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Alley Restaurant & Bar
Alley Restaurant & Bar

Alley Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thealleynewportbeach.com
  • Phone: (949) 646-9126
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Santiago Nunez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Balboa Blvd. & Pacific Coast Hwy
  • Public Transit: Directly in front
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have an open lot with many available spaces which is private to patrons of the Village Balboa Strip.
A word from Alley Restaurant & Bar
For over 22 years, the Alley Restaurant and Bar in Newport Beach is the local's favorite for a dining destination. Specializing in only the best on-site cuts of beef like Filet Mignon and New Zealand Rack of Lamb. And don't forget the freshest seafood like Chilean Sea bass and our famous Sanddabs. The Alley serves as a casual, yet elegant dining experience and by late night as a high energy "Cheers" bar of Newport Beach. Come join us at the Alley and become part of the family!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food love coming in neighbor hood gem great service"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Alley is a throwback but good at what it does. The menu was pretty broad with a number of daily specials of which I had one. The service was prompt, friendly and helpful with honest opinions on menu items. The bar served a martini to the next table that was full and an excellent gin martini according to reports when those guests left. My entree was a tuna salad - actually very hard to find in the area and very well done with very fresh lettuces, sliced tomato, hard-boiled egg with just enough mayonnaise to make everything good. Salad dressing was on the side and very tasty. My wife had a panko-fried avocado salad that she raved about. Once again, everything fresh but the serving too large. All in all a very fun lunch."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The Alley is very much like pubs we have visited in England. Their nightly specials ($15.00 for a Prime Rib dinner on Friday and Saturday) and many other good deals the other nights are wonderful. Andrea and her staff are a joy and take very good care of the customers. The Monday night baby back rib special, with 2 sides for $10.00 is a killer deal. ENJOY!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great place to drop in for a drink and food - Sunday brunch is fantastic !"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been here several times and we keep coming back, because of the great food and friendly staff!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Usually we would give this a 4 star overall...We have made this one of our regular restaurants to dine at, but we have to be "up" for it as it is very loud. It just means people are having a great time, but sometimes its hard to have a conversation and that probably adds to the noise. A family was at the next table yelling as they chatted with someone visiting their table. We find the food very good with fair prices. The service is always excellent, with everyone sharing in making sure all is good. Had a bit of a complaint about a spicy dish being too spicy (something we've had before) and they fixed up just fine."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I really liked visiting Alley Bar and Grill. I had a great time and will recommend it to all my friends."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The Alley is always good and a great value. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I scheduled a reservation through OpenTable for a party of 10 (but ended up with 9) for Saturday brunch. My friends arrived a tad late, but they were chill about it! We were quickly seated, read through the menu, and waited. Our waitress was sweet and patient with us, so that was great. Once all of us ordered our food and sipped on our mimosas (which was more like a glass of champagne for everyone, with two glasses of OJ and cranberry on the side to pour into our glasses), we got more and more loud, but no one seemed to mind! It was a wonderfully relaxing and fun experience and birthday. Definitely a lot of fun -- will return in the future!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again, my husband and I had a lovely meal at the Alley. We started our dining experience with a Caesar Salad. With a wonderful, cruching romaine, tangy dressing, homemade croutons and anchovies (if you want them), it is the BEST Caesar Salad anywhere!! Once again, I enjoyed my Mahi Mahi with Macadamia Crust! Our server Adriana was spot on with her suggestion that I chose that preparation. Very nice! My husband opted for his favorite, Prime Rib, which was cooked just the way he like it ~ seared medium rare. Yum! We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and attentive, from the bartender to hostess and the server was excellent. She anticipated our needs, kept our table neat and had a great disposition. 5 of us had prime rib which was very good, however one was extremely fatty, although flavorful. We enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "About 2 years ago, my husband and I rediscovered the Alley Restaurant and Pub. We were pleasantly surprised with the changes in the vibe of the restaurant, as well as, the selections on the menu. The food is excellent, especially the fish blackboard specials. Monday through Saturday dinner specials are generous and oh so tasty! My husband and family friends love the prime rib! The whole staff makes us feel at home each time we visit. Even the chefs have become friends! Indeed, we love the Alley!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I made Mother's Day brunch reservations via Open Table and though it was very busy, we were seated right away. There is a bar near the front of the restaurant, but we were seated well away from it. The menu had a nice selection of items - I had a delicious make-your-own omelette with artichoke hearts, chicken and spinach. We were served a basket of delicious biscuits and the servers were very good at keeping our bottomless mimosas filled. They bring you both OJ and cranberry juice so you can mix and match your own. I was totally pleased."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had reservations for 11am and arrived at 10:50am. We were seated immediately and a waitress arrived quickly to get us something to drink. This was surprising as Alley's was completely filled with diners. Our food was deliver very soon after placing our order and the food was outstanding. We have eaten at Alley's in the past and they have never failed to be a place for a great place to dine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! First time there and most definately will NOT be my last time. Everything was outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoy coming for mid-afternoon brunch. I love the corned beef hash and she loves the California Benedict."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always the best ribs for the Monday Night Special."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Unfortunately they ran out of the BBQ Ribs which is there Monday night special."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "went for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. the best thing we ordered was probably the corned beef hash. huevos rancheros, cabo salad, california benedict were also pretty good. $10-15 entrees were huge. plus, can't complain about $10 bottomless champagne. will definitely be back when i'm in the area."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I have consumed many meals at the Alley. The food has always been very good. The service is always good. They pour a stiff drink. The prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had a business dinner on St. Patrick's Day, so I knew that the Alley would be packed, but even so our service was superb, the filet mignon was perfectly done. Great place to get business done in an informal setting!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Food was solid. $10 bottomless mimosas can't be beat."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was fantastic but the servers seemed like they didn't want to be at work. Made the mistake of ordering dessert "to go" and it sat on the shelf by the kitchen for over 19 mins and was crushed when we got it home. This place is more of a bar than a restaurant"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service is great here - sand dabs very good Always enjoy when we go"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was good and service was excellent. I loved the cheesy potatoes. The bottomless champagne was a plus but a little too sweet. The twist of a California benedict was excellent as the bacon crisp and the avocado firm."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great meal, lots of fun. Wonderful place to celebrate the new year. Jeff and Andrea run a great neighborhood eatery."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had great steaks. The waitress was nice and the food was good. It was a loud in there but it was fine, I had my kids with me and no one was bothered by them, nor were they bothered by anyone else. We will definitely go back there for the filet."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Filet dinner was $30. Not cheap, but it included 2 sides. AND it was a good sized chunk o meat and it was tender and wonderful ! Fun local place with good food. And you don't have to dress up or be snobby. I really like this place and hope it stays this way forever."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great food and super service--Cute English pub ambience--Took staff there for the holidays as it was nearby and always passed the restaurant but had never been."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I wish we could have spent more time here but we were on our way to the Boat parade and had to eat and run but the employees here went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and rushed our order and boxed it up for us quickly. This is such a charming restaurant, small and cozy and you are made to feel truly welcome."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I had an amazing night there for my birthday dinner! Excellent service and very friendly staff. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Monday thru Thursday, the Alley has blue plate specials for $10. A main entree plus 2 sides, a great deal at a great restaurant! And always great service!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Bottomless is truly that, and the food is wonderful! We love the server staff so much-thee gals know how to hustle and still make it so damn fun! Happy Holidays!!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We enjoyed the food, drinks and great service! Wished we lived closer so we could visit often."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The food was good, the drinks were great and fairly priced, and the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "A neighbor gem, love their specials for dinner lunch and the brunch on Sundays!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great food, generous drinks, friendly service and an energetic atmosphere. I ordered the Beef Stroganoff. It was delicious as always. Previously I've ordered filet mignon, prime rib dinner or prime rib sandwich. Always well prepared and delicious. Compliments to the chef. A special thanks to our servers Sarah and Vanda and our busboy Cruz for their excellent and attentive level of service. I'll be returning soon."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "We have been going to the Alley Restaurant for years and have always been pleased with the dining experience. However, we learned on Sunday that there are better places to talk with others at your table. Sunday football draws a relatively young crowd and the place is "packed." In the future, we will have brunch there on Saturdays. That said, it is a very happy place and the food is still very good. I had French toast with a light strawberry topping and mixed fresh fruit on the side. Every bite was delicious! In fact, every dish we have had at the Alley has been great. My favorite is the sand dabs. I strongly recommend this little gem of a restaurant if you want good food , good service and an upbeat experience."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "We ate here late night and wanted something different that everything else. It hard good reviews so we decided to go. The service was quick and the food was really good. They have some interesting combinations but it tasted great. This is a spot that we will go back again and they are open late. Very nice pub style theme and feel and they have outdoor seating."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "As always food was very good. If you like liver and onions, French onion soup, this is the place for you. I have never had a bad meal at The Alley and we have been going there for years."
    Dined on 7/20/2013