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A Restaurant
A Restaurant
  • Address:
    3334 West Coast Highway
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    Neighborhood:
    Newport Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

A Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.arestaurantnb.com
  • Email: info@arestaurantnb.com
  • Phone: (949) 650-6505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00 pm
    Bar Menu Available Monday through Friday 2:30pm to 10:00pm.
    Social Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Jon Blackford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: A Restaurant features 2 private dining rooms. One is an intimate space equipped with a flatscreen TV and curtains for privacy and can accommodate 16 to 20 people. Our larger private dining room also features curtains for privacy and direct washroom access and can accommodate 45 to 55 people. Financial Minimums are required.
  • Private Party Contact: Dan Dumitru (949) 650-6505

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self park and Valet
A word from A Restaurant
Since 1922 The Arches has been the destination for fine dining in Newport Beach. Known for it’s amazing steak and seafood menu It is a place where celebrities and local customers can dine in privacy. With grand renovations and its rebirth as A Restaurant this landmark will once again be a haven for classic culinary experiences.Chef Jon Blackford and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a reservation and still had to wait 1/2 an hour due to a specific request. Previously, we had a booth in the back room and had Santiago as our waiter. It was such a good experience that we requested to be in Santiago's station again...hence the wait. It was well worth it however."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Jammed packed and noise level so high our party of 4 couldn't hear one another. Food decent, service marginal … never got all of our order. We will never go back nor recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "An absolute gem! If you're dining out in Newport Beach you must put A Restaurant on your list! Coming from Boston, I'm used to exception culinary experiences and this was one of them! I will be back often!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "If you're a wealthy middle-aged man seeking attractive young women who gravitate toward money, this is the place for you.. The food is good, the appointments are old-school club-type red leather booths, and the service is excellent. But the clientele and the noise level made dining an unpleasant experience for my party. We went there on a Thursday night; I shudder to think what the place must be like on Friday or Saturday."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "A Restaurant is a marvelous Old School Steakhouse with both a wonderful and modern menu. Both food and service were superlative."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great place to dine weather it is a date or with some friends. The bar scene is great but you might want to plan ahead as this place gets packed..... The service is great, they have the bomb Chicken Pot Pie, call ahead because they only serve it on certain nights.... Cube steak is a great choice! We will return, often! CHEERS!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Enjoyed the decor; a very dark steak house feel. The crispy calamari was excellent. The Delmonico was good but I'll try something else on my next visit. I was disappointed in the goat cheese and lime cheesecake but my wife liked it. Service was very good. I will go back and try other menu items."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A Restaurant never disappoints! superb cocktails, great service, fantastic steak"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! First time & we went for lunch. Interior is fabulous, elegant, easy to enjoy the people you're with, comfortable & enjoyment of food. Everything they served was the finest quality and delicious. I had THE BEST hamburger ever! Cheese Plate was fabulous, Sides all great...10 Stars! Prices for what we got were reasonable & equal to places on 17th Street & down by the Bay...maybe even better, with an attitude to please, which is unique in Newport. Oh, and the service...the most professional, charming people we've met in a very long time. They were there to make sure we were comfortable and happy. We will go back very soon, and am spreading the word among friends."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Chef John, came out and took great care of my wife and I. We have never had a better meal and dinner experience in the past few months. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "What a surprise. It's been 25 years since I've been here and the evening was delightful. The service was excellent and the food amazing. Great Evening!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The charcuterie board is small but delicious. You can't go wrong with any of the salads they offer. The filet is my favorite and prepared with a delicious herb butters.The cauliflower steak is an awesome vegetable side. It's definately loud on the weekends, not a place to go for a quiet rendevous, but the food and service is amazing!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I've dined at A Restaurant on several occasions -- both for business dinners and for social gatherings -- since their reopening, and am consistently overwhelmed by their performance! Excellent wine selection. All the appetizers and entrees I and my guests have ordered have been fabulous. Highly recommend the block steak and the scallops. The brussel sprout appetizer and the ahi are exceptional treats! Oh, and try their homemade ice cream, too! The salty caramel was incredible! Thanks for another wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "A Restaurant is clearly an 'old school' steak and seafood place that brings in a boisterous bar crowd. The service was the best part of the entire dining experience, followed by the food. The Brussels Sprouts appetizer is superb, the calamari excellent and the beet salad appetizer one of the best. Steaks and swordfish are top notch; and the cheese selections are varied enough and well presented. The red leather booths and dark wood interior do harken back a generation or two, but A Restaurant carries it off, packing in an eclectic crowd of all ages."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Consistently good, knowledgable and friendly service"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We always enjoy this spot--we prefer the main dining room near the fireplace. The service is always excellent and the quality of the food is consistently good. The short rib special was wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food here is absolutely amazing. The Brussel Sprout Appetizer is made to perfection everytime. I had a wonderful birthday dinner there with my family recently. Will be returning soon. Amy G"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Dark and loud but has good food and excellent service."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "It's nice to have the Special Request option when reserving a table, however A Restaurant apparently does not read them. It was my husband's birthday and I wrote this in "Special Requests" and the restaurant did not acknowledge by end of dinner. I didn't want to remind the hostess, because my husband was standing right there with me. So unfortunately we left without a little celebration of his birthday."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Our experience at A Restaurant was truly an enjoyable one; from our waiter, to the food, and the ambiance it was a fantastic introduction to this lovely establishment. Steve, our waiter, was attentive and amusing. We particularly appreciated his thorough knowledge of the cuisine and wine list and the delicious pairings he suggested. The service was timed perfectly, prompt without feeling pushed or rushed. And the food was scrumptious. If only we had saved room for dessert! We look forward to our next visit with much zeal and hope to share A Restaurant with our friends and family in the near future. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I did see children in here, but they were very well behaved and were in the back room with their families. The restaurant is a great combination of beautiful 20/30 somethings at the very active bar, some families in the far side room and then groups and couples in the dining room off the bar. The food was excellent and so was the service. I had the Wagyu which is a great piece of meat and my husband had the chicken which was very yummy and substantial. I had a beet salad and he had the red pepper soup. Everything tasted delicious. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We hit the bar afterward for a drink. For us, this is a great find since we live in Huntington Beach which is fairly close by."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Cool place. Decent food. Service at lunch was not very good and they were not busy at all. No excuse for lack luster service."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Although not inexpensive, this is a place you can eat at on a regular basis. Really good New American menu. Competent service and the comfortable feel that a lot of your fellow diners eat there often."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I love this restaurant and the Friday night special...the chicken pot pie is divine. The prices are moderate to high, but the food is excellent and the service is superb. We have been here twice in the last month and of course, we'll be coming back again. The only thing that was disappointing was where we were seated. We were out celebrating our anniversary and we were seated in the room right next to the bar at a table, instead of a cozy booth somewhere more quiet. The bar is quite the scene and gets pretty loud, even in the earlier hours. The atmosphere is cool and kind of dark--has the potential for a romantic meal."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The restaurant has a very comforting club feel. Although a bit noisy, the ambience and furnishings are top rate! The food is superb!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "From the ambiance through to the food A's is consistently awesome."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was incredible! The service was great! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fantastic food!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "A Restaurant gets an A in my book! The ambiance is an old school nostalgic vibe, which I love! The food was amazing, and the crowd very trendy. I loved this place! Definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We dined early on a Monday evening, so the restaurant was not busy yet. We had an delicious dinner and the service was outstanding. Had lots of fun with the servers. They had a good sense of humor, but I'm sure the fact it was rather slow gave them more time to have some fun with us. My husband received a complimentary dessert, it was an apple tart or pie. Just delicious! We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "The food and service was terrific! From the soup to the dessert, no complaints- we will definitely go again"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The A is positively one of the best steak houses in Orange County. Absolutely one of my favorite go-to restaurants"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We go to A's about 3 times a year. We've been served by Brian several times. He is the best. He always remembers us even though we are not regulars. He is about what is good or boring or great. Knows his wine."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Our service was average. Waitress was very busy in the bar and we had to wait a lot for drinks. The assistants that poured water were very good. Food was good and we were celebrating a special occasion and enjoyed ourselves! The bar scene was lively!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Awesome food, great service. I surprised my boyfriend with a birthday at this restaurant. I got everything I requested for. Very friendly server. A little bit noisy cause we came In the middle of a company outing but it didnt really bother us. Can truly recommend this restaurant. Have the calamari as a starter it was outstanding. Skip the onion rings, Tasteless and huge. Otherwise no complaints."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "A's is great. Good food, service and red leather booths."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The new menu is great! We shared most of the appetizers and loved all of them. Service was very good."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "everything was great. Santiago took good care of us. Steak was cooked just right. Recommend the bone in rib eye."
    Dined on 9/7/2013