Bayside Restaurant
Bayside Restaurant

Bayside Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baysiderestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (949) 721-1222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Gstrein
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live music 7 nights a week and Sunday Brunch
  • Special Events: From wedding receptions to corporate functions, Bayside can accommodate from 20 to 200 guests with the ideal setting. Take a tour of the rooms available to you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bayside / PCH
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet offered as well as self parking.
A word from Bayside Restaurant
New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Bayside Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (52)notable wine list (41)great for brunch (36)good for groups (35)great for outdoor dining (32)great for lunch (28)vibrant bar scene (27)scenic view (23)late-night find (13)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Service was MIA
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    30 minute wait for table (despite reservations). An additional 20 minute wait to see a waiter (who said they were out of wine menus and would be back when she could find one). Another 20 minute wait until water and bread arrived. Our food started to come thereafter, but 1 hour and 15 minutes after we arrived on time for our reservation. As we were leaving, I complained to the manager, who was apologetic and said he recognized me as a regular. But no comps for a future experience, which would have been appropriate. This is the second time this happened to us at Bayside, both on nights they ran "specials". Not acceptable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    PKBearFan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Really enjoyed Baysids 15th anniversary small plate menu
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as usual everything was fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a large group and were taken care of very well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A terrific, fine-dining hangout for locals. Great piano entertainment provided by Jim Roberts. Service is great. Huge bar with sports on TV. What's not to like!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only strictly brunch menu
    Sunsue36VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Small cozy but not ocean side The menus only has brunch no a la cart .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • frequentDiner
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I love the food here, especially the seafood. I took my family there for brunch. A tad pricey for me, but normal for Newport and the view is wonderful. It probably has a great wine list but we didn't indulge, so I can't comment on it. I have recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a good night out
    datenite50
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We go to Bayside when we know it will be quiet . The food & service is always great. Nice live music in the bar. We are the 50ish crowd so probably not a younger scene. They can accomodate a large crowd in a pleasant area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday treat
    IrvineBrit
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Our first visit to Bayside was to celebrate my birthday (don't ask which one). Our party of eight (6 adults, 2 young boys) had the Sunday brunch. It was a great selection of food, well cooked, and served in a timely manner by attentive staff. Our conversation didn't have to compete with the game being shown on the televisions above the bar. They helped make my big day special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome as Usual
    chon
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Will definitely return once again. Bayside never fails. I tried something different and it was fantastic. Everybody enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Brunch
    Shawntae
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I wanted to try some where different and decided to have my family join me for brunch here. I was pleasantly surprised. For $30.95 we had 3 courses and bottomless mimosas. The upgrades on juice and food were reasonable and the portions were large! We didn't need to eat for the rest of the day! The quality, value and location were all top notch. I'd come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Mediocre
    Stratman90
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went there Saturday night. Nice relaxing patio dining. Until they seated a large group out there, then it got noisy and very crowded. Server was not very attentive, and got worse after arrival of large group. I had lamb chops and they very good.. Restaurant has good possibility, just not that night. I will try this place again and see
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went early so it was quiet and the waiter was attentive. Good food and nice selection of wine. Bar had a live band but sound did not overwhelm dining experience. Very pleasant meals
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS RELIABLE
    HaroldHollandaise
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Bayside is always the go to restaurant whenever the situation demands consistently good food, friendly, attentive service, comfortable surroundings - whether outside, in the bar (with great soft jazz) or in the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale gem
    Peter
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    enjoyed the quality and presentation of the food. Swordfish was excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    MrsMVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    From the moment we pulled up to the minute we left, the Valet, Hostess & Server were all wonderful! We spent the most time with Fran & I would recommend her every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ConnieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was fantastic and service and attention from Fran our waitress and Ed the manager made for another very memorable evening. We took our daughter (her birthday) and son-in-law for dinner, their first time and it will not be their last. They couldn't have enjoyed it more. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    ItaliandelightVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Everything was to perfection including my server. Food, atmosphere, everything was amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We hadn't been in here in awhile. We were very impressed with the food, service & ambiance. Great spot to listen to some great live Jazz. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When you chose to interact
    Staeklvr
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We are finding the only location where conversation can can be carried on in a restaurant is in our own home, the Bayside offers all the nuances of a hip bar, music - yet, they have locations where those wishing to speak to each other do not have to shout to be heard. Service is excellent, menu great.....it is our local 5 star dining establishment and we drive 20+ miles one way to share this experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    ArchmomVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Terrific food beautifully presented and at a surprisingly reasonable price. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bayside
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I dine her a few times a year. Always great food and service. My wife had the rib eye w/Bernaise and I had the culote. Great each time we dine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was very good but the halibut portions were small...disappointing especially since my girlfriend's salmon portions were twice the size. The ambiance was pleasant especially when it became dark outside. The lighting was soft and the live piano music was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jk22
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great Food and Service. Best Brunch I have had in years. Relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love the fresh rolls and banana bread they serve at brunch. The food never disappoints. Also, a great deal for a 3 course brunch with free flowing champagne! I will be back over and over again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, nice decorative
    marin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had dinner with my friend, total 4 party. Food and wine was great, live music on Saturday. It was fun dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    ChuckCVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is becoming our favorite. The food and service is excellent and the Friday night band is outstanding. The regular menu is very good and the bar menu is certainly the best in town.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bayside xxx
    BBfoodrating
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Been there several times, food consistently good, service usually excellent as well. This time there was the very annoying practice of delivering drink and/or food to part of the table. Those who were served had to wait for rest opf table to be served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TXJudiVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Peaceful atmosphere with live piano playing. Wait staff know some customers by name. Food delicious. If you want a vibrant bar scene, this isn't it. If you want a gracious relaxing meal, this is it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect dinner
    Luvbnmom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Something for everyone. Wanting to go somewhere new came across this. Quoted a 9pm reservation over the phone, but open table had the time we wanted. Our food was perfect. I ordered something not on the menu and had no problem! Service was perfect!!! Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service was very good but the change in the setting, table 69, into bench seats is not good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ConnieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    As always the food was outstanding and so was Larry's service. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and everything was perfect. Love the pork chops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place with great food
    OrrlfrdVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Nicely decorated place, quiet dining room area with live piano music. Service excellent and food overall very good especially mushroom crusted halibut and rack of lamb and tomato bisque soup. Won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • consistently great
    LeneVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We are in Newport 1 week a year and we make sure to come to Bayside one night because we always have great dinners there. Our guests always agree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    Keith
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great menu selection, excellent food, terrific service, reasonable prices, and very pleasant view or the Bay. Due to my hearing disability with noise sensitivity, we asked to be moved to a quieter table. The manager and staff were very accommodating and pleasant about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food slow service
    Bzzbee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had the prawns and the chicken. The prawns were excellent. The chicken was good, but not on par with the prawns. Service was extremely slow at times. Our reservation was at 6:30 and the place was practically empty. From the time we finished eating till they cleared our plates was just under 20 min. Then another 10-15 before the waiter came to offer coffee or dessert. They had live music which was perfect. We didn't mind the wait due to the music and great conversation
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food, but....
    TimmyT
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I love this place, and this normally hasn't been my experience, but the hostess was a total B. Some young lady with dyed blonde hair with this total arrogance; no smile, no eye contact, downright rude. Unfortunately, you find that type of attitude at a lot of the fine dining places in Orange County, but I hadn't experienced it at Bayside. Hopefully she doesn't stick around for long.
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  • Worst Service I've ever received!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our party of 4 arrived to the restaurant around 6:40 pm. We were seated right away in the corner patio with the view of the bay. Very lovely. The waitress came to the table and presented herself very aloof and sloppy. We ordered 2 MaiTai and 2 Pina Coladas, the 2 MaiTai were extremely strong and distasteful and the Pina Coladas were runny and also distasteful, not too go without mentioning that the first one I received had a black hair in it. We ordered and our food came out about an hour and 20 minutes later. Another guest from a different table complained about their wait for their meal. The bill was a total of $262, half of the food and most of the service were not worth the amount we paid. Left very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as usual!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Another wonderful dining experience! Food is excellent and service is top-notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bayside has always good food
    maryannVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Bayside has been one of my favorite restaurants since I moved to Newport Beach in 1996 for its consistently good food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dundee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our dinner the other night was wonderful. Servicewas great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate