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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille - Newport Beach
Tommy Bahama's Island Grille - Newport Beach

Tommy Bahama's Island Grille - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Stores_Restaurants/Restaurants/Newport_Beach
  • Email: NewportBeachEvents@tommybahama.com
  • Phone: (949) 760-8686
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm in the bar.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Caribbean
  • Executive Chef: Jacquelyn Nabong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music-Please call for schedule. Join us for Island Time where we offer great deals on drinks and appetizers in our Bungalow Bar 4-6pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Host your next event in PARADISE. Our island-inspired, upscale casual dining is a refreshing change of pace from the everyday. Semi-private and private rooms are available for meetings and dining. Perfect for corporate meetings and events, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, come to Tommy Bahama where life really is one long weekend.

    We offer a variety of services and special features, including: *Trained staff of event professionals *Onsite catering for all occasions *Floral-design services - Leis, etc *Outdoor patio for an evening under the stars *Live music Contact: NewportBeachEvents@tommybahama.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway
  • Public Transit: Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in Corona del Mar Plaza parking lot.
A word from Tommy Bahama's Island Grille - Newport Beach
Tommy Bahama Island Grille features regional, seasonally fresh cuisine in a casually, elegant setting. Designed for Newport Beach locals and visitors, it is a comfortable oasis where fresh, unpretentious food and an easy, gracious spirit create a unique place to meet and enjoy. The freshest local produce as well as sustainable, health conscious fish are served in both hearty and light preparations. The menu will change with the seasons. Please visit www.tommybahama.com for the most current offerings.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I loved Tommy Bahama's. The food was fabulous. Loved the french toast and crab/avocado salad. The ambiance made us feel as though we were in the Bahamas. And the service was superb! Em was one of the best servers we have ever had. He was personable, professional and humorous. He made our experience memorable. We will return."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was delicious. The irony is that the restaurant could stand alone and be successful but it is across the lobby from board shorts and all things tropical. Nonetheless, the food as terrific."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great food always. One of our favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed dining at Tommy's. We especially love to dine on the back patio. If there were one thing I'd have to criticize is that even though you have a reservation, they will seat folks without a reservation before you if they are waiting there when you arrive. That has happened to us almost every time we dine there, and that is many times."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Good apps, salad with chicken was delicious. Waiter was friendly. Brought out lobster dumplings for us to try since it was our 1st time there. Not a big fan, but my mom liked them. Dinner was fine until they served chix nuggets for my son. They do not have ranch! My son doesn't eat ketchup or other dressings they offered. Nuggets weren't moist enough to eat w/o a dip. DH talked to mgr, why offer a kids menu, with chicken, and not have ranch? That's like offering fries and no ketchup, really the principal of the whole thing. Mgr said they only offer homemade organic sauce- then make a ranch! Replaced chicken w/ sliders, which were dry & was bready. Waiter was silent after that. OK restaurant, but w/ so many others I prob won't return."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We were a group of six celebrating two birthdays. Our server remembered each of our names, and referred to each of us by our name throughout our lunch. We visited Tommy Bahama Island Grille on a Monday, during which all bottles of wine are half-price. We stuck with iced tea and lemonade, but made a mental note to come back on a Monday evening to enjoy the well-priced wine with dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal; in particular, the lobster grilled cheese with tomato bisque and the pulled pork sandwich got very high marks. Our birthday girls were each offered a choice of dessert, which was complimentary. On the whole, it was a lovely afternoon!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "in the beautiful patio at Tommy Bahamas. It was actually a cool, breezy night, but we were fully protected by the landscape and heat lamps. Just love the fountain as a background reminder that indeed, you really could be having dinner on a tropical island."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We eat here often and have never had a bad experience. Love love love it"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Love this place! The TB clothing store is right off the hostess desk. Always good food and drinks, usually some live music, and plenty of cozy seating. If noise is an issue for you, ask to be seated far away in the private dining area. They usually have it open for guests that want to talk AND eat. Favorites are the Mai Tai, the Tuna poke style appetizer with avocado, and any of the fish. Yum."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "To be perfectly honest, this was a terrific first time experience but certainly not the last. The food was excellent, the service just super. The atmosphere was great. What's left to be said? Go there once and be amazed."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Menu selections are not many but what they have is very good. Salmon was excellent. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious as was the chicken sandwich. The bruschetta was a big hit too."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Always come back to this place, consistently great food and service. The Lobster Grilled Cheese a must, Ahi appetizer excellent. fresh fish always a good choice. Tropical drink choices really innovative although I always stick with the tried and true Mai Tai. The minute you step in the place you feel like you are truly on a Hawaiin vacation."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tommy Bahamas is my place to go when i'm celebrating. Doesn't matter what i'm celebrating it just hits the spot. Did my birthday Tuesday 3/18 and as always left satisfied beyond compare. Great touch with Live music too."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Dined here for a quick dinner of pulled pork sandwich, Cole slaw and fries. I enjoyed the beer flight sampler sitting on the patio near the bar."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a wonderful spot to step off of the planet for just a short bit....a mini vacation so to speak without the expense of an airplane ticket or a hotel room.....Great food in a relaxing atmosphere and the patio is a great place to do it on when the weather is perfect! Highly recommend an island getaway right here in Newport Beach...at least for an hour or so....Aloha and Mahalo for a consistently wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Disappointed that a small birthday dessert was not presented to my Mother as we celebrated her 85th birthday. I made the notation on the reservation and both the hostess and the server said happy birthday, so the information was there. Otherwise the meal was very good."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The ahi steak sandwich was outstanding! Even the complimentary bread and butter is amazing and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The dinner selection was excellent, and the ambience and service was the same."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wrapped up a hectic and busy week with a Friday night dinner for two. Enjoyed a nice bottle of wine, appetizers and a light meal which was just perfect. Felt so happy and relaxed during this wonderful meal and had a great start to the weekend! Really recommend for times that you want to sit back, relax, savor and enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We made reservations online which was fast and easy. Even on a Thursday evening the place was packed! We would have liked a little quieter setting, however, the hostess was very gracious about not putting us close to the music. Three friends ordered seafood: scallop sliders, oyster po'boy, lump crabcake and I ordered the baby back ribs. All of us felt our dinners were delicious. There was a nice selection of different wines and beer/ale. Our waitress checked back several times to see if we needed anything. Overall we were very pleased, especially with the food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We were in town for the convention, chose this restaurant because it was close to the beach in the hopes of hanging out. Had we got served on time, we would have had plenty of time to enjoy the beach, however, the server was late in bringing out the food (it took us more than 1.5 hours to get our meal). Our each course got a long pause because the server didn't care much about our table. Will be there for the food again but be prepared to have extra time on hand."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "coconut shrimp appetizer was awesome! Went there this past Valentines Day with my wife and two kids..... our waiter (wish I remembered his name.... tall male white w/ a great personality and very funny) made us feel like we were royalty! besides the steak I ordered having a lot of fat..... the rest of our meal was great! My two mai tai's were perfect as well !!! Definitely will return in near future and try another dish or two. Frank....... Eastvale Ca."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was fortunate to have been seated in a "quiet area" during the busy lunch period. I am hearing challenged and appreciate less surrounding noise. I will request this seating again in the future."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Tommy Bahama is always one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Emerlito was an excellent waiter. The food was great. It was a little expensive"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Tommy bahama never fails is. The food is interesting and tasty. The service is warm and the ambiance is stylish and energetic."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The waitress was terrible. Could not find her most of the time. Overcharged us on the bill, She should be fired!!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We ate on the patio for lunch. Quiet with the fountain and tropical plantings you felt you were in the islands."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great food, good service, and nice decor. Crowd had the average age around 65, but good experience. Good place for ladies to find a sugar daddy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A great place for lunch or dinner. The servers are attentive and provide great service. The food was great. The Pina Colada Cake was the best cake I have ever tasted. We even ordered some to go! Would definitely recommend Tommy Bahama's Island Grille to anyone!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Been to this tommy Bahamas many many times and order the baby back ribs, coconut shrimp, steak salad most of the time because it is always good. This time since it was restaurant week, I tried something new. The stuffed chicken which was very good and would order again. Nice selection of desserts!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "It was probably a small list of disappointments that made up a 3 in the "overall." First, when you make a reservation in advance, you think that means you've reserved a good spot-we were seated in a booth where extra chairs were stored. We'd been eating bread for a minute before they realized we had no plates. Secondly, our waitstaff, friendly and skilled, was swamped. We got the right kind of attention but probably two more visits to check on us would have been normal. The food sat too long under the lamp (swamped waitstaff). Thirdly, our bill for two was $150 and I had salad. On a good note, the ambiance was neat, groups of people were having a good time, the crab bisque was yummy and the wine selection was good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First time at this location. Food was nice but perhaps overpriced for what you get but this is in Newport Beach. Service was the very best. My wife and I will come back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everything was consistent and well done, good variety of menu choices and specialty cocktails."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Flavors of the food were really good. However I got the bone in ribeye special and the meat was very tough."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went with another couple to celebrate a birthday. It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside next to their fountain. Lovely patio. We shared their grilled artichoke which is a favorite. No wine drinkers tonight but we all enjoyed our respective dinners and our birthday guest was able to pick a free birthday dessert from their dessert tray!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What a great restaurant. The service by Chris, the food and even a guitar player. When I said the lobster was not real hot, it was a quick turnaround to get it hot again. Thanks for a great night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great V-day dinner at Tommy Bahama! Our first time here! Excellent ambiance & service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went here for Newport restaurant week. Excellent food but the service was a little rushed. It would have been nice to have a little more time between apps and dinner and dinner and dessert. Also we were seated a four-top near a patio door and the bar, in a space that was barely in the restaurant area. Not the most appealing seat for a couple, especially since we had a reservation. We arrived a little early for our reservation and went into the store first. We were prompted greeted with a champagne cocktail. Kudos to the store for keeping it classy."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "we loved the relaxed environment and the wonderful food. The service was super and the friendly staff made it a very nice evening. Great place for special occasions too!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013