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Nieuport 17
Nieuport 17

Nieuport 17 Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nieuport17.com/
  • Email: camirons@nieuport17.com
  • Phone: (714) 731-5130
  • 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: Marco Colin - Greg Moro, Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Business 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 & Promotions: Wine Night Thursdays Free Corkage and 1/2 price bottles under $40. Aviation Pop up Chef dinners - 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent reception, very attentive waitress and lunch very nicely presented and tasty. Party of four enjoyed socializing at a very comfortable pace."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have been dining at Nieuport 17 for over 40 years. Always good food, service, and ambiance."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "usually a great place, but this time, I was very disappointed. I ordered the beef Wellington, which I've had there and is very good. My date ordered there sea bass which I recommended to her. After 30 minutes, the less than average, waitress comes to us AND SAYS THEY'RE OUT OF THE WELLINGTON! Seriously, 30 minutes and suddenly! After settling for a filet mignon, which was "OK", we were done. Her sea bass was very salty, also. Needless to say, a disappointing experience to was once a splendid experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love coming to Nieuport 17. It's a local favorite, Lately though, The new people in charge are starting to cut corners. We had spinach salad last night, (Nieuport 17 is know for) It was like eating cooked spinach. the salad chef who is responsible for this should never had let this salad be served. My steak was good, but not to the standard in which Mr Bettis would had bought! I think they are making changes to the menu that the restaurant is famous for, and those of us who frequent the place are really starting to notice! The good wines are not restocked regularly, and are not kept at the proper temp. It seems like they are trying to get quantity over quality now."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It is a bit surprising that for two long-time residents of Orange County, we have never dined in Nieuport 17. What an excellent experience! We got there a bit early so we had a drink in the bar. The bar was very busy. We then had an excellent experience in the restaurant where we made our choices from the Restaurant Week special menu. At no time did we experience any less than excellent service just because we were ordering off the special menu. During our visit we were greeted by the owner who also suggested that we visit the restaurant on Sundays when they feature fried chicken and potatoes and gravy -- sounds good. We were also visited by the head chef (Greg Moro) which is always a nice touch. Two thumbs up for Nieuport 17 !!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with comfortable feel. The walls are cover with photos and painting of aircraft which explains the restaurant's name, Nieuport 17 was a world war 1 airplane. The service was excellent. I order the fried eggplant appetizer and it was wonderful."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for Orange County Restaurant Week and was disappointed. Our steak was just fair. But what disappointed us most was that they ran out of things -- the artichoke appetizer and the creme brulee for dessert. We had early reservations (7:30 p.m.). Don't feel that should have happened."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We stopped in for lunch during OC Restaurant week - feels very high end, I would take a client here. The clientele seemed older, which matched the classic decor and high-end service. Everyone was very nice and accomodating, the food was very good, overall great experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant week and got a great prix fixe meal. I had the ribeye in marrow butter, grilled perfectly rare with a french onion soup to die for. I had a glass of Rodney Strong Merlot to accompany. Julie had the shrimp and scallops. Fresh and full of flavor. We each had our own deconstructed candy apple. Some nice piano music in the lounge with a nightcap of 18 year McCallan single malt was the end to a great evening."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We made reservations for 5:30pm and arrived early. We went into the bar for a cocktail and Don served us at the bar. Good drinks and bartender. We made our way to dinner and sat down by the fireplace. It was the start of OC restaurant week so they had the regular menu as well as a 3 course prix fix dinner for $40.00. We orderd off the prix fix menu. First course artichoke which was grilled and tasty. I had a salad which was fresh and very good with a lemon/cheese vinegarette. Our entrees were, a rib eye steak which was cooked perfectly and tasted really good. I had shrimp and scallops with asparagus; I thought everything tasted good. For dessert my husband ordered a decunstructed caramel apple and I had the ice cream sandwhich. All good."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I took my lady to Nieuport 17 for Valentines Day dinner. Excellent décor. impeccable service. My wife had prime rib from the 4 course price fixe menu and I ordered ribeye from the regular menu. All courses were beautifully prepared and presented. The reason we gave them four stars for food was that the beef seemed to be of lower quality than I'd expect at the price paid, though beautifully prepared. Our waiter said it was "choice" but it was not as tender as choice steaks I've been served at competing high end restaurants. It made the difference between very good and great but overall it was an excellent dining experience. I will gladly return, and I would highly recommend Nieuport 17 to others for your special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day & this place didn't disappoint. Just know that this restaurant caters to a very mature crowd, so if that makes you nervous, then this may not be the place for you. It was perfect for us!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food, service, and ambiance was out-of-this- world. We go to Nieuport 17 for our special occasions. Their location in Tustin is excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good--we ordered the Tornedoes of Beef; however it could have been hotter. Drinks were too icy."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "It was my husband's birthday and this was a perfect venue. The atmosphere, food and service were great. The portions were just the right amount. The only downside are the prices, which if you include an appetizer and wine is very high. We plan to go back again someday but it would definitely have to be a special occasion for our budget."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was good. Would recommend for any occasion. In my neighborhood is a ++"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food was gourmet, tasted pretty good. Standard fine dining dishes like veal piccata and various steak dishes."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We are starting to object to the way the new chef is changing the food offering. Why do people need to change winning ways?"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Excellent dinner, pleasing ambiance and outstanding service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have been driving Nieuport 17 for ever and never tryed it. My wife was in the mood to try something new. I am glad we did The food and service was outstanding. This is a old school place with a big fire going and lots of pictures on the walls. The age group was around 40 to 50 . Great stuff all around. even If you are younger check this out next time you have a date that you want empress It just might work for you."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Food, service and wine were a cut above. Food was delicious. Three of our guests had either the swordfish, the salmon or the sea bass and everyone cleaned their plate. Low room noise allowed for normal conversation levels. Nice setting to conclude a low key, after work business meeting."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Very disappointed. Nieuport 17 under new management is not the same. Menu changes, personnel changes....... I guess we need to find a new favorite place."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Onion Soups were great but hard to eat with teaspoons, Otherwise everything was good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We haven't been here for dinner in a long time since it's a bit far to go for us. We were in the neighborhood for a function earlier in the evening, so thought we'd have dinner with friends there. Everyone was very cordial and the service was great. I think the food is still as good as I remember. It was nice and quiet which allowed us to catch up with our friends in a normal conversational voice and one of the people is hard of hearing! Nice evening! Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I was very happy to find Nieuport 17, a restaurant that was not only open on Christmas day, but that had the tasteful ambience my elderly father would enjoy, as well as offering a meal within a reasonable price range. Though we had never been there, we immediately felt welcomed. The bar area looked cozy, filled with Christmas songs played live on a piano. We sat in the main dining room, beautifully decorated for the holiday and with an English/private club sort of atmosphere, which I love. Our waiter was not the chummy confidential type, but he provided efficient and quick service. The food was wonderful. I loved the grilled artichoke and truffled quail, and Dad ate every scrap of his prime rib, done exactly to his order."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Since it was Christmas day I did not expect so many people dining out. It was very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Great Food, Great Service and for us a great location."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "everything we had that night was amazing. it was just one amazing palatte experience after another!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was delicious and the service was incredible. This was our first time here and I always heard of Nieuport 17 from my parents and fellow Marines, so I took my wife. Now I know why. If you are thinking of trying this restaurant, do so! You will not b disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "When your boss asks where you'd like to go to lunch as a holiday thank you and it ends up like ours did, you fear there won't be another lunch (or job) in your future. He'd never been to Newport 17, I had. The holiday decorations were beautiful. The service was not! Waiter disappeared for about 25 minutes. We were never brought a basket a bread like those around us, we were never asked about refills on our drinks, we were never offered dessert - it was pretty much a dining experience without. It was one of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had, compounded by the fact I recommended it to my boss and he was paying. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Took a friend to celebrate promotion. Everything was very good and the ambience outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "They located on the corner of New port Av. and Ivine Blvd. The location is very close to my house."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "2 meals were cold and one was too salty. they were exchanged with great courtesy and the 2nd delivery was very good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "When this restaurant was recommended to me, I was told there were lots of beef options, including prime rib. I was dissappointed to see that the lunch menu didn't have prime rib. The server told me that the French Dip is well-done, so I decided to go with the Ribeye, medium-rare. The dish was very tasty, but the Ribeye was medium-well. I didn't send it back because I don't like to do that sort of thing. On my next visit, I will most likely order the Ribeye rare in order to get a medium-rare steak. The salad dressing was excellent! And the sun dried tomato tapenade was delicious as well."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "The atmosphere is positively archaic and the service was worse. they have not changed with the times and it's just, plain old boring. I would not send anyone of any age there; the 30-40 something crowd would be bored and the 50 and up crowd might have a coronary when they spotted the price of an entree. In this day and age with so many people of all ages going toward or actively leading healthy lifestyles, the choice of healthy food is limiting. Also the decor of taxidermic animals as part of their "ambiance" is a turn off."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I first met at Nieuport 17 and annually return to the scene of the crime. The food was predictably good in a French style although we were disappointed they were out of the See Bass. The noise level and ambiance was quiet and classy. The only challenge this year were two Holiday parties in the adjacent rooms which seemed to distract our waiter as he rushed to get our order in before the big group's."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Thanksgiving special meal was very tasty. We each chose one of the offered entrees. I enjoyed the starter soup but my 14 year old daughter thought the pumpkin soup was a bit on the sweet side. The traditional turkey meal was delicious. I had the prime rib which was cooked perfectly. The gravy on the potatoes was neither heavy nor greasy and was seasoned just right. My husband had the pork chop and all I can say is that the plate was clean in minutes. We have lived in the area for 19 years and this is our first meal at Nieuport 17. It will not be our last."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We had a great time in spite of poor food on Thanksgiving. The green beans and boiled yams were not seasoned and served cold. Too thinly sliced turkey was void of any flavor. The pumpkin soup and spinach salad were delicious, just not quite worth $55 per person. We appreciated the friendly and very solicitous staff!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Grate and nice restaurant. A little bit lighter room for Americans."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We have booked New Years Eve to celebrate the new year. Food Good, service very good."
    Dined on 11/24/2013