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“Not bad, not special”
Review of Gulliver's

Gulliver's
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Ranked #43 of 698 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We had a reservation, but we arrived and found a crowd waiting in a very small space at 7 pm over the Christmas holidays The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. When the hostess told us to wait, I asked about how long, but neither she nor the man standing next to her was able to estimate. As it turned out, we were seated about 15 minutes later. We were shown to a nice quiet table in a corner of a small room. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas (by the bartender who has a special talent). The crab cakes were delicious. The roast beef and tournedos were very good. The famous Gulliver's creamed corn lives up to its reputation. The green beans and cheese-topped potatoes were average, and the complimentary cheese bread didn't taste much of cheese. Their creme Brule was very good. We could see that Gulliver's was very popular, and we assume that others have discovered dishes that Gulliver's does better than those we ordered. We found the quantities were generous, and the experience was between average and very good.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Instead of the traditional Prime Rib, I opted for the rack of lamb. While it was ordered med rare, it came med well. I brought it to the attention of the waitress, and she said, "Well, it looks med rare to me" My friend had a cup of coffee that the waitress was about to refill when she saw what she thought was a hair...after reaching in the cup, she said, "Oh, it just a crack", and preceded to fill the cup instead of replacing it. Nice lady, but needs more training!

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1  Thank Eppy2013
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

The food and ambiance in this restaurant is very good. It can be a bit pricey but the food and service are very good.

Thank Philip A
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stopped in before our flight (Gulliver's is right across the boulevard from John Wayne Airport) to have a meal. Gulliver's has been in this location for 30+ years, and Prime Rib is the specialty. But we went to the bar area, and the bartender recommended the Pick 3 Happy Hour special. Pick any three apps on the app menu for a set price (much better than individual pricing). We added a Cesar salad, and had way more food than the three of us could eat. The prime rib bones are meaty and tender, the quesadilla is huge and very tasty, and the meatballs were good. The total food price was $34, for three! Not bad for the airport area, and the decor is kind of inviting, especially if you are into Old English pubs!

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Thank george p
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I recently celebrated my ?? birthday with a group of friends. We were all very pleased with the food & service. They were attentive but not intrusive. Brought trifle for the birthday girl with an extra one to 'share'. Nice extra. We have previously had dinner at Gulliver's, but this was the first time for lunch. Will certainly return.
The Ladybugs

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