Online Reviews

FACEBOOK BY BOB & MICHELLE DORANTES 3/20/2016 — 5 STAR

"We had a great time! The actors were awesome! Can't wait to come again."

YELP BY ANDREW C.   3/15/2016 ★★★★★

"COULDN'T BE MORE HAPPY WITH THE EXPERIENCE. THE MURDER MYSTERY WAS WELL PERFORMED AND STAGED APPROPRIATELY BEFORE, BETWEEN AND AFTER THE COURSES." READ MORE...

YELP BY TAYLOR S.   1/16/2016 ★★★★★

"A super cool experience!! Went here with a group of 20 for my husbands birthday last night and had a blast!!" Read more...

facebook by Victoria Angel Vu 12/20/2015 — 5 star

"What a fun entertaining place to be! ! The actors and actresses were AMAZING, food was delicious, and great for all ages! ! We will definitely refer our friends and family to go! ! Thank you for making our night memorable! !"

Yelp BY Louise V.   11/29/2015 ★★★★★

"Fun date night and a great way to spend Halloween!" Read More...

FACEBOOK by Linda Gilbert Sciortino 11/22/2015 — 5 star

"We had THE BEST TIME! My husband surprised me with the Gourmet Detective as part of our 30th Anniversary weekend and it was one of the best things we could have done together. We laughed and ate and laughed and ate and laughed some more - so much fun! Loved the way the cast interacted with the audience and seemd to genuiney care that everyone had a good time. The food was wonderful too."

Yelp By Dave T.         11/6/2015 ★★★★★

"We had a blast, good food and cast" Read More...

TRIPADVISOR BY GoshOhGolly  10/18/2015 ◉◉◉◉◉

“Fabulous, new location ... The show is amazing, still my favorite date night out" Read More...

YELP BY Anthony B. 9/29/2015 ★★★★★

"An absolute delight. The three word review if you don't want to read the rest of the review..:D" Read More...

TRIPADVISOR BY OhGoshOhGolly 10/18/2015 ◉◉◉◉◉

“Fabulous, new location ... The show is amazing, still my favorite date night out" Read More...

Print Reviews

Orange Coast Magazine by Lisa Berghouse

"Murder takes place every Friday and Saturday night in the original Gourmet Detective production of “Darling,You Slay Me.” Read More...

Los Angeles Times by Margaret Wappler

"There's an edgy breed of dinner theater on the menu, if you don't mind a little murder with your meal." Read More...

The Newport News by Christopher Trela

"There is dinner theater, and then there is The Gourmet Detective, which belongs in a class by itself." Read More...

Daily Pilot by Tom Titus

"If you grew up reading the murder mysteries featuring Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, you’ll find the current attraction at" Read More...

The Press Enterprise by Leslie Anne North

"The Gourmet Detective is a very welcome addition to Riverside. The interactive dinner theatre puts you smack dab in the" Read More...

Table for Two by Christopher Trela and Stasha Surdyke

It was a hot summer night, the kind of night that Newport seldom sees, with the kind of heat that could curb your appetite and" Read More...

The Press Enterprise by Leslie Anne North

"My little girl was having a sleepover at her grandma’s house last weekend so my fiancé and I planned a date night." Read More...

OC Metro by Chris Trela

"One of the longest-running productions in Orange County has been the mystery dinner theater presented every weekend by" Read More...

the voice HAYES SPENCER

"Imagine yourself enjoying a French cuisine on a typical Friday night… When all of the sudden, you realize a murderer is amongst us." Read More...

All full reviews

"2015 Best of LA Best Dinner Theaters"

"2015 Best of LA Best Dinner Theaters"

"2011 Best Dinner Theater in Southern California"

"2011 Best Dinner Theater in
Southern California"

"Best Kept Secret Award"

"Best Kept Secret Award"

"The Best-In-Region 2010 Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction"

"The Best-In-Region 2010 Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction"

Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater"

Critic's Choice Award for "Best Dinner Theater"

"Best of Nightlife"

"Best of Nightlife"

"Top Ten Best Comedy"

"Top Ten Best Comedy"

2014 Things To Do

2014 Things To Do

"Best of the West... Best Mystery Dinner Theater"

"Best of the West...
Best Mystery Dinner Theater"

2015 Fun Find

2015 Fun Find

"2010 Best Dinner Theater in Southern California"

"2010 Best Dinner Theater in Southern California"

"Best Dinner Theater"

"Best Dinner Theater"

"Best Mystery Dinner Theater"

"Best Mystery Dinner Theater"