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Rothschild's Restaurant
Rothschild's Restaurant

Rothschild's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rothschildscdm.com
  • Email: Rothschilds@earthlink.net
  • Phone: (949) 673-3750
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

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

    Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, 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 (949) 673-3750

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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Diner Reviews
  • "I booked a date here for my Wife and I and actually requested ahead of time for a romantic table. We were placed in the middle of the room (apparently they didn't set aside a more romantic table). As such, service was just so-so, but food is good (pricey), and it's a bit small, so you're dealing with a bit of noise and less privacy. Worthwhile, but for what you're paying, I might look elsewhere. "
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Just lovely food, lovely atmosphere, outstanding service and in the neighborhood! What's not to love?"
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This restaurant always accommodates our requests. Wonderful for conversation. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Ultra delicious food! Excellent, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Love it."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "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...."
    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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Traditional old school ambiance. Very crowded feel until you sit down, then was ok. Food was good, surpassing my expectations."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It has been many years since I've eaten at Rothschilds and it's as good as I remember. Garlic bread is some of the best, eggplant Parmesan was excellent as was the shrimp scampi Caesar!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The restaurant feels like they set it up for fine dining, but the experience was something more casual. Overall, food was enjoyable"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "It is the little extra attention to detail that makes this restaurant outstanding. Wait staff friendly, professional and knowledgable. Food great flavours. Serving sizes generous, enough to share. Desserts fabulous. Prices reasonable for overall ambience."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Orange Co. Food is great and the service also"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant! Warm and friendly with superb food and service. Everything, including the pasta is house made."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Bar is a happening place. Love to see my local friends. Then dining Is an elegant experience Two diffent worlds. I like that :)."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Never had to ask for a thing--the waiter was always right there with what was needed."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Was a little disappointed in the taste of the food---nothing spectacular...in fact quite boring and bland. Salmon was so so...the sauce was too sweet. Short rib although well cooked, falling off the bone but the taste is very bland---- not bursting with flavor. Dessert was ordinary...nothing special...definitely NO WOW factor there. Its a little over priced for that type of quality and taste of food that they put out. Will not recommend."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Growing up in Newport I have seen many restaurants and trends come and go but Rothschild's has withstood the test of time. It has a very old world warm and cozy feel which reminds me of many quaint restaurants in Europe. Our waiter Joachin was fabulous and we had a wonderful ladies luncheon-highly recommend the Eggplant Parmesan. We will definitely be back again!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent. We enjoyed the casual but correct environment. The restaurant is showing its age, but is very nicely maintained. We'll return."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We had never been to Rothschild's, although it has been in Corona del Mar for many years, so decided to give it a try during the recent Newport Beach Restaurant Week. After reviewing the menu, we asked about some seafood dishes, specifically what type of clams were used in the seafood pasta dish. The waitress told us she didn't know so she went to the kitchen to ask. When she returned, she informed us that they used diced, canned clams! Needless to say, I was very surprised that a "high end" Italian restaurant in CDM would use such a product in their dishes so we declined to order any of the seafood dishes. The rest of the meal was OK (we ordered linguini with bolognese sauce, the pork chop and salmon, but we probably won't go back."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times almost since they opened and have always enjoyed it. But this time, we all complained to each other that the food was way too salty, even though we didn't order the same items. One friend got the soup and remarked that it had way too much of one spice. The service was great though. The staff was cheerful and helpful."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We live in the neighborhood and come here often. Food is always excellent and the service is very good. Great small place."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "When I lived in CDM some years ago, I went to Rothschilds regularly. Decided to return and see if it really deserved to be there all these years - and it DID!! Great menu, fabulous food! The only reason I did not give 5 stars for the service was because we had to sit there for some time at the beginning while some other "regulars" who came in later were tended to. But our server made up for that by comping us some fabulous desserts! The only reason I gave the ambience 4 stars was because to me the 5 star ambience is the little room downstairs, and we were placed upstairs. Would definitely recommend anytime you are in town!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We went to Rothchild's Restaurant on a Monday night for my husbands birthday. It was a little quiet, which I guess was to be expected for a Monday, but the food was fabulous and the service excellent. This was not our first time dining at Rothchild's and we always get the same... Fabulous food, excellent service. The ambience is perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner during the week. If you are looking for great ambience with a little more energy, book a weekend reservation. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Rothschilds is just about our favorite, special-occasion restaurant! The food is wonderful, service excellent…ambiance delightful! We requested a quiet, romantic table where my wife and I could enjoy one-another's company and conversation - and a perfect table was waiting for us in a small upstairs dining room that held just 4 tables. Our dinners were delicious and the service was warm and excellent. We brought our own bottle of Brunello which our waitress expertly decanted for us at the table. Overall, a delicious evening!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal after Christmas at charming Rothchilds. Always consistently good food and excellent service make this a favorite for dinner and lunch. We look forward to returning again and again!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Rothchild's never disappoints. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is warm and inviting and the personal makes this place special. This is a favorite "go-to" restaurant for us and many of our close friends."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We have twin girls so my wife and I take each separately for dinner to a special dinner at a special place for Christmas and their birthday. One of them loves pasta so I took her to Rothschild s - she was the only child there but the server made her feel right at home. She is a picky eater so the server went out of her way to combine the marinara and the blush sauce so that she could try it. She landed up blending up both on top of a pasta ravioli creating a new dish and she loved it. The Sea-bass was also terrific and my 10 year old had a memorable experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "From the moment you walk up to the door you sense this will be someplace special to dine and the restaurant does not disappoint. You noyice the darkwood, old fashioned, bar area with quaint little tables. A busy restaurant. With my Open Table reservation we were immediately escorted to our table. The food was even more incredible than the ambience. Chicken Marsala was creatively plated and delicious to the last mirsel. We are returning again very soon."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My husband and I took my mom and dad for dinner and we all had a fabulous time. The portions are large and plentiful!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "When I made the reservation for my husbands 60th birthday and wrote that we had our 1st date and got engaged there, I thought they might give him a little birthday attention. Another table was given a little dessert with a candle but my husband wasn't offered anything. Maybe I was expecting too much. The food was good but not exceptional as I remembered from the past and maybe that's because it was Wednesday? I'm sure we'll go back, but not for a while."
    Dined on 11/27/2013