Rusty Pelican Restaurant
WowI would recommend the restaurant. Great view, service and food! I will always keep Rusty Pelican especially for a special celebration.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe enjoyed our evening and everyone had a great time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotI had lunch here with my girlfriend. We both love it here. The server is very nice, so are the staff. Although we were late for about 30 mins, they still manage to keep our reservation! Appreciate that. Flagship swordfish is very refreshing :) one thing, valet parking only tho...6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, while wait service was.............. ok, and stingy on the wine by the glass. Lunch on the patio was very, very nice. Get there early for better seating as when we left early afternoon, they were "packed"!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgood lunchWent for lunch on recommendation of friends. DIdnot disappoint as far as food but waitress brought our entree before we had even barely started our appetizer. Perhaps she wasjust learning.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great serviceI think the title says it all. The food was moderately priced and very much worth it. We started with the crab cakes, which were fresh and amazing. Our main course was the halibut, which in my opinion was cooked to perfection - it was tender and juicy and, again, delicious.
The service was warm and friendly, and we didn't have to wait at all to be seated.
It was a little noisy inside, but the heated patio had the perfect ambience. We could even hear the live band playing inside and it wasn't too loud.
bottom line, highly recommended.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLuncheonThe Rusty Pelican is one of our locl favorite Restaurants The food was delicious, however the service was slow. Waiters/servers should be much more attentive as they did not come to our table very often to see to our needs !6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch w/ a ViewWe were celebrating my Niece successfully finishing her 2nd year of College. The Rusty Pelican was the perfect spot! We chose indoors since June Gloom was omnipresent in Costa Mesa that Sunday. BUT! our view of the Marina was still stellar! The wait
staff was super cordial and efficient! The food was yummy and fresh and the menu varied. The comp glass of champagne for
Auntie was a nice touch! The only negative was: our table was right near the door to the patio. Every time someone went in or out,
we got a blast of chill. I didn't complain since the place was packed and we enjoyed the view. I would have thought since I
reserved a week in advance w/ Open Table, I would have gotten a better table. Other than that, a Great Brunch!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service, Always Consistent!My favorite restaurant in NB on Pch. Service is outstanding starting from valet, hostess, servers! Always have a great experience when I come here every month. I have taken friends here and they love it too! The food is wondeful too!
Great view!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and service was outstanding. Love the patio!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great SpotI had never visited Rusty for Brunch, and I was very, very satisfied with not only the food but also the service that was provided. Unlike some less "classy" restaurants, here you are only allowed a specific amount of the champagne with brunch opposed to "bottom less". The limit is based on once the plates are cleared you are not allowed ot have more. For some, they would prefer visiting with one another for maybe one mimosa more. The food and service definitely made this "restriction" acceptable.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMRusty Pelican Never Disappoints!We took four people with us who had never been before. They loved it and will be back! Great food and service.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was slow. Our seating was very poor. We were placed next to a busy door to the outside deck which slammed shut when closed. A table should not be put so close to that door. It was very annoying.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy First TimeThis was my first time using Open Table and visiting the Rusty Pelican. Open Table was so easy to use and there were no issues when we arrived at the restaurant. The RP was such a nice restaurant! The view was so calming and relaxing and it was warm enough to eat on the deck. I loved that the restaurant provided blankets since it got chilly once the sun went down. The food was yummy! I especially loved my crab cakes! Would definitely recommend OT and RP in the future!!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice 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 AMGood viewsYou can sit out on the back patio and enjoy the view of the water. Food and service are pretty good. You can get a lot of fresh fish cooked a number of different ways.5/3/2013 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 AMGood lunch with a great viewI met a friend for lunch. Server took our drink orders soon after seating. My friend had to leave at a certain time to pick up her grandson from school many miles away, so we were glad to get lunch served without an exceptionally long wait, either. I ordered the fish sandwich the with fries & coleslaw. The sandwich was good and the fries were hot, crisp and delicious, but the slaw was warm and without much flavor. A little salt and pepper improved the flavor if not the texture. Overall, I was satisfied with the meal and enjoyed the coffee and the refills. My friend ordered the clam chowder, salad and tea. She prefers Lipton which was not available. No leftovers. Overall, a good place. Enjoyed the view, too. Will try again.4/24/2013 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 AM