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34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
+1 949-234-0063
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“sand dabs” (17 reviews)
“pork loin” (2 reviews)
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French, American
34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Ordered Jumbo shrimp cocktail,, got 5 tiny less than 1/2 inch shrimp that were mushy and had no flavor at all $12.+ ordered tomato and cucumber salad. It caked with overlapping tomatoes and cucumbers, needless to say everything tasted like a cucumber. So disappointed in...More

Thank bananana66
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Elegant old style French eatery. Quiet and boring. Ate here twice and both times I could taste the salt in the food. Overpriced and service left a lot to be desired.

Thank William S
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Found a Groupon special. Fine food and very pleasant service. Unusual to find French food in SoCal. A nice surprise for a shopping center location.

Thank ontheroad29
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Lived in the area for over 20 years and never tried Gemmell's. Maybe the white table cloth tables, fancy (faux-French) interior or the menu kept me from going inside. Being at the harbor I was usually dressed in shorts and tee-shirt - so did not...More

Thank Fred D
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Pleasant, different, nothing so exciting you would look forward to a return visit, or would even go back again. You have to take in to consideration that we had a party of about 10.

Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

The food was great.The staff was friendly and attentive.Everything was well prepared and tasted great.We used a groupon deal which saved us $50.

Thank John M
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Four course dinner for two for our anniversary. Mushroom appetizer was very good. Hearts of Romaine Salad was very good. Potato Leek soup was very bland with no taste of leeks. Pork Loin entree was great, the portion was large and the leftovers were just...More

Thank Joleen F
Reviewed December 4, 2017

I came upon this sweet place by chance and really enjoyed my lunch. It seems a step above most of the other restaurants in the area.

1  Thank marjorie v
Reviewed September 11, 2017

What a wonderful lunch. I had the Sand Dabs and mushroom soup. It was great. The food was hot, prepared superb, and friendly service. Even the vegetables were seasoned just right. My 2 guests were also very happy with this restaurant. Finally, it was very...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

A lot of places to eat at the harbor, but after looking at the various menus we decided on something French. We were not disappointed. I went with the Calamari with Almandine Sauce and my wife with a Cicken and Mushroom Crepe. Both had outstanding...More

Thank jamesbF6512WD
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John M
January 16, 2018|
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Response from marjorie v | Reviewed this property |
I highly doubt it. My lunch companion was in jeans ( nice ones) and the whole area is beachy and pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops in front of the Harbor of Dana Point.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-234-0063
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