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Review of Gemmell's

Gemmell's
Ranked #41 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
Transit: Public transit stops in front of the Harbor of Dana Point.
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, just "rolls". Make them more pastry-like to befit such a wonderfully smashing restaurant. Other than that, man, you got it going.

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Thank Chas B
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Reviewed 16 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, but not special. But I must say that I may have never tried duck pate at the regular price. It was a very generous portion and my husband really enjoyed every bite. This place needs a face lift and an additional server in the evenings. We only had one the night we were there, but I've read many reviews that said the same thing. But that being said, the food was very good, it was hot (not sitting around because they were short staffed) and I will recommend them for lunch.

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Thank Robert O
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Reviewed 15 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 is a great ambiance. Will definitely return.

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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
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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. We were there on a Friday night and there were only about ten customers in the place - there were at least 20 empty tables. We won't be going back.

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Thank rayu
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