Nieuport 17
Nieuport 17

Nieuport 17

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nieuport17.com/
  • Phone: 7147315130x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Barnstormer Bar open later with Happy Hour from 3-6pm and 9-midnight. Barstormer
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Cody Storts
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering information online. In house banquet facilities and off-site catering available.
  • Entertainment: Nightly entertainment in the Barnstormer Bar. Check Website for schedule.
  • Special Events: Multi Course Price Fixe on Thursdays. - Check Website

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irvine Blvd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of self-parking, but valet is available for $4.
A word from Nieuport 17
A word from Nieuport 17
If you're not able to find the reservation time you are looking for, please call the restaurant 714.731.5130

Be sure to check out our calendar to see who is playing in our Barnstormer Bar.

The Aviation Themed Restaurant has been a favorite spot for the residents of Orange County for over 40 years.

The restaurant features contemporary continental cuisine, including steaks, seafood and other creations by Award Winning Chef Greg Moro.

There are beautiful banquet facilities for larger groups and an intimate cocktail lounge featuring a more casual gastropub type menu and live music 7 nights a week.

Ask about our special multi-course wine pairing dinners for your next event.
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Nieuport 17 reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great for a late night date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A terrific spot for a dynamic dinner with my girlfriend . It helped set the mood for a terrific memorable evening with the one I love .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!
    FrankNancy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The decor is very nice, classy with a warm and cozy feel. The autographed photos of various aviators hanging on the wall in the entry way are very cool and enjoyable to look at. Soft piano music can be heard in the background making it easy to talk to each other while still being able to enjoy the music. The entire staff is superb! Very attentative, making sure nothing is lacking and every need is met. The fried chicken is cooked to perfection-juicy on the inside, light and flaky on the outside with a delicious homemade flavor to boot! Served with light and flaky biscuits, garlic mashed potatoes and country gravy, and choice of dessert; the apple crisp with ice cream is exquisite. What a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and improved menu
    OCEricVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Been going here for years, but needed some menu changes. A new chef has done just that and it's fantastic. Shortrib stroganoff is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another memorable birthday
    YDYJ
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The new menu gave us concern when we observed it on-line, but the newer healthier version of the salmon dish was fabulous. The sauce was a delicious match for the perfectly cooked fish. Ours personable server fussed over my us - my daughter felt very special for her birthday. However, prices are steep and it would have been wonderful if they had at least brought a little something out for dessert with a candle on it like the other high quality restaurants do on a birthday...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is waiting for closure
    Oscar
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This visit confirmed my former one...and this will be my final visit. I've been going here over 30 years. The menu has changed. The great potatoes au gratin and marvelous Hollandaise Sauce are gone. Also gone are the bartender of 27 years along with the long time hostess. On the last visit, my salmon was raw. On this visit, my bowl of French Onion Soup was watery and pretty tasteless, the wilted spinach salad was smaller and not as tasty either. There was a pit in the cherry in my Manhattan...fortunately I didn't break a tooth. And there were little gnat like flies that came around. I managed to kill three and one committed suicide in the remains of my drink. There were a total of 4 tables for lunch that day speaking volumes.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • eatingwell
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I've been going to Nieuport 17 for many years and always love it. However, it is suffering from the fact that it's clientele is aging (like myself). Of course, it's Sunday special (Southern fried chicken) is a huge draw. Overall, I will always dine there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and personal
    TPBRVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent waitstaff service, visited twice by the chef, amazing food! I had the lobster, he had the special menu selection of the week...all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been to Nieuport 17 several times in the past and it has never been a disappointment. The tournedos of beef were divine. They were served with asparagus. I really missed the sweet carrots that they used to serve.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fantastic food! The chef came to our table several times to ensure our food was done well and that we were enjoying it! Service was excellent and we had a great waiter! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good food, good service and great ambience. They are changing the menu and we our working with them on the changes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great meal
    anne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The steak was outstanding.Salad was great. everything was wonderful including the music.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Revitalized menu
    Danniversary
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The new chef(s) seem to take pride in every course they prepare and especially the sauces and dressings. The In-house made wedge salad dressing and shrimp cocktail sauce w/ capers & avocados were refreshingly flavorful and laid the foundation for entrees to come. My medium rare filet was cooked to perfection and the roasted tomato demi glace was a perfect companion to the garlic potatoes and asparagus as well as the meat. The artichoke gnocchi also had an amazingly flavorful sauce that was delicious and unique to our pallets. Tthe new chefs have brought some wonderful and unique tastes to the menu. With the concerted effort to make every individual component of the meal a culinary delight, The "New" Nieuport 17 is better than ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the new menu additions
    PamLVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have been a fan of Nieuport 17 since the 1990s and love that they are revamping their menu somewhat and their image. We tried the short rib stroganoff and it was amazingly good. (Although, we loved the old beef stroganoff too, and are sad that it was completedly taken off the menu.) The chicken polenta was mouth wateringly tender and could be cut with a fork. Very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unfortunate!!
    Sampson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed this great restaurant for more than 20 years, and then about 18 months to 2 years ago we noticed major changes taking place in food quality and service and cliantel attendace. Last Saturday evening we experienced a major decline in this restaurant food and service and cliantel attendance. The restaurant was at least 1/2 vacant. They are in a steep decline if they don't soon return this restaurant to its previous greatness.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Classy
    DMDriscoll
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This Tustin dining establishment continues to provide traditional meals cooked with a strong attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What has happened?
    josephnlVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Always excellent food in the past. Tonite it was pretty awful. What's happened??
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nieuport 17 is not the same
    RickVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    For some reason the new owner felt he must completely change the menu. On Monday, 7/28, they rolled out the new menu. UGH!!! Oh Bill where are you! We have been going to Nieuport 17 for 35 years and they have been a consistent restaurant. What a shame, we understand tweaking a menu but not a total change all at once. We cannot recommend the restaurant anymore!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREASESPOT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    NIEUPORT 17 IS ALWAYS A GREAT PLACE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS. THE FOOD AND SERVICE ALONG WITH THE AMBIENCE OF ALL THE AIRPLANE PCITURES IS QUITE INTERESTING
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    RonB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Can't go wrong with Spinach Salad and Sea Bass....with Great service from Patti.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food
    Foodyunplugged
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was exceptional. Food was just as good. Stroganoff and fried chicken were outstanding. Pies that came with chicken dinner were a bit lackluster.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sampson
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been to and enjoyed this restaurant many times over many years. However over at least the past year the food quality and quantity has severely slipped and prices signifantly increased. The last few times we have noticed quite a reduction in attendance. It's quite disappointing to see this fine restaurant head in a negative direction.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My family has been coming to Nieuport 17 since the 70s, and the issue I had this time has not occurred before. I ordered the filet mignon. When it arrived, I had a mostly empty white plate with the steak sitting in the middle. There was a tiny dab of spinach and some other item but they were more in the nature of garnish. I felt I was really just having a piece of meat for dinner, which I just don't regard as a meal. I would like to see my plate a bit more occupied with say vegetables and/or some manner of starch. I know that I have the option to order sides, but still, I was unprepared for what I received. I must say, though, my steak was excellent, the service great, and the atmosphere perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent restaurant
    anne
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I enjoyed the restaurant and had a great time. Thank you for your great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    wjg01
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We always enjoy this restaurant. Have been there many times. Food is good and so is the service. Tends to cater to an older crowd which is okay with me since I fit right in.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first visit
    scrapbookcathleenVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We booked this on short notice and they were very accommodating for our party which had doubled in size. Our waitress was good. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was when I ordered a burger protein style on greens, all they did was omit the bun and had a couple of pieces of iceberg on the side. The kitchen needs to get with the program, though this was lunch, so maybe their chef was not in yet. Desserts were all delicious, everyone liked what they ordered including a chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, creme brulee, and a candied apple dish that was yummy! Worth another trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take the skies with Nieuport 17
    Travelingbeliever
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We arrived at 8:40 PM on Father's Day and it was nice and quiet. Service was very attentive. The food was very good but not out of this world. Prices are high but not outrageous. My husband had a ribeye with peppercorn sauce that he enjoyed. I had a little and thought the sauce was a bit bland. My mushroom appetizer was delicious and enormous (I had leftovers yesterday and still enough for another meal, and my husband had a few, too). Spinach salad was large and good. Waiter took special pains to find answers to my husband's questions about aviation history.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    4 of us had excellent entries. Presentation was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first time dining
    marion
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our first time dining here, and we went based on a friend's rec. Our sons took us for Father's Day and Mother's Day. They are in their late 20's and early 30's and were the youngest in the restaurant. Most of the diners were seniors! Not sure why, but something to consider when you visit! The food was excellent, service incredible, and we were not rushed through our meal at all. Menu prices are on the high side, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 330 reviews are from the Nieuport 17 reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Food was great and service was excellent. Our waitress ("Kim" #208) was outstanding. This was a get-acquainted lunch for a new client and he seemed impressed and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Service was superb; environment is delightful; food very good...delightful evening for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent Service
    MrEatwell
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    If you are lucky enough to be at this restaurant--you are lucky enough. And if you are lucky enough to have the Magnificent Tom as your server you have come upon the best in the business. Go and try it out for yourself and you will be amazed by the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We enjoyed! Always good food and good service. ok, ok, ok, ok
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and disappointing
    lawyerannie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This aviation-themed restaurant is in a strip mall - there's no view. The salads were good. But when our four entrees came, one plate was dropped to the floor, so three of us sat staring at our cooling food while we waited for the dropped filet to be replaced - and then that diner did not really like the filet. A second diner sent back his prime rib twice and then just stopped trying when it was still not cooked to his satisfaction by the third try. I liked my Wellington and my mom liked her lamb chops, but for $36-42 per each entree - a la carte - we expected a better experience. The one dessert they comped was a nice touch, but overall I felt this was not worth anywhere near the almost $100 per person we spent (food, drinks, tip).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want to impress someone....
    oldtimecustomer
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Nieuport 17 is the place to take them! We have been customers of Bill's forever. When he was located on 17th St., we spent time in the bar and the restaurant. In our old age, we spend time in the restaurant! We have taken my mother in for Mother's Day, her ladies group meets there almost monthly and we go in when we are up from San Diego. A warm inviting atmosphere with excellent food, Nieuport 17 is a WINNER!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Loved the food and the service but hated having to walk through a cloud of smoke on the small patio to get inside.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine lunch
    RonB
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Sea Bass and Spinach salad were excellent, as always Great Service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet elegance
    Chief
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We were three for lunch, had reservation, and were seated immediately. Very attentive and knowledgeable waitress. Toast and tapenade were a great way to start. The Chicken Picata was nice portion, but a bit under-lemoned, so was blander than expected. This is a lovely quiet restaurant from an earlier era.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    TravelingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Old style restaurant. Food was solid, but not a "foodie" place. Owner stopped by and chatted for a bit which was nice. The meals came out slow. The waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Decor
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was my first time here and the place is just beautiful inside, very elegant and old school. The service was outstanding and attentive without being annoying. The food was just okay…I had the rib eye steak and it was not very flavorful and was a bit tough. I had to smother it in béarnaise sauce which was delicious. The creamed corn wasn't creamy but rather soupy and the fingerling potatoes were more potato chips. The ambiance and service made up for the lackluster food and I would like to give this place another try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Long Successful History
    MrEatwell
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    An excellent favorite local restaurant for decades. Romantic bar with soft piano music and fireplace. Service is usually very good with tuxedo-ed servers. Good menu choices. Food is prepared professionally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.