Terrific experience. Food
Terrific experience. Food is always local and always fresh! I love the new menu.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great time, excellent
Always a great time, excellent service. Menu is limited and fairly unchanging, but for a 'pool restaurant' it is above all the others.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the views from the Terrace.
Love the views from the Terrace. Fresh Beets are terrific.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent sunset views, great
Excellent sunset views, great drinks and the service is top notch!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
This location is not to be
This location is not to be missed. One of the best dining spots, day or night, in Orange County. The general manager, Marc Levine, has made this menu and atmosphere exceptional. Try the lavender lemon drop or the margarita to start off the night, and the tempura shrimp and peppers goes well with the drinks. Everyone can be happy with the menu choices. I love the scallops, cooked to perfection. Its a great place to drop in as a local or bring out of town guests. Don't let the overall look of Pelican Hill give you the impression that the Coliseum Pool & Grill is too over-the-top - its perfect for any occassion.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Definite Do-Over!
I recently had lunch at the Coliseum with 2 business colleagues and we could not have been happier with our meal and the service we received. The salads were as fresh as if they had just come from the garden, my grilled chicken sandwich was exceptional, and my colleagues grilled scallops and salmon dishes were as beautifully presented as they were delightful to their palates. The General Manager even came by to check on us twice and to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. What made it even better was the gorgeous view we had of the ocean when looking beyond the beautiful pool and golf course. Great spot for lunch, dinner or a special occasion.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy to like.
I chose Coliseum to host out of town guests for breakfast because of the location and the complimentary valet parking. It was a good choice.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Romantic Anniversary Brunch
I fell in love with the pictures online from yelp and OpenTable but it's incomparable with the moment you enter the Coliseum. My boyfriend and I fell in love with the pool area. It is definitely somewhere you should bring someone special, not necessarily your significant other. A MUST GO TO! Every dollar was worth the ambiance that you experience there and the waitress that helped us was very nice. The tablescape and color theme was absolutely lovely. I will definitely be returning soon! Thank you for a great experience at a beautiful restaurant.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a birthday dinner
This was a birthday dinner for four. Would have given the restaurant a five star rating except for the fact that it was a real cold evening. If the outside heaters were on could have taken advantage of the better iew at sunset Instead of having to eat indoors.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, incredible
Great service, incredible view and fabulous food. A must go to spot.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent view and family friendly
Had a great time. Service was a little slow but, it was mom's day weekend so they were pretty packed. Great view of the awesome resort pool and ocean. Had our 7 month baby with us and they accommodated us so well. We'll be back again!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sunset dinner. Service was excellent. Very accomodating of 2 children. Cocktails are better than the wine list. Overall a great meal.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite breakfast spot
Whenever we visit Laguna, we love to have breakfast here. Spectacular view and the service and food are always good.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pelican Hill Resort is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Such great views.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Breathtaking. Delicious. Romantic. Those are the 3 things you need to know about this restaurant. The food, drinks, service, and ambience were spectacular. I cant wait to go back.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
We eat here often. Food is great. Cocktails are good. The view is amazing. It's a very relaxing dining experience with comfy chairs and laid back atmosphere. Great for families-the kids menu is good for even the smallest eaters like my 15 month old- as well as great for couples.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful scenic spot. Staff
Beautiful scenic spot. Staff was very helpful and the meal delicious. Wine was a little pricey.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fantastic night at
Another fantastic night at the Coliseum. Marc Levine and his staff are always prepared to receive guests and create a wonderful dining experience. Once again had the scallops, and as always spectacular! Thank you to Chad for prepaing a birthday and anniversary dessert for our table.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience is just fantastic, overlooking a giant, circular pool with the Pacific in the background - stunning. One diner had a sandwich which he liked, another, the kebab, which she enjoyed, but the chicken tikka something-or-other was bland; it needed sauce, in my opinion. I'd go again, but order something else. There were no labeled GF options.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view and great food!
This restaurant is beautiful. My favorite dish was the shrimp quesadilla, it was outstanding. I also had the albacore wrap which was good but not quite up to par with the quesadilla. The service is great and I will definitely return!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Newport Coast Poolside Perfection
The view is spectacular overlooking the pool, golf course and nearby ocean skyline scenery. The beet and arugula salad continues to be a favorite along with many other farm fresh menu items.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite lunch
One of our favorite lunch places, great food and service with the most amazing view. What else would you expect from Pelican Hill!
7/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special Dinner at the Collesium
On Friday, July 19th, my husband and I took our son, who lives in Newport Beach, to dinner at the Collesiuy Grill. We had traveled to Newport Beach from Knoxville, TN. I indicated in the reservation that I would like a really pretty table for 3.
When we got the restaurant, we were wowed. The location and building is stunning.
The hostess had our reservation and knew that we wanted a really nice table. We were given a very nice table.
The serving staff were extremely professional and friendly.
The food, scallops and another fish dish, was good, but not spectacular.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy Sunset over the Pacific
It was a beautiful OC day, and the evening promised a brillliant sunset, so we dined outdoors at the Coliseum Grill, above the beautiful pool at the Pelican Resort. Why aren't more people here? The valet parking is FREE, the service is excellent, the food choices and preparation are good (not exotic, more mainstream) and the service is fabulous. We sat outdoors watching the sun set over the Pacific and drank expensive cocktails, my Mojito cost more than my Cobb Salad and had a wonderful evening. True there are families around, but you can ask to be seated where they aren't. So why was this beautiful setting only about 1/3 full on a Summer Friday night? Don't leave this to the tourists, wake up Orange County and claim this for your own!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A reunion of old friends
I suggest this spot to many friends and clients because its casual,great view and setting ,good food and its reasonable priced! I was able to get a reservation for a Saturday evening within 48 hrs. My friends who came with me had never been and it was a wonderful evening!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday for a Special Person
Four friends of over 40 years met to celebrate the birthday of one of them. Because she is a cancer survivor and currently going through her fifth round of chemo, we wanted to take her to a special place for her birthday. We had been to the Coliseum Grill on several occasions and enjoyed it so much that we thought we would go there for the celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time; the scenery was beautiful; the service terrific; and the food delicious. Thanks to the Coliseum for making this a special birthday celebration for a special person.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect all around.
We were staying at Pelican Hill and wanted a bite to eat without leaving the area. This was perfect overlooking the pool and a great light fare menu with huge portions at reasonable prices. Service was exceptional. A must if in the area and don't want to dress up or be at a beach restaurant.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service people are great. From the girl at the gate to our waiter. The view is probably great - but I was seated behind a pole.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
We had two couples in our party and the two husbands had grown up together and had birthdays a day apart from each other. It was a great way to celebrate the birthdays. The food was excellent and the view was awesome. We enjoyed our servers as well; the evening was very special. Thank You! :-)
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is awesome...the service sublime...but the view is absolutely BREATHTAKING! You need to see it for yourself!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, service and view.
What's not to love about great food, a view to the ocean and golf course and food that rivals any top restaurant in Orange County. Loved it.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine at a resort
I really enjoy dining at the Coliseum. It feels like you are on vacation as the restaurant is located in a resort.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful outdoor dinning
I had dinner with my girlfriends and we had awesome time. The view of the coliseum grant pool with beautiful sunset was fantastic. The relaxing and comforted environment led us feeling like heaven. Maindish was great but except appetizers were not that good. I usually love appetizers but I thought they were not so great. Other that, everything was amazing. I will definitely come back soon.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Coliseum is, not only
The Coliseum is, not only a great outdoor dining spot, but the food is very good, too. My gal pal and I had salads - a beet/goat cheese salad and a blackened ahi compose. Both were quite good. I have to say that the bread was meh - and when you break with your no-carb track record, and at these prices -- it ought to be outstanding. Perfect view of the pool, golf course and then the ocean.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful!!!! Gorgeous setting.....service was great.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite casual restaurant in OC. Excellent service, interesting food, and spectacular setting. Comes as often as I can.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful location, excellent food
This restaurant is located directly above the pool. That may sound odd, but it's actually very nice. The entire setting was designed with a Roman Bath concept. The food is excellent. The service is actually very good. Our waiter was a little too forward for a restaurant like this, so I'm not able to give it more than 3 stars. The entire front of the house was wonderful, the other servers seemed good, but ours, although seeming like a decent guy, talked entirely too much about his life (older wife?, kid with a kid on the way, etc.) We were very nice and engaged in the conversation, but he almost seemed like he thought we were on equal levels, and honestly, we are dining there, we aren't friends.
It was a great experience.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great celebration place
The service, food and view are all 5 star... it is a special place and the ambiance is amazing. They treat you very well.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't beat the Coliseum Pool and Grill for a sunset view!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice dinner, everything
We had a nice dinner, everything was to our satisfaction. We come back soon.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Grill is the perfect lunch spot. Nice menu variety, good service, excellent food quality and the view puts the icing on the cake.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the pool and
Great view of the pool and grounds. Perfect setting for a sunset dinner.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful setting overlooking the pacific. Great service, but food mediocre. I ordered the chef special expecting it to be "special."
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We came here for our rehearsal
We came here for our rehearsal dinner after rehearsing on the Pelican Hill lawn. Our wedding was at the Pelican Hill the next day and we can't say enough great things about the restaurant. We had a large party of 29 and they sat us with our own custom menu. We love this restaurant!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous view over the ocean
Fabulous view over the ocean and golf course. Exquisite service & food. Great ambience & quiet - we had a table for four outside on the paio and we could actually hold a quiet conversation. love it - everyone did. And they do something special for your occasions. Just Great all the way around.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I would like to extend my
I would like to extend my thanks to Derek, Megan and the entire staff that made my dear friends 50th birthday luncheon for 16 people such a success. We had a wonderful table set up and were able to add our own details. The menu was carefully planned to appeal to everyone. The dessert offering was superb and made it easy to share. It was a great experience.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I found this spot through a blog site and saw the photos that were taken. After doing some research, I felt this would be a perfect place to treat my boyfriend to. Upon our arrival, both my bf & I were impressed at the great service and scenery. The food was okay. I had the salmon and rice which were both small portioned for such an expensive plate. My bf had lasagna which he said was good. He also ordered the draft beer and said it was excellent. Our server was great, she was very attentive and sweet. We were a little irritated due to a group of ladies gossiping at the table next to us. Overall, I felt that I was mainly paying for the view and service. Both were great. Definitely considering returning back for special occasion.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great evening at the Coliseum Bar and Grill. It has been a while since I have eaten their at night. The pool lot under the moon and Christmas wreath gave the evening an incredibly romantic holiday mood that night.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Coliseum Grill is a great location for lunch and atmosphere. Food is very good, but can get pricey! Service is top notch. Check it out!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very lovely place for lunch.
Very lovely place for lunch. My friends and I have a Christmas lunch each year. I chose Pelican Hill. Only problem we encountered was the weather. It was cold outside even under the heater and inside it was not much warmer.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM