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The Cat & Custard Cup

800 E. Whittier Blvd. (Harbor Blvd.) Send to Phone
562-694-3812 | Menu
Don't let the English Tudor exterior fool you: The Cat & The Custard Cup is home to a menu of California-Continental specialties.
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The Cat & Custard Cup Restaurant Review

: The Salisbury family, which built their reputation with Mexican food at L.A.'s El Cholo restaurants and the upscale Sonora Café, also owns this English Tudor establishment with a Cal-Continental menu. Manager-executive chef Creed Salisbury turns out filet mignon, lamb tenderloin, grilled swordfish, and sometimes game or roast duck. Lobster bisque and French onion soup are usually on the menu, but in cold weather, a snifter of brandy by the fire in the Library Room should warm you up. The only part of the meal that really matches the Dickensian décor is the trifle dessert. There's also a nice wine list and entertainment in the bar area.

User Ratings & Reviews for The Cat & Custard Cup
Average rating    5
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One of my favorite restaurants in Southern California
by CK_FoodCritic on Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:56 pm
 
Cat and the Custard Cup has a special place in my heart. This was one of the first restaurants that made me fall in love with fine dining. This beautiful restaurant has had some of the best consistent service in all of Orange County. Friendly, welcoming, and without pretense, this place is as charming and delicious a destination you will find within thirty miles. The restaurant deserves a much higher score for many reasons. First and foremost is the red deer medallion dish. Venison served with a blackberry reduction and gnocchi with a garlic aioli. This is one of the best things I have ever eaten and I have eaten the best in the country from Robuchon's to Providence. The menu continues to be updated staying with the times and still fitting the feel of the restaurant. Bread pudding is the best dessert. For appetizers one cannot miss the baked goat cheese, sea scallops, or pork belly. Lobster bisque and french onion soup are quite good. The service is outstanding and the place couldn't be more comfortable for a great meal. Execution in the kitchen has been consistent for years and service compliments the chef's work. The Cat and the Custard Cup always brings me back for more.
 
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