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The Golden Truffle

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1767 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2719 (17th)
+1 949-645-9858
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Laguna Niguel, California
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Have been dining at the GT for nearly 20 years. Alan always has something eclectic to prepare. We usually stop in the kitchen first to greet Alan and see what's in the fridge. Then we just ask for him to be creative. Alan has catered anniversaries and other dinner parties for us. Always a unique experience. If you want to... More 

Thank jbrown714
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant has been in this same location for over 30 years. The chef/owner Alan Greeley is very creative and changes the menu daily. Oh yes, his wine cellar is very, very complete.

Thank MDiamant
Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I hate to write this given the great love from most everyone else whose reviewed this place but we finally went after hearing about the GT for over 20 years and both the wife and I were amazed by how underwhelmed we both were. The servers were very young and friendly and fortunately, could devote sufficient attention to us as... More 

Thank crazy4myladies
Irvine, California
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We have eaten here quite a few times for a local relaxed atmospheric quiet and tasty restaurant. It's menu is eclectic and always changing with choices among the fresh foods the chef/owner finds available. And we have dined at the Golden Truffle for New Year's Eve before so we felt confident that this dinner would be unhurried and delicious. Our... More 

Thank Ann B
Laguna Beach, California
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Chef-owner Alan Greeley is one of America's GREAT CHEFS. I have been going to his unassuming Golden Truffle restaurant in a Costa Mesa strip mall near 17th Street for more than 20 years, and have dined there easily 50 or more times. That said, on only one occasion was I ever disappointed, and that was because I neglected the warning... More 

1 Thank James J
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

I truly find this place to be a one of the best places to dine or eat or nosh or go to when you want food that is fresh tasty and over the top good. Sit and ask for the daily chef wants to make special. OH MY goodness. YUM

Thank Penny F
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180 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

First here with friends that has been here many times, this place has a warm and vibrant interior, the chef/ owner (estancia high) came to our table to chat, very friendly. We all have different food, the sea bass was cook to perfection. The lobster guacamole was also a hit, definitely will come back.

Thank Sugaylange
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We started off with a glass of the wines available and they had quite a list, but the per glass wine on the main menu is fine. I had a very crisp Caesar Salad for starters. We then proceeded to the main entree and I had a the Sausage Platter with 4 different kinds of handmade sausages that were to... More 

Thank Roy R
Tustin, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We have been dining at Alan Greeley's Golden Truffle for many years and have always been surprised and impressed. However, the last several times we have notices a drop off in quality. Our last dinner was so unacceptable that we returned one entree and one dessert. This is something we never do, but the entree was awash in a gravy-like... More 

Thank grroice
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Alan Greely, owner, chef and face of "The Truffle" puts his heart and soul into every dish that comes out of his kitchen and it never disappoints. Chef Greely is a character beyond words and he brings out all of that personality in his food. From Caviar to chili, you should give this place a try. Go for the food,... More 

Thank Nickie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1767 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-9858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?