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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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Great restaurant but food and service were not at their usual level when busy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We love The Coliseum Pool and Grill. The food is wonderful and the Staff is great!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Great family atmosphere! The waiters are so nice and I love the environment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "The food and setting are just wonderful. The service was not. We sat down and were greeted by a server & ordered drinks right away. About 10 min later, another server greeted us & took our order again, which was odd. When she finally came back to take our order, our drinks were nearly empty. The food came & was delicious, & we were ready to order more drinks. We sat with our empty glasses &empty plates for about 15 min before I asked someone to get our server for us. When she came back, we ordered more drinks & asked for the check. The check never came, our drinks were finished for about 10 minutes before we asked someone again to get our server for us. Since we were celebrating, being annoyed by the service was disappointing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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
  • "except the calimari - way to much oil on the flash fry, very oily"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The setting was beautiful. Food was fair. Service was way too slow. I should have paid more attention to the reviews I read. I see no reason to go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I was tasked to find a place for a company function. everyone agreed that this spot was simply amazing in everyway."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great ambiance, disappointing Eggs Benedict. Hollandaise sauce needs a lot of improvement. The Canadian Bacon couldn't have been thinner. The English muffin was under- toasted. Omelet was very good, but a little overcooked."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Both the food and the service were excellent. Great place to go for outdoor dinning with family or with friends. The scenic view of the pool and golf course bring together the elements that make your day a wonderful occasion. We'll be going again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Although the high prices suggest the food should be good, the lunch-time menu is "just" acceptable! We should have opted for a less scenic view but with better food. The staff, however, were pleasant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I would recommend Coliseum only for the view. Service was terrible. We were not greeted for over 10minutes after we were seated. The waitress had to be flagged down. Busboys forgets to bring water when asked."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The setting is so wonderful. The food is very good. We love coming here for a leisurely lunch."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The restaurant overlooks the pool which is amazing. Had the garlic fries - yummy. Food was good, and service great."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times and tho was the best yet, the server Jaclyn , the food was perfect and the weather just right! We had a enjoyable Birthday Lunch for My Husband, we will be back"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "for the brand, were is located, the name of the Chef and, the price charged once aspect a far superior food,"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "For a very special breakfast with wonder service you must try this beautiful setting. They really know "good old fashion service" but not stuffy, rather it's friendly. The Lobster scramble was luxurious. We felt totally pampered. We will be regulars."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I love to go here for the food and service, but the ambience and the view is the showstopper! It's the best coastal/sunset view set over the hills and the pool. Awesome. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food here used to be great and so was the service. I don't know what changed in the last year or so, but now it's just an average overpriced restaurant with lousy service. The only thing that hasn't gotten worse is the view."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "One of the most beautiful views in Newport Beach. The restaurant sits high on a hill overlooking Newport Coast, the Pelican Hill Golf Course, and the Resort's beautiful Coliseum Pool. We tried the Scallops dish, Turkey Pot Pie and Lasagna. All were exceptional. We loved the restaurant so much we went back a few days later and it was just as wonderful as the first time! Sit outside if you can. They have heaters and offer blankets if it's chilly."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Another wonderful evening, perfect in EVERYWAY! They strive for perfection and attention to detail! I cannot rate this gem highly enough. If you want amazing food, top service and a fantastic location anytime of the day, you won't be disapointed by choosing the Pelican Hill for your evenings culinary delights!Enjoy."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "it was a lovely day great food good service everything we wanted we got"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Always a great treat when we dine here. I highly recommend this place to anyone...locals and travelers alike. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant many times when staying at the Resort and have definitely had better. The best part was the all you can eat pizza for my 9 year old. We had to ask twice for lemon in the water, had to ask for bread and butter, had to ask for a steak knife. My husband had to salt his Caesar salad which he said was very bland. The food arrived quickly but the mashed potatoes and vegetables with my steak were cold. The steak was ok but impossible to cut until I asked for a steak knife. I know they can do better."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great service, very romatic, food was very good, view was awesome"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went here for dinner and it was absolutely lovely. The wait staff was knowledgeable, the food suggestions were perfect, our water glasses were never empty, and we weren't overly checked on, but we're looked after. We ate outside during sunset. Such a beautiful time, overlooking the breathtaking pool and ocean at the same time. I don't know that O would bring young children here though, unless they were well behaved at restaurants."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Booked an outdoor table which was unavailable. Excellent waiter. Expensive breakfast!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014