Steaks marinated before cooking ultimately become extratender, which is perfect for easy eating and for making snowballs heavy enough to fly far but light enough to not leave bruises. Tenderize with this Groupon to Gulliver’s Restaurant in Irvine. Choose between the following options:
Styled in the dressings of an 18th-century English restaurant, Gulliver’s Restaurant—itself a nod to Jonathan Swift’s classic novel—invites guests to enjoy a playful atmosphere and specialties such as prime rib, baby back ribs, and roasted duck. Dinner ushers in generous portions of tender prime rib ($29.95) served with creamed corn and spinach, with the option of the thinly sliced traditional english cut ($29.95) or the Brobdingnagian ($39.95), a large bone-in portion named for the fictional land of giants, known today as any pro-football stadium. Roasted long island duck ($26.95) arrives with apple compote and red-wine cabbage, and a barbecue combo ($24.95) presents a unity of roasted chicken, beef ribs, and baby back pork ribs. The lunch roster, alternatively, reveals delectables of its own, including patty melts ($12.95) and fish ‘n’ chips ($14.95), and a wine list catalogs sundry glasses ($5.75+) and cocktails ($9.50).
Gulliver’s Prime Ribs of Beef
Although Gulliver’s Prime Ribs of Beef name comes from the writing of Jonathan Swift, its menu draws inspiration from inns and pubs throughout the England countryside. Gayot praised the eatery’s commitment to hearty comfort food, claiming that “the steaks are thick and juicy, and the Yorkshire pudding adds just the right authentic Olde English touch.” This British influence appears throughout the menu, from the fish ‘n’ chips to the sweet english trifle. Prime rib slow roasts inside a specially designed oven, and cuts of prime steak age in-house, leaving ample time for the chefs to forge a variety of new American cuisine, which demonstrates a similar commitment to satisfying, homestyle flavors. In addition to baby-back ribs and crab cakes with honey mustard, the menu also includes decadent options such as Maine lobster tails in molten gold.
Even the Zagat-rated eatery’s ambiance manages to evoke the feel of a roadside cottage. Lit by a row of electric chandeliers, the main dining room’s wood-paneled walls feature an astonishingly vast collection of framed pictures, mounted tankards, decorative plates, long-stemmed pipes, and prints by illustrators of Gulliver’s Travels. The lobby area’s fireplace contributes to this cozy ambiance, although patio seating is also available for alfresco dining.
Irvine Business Complex
18482 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, California 92612