Oak Grill
Oak Grill

Oak Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oakgrillnb.com/
  • Phone: 9497604920x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast:
    Daily from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Lunch:
    Daily from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Marc Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Plan an intimate gathering for a more customized dining experience in one of two private dining rooms ― featuring a private space that adjoins the deck with floor-to-ceiling windows― to celebrate your group from 4 to 12 guests. For more information, please contact Miguel Rodriguez-Vidal at 949.892.0258.
  • Special Events: Plan an intimate gathering for a more customized dining experience in one of two private dining rooms ― featuring a private space that adjoins the deck with floor-to-ceiling windows― to celebrate your group from 4 to 12 guests. For more information, please contact Miguel Rodriguez-Vidal at 949.892.0258.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service with validation in the Restaurant.
    Five dollar charge with validation in Aqua Lounge.
A word from Oak Grill
Oak Grill is a true Newport Beach original. This exciting new dining destination combines influences from around the globe, as well as the American south resulting in an inspired taste you cannot miss. Our specially curated wine, beer and spirits programs, along with our polished and knowledgeable service team's attention to detail make Oak Grill the center of relaxed coastal luxury.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Oak Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (68)special occasion (35)great for lunch (34)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (22)hot spot (22)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (17)late-night find (15)great for brunch (14)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • It's not the old Hotel Restaurant
    LocaldinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    They have really updated the place, and the outside patio area is beautiful and active. Our food was excellent. Young, trendy clentele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    TallGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed Oak Grill. It is a beautiful spot with a great vibe. I loved my time here and will recommend this restaurant to everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Neighbors
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my 4th time to the Oak Grill. Great outdoor ambiance and the food is good too. Love the pork chop for dinner! BUT the corkage fee of $30.00 is outrageous!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not the same
    jj1010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This new restaurant is definitely not the four seasons...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very disappointed
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were sitted over 1 hour after our appointed time. The food was ok definitely over priced for the amount of food. And the service was so so do damn slow....
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem in Newport Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a birthday dinner at the Oak Grill and I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. Service was spot-on, the venue is breathtaking, especially if you sit outdoors. This is a big restaurant, but you don't get that feeling. No hustle, bustle …no frantic servers running around. You can actually talk and hear at the Grill. What a concept!! The food was delish….each course beautifully presented and so tasty. Can you ask for anything more?? Just wish it was closer to where we live. Can't wait for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic evening under the stars
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Elegant setting . Great wait staff. Really listen to you . Food was awesome. Especially soft shell crab special. Going back soon .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diamondsNheels
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The ambiance was amazing. ... Food & Presentation was fantastic. ...Our server Genalyn was genuine in her recommendation and attentive to our every needs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My first visit for lunch as well as my guest. I loved it! Food was exceptional and so was the service. And you are right next door! I will definitely come back and have been telling all my friends and co-workers about the Oak Grill!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the fence
    TrendyDining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great...the service was terrible. Took us 15 minutes to receive water for the table. Alrhough we relieved bread shortly after the water, we never received a plate to serve ourselves the bread. Our appetizers came before we were even served our drinks. We ordered the grilled calamari which was fantastic. Our drinks finally came, as well as our food. My martini was terrible. Not chilled, not mixed well, no olives. We ordered the lobster Cobb salad and the steak. Both extremely delicious. Seems like the only thing this place has is a great chef.....
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cathy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a great lunch and our server was the best !! I would come back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TIMW
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We went there for my birthday. Service was great and the food better. Outside seating was terriric.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back Again
    LovetodineVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This our second time at the new Oak Grill. We were just as pleased this time as last. This becoming our favorite up scale restaurant in the OC. The food is excellent. Do not miss the flat bread pizza to start with. Service is professional and very attentive. We had recommended the restaurant to friends who just happened to be there when we were. They came over to thank us for the reservation. Tip reserve a table on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Andrea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We lived blocks away, we went for the first time on Friday, and we were very surprised how awesome the place looked after the remodeled!!!! Loved the area outside with the huge trees and the lights on the trees, the food was delicious, the service was superb! Denny was our waiter and he was knowledgeable, very polite and friendly at the same time! We went back on Sunday for lunch, to check out the lunch menu, and it was a hit again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was expecting a Mastro's experience
    OuteverynighttoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Does not compare, food was great, but just a nicer Hotel type restaurant.....I was expecting a lot more since the Mgmt team came from Mastros and Mortons , but the look and feel of the restaurant look like a nice lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Been there twice now and LOVE it. Food from that young chef is amazingly good. Love the outdoor space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wonderful outdoor patio. Food selection was interesting but limited. Nice lunch. Look forward to trying the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has potential
    none
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    An OK location for the guest in the hotel. But to attract outside guest and keep them returning they need to have a first class restaurant to go along with the first class hotel. The food was good but the service very slow. The food came out cold.(a real NO NO!) Our waiter was pleasant but you could tell the staff lacked training. Additional training, and better leadership, (No one looked to be in charge), I think this spot could be a place to remember.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LenaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great prices, good food and nice outdoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My guest lunch was very good, my lobster salad was just off ... I'm sorry!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food excellent, service good
    Oakgrill
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was outstanding. Waiters were very cordial, but it took a while for food items to come from the kitchen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coming back for dinner
    FabFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    First time here for lunch and definitely coming back for dinner. Service was a little slow and we weren't attended to by the same people at all times. The food was great and I am looking forward to trying it for dinner. You have to request bread service, but it is worth it. Amazing bread and butter.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleased
    LovetodineVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were delighted to find the this so good. The re-model of the restaurant and bar were delightful. It is hip and modern but not to the extremes that some other recent new restaurants have. This one is fun but not so loud you can't converse. The food is excellent and interesting. It is also priced at a reasonable level-- for Newport Beach that is. The service is excellent. Our server was well informed, friendly and very helpful. We cannot wait to return. Tip dine on the patio. The only negative was that the folks at the hostess desk seemed confused, did not read out OpenTable request and had to be reminded we were waiting for a table. They just need more training on how to treat customers. Overall it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the Lamborghini set
    jb2bVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There were a dozen Lamborghinis and Ferraris in the valet. Thumping rave music in the lounge. Tiny miniskirts everywhere. And the food's just average hotel food, nothing more, nothing less. If you're staying in the hotel, it's probably a good dinner when you're tired. But it's not worth going to otherwise.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience All Around
    Bruxsie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Oak Grill has an eclectic menu within California Cuisine. Shared appetizers were all delectable, flat breads and ahi tartare shined. Chef Marc's watermelon and beet salad was a refreshing palate cleanser and truly surprised us all with the burst of flavors. The chef wowed us again on the main course, as we all sampled each others plates. Whether it was the Halibut, Short Ribs, Rib-eye or the Filet Mignon, every bite was devoured. Cheers to this new hot spot. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Good Service,
    DaveS
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    What a great place to eat, good location, free valet parking at the hotel was nice which saved on the parking drama, our Food was delivered with in a reasonable time after we ordered, Our waiter was attentive but not pushy and he made some very good suggestions on what to order. The over all cost to value was very reasonable, the restaurant seemed full but we did not feel crowded or rushed which was also nice, i would suggest a reservation as it appeared there was a wait for a table on a Wednesday also A+ on the people watching,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, even with reservation had to wait for table, O.K. service, food selection O.K.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Offering in Newport Beach
    Mbuzi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A great new addition to the Orange County upscale dining scene, an evening dinner on the outside patio should not be missed. After extensive renovations the dining room and patio have been transformed into warm, chic, contemporary spaces with great lighting and relaxed ambiance. That being said, while the remodel is great, more importantly the food does not disappoint. You can tell Chef Johnson and his team care about each plate coming out of the back of the house. The menu is clean, coastal, approachable and delicious. Don't miss the chorizo flatbread, calamari and scallops. Nevertheless, top it all of with a great selection of cocktails and wine and you can be sure I'll be adding this to my weekly rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DOC1
    DOC1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    NEW RESTAURANT IN THE ISLAND HOTEL WITH A NICE AMBIENCE. PATIO A NICE ADDITION WITH BEAUTIFUL TREES. THE MENU WAS GOOD BUT LIMITED. LOOK FORWARD TO A BRUNCH OPTION. THE FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AND FLATBREADS WERE VERY GOOD.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Setting.
    SouthernBella
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very accommodating with our large group. Our waitress deserves special praise for her never faltering smile, dealing with 8 chatty women is difficult, and she was a delight. Food was good, not great, but everyone seemed pleased with their choices. One negative is the decor. While the Aqua Lounge is gorgeous, and I hope to try it soon, the dining room was very dated and cold in appearance. Where were the beautiful floral arrangements? Where was the color? Table Cloths? The decor was mentioned by all as being a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sexy, sophisticated, great cuisine
    LoriFVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Finally a large outdoor seating area in OC that is beautiful and elegant. General Manager, Miguel Rodriguez Vidal, formerly of Mastros and Red O, has really outdone himself this time. The food is farm to table fresh and delicious, yet creative and hearty. The watermelon and beet salad, fried green tomatoes, and lobster chopped salad are beautiful and flavorful, and the pork chop and halibut are both perfectly prepared. You must try one of the unique, freshly mixed cocktails offerings, like the Boulevardier, made with The Duke Bouban Whiskey. After dinner, head next door to Aqua Lounge, the completely remodeled lounge of the Island Hotel, for a lively crowd, great tunes spun by the resident DJ, and fun people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was just plain BAD, the food was very average and the ambiance was very hotel like. I realize they are new but they definitely need new servers without question and the food was just so AVERAGE at best which is by far my bigger concern....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and outdoor patio
    GreatDateSpotVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    loved everything we had to eat (halibut; salmon; pineapple butter cake). liked the lunch menu but would have liked more variety for appetizers. they were very accommodating. they didn't have a cheese plate on the lunch menu but they had the chef put one together for us. our server was very attentive and courteous. he was unable to assist us in picking out a bottle of wine but did bring someone over who helped us with that (and it ended up being a great recommendation!). loved sitting on the patio. looks like it would be gorgeous at night with the lanterns hanging from the trees!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well Done
    HanaleiMoon
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A great new addition to Newport dining. We've been twice for dinner in the last week. Great outdoor dining patio under the large trees with lanterns. Has a Napa feel. Food was fantastic. Try the roasted Alaskan Halibut, the Pork Chop or the Shirt Ribs. Nice twist on their Caesar Salad. Tip. Book a last minute hotel room using the Hotel Tonight App and get a major discount on a very nice room and enjoy the jacuzzi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geronimo
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great atmosphere. The Island Hotel is new and improved. Good service. Amazing setting; relaxed elegance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, food:so-so
    MangiaBene
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Granted they have been open officially for a week. Service is friendly but slow, food also uneven-nothing to rave about. The setting is lovely. Island Hotel did a nice job updating the decor and feel of their dining room. The patio is the place to be...which makes up for the food, which isn't bad, just not great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oak Grill dining
    pandgli
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had reservations and we were offered a table in the back by the corner. I asked for another table. The restaurant was not busy so why try and put us in the back. Took a while for the server to come, but when he did he was very attentive and knowageble. I had the baby kale salad, the feta cheese was to peppery, as was the bacon. Then the dressing was spicy. The salad just didn't come together. The sea bass was vey good, but the quina had to much of an orange taste and to many dried cranberries in it. The scallops were cooked properly, but the beans just didn't go with them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great New Spot
    Richard
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    beautiful outdoor seating with mature garden & trees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Remodel at the Oak Grill was long overdue. Very dissapointed in the service and food. Party of 4. Greeted by the staff including the new manager. The manager never circulated the restaurant. complimentary fried green tomatoes were bitter and hard. Got the salmon entree and they mixed up my order for my friend who had the same. Had to wait:( Friend Got the rib eye with bordelaise which was thin and so so. The whole experience was rather blase instead of amazing. Would not go back except maybe for lunch. Patio looks very chic. Need to work on service, staff and change up the menu. Seems like the same as previous restaurant. Nothing stood out. Although the waiter was very friendly he seemed to lack professional skills. Very kind though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oak grill is solid
    serious500VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    What a great new restaurat casual yet upscale service and food have had 2 lunches and 3 dinners in four days Chef Mark came from Mastro!s. His risotto with crab and the rib chop not to be missed Save room for the pineapple butter cake We are Newport Beach locals and this is our new hangout. Try to dine on the deck ambiance fabulous
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.