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Reviewed September 21, 2014
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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a four-course European dinner for two (up to $114.15 total value)
- $119 for a four-course European dinner for four (up to $228.30 total value)
The dinner includes the following, per pair of diners:
- One shared appetizer (up to $11.95 value)
- Two soups or salads (up to $8.95 value each)
- Two entrees (up to $29.95 value each)
- Two desserts (up to $8.95 value each)
- Two drinks (up to $3.25 value each)
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per party. Dine-in only. Not valid on the following holidays or holiday weekends: Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Menu items subject to change due to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Gemmell's Restaurant
Rich soups, seafood in butter sauce, filet mignon, creamy desserts—the high points of French cuisine are well-represented at Gemmell's Restaurant. Chef Gemmell uses that tradition as a starting point for a menu that reflects the multicultural techniques you might expect from a chef of his background. Born to a Scottish family living in Guatemala, Chef Gemmell moved to the United States in 1971 and landed a job as a busboy serving famous cartoon characters at the Disneyland Hotel. He soon began working his way up in the kitchen, opening his first eatery by the age of 30.
Today, at his namesake restaurant, Chef Gemmell smokes his own fish, quail, and goose, and devises his own recipes for ice creams and pastries—skills that lead Gayot to write that the chef is a "rather underrated restaurateur in South Orange County." The menu celebrates Pacific Coast seafood, along with the tender meats and vegetables given classic French preparations. Once you enter past the palmettos and white ironwork that guard the restaurant (tucked away near Dana Cove), the ambience is equally Old World. A carved wooden mantel and tall chairs and tables create a setting that imparts an eclectic homeyness without losing a drop of elegance.