The Ritz Restaurant
Chickenless!We spent our 2013 Mother's Day at The Ritz. The location and style of the restaurant was just what we were looking for! Great vibe with a 1920 feel and wonderful decor. Our first course (Mixed salad) was perfect could not of asked for anything more. I was disappointed to find no chicken or vegetation option on the main course menu. Unfortunately the kitchen was unable to substitute chicken for any of the fish or red meat and I ended up with plain pasta :( . Not what I was expecting for the 55 dollar price tag. Other than that the experience was fun and I know my mom and family had a blast.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMohan Reunion DinnerService was exceptional. Servers were very friendly and helpful with suggestions. They were very candid, which is the best way for a server to relate.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ritz Restaurant - Newport BeachA step back in time - a restaurant with all the right stuff but probably would not appeal to the younger crowd that likes noise and anything 'trendy' - great bartenders - martinis, manhattans rule - not a piece of kale to be found on the menu - on the expensive side and the diners are generally old Newport monied folks. Such a shame that Donald Bren wants to give them the boot in favor of his favorite designer building and a spa. I was served the berst Osso Buco I've ever had and the wait staff is knowledgeable on all fronts. Great spot for a 'power lunch' as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighboorhood GemThe atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We often prefer the pre set Menu. The food and service is excellent. I always recommend it to my friends. I always was sitting inside, but my friends like the outside patio as well . I like the live music. Looking forward to go as soon as possible.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant RestaurantRitz is a very elegant old style restaurant, and I mean "old style" in a good way. Richly decorated with a very comfortable feeling and a wait staff that is second to none. For a special event, we went for a birthday, or any other time this is a great choice. The menu is varied, and they have pre fixe choices also that are a good value. The Ritz will exceed all you expectations.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe helped make my wife'sThe helped make my wife's birthday a special event. Service, food and ambience was excellent.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was superb andThe service was superb and the food was perfect. The wait staff team did a great job, making us fee completely "at home".
The Russells4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent choice for anyoneAn excellent choice for anyone who enjoys fine dining, excellent service in a lovely setting.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants -- wonderful ambiance, most attentive service, and of course great food. We can always count on original presentations (and delicious) of items on your menu. We will miss you when you close next Feb., but hope you can find another location by then.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special that they wereThe special that they were having yesterday was great!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was just wonderful. ThankIt was just wonderful. Thank you for making our anniversary special. When
we return to Newport we will again dine @TheRitz.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMight go back again! :)Enjoyed it very much. The prime rib was big and tasty. I would consider going back again for their 3 course meal special. The service was really good too...very attentive waiters and waitresses.
Thanks for a good dinner! :)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite!Food is consistently outstanding, service top rate, ambience relaxing and beautiful and, as always, the staff at the front make you feel at home from the time you walk in the door. Will continue to go here for special occasion lunches and dinners.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment I enteredFrom the moment I entered this restaurant I was made to feel welcome, the staff was very accomodating after learning it was my first time here they gave me the best table available and my server Lisa was very nice and attentive, even giving me a tour of the restaurant before I left, I was already impressed before I even tasted the food. I started off with the Ritz egg which is truly a masterpiece of deliciousness, then I had the evenings prix-fixe meal which was salad, prime rib and dessert, each round was truly inspirational. I am now a devoted Ritz fan and wish that I hadn't waited this long to savor the excellence that is The Ritz Restaurant.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite placesOne of my favorite places in Newport beach to eat. I have loved everything I have tried. And if you dine here ask for penny she has been there for 25+ years and she is the best!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as usual. IU onlyWonderful as usual. IU only wish TIC would get the point that this Newport Beach institution needs to stay put. Renew the lease Mr. Bren.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the most wonderfulThis is the most wonderful place to have a beautiful lunch or dinner. Also, we were fortunate to attend a 60th wedding anniversary party at the Ritz a couple of months ago. Again, absolutely beautiful and service impecable!!!!!! I love The Ritz. I don't know what the Irvine Company can be thinking to want to eliminate one of the most prestigous places in all of Orange County!!!!!!!!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my husband there forTook my husband there for his first visit to celebrate his birthday. He couldn't stop talking about what a nice evening he had and how great the restaurant was. From the attentive service to the great food - it was perfect!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe hidden gem in all of NewportThe hidden gem in all of Newport Beach. This is an old school steak and seafood restaurant with class and style that is unmatched. I highly recommend a long night dining at The Ritz.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every way,Outstanding in every way, as ever. We have been going for over 30 years, and we are concerned that they have to find a new location.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ritz is great againThe Ritz never fails to impress with its service, food quality and great dining experience. We enjoyed a "prix fixe" dinner with 3 courses for the reasonable rate of $35. Paired with a great martini and glass of wine, the evening could not have been better.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Ritz does it beterThe Ritz always comes through with the best in food and service and is out to impress on any occasion. The Ritz signature salad and the Ritz Egg are always surefire winners, as our the daily specials. The lamb stew was an unexpected treat. And of course, no one does a better chocolate martini or chocolarte souffle.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA great spot for lunch orA great spot for lunch or dinner. Service was great and a great selection of food.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerThe Ritz Restaurant has been the epitome of Orange County fine dining for over 35 years. With restaurants coming and going every year, that says a lot.
My partner and I celebrated our 32 anniversary there and everyone from the hostess to the wait staff sincerely and respectfully congratulated us. The manager made a special effort to come by our table and make sure everything was perfect.
The crab, shrimp and lobster appetizers were amazing with big chunks of seafood. Both our steaks were cooked to perfection. Souflee was wonderful.
Everything about the evening, the food, the ambiance and the service was outstanding. I can't think of anything that could have been better.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLost Its Lease but not Its VitalityThis long-time restaurant has lost its lease and must move within the next year. That fact hasn't made the place less of a magnet in any way. It's, I venture to say, a neighborhood gem set amid burnished high rises near the Newport Mall and around the corner from the Orange County Museum of Art.
At one o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, tables inside were filled with men and women "taking" business lunches galore as well as outside retirees of both sexes laughing and carrying on. The seasoned, experienced wait staff seemed to know everybody. If they didn't, they made you a friend on the spot.
Follow the Ritz as it's not going away; management is looking to move nearby.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were outstanding as always!!!2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM