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136 W. Commonwealth Ave. (S. Malden Ave.) Send to Phone
Downtown Fullerton venue skillfully combines the upscale with the approachable in a relaxed setting.

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Tues.-Sat.

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Wreckless, Fullerton, CA

Wreckless Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: This chill venue has all of the skeletal earmarks of a downtown Fullerton joint. The main entrance is in the opposite end of its streetside façade, and a skinny passageway leads to a cozy dining space framed by brick walls and earth tones. The structure is the domain of co-owner and well-traveled executive chef Cody Storts, who has unleashed a bevy of upscale yet approachable contemporary dishes that display mature sophistication without sacrificing his trademark knack for creating intense flavor profiles.

Likes: Classic downtown Fullerton aesthetic.
Dislikes: Some may find the space too narrow.

Food & Drinks: After waking up your palate with an order of roasted bourbon-glazed bar nuts, try a starter like the lamb meatballs or the dumplings stuffed with duck, pork and foie gras. Entrées such as black truffle egg noodles; double-bone pork rack with apple, pear and jalapeño chutney; and 120-day-aged rib-eye with chamomile-poached potatoes are generously portioned and have deep compositional purpose. Desserts like the classic soufflé and blackberry cobbler are topnotch finishers. The small wine list is eclectic and features a few California heavyweights, and drinks with unorthodox flavor components anchor the cocktail program. On weekends, guests can dig into progressive brunch items like the shaved beef heart Benedict and the Thai-inspired buttermilk pancake rounds with maple and fish sauce.


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