Cedar Creek Inn - Brea

4.6
3300 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Please call the restaurant directly if you do not see your preferred reservation time.

Carrying on the traditions of the Ayres family, serving up fantastic Steaks, Chops, Ahi Sandwiches, Signature Salads and House-made Desserts for decades. Come enjoy the lively atmosphere where friends and neighbors can be seen table-hopping while business associates hammer out important deals.

We have an exquisite private dining room that seats up to 18 people as well as a fabulous enclosed patios that can host private groups of up to 120 guests.
What 3300 People Are Saying
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ElizabethT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the music...Deb and the pianist.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated very shortly after our whole party arrived. Food was excellent and the service was fantastic! We'll definitely celebrate Thanksgiving there for years to come.

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Barbie
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you for opening your restaurant for people like me that really don’t have parents anymore to do the cooking. We are blessed to have come to your restaurant and enjoy a thanksgiving meal. I would have really like a traditional piece of good old fashioned pumpkin pie. Didn’t like the side
Of vegetables. Thank you

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vipgriz
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are long time customers. this is a perfect place for a special occasion like thanksgiving or christmas dinner

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gilbertv
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and restaurant was excellent. I had salad & turkey dinner and my husband had the prime rib dinner & a salad & almond praline ice cream pie it was very good & I would recommend Cedar Creek Inn.

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WaltM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was too warm to sit on the patio. Asked to be moved inside. Wr had to keep moving around to get out of the sun.

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disappointedrepeater
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointed. Just after we placed our order, the waiter was sent home. We received our food a bit later from different waitstaff but everything was lukewarm at best. We never saw that staff person come anywhere near us for the remainder of our dinner.
Our baked potatoes were somewhat dry, as if sitting under a heat lamp for a while. Our prime rib and filets were tender but also appeared to have been sitting on a counter for a while. Because of restrictions, we tried to have our order not include peppers or onions, but were unable to get the request heard, so that food was wasted.

While eating our dinners, we tried to get the attention of other staff but all seemed too busy. We later stopped a “busboy”, who brought us a waiter who provided a dessert we ordered and then apparently when he realized we had had no service, gave us another dessert. He was apologetic and did provide limited service as he was busy with several tables, including one with a dozen customers.
It’s a nice relaxed atmosphere but we expected more. We believe that Outback next door would have been more responsive to is as customers.

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DennisC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as well!

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Yamaudio
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food in a warm relaxing atmosphere. Great place for friends to catch up. Been there many times.

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate in the bar and had items off of the Happy Hour menu. All were good and were good values. The Calamari is especially good.

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cecejag
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated my birthday and each had wonderful meals. I stared with the house salad and had the Chicken Brie dish as my entree. My husband had the Land and Sea, a filet and prawns. Tom, the waiter provided excellent service.

My disappointment is that you must request the delicious garlic bread that was once brought to the table without asking. There is also a process fee added to the bill, which covers a credit card fee that the business wants to push back onto the customer. It appears under the new ownership, there are some cost cutting measures taking place which may cause customer disappointed.

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CraigW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Creek Inn is as consistent as they come; the food and service are always above average.

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KayW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The table for our special occasion was the best. What I requested turned out much better than I anticipated. We love this restaurant; it makes all of our celebrations beautiful memory-building times.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for mom. Everyone had a wonderful time! Out server Tom was amazing! My 7 year old enjoyed the grilled cheese on the kids menu. Our steaks were delicious! And my husband raved about his salad and his filet with jumbo shrimp. Highly recommended!

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RichardS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food
Service was great

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CathyR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good dining experience!
One of our favorite places!

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WilliamC
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had appetizer plate, 2 orders of seafood fettuccine, rack of lamb and short ribs.

We were surprised that the short ribs were off taste, even sour and scrawny. The rest was very good to excellent.

Cost pretty high, but we wanted to treat our friends on a special occasion.

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DonaldP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waitress was excellent. We will visit again in the
Near future

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch - all enjoyed their food & not being rushed.

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal. I had short ribs that were tender. Wife had salmon. Very good

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vipBigDogHoffman
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ramon is absolutely wonderful. He times the arrival of the food and appetizers perfectly.
We eat at Cedar Creek at least twice a month and the food is perfect. It is a very relaxing restaurant. Little older crowd and there is a piano bar on Saturday nights.
Definitely recommend. Try to be seated in Ramons section.

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Catherine
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very nice, they are short staffed, I almost felt bad asking for items forgotten that we ordered..

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vipKenG
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the Cedar Plank Salmon and coconut cake.

But today at 1:00 the service was poor. For example, when we got the delicious crunchy Coconut Shrimp appetizer, we had no plates to eat them. So we had to eat them without plates. We had to repeatedly ask for utensils and when our food arrived, we still hadn't received them. Requested bread and it arrived when our meal was over and it was cold. It was our mom's birthday so very disappointed. They didn't even sing happy birthday.

The problem stems from having servers responsible for large parties also be responsible for serving smaller parties like ours. The large party took all of his attention so our little group of three suffered.

The smaller pool of workers these days may also play a role.

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Lulas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Excellent service, lovely interior, and relaxing. Highly recommend without hesitation. Don't forgot to try the coconut cake for desert.

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NelsonS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance good on the outside patio. Really enjoyed it. Try the Crembrule

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JamieD
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. This is so nice. Foods great. Love it there.

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LRBavatar
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met with Andrea to confirm a holiday luncheon reservation and had lunch while we were there. Crystal (our server) was attentive and friendly. Food was scrumptious. I can speak highly of the short rib sandwich. Large portions meant a snack this evening.

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant with wonderful food, great service and lovely ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a quiet restaurant with good food that we could talk. We got what we wanted

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Esteban
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have gone here for years for special occasions and important business dining. Everything just seamed mediocre and probably reason we got in on a Friday night with no reservation. Tried to see us in enclosed patio that had negative ambience and was super noisy (concrete floor). Had filet mignon that was just okay. Service was okay too. That sums it up, it was all just okay but will not likely return again anytime soon.

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BruceE
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest was hard of hearing and we sat too close to a noisy group but it wasn't a big problem. He had Fish and Chips, I had the Prime Rib French Dip, both were wonderful. He also had a creme brulee dessert which he loved.

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spiderhopper
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When Cedar Creek Inn had a location in Palm Springs, it was my favorite place to dine. When they closed that location several years ago, I was very disappointed. I only just discovered the one in Brea. Dined there Sunday and it was just as good as I remember! I'm happy to know there's another.

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RamonV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekly date night and we absolutely loved it. Staff and food were fantastic as always. Keep up the great work! Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, drinks were great and the Special was truly special.

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DeniseK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always a good choice for lunch with a friend. Food, service nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the service was excellent!

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JavaJen
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place for a date night. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious and the cocktail very well-made.

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GeriannK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lunch meal proved to be tastier and more relaxing than all the dinners I have had there. The cheese bread was fresher and moister. The serving size for lunch may have been a bit small - not sure - but the prices seemed the same. The restaurant used to serve walnut loaf bread as a courtesy - now it is at a cost and I don’t think it’s even on the menu. The regular side vegetable has been mixed green beans on my last 4 visits. I’d suggest more options there to include carrots and corn and also to add a tropical (non-bottled) tea as an option.

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AlexC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat very nice atmosphere very inviting been there about 5 times highly recommended it to all to try make reservations if possible

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My wife and I both had the large cut prime rib, and it was excellent; however, during the course of the meal we were told when we asked to have some more bread with our main course that the bread was complementary, that their standard practice was to charge for any additional requests for bread, but since we were (apparently) first time customers they would make an exception and would serve us the bread. I have never heard of or experienced a restaurant policy of charging
for a second portion of bread.

We were celebrating our 18th anniversary, wanted everything to be perfect, and all of a sudden there's a hostess at our table lecturing us on restaurant policy. It was frankly embarrassing. We ended up paying over $150 for dinner including tax & tips, and they're pimping on us over $2 worth of bread. My wife and I felt like we were being targeted, for reasons unknown. The hostess was not rude or hostile when explaining the issue with the bread, but she was very condescending.

I am very disappointed that the food at Cedar Creek was as good as it was while the service policy maintained was so miserly. I would be hard-pressed to ever consider returning to this restaurant or to recommend it to a friend.

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Cedar Creek Inn - Brea is rated 4.6 stars by 3300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.