Outstanding experience, greatOutstanding experience, great table overlooking harbor and wait staff couldn't have been better. Waiter had suggestions from wine to entrees and chef sent out complementary tasting items. Would definitely recommend and go back!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience!Finally a quaility restaurant in our area! It was so good, and the service was outstanding! I can't remember the last time I said those two things about a restaurant in our area! I would go back again and again! The steak tartar was fantastic!!!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI celebrated my wedding anniversary at The Dock and it was amazing. The setting was fantastic, quiet with perfect weather. The food was insanely delicious. Nothing but first class service. We will be lifetime customers.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming and QuaintLimited menu done right. Everything was delicious from the presentation to the taste. This is a great place for special occasions as it's on the pricey side. Noise level was great for conversation and the indoor/outdoor spacing is perfect for a warm night.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMstuffy$35 corkage is ridiculous and only one bottle no more.
Wine markup on list is over 3x retail.again ridiculous. How much profit do they really need? The food is great but the overall experience lacked because the service was stuffy with many many rules like you have to order everything at once. Not friendly. Won't be back for a while.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Dock is the biggest secretThe Dock is the biggest secret in Newport Beach. The entire experience was just amazing.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove The Dock. One of ourLove The Dock. One of our favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. A gem that many people do not know about. A wonderfully kept secret. Great food, preparation, great wines..5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience. HaveFantastic experience. Have been there multiple times never disappoints.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect EveningWe had a great night, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Starting with a half-bottle of sparkling rose, Jordan, the server, walked us through a truly memorable experience. Moving on to a bottle of Kistler Pinot Noir, we went with most of his recommendations (starters = butter-poached lobster & pork belly ---- entrees = halibut w/snap pea risotto & prime new york ---- dessert = chocolate ganache). The ambiance was perfect for a nice night with light music and the low hum of quiet conversations and other people enjoying their evening. We will be back.....and, not just for special occasions!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent oin all fronts !
WeExcellent oin all fronts !
We have been before and will definately come again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNewport Gem on the water!Like so many hidden gems this restaurant is tucked away and its street-front seems nothing special. But inside is full of great surprises - a room with charming ambiance set right on the water. We found the staff friendly, servers knowledgeable and a menu that offered such creative combinations we had a hard time deciding. The food was the very best surprise; loaded with flavour. Mushroom soup like velvet, sumptuous scallops, halibut on a risotto bed was mouthwatering - this chef knows what he's doing! Glass of bubbly was quite pricey but other wines reasonable. Great spot for a romantic date or small group. Casual, cushions and candlelight.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Anniversary happiness!It was my first time booking online, and it worked out great! I asked for a cozy corner waterfront table, and although they can't promise, they did deliver. We were seated in the best spot in the house! The setting is beautiful. The mushroom soup was the best my husband and I had ever tasted. Our entrees were delicious, and they surprised us with complimentary banana bread pudding for dessert in honor or our anniversary. All of this occurred through my easy online reservation!
We had a truly memorable happy anniversary!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic, elegant atmosphereRomantic, elegant atmosphere with fresh flowers and one side open on to the dock. The food matched the elegance and the wine was outstanding. Expensive, but worth every dollar!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We celebrated my husbands birthday and the Dock and it was fantastic! The food, service and ambiance were all 10's!!!
I was raised going to fine restaurants and love being served, having white linens, beautiful flowers and fantastic food!
LOVE IT!!!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful fresh flowers -Beautiful fresh flowers - right on the dock - romantic and the food is outstanding. Loved the table settings, comfortable and elegant.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved dining at The Dock!Everything from the moment we walked in was perfect. Food was delicious and great wine list. The chef chose our dessert for us based on our wine selection and it was devine! Our server Eric was exceptional and it made for a wonderful first night in Newport Beach. Definitely one of our top dining experiences.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMKeep this one on the DL!Gosh, I almost hate making this one more popular. The Dock knocked our socks off!!! Great setting, small and quant, yet large enought to accomodade parties of 8 easily. The menu is somewhat limited, but each and every item is a winner. Their wine list is very good and extremely reasonably priced considering the zip code. The Berkshire Pork Belly was outstanding. Wife had the spicy rack of lamb and asked for risotto, which they were extremely accomodating to change the carb. And the dessert ranked in our top 3 of all time!!
Went somewhat early; 6pm and at first very quiet and only about 3 other tables seated. But by 7 the place was almost full with half the crowd coming in off the dock, so the locals are very aware of this gem.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful eveningFound the Dock strictly through OpenTable. The dining room, is open to the water, and the dinner was truly memorable. My wife had a basic chicken dish that was way more than basic - it was perfectly prepared, tasty, and beautifully presented. I ordered New York steak and was told "we only prepare it medium rare, but don't worry..." It was incredible - tender, juicy, and extremely flavorful, served on delicious mashed potatoes and veggies. One of the best steaks I have had. My wife is a pastry chef, so we seldom order dessert. But the chocolate dessert with pistachio ice cream substituted for vanilla, was spectacular. What a wonderful relaxed evening - service was attentive without being intrusive. Great pick - thank you OpenTable.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI can just say WOW. One ofI can just say WOW. One of the most amazing meals. Excellent food. Exceptional service. We are looking forward to going back and doing one of the champagne cruises.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant for any occasion.This restaurant was great! It is a small open restaurant that sits along the water adjacent to the boat docks. It is a lovely setting, quiet and romantic. Our waiter was attentive and he had wonderful food choice suggestions. I had the chicken with polenta and broccolini. (I don't eat red meat nor sea food.) My chicken was cooked to perfection. It was moist and flavorful. My husband had the rack of lamb. He loved his dish as well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLife is GoodLovely experience, table settings were exquisite with outstanding floral arrangements on each table. The waiters were confident, knowledgable and so personable with a special added, sense of humor. The food, well it was glorious - presentation was picture perfect and the taste was ultimate perfection. This was our second visit to The Dock, taking another set of friends and will certainly be a new favorite spot.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved The Dock. It wasWe loved The Dock. It was visually beautiful with fresh flowers everywhere and charming appointments. It fit our special evening perfectly as it was a reunion with a friend I hadn't seen since high school (30) years!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI hadn't been to The DockI hadn't been to The Dock in a few years, so we decided to go there as we remembered how good the short ribs were there. The restaurant is still as gorgeous as ever, but I was disappointed that they had raised the prices significantly since the last time we were there. I loved the fact that they had a few great options of wine by the glass and the service and ambiance were still very good. We did have to send back to my dish to be re-made as it had onions in it and I had specified no onions or peppers, but when it came back, it was very flavorful. The short ribs were as good as ever. I still love this restaurant but, due to price, it will now be more of a "special occasion" restaurant vs a restaurant I visit more regularly.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I considerMy husband and I consider The Dock one of our favorite dining experiences in Newport Beach . The ambience is exceptional and the room and view is unique. The food is always delicious and well presented. The wine selection is excellent. A gem of a restaurant.... Special in every way.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific view - you can squintTerrific view - you can squint and imagine Venice. Good food ideas too, and the ingredients in our meals were fresh and tasty. Mostly well cooked as well - alas, though over-salted. The fine fish, risotto and vegetables we had would not just work well enough with less sodium; they'd be much improved, allowing you to appreciate the inherently good flavors.
The wine list is excellent too, but expensive (you won't find a $30 or $40 bottle, and the choices under $75 are extremely limited). Food items, meanwhile, are reasonably priced.
We had a great time watching the early evening sun play off the bay. The service was attentive and discreet. If you go, prepare to open your wallet for the wine, ignore the salt, and enjoy yourself.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper and wonderful placeSuper and wonderful place to enjoy a great evening with the one you love and have an outstanding meal.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my friends to experienceI brought my friends to experience your restaurant with the wonderful open ombiance on the bay for lunch. They loved it!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNever heard of this restaurantNever heard of this restaurant before but found it on Open Table. My friend and I really loved the ambiance, the food and the decor. It was a great little find on the water. Highly recommend it! The Eggplant Curry soup was so YUMMY!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. I would definitely return to this place with my hubby to try another dish.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM