Rothschild's Restaurant
Rothschild's Restaurant

Rothschild's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rothschildscdm.com/
  • Phone: 9496733750x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

    Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Sunday: 4:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our professional serving staff will bring everything to your next event. Whether you are planning a buffet dinner or prefer sit-down service, we"ll take care of all the details so you can enjoy your own party.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact or manager to discuss your event needs. We have private rooms to accommodate groups of 10 to 40 people.
    The Wine Cellar seats up to 18 guests and has a private entrance. The Library seats up to 24 and features an opperable skylight.
  • Private Party Contact: Banquet Manager 9496733750x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacArthur Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Rothschild's Restaurant
Established in 1977, our restaurant has become a favorite landmark for locals and visitors alike. The lively bar tables are great for people watching and the Wine Cellar is ideal for private occasions.

The Chef has daily specials that are sure to entice your palate. Seasonal fresh fish, Osso Bucco over fettuccine, handmade raviolis, apricot-glazed baked brie, Godiva chocolate torte, yum!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Rothschild's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)romantic (26)special occasion (24)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Joniviews
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Small quiet dining room, great food, perfect for a special lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry I am not a regular
    BlondeFoodie4Sure
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was nothing to write home about ok is the best I can say. The best thing were the blue cheese stuffed olives for sure! Our wait staff tried but it was clear they wanted us in & out because we were not regulars! Uncomfortable the entire night! They brought us our check before we even received our martinis!
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  • We love Rothschilds!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    One of our walk-to neighborhood favorites. Intimate, the food is always superb, the staff very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Wonderful!
    Harborview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have had many wonderful special occasion family dinners here over the past 20 years. It is a cozy, neighborhood spot which continues to have wonderful service, reliably outstanding food and a small, but fabulous, bar. We love this restaurant and hope it doesn't change anything.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant to dine with my fiancé and with my girlfriends.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food! Great Service!
    dbsdinig
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was the first time my friend had dined at Rothchilld's in a very long time and she was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and the wonderful wine list. We shared one of the crab/ seafood cake appetizers (It comes with two large patties per order)- which was fabulous! The reduction sauce was superb! Accompanied by their delicious garlic bread for dipping! Then we each ordered the lobster salad.. Quite a nice amount of steamed lobster served on a bed of mixed greens with the dressing on the side..just divine! We were celebrating BOTH of our birthdays.. and just loved the home made tiramisu they prepared for us!! We will certainly enjoy this restaurant again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent Food
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We love coming to this restaurant for great food and service. They are very attentive with their customers. The fried ravioli, salmon dish and lobster ravioli are fabulous. The meringue ice cream pie with warm chocolate sauce is not to be missed. It's an old Newport Beach stand by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaG
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The service and food was excellent. Would most certainly return
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Terri
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first visit to Rothchild's, so we had no expectations. What we found was a wonderful dining experience with amazing food and great service. The atmosphere was very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will definitely go back as there were so many great choices on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wine and Great Good
    Trifecta
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Rothschild's. The service was impeccable and the food was really delicious. The atmosphere is very romantic but it is not stuffy. You can be dressed casually or fancy. They have a great Happy Hour menu too!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chardonnay
    ChardonnayVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Limited menu - too many items in one dish (beef, chicken, seafood), cream seems to be in all sauces. Limited wine by glass. Servers recite long specials even when food choices are expressed (i.e., only seafood). Friendly place, nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Really "Fine Dining"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I am usually wary of restaurants with "Barkers." Now I need to add another "warning" to my list. I should stay away from restaurants that actually place a sign outside that says "Fine Dining." If someone continuously tells you that the are "this" or "that", it may be a sign that they are compensating for something that they are truly not. The sign that says "Fine Dining" will now tell me that this is a place that charges too much for what they give you. The service was friendly, but the staff constantly complained about how difficult the night was. The person taking our wine order knew nothing about the wine (she had not had any of the cheap $50 bottles it in a long time). They try to Up-sell a lot.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Love this place! Had amazing copper river salmon! Yum!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was delicious and the dining experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Class & distinction
    Kirkleap
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The small & quaint setting is warm & inviting. The service was exceptional. The food was very good. The minestrone was the best I've ever had. Sorry Mom ! Definitely old school but still very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disney
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A very good evening of fine food and excellent service. Would certainly recommend this restaurant to all who wish an excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service and Food!
    markVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The many positive reviews did not lead us astray... The food was great - the service even better. It was quite noisy the night that we dined, but it seemed like this was not always the case. However, the dining rooms are small, so it could be noisy. Do what we did, and enjoy the people you are with and block everything else out. The food, and especially the service more than made up for a bit of energy. You MUST have the garlic bread!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected great and got it!
    JosephInOz
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Visit OC from Texas a few times a year and always make a visit to Rothchilds for dinner. Always very friendly service and great food. Consistent quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 250 reviews are from the Rothschild's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Bait and switch
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Made reservation solely in response to email that said they had Copper River Salmon. Called morning of reservation to confirm they had the salmon. Assured they had it. Shocked that night when told they ran out of the salmon the night before. Should have left. Food pedestrian, loud and cramped in restaurant. Won't be returning.
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  • Lunch with Friends
    Katpicks
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is my favorite "lunch with girlfriends" restaurant. Great for celebrating birthdays, too. The service is great and you can take your time and enjoy catching up with friends. The food is consistently delicious. The ambiance is warm, the dining room fairly intimate, and you can have a conversation without raising your voice to be heard over noise bouncing off walls and ceilings (My pet peeve about some larger restaurants.)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Rothchild's is one of my favorite restaurants. 5 star service and food. Wine list is amazing, you can't get a bad glass of wine at Rothchild's. Happy Hour is the best kept secret in Corona del Mar/Newport Beach.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place, but Not Tonight
    3himalayansVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Just an off night for an outstanding local resturant that I really like. It won't affect my return, as every resturant has their off night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd Time Visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is my new favorite restaurant - especially since the Ritz closed!!! Celebrated my friend's 65th birthday with a small group a week ago and we were treated very well! Lisa was a wonderful and attentive server. Saturday I took my fiancé, who is a very picky eater for dinner, and he loved his meal and the ambiance. Alex was our server and he was fabulous! I will make sure to dine at this wonderful restaurant often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still a Gem...
    Harborview
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    For years Rothschild's has been my family's "go to" place for fine dining on special occasions and will remain so. The friendly staff, outstanding food and ability to accommodate special requests makes this place one of my favorites, anywhere.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Glenn
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Just lovely food, lovely atmosphere, outstanding service and in the neighborhood! What's not to love?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect size
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This is a great small restaurant with terrific food. You can actually hear yourself talk. Their salmon was as good as it gets and the side of Romano pasta simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    Spirited1
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I took my friend for a birthday lunch. We were treated special from the time we walked in. We were given a warm reception. They showed us to a quaint little table. The server knew we were two chatty girls so she gave us plenty of time to visit and get caught up. When she shared about the menu, she made everything sound so inviting. Each item we ordered was spectacular. It was a perfect meal from start to finish and made for a wonderful birthday lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience at Rothschild's
    Jenny
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We have been to Rothschild's many times, but usually for lunch. As always, the food was wonderful, as expected. Our server, Starla, was outstanding. She knew everything there was to know about the menu and was helpful in our selection of appetizers, salads, and entrees. She was attentive to every need, yet didn't hover---perfect. We had a great time and will probably return in a week or two when we house guests staying with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A neighborhood favorite!
    kalsign
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The menu, atmosphere and service at Rothchild's restaurant are superb. We made reservations in advance and were seated at our preferred window table shortly upon arrival. The menu offers a wonderful variety of Italian offerings. We especially enjoy the pasta and veal dishes. One of my favorites is the cannelloni. The pollo fassero is wonderful. On many occasions osso bucco is available; however is sells out quickly. It is so delicious! The fried artichoke hearts are a wonderful appetizer to share with the table. Escargot and garlic bread are great too! I appreciate that the restaurant continues to offer long-time favorites in addition to nightly specials. This is a cozy, gem of a restaurant … a long-time favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Aaron
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Rothschild's has always been a great place for dinner, but the last few times we've been there it as been AWESOME!! The food is always delectable, but the service is leaps above outstanding. Valentine's Day we had Starla as our wait person and this last time we were taken care of by Joaquin. Attentive, kind, caring and accommodating. The great service wasn't just limited to our servers, everyone at the restaurant had the same attitude toward their guests. We won't limit ourselves to special occasions at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rothschilds food and service
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Rothschilds food and service are nice and it is the perfect spot for ladies who lunch- Nice for special occasions or for lunch with old friends. The service and the table settings are elegant, but not stuffy. With the unfortunate closing of The Ritz Restaurant nearby, Rothschilds will likely benefit. It is one of the only classically elegant lunch spots left in Corona del Mar / Newport Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gracious and friendly
    Archipeach
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This restaurant always accommodates our requests. Wonderful for conversation. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Ultra delicious food! Excellent, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Disappointment
    GooseVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before and liked it. We were so disappointed when we returned, we vowed we will never go back. We were seated upstairs which looked like a finished basement with the lights diimming throughout the evening. This was so unsettling, we mentioned it to our server. The answer was, basically, it is a very old building. Well, that doesn't mean it is safe! My husband ordered the special of the day. It was a pork chop and passable but not great. My meal was linguini with bolognese and it was ok. The entire experience was ruined because of the seating. Why, oh why do restaurants treat twosomes so poorly?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rothschild's is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Rothschild's is consistently good food and service without being stuffy. It has a small bar at the front which is not obtrusive on the dining rooms. Menu is continental, but with American favorites and you will always find something that sounds very good at the time. The space is more than casual but not "dressy". Very good seafood selections and meat dishes will please anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed to the quality.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Very disappointed to the quality. The menu looks interesting until you eat the food. Not executed properly. I will not return until I'm assured the quality is improved significantly.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Be Careful
    Felisol
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This title is not in the bad sense , i mean be careful not to be addicted to this resto. WOW it was great. The escargots are very , very good. Dip your bread in the sauce, miam miam ... the Lobster raviolis and the sauce , don`t miss them. I will be back....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    RonRVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Although Rothschild's has been around for over 30 years, the entire dining experience remains fabulous. Exquisite service, sumptuous cuisine, a terrific wine list, and a romantic atmosphere, all create the perfect evening. If you haven't dined at Rothschild's, you must put it at the top of your list!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Service and Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    A neighborhood gem in the incomparable Corona del Mar. The pasta is homemade, the sauces are light and tasty, and the entrees incredible. As for the service, as good as it gets. Enjoy a taste in Italy in Orange County, you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rothschild's always delivers!
    CDMLocalVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. Good ambiance, great food and really fine service. My choice for birthday and anniversary dinners, along with getting together with friends dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once a year
    RothChilds
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Since my now wife and I met for the first time at Rothchilds 6 years ago we have come back once a year and the menu and restaurant keeps getting better and we intend to renew this meeting every year. What a gem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet