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Gemmell's

34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
+1 949-234-0063
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“sand dabs” (13 reviews)
“souffle” (7 reviews)
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French, American
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DETAILS
34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really enjoyed this restaurant. We used a Groupon for a 4 course dinner for two for $59. We had duck pate, lobster bisque, mushroom soup, pork tenderloin, sand dabs, crepes suzette and chocolate cake. A very good deal for the price. Everything was very good,...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant! Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. We got a Groupon for a 4-course dinner for 2 for $59 so my expectations were a little low. I was so pleasantly surprised!! The outside is so-so looking, but the inside is really funky. There...More

Thank jenniferguido
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Really warm comfortable restaurant. Had poached salmon, was pretty good. Puff pastry asparagus appetizer was OK. Good ceasar salad. Yummy chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Good Groupon deal. Not sure if would go back for dinner. Great waiter, attentive service.

Thank Stella0015
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our waiter, Luigi, was engaging and efficient. Wish we could say something good about the food - it was so-so and took forever to be served. We had a Groupon coupon, so at least we didn't pay full price. Regular menu pricing is quite high....More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Gemmell's restaurant located at the Dana Point Marina area is a true diamond in the rough. This is one very charming and comfy restaurant with an outstanding menu and above expectation chef. Serious foodies looking for a comfortable atmosphere, attentive service, a serious wine list...More

Thank hgreenleaf2
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This contemporary French restaurant is in the thick of Seafood restaurants in beautiful Dana Point! Located in the Dana Point Marina area, this fun restaurant offers a fine French bistro decorated atmosphere. The service was wonderful from start to finish, and the food truly well...More

Thank Michael P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail