Fantastic experience. Have
Fantastic experience. Have been there multiple times never disappoints.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love The Dock. One of our
Love The Dock. One of our favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. A gem that many people do not know about. A wonderfully kept secret. Great food, preparation, great wines..
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Dock is the biggest secret
The Dock is the biggest secret in Newport Beach. The entire experience was just amazing.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming and Quaint
Limited menu done right. Everything was delicious from the presentation to the taste. This is a great place for special occasions as it's on the pricey side. Noise level was great for conversation and the indoor/outdoor spacing is perfect for a warm night.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
$35 corkage is ridiculous and only one bottle no more.
Wine markup on list is over 3x retail.again ridiculous. How much profit do they really need? The food is great but the overall experience lacked because the service was stuffy with many many rules like you have to order everything at once. Not friendly. Won't be back for a while.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my wedding anniversary at The Dock and it was amazing. The setting was fantastic, quiet with perfect weather. The food was insanely delicious. Nothing but first class service. We will be lifetime customers.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally a quaility restaurant in our area! It was so good, and the service was outstanding! I can't remember the last time I said those two things about a restaurant in our area! I would go back again and again! The steak tartar was fantastic!!!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding experience, great
Outstanding experience, great table overlooking harbor and wait staff couldn't have been better. Waiter had suggestions from wine to entrees and chef sent out complementary tasting items. Would definitely recommend and go back!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience as always
Everything on the menu is amazing and the restaurant has such a nice relaxed atmosphere. Rack of lamb is a must have. I am looking forward to the next visit and for taking the duffy boat out for a sunset cruise before dinner.
One ask, please bring back the block cut New York Strip... The current one is great, but, the block cut was amazing.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bill D. Review
Absolutely, unique setting. Fine dining with an open wall to Newport Bay with boats moving up and down the bay within yards of you. I only wish I had a Duffy to transport me to and from the restaurant. Wine list carefully selected and service thoughtful. I will be back.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
branch used to be $25 for
branch used to be $25 for two courses.. now it is $30..the menu is still the same!! if they do increase the price, the menu should be get more options... otherwise it is not worth to have brunch in there...
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very comfortable setting. Very friendly people and courteous. Service was great, and the food was amazing!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to have a nice evening with friends. Maybe not a place for the kids in the evening. Daytime maybe.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit, for a birthday brunch. So impressed -- food was fantastic and the presentation was stunning -- plates were works of art (we took pix of every course!) and every bite delicious. Service was also superb. The birthday girl got a free glass of Champagne. I've told several friends about it and will definitely go back. Great setting on the water, intimate and romantic but at the same time very comfy and not stuffy.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
All I can say is that it was a wonderful anniversary dinner!
I had walked by this place so many times and had no idea that there was a previous and beautiful restaurant there!
The ambiance was lovely and comfortable.
The service was top-notch.
The food was delicious and presented nicely.
I will definitely be returning.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening
Great food, service, ambiance, and wine list. A relaxed atmosphere on the channel.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at your restaurant
Our experience at your restaurant was remarkable. The food was amazing. The presentation was beautiful. Our sever Eric made the experience unbelievable. He is amazing. It was our first time at the restaurant and we were treated royally. He gave us some history, shared his knowledge of wine, explained menu items and made us feel like we were the most important people in the restaurant. When we come back we will definitely want to be seated in Eric's section. Our first plan was to go to Tar and Roses in LA. It was hot and we decided to stay in the local area. I have been to The Porch and heard about The Dock. We decided to give it a try. I can't imagine that we could have had a better dining experience in LA.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Reviews
Food was delicious. Reviews said small portions, but that was not the case for us. Only thing that was questionable is that the table space is very tight. Its a very small restaurant and you feel like you are almost sitting at your neighbors table. Once everyone gets noisy and involved in their own business it is better.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local find
We really enjoyed our experience at The Dock where we celebrated our64th wedding anniversary . We actually waited a day so we could go to The Dock. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great. Certainly plan to go again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a let down!! Very Pleased!
The Dock continues to be in my top five favorite restaurants. Good Times, great service and even better food! Never want to lose this Newport Beach FAVORITE!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Dock: A nice surprise
First visit for my wife and myself...excellent service, wonderful food. I noted it to be our anniversary in the Open Table reservation and they recognized it (nice touch and classy). Small place, in an unexpected location, literally on docks in Newport Beach. No bar (didn't bother us, but again a function of size of store). Halibut among best I've ever tasted. If there was a 'downside", it was a tad pricey for the "$$" symbol in the OT listing. Meal and a glass of wine will be at least $50 per person. The food and service, the real location and ambience were in line with the cost, and we'll return...just passing along that it seemed more a "$$$" experience. No valet, so parking could be a bit hit and miss; few xtra mins to park.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
selected the doc for a family birthday. overall this restaurant is excellent, albeit a little pricey especially for the wines.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. The service
The food was great. The service was very good. We were celebrating our 44th anniversary, i had told them it is our anniversary, however, no one acckowledged it. I was very disapointed.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outside of The Dock was nothing to look at.
Inside was transformed into a wonderful oasis! The food was wonderful!
The service was attentive without over doing it. It was our anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make it memorable!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in N.B
I love the wine list! My first time I went to this restaurant I was not sure about their wine list so I brought my own bottle. After learning of their corkage policy and reviewing their wine list, I realized I had found my restaurant. Not only do they have Kistler Chard(my favorite) by the glass, they also have some really nice cult wines, like Sin Qua Non and Scarecrow, that are really hard to find. The food is very good as well. I can't wait until I'm back in Newport so I can try the Fall menu.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance =A; service = meh
Love the location. Good but pricey wine list. Beet salad amazing. Fish dry, but made up for by lobster mashed potatoes! Service a bit slow to clear empty plates. Overall a good place to visit with friends.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My server was very nice and at the end of the night gave a the dessert on the house
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our dinner experience with The Dock restaurant. Service was attentive. Food was delicious. The ambience was the true star with our table next to the water. We will definitely be back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good, But....
Okay wine list, but a $40 corkage fee is ridiculous.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, great ambience.
Amazing food, great ambience. This is a small restaurant, so book ahead. Well worth it.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & service
I took my husband here for his birthday and everything was excellent. We had a table by the water. They split an appetizer for us which was the best beet salad I think I've ever had. We both had specials - halibut & duck. In the end they brought out some homemade ice cream for my husband's birthday. The only thing that I didn't care for and I thought odd was the extremely limited wine list and yet a $40 corkage fee. It was pricey but that's NB.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal by the water
The Dock was recommended to us by a good friend and it did not disappoint. The wonderful food, attentive service and tranquil ambiance made for a most enjoyable anniversary celebration.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my mom here for her birthday, she absolutely loved it! Everything was perfect. The food was amazing and the view was gorgeous. This would be a great place for bunch, parties or a romantic date. Love it!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would recommend The Dock
I would recommend The Dock to everyone. The food was excellent, setting great, servers polite and patient.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad to have them back!
We had been going here since it was Le Quai, and are so glad the same group is back!
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Classy high end dinning
Nice airy atmosphere with the water without being dominating. Very nice dishes with excellent display. Fish of the day was just a bit dry, but lamb was superb. Corn soup with lobster was delicious! Would be a wonderful spot for a romantic date or other special occasion. Expensive, though not unreasonable if you appreciate high end dinning.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great evening, excellent food
great evening, excellent food and service,
Pricey but great for special occasion
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Refreshing to have a resturant in the neighborhood built on passion and professtional service
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely spot to spend a Sunday
Lovely spot to spend a Sunday afternoon. Great service and creative food.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent "must go to" restaurant!
The Dock is fabulous! The view, atmosphere, service, and excellent food all made for a wonderful dining experience! A "must go to place" for intimate dining and/or a group.I have also hosted a baby shower there in the afternoon, and is was a perfect spot for all the girls to celebrate! The beet salad was great, and salmon dinner was exceptional! The chocolate ganache dessert plate was amazing!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, nIce server, ok Service
The food here was amazing. Much better than I expected. The server seemed to know a lot about the menu and was very kind but he was not extremely attentive to our table. The chef take great care of his food and the presentation and taste were outstanding. Besides the lack of attentiveness I would say my only other critique is that there was no local seafood available, somewhat rare for a seafood restaurant on the water. Definitely one of the best tasting food in the area!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
my experience(s) eating at The Dock have been nothing but exemplary. the food is absolutely amazing: complex flavors, cooked to perfection, and beautiful presentation. the wine list is extroidinary and all servers have a vast knowledge of what to pair with all dishes.
service was outstanding. friendly, knowledgable, and my guest and i wanted for nothing. they really know how to make your experience there special and memorable!
this is definitely one of my favorite spots to eat in orange county!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wonderful hostess was
The wonderful hostess was very accommodating and very gracious and pleasant for our seating adjustment during a busy evening. The serving were presented very well and delicious. We will definitely come back soon with friends to taste the rest of the menu.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious. Our server
Food was delicious. Our server though efficient was like a robot. It does not take much to smile once in a while.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
i took my wife there for her birthday. It was a real treat. the table that we were given was excellent, quite, and the service and the food were 5 star.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite spot in Newport Beach. The location on the water is perfect, the food is wonderful & the best wine list in town.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not the Same
We've been to The Dock on several occasions in the past and enjoyed ourselves. First let me say that overall the service, was exceptional. The ambiance overlooking the water was amazing especially on this night with a full moon. However this time we ran into a few wrinkles that really soured the evening. First, The Dock has a crazy corkage fee...$40 and a 1 bottle maximum. Second, we all ordered the Rib Eye. The plating was not very inspiring (at least not what we've experienced in the past) and while the steak was cooked to our specification the quality of at least 1 of our steaks was very subpar. Third the desert was also uninspired and despite notifying the restaurant of the birthday they even brought out without a candle. Bummer...
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous ... The Dock!
We took our clients for Sunday brunch and it was so wonderful.
Unfortunately we did not have my favorite server "Jordan", but he always comes to our table
It's 5 star!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time to Dock and we loved !! Scallops and steak tartar were spectacular. Cozy atmosphere. Extensive wine list. Jordan the waiter was very knowledgeable of the wines. Couldn't be better. We'll definitely return soon.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great ambiance
Great food and great ambiance but be warned with alcohol. They do not have a liquor license for hard booze only beer and wine. Their corkage fee is $40 and is a one bottle per table maximum. $40 is the highest corkage fee I have ever heard of. French Laundry's corkage is not even this high. Their bottles of wine like most places (but even more here) are dramatically over priced. They really need to make some changes here as their food is really good. I really want to like this place and go back often however being nickled and dimed when you don't even have many options is not the Newport Beach way.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the ambience was beautiful!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM