nice resturant in newport
We had read on tripadvisor that this was one of the top resturants in Orange County. We were able to get a reservation in a short notice - so we went - mainly because of the advertising of the spectacular views. however probably because we didnt book in time- we didnt get a table with view of ocean. loved the big booths- but my husband didnt like the head chef yelling out the orders to the many chefs working in the cooking area which is in the middle of the eating area. the decor and room is spectacular. if we return to the area- i would plan ahead and request a table with view- it would be amazing to eat outside with the Pacific Ocean right there. the property is beautiful. liked that we could split dishes
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at Pelican Grill has
Dining at Pelican Grill has never been better with Chef Derek there now!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our entire experience was wonderful. There are no surprises on the menu but mostly items one would choose for lunch. The Pelican Grill has such a beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding hills and one can eat and feel like one is on the Riveria. The food is good - the bread basket is very good! The fresh beet salad was excellent and the Asian Salad was good also. We will be back!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view from the patio is
The view from the patio is fabulous, and the food is very good. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive ; she also made a substitution special request for us .
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, Great Pacific Ocean views, Fantastick restaurant.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The servings are very ample
The servings are very ample and having a salad or appetizer and main course could be a little daunting for most appetites. Everything was beautifully served and delicious.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice location!
Perfect for good food with a great view and perfect for a romantic occasion to see a great sunset. Show up about 30 minutes before the sun sets and you're in for a great view!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find at the Resort with
Nice find at the Resort with sweeping views to the ocean and excellent choices on the Lunch menu. Best tables on a sunny June day are on the terrace. Large bar area to congregate upon arrival. Beautifully prepared salads and quite tasty. Would recommend trying the Grill.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location and awesome
Great location and awesome view! Very nice outdoor dining patio which is heated. Good food and service.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
you can not to be late!!
caution! reservation will be expire after 15 min !!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have always enjoyed dining
We have always enjoyed dining at the Pelican Grill. The food is always delicious, never disappointing. I must say our waiter was the only thing that made our evening less than perfect. At one point one of the people we were dining with told him that he was ignoring us. He laughed and said he would do better, as he proceeded out to the patio where he was also attending to guests. It was like we were an afterthought. Very disappointing and, of course, his tip reflected our sentiments.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant with
Beautiful restaurant with very nice ambiance. My only complaint is that my halibut was over cooked by 5 minutes minimum, It was very dry and killed the dish. A restaurant of this calibar should have the cooking of its fish down to a fine art. If the fish had been properly prepared, it was priced quite reasonably.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Class Experience
This was our first time to the area and had a few recommendations from friends. Traveling with a baby we only had a babysitter for one night out and were looking for a dining experience to make it worth out while. The hostess was exceptional helping us find a table and accommodate our request for a view. It was probably the best service we have ever had. Our waiter had such a fun and knowledgable personality, he made out experience truly memorable.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stunning place - wonderful food with a great waiter who could give you as much information you could ever wish to know about literally every dish. The starters were amazing - scallops divine, even our 2 boys were impressed despite not being massive fish lovers. Main courses also hit the spot. Despite being labelled as casual we couldn't help feeling a bit underdressed and it looked like we were the only family there. Would definitely go back, although probably as a couple rather than the 4 of us.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Birthday Lunch
Warm and gracious from beginning to end. Service was exemplary, views (we were outside), beautiful and the menu options and execution wonderful!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with a view
Arrived 15 minutes prior to reservations. We were seated immediately on the deck with a spectacular view of the Pacific.
Ordered wine and a starter. The bruschetta was great. There was no rush to order dinner by our server even though the restaurant was filling.
My wife ordered salmon and I had seared Ahi. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. Both of us now how our respective fish should be derived.
We both came away very impressed.
I would say is was a view to remember with a very good meal.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pelican Grill
Great food, and ambiance. Not too stuffy either. Service was wonderful. The view was beautiful. We'll be back again!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, View and Ambience
Loved the bar's ambience and the sunset is gorgeous from here. We had great service as well.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the outside searing with the ceiling heaters. Views of sunset were amazing. Food was outstanding and the wait staff made us feel very special. This will be hard to top.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic evening there , the setting is spectacular. Excellent service, food and decor.
Reasonable pricing for what you are getting.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food, The pulled pork sandwich was the best I have ever had. Wonderful ocean views. Excellent service. Can't get any better then this.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like being able to choose
We like being able to choose the beautiful outdoor patio for a great ocean view, dining room or bar area for a great meal.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family dinner
We had a great family dinner here. Food an service were excellent. Highly recommend.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want to impress out-of-town
If you want to impress out-of-town guests with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean (albeit not right on the beach) then you have to try Pelican Grill. The food is good, the service is excellent, and the ambience is peaceful. It certainly is not inexpensive but let's face it, it's sitting on prime land in Newport Beach overlooking the ocean and a golf course.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy dining up at the Pelican Grill in Newport Coast. The menu has lots of choices; light meals, fabulous steaks and seafood options all in a delightful atmosphere. The service is top-rate and the views are lovely. We're local and often enjoy dining after golf, for a special occasion, or for a romanic evening for two.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous! We come from. Sacramento to enjoy...crazy but worth it.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always Pelican Grill does not disappoint. Fabulous food, great service, one of the very best.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and relaxing environment. Perfect night out with your sweetheart.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary to Remember
Pelican Grill never disappoints! We have dined here a few times for our anniversary and they always make us feel so special. Our server, Mark, was absolutely outstanding and really made our experience memorable. The food is impeccable! If we lived in Newport Beach (or nearby areas) we would definitely dine there more often. But, for now, we enjoy our annual trip to the resort and dinner at the grill each August.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love taking my girlfriends here!
You can't go wrong with Pelican Grill for lunch. I love taking all my girlfriends who comes to visit me down in OC here. Gorgeous ocean-view on the patio. Friendly staff and top notch service too. Great food and cocktails!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fred, our server was great.
Fred, our server was great. Went out of his way to accommodate us.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great choice in Newport Coast!!!!
On our last night in Newport Coast, CA we wanted to find a decent place close to the Villas we were staying in. Across the street was the Pelican Grill golf course villas and community. The restaurant sits up on the hill with a beautiful view of the ocean and community. We ate inside however everything was terrific from the servers to the meal! We had a very nice experience and would definitely go back if in the area. Not cheap but all was well worth it.
I highly recommend a visit for a nice meal!
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super Sunset Supper
Pelican Grill set up a table for our family of 6 on their patio. Everyone from our 12-year-old grandson to my husband, who was celebrating his 85th birthday, enjoyed the experience. Our waiter was the best! Fun as well as attentive, with good suggestions for everyone. We watched the sun setting over Pelican Hills Golf Club and everyone thought their meal was great. This was not our first time dining here, but one of the most memorable. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife booked us for our 5 year Anniversary dinner. It was sooo good.
Little price but great place and a great night!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
TIP: GO EAT AT THE PATIO when the sun is setting.
So romantic, so beautiful.
The food was great -all of them (we tried king crab, seafood platter, tenderloin, and lamb)
I would recommend this place any time.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, fantastic view
Great service, fantastic view and excellent food, can't ask for more
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impeccable service, beautiful
Impeccable service, beautiful ambience (sit outside for the view if you can ), and exquisite food. We loved it here and will be back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat on the Terrace and enjoyed the gorgeous view of the sunset. The sunshades lifted just before the sun slipped out of view. The food was great, we shared a shrimp cocktail, then enjoyed grilled king crab legs, beef tenderloin, baked potato and asparagus. OH, and I almost forgot about the bread -- they serve a variety, but the pretzel bread is amazing. And the swrvice was great, as well. Will definitely return next time we're in town.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great time was had by all
One of those fabulous places you never tire of!! The Staff, the food, the view - WONDERFUL.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome 1st Experience!!
I chose this location for my birthday celebration with two beautiful friends - it hit the mark on so many levels - Oustanding service from hostess, waiter, to Supervisor on shift. Excellent food and drinks selection and the view is so awesome.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was I in Italy or Greece?
Above the olive trees, looking out to the sailboats on the azure sea, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Not a detail was overlooked by our attentive (and funny) servers. The bruscetti, the salads, the wine left us with a glow the sun didn't need to provide. We'll be back.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fabulous dining experience
We came here for a special occasion and were not disappointed. This is an elegant restaurant with a great view, which is expected in its location, but the exceptional service is what really stood out and made it memorable. Some of the food was perhaps a little too "California" for us, but we'll chalk that up to taste rather than quality, since the fish and meat were both cooked perfectly. We would definitely consider coming back since we had such a great time.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was excellent. My drink was always filled prior to being empty. We had the best view of the sunset and could see San Clemente island and Catalina from the patio seating. My short tub was so tender it fell off of the bone and did not require a knife.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great view
I have been here a few times and always enjoyed the food and terrace view. Definitely worth eating for sunset time.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about this restaurant. It's a great place to wine, dine, and enjoy the beautiful things in life.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in OC! I've been going here for years for a quick bite by the bar after a round of golf at the Pelican Hill, but it was my first time for a meal (the other side of the restaurant). The service was great, and the manager came to check on us regularly. Their cioppino was spectacular!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular sunset view! Food
Spectacular sunset view! Food was exquisite. Don't miss this one.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, well prepared and laid out well and the portions were most adequate. The table outside on the patio was comfortable thanks to the overhead heaters. The view was good but not great thanks to the weather but the service from a friendly and attentive waiter was excellent which added to the overall ambiance of the occasion.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate at Andrea at Pelican
We ate at Andrea at Pelican Hill the night before. Comparing between these two restaurants, we like Pelican Grill more. The service was also excellent.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It doesn't get any better
We are never disappointed when we have diner at the Pelican Grill. Service always involves the right amount of attentiveness without being intrusive, the ambiance can't be beat and there's no such thing as mediocre meal.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM