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Bayside Restaurant
Bayside Restaurant

Bayside Restaurant Details

  • 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: American, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Some of the food was really good and some not so good. It took 45 minutes to get a menu and an hour before we got our initial drinks. The bread actually came out after the appetizers which were about 1.5 hours and when the main course finally came they brought 2 dishes from another table and completely missed a meal. The whole restaurant seemed to be running in slow motion. However some of the seafood was very good. I might go back just to see if it was the server or the whole operation that was that bad."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was great as always. The waiter we had was wonderful. I was there for a special occasion and it was and they handled it just right. I would recommend this to my friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal and good service. Music in bar a little loud but good jazz. Overall very good"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "went out for my birthday and very much enjoyed dinner, wine and the excellent entertainment!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my first visit to the Bayside. It is a nicely decorated spot nestled in Newport. The bar looked like a hot spot and the live music from the piano sounded sweet. The staff was friendly and service was very good. We sat on the patio with a beautiful view of the bay. The food was outstanding and dessert yummy. I will definitely return and highly recommend the Bayside."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Every course was outstanding. This restaurant won us over from the friendliness and professionalism of the staff to the delectable dishes. Try the bruschetta! The scallops were perfect (I'm very picky), and everything was beautifully prepared. We are already planning our next dinner at Bayside."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I have heard great things about Bayside for years and finally tried it out. The service was impeccable and the food was exceptional. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "They get a "fair" because the food was very good. Everything else is stuck in the 80s and poor. Not good service, not good valet (didn't even want to give us a ticket!), dated appearance, server clothes actually quite gross and dirty looking (and smelling). Not a professional service staff at all - yet expensive menu items. Won't be back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I went to Bayside for dinner with my girlfriend and found a wonderful and elegant restaurant in the process. The restaurant is located almost in a residential area and is surrounded by tasteful piano bar music and high-standing cream drapes. My girlfriend and I are foodies and think that Bayside is a great romantic restaurant with solid service and a smile. We both had a nice bottle of wine (the restaurant has a nice wine list). I had the spicy crab cake and chicken. Both were moist and excellent. My girlfriend had the beet salad and paella. Both dishes were incredible, fresh and very solid. If you are looking for a laid back restaurant with high class feel and grace, Bayside is indeed a proven winner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always a fabulous meal. Both the compressed lobster salad and the tuna tartar among the best anywhere. The lamb and Venison are incomparable. And the jazz is a welcome addition."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fine dining. Top notch service and food at extreme prices."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Bayside has a long standing relationship with the local neighborhood and Balboa residents, delivering consistent and familiar fare. Service is very good, very friendly and engaging. The food is pretty basic and "safe" but given the clientele doubtful the restaurant will get too adventurous and will continue to stick to a formula that works - my mother would definitely enjoy this place. The bar scene is pretty good, a few Tv's and a nice combo house band playing a mix of music."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • " My dining partner and I like to try places we haven't tried before. We were not disappointed. We were seated at a large booth and had very good service. A lot of activity seemed to be happening in the bar area some distance from our dining location, where the atmosphere was quiet--our preference. The menu has lots of interesting items, but I chose the lamb shanks and he chose the lamb chops. The portions were large and the accompaniments were lovely, as was the salad we split. We will likely go to Bayside again!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "When we arrived the hostess surprised us by stating that we had no reservation. From the very start the hostess had a very unpleasant and unprofessional attitude. When I inquired about the reservation missing she responded rudely asking if I wanted to review her reservation list insinuating I did not believe her. We were seated outside on the patio which was a poor location due to all the street noise. Our server was great smoothing out the initial wrinkle we experienced."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great time! - Good food. Give the lamb oso bucco a try. Everyone had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly at the entrance and taken to a table we did not like. We asked for another, and we were taken to a better table. Christy, our waitress , was very helpful with explaining the menu and seemed pleased to serve us. The staff was efficient especially since it was a busy Saturday night. The music was an extra bonus which we enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed a nice family dinner while my mother in law was visiting. The food was very good. The service was a little uneven toward the end of our meal but it didn't ruin the evening. We would go back again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had an enjoyable dinner for five. The food was well prepared and service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The best brunch in Orange County. Great food, ambiance, and wait staff."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place is a gem, nice atmosphere and great steaks. Our server, Fran, was completely awesome!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The prawns & swordfish were special, great presentation, fresh, and super delicious! The service was great too! What a fabulous dinner!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have dined at Bayside many times, always enjoy the dining room there with good food, drink & service. I will mention two negatives concerning our most recent visit. They do not offer Caesar Salad because the Chef doesn't like anchovies. I don't like some wines, but I make sure to have them on hand for guests who do. Second, an excellent shrimp entree was paired with a poor choice compliment, an ugly and bad tasting risotto. But we will be back, the good far outweighs an occasional bad."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We love Bayside. It is convenient for us and the food is delicious. Our favorite is the Halibut and Beet Salad. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We took our family to the restaurant for an 18th birthday dinner. The children were ok with their meals, however the adults were not. The lamb was very gamey and the paella (mussels undercooked, risotto not cooked and was more like a rice) Would not return. The prices were out of line for the quality of food."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we eat at all the top dining spots in Newport every week and this is top on are list. Great food ,service, wonderful space and music."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When I found 2 flies in my drink at the bar, the bartender wasn't at all concerned and offered no apology. He replaced my drink with a glass with a napkin pulled over the top and made some sarcastic comment. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail are not fresh (they are pre-frozen and thawed). The waiter was very nice, though, and the swordfish was very good. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Bayside is a bit of a throwback to a restaurant where the food is excellent and the atmosphere is adult. It has the feel of a neighborhood dining center. The pianist plays music that is enjoyable and not loud contemporary or rock and roll.prices are modest and wine list is extensive. Good place for a party."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We have been here many times. Great to know that the restaurant is consistently good. Can't wait to go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "On busy Mothers' Day, our 2:30 p.m.reservation was honored, on time, at a very busy time with lots of people waiting at the door. The service was speedy with no rushed shortcuts. The waitress was totally charming. All ancillary help were efficient and timely. The food was delicious. Bayside is one of our favorite places to dine. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Although Mother's Day is a special event and groups may stay considerably longer, Bayside has been serving a Mother's Day Brunch for years. Even though we came on time for the Mother's Day Brunch, we sat about 55 min late for our 1 o'clock meal. The food was excellent quality. Five of us ordered the lamb. It was very good but we were told it would be medium. It came an excellent well done. I realize the facility was having trouble keeping up to its high standard for whatever reason. We all had a good time, but it wasn't really quite at the level we have come to expect for the Bayside. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband, son and I had made a reservation for Sunday brunch at 1:30. When we arrived, we were told the only table they had available was behind a piano and the singer that performs during brunch. To sum up the entire fiasco would take more characters than allowed here, but suffice it to say that because we were seated at a table that didn't have a waiter assigned to it because of the terrible location, we waited 15 minutes to be acknowledged at our table, and about 45 minutes for our first course. Then our main course came out 3 minutes later. I ordered dessert when we received our main course as we didn't want to wait another 45 minutes...of course, our dessert came out about 5 minutes later. Worst service ever at any restaurant."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I had fresh halibut. Delicious but portion was small. Our server Jamie G was a joy."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had our anniversary date here. The meal and service was wonderful. I love coming here. I had made reservations and stated in the comment area that it was our first year anniversay and at the end of our meal they waitress brought us over a free dessert!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Who would think that the best venison my husband ever ate, could be had in Newport Beach CALIF at the Bayside? Well it was just superb. But even better was the Octopus appetizer - very unique preparation that was a feast for the senses and NOT too filling. The Halibut was perfectly cooked but a bit bland. Nice wine selections. Service was outstanding by Mavie K."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Lunch was disappointing due to slow service and mix-ups in order-never again! I'd try it for dinner again as it has always been excellent."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We have been going to Bayside since it opened. The consistency of their food offerings and service keep us coming back often. The bar treats are really outstanding."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch, the food and service were great. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our group of eight had a wonderful time at Bayside Restaurant endless Mimosa Brunch. Excellent service delicious food and beautiful view of the canals and boats. We felt pampered and never rushed, there was live music playing softly in the background.... and it was an absolutely gorgeous day...perfect California weather. Will definitely return! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "It can sometimes be hard to have a conversation at Bayside, between the buzz of people talking and the background piano, but the food is excellent, the service is very good and the décor is lovely. There is a lot of variety on the menu. It is expensive, but they also have a couple of choices on a prix fixe menu that are delicious. I recommend it, especially if you want to celebrate with a couple of friends."
    Dined on 4/26/2014