The Quiet Woman
The Quiet Woman

The Quiet Woman

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quietwoman.com/
  • Phone: 9496407440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Bar Menu until 5:00pm); Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lynne Anthony Campbell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Entertainment five nights a week.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marguerite St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Quiet Woman
Since 1965 The Quiet Woman Restaurant & Bar has been a favorite spot for generations of locals. Contrary to trendy and far from fussy, we start with incredible ingredients, add a contemporary twist and finish with a picture perfect presentation that delivers a bit of delicious satisfaction in every single bite. Complete your meal with the perfect pairing from our award winning wine list. Fabulous food, worldly wine, inviting ambiance and seamless service combine to create an exceptional dining experience. Come for cocktails, enjoy dinner and stay for live music five nights a week. Dine, Drink, Play at the QW.
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The Quiet Woman reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (20)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (15)notable wine list (14)fit for foodies (13)hot spot (9)great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • A neighborhood classic
    QWfan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The QW is a classic neighborhood gem for families or couples. I prefer to eat at the bar although they have comfortable booths also. The decor is dark wood, but with a friendly feel. Their wine list is very nice. I've been going to the QW for at least two decades.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE
    FALKNER
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time hear...was recommended by good friend. Food and service was great. Truly enjoyed. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shhhhh...
    LoveGrasings
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Quiet Woman is one of the gems of Newport Beach/Corona del Mar. This is one of our absolute favorites to go to. The staff is wonderful- Lauren, Colby, Julius, Jessica, Abby; all of them. Tom and Sierra make the best drinks in town. Food is always great. Did I mention the award winning wine list? If you are a local or from out of town, Quiet Woman is a must for dinner and drinks!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambiance - ok food
    highheat31
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For the price of the place I think you are being charged more for the ambiance rather than the food. If two people each get an entree and a few drinks you are looking at a $150-$200 night - which for the quality is way overpriced. I would recommend skipping dinner there but getting early and sitting at the bar as it gets packed and active later in the evening. Must be one of the few places with music because by 10pm it was barely standing room only at the bar. Drinks are priced what you would expect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School Classic
    Qbean
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A charming, old school classic with good food and an impressive wine list. Foodies will be disappointed, but the less discerning will enjoy the great service and generous quantities.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Decor, Fabulous Food
    Bend
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We celebrated my sister's birthday and thought the QW salad was amazing. She ordered the Baseball steak cook medium rare, and it was crusted perfectly and cooked to perfection. We ordered the vegetable platter with wild rice and it was not only beautiful but delicious. The Swordfish elated in your mouth. Do ask for a quiet table. The decor reminds you of fine dining houses of long ago. Yes, we would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Karo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    They have the best Lobster Bisque and Creme Brulee.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner Out
    KSMYVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a great dinner and drinks. Had the whole family and it was a great experience. Not a bad thing to say.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Woman
    TryingCAcuisine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The staff was very attentive...service was exceptional. A special occasion place with enough variety on the menu to please everyone. Food is great with great presentation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dollydo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was excellent. Anything ordered was done to perfection. I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly, not like many places where they turn out rubbery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    GREAT food & excellent service. NO RUSH. Swordfish as good as ever. Baseball steak also a hit with the wife. Recommend the old-fashioned root beer float for dessert. QW always a treat and has stood the test of time through difficult economics that doomed so many other iconic restaurants in Orange County CA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful spot...
    scott
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Delectable menu with a cozy English country/pub surrounding. I strongly recommend!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Quietplease
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    First time for my friend celebrating her birthday. We had a great meal and were comped a creme brulee birthday surprise! Lovely quiet evening and a great table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted1VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was a "new" restaurant to us when we traveled to Newport this year. What a great find!! Loved the lamb!!!!!! Dined there twice and can't wait to go back. Try the "Sugar Dog" Ummmmm. Delish and refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enthusiastic recommendation
    HBtwinmom
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    food is fabulous even if bit pricey! bartenders make a great Mai tai...seafood bisque soup is to die for and kids menu is only place to get $6 steak!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A friend and I eat lunch at The Quiet Woman and experienced an enjoyable meal. The restaurant was quiet, the service prompt, the menu diverse, the food good, and the cost reasonable. What more could you ask for! We highly recommend The Quiet Woman for a good, quiet lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • QuietWomanVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Quiet Woman Rocks - Great friendly atmosphere and one of the few remaining places in Newport Beach with a good live music scene.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite place
    neddy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    as ever our favorite place for dinner..love the seafood bisque and where w go for lamb chops
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • needbeefVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great food, especially the steaks and Australian Lobster tail. Lamb is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 125 reviews are from the The Quiet Woman reviews archive.
  • Great dinner and service
    travelguy09VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The night started out rough with a table near by that had 6 kids and 2 adults. It was so noisy we weren't sure if we wanted to stay. They, like us had every right to be there, we just wanted a quiet dinner for the 2 of us. The server and manager were very accomadating to say the least. We moved to the bar area in a nice quiet booth. Granted this was earlier on in the evening so it was good that we made the move. The dinner was outstanding and the service was the best. We will definately be back. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The best service and great food, this place always impresses!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The dining experience at The Quiet Woman was excellent beginning with the bread and salads. The Qw Salad was well presented (a lazy Susan presented additions to the leafy green salad) and the bread (rather toast) was excellent. Entrees were served hot and again well presented. The Chilean sea bass was excellent. The Toll House Pie was a good desert. The restaurant was a little too loud for a quiet conversation but perhaps that was the result of the restaurant being filled to capacity on Mother's Day. The Quiet Woman is a "Casual Elegant" restaurant and would rate a "5 star" in this category but only a four star on an absolute scale (which includes "Fine Dinning" restaurants).
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet womqn
    neddy
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    we go here often and are always pleased with everything, you know the food is good and service special. great place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    MelodybVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We found TQW thru Open Table and then checked with our concierge who highly recommended it. It's a non-descript building on PCH in CDM but inside is a different world. It's old school opulence with a Classic American menu. Every morsel that we consumed was delicious. We started with an ahi appetizer and then had the lazy Susan salad. We had the tenderloin and the chicken and both were spectacular. As advertised, Mondays are wine nights so we got a great bottle for 1/2 price. Dessert was great, but perhaps my favorite was the "sugar dog martini". Pink grapefruit and it comes with it's own sidecar! Truly a fantastic experience!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Excellent service and food. Went after a funeral service for a former patron of this resturant and we not disappointed. Wonderful lasting rememberances of our friend. The area can be a nightmare to find a parking space but we were lucky with one of the nine spots behind the resturant. Next time in town will visit you again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Can't wait to go back
    Pegasus70
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I went on a Monday night and were pleasantly surprised to learn that Monday is wine night. Our bottle of wine was half-priced, which was wonderful. The entire meal was very well prepared from the garlic bread and salad starters to the hamburger and ahi tuna entrees. By the way, the table is provided with a carousel of fresh toppings to add to their salad. What a great idea! I honestly cannot wait to go again. This was an absolutely lovely experience from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first visit was as a 5
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My first visit was as a 5 year old, with my parents, in the mid 1960's. It was my pleasure to take them to dinner this time! The service is exceptional...we did not wait to be seated at all. The staff was attentive, friendly, and did a great job. To top it off, the food was great, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love this neighborhood place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Love this neighborhood place. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't know why it is so popular
    ConfusedVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    No parking to speak of. Crowded and noisy. Food only fair. Wine list very pricey. Can't understand why it is popular but admittedly it is. I guess if you like to be in CDM you do
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise level was the only problem,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Noise level was the only problem, to loud. Food was great ,start to finish. Best pork chops ever
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blandest Swordfish Ever
    Zulaberry52VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I dined here with a colleague this past Thursday evening. We both ordered the swordfsh which was prepared without any spice and served with 2 steamed baby carrots and a small portion of salty mashed potatoes. The menu says it is "simply grilled on the mesquite" and they mean "simply". I asked for a side of salsa to spice up the fish. The waitress also brought a side of tartar sauce. The Ma's salad was okay and had almost an entire avocado in it. With so many other really good restaurants in the greater LA area, I will not be going back to "The Quiet Woman" any time soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Again and Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    I have been here one a week now for three weeks straight, the food and service is excellent. Will be going back this week! Ask for the Capone table if you want a nice intimate dinner with your partner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always like coming here
    OCTrojan
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Best croutons, the salad lazy Susan is fun, just a fun local place. Pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Love the booths & floral table cloths with fresh flowers, house salad & lazy susan with condiments, good entrees. Could ne a great romantic spot but kids made it pretty noisy. Friendly and attentive service. We really enjoyed our evening @ QW!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very much a pub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Four of us had lunch here after a nearby garden tour at Sherman Gardens and Library. The atmosphere was great and the food was wonderful. Three of us had the chicken,cranberry and walnut salad with fries. Delicious!! The service was ok. There were quite a few at the bar and they were a bit noisy but we were seated right next to them. Interesting story goes with the pub title. I've already recommended to others and look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Salad spinner
    Xlady
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We had the Lamb chops and roasted chicken. All entrees come with soup or salad. I love getting the salad because it comes with a lazy susan filled with FRESH toppings. Freshly made bacon bits, croutons, mushrooms, sprouts and carrot shavings. We had the banana chocolate desert that is served in a preserve jar. It is layered with bananas, pound cake, warm hot fudge. So good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been local favorite for years
    BrettH
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Our family enjoyed the Quite Woman. Service was excellent and the food is always consistently good. Best kids menu around. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good Service Great Live
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Food Good Service Great Live music started at 9:00. Way too loud for such a small room!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    SKHB
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    I've been coming to the qW since i was a kid. Had another great dinner there this week. Atmosphere, food, service is always great! My favorite steak is the baseball and the QW salad is wonderful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic Dissapointment
    SteveRVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    I used to go to QW when I worked and lived in CdM. So I came back with my son who recently moved nearby. The food was uninspired and overpriced for the quality. With so many great restaurants in Newport and CdM ky expectations for a nice meal was high and the QW did not come close
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet