The entrees are ok. Enjoyed
The entrees are ok. Enjoyed the table side Caesar Salad. Also, First Cabin salad is tremendous. The main dishes are ok - best to stick to seafood fare. The steaks are just ok. Our server, Mike, was pleasant and attentive - as was the rest of the staff.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a remarkable and delicious lunch at First Cabin. As always, the resort was beautiful and relaxing. We will be going back even though it was a bit pricey with a bottle of wine. P.Flanigan
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
My server Patrick was the
My server Patrick was the best very humble and overall good person. Food was out standing. I ordered the filet mignon and all I can say is OMG!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a special birthday
It was a special birthday brunch for me. All the staff, especially Eugene were very attentive and made us all feel very special.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
There was a time when we frequented
There was a time when we frequented First Cabin for all our special occasion meals but a couple years ago we noticed service was slipping and so we dined elsewhere. Thanks to Travelzoo, we gave it another go this weekend and had an amazing 24 hours at BBC. I still think service is inconsistent throughout the resort and dining areas and needs some attention and improvement. My advice is to request to sit in Michael's section when you dine at First Cabin - he is an expert at customer service, I only wish we had remembered to request him ourselves. I also wish they would bring back wine of the month. But overall our meals were absolutely delicious.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoying fine food on the
Enjoying fine food on the terrace overlooking the water, the yachts, sailboats and paddle boards going by is so enjoyable and relaxing. Friends visiting from the Midwest loved the setting and food. We all ordered different things and everyone was delighted with their choices.
Service is attentive, but not intrusive--
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
COMFORTABLE YET QUIET ELEGANCE
Met there with family. Attentive staff. Incredible view. Excellent food. We stayed for over 3 hours. No one rushed us. We felt comfortable and could hear ourselves talk. A very enjoyable and recommended experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was the most friendly helpful person I've met in a restaurant in a long time. Great Service and the food is excellant. Right on the waters edge so a great place for outdoor dining as well.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great romantic date restaurant.
I took my wife here for a romantic night out. The ambience was great. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special night out.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at First Cabin. We couldn't have picked a better place. The food was top-notch -- appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Everything was prepared perfectly and our waiter, Mike, was both pleasant and knowledgeable. We will definitely return!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful in every way!
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service was the best I have ever experienced. Mike was our waiter and he was fabulous! The view is a hidden find, the food was perfect and again, the service was fabulous! Some may have a feeling that the Bay Club is an older feel, but it isn't. Sit on the patio with friends at 5pm, enjoy the sun then the sunset, stay for hours. You wont be disappointed!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I must admit I was a little disappointed this time.
Food was good, except that the dessert was very so-so. Soup and main entree were excellent. Service was not quite as good this time as it has been in the past - I guess I have just been spoiled.
Also when the reservation was made I was asked if it was a special occasion. I responded that it was a birthday celebration, but no mention was made of this by anybody at any time. Seems a little pointless to ask the question if not even a greeting of "Happy Birthday" is forthcoming.
Just not quite up to par this visit, which was disappointing as it has always been.such a special experience in the past.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a View!
Celebrated at dear friend's birthday with a small ladies lunch for four at the First Cabin...WOW! Great service, excellent food and menu choices and the outdoor dining experience was perfect. I ordered the crab and shrimp salad and it was so delicious, wish the portion had been slightly larger:-) Can't wait to get back to enjoy the view, food and service.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Dining Experience
This restaurant is a fine place to dine. Service is impeccable. Food very tasty and they have unique dishes that were definitely worth trying.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for our anniversary. Sat on the patio, which overlooks the marina--a gorgeous view. The appetizer of crab cocktail was divine. My steak/lobster was good, but they messed up my side dishes and never fixed it. Our waitress and bus boy disappeared here and there. They need to step up the service and pay attention to details.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptionally good food
All three fish dishes that we ordered were exceptionally good. The service, view, ambience and value for money were all excellent. Strongly recommended.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous hidden gem on PCH
Dining with a special person, celebrating life, this is a wonderful place to come ~ fantastic food, service beyond your dreams and a great place to relax and catch up with friends.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect for my daughter's Birthday and I knew it would be, that's why we love the Bay Club. Thank-you
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect way to celebrate!
We took our grandson and wife to dinner her for their first wedding anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. From our perfect table, to the marvelous service (thank you Eugene) to excellent food, everything was just as we hoped!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful setting, fine cuisine
The First Cabin is a really special place. The setting, with Newport Bay through the window, is magnificent, the decor is lovely, and the cuisine is excellent in creation and in presentation. The service is typically outstanding, but on this occasion, while the waiter was friendly, he was not always attentive to our table, which was one of a few that was occupied. Also on this occasion, the two courses seemed to take a little too long to come out -- our dinner for four lasted from 7:00 p.m. until about 9:45 p.m.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, very expensive
Enjoyed it but its not for everyday dining unless your boat is parked there. Go here once or twice a year and save up for it. It will shock your wallet but the ambiance is pretty special.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Parking valet,waterfront views,caviar on menu,waitstaff very attentive but not hovering,food prepared old school(very good!!!) noise level conversation friendly . a wonderful experience!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant on the Bay!
Always enjoy dinner at the Balboa Bay Club's First Cabin restaurant. Service is always top notch. Looking out at the HUGE yachts is a unique experience that you can't get ay any restaurant. Our seafood dishes were very tasty and actually well priced for a high end resort eatery. My only disappointment was to hear that the jazz band that plays in the lounge is being replaced, but that's another story. Great food, service and ambience makes this special.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful views, elegant atmosphere
Really lovely. Service is impeccable. Food is very high quality.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an excellent time, weather was perfect, and service was great, great experience overall.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
About as good as it gets!
Went there on Sunday early evening. We were led to a booth with view I requested. From the beginning, service was perfect, attentive but not intrusive and always pleasant. Food was as excellent as the view and ambiance. We were celebrating my wife's birthday were very pleased with evening. Perfect!
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was Krystal...she always makes the evening seamless. Food was excellent, ambiance was beautiful and elegant. Very relaxed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at First Cabin
Excellent service and a great view. Food was great, except for the Filet Mignon which was a bit overcooked and dry. I had to ask for a béarnaise sauce. Other than that it was wonderful.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful venue - we loved the special birthday treatment - names up on marque - window table- name on dessert plate in chocolate! Excellent Crab Cake Benedict. Service a little slow.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dining with family that live
Dining with family that live out of town. Your servers were very patient with us because we took out time ordering.
We did switch tables in the beginning because we were sat near door going out side which is busy for servers.
Should seat guests in your best tables first!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best kept secret
This place was one of the best I"ve been to in So Cal.
It was elegant without being pretentious, and they had a wonderful Oktoberfest menu of specials that reminded us of our favorite German restaurant in Chicago.
Service was excellent and friendly.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
First Cabin is First Rate
Celebrated my Dad's B-Day and everything was just perfect. Could not ask for anything better.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Lovely Evening at First Cabin
This is a "go to" restaurant when I am in the Newport Beach area. Over the years, I have spent a lot of holiday meals with family and friends at First Cabin. The service here is top notch, particularly Mustafa, a charming and elegant fellow. The food is consistently of a high quality and the room and view are charming. This is service in the best sense of the word with an unerring attention to detail. Looking for a conventional elegant meeting out, then check out the First Cabin. I have never been disappointed.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner out with friends
Beautiful place to laugh and hang out with friends. Wait staff was very accommodating and over the top friendly. But the food was the special occasion! All of us had amazing experiences with our selections and it was all done to perfection and also had great combinations of sides. The best part was that it was so healthy. Loved the experience.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous Menu Selection
There was not one thing wrong with the evening. Easy to make last minute reservations, was seated immediately by the window with a wonderful view of the harbor, and our server, Crystal was a delight. The food was done to perfection including the presentation. We had an appetizer which was an Ahi Avocado with a wonderful balsamic type sauce, the house salad and the Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi. All I can say is "YUM"! Definitely a place I will go back to, no disappointment there.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
lovely location in Newport
Waterfront dining on the harbor is always a treat, but the First Cabin Restaurant made is even nicer. The chef had a grass-fed steak special (testing out for their new menu after their upcoming renovation), and it was delicious! It is expensive, and I am sure that will not improve with the renovation, but I loved the booth seating, the chef's willingness to accommodate by dietary needs, and I would return in a heartbeat.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food & Service
I had the speck & chilean sea bass and bread pudding for dessert. DELICIOUS!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waitress was great, made suggestions, tailored it to accommodate my needs, and talked me into a fabulous dessert (the pecan ball) of which I have no regrets. I look forward to their upcoming renovation, though it is a beautiful and well-maintained location as is. First-class in every aspect; my only hope is that they have more organic food choices on their new menu.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is located in a beautiful resort on the water. Outdoor dining available. It is nice for brunch/lunch. Two of us had wonderful salads. The other two had mahi-mahi which was bland and tasted a bit fishy. The service was good. I would go back for the upscale ambience and you can't beat the view.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though we have lived in Newport Beach for many years, we had never dined at the Balboa Bay Resort. For some reason, we thought that it might be stuffy and a bit too clubby for us. We were pleasantly surprised. First Cabin was quiet, with perfect lighting, comfortable booths, great food and VERY friendly and ULTRA professional service. On one or two nights a week, they do prime rib, which will be the "trial by fire" for us. Since Five Crowns went down the drain and Gulliver's has just suffered a fall in quality, we have not had wonderful prime rib in some time. We are hoping that First Cabin will serve "First Cabin" quality prime rib. We'll let you know.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a classy restaurant with an eclectic menu. Everything we had was excellent! Leasurely service so not good if you are in a hurry. Nice views of Newport Harbor!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM