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
116 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (45)fit for foodies (40)great for lunch (35)romantic (33)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (30)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (20)notable wine list (20)great for brunch (17)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Surprisingly good
    ALocal1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I didn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprised by the creativity of the menu. Dishes had subtle flavors that blended well without any one over powering others. There were a few hiccups with the service: slow to refill our wine glasses from the bottle we purchased, and main course served a bit too soon. But all in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Eating
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place to eat outside, the huge trees give shade to 90 of the outside area, cool breeze, great look!! The food super delicious!
    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, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner setting
    jslakings
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Make sure you sit on the patio and you will definitely enjoy dinner here. Sitting inside is nothing special. The prices are high, especially the wine. The wine I normally pay $15.00 a glass for was $23.00 here. This is a nice, special occasion place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    LULU80OCVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Ambience was so beautiful. We say outside. Food was really yummy. Flatbread was sooo good and so was he pineapple warm cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappydinersVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First visit, not the last, loved everything about the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Note quite there yet
    alphonso14VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very nice, good food but somewhat limited choices. A bit pricy for what you get. There are other high priced restaurants that I think are better suited to a "special occasion". They have not been open that long so I'd give them a little time and then try them again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!
    MIAGVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had a fantastic time. The grilled calamari is delicious, Salmon in red curry sauce is a must try and the pineapple butter cake is pretty much on every table. Great outdoor seating with trees and beautiful lanterns. Waitress was very attentive and friendly, Miguel, the general manager went the extra mile with his recommendations and constant presence at the dinning room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely setting but expected more
    OCdiner2014VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I went for lunch for the first time the other day. Great setting and food. Great service. I was surprised that the quality of the dining room furniture was very "mid-level hotel" dining room--nothing special. And the end of our experience was hurt when the valet (not friendly at all) brought my car around and promptly parked it right behind another vehicle and I had to manuever to get out. Very odd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Qualityfood1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    At oak grill, staff seemed inexperience and in a rush to clear the table and turn over to another party. Multiple times the server would come to the table to take our appetizers away even though we were clearly not done , still had food on the plate and still eating it . I had to ask the server three times not to take the plate away as we were still working on it and the fourth time he came to the table and took my plate away with food in it as I was talking to my friend without asking if I was finished. Same with bread. I asked to bring the bread back and he took the bread away again after I took one roll out . The Chilean sea bass was so greasy and salty and tasted so fishy that I had to send it back .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Service was amazing, good was great..will definately be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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...
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.