Pelican Hill is top in class
Pelican Hill is top in class in many ways. Luxury abounds. Wait staff is really attentive and especially helpful with our 3YO grandson. Presentation gets a WOW.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was Excellent in every
It was Excellent in every regard..... We will add to our list of favorites.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Dining Experience
Andrea is truly a Gem in Orange County. Superb at everything they do. Will definately go back.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Andrea is the best Italian
Andrea is the best Italian restaurant in America. Period. However, for the first time in 5 years I got a meal that I didn't like - it was bland and dreary. But this place will make sure that you are happy. The chef happily prepared another meal for me. And the waiter took the entire item off the bill and offered me free dessert. My second choice was the Mushroom risotto - amazing! Given the quality of food, the ambiance and stellar service - this place is worth every penny.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Might be best Restaurant in OC..
I love Andreas. One of our top favorites for service food and ambiance.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pasta is just outstanding...the
The pasta is just outstanding...the best! Unfortunately, they brought out the wrong entrée for my wife. They were very accommodating in correcting it and making sure that we were both comfortably about it. My wife's branzino was excellent; my halibut was slightly overdone, making it dry not moist.. Would definitely go back there again.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Favorite in OC
Andrea always delivers. We've been hooked on it since our first visit and our most recent was no exception. Great food, service and a spectacular view. Terrific wine list and knowledgeable staff who can help find something you like that pairs well with what you are eating. I am pleased with the new chef's approach, putting his mark on the cuisine without a sudden and drastic re-work of the menu. We'll keep going.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Adult evening-fabulous service
Adult evening-fabulous service from Heath, large high backed booth that made dining a more private experience, tasting menu, live classical guitar music left us in a completely euphoric state
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Andrea. We brought a special bottle of wine, which our waiter James handled with care. The carrot soup was delicious. I had the Scottish Salmon special. It was baked to perfection. All in all a very special evening.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for our anniversary.
Went for our anniversary. They made us feel very special. Loved the food!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
this restaurant was amazing I just wish the weather was a little better take advantage of the awesome view
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat on the terrace where
We sat on the terrace where the view was spectacular and the glass windbreak and well placed heaters kept it very comfortable. Six of our party of seven had fish and loved the branzino and the swordfish special. I had lamb chops, cooked perfectly and served with a very intense garlic foam that qualifies as a garlic experience for garlic lovers. Can't wait to go there again.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service, i will recommend my friends to come here :)
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What can I say
Another great time at Andrea's . View of the sunset , great guitar music, James our server was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious . Had the ribeye for two . Thank you
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic and up scale
Went for my husbands birthday. Booked several weeks in advance asked for a nice table. When we arrived I asked if we could sit by the window to see the sunset. We were Told It would be 45-60 minute wait. Wait staff brought 2 dishes for my son at the same time and placed one in front of his girlfriend. Then forgot to bring her salad because his soup was in front of her. Main dishes were good but small portions. I would have liked a veggie included not a big selection for side dishes. For the price and presentation a bit of green would have completed the entree.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service
Wonderful food and service with a gorgeous view. Excellent martinis too!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife here for a surprise birthday dinner. I appreciated the advance telephone confirmation of our reservation. We received a warm welcome upon our arrival and were given special seating. It is on a first-come so the earlier you come the more Andrea can accommodate. The wine selection for red wine by the glass was limited but quite adequate. We ordered the asparagus appetizer and arugula salad- both very good. We both ordered Branzino entree - superb. All portions were ample, well prepared, and artistically presented . The bread basket was ample, varied, made in-house and served with both aioili and butter. I requested a special desert and Andrea rose to the occasion. Finally, our servers were very attentive. Well Done Andrea!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem, Great Ambience
Exceptional value if you order from the prix fixe menu!!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday at Andrea. We were not disappointed at all; the entire dining experience was out of this world! The staff paid careful attention to every detail.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the wait staff to our meal everything was perfection.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Andrea to celebrate
We chose Andrea to celebrate a special vist from daughter, husband and grandkids. It was a superb experience that repeated last weeks dining with visiting son, wife and grandkids. Once again Melissa was key to the experience down to customizing an entree which the chef prepared for me. It was most enjoyable. Daughter and husband had gone to El Contanto, Santa Barbara for a few days while we visited with grandkids. They said they would stay at Pelican Hill for their getaway on the next visit. Once again our visit to Pelican Hill was a success.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience, service, food, view. Branzino and wine selection perfect. First time there for lunch, we are going back Tuesday night to celebrate a special occasion.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food,bad service
The food was excellent, but the service was really bad. No one acknowledged the table for the first 15 minutes, and then messed up the order by bringing the incorrect starters. The main course was good except the additional sides were brought to the table after we had finished with the meal. We went to the bar for a late night cap, and again no service. After fifteen minutes, and with no server in site we called it an evening.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Try the parmesan truffle risotto, and the lobster ravioli!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
There are lots of good restaurants
There are lots of good restaurants to be found in Newport Beach, but true "fine dining" is a dying art and it was a pleasure to find it alive and well at Andrea. The room is generously proportioned with nice lighting, flowers, and beautifully set tables. The design may be a tad conservative, but you know you are somehwere special. The restaurant makes everying by hand and uses only the fineset of ingredients and preparations. You will enjoy every course. An evening to be savored.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Andrea's was 5-star. Food selection, quality, service and the stunning view. We had the Summer Season Menu and substituted the pasta course with the mushroom risotto which was absolutely amazing (both in presentation and taste). Although very pricey, the experience is well worth the money. I came to Andrea to entertain an important client from Italy who is a foodie and he gave it two thumbs up! Will certainly come back for a special occasion.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
My wife and I celebrated the conclusion of a special and successful medical trip to California with a Tasting Menu selection at Andrea Restaurant at Pelican Hill. The food, service and ambiance were all exceptional, 5-star in our book. Don't wait for successful medical procedures---go this weekend with your favorite loved one(s).
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary with a great meal, lovely view and attentive staff. Andrea has it all including surprising us with dessert and "Happy Anniversary" written in raspberry syrup on the plate and a tree tower with individual treats. Enjoyed a lovely walk around the resort before heading home.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heath absolutely makes the
Heath absolutely makes the experience memorable. Excellent food incredible service, live classical guitar!!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful lunch in a relaxed atmosphere and would recommend this restaurant not only for the quality of the food served but for the magnificent view from our table on the patio.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and Beautiful views
Food was great!
Views even better!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but worth it!
The food was incredible, the service was impeccable. The prices were a tad high, however you are getting a whole lot for what you pay for. I went with my brother, we shared an app, had two entrees, dessert, tea, and a few cocktails and the bill was $220. So definitely not cheap, however the menu is full of classics done very well. Not trendy, however very classically great.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, a wonderful restaurant
We ate on the veranda, with a beautiful view of the ocean. The corn soup was wonderful, and the risotto and the rib eye steak were excellent. I thought the iced tea was stale and had turned cloudy, and the tiramisu was dry and uninteresting.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the 4 course dinner and the flexibility to substitute certain choices.
We liked it so much that we are bringing our friends there tomorrow night!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrea is a magical restaurant. White truffle season is almost here...cannot wait. The white truffle risotto is a must for us. Great staff. Great service. Phenomenal food.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful room, fantastic view, top notch service and mouth watering food sets this wonderful restaurant apart from all others. I have dined there on more than six occasions and it gets better each visit. Bravo!
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
In a word "Fantastic".
They brought out a carnonara al dente pasta spagagetti that was the perfect compliment to the wine (gewurztraminer) and chicken dish. Bravo Andreas. I'm hooked for life.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service we ever in a Restauran
Will was our server,and he was excellent. Everyone did a great job. These people get it! People will pay for good food and great service.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food; avoid Ethan
Our food was fantastic (I recommend the halibut!); the view was memorable. Our server, Ethan, was either nowhere to be found or was in the process of screwing up our order. The latter happened 6 times durung our time at the restaurant.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
White Truffle Season - YUM!
Chef Luigi has a great menu for the fall...we LOVED the fresh white truffles...so fragrant and nothing better over the tableside risotto...thank you!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious beef filet. Extensive
Delicious beef filet. Extensive winde list.. Seems like a good place to take clients and those who enjoy a traditional, upscale setting.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive service and amazing food. Ricotta stuffed pork chop was phenomenal as were the desserts. Complimentary appetizers were a nice touch. Decor is a bit dated.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to this restaurant about 4 times now over a two year period and every time is a perfect night out. From the ambience to the service and of course the food, it is great! I would highly recommend this restaurant. It is great for two or four. I wouldn't recommend it for large parties since the booths and tables are set up for smaller groups. They do have the capability of accommodating more. I would suggest setting that up in advance with the restaurant staff. The pasta is made fresh on site by a true Italian chef. They have a pasta room that is temperature controlled so each pasta comes out perfect. The meats are always very good as well. Wine list is broad. Great restaurant, great atmosphere, great service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Andrea is our favorite restaurant in the OC. Who could go wrong with a finely trained waitstaff, great ambiance and views, dueling classical guitars, and Chef Luigi's delicious cuisine. Thank you to the entire team for continuing to delight us on every visit.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner!
Went to Andrea for our anniversary. The service and food were great. I must say that the view is the best part!! The staff was very accommodating, our server William took great care of us, along with the rest of the staff and made our first time extremely memorable. The risotto was outstanding and so was dessert. Will be back again!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful dinning experience
From the moment you arrive, you are treated like royalty and will appreciate the quality of food, its presentation, and best of all the overall service provided by everyone in the restaurant . The desserts are especially inventive and tasty. Expensive, it is nice for a special night out.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall experience, service +
Great overall experience, food was very good and service excellent. Melissa was very professional and on top of things from the start.
Recommended for special occasions as it isn't cheap.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good, but expected perfection
Perhaps our expectations were too high, but at Andrea's prices, I expected excellence and I got merely good. We had the tasting menu, and we had to send 2 dishes back which were delivered at or below room temperature. Highlights were octopus and papparadelle with lamb (after reheating). Wagyu tenderloin and tiramisu were mediocre. Good service, great atmosphere, excellent live guitarist, but food was disappointing.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Andrea's at Pelican Hill
Andrea's is definitely one of the top five restaurants in Orange County if not the best. It has become our favorite restaurant. Go early to get a table on the patio especially in the summer. Only complaint is $30 for corkage which is excessive.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service levels was off the charts. Over the past 4 years they've been able to maintain their level of service and quality of food/wine that is above most restaurant standards.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM