The Cellar Rocks National Fine Dining Awards


When I speak of The Cellar to gourmets who call themselves Foodies, I am always shocked when they haven't heard about The Cellar. 

I suppose one of my favorite special affiar restaurants - which is REALLY in a cellar - a hidden gem beneath Fulerton's bustling main street. 

Did you even know that The Cellar is one of the most awarded restaurants in the nation? We have been writing articles about The Cellar for decades now, with the same consistant excellent results. 

We have followed the career of Richard (pictured here) from his beginnings as a go-getter bar manager at The Press in collegetown Claremont (our former headquarters), through his rocketing rise in the LA restaurant scene to now discover he is the General Manager of The Cellar, taking this established winner to even higher heights! 

Here are just a few snippets of awards The Cellar has recently won....

Four Diamond Award

The Cellar has been awarded the Four Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association every year since 1990 and is rated among the top 5 percent of 1,890 Southern California restaurants inspected by the Auto Club.

Best Cocktail Bar/Mixologist

Named by the OC Register, The Cellar has built an impressive cocktail program and we are honored to have gained notoriety within the Industry

Best Bartender

Our own Dustin Adams was voted 'Best Bartender in OC' in 2017 by OC Weekly Readers.

"California Restaurants Every Foodie Should Try"

As Listed by BuzzFeed

Most Romantic Restaurant

CBS Los Angeles has named The Cellar 'Most Romantic Restaurant', and 'Best Restaurant'

The Wine Spectator 

This publication honors The Cellar, where a dedication to fine dining and a passion for wine have built world-class wine lists worthy of our highest award.

Millennium Restaurant

International Award of Excellence

One of America's Top 100 Restaurants of the 20th Century International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau.

DiRONA Award Recipient

Gourmet Diner's Club of America
One of America's 10 Best French Restaurants

The Cellar was honored in 2001 with induction into the Nation's Restaurant News "Fine Dining Hall of Fame"


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Visit The Cellar's website to see just what we are talking about!

This restaurant receives our "5-Star +" rating. A rare distinction! The only one thus far.

We will be returning to you in just a few weeks to give you the latest update out of The Cellar.

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