Newport Grill - OP
Newport Grill - OP

Newport Grill - OP

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.newportgrillkc.com/
  • Phone: 9132390807x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Thursday 11am - 11pm
    Friday/Saturday 11am - 12 midnight
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant directly for all of your catering needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 135th & Nall
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Newport Grill - OP
Newport Grill is a unique restaurant concept created by Paul Khoury, co-founder of PB&J. With the creative hand of Executive Chef/Owner Aaron Whitcomb, the Newport Grill "experience" is both sophisticated and fun. Upon entering, you immediately notice that Newport Grill is an ocean-side oasis in the heart of the plains. Specializing in fresh seafood, shipped fresh six days a week, Newport Grill will excite your appetite with everything from the best seafood, steak, chicken and pork. Every selection is prepared from scratch by our highly-skilled chef and our culinary team with the freshest, natural products bought locally.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Newport Grill - OP reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (68)great for outdoor dining (62)fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (38)good for groups (30)romantic (28)hot spot (26)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (11)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service was fantasic. We did have one meal come out a little cool but it will not stop us from coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey!
    neatsc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Beautiful décor but very pricey with very small portions. Three shrimp on a shrimp cocktail for $16?? Three scallops on an entrée costing $30. Wanted to love it but food was just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!!
    Jfitz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I chose Newport Grill for date night last week and had a fantastic experience! The atmosphere was stunning, the food and service were top notch. We are already planning our return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Seafood Restaurant
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a great time at the Newport Grill on Saturday. The wait staff was fantastic and the food was too match. My wife had wonderful scallops that although not my favorite were cooked exactly right and had no sand. They were silky and smooth. I had the lobster souffle that had a wonderful flaky crust. I am not sure the lobster that was put in the souffle was actually from Maine, but it was very good. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feeling rushed
    John
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was terrific, but our entrees were delivered just well before I had finished my salad (my wife had almost finished her soup). They took it back and gave me another fresh one later, but this never should have happened in the first place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just, wow
    BartendersEatToo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I are both in the service industry, and FINALLY had a night off together. I've heard lots of talk, so I thought it'd be perfect for an impromptu date night. We walked in wearing jeans and tshirts, having spent the day running around, yet we were warmly welcomed by several staff members. Our server was Chip. Great guy. He clearly new the menu, along with having personally tried the menu items. (We prefer honest opinions on food, not robotic). He gave great recommendations, and answered all questions. The verdict- Likes/loves: Complimentary bottled water The steak tartar is to DIE for Great wedge, awesome tomato bisque Ahi tuna melts in your mouth Scallops are KILLER Butter cake. DO IT dislikes: *crickets*
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Incredible experience!
    RedQueenVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We dined at Newport Grill on Labor Day - several of our friends had raved about the food and we wanted to see if the fuss was justified. It was. Our server was extremely well trained and knowledgeable about the menu, and made several suggestions for us. He told us how their seafood was flown in daily from the coasts, and that the menu changes daily. My husband had the sea bass and I had the steak. We both had the clam chowder, which was probably the best I've ever had. The texture was like silk, and the flavor was perfect. Both entrees were also incredible-cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. I'm a foodie, and it is rare that I give a restaurant 5 stars, but this place really deserved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was good and our server entertaining, but there's just nothing special about the place. Décor somehow combines modern with old-fashioned. Maybe we just hit an off night where they didn't have a big crowd...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Restaurant!!
    Gail
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food at this restaurant is exceptional! Please try the fresh George Banks Scallops and choose sides of Brûlée Potatoes and Squash. Fabulous!! It was so nice to have Chef Pauly come out introduce himself and check on our experience! The atmosphere was perfect for date night. We had a great waiter Bex who ensured thorough explanations of the food and wine and topped off our experience with his selection of a three sampled dessert that was magnificent!! No drink was missed, just a splendid experience! We will definitely visit again and again!! Thank You!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!!!
    OuiLuvGourmet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Finally a meal we felt was worth the cost! The food was absolutely delicious and the clam chowder was the best we have had anywhere. The same for the pomme frites and mushrooms with the Bistro Steak selection, which was cooked perfectly for both of us. Dessert was unique, beautiful and delectable. We thoroughly enjoyed the decor, accessories, and quiet atmosphere, hard to find these days, and even the excellent, very friendly staff kept activity noise minimal. We were surprised that so many of the staff stopped at our table to wish us a happy 33rd anniversery, even those not serving us. Very nice touch! We are convinced that this is a destination place for us and will tell everyone about it. Super attention to details. 5 STARS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor & Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We sat out doors and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Then the band started to play and it only got better. We were essentially finished, and just listening to a great band, but never rushed or encouraged to give up the table. Fantastic evening, with excellent wine, great food and music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Immensely!
    OKCFOODIE
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We celebrated our daughters promotion and it was the perfect place. Upscale atmosphere. great wine list and excellent food! Ambiance was perfect for a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Walnut
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was excellent with very good selections. The service was excellent. The only distraction was the relatively high noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot
    gailfrbVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Newport Grill/Paradise Diner in PrairieFire in Overland Park is great... went there when it first opened, and most of the "chinks" have been resolved. Appetizers/light plates are perfect for a lighter meal/small portion. Apple crisp dessert, when shared, is worth the calories, BIG TIME! Bar service superb... will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We Loved This Place!!
    MLBDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband wanted to try Newport Grill for his birthday dinner and we loved it so much, I requested it for my birthday dinner! The service was excellent. The atmosphere was lovely. It was comfortable but definitely upscale. The food was fabulous! Everything was cooked perfectly and the presentation was wonderful. We loved the bread that was served, it was a warm, earthy whole grain bread that was so flavorful. On our first visit, I had the Chilean Sea Bass -- excellent. On my second visit I had the Black and Blue Filet. I ordered it medium and it was cooked perfectly! We love the Newport Grill and will definitely return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    aceman9
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our waiter - Walt - was outstanding. And the Host was very nice as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - good service
    LLEE
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved this restaurant. Good food, good service, I ask for little beyond that and sometimes it's hard to find. Go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rookie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was great. Service was outstanding. Cost was a bit high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant is very pretty and the service was friendly. The noise level was distracting and my friend and I found it hard to talk and hear one another. The food was very disappointing, and the prices were high. The quality of the food did not match the prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You'll love this restaurant!
    Cathyo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This restuarant has everything! Great service, creative and tasty food, decor, etc. It is great for a special occasion or a Tuesday night dinner. Try it; you'll like it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New place to go
    Steveinkc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is a great place and comes to south Kansas City! Very upscale promising fresh fish served in first class atmosphere and it does.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood In Kansas City
    justeatout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Don't miss this wonderful food! Great service and menu. Best fish I've had since Alaska!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and amazing food
    ABDJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The place is great looking, the staff is very knowledgeable, and the food was amazing. What more could you ask for??
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with teens
    Diningout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I took our two teenage daughters out to dinner. Food was delicious and beautifully served. My non fish eater even enjoyed the Wahu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Jason
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a great meal on the patio on a recent Friday night. Very comprehensive seafood menu and knowledgeable staff not pushing the most expensive entrees. We all had fabulous and FRESH pieces of fish at a reasonable price with two sides included. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new experience
    rckc005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything about the dining experience is done with perfection from the great service to the culinary seafood pleasures!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our waiter was great. Very informative. However, the left a lot to be desired. Of 5 orders - 3 mediocre fish tacos - 1 fishy crab cake sandwich - 1 very dry turkey Reuben. Fries were amazing. Would have to think about returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE FOR A SPECIAL DINNER
    fn2etout
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great place. It's not a place that you just stop by to have a quick bite to eat, it's an occasion place. For the two of us, each having a glass of wine, 1 salad, and 2 entrees it would have been over $100.00. We did have a promo discount so it was less. We will try it again, but go for lunch or happy hour. The service was outstanding, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food; good service
    bizdiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    still working out kinks in kitchen but food was very fresh, tasty and well presented. server was very happy to be there and knew the menu well. proactive in getting refills, also saw that some sides did not come; quickly got on that and also compped us an extra side. beer and wine selection is adequate
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Patio
    WinendineVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have enjoyed the Thursday night music on the, as well as the menu. Chef presented the lobster soufflé at the table. Seasoned staff make up for the new ones that are learning. Overall a new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CatbackerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a good meal. Have been to the one in Wichita before and had high expectations. Service was outstanding. I thought the food was a little over priced for the size of the portions. Nice wine and cocktail list.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the price
    lionheartkcVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The quality of food and service we found at Newport Grill was second to none that we have received in South Johnson County. Every single item was fresh and well seasoned, the portions were ample, and it was obvious that the chef put his heart and soul into each dish. The service was also top notch. The number of waiters for the room was twice what I have come to expect from most restaurants, and our waiter was exceptionally polite and helpful. We were celebrating a birthday and were also very impressed with how that was handled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joe Wilcox is back !!!!
    Love2serve
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Met some friends in bar for drinks and had a great time. Beautiful restaurant, very busy! Great to see Joe Wilcox back in KC, he's a true legend in the restaurant world and a master of running a great restaurant. Welcome back Joe, you've been missed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scallops and kale salad
    FoodTechVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Best waiter ever. Great seafood. I had the Chefs collection Scallops w a Kale Salad ala carte. The only negative was our table was close to a main aisle. Then two tables were put together for a party of 8. Too close. Would go back. Free Valet Parking available. Don't be in a hurry to get your car back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • finally fresh fish
    birthday
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fresh fish flown in every night. Waiters are great and wine list is reasonable
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went on a Thursday because that is what the schedule allowed. Food and service was excellent. The band, Atlantic Express, was awesome. Hung around on the sidewalk for an hour. We are looking forward to a repeat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Class reunion at the Newport
    JoJo
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Met with three high school friends for lunch and enjoyed everything we tasted. The server was very competent and friendly, responding to several unusual requests without blinking an eye. It was a very enjoyable venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great value for fresh fish
    lovefreshfish1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful evening outside on the patio with great service and food was excellent! All four of us had different entries/apps and each one loved what they ordered. I also thought the price was a good value for such a nice, upscale restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Newport Grill
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was excellent. Tables too close. We were next to a large party and it was very noisy. The server was ok. Very slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bigt123
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It's a great new place in a brand new development. The owners carry on the tradition they established in their other "gems". Service was very good and the food was delicious...we'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.