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The Cellar

305 N. Harbor Blvd. (Harbor Blvd.) Send to Phone
714-525-5682 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A romantic underground grotto serving a wine-paired menu with European and California flavors.
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The Cellar Restaurant Review

: This Fullerton restaurant has been one of north OC’s most romantic destinations since 1969. Walk down a flight of narrow stairs and open a wooden door to a real cellar, elegantly decorated by one of the artists who built Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. With low-hanging ceilings, The Cellar lives up to its name with three cozy rooms, black-leather banquettes, rich red carpet, bright-white Goddess statues and glowing golden candles. Executive chef Sean Nemetz oversees a menu that features local, seasonal ingredients, natural meats, wild seafood and less traditional dishes like buffalo tartare. Start with one of the pre-Prohibition-style cocktails or a glass of well-chosen wine. Next, select an appetizer such as the signature escargots, or begin with a salad of field greens with candied beets and seared goat cheese topped with a lavender honey vinaigrette. Main course portions are quite large, and we recommend the classic Châteaubriand or the star anise-and-sage-brined pork loin served with a hash of Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and bacon. For dessert, go for the chocolate or Grand Marnier soufflé. The wine cellar, which is located just above the restaurant, is a treasure trove sheltering more than 1,400 labels.

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Average rating    2.5
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The Cellar
by Mr. P on Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:50 am
 
This year we have joined with another couple and started to explore some of the finer restaurants in Orange/LA county. Last night we chose to dine at The Cellar in Fullerton. The service was fair and the food was horrible. My wife's food had to be sent back and when it was replaced it was still not eatable. The special order desert wasn't very good...I can make a microwave Betty Crocker desert and enjoy it more. Asparagus soup wasn't good as well as the Potatoes Gratin. Our friends did say the $850 bottle of wine was pretty good. I will not recommend The Cellar to anyone.
 
The Cellar: A Friend to Fullerton
by CK_FoodCritic on Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:28 pm
 
The Cellar is a must for diners in North Orange county and has been a good friend to the city of Fullerton. The Cellar is one of the finest french restaurants in Orange County and sports one of the best wine lists in the region. In particular, the dessert wines are eclectic and wonderful. Late Harvest wines can be found here and are rarely seen elsewhere. The new executive chef proves that the Cellar is far superior to neighboring french restaurants, such as La Vie en Rose just over in Brea where its out of date plating and dishes should be missed. Though some of the restaurant shows its age, i.e. out of date carpets and design, the food does not and its charm is far from faded. The Cellar remains a fun place to dine and cozy for special occasions. The lobster bisque has been on the menu since the beginning and shouldn't be missed. The appetizers are partly the stars of the Cellar. The Foie gras, Buffalo tartar, baked brie cheese, and escargot are all excellent. However, the scallops with saffron risotto are a stand out and in my opinion is one of the best appetizers in Orange County. The flavors are rich and well developed. Even the thin hash on top, adding perfect texture with a crunch, imbues flavor. The entrees are in my experience all good choices but I am particular of the pork chop, rack of lamb, and the duck. Service is friendly and personable which should never be overlooked. The souffles are a perfect end to the meal and at the Cellar they are superb every time.
 
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