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Sol Grill
Sol Grill

Sol Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.solgrill.com/
  • Phone: (949) 723-4105
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Sol Grill
Sol Grill is your destination for the quintessential Southern California dining experience. Family owned and operated. Small, quaint, cozy. Delicious award winning food, great wine and superb service. Candle lit tables, art adorned red walls and antique lighting create a warm environment. It's the perfect backdrop for any occasion. See what the locals have known and enjoyed for the last 10 years. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Awesome service, great food and a fun ambiance just steps from the beach/pier in Newport. All the perks of a nice restaurant with a great laid back vibe."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took advice of previous reviewers and had dinner here with my wife. Had an enjoyable dinner. Food was good, portion sizes more than enough. Service was good."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent location, attentive server, casual elegance, great food, fair price"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "really pleasing surprise; NOT related to the MEXICAN restaurant; check out the menu to see the variety of choices; food was awesome -not at all what we had expected - the beach location and casual nature belies the food; very flavorful; portions large; the vegetable soup was obviously home made and notably delicious; the seafood was clearly fresh and prepared with care and attention to detail; however, it is not a fussy restaurant - more like the old-time corner restaurant that serves great food; hear the sangria is great, but the wine and beer choices are less than - but, who cares the food is great"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. I should just cut and paste my paste reviews because how many ways can you say GREAT! Thanks again Misty!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Table was ready upon arrival, service was outstanding, food was great! Sangria is a must! Brought out a huge brownie and ice cream treat for my daughter's b-day, very nice touch! Highly recommend SOL GRILL!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again this place is just tough to beat! A great menu offering, service with a smile and the food is always excellent. The sirloin meatballs are killer and a must order. A great happy hour menu that is perfect if you want smaller portions or just want to order a bunch of different things. The main menu is great and the prices are very reasonable. In short, Sol Grill is simply amazing!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Both steak and Ahi were great. Our server as very friendly. Told us not to worry about the parking meters after 6 PM. Will recommend to others Was our first time at Sol Grill."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was incredible. Service was friendly and the restaurant was not crowded. Lobster ravioli was delicious and sangria was awesome. Only complaint is that we felt rushed after our meal rather than being able to relax and get another glass of sangria. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Gracious and beautiful host, terrific food and acoustic guitar playing in the background. Hard to leave. thanks, misty!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Great little place near the Newport Pier. Never a hassle with reservations. Quiet with an elcletic atmosphere and tasty food. My two favs are the sangria and meatballs. Yum! But most everything is really good."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Sol's is an unpretentious neighborhood gem, set just back from the beach. The food was good and the service too. The guitarist was a pleasant background. For us out-of-towners, Navigation was not helpful , and parking was a challenge. On leaving we saw that parking opens up by 8pm."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Turn the air-conditioner on (The ocean breeze and ceiling fans just don't cut-it) especially during the HOT season. The waiter is extremely polite, but lacks presence for customer's needs. The food is exceptional ... "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food was great, and the company was even better! My wife and I have been there a few times, and we brought good friends with us for their first experience. It was an awesome night, and we will surely all go there again!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were seated immediately and the server took our drink orders right away. No waiting at all. The bread and dipping oil are phenomenal. The sol salad was excellent. Very large for a dinner salad. Our entrees were perfect. Portions were claim-jumper-sized! An amazing thing since I ordered filet mignon! The service was fast and the server was attentive. Overall, just a wonderful dinner out. We love the Sol Grill!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was good. But the service was very slow. For this reason I don't think that we will be returning."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Food was amazing! I've never had better service. The vibe was just right I actually felt more at home there than my favorite restaurant back home. Great view with the perfect placement for beachfront dining. First time customer and lifelong fan. Can't wait to get back to the Sol grill! "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This place is now our favorite place to eat in Newport Beach! Great food, good ambiance and love the people who work there. Misty, Marissa and Greg are great. Friendly and good service. Make sure you make reservations! Hope you enjoy this place as much as we do!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was my first time dining at Sol Grill. It turned out to be a very pleasant experience. The food portion is very generous. The lamb chops are mouth watering and very tender. The service is excellent. All the employees are very attentive. If you're looking for a vibrant dining scene this is the place. Will sure come back again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I didn't think the food here was anything special. Would definitely stick with the Cannery in Newport, as the prices aren't that much higher, if at all."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Comfortable, good food, great service, and a bonus guitar player."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Overall we liked the place a lot. The food was outstanding, good beer selection, romantic atmosphere, and their Sangria was great. The largest issue was from the point where our food had been cleared and leftovers put in a to-go box, it took 45 minutes for us to get our check. Despite asking for it, the server was too busy taking other people's orders, serving drinks, and making small chat. We had two groups of people who were seated after we received our appetizers finish their appetizers and dinner, pay, and leave before we even got the check. For that reason alone we might try again but I doubt we'll be returning."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Thank you again, Sol Grill. We celebrated our wedding reception here last year and came back exactly one year later for our 1 year anniversary. The food is as delicious as I remembered and service is prompt, professional and never forced. See you again next year!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Booked this thinking it was a different place. It is small and cozy with a delicious menu and friendly service. Salmon and Mussels both yummy dishes."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was good, it was hard to find. Mapquest directions lacked one street."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "A great find! The ambience was fantastic. A small, quaint restaurant with an acoustic guitarist playing in the background. Recommend reservations because the restaurant is small. Food was amazing and almost everything was perfect with one exception. The night we were there (with a 7:00 p.m. reservation), the restaurant was understaffed and our service was quite slow. They certainly needed to add to their wait staff. Other than that, I would definitely make another reservation at Sol Grill."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Parts of the swordfish were a little but too salty, but overall the food was incredible. Service was prompt and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "really enjoyed the diverse, and interesting menu. The Filet meatballs with portabella gravy were outstanding...perhaps a little heavy handed on the salt, but this is a matter of varying preference. We had three seafood selections which were all excellent. The portions are more than generous, and the fish cooked perfectly (this is an unfortunately difficult thing to find, as most restaurants tend to overcook, thus ruin, otherwise great quality seafood). The lamb and chicken were equally delicious. The guitar player on Tuesday was excellent. The servers were warm and gracious. This is a great place for a date night, and one that we will return to often. We would come back again and again for the quality of the fish alone!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We arrived in time for the early deal and it was very good. Tasty food,good service and reasonably priced. Will return."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Love this place! Sautéed mushrooms are the best appetizer (way better than you could imagine,) and the Sangria is the best! Chicken Alfredo is great and lobster ravioli was also a good one. The owner is always there taking care of the tables and helping out anyway she can. She truly goes out of her way to make it an awesome dinning experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This is one of the best dining pleasures in all of Newport Beach."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The complimentary bread is soft and was served to us warm which really goes a long way in my book. That is usually overlooked. Started off with the filet mignon meatballs. Probably their most popular appetizer and for a good reason. I got the lobster ravioli and was very pleased. It's creamy with a lobster flavor that is not overwhelming. My husband ordered the lamb and it was cooked perfectly with lots of flavor. Super juicy as well. A little pricey for an any night restaurant and be sure to make a reservation."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We've been to Sol Grill in the past, but it had been a while since our last visit. It is a small neighborhood gem, and we were reminded of that during a Friday dinner. Local guitarists played lovely dinner music, the room has a great eclectic artistic vibe, the sangria is tasty, and the food top-notch. We've always done well with the seafood selections here, but tried the ground filet mignon meat loaf this time--wow--terrific!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Small dining room, very cozy. The atmosphere makes me think of a gypsy den. Excellent food, wine and sangria."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Cute, eclectic atmosphere, very clean. The meatballs, in a slighltly spicy mushroom sauce, are terrific; you actually want to drink the leftover sauce. The fish dishes were very good, however the accompanyments are a bit boring. An overall good experience."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! The food is consistent as well as the service. I would say that it is a local's favorite however, the location is in a busy tourist spot by the Newport Pier. We frequent only in fall, winter and early spring other wise it is a bit of a hassle. With that said - if you are from out of town - try it! Understand the decor is super eclectic and a wee bit retro. But, that adds to the charm."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This place is amazing! The meatballs are to die for and the sangria goes down REAL smooth :)"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This place was so wonderful! Food was excellent and the sangria was out of this world. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Wonderful spot for a romantic or small group get together. Will deffenately come back and recommend to others. Thank you Sol for the great start to our New Years!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had reservations for a group of 10 and some parts of the dining experience were good and some could use a little work. This is a small place, however there was one server for the entire restaurant which made service a little slow, but she was very nice. My water glass was never refilled the entire meal. We had to ask for bread. As far as food, the oysters were good, as were half the other meals. The two Halibut meals had to be sent back they were so salty and overcooked. It may be that they can't handle a large group and turn out quality food, but for orders that come in more slowly they would do fine."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Great location, small in size but big in every other way. It is my wife's favorite reasturant at the beach. Local owner takes great pride in this gem. As it's popularity has grown its best to make a reservation."
    Dined on 12/19/2013