Great food! Great Service!
Great food! Great Service! A little loud but fun at the same time. Better pretzel bread than Mastros!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Crow Bar is very quaint and classy! We tried the green bean roasted fries and they were fantastic. I had the beer braised short rib that was to die for and my wife had fish and chips and both were supreme. My wife grew up in England and is extremely critical of fish and chips. Despite how popular and good the fish and chips are at the Kings Head in Santa Monica and many other places we have tried over the past twenty years, she generally snubs her nose at them. However, she was impressed with the ones she had at the Crow Bar. According to her they were the real deal. Overall the food, service, and ambiance was great! Loved it and look forward to our next visit.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The duck fat fries were sublime.
The duck fat fries were sublime. For a slightly healthier lunch, try the kitchen sink salad.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good scene, lots of energy,
Good scene, lots of energy, good bar. Excellent service, friendly and competent people. Many small plates, so go for variety. We had Cuban sandwich, pork belly sliders, Lobster roll, brussels sprouts -- all were OK, but sandwiches were a bit soggy. Mushroom flatbread, veggie pasta and pork belly taco were excellent.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Small GEM!
First time. Recommended by our 28 year old son. He has taken the role of our Restaurant Concierge to get us out of our Foodie rut. He picked another true winner. Hanger Steak AMAZING. Short Rib Mac and Cheese WOW. Salted Carmel pot au creme OMG. roasted Brussel sprouts again WOW. Really top drawer food and well prepared. Definitely we will become regulars..
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Great neighborhood restaurant and bar!! Relaxed atmosphere with a very good energy.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
CrowBar Can Use Little Danny Meyer
Good food, great service, very noisy; difficult to talk. TV's on, background music on, everyone forced to talk over one another. Still, we'll return.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for hop-heads...
Good first impression overall, GREAT beer offerings! We ordered starters first, and separate from mains. We were half done wit the apps when out came the mains. Super annoying. Super. Annoying. If I wanted everything together, I would have ordered it that way. Also, if you *must* bring all that stuff to the table early, at least have the foresight to make sure there is acreage on the table to put the plates down. This was not a busy dining room, and it seemed more like an Applebee's move and less like the killer spot The Crow Bar is. Anyway...
Our waiter was awesome, friendly and efficient. Great menu concepts and specials. Great spot all in all, I'll be back without a doubt....
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great beer, great food.
Love this place - brought a business group this last time and had a blast. They have a notable beer list with some great craft brews. Food was awesome. Service was fantastic too.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place to wine and dine
Food, drinks, and atmosphere was perfect. I will be going back her often.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, as always
Food is always very good, great atmosphere and service.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time we have been at the Crow Bar, great food, great service, mgmt very attentive.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
L-O-V-E CROW BAR!!!
Since we have found Crow Bar we have a new favrite spot. Food choices and quality is TOP SHELF! Clean cooking. No wierd ingredients. Amazing Chef and Staff!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a sea of noise
We loved the food. Grilled artichoke, roasted brussel sprouts, black label burger and braised short ribs where cooked to perfection and delicious. Our one complaint was the noise level. We dined at 9:00 on a Saturday and the restaurant was filled with a young and very boisterous patrons. Nothing routy, just everyone trying to be heard against the other voices. The owners might want to look at ways to try and mitigate the noise level.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and great beer
The beer selection was great, and the food option were unique. The ingredients were combined well to make a fantastic meal, and the service was ready to do anything asked of it.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, loud place at night
The reviews on the excellent food proved true. Service was also great, with nice waitstaff knowledgeable on beers and wine. The only downside was the noise level after 8, which I guess shouldn't be surprising as the bar area takes up about half the space in the restaurant, and it's low ceilings and all hard surfaces. Maybe it was worse where we were seated, but it did leave us all feeling a little exhausted after a great meal. A place for eating, not talking! For dinner, I'd go a little earlier next time.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noise Level: You need to expand
Noise Level: You need to expand the selection: "Too loud". The acustics are so bad you can barely hear people at the same table.
Picked "Energetic" b/c I had too or I could not Submit a comment.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was OK..we didn't order everything at the same time so he probably thought we are not big spenders so he wasn't too friendly with our table. He just sort of waited for us to say something &then he'll respond.But heck, even though we ordered ONLY 1 entrée (which by the way, the salmon wasn't that great) we still ended up with a $200+ bill. We ordered tons of apps, even doubling up on the cremini flatbread. There are lots of stuff to muddle &add jalapenos to. Not the usual friendly service that I receive here. Last time there was a Japanese server &he was AWESOME! Bussers here are not friendly at all & are very quiet, not proactive.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
"An Orange County Gastropub"
We once again dined early to catch a movie. Restaurant was not crowded though it can be later in the evening and on weekends. Our server Shay was fantastic, very friendly and attentive. My wife chose the daily special Cheese Sandwich and I selected the Cubano Sandwich. We shared an order of Vidalia Onion rings with Buttermilk Dressing. All items were delicious The wine and beer list is extensive with many craft and foreign beers listed. The daily dinner specials also look very tempting as well as the daily Flat Bread selections. Valet parking is available as there is limited street parking.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We stopped in on our way to Laguna Beach, and found a foodie gem for sure!! My husband ordered the Black Label burger.....out of this world, I had to help him out a bit. Add to that the duck fat fries, DELICIOUS! I had the mushroom flat bread which was delicious and we also ordered the green bean "fries" Needless to say we couldn't budge when it was all said and eaten....it would have been nice to walk down the PCH to LB, walk off some lunch ;-)
We will definately put it on our favorites list!!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was very good however do not plan on having a conversation as it is very noisy.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pliny the Elder on Tap
If you like beer and good food you'll enjoy the Crow Bar!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We return to eat at Crow Bar every time we stay in Newport Beach. Food is always good, as is service. Ate early this time since we had 2 kids with us. Bar was busy since it was Happy Hour, but dining area was quiet. Nice place to relax after a long day at the beach.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hip and Happening
Crow Bar and the Kitchen has been getting good write ups so we wanted to check it out. Monday night special is fried chicken in duck fat. Chicken was very juicy and tender. Others in our party had the hanger steak which was also excellent. Service a little slow, but place was busy. Great menu and I look forward to going back.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to the Crow Bar for several years. We learned early on that we needed to make a reservation in the morning for a dinner reservation. We're never disappointed with the food or the service. Several of our favorites have been replaced, but we can always find something we enjoy. My husband thinks they have a fantastic beer list and I am a fan of the Raspberry Lemon Drop. If we're coming this direction from La Habra, the Crow Bar is our restaurant of choice.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pub food never disappoints
We had an overall great experience. We ordered the artichoke as an appetizer and the mushroom flatbread as well. The flatbread was amazing! We also tried the duck fat fries, to die for And the sweet potato fries. My husband had the black label burger and said it was by far the best Burger he has ever had in his life.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we both loved it. They had a great beer selection, and a great wine list as well! He ordered the Tuesday special of Chicken Pot Pie and it was amazing. Would definitely come here again!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising Brunch Choice
This place is packed at nights, but I was surprised to see they do brunch on the weekends. I took a fairly large group to check it out, and everyone raved about their food. Great bloody marys, too! It was practically empty on a late Saturday morning, so getting a table is easy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great ambience
Relatively new to the OC, and we've been too often disappointed by high-end restaurants that have a "see and be seen" vibe, great views, but mediocre food. Crowbar is a fairly casual (for Newport Beach) spot with fantastic food, great beer selections, and a decent wine list. Highly recommend.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Appetizers and Beer
Thursday afternoon we stopped in at 4 PM to an almost empty place for appetizers and beer. We got great individual attention and suggestions from the server. When his shift changed, he introduced us to the new server who was also informative. The food was great and the beer selection also. By the time we left the room was buzzing with younger patrons. We are Seniors and enjoyed this experience.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great beer list with interesting,
Great beer list with interesting, innovative food.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM