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Gemmell's

34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
+1 949-234-0063
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“sand dabs” (14 reviews)
“souffle” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 12 September 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 8 September 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

For lunch there is a nice selection of salads and entrees. I had a spiced salmon salad. Fish was well prepared and tasty. Came with tomatoes and cucumbers. Rolls were served and pleasant atmosphere. Spinach salad was good too. Convenient parking. Will try for dinner...More

Thank travelernottourist
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I have gone to this restaurant twice. The first time was for dinner. That time, I ordered the Sand Dabs dinner which came with rice and vegetables. When it came out - it was luke warm at best. Since I was with a larger party,...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The service was absolutely top notch throughout our meal. The food was very good. I had chicken, and it could have benefited from a bit more flavor.

Thank PaulEugeneG
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food is really good. Very tasty and portions are appropriate. Definitely check out this place if you are in mood for good food. The location is right in the Dana point harbor. No fantastics views except for the people you go with. The decor...More

Thank ocsky
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I was there for lunch on a Saturday. I loved the quiet atmosphere in which you could actually hear your dining companions. The food was excellent. I had sand dabs, which you don't find in many restaurants. They are commonly found in cafes in France....More

Thank LSCats
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lived in the area for many years but never tried this restaurant. Saw there was a groupon and decided to give it a try. We arrived to an almost empty room and found out there was a special groupon menu. Made our selections and then...More

Thank STEVE T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I decided to give this restaurant a try after hearing about it from friends. Next thing you know we see a deal on Groupon. This was right on time and we used the Groupon for "Date Night". From making the reservation, to...More

Thank NelsonD148
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a great place, something OC sorely needs. Two suggestions: the Ceasar Salad was limp and with too much dressing which made it worse; go for the crunchy green center of the Romaine and lighten up on the dressing. The dinner rolls were, well,...More

Thank Chas B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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