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34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
+1 949-234-0063
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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French, American
34471 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2906
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We had heard of Gemmell's for a long time as he is quite a well-known chef in Orange County. However, what finally got us to his restaurant,very Provençale in décor, was that I learned he had a Prixe Fixe Bastille Day dinner. We were able...More

Thank JoaninFrance
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner here! Housed in a charming house-like storefront, Gemmell's is a first-rate French restaurant in beautiful Dana Point. I had the crepes and my husband had the beef bourginon. Both were delicious! They also have an extensive wine list and wonderful...More

Thank mariagloria
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This restaurant does a great job with service and was very accommodating when asked to tailor a dish. Although it looked like a storefront, the location in Dana Point Harbor is upscale. However, I was a bit taken with sticker shock when I saw our...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 16 May 2016

WE thought we wree in the twilight zone when our waiter said that "this chef makes beurre blanc without wine or butter, that it's a cream sauce". So we gave him a quick lesson n French and made a different choice for an entree. We...More

Thank robg9000
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Gemmell's has been a place we make a point to go when we come to the area. Over the years the food has remained stellar and we enjoy dining here, always for lunch. They offer a lunch plate for $14.95 where you can have chicken,...More

Thank BigMac1949
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We came across this unique restaurant while visiting the Harbor Shopping Center. Quant restaurant with extensive menu and good drink selections. They have a businessman's special that had excellent and varied choices. Food delicious and made fresh daily. Portions generous. Service is customer focused. Highly...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The food was delicious as was our server. My husband and I had been there before, and we were never disappointed. The ambience is lovely and it is next to the harbor. It was a very pleasant time!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 11 March 2016

went with another couple. The eservice was very good. The meal was excellent. We would definitely return again.

Thank happytravelerjohn
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We ate lunch here for the 3rd time in 10 months. The food has never failed to amaze me. The Pate’ de Canard was super smooth and absolutely delicious with the toast points. Just as good was the Spinach Salad tossed with hot bacon dressing...More

Thank JD1946
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

It had 4.5 stars but it sure wasn't great. The food was adequate but far from fabulous. Service was also adequate but waiters who say no problem are not my idea of top service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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