Rusty Pelican Restaurant
Nice lunch last SundayI took my wife and kids for a luch last Sunday and we had a great time. I was able to make a reservation online with one hour early my arrival at the restaurant and when we got there the table was already setup in a nice location outdoor. Thanks for the great service.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for a graduationWe came here for a graduation lunch, we sat outside and had a beautiful view of the harbor and
the boats. The food was great and reasonably priced! Would definitely come back :)5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMmy favorite brunch placeI've been coming here for years. The food is always good, service always excellent, and the ambience can't be beat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayWe dined here on Mother's Day (5:30 reservations) and they were incredibly busy and had been all day according to the hostess. We had a couple of hic-cups with service and food but that can be understood with how busy they were. As the MOTHER, my entree arrive room temp so they took it back and what they replaced it with wasn't much better. Also, they didn't use the sauce that I ordered.........oh well! we had a nice relaxing dinner with our daughter and granddaughter.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!My wife and I tried the Rusty Pelican for the first time to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. It was such a special night. We made the reservations online and when we arrived, we were greeted by an energetic and professional staff. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived and we had an amazing view! Our server was spot on with everything and really allowed us the time we needed. We were not rushed and encouraged to enjoy our meal. The food, oh the food! Fantastic! We will definitely be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgood place to eatI've been here more than a dozen times and the food is good. This time the rice was undercooked again, raw grains of mooshy jasmine. This has happened several times before so I just ask for mashed potatoes. It still boggles me why the chef can't manage to cook such a fundamental dish..get a rice cooker or something! Sheesh. The trout like once before had more than5 spine(bones) which isn't a biggie but still, you would think they could get the filet part right. Other than that, it's not a spectatcular type of meal but it gets the job done: fish, decent view, nice crowd.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWENT FOR MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH.....BARWENT FOR MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH.....BAR NOT STOCKED WELL....OUT OF GINGER BEER AND BUDWEISER BEER !!! YOU WOULD THINK THAT FOR A BUSY WEEKEND THAT THE BAR WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER STOCKED !
ENJOYED THE FOOD VERY MUCH, SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD AND WE WILL RETURN.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, Loud and LivelyThe food and service were fantastic. Sadly the noise level means that you have to shout to the person next to you. When in a group this may be fun but if you are trying to have a romantic dinner for two then try outdoors when it is warmer.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! The food wasOutstanding! The food was wonderful from the Calamari and garlic bread appetizers to our fish entrees. We can't say enough about how yummy it was. The staff was friendly and fun. It was my daughters 18th birthday and I think 4 different people wished her a happy birthday. The view is beautiful. It's our new go to restaurant for special events!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMso goodalways enjoy our dining experience at The Rusty Pelican - good food - great presentation and exceptional service in a delightful setting5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous ViewThe food, service and ambiance were wonderful. Overlooking beautiful boats, you will enjoy excellent dining in a lovely environment....the mirrors duplicate the view from outside. The halibut special prepared with macadamia was delicious...as ws the garlic bread appetizer. No room for dessert to report. Recommended when in the Newport Beach area.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch!Visiting the area and happened upon the Rusty Pelican! Had a great brunch, the seafood omelette was fabulous and the eggs Benedict on a croissant was also a standout! Service was very good on a crowded day and loved sitting by the window with a view! The free flowing champagne, the little cup of fruit and the bread and lemon pound cake were an extra treat. Will defiantly return if we are ever back in the area!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent seafood findThis was my first trip to the Rusty Pelican, the service was impeccable and friendly. The food was excellent and the waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and his recommendations helped with choosing what to have. The food was excellent and the flavors allowed for a very amazing experience. I would recommend the restaurant for a romantic dinner or special occasion, as the prices are high, but the food makes it worth it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSat. Nite @ The PelicanGreat choice of fish entrees! Salmon and halibut were awesome. Good service for a Saturday. Very pleased.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occasionWe were celebrating a milestone birthday and couldn't be happier with the attentive service and delicious complimentary dessert. I wish I lived closer; I would celebrate all special occasions there.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I just recentlyMy husband and I just recently moved back from South Coast Orange County (San Clemente) to North Coast OC (Huntington Beach). We had our weekly Date Night this past Saturday at Rusty Pelican and the food and service levels were impeccable. I had the Swordfish simply grilled and my husband enjoyed your Prime Rib Dinner. I am also a member of Landry's Rewards Program and super excited that we will be able to benefit from dining here again in the near future. Thank you so much for making our evening so special and reminding us how great Rusty Pelican is compared to all the other NB restaurants on "Restaurant Row". We will definitely be back, as well as recommending a re-visit to Rusty Pelican to all of our friends and neighbors.
Christine A.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the shrimp scampi appLove the shrimp scampi app with cheese bead!! Great crab legs!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Calamari we've everThe best Calamari we've ever tasted! Not fishy or chewy, just perfect! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The view is overlooking Newport Bay and marvelous.
A family favorite restaurant that is superb!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our weddingWe celebrated our wedding anniversary with friends. We had a wonderful time, great food and superior service! They even had pre-made menus when we arrived with anniversary well wishes printed at the top. Great place!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy children really love thisMy children really love this restaurant..of course me too.
At this time,that's my son's 18th birthday dinner and was really nice.
All of foods what we orderd were great!(I ordered Sea bass grill)
The table host(waiter?)was nice person.He is very friendly.
We could wonderful moment at the Rusty Pelican.
Thank you.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time forWe had a wonderful time for a group of five. We were seated next to the window so we had a nice view of the harbor at sunset. Outdoor seating is also available overlooking the harbor. Food and service were both excellent. We are definitely going back.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & Service were excellantFood & Service were excellant Prices were a bit high but in keeping with the area.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMade our special occassion great!We chose this restaurant based on their yelp reviews as everyone wanted seafood. We requested a table with a view, and had one of the best views of the sunset and the boats sailing by. This dinner was important as my boyfriend and my parents were meeting each other for the first time. The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive.
The food was EXCELLENT, my Mom had the Shrimp Scampi, his Mom the blackened Catfish (that was a.w.e.s.o.m.e.), both Dad's had the Halibut, BF had the Mahi Mahi and I had the Salmon with Shrimp and Lobster Sauce. I did get to taste all the entrees, as the portions were generous and we shared. Quite pleased4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, great garlicVery good food, great garlic bread, fresh fish, great wine, reasonable prices...I would gladly take out of town guests to the Rusty Pelican.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very delicious withFood was very delicious with a great selection of seafood.
The service was friendly and knowledgable.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome EveingOverall was a great evening....
For sure we will return...
Goo food, great view and good drinks..4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating my daughter'sWe were celebrating my daughter's birthday and appreciated the special touches the restaurant provided..window table with a view, personalized menu, fantastic service!
Our server Justin was wonderful. Thank you very much for making it a special evening!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Orange County's best!Food was absulutely wonderful! The waiter was informative and attentive, but not interruptive! I'm going back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 42nd anniversaryWe celebrated our 42nd anniversary and were very pleased with the professional, friendly service. We had the Filet Mignon which was perfectly cooked and tasted superb, fresh vegetables and creamy potatoes. The menus had our names and event on it which added a special touch. Look forward to our next visit.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful first experience.Wonderful first experience. Many wonderful choices and everything was delicious. The service was also top notch. Highly recommend and will definitely return often. Thank you!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive friendly service.Attentive friendly service. Jimmy was an excellent server.
Food was very good. The sea bass was prepared beautifully.
Look forward to returning soon.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe view of Newport Bay wasThe view of Newport Bay was beautiful. The service was excellent and well trained. Food service was a bit slow, but well worth it. Everything came out hot and fresh and at a good pace. I took my mother there for her birthday and she really enjoyed it. At the end of dinner, they brought out a small souflee cup with chocolate lava cake, vanilla ice cream, and a candle and sang Happy Birthday. I told them it was her BDAY, but didn't ask for anything. The cake was gratis and greatly appreciated.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early reservationWe had an early reservation and the service and good was great for Easter Brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff there is very supportive.The staff there is very supportive. Everyone seems to enjoy working at this location.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Rusty Pelican is one ofThe Rusty Pelican is one of my favorite restaurants in the area, The food, the view, and the overall ambiance have kept me coming back for many years.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWas there on Friday nightWas there on Friday night of Easter weekend. Had a 7pm reservation, but had to wait over a half hour to be seated. Service was fine, just a bit slow due to how busy the restaurant was. Ordered the sea bass special and it was not fully cooked. Our waiter took it back, apologized and had it recooked. Unfortunately, by the time it came back the rest of my party was done with their meals. The manager did personally come over to apologize and they did take it off the bill without me having to ask...which was nice. We all thought the food was all very tasty and the vibe was fun.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd experienceThis was our 2nd experience with Rusty Pelican's Sunday brunch. We love the food and the price point for the food as everyone in our family enjoys seafood dishes. The service wasn't quite as good as our 1st experience, but maybe the restaurant was short on help this particular day as it was Palm Sunday. My only complaint is that when you make the reservations on-line using Open Table I don't think that there is an opportunity to request that the reservation be for a table on the patio and we would like to experience sitting outside as opposed to inside by the window. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that I hear might be in the area.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great wait staff, foodReally great wait staff, food was great, garlic bread was. the best I've ever had.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceThe food was outstanding! Fresh fish was very delightful. The waiter, Brandon, was energetic and very knowledgeable and accurate on all of his recommendations. Thank you for the experience. We will be returning.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwaiter lance was great everythingwaiter lance was great everything he suggested we had and it was all great...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, sat insideWonderful food, sat inside by the window. Can't wait to go back and check out the bar (was with my son)and sunset. My son had "The Flagship" and it was excellent. The Flash Fried Green Beans were really good. Will go again.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen we got there, we wereWhen we got there, we were seated immediately. Food was excellent. I had the salmon and my wife had the Macadamia Nut Mahi-Mahi. Both were excellent. Price was reasonable (low $20's). The restaurant had a view of the water.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat oysters, service wasGreat oysters, service was very good. I had the crab legs and they were delicious. The price of the bottle of champagne was very reasonable as well. I will definitely come back next time we are in town.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dates,friends, andGreat for dates,friends, and clients. Best garlic bread, fresh fish! View is beautiful!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this resturant andI love this resturant and have had great experiences every time. I'll definently come back and Dine here again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food & ServiceFirst time here. Hostess was very helpful, gave us menu tips, and gave us a table by the window with a view. Garlic bread is a must, but the full loaf was too much for us. Sea bass with bok choy, sea bass with Beur Blance sauce were perfectly done...tender and delicious. Service was excellent. Thank you for a great lunch!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant did a greatThe restaurant did a great job honoring our request for a window table. Great food and service. The garlic bread is great, and has been on the menu as long as I can remember.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service, love it.Rusty is one of my top favorites in the OC. You cannot go wrong here. If any dish comes out and its not to your liking for any reason they will fix it on the spot no questions asked. They strive on customer satisfaction and it shows from the very friendly and professional hostess to the waiter/waitress this is one establishments that has figured out how to keep the tables happy. Love you guys and thanks for making my birthday dinner a special event. CF3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome FoodWe had the mushrooms for appetizer and they were amazing! Had the Salmon and Steak for entrees, also very good! Manager working came to check on us and was very friendly and attentive.6/29/2012 12:00:00 AM