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21 Oceanfront
21 Oceanfront

21 Oceanfront Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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
Diner Reviews
  • "All of the above: Outstanding, food, service, ambience, and noise level was low, I could enjoy a conversation while watching the Sunset!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were disappointed, they sat us at a small table by the window which was ok. When the sun set the sun was in my wife’s eyes while she was trying to eat her entrée. We finished quickly and left. We had dessert and coffee elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Parking was bad. It took us 15 min. trying to get to the valet, because of traffic n 21st street. Valet was slow in getting our car."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Old world steakhouse with lots of wood and leather. Incredibly attentive staff and great food. Only complaint was the parking. It took 20 minutes to get from the entrance of the parking lot to the parking valet. Not their fault. Just very crowded at the beach early on a summer's eve."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I found this restaurant to be one of the best in Newport Beach. It is better than Splashes. The food, service and atmosphere are great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "very nice and comfortable restaurant with great atmosphere as a white table cloth dining experience. great view friendly service and food was good but high priced. Goes with the location but Balboa only has a couple of very nice restaurants to pick from. Upscale and romantic with great views. Valet parking is a must and weekend beach traffic can create a crawl to get to it. Really nice cocktail bar with nice acoustic live entertainment. We enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "From the hostess to the bar for sunset and great server, a perfect dining experience. Very nice, very much a neighborhood home."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Steve was a great server and Kerry was the nicest hostess we have ever met. It was a great evening! We intend to go back whenever we get into town."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Loved not having to search for a parking spot! Started the evening off right! Cozy booths overlooking to ocean is quite wonderful. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were early to our reservation @ 5pm, we headed over to the bar for some drinks. When it was time to take our seats they seated us in the back near the bar. When placing my reservation i had noted I wanted a table by the window and that morning prior to going I confirmed that my table was near a window. I asked to why we were not seated my the window as I requested. The girl went to find out and she came back to say because i didnt have a collar on. I wasn't dressed as a slob. I have a white t-shirt w/a black sweater vest and nice black pants. On their website it does not say anywhere a collar is needed. That was one issue, service was excellent Our Waiter Zach was awesome. Food was terrible no flavor. I will not be coming back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great dinner& service! Food was wonderful! We loved it !!! Thank you."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed the experience. Nice and quiet and a great view of the ocean & pier. Food was excellent and about what I would have expected to pay for the experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We celebrated a 65th birthday. The food, staff and ambiance were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Spent a while looking for a romantic restaurant for my girlfriend's birtbday. I ended up taking her here and she absolutely loved it. The food was great the service was great."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was great but small portions.... Was smaller than I would like and seating was tight service was a lil slow but very friendly"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I decided to celebrate our 28th Wedding Anniversary at 21 Oceanfront after reading the great reviews on Opentable. The restaurant is literally walking distance to the beach. We were seated in a cozy section with an awesome view to the ocean. Our waitress was extremely nice. The wine, mussels, oysters, Sea Bass, Crab legs, and dessert was spectacular. We are definitely returning to this restaurant that offers not only delicious meal selection, but great service. Thank you Oceanfront for making my anniversary extra special."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great steak and seafood with an ocean view. How can you go wrong?"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Awesome! Tuna appetizer was melt in your mouth perfect. Most tender ribeye steak Ive had in a long time. The only thing I can say is Awesome!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "21 Oceanfront came highly recommended so my wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary dinner. All of the staff we encountered were excellent. The food, however, did not match this excellence. I usually don't order fish at restaurants because they don't cook it well. But the Halibut special sounded great and I am trying to eat more healthily so I ordered it. The fish was tough and dry, totally over cooked throughout. My wife's pasta dish was ordinary and the pasta also was overlooked and mushy. The dessert wasn't much better. The chocolate soufflé was too fudge-like at its core and tasted like store bought cake mix. This could have been a bad day, it happens. But while we rate the staff A+, we give the food a C-."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Thank you for perfection. The food, service, ambience were all impeccable. It was a special occasion and each member of the staff treated it that way for us. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant has been around for years and still maintains its quality. The food, from the appetizers to the dessert, was excellent. Our party of 6 stayed well away from the loud bar area and we enjoyed pleasant conversation without having to raise our voices. The view is spectacular, especially at sunset. Definitely a repeat for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were running over an hour late after driving from San Diego and the staff could not be more accommodating. Outstanding staff and service. The lobster bisque and sea scallops could not have been prepared any better. My date had the halibut and raved about it. Homemade desserts are a must. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was second time dining at 21 Oceanfront - it was as excellent as I remembered. The service was phenomenal; our dinners were beautifully plated and incredible. 21 Oceanfront will definitely stay on my list of restaurants when visiting the Newport Beach area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience. Everyone very courteous and food service was perfect. Good selection of wines. Good music."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This restaurant was great. Great food and view. I don't live near here but if I did, I would return often."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We ended our trip to Newport Beach with a very nice dinner at 21 Oceanfront. Located close to the pier, this is a beautiful restaurant with club-style wood/leather decor and a great view of the ocean. As we perused the menu, we were offered a small hummus appetizer with carrots and celery. For our meal, we chose the day's special -- halibut with a pistachio crust -- and we were very happy. Our server Monika was very attentive, and when we asked for a wine recommendation, she recommended a Martin Ray chardonnay from the Russian River area that complemented our halibut perfectly. Definitely worth a visit for a special dinner!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I decided to surprise my Girlfriend to a dinner here, as the pictures online and its online menu made it seem like an amazing date; And in many ways it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely spectacular; and the view was pretty amazing in itself, but there were also a number of issues. First most of the tables, facing the view are also obstructed by the bar which is kinda annoying when few drunk co-workers were being extremely loud; not to mention for a "romantic setting" having the simpsons, as much as i also love the show, playing on the TV was not the most classy of shows to be showing. Finally, and I would say most importantly, The server was very well informed, but was still a rare sight which was also pretty annoying."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Had the Ahi and the seafood bowl of wonder. Only drawback, the chop sticks were cheap wood. Would be nice to have an upgrade to plastic, porcelean or ivory (upps!!, not PC)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and our waitress was so nice!! Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We really enjoyed whatever we ordered especially the seafood Cioppino, the Lobster bisque, and the chocolate souffle. The service was great too. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had great service, good food and a wonderful time."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Absolutely love this place! Had a wonderful experience here. Will return "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "we went to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a great time, excellent food!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for our first year anniversary. Everything was absolutely wonderful! Perfect!!! I rated the food 4 stars.. only because our steaks were pretty fatty. But as far as the flavor ..YUMMY..... AND COOKED TO PERFECTION!!!!!Pricey but worth every penny!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "it was my wife's birthday and they give us a table at the window facing the ocean and the sunset. I had put in for that a day in advance, they said that they could not guarantee it, but we arrived a little early had a drink in the bar and then was seated at the front window........Beautiful view, and a great sunset.. my wife was very happy."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This is my wife's favorite restaurant and it is where we go to celebrate our special occasions. It was my wife's birthday and as usual the staff made her feel special on her day. The menu is top notch, I had the scallops which I had been looking forward too since making the reservation and they did not disappoint. My wife had the fillet and it was too die for. The dining experience was great. It was a Wednesday and the restaurant was packed because of the food and premium service. Highly recommend this for dining with and ocean front view. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "A great location and excellent wait staff. Food mediocre-our fish dish was cold and had to be returned to kitchen. We were hoping for a higher cuisine standard."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loved the Filet Oscar! Delicious crab and filet minon! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This place was awesome, the people the food and a fare price. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Lobster bisque was very good, but fish entrees were mediocre. Nothing special. Service was good and nice ambiance."
    Dined on 4/26/2014