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Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pelicanhill.com/Dining_Coliseum
  • Phone: (949) 612-1913
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Micah Severeid
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Coast Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service.
A word from Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
The casual resort lifestyle on the Southern California coast comes to life at the Coliseum Pool & Grill, with gorgeous Pacific ocean vistas, whimsical table settings of bright aquamarine linens and blue-tinted glassware, and a wide selection of American favorites on Chef Micah Severeid’s superbly prepared menu. Dine overlooking the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool with its radiant blue bottom created by hand-setting 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers fresh seasonal fare with many ingredients sourced locally from the Irvine Ranch®, located just 8 miles from Pelican Hill. With a large selection of pizzas, panini, sandwiches, seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies, there’s something on the menu for every taste and desire. A lounge with nine-foot TV screens is a favorite for sports viewing and families delight in the “Coliseum Kids’ Menu,” featuring an endless pizza, pasta and gelato option.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We went to celebrate a birthday having previously had a great experience. Apparently a large group in another part of the restauarant had priority and we felt like lower class patrons. It took more than a half hour for our salad/soup course to arrive and even longer for the main course. The waiter often was no where to be found as wine glasses were empty for quite some time. While the waiter explained the delays were due to a large party, nothing was ever offered to make our experience better. Not even a complimentary iced tea as every soft drink was added to the bill. With such delays, you would think a manager would have stopped by, but we never saw anyone that night. Food was mediocre compared to the prior visit."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "You can sit outside, inside at a table or inside at a booth. We like either outside under the covered patio or inside in a booth. For our 23rd wedding anniversary we chose the booth. Scott was our server and he took great care of us on our special occasion. Everything is beautiful at this resort. The decor, views, table cloths, glasses and the food are outstanding! The wine list is great. We had Schramsberg champagne, the flat bread special, the swordfish and the Skate fish special. Everything was so delicious! They gave us a special anniversary dessert to share that was a mocha, chocolate mousse cake topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries - delicious. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We found this fantastic restaurant on-line and made a reservation to celebrate our Anniversary. We're visiting from Canada with our 2 children. Everything was spectacular, the view, the food, the service - everything. Chef Micah even visited our table to ensure we were satisfied and to wish us a happy anniversary. Thank you Coliseum - we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Food and service are consistently outstanding, and the view spectacular!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We loved it and will bring others back to share it thank you"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food ingredients are top quality. Salad greens are clean, crisp, and tasty--said to be grown locally on the Irvine Ranch. Grilled salmon cooked perfectly! Servers are friendly and cater to your every need. Girlfriends enjoy as a favorite lunch spot; husband and I go for dinner often (we live locally). The outdoor patio is wonderful, and the view is the best."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have been there for brunch and lunch. This was our first time for dinner. Everything was wonderful. The food was great. Service was wonderful and the outdoor dining was perfect. Definitely will go back next time we are in town."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Had a lovely, relaxing, delicious lunch. Enjoyed the spectacular views, and dining outdoors. Perfect service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food, service and view were exceptional. Dined with best friends from out of town, they were amazed about how nice the view and the food was along with great service. We will be back to the Coliseum Pool & Grill."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "If you like looking at the gorgeous view for over an hour after you order your food, this is the place. Who knows why it took so long to get the food, but it did finally did arrive and it was very farm-fresh. We brought two guests from out of area, and we were embarrassed by the slow service/kitchen delay."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Moving to Newport Coast so decided to try out this highly recommended restaurant in the beautiful Pelican Hills resort. Casual lunch was perfect. Lots of activity by the pool overlooking the Pacific. The shrimp quesadilla was perfect and the potato leek soup was excellent. I highly recommend the Coliseum for a fun, casual meal."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this as a party of 6 for a birthday. It was very crowded and we had to wait for a table outside and the service was a bit slow but it wasn't a real issue. Food was good and the view is really great."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We are regulars at the Coliseum but find it special every time. The setting is spectacular with outside dining in a semi circle around one side of a 100 foot diameter round swimming pool all overlooking the manicured golf course and Pacific Ocean beyond. The name of the restaurant reflects the grand architecture of the restaurant and pool cabana building. The decor is classically elegant yet, in the setting, feels casual. The result is that we can feel comfortable in shorts, casual or business casual attire. The excellent, well presented food is consistent with this theme, from simple choices like hamburgers to imaginative steaks and seafood entrees all priced as casual dining. Service is consistent, attentive and excellent."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went for a quiet light dinner midweek. Normally a great spot. We ordered a starter of garlic fries and some gazpacho. After 30 minutes and being told twice that our order would be out "in just a minute," we asked for a manager and after another 5 minutes (no show on the manager) we got up and left. Don't go here if you're hungry."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There were 11 of us celebrating a birthday. Everyone loved it. The staff was great and the experience was truly amazing. I will definitely recommend this place and I will definitly go back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We live locally in Newport beach ca and always arrange to meet all of our dining dates here at the coliseum to showcase the best of dining with a view along the coast !! Great food, great service, great ambiance!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had lunch (party of 6) on Saturday, the views were superb, and the food and service was excellent. Great place to have lunch with friends."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our lunch outside was absolutely fabulous. The ambiance and scenery and food were excellent. The mushroom soup was so delicious. Can hardly wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was ordinary and very salty. Took forever to get food. Server was lovely and location is great. Not very creative or innovative. Brunch buffet was $65, a ridiculous amount for an aveerage hotel brunch."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "They ignore your wishes at reservation with some lame excuses. The waiters are nice and trying but food is mediocre - there are nicer places to go where they have a better control over roaming children. I am not recommending the place, particularly not for an intimate celebration or special occasion because you just will embarrass yourself."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Requested an outdoor table at 6:45. Upon arrival we were told to wait for a table outside (20 mins). Checked back at that time and was told first come, first served. After another 25 mins they took us to a table that had been empty from the start. Didn't get food until 8:15 which is too late with kids. Won't go back. Nice view though and food was ok."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Everything about Pelican Hill is amazing and the Coliseum Pool and Grill is a continuation of that. Great view, great service and great food. I like having meetings there. The noise level is low, the scenery is great and it sure beats Starbucks!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Everything was prefect . The food was great. The waiter was friendly . Best 1st anniversary ever."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great restaurant that seems very overwhelmed on busy summer weekends. I have dined at this restaurant many times and usually it is fantastic. However, when dining on a Saturday night during the busy summer season, it seemed very overwhelmed and perhaps understaffed. From the valet parking, to the hostess desk, to the servers, to the quality of food coming from the kitchen, it wasn't the usual amazing experience and amazing food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been here close to a dozen times, mainly to bring out of town guests or business associates. Service is always slow and inattentive, and the food is hit or miss (Crab cakes are good, Croque Monsieur is gross) and the drinks are EXPENSIVE. After the last fiasco of being seated in the noisy bar area (when I had a reservation) I think I'm done. I don't see this place getting any better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great restaurant but food and service were not at their usual level when busy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I can always count on the Pelican Hill Coliseum Grill for a great dining experience. I've been there on slow nights / days and busy holidays, it's always a good experience. Food, service and setting are top tier."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great views. Very nice, casual place to have a relaxing, wonderful meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We love The Coliseum Pool and Grill. The food is wonderful and the Staff is great!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this beautiful restaurant – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. My wife and I will definitely return to enjoy the view, great service and a incredible view. We enjoy this restaurant most in the evening hours before and during sunset. You will come to love it too!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great family atmosphere! The waiters are so nice and I love the environment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were celebrating a wedding engagement, MBA graduation, and birthdays. We sat outside overlooking the pool, canyon and ocean. It was a wonderful experience and the food was amazing. We would return for lunch or to celebrate another special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "WOW! Amazing views of the Pacific in a relaxing setting while dining on delicious food (& drink) choices. Excellent service with a friendly staff - super inviting for everyone - romantic date, special event (birthday, anniversary) dinner, meeting with friends, family - Super fun! :-)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Fantastic quality food with a great view. The staff was very accommodating. I would recommend this spot to locals and visitors!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is simply a dependable good experience. Food, service, VIEWS, staff...it's all good. I couldn't be happier that this resort is so close to where I live and work, it's the perfect setting for business or pleasure."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The location, privacy , breeze and ambience is very good. servers are not doing their job with their heart in to it ! I had to ask 3 times for something and still it was not what I had asked for. I habe been going to Caliseum for lunch and continue doing so but at the same time as I care I thought I shoule share my findings with you. Paul sabet Ph.D"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our brunch was excellent! The view was stunning! It was quiet and peaceful and made us feel like we were on vacation! Our server was great with the kids and very attentive to all of our needs. We enjoyed the buffet as well as ordered from the menu and the food was amazing! We will definitely be making another reservation at The Coliseum. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed the great sunset views, good food, nice service and the fact that it was not very noisy. We would go back and highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The special father's day menu had a lobster/filet option. The meat was discusting as per the meat eating boys in our party, and the more fish oriented among us, ordered fish/lobster. The portions were ridiculously small. Not in a chic French delicious way. More in a tiny piece of lobster and dry fish/piece of filet wanna be meat, type of way. $47 to $59 a dish! it was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was wayyyyy better than I expected!! So yummy!! A really nice experience. Not too loud and overall great atmosphere. The only issue was finding the place.. Pelican Hill is huge!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014