. They treated us as though we've know them all our lives. Their custom and unique bar concept is a must experience.
Just sorry we took so long to try this restaurant. It's a must try.
Manny and Joanie
The Cellar is a nice romantic hide out. ...
The Cellar is a nice romantic hide out. For a date night without the children, I highly recommend it. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was very tasty. For an unusual drink definitely try the "Brush Fire"
The ambience was perfect for a romantic ...
The ambience was perfect for a romantic dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was prepared perfectly and had a table side presentation that was equally delightful. From the escargot and Cesar salad, to the filet mignon with grilled shrimp over garlic mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus, to the creme brûlée and strawberry soufflé, the meal was perfect. The only thing that could have been improved was the service. It was abnormally slow. We went the entire evening wondering when our drinks would be replenished. Overall it was an absolutely great experience. I have already referred several friends to The Cellar for dinner.
We were five put in the darkest corner. ...
We were five put in the darkest corner. Decor needs update. We have been their in the past and it was the greatest. After yesterday will not be back. Menu was limited and over priced for what we received. One dish was pasta and it was over done and over dressed. Another was trout over done. Salad for the birthday girl had to be sent back because of the pepper tasting that was not in the ingredients on the menu. Finally the desert cream brutal was thinner that water, the chocolate what was so grainy hard to eat. Our waiter was great but their service was terrible because we had to wait for our food because they had to do a presentation for another table and there was not enough help to pull covers from the food. Will not be back.
Overall...food was good..a tad over pric ...
Overall...food was good..a tad over priced. Waiter was very attentive.. but kitchen seem over worked.....waited for several large parties to be serviced first. Ambiance..had not been back to the Cellar in many years..clean but a bit old looking. I had to laugh though ..... on the electronic menu I read before we visited the restaurant it said..... ..."business causal attire"... .. had not seen so many patrons in flip flops, shorts and golf shirts...maybe " business causal" has gone the way of the electric typewriter. I may go back but in more casual clothing.....
Very nice ambience, adequate service. It ...
Very nice ambience, adequate service.
It took 30 minutes for our cocktails to arrive.
Food was just mediocre , and way overpriced.
$36 for linguine with 6 tiny shrimp...really?
Their famous Mac and cheese lacked the crusty too, and truffle oil, if present, was tasteless.
We will not be back.
Food was great and our server was excell ...
Food was great and our server was excellent! Nice, quiet, romantic dinner. I've been here twice now and this restaurant forces you to slow down and enjoy your meal. With two small kids at home it's easy to eat and run, but that defeats the purpose of this visit. A nice bottle of wine, great food, and great company made for a wonderful evening!
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