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Review of The Cellar

The Cellar
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Ranked #28 of 403 Restaurants in Fullerton
Price range: US$ 35 - US$ 50
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wilshire Blvd.
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We visited on a Friday evening during a convention at the convention center in Anaheim.
Traffic getting to Fullerton was horrible at 8-8:15 PM..the Cellar restaurant is below ground; stairway..I don't know if there is an elevator. Very cozy with charm..Busy on a Friday evening; professional wait staff..they suggested diverse cocktails saying they have a creative mixologist.. Menu featured interesting appetizers and main entres. A long wait for food. Mixed reviews on the food from our party..Maybe a 3 star...Our waiter suggested a souffle for dessert . It takes 20 minutes so we put in the order early; sharing the dessert..very small but good.. Uber was easy to call to take us back to the convention center area and a quick trip at 10:30 PM.. Prices at the Cellar are high range..lots of atmosphere right in downtown Fullerton.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The ambience will bring you back. Food/price most likely will not. Service was fine at dinner and rising to great in the bar area. The cocktails were a standout. Happy hour every day from 5-7pm in bar area only.

Thank MominOC
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

AWESOME Food, Service, & Atmosphere at The Cellar! The menu options for both drinks and food were excellent. Crafted drinks are a must. The service was top notch at this comfortable eatery. Make your reservations early.

Thank 1WorldTraveler9
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Our family celebrated our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary here. Atmosphere was nice. Food was so-so. My husband really enjoyed the veal chef special and I enjoyed the chateaubriand very much. Unfortunately, others who had the chateaubriand, salmon, tuna, and lobster bisque felt the food was much too salty. It was a nice celebration nonetheless. However, we will most likely not return in the future.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We chose to dine here because of it's location and because we have dined here before. When we walked in, there was a damp, somewhat musty smell by the door. We did not smell it at our table and assume it's because the building is so old and the location is in the cellar! The wait for our drinks was rather long. We assumed because "the Best Bartender in Town" was on duty and the place was busy with holiday groups. As always, the food was excellent! The lobster bisque was tasty, however on this night, it could've been a bit warmer. We tried the Chateaubriand for the first time and were not disappointed. It was cooked perfectly, paired with both a Bearnaise Sauce and/or Demi-Glas sauce. Both were excellent! We chose the roasted Brussels sprouts for our side dish but probably could've skipped them. They were delicious but the veggies on the plate were more than enough. For dessert we had a chocolate souffle with caramel sauce and a creme brule. Both were decadent! Our only small gripe was that the corkage was quite high. At least our wine was decanted and it made it a bit more tolerable. Other than that it was the fine-dining we always expect from this Orange County landmark!

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Thank Christine H
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