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The Gourmet Detectives

19800 Macarthur Boulevard 
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (805) 907-6964
Website: www.gourmetdetective.com
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The Gourmet Detectives The Gourmet Detectives : Amusement Parks, Irvine, CA



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by Jessica Hanson at Citysearch

Posted on Citysearch on 2/24/2011
Surprisingly Entertaining
My husband and I wanted to try something new and different from the ' ""dinner and a movie"" date, So we . went here last weekend. I'll admit that we were both apprehensive but it turned into a wonderful night! My favorite thing was that if you didn't want to actually participate you didn't have to! It was a wonderful and refreshing night.
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by Karperdiem at Citysearch

Posted on Citysearch on 1/19/2011
Deinitely Worth the Money
Okay, I've been to more than my share of murder mysteries I've even been to 2 in Boston. These guys get it right. It's interactive, but up to you, so they don't pull you up on stage and humiliate you. It's funny, but it's also a real story, not just a bunch of one liners all night long. The format is as follows: it's set in a restaurant, all the ""characters"" are part of the restaurant somehow and so all of these crazy characters are running the restaurant and so you become part of the story. It's very cool. The talent is solid, food is good, and the production is the most professional. Plan a few extra minutes for drive time and if you get there early they have a nice bar to settle into. Have fun. We had a great time. ...
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by Jrashi at Citysearch

Posted on Citysearch on 11/1/2010
Don't waste your money or time
I took my husband and another couple to see this show on 10/30/10. This had to be the worst show I have ever seen. It does not take much to entertain nor impress me and this was TERRIBLE!!! On top of it, the food SUCKED. I'm so upset about this experience, I'm thinking of disputing the charge on my credit card for them promising a certain product and not deliverying. When you read the website, they talk about how the dinner and food is so important to them and they take time to create wonderful dishes. I had what sounded like a great meal (New York steak with garlic mash and veggies). It was an unknown cut of meat with a gravy over it and instant mash potatoes. I would rather eat at Taco Bell. We were there celebrating my husband's 32nd birthday and I felt like a real looser taking them to this show. It was so boring, the actors looked horrible and acted poorly. It killed me know I paid $235.00 (not including drinks or tip) for a bunch of BS. Save your money and time.
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by DC54 at Citysearch

Posted on Citysearch on 6/2/2010
Not for young people
I took my wife here for a date. We are in our mid-20s and I thought this would be a fun and unique date. We were welcomed by some of the actors, who stayed in character the entire time and did a great job throughout the night. Unfortunately, we were seated with the God squad, who asked us within 2 minutes of sitting down if we went to church. We told them we were Episcopalian, but they spent most of the evening trying to convince us to visit their non-denominational church. Anyway, the drink service was almost non-existent, so I had to get up and go to the bar in the next room to get drinks several times, as the waitress only brought us one drink the entire evening. Though the website leads you to believe the cuisine is excellent, the food consists of instant mashed potatoes and frozen entrees that are just warmed up. My wife does not eat processed food, so she was not able to eat dinner, as no restaurants were open after the show. \r\rThat said, the acting and actual show were pretty good. Therefore, if you are going to go, make sure you go in a group of 8 so that you know who you will be sitting with, pack a bottle of booze, and eat dinner beforehand unless you like TV dinners.
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by vegeLover8 at Citysearch

Posted on Citysearch on 8/25/2008
Pleasantly Surprised Enjoyable Evening
My husband and I were given a gift certificate to the murder mystery dinner and neither of us were especially excited about going. We are both theater professionals and tend to enjoy more intellectual theater. We were however pleasantly surprised by the evening. We were sat with several other strangers at a large table and had a good time interacting with both the other guests and all of the actors. The singing was not great, but somehow they made the mediocre voices part of the characters they were portraying. We are both vegetarians so we ordered their vegetarian lasagna which was rather tasty. Way too much dressing on the salad, but we asked for another one without dressing and that was decent. I would suggest pre-ordering the dressing on the side. The food in general was decent banquet food, but the presentation on the entrees was very plain and unappealing. The drinks were fantastic, great bartender who knows his stuffonly complaint there was getting our drinks a bit faster. We probably would have ordered one more round if we didn't have to wait so long in between cocktail service.\rThe actors were great and they did the food service and stayed in character the whole time. The entire table seemed to really enjoy the evening. If you don't go with a group, I would recommend requesting a table with other couples. It was great fun meeting new people and enjoying the show with them....
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