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“Patio lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gulliver's

Gulliver's
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Ranked #63 of 643 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Las Vegas, Nevada
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461 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Patio lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We came for a quick lunch & had the steak salad.
Service was good.
Salad was good.
A bit pricey for 2 salads & 2 waters so the value isn't good enough to make it 5 star, but I'd be in to try something else.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
orange county, california
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Brobdingnagian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Quantity and quality are reasonable expectations with the star of the show, prime rib starting at $22 lunch and $32 dinner. Indeed, quantity is ample for the star and its sidekicks at dinner, creamed corn & Yorkshire pudding. Quality though, remains more of a crapshoot, with flavor and tenderness of the star varying from seductive to downright boring. IMHO sometimes not even as good as the $10/lb freshly roasted prime rib for takeout at Ralph's supermarket (corner Brookhurst & Ellis in Fountain Valley). And most other sides such as salads, french fries and slaw are invariably forgettable to boot.

So one star for hokey but comfortable digs, another for attentive if not totally competent service, and a third for sometimes worthy prime rib. The rest of the chow -- take it or leave it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Gullivers is back at its peak! The food has always been excellent, but for a while the service was awful. New owners took over and it is once again outstanding! The old English setting is cozy, the prime rib can't be beat and the service is fast and friendly. We have loved this place for 40 years.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Prime Rib Heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Recently returned to Gullivers .My first visit was over 20 years ago where I first tried prime rib roast so I was interested to see if anything had changed.Fortunately I can say I was not let down in any way .The prime rib roast was fantastic .The ambiance of the restaurant is good with the the staff friendly and helpful.The winelist should also satisfy most clients.Overall a great place to enjoy great beef , good wine and friends

Visited May 2014
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Seattle, WA
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Gullivers is excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great prime rib restaurant with old world atmosphere. Loved the cream corn and authentic Yorkshire pudding. We have been going to Gullivers for over 40 years, never disappointing. We always order the prime rib. Excellent!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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