My elderly mother has always enjoyed Nieuport !7, so when we came to town for Christmas, we made a reservation there. Initially the reservation was for four (4) people, and although full, the restaurant accomodated our request to increase the number to six (6) closer to the date. Overall, it was a delightful experience - the food was good, and the service had been impeccable until we paid the bill - once the tab was settled and the tip given, it was as though our server had punched out ;( But his failure to refill coffee cups would not be a deterent to returning to Nieuport 17 for another occasion!
12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
Where's the swordfish?!?!?
After 35 years of frequenting Nieuport 17 restaurant for their delicious swordfish, I have sadly been notified swordfish is not on the menu any longer!!! What are they thinking?!??
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, fantastic service
Good food, fantastic service but salads were very bad!!!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific restaurant; great
Terrific restaurant; great service food and atmosphere. I first dined at Nieuport 17 over 30 years ago; was terrific then and is equally terrific now. Bill Bettis is to be commended for maintaining the highest quality dining experience over so many years. Today at close to 80 he still circulates among his guests to make certain everyone is pleased with the experience. Whether you like aviation or not the aviation ambiance is museum quality. In fact we spent at least 20 minutes looking at and admiring the museum quality collection of aviation art both before and after dining. All in all a very enjoyable experience; highly recommended!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I am absolutely in love with
I am absolutely in love with this place! It's like being in Palm Springs in its day with Frank Sinatra crooning in the bar! The best steak, martini, wine...the food it a huge hit! Best wait staff and the ambiance is second to none. This is the Navy's O Club of the 60's and 70's brought into 2013. They really make you feel special. This is a class act!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant. It
I love this restaurant. It has the quiet ambience where one can actually enjoy the food and have a conversation. Love it!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with the in-laws to celebrate
Went with the in-laws to celebrate her birthday and my husbands...we had a wonderful time. In-laws have been going there for 40years.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Tustin-
I have been coming to Nieuport 17th for years....in fact my parents were going here when it was in it's old location.
It truly is the only upscale dining experience in Tustin.
The service, ambiance, and food (Note- new menu and new CHEF Greg Moro) have given this traditional restaurant a fresh update.
The steaks (try the beef wellington) and seafood are delicious. Perfect for a date night or special occasion!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time for
This was our first time for brunch at Nieuport 17 and everything was delicious. The food was excellent. I had the cajun lamb, my husband had the prime rib hash. Both dishes looked and tasted great. Our server was Theresa and she was personable and very attentive. This is a very nice brunch place, for special occasion.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place! The crowd is
Great place! The crowd is definitly older. Not really for young, 20-30's. I'm 40 and I felt way to young to be there. It was still a great place and the food was great!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, ambience and service.
Good food, ambience and service. We will return soon.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are not to excited about
We are not to excited about the new chef, they always have to make changes.
Their are some menue changes we disagree with.
Please go, see for yourself.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been around a LONG time
I took my wife for our anniversary because I knew the food would be good and the ambiance was quiet and nice and cozy. We got all of these things. The one thing we didn't expect was that we would be the youngest people in there by 30-40 years.
The server was very nice but talkative. So much that sometimes it took a long time for us to get drinks or bread, etc. The kitchen was accommodating to our dietary needs. My wife is on a no gluten, no dairy diet and they brought some gluten-free bread. When we asked if there were gluten-free options on the menu, it took at least 15 minutes to come back and tell us that the chef said he would make any accommodations we needed to whichever entree we chose. That should have taken 30 - 60 seconds.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience for special occasions like Mother's day. Very good service and wide variety of food choices
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
In a tough grader when it comes to five-star restaurants. Five stars in the Spirit of a restaurant scale means "Get between me and this fine meal at your own risk." Those are fighting words, and represent how strongly I feel about five star places! At Nieuport 17 one of the experience workers has a good nose and eyes for fine selection of food and wine. I tried a Cab 1999 vintage I forgotten the name but my wife selected it for me and it was blood red, just a glint of transparency at the edge. Aromas tumble nicely from the glass: fresh-crushed black cherries that burrow right into your brain. Just a touch of deep funk pools into an oil-slick aroma.On the palate, furry, creamy. I also caught an rush eating the beet salad.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
French onion soup is the best!
French onion soup is the best! This is a special place to bring your best clients or anyone you want to impress
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special and elegant
Have been going to this restaurant for many years and it just gets better. Great staff, beautiful and well maintained ambience and excellent food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my dad here for Father's Day since he is a big military/airplane buff and man were we all blown away by all the amount of history in this place! The photos, decorations, and general memorabilia were all worthy of being in a museum.
The owner was a very nice gentleman and all the staff were polite and very accommodating. The food was top notch and the overall experience is worth a second, third, or even more return trips!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined at this restaurant several years ago and didn't return until this week. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes in the menu to a more varied selection with some lighter options. The interior is still evocative of the '70's dinner house but hopefully with new management the décor will modernize, too. Overall, this was a pleasant experience and we will return. The bar looks very inviting, with live music and a cozy atmosphere.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many people don't know about Nieuport 17, but it is a great spot for great food, service and relaxation. Martini's with stuffed bleu cheese. You can't go wrong after that. Always a pleasure to dine there.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
70th B.D. dinner
Everything was as expected, good food,friendly service and nice decor. I am tired of going to slick trendy restaurants with a cookie cutter philosophy. My wife I enjoyed the entire dinner experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the way you could just relax and enjoy the evening.
The service was great.
Try the Bloody Mary Shrimp, it was very good!
We relaxed in the Bar after Dinner, you can have desert and listen to the music!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Wedding Anniversary Dinner
My wife & I are long-time Tustin locals, and know Nieuport 17 well, but hadn't been there for about 4 years. Having married off our youngest grandson one week earlier, all of our kids and grandkids were out of town for our 57th wedding anniversary (yes, we were married on August 3, 1956). So Judy and I decided to celebrate a very romantic dinner together at Nieuport 17. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE SPECIAL !! The food was great, as we knew it would be from past experience; our server Tom was especially sensitive to what a special occasion this was for us, and treated us royally; and the after-dinner drinks and entertainment in the bar rounded out the evening for us perfectly !! HAPPY 57th ANNIVERSARY, JUDY !!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food & wine
Appetizer was perfect and served well. Entrees were very special because they were food items we would cook at home although
Personal favorites. Amedeo service was most excellent giving us time in between courses to discuss our pleasure in eating each one. Spending two hours at your delightful establishment was such a pleasure we have planned another time to visit again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great lunch
Use this restaurant often for business lunches, it never disappoints.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasions
We chose Nieuport 17 for our 35th anniversary dinner date and were very satisfied with the food, the service, and the quiet, relaxing atmosphere. We have dined at this restaurant for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The new menu was particularly enticing. My wife chose the large scallops and prawns with asparagus. I went with my old favorite-the Sunday only fried chicken dinner with green beans, mashed potatoes, biscuits & honey, and a generous slice of banana cream pie for dessert. Eating early on Sunday before the rush provided a wonderful, quiet evening for us.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always the best service in town
We brought my parents to dinner to celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary as they have been regular customers here for over 35 years! The menu has changed somewhat (salad is now a la carte, and the bread is much improved) but the old favorites are still on the menu. Service continues to be the best in town with excellent staff who have been here for 20-30+ years which in my opinion is a huge positive. We also appreciate we are never rushed and it allows for a peaceful lingering dinner.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner experience here and the staff was extremely attentive and personable. They accommodated all of our "special requests" and my food allergy (wine). We brought our own champagne in, which they allowed for only $20 corkage. Our server, Tom, was totally on the ball and the service was impeccable. He made great suggestions and took fine care of us. Although the entree prices average $30, with salad separate, the meal portions are very large and most meals come with vegetable accompaniments.
The live music in the bar is a great way to start of or end the evening.
We have enjoyed several meals at Nieuport 17 and plan to come back soon.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy to make reservations
Easy to make reservations on-line. Noted my guest's birthday when I made reservation. Greeted warmly by hostess right away and shown to our table right away. Service started immediately. Crostini and tapanade on table. Best crostini I've ever had. Entree perfectly cooked and presented beautifully. Wait staff attentive and cheerful, but not intrusive. At the end of the meal, slice of cake with lit candle arrived without any reminder to the staff. Perfect. And great coffee.. This was not my first time here. Knew it to be reliable. This is not your budget lunch, but always perfect for a special occasion. 5 star.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The rib eye morsels appetizer was very good. I had the filet mignon stroganoff (it's the only highlighted item on the menu) and it was good, but I thought the rib eye morsels appetizer was better.
The service was prompt (there's a monitor watching the room, I'm guessing to cue the waiters to refill drinks, etc.), and our waiter, Joaquin, was very nice.
The ambiance is aviation-oriented, heavy emphasis on WWI, with the aviation theme restricted to wall hangings. Very nice atmosphere. There was live entertainment but we weren't near the bar and so could barely hear it (we sat at the table nearest the kitchen entrance).
Great date night location. You can dress up as much as you want and not look out of place.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very pleased to encounter
We were very pleased to encounter such friendly, gracious and unhurried staff at your restaurant. We will certainly return soon for another pleasant dining experience.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The owner was very friendly;
The owner was very friendly; the waiter was awesome!! Great food!! Will be back soon.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were both supe
rb. Highly recommended restaurant.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first time back in four years (moved away) ,quality as excellent as ever, service as good as you can find in any upscale restaurant. Elegant and comfortable at the same time.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
we brought friends to show off the airplane memorable but the food was so wonderful each had a different dish so we tasted all - what a treat - Janet was superb as well - can't wait to go again
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite place
This is our favorite place to bring our special friends. We love the atmosphere and I like Sunday and Monday when the pianist is
playing the music is my favorite.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our firm loves this resturaunt and staff for its great service and excellent food! Looking forward to coming back for Christmas!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Similar, but better, than
Similar, but better, than the Summit House in Fullerton. Decades of great comfort food and service from a staff of servers that have been there 20+ years in most cases.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff and food was incredible!! We can't wait go back for our next anniversary !!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to the restaurant for years and have never been disappointed with the food, service, ambiance. Everything was delicious and the service was great.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambiance. I come here for all occasions.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always excellent service. Food superior. Friendly atmosphere
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've passed this restaurant daily yet haven't been there in years. Food was delicious and service was great. Atmosphere is a little old school and could use some updating but having it so close to home was a plus. Menu was pricey but not a disappointment. Looking for a cozy rainy day "nice" dinner this is your place.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We arrived at the beautiful
We arrived at the beautiful restaurant, were greeted warmly by the host, & seated at a comfortable table. Soon we received some wonderful crostini & very delicious hummus. Unfortunately, things went south after that. All the rest of our food was expensive, but mediocre.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food for connaisseur
Excellent food. great service.
Bound to become one of the best in OC.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
For some reason they have
For some reason they have a lot of new help. What happened?
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have booked New Years Eve to celebrate the new year. Food Good, service very good.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grate and nice restaurant. A little bit lighter room for Americans.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
His Plate was Clean!
Thanksgiving special meal was very tasty. We each chose one of the offered entrees. I enjoyed the starter soup but my 14 year old daughter thought the pumpkin soup was a bit on the sweet side. The traditional turkey meal was delicious. I had the prime rib which was cooked perfectly. The gravy on the potatoes was neither heavy nor greasy and was seasoned just right. My husband had the pork chop and all I can say is that the plate was clean in minutes. We have lived in the area for 19 years and this is our first meal at Nieuport 17. It will not be our last.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seven in a row
My girlfriend and I first met at Nieuport 17 and annually return to the scene of the crime. The food was predictably good in a French style although we were disappointed they were out of the See Bass. The noise level and ambiance was quiet and classy. The only challenge this year were two Holiday parties in the adjacent rooms which seemed to distract our waiter as he rushed to get our order in before the big group's.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM