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21 Oceanfront
21 Oceanfront

21 Oceanfront Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.21oceanfront.com/about21.shtml
  • Email: info@21oceanfront.com
  • Phone: (949) 673-2100
  • Hours of Operation: Bar and Lounge open at 4pm
    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Miroslav Rusev
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: 21 Oceanfront is the perfect venue for your next group Newport Beach event or Newport Beach banquet. Our event professionals will plan and coordinate your next family celebration, corporate event or business meeting in one of our formal dining rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Hay (866) 790-2091
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment in our Oceanfront Lounge
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please log on to our website for information and menu's for all Wine Dinners, Promotions and Special Events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Beach Pier
  • Public Transit: We offer Complimentary Roundtrip Transportation for groups of 8 or more within a 20 mile radius (based on availability). We have Custom Mercedes Sprinters and Corporate Vans.
    Comfortable, clean white vehicles, staffed with professional drivers. This service is complimentary, driver gratuity is appreciated.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet or Self parking Available
A word from 21 Oceanfront
21 Oceanfront, located across from the Newport Beach Pier, just steps from the sand, offers the ultimate dining experience. Extraordinary sunset views, opulent decor, and an extensive Wine List. 21 Oceanfront is the perfect location for cozy gatherings or receptions up to 200 people. Live Entertainment in the Oceanfront Lounge. Happy Hour Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 6pm. Complimentary Transportation for parties of 8 or more in one of our Custom Mercedes Sprinters (based on availability).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Always great service with a friendly atmosphere and good food."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great time food was Excelent noise level was high But it was Friday night Service could not have been better"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A great place to celebrate a special occasion. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I needed to find a restaurant for a night out with friends and business associates and 21 Oceanfront was recommended by a friend. We were seated at a table with a very nice view of the ocean. The food was great . The service was excellent and we had a lovely evening. The only issue we encountered was our table was close to the bar and the noise level sometimes made it difficult to hear our own conversations."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I knew the prices prior to going but as a special occassion I thought it would be worth it. Not so-- the food was mundane, not bad, just the same you could get anywhere for half the price. Save the bucks and try one of the many good restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service was great and the food was fantastic. They do not have the prix fixe menu anymore."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "If we ever go back again we will request a table away from the bar area-it was so noisy we couldn't hear what the other was saying. The service was professional and attentive and other restaurants in the area could take a lesson from this staff. The food on the other hand was quite mediocre. I had the special halibut which was under seasoned and over cooked. My friend had the scallops which were over salted. We now understand the reason for the mixed reviews this restaurant is receiving."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was awful! Waited 10 minutes for drink order, never had waiter come over to table to see how things were. Finished dinner and the plates remained in front of us for at least ten to fifteen minutes. Used to love the place but that was the last time!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "brought my other half and family for dinner on a Saturday evening. The sunset was amazing!! Food, drinks, and service were good as always. I will be back in the summer to enjoy again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food and great service. The best piece of Swordfish I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I loved the band in the bar, great ambiance in the restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was exceptional. I had the lobster and it melted in my mouth. Wine list was amazing."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Limited wine list. Out of wines after one bottle. Service was weird. Hostess became bar service and then waitress. Kind of strange for such an upscale place. Felt like they were on a shoestring budget with low or nonexistent wine stock and short staffed...."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Unless you came there to sit at the bar do not let them sit you on that side of the restaurant. The romance of dining with an ocean view is killed by the load voices and TV on at the bar which is visible from the dining section."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very upscale restaurant with delicious food and beverage options. Went out for a special night. We happened to be seated in the bar area with live music and energetic atmosphere, which was great for us, but if youre looking for a more romantic evening, be sure to request your table in the dining room."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "A bit pricey, but worth it. Zack, our waiter, was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall, the service could have been better. The food was good, but not great. Sadly I would not want to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Every single member of the staff that we came in contact with was personable, polite, happy and attentive. From the moment we walked in the door and every little detail after that. Not once did I feel like we'd been forgotten or that any detail was missed. The bartender took our order immediatly and the hostess offered to carry my drink to the table. The moment we sat down a staff member handed us our menus and then other member poured our water then our actual waitress came to greet us. The whole thing made us feel special."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was a very nice place, enjoyed the service and food"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my fiance her for our anniversary dinner. It turned out to be a beautiful venue. The atmosphere was romantic, and the service was excellent. Every server works together to make sure your experience is wonderful. Not only was the service great, but the food was to die for. We will definitely be coming back for our next date night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early to avoid the crowds this year. Oceanfront 21 offered us an exquisite view of the sunset on the ocean horizon. The service was impeccable...friendly, courteous and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was fair. My husband ordered the filet and swordfish combination which was unsatisfactory as the fish was dry and “tasteless” , and my king crab legs were not served hot as expected. Our sides were mediocre ( mashed potato ) but the mac n cheese was tasty. The highlights of the evening were our shrimp cocktails and the chocolate souffle."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It's been a long time since I went to "21". Nothing has changed which is good. A great place to go to celebrate an occasion with someone you care for."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "They made our experience a memorable one, very pleased, will definitly be back!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Went there for the first time and was very impressed. The location was a bit hard to find, but once you found it, the services was great. Unfortunately for us, we arrived after the sun went down but still could see the ocean. Excellent service and the food was great. Will return again soon."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food is fabulous. Ocean view is gorgeous. Service is excellent. Need I say more?"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at 21 Oceanfront. While we were too late in the day to see the sunset over the ocean view just a short distance away, we were welcomed with fine food and fine wine in a beautiful interior setting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great music early in the bar. Old classic style dark wood and leather booths. Excellent menu"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We have been putting off going here. I don't know why. This place was wonderful. I had the Lobster Bisque and salad. My son had the Salmon, clam chowder and 3 layer chocolate cake. Husband had the beef tournado's and coconut cake (which I ate). Will most definately go again. Gonna try Happy Hour next time, looked jumping."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This a great place for great food and great service in the "traditional" style - not like the trendy hot spots that come and go."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food and ambiance are fantastic at 21 Oceanfront. The prix fixe menu for Newport Beach Restaurant Week was amazing."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Great steaks and seafood!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "As usual, 21 Oceanfront always delivers! We arrived here for Restaurant Week and quickly greeted by the doorman and host. We ordered off their amazing restaurant week menu and started off with a petit beef wellington appetizer that was beautifully presented! The pastry was light and fluffy. I ordered their duck confit with chorizo risotto and my husband ordered their duette torneadoes and both were to die for. Dessert was absolutely decadent. Service was wonderful with our waiter constantly filling our wine glasses and regularly checking up on us. We left 21 Oceanfront happy customers as always."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, the ambience, the service and the music in the bar!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I love to watch sunsets, I love to eat - combining the two is great. Our meal was a special celebration with work friends and the food was certainly the highlight. Scallops, Chilean Sea Bass and Filets were enjoyed by all. Desserts, especially the Banana Caramel, were a fitting ending to our meal. A distinctive selection of wines, although perhaps a little pricey. You will enjoy a meal in this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "It had been a few years since I dined at 21 Oceanfront. I'm pleased to report it's as good (or even better) than ever. It was a great spot to take out of town colleagued and show off the great location, great food and great setting. Our server (Ryan) was right on top of and often anticipating our next request(s). From reservation to final "good byes" the entire eperience was first class. I will be back. Soon!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The ambience in this restaurant is a throwback to the 60s. Nice jazz band on Saturday night. The food was very good and the service was very good. It's in a very cool neighborhood right across from the ocean and walking distance to the new Port Beach pier"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This outstanding restaurant located at Newport Pier is one of our favorites. 21 Oceanfront offers delicious food, excellent service and a cozy, inviting atmosphere with gorgeous ocean views. Try the tender calamari steak or the swordfish for a real treat. Delicious!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Who turns on an air conditioner at 8pm when it's 50 degrees outside? Our food quickly became cold and we had to wear coats to stay warm. They ruined out meal! We will never go there again. We recommend you find a better restaurant, especially if you don't want a special occasion ruined."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Enjoyed our wedding anniversary dinner by starting with shucked oysters that were fresh and delicious, Ribeye steaks were tender and flavorful. Enjoyed Grand Marnier Souffle and a complimentary Chocolate Cake. Entire service staff and Nicole are high energy and know the menu well. Refreshing to be served by an excellent team. Food is fresh and delicious. The view over looks Newport Beach. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "It wasn't busy at all when we got there for our reservation at 9 pm. The service was not prompt and even drinks seemed to take a while to get. For some reason my crab legs were never put in and they brought me some kind of seafood pasta. It took about 20 minutes for me to get what I actually ordered. They also must have been out of the palif that was supposed to come with my crab legs..I was brought mashed potatoes even though I had already ordered an extra side of those. They were also out of a few different other things we asked for- chocolate soufflé, cucumber vodka for a martini, and an entree that my mother-in-law asked for. Overall the food was good, but we were really disappointed with our experience."
    Dined on 12/22/2013