Excellent ChoiceFirst time to Bayside. Made short-notice reservations via OT for 5 on a Monday night and had a great table with great service. Bayside lived up to its positive recommendations and reviews. Will definately go again.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasionVisiting from Indiana. Our daughter and husband who are expecting their first child were with us. The waiter Larry was very attentive and personable. It was apparent that he enjoyed and new his job very well. The food was excellent will recommend this to anyone.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great consistent foodAlways great consistent food - best risotto anywhere! Beautiful outdoor patio - can be noisy inside. Service good but sometimes inconsistent.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLively Neighborhood RestaurantMany locals frequent this Newport Beach Restaurant that was Gladstones in one of its iterations. It's a bit pricey, but the food and the service are quite good.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner and wonderfulGreat dinner and wonderful service. Prices were a bit high, but worth it for a special occasion.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable birthday--We took our 92 year-old mother here for lunch on Friday. It's become something of a family tradition to return each year for the tiger prawn and green risotto dish that she adores. When accompanied by a glass of excellent champagne and a decadent chocolate dessert, it's a perfect celebratory meal.
And what wonderful service we always have! Starting with the parking valet and ending with a sincere thank you from the hostess, everyone on the staff was wonderful.
We hope to be back again next year for her 93rd!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Although the menu was the same, I think there is a new chef because it was prepared better. The food is very good and a great atmosphere. The quite side of the restaurant, away from the bar was remodeled and it looks great.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner CelebrationWe took Mom there for an early Mothers Day dinner. This place is one of her favorites due to the piano/singer music that they feature each weekend. The food and service are very good. There's a very popular bar scene that always has a great crowd...the bar menu is a very good value. The location near the Newport canals makes for a nice setting.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable fresh halibutIf you like halibut, or have ever been disappointed with halibut, go to Bayside now as their fresh halibut is hands down the best halibut Ive ever had.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFixed menu excellent withFixed menu excellent with very fresh seafood dishes. The choice of bread pudding dessert was not as exciting due to blandness and dense and dry consistency. Ambience pleasant. Must be a secret find as every table in both the dining room and the bar side were full. We will return with the family next time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceGreat lunch experience. Our Halibut dishes were excellentServer very attentive. Have been here a numberOf times and the experience has always beenExcellent. Well managed!Must try dinner!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a perfect evening,It was a perfect evening, thank you for providing such a great restaurant in Newport Beach!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Bayside with anotherWe went to Bayside with another couple as we had not been to Bayside for several years. The service starting at the Reception desk and thru-out the evening was very good. The appetizers - the Ahi Tuna Tartare and the Lobster Bruschetta were excellent. We had brought our own wine however the wine list had many opportunities. We will defintely be back soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've not been to BaysideWe've not been to Bayside in awhile as we often go to their sister restaurant Bistango in Irvine. Now that the restaurant interior has been redone, it is very sophisticated with a lot of browns and leather. The food -- the menu has been expanded to include new items, i.e. steaks. We had the sashimi tartare and the lobster salad for appetizers and the special pork chop and the scallops for our entrees; all were excellent. Corkage is minimal at $15. We had the chocolate souffle for dessert but this is more like a small chocolate cake with hazelnut ice cream.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever been there before, justNever been there before, just looked on the internet for a nice restaurant in Newport. Had a great time and the service was excellent! We will be back...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 6, everyone'sWe were a party of 6, everyone's meal was fantastic, not a disappointed person in the group. I think we all over ate because everything was done so well. The service was perfect! We will certainly go back for another celebration.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely upscale crowd. BarExtremely upscale crowd. Bar jumping on a Friday night. Had Paella - excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT ITALIAN FOOD OUTSIDEGREAT ITALIAN RESTAURANT. WE LOVE TO EAT OUTSIDE ON THE PATIO. THE RESTAURANT HAS FRIENDLY WAITERS. THE FOOD IS A+ AND IS A GREAT SPOT FOR ROMANCE OR JUST TAKING THE FAMILY OUT TO EAT IN NEWPORT BEACH. THERE ARE FEW PLACES IN ORANGE COUNTY THAT HAVE SUCH A TERRIFIC OUTDOOR PATIO. THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been hereMy wife and I have been here twice, and it has been nothing but great! Will be going back next time we are in Newport Beach.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a delicious dinner - theHad a delicious dinner - the gnocchi was great! My friend said her sea bass was the best thing she'd had to eat in a long time. Could do with a few more interesting vegetarian options, but most enjoyable.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the Chilean Sea BassI had the Chilean Sea Bass and my wife had the scallops and both were excellent. The taste and presentation were superb. We definitely would go back and recommend it to our friends.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Consistent Gem of a RestaurantWe had forgotten how consistenly great this restaurant is! The bar area is too noisy for our dining enjoyment, but the main dining room is just fine. The presentation of all dishes is gorgeous, which definitely adds to the overall dining experience. The ahi tuna appetizer is fabulous and ample for sharing. Two of us had the filet mignon, which was cooked to perfection. Another had the scallops, which were delicious and also beautifully presented. Although we made no mention of a birthday, when it became obvious we were celebrating, our server presented the "birthday boy" with a complementary "signature dish" chocolate souffle cake and ice cream. A VERY nice touch. Bayside is back in our regular rotation of favorite restaurants.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNever enough good things toNever enough good things to say about this consistently wonderful restaurant.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently wonderful. DailyConsistently wonderful. Daily specials offer variety that never bores.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM