Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach

Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9497209925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday 4:30-10:00 Monday - Thursday 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Happy hour 4:00pm - 7pm nightly. All night Sunday and Mondays
    Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Keith Stich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR, enjoy a selection of 1/2 price appetizers,$6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4:00 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self park and valet are available.
A word from Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach
Wildfish Seafood Grille is committed to offering fresh prime seafood, aged USDA prime steaks, creative cocktails, and an award winning wine list. Set in a casual, contemporary atmosphere focused around the combined energy of the centerpiece bar and lounge, innovative oyster & raw bar, open-air patio and exhibition kitchen. The menu is made up of imaginative creations prepared fresh with superior quality seafood, utilizing the best preparations, and simple, light sauces to enhance the delicate flavors. The Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurant and patio bars are the place to be for HAPPY HOUR! Enjoy a selection of 1/2 price appetizers,$6 martinis and wines by the glass from 4 to 7 pm seven nights a week, and all night on Sundays and Mondays. Planning an event? The patio is the perfect place to host your next business outing, private party, special event or any large group. Join us at Wildfish Seafood Grille Where Prime Seafood, USDA Prime Steaks and Good Times are always in season.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (137)fit for foodies (124)neighborhood gem (102)vibrant bar scene (101)notable wine list (79)romantic (71)good for groups (64)hot spot (53)great for outdoor dining (37)late-night find (14)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • Reliable
    kribda
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good ambiance, food is always good, a reliable choice in the Newport area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quality food & dining experience
    JohnnynotDrama
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I enjoy the rear area of the restaurant since it is less noisy and more romantic. Plus it has the fee of being outdoors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Repeat customer
    none
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is always good. And it is nice to walk in and they her ready for you and welcoming. The portions are large. So ideal for splitting a meal if you are eating light that evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eating and great service
    jobette
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The only thing I would change is the lighting inside dining area. Just a little too dark for even reading your menu. I would suggest using "Peach lighting" does wonders on atmosphere and overall dining scene.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Yummy
    Wags
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Normally, I get the same items when I dine here -- but tonight, I tried a bunch of different things. . .and they were all FANTASTIC. Roasted beets were perfectly cooked; the Saint Andre cheese appetizer (normally served hot) I specifically ordered cold and it was also terrific. Hubby had the special: Arctic Char (two pieces of fish were plentiful), crispy on one side, delicate and flaky throughout, served with crisp asparagus. Wine choices are varied and pair very well with food dishes. Our server (Leo? Leon? sorry) was VERY attentive but didn't hover. He was funny and always within earshot in case we needed something. Overall a yummy, romantic, fun evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I initially thought the restaurant was more casual than I had expected given the name and the double $$ on Open Table, until I stepped inside. The restaurant is truly a $$$ with excellent quality service all around. It is a prime steak house featuring a variety of fish all wild caught. Next time, we'll come a bit more dressed up, men in sports coat would be more appropriate. For the kids menu, my 2 and half year old son enjoyed his 4 oz filet mignon and broccolini, which I was pleased with. My husband enjoyed his steak. I had the chilean sea bass, although I thought the broth beneath was a bit saltier. Otherwise, I think the rest of the family enjoyed their time at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Fun
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant combines the lovely "white tablecloth" experience, that is excellent service & lavishness but has a great menu as well. So often 'white tablecloth' also means a fussy silly menu with "emulsions" & "reductions" such that one never knows what will actually be on the plate when it arrives. Wild Fish has a v fun menu that translates into a tasty & inventive meal. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A top restaurant for sea food
    wonderingVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    in an upscale setting with great service. One of the best sea food restaurants I have been to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TrishVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant when you tire of ethnic food, which is normally our favorite. Surprisingly good steaks at this great fish restaurant!!! I'd say on a par with Morton's. Not many places you can get good, creative fish dishes (The Lobster Tacos) and a great steak as well...cooked exactly the way my husband likes it...charred on the outside and medium pink on the inside. The Truffles mac and cheese (large size) makes for a great side dish that you can take home for dinner the next night. The Malbec was great too...I think it was Terrazas something...Overall, I really like this restaurant and we eat out a lot!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steaks
    Theguyin4B
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had the 16 oz New York. It was excellent. As good as Ruth Chris. World class. The pneapple upside down cake was the best I have ever had. Served warm and very moist with a flamed sugar crunch on the outside and big scoop of ice cream. More then enough for two. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    CompassKid
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We love Wildfish- it's one of our favorite restaurants. The food is perfect and delicious every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We dine here frequently. On this occasion food was good but service was lackluster. Also on one of hottest days in Newport A/c didn't seem to be working. Service started off immediately slow when we waited a half hour to get our drinks which then arrived warm with ice having already melted in sodas for kids and white wine at room temp . We ordered appetizers for dinner which came out fairly quick relative to drinks. Appetizers were yummy especially the lobster tacos. Unfortunately we never saw waiter again . He didn't come back and check how we were doing or offer additional glasses of wine when ours were empty . We ultimately had to ask bus boy clearing our table to get waiter for us so we could get the check and pay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service here is second to none. Our waiter, Edward took his time to explain everything to us with patience and a smile. He made sure everything was to our standards and it exceeded them! The food was fantastic. Me and my wife came here for dinner on Wednesday and it was extremely busy. I'd reccomened you to get reservations. Definitely coming back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and fresh
    SeafoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Tastes good, fresh fish, nice and accommodating staff. I would go back. Shrimp oregenata was a bit salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Halibut I Have Ever Had
    KjyoungVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went out to celebrate my son's special birthday - I have had fresh halibut lots of places including Alaska, but this was so delicious I actually dreamt about it. The special was Arctic Char also very good and my husband had scallops which he said were great. The serving sizes were ample not the small sizes we sometimes see in today's newer restaurants. The only complaint is the noise levels - the restaurant was not especially crowded and there were only 4 of us but hearing across the table was very difficult - difficult enough that it would make me think twice before going back. They really should do something about the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BunkerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have dined there many times and always loved it. Saturday nite was a disappointment & only because of service .waiter did not speak clearly & when he finally took drink orders got bottle of wine but forgot glass & what I ordered. Had to tell him we were ready to order & ask about specials. Food as always good but waiter very scarce. Brought water & that was it other than bring check .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Fig & Olive
    Porsche
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a group of 10 and everything the Fig & Olive wouldn't do, Wildfish did. As a result, we had a great time and will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best place to go for a birthday. It was my boyfriends birthday and it was so nice. They greeted us by name, gave him a handwritten birthday card and a rose for me. When it was time for dessert, they let him chose his complimentary dessert. Food was great overall and our server was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will not disappoint
    fredm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    knowledgeable and attentive service. outstanding food. hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent.
    Valleygirl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is fantastic with a wonderful menu, superb service and excellent food. The only small complaint is that it on the noisy side. If you sit outside on the patio, that problem goes away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Surprise off the Freeway
    schambli
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Catalina Island for the day and were looking for a place in Newport Beach to have dinner. Didn't realize how far inland this was, but have no regrets for trying. Excellent food, service and general ambiance. Highly responsive team works together to ensure the experience is a good one from the moment you walk in the door. Already planning another visit here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Have eaten here several times. This visit was disappointing. Food was only mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but Too Noisy
    LindaLVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I found the menu offerings and food at Wildfish great. However, it is much too noisy, and we couldn't hear ourselves think as well as what each other was saying. This is the only reason for my overall rating of "good." The food is super, the service great as well. But the noise level is just to loud to really enjoy dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large group - good service
    cinshep
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a large group and the service was excellent. We were seated right away and served within very reasonable times. The group in general enjoyed the meal. I had the special Ono and was disappointed in the overall flavors. The fish was very fresh but under seasoned and bland. No sauce to spice it up and the rice tasted like it came out of a bag - again, no flavor. I actually added salt to the meal and still tasted bland. I recommend this restaurant but don't order the Ono.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday. Ordered calamari, scallops, and a ribeye with a side of broccolini and Brussels sprouts. Calamari was good. It had burnt cashews but overall a decent dish. My wife ordered scallops. The flavoring is pretty good but after the first bite, every other scallop had sand, which means they didn't clean it that well. My ribeye was just ordinary. It gave out burnt the first time. After speaking with the manager, he offered to cook another steak. He offer a complimentary soup, which I had the lobster bisque. When it came, it was salty and the lobster was added on top instead of inside the soup. It was cold lobster on too of a warm soup. Overall it was nothing I expected since many reviewed this place as pretty good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st Timers-Special Occasion
    Anthony
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my Wife to Wildfish to celebrate her birthday. It was our first time there. We were warmly greeted by the staff and they were genuinely happy that I brought my wife there to celebrate her birthday after I told them it was our first time there & the occasion for our visit. We waited for our table at the bar. Once our table was ready we were promptly seated & waiting at our table was a birthday greeting card from the greet staff. We recommend the Lobster Tacos. My Wife & I were both surprised by the nice portions of lobster meat in each taco. My Wife was pleased with the Shrimp and Crab Chop salad. The Pacific Ahi Tuna did not disappoint. The Godiva Chocolate birthday dessert was a very nice end to our meal. Enjoy & Bon Appetite!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WildFish Seafood Grille
    MarkH
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My dining experience at Wildfish Seafood Grille in Newport Beach was stellar. I took my Mom there for a Birthday dinner. The wine selection was excellent as was to food. All of the dishes were expertly prepared, and presented. Our waiter, Cody, was extremely helpful with pairing wine, selecting dishes and even helping my gluten-free Mom make selections. My only regret is that I did not overtip Cody more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service in town.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The wait staff here really are good. We're glad to have this in town as locals. Consistently good food. Crab on top of many dishes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good, Could Have Been Better
    Malbaria
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It's a beautiful place, the food very good, the service was attentive and professional. Two thing kept me from rating it higher. #1 it really is very pricey, and #2, it may have been an unusual night, but the meal stretched over 2 hours. Not because of course, but because of a lot of downtime between courses. 2 hours for a standard 3 course meal is just too much for me. The server was great, I marked down service a bit due to the overall time issue.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner, however 2 people ordered swordfish and there was only one portion left. We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday girl ended up ordering a different entrée They gave us a FABULOUS birthday dessert. We always enjoy Wildfish and this visit was GREAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been here many times. We have never been disappointed with food or service. First time my wife and I went here I remember as we walked out the door, I told my wife there was something wrong. She asked what. I told her I've never walked out of a restaurant I my life that I couldn't find something wrong with and I just did!!!! Because I'm an excellent home cook I'm very critical about food and service. Wildfish ROCKS it every time!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    ThisPlaceRocks
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We came here to celebrate by son's 23rd Birthday. There were six people in our group and everyone had a great time. The food was superb, drinks enjoyable, and the service excellent. We would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible! We'll Be Back
    DaviddinesVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to Wildfish for our anniversary and they could not have treated us more special. Food was outstanding, wine list was excellent, service was perfect! Very romantic setting. And they had a card, flowers, and desert with 'happy anniversary' etched in chocolate. What a great treat from an outstanding restaurant and team!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Joice
    8TUESDAYDINERS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    we really enjoyed our meals - great service, Anytime we are in Newport they are on our Favorite list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BobF
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The place was very nice inside and out, although I thought the prices were a little high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Among the best in Newport Beach
    lvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We often pick Wildfish when we are in this area. We are NEVER disappointed. The food and service are exceptional. It is often noisy but this time we sat outside-early-it was quiet and just lovely. The meal was superb, as always, and our server Donna made the evening perfect. Can[t wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Suprised
    NeverLost
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I reserved a table ahead of time and notified them it was my girlfriend's birthday. The staff went above and beyond with a birthday card and rose on the table when we got there. A free desert came with it, which was to die for. Awesome food, great service, and better company. Would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Meet up with 2 good friends and celebrated my son's 19th birthday. From the minute we walked in they were very friendly, attentive, but gave us our space. Food was great. The Rib eye was very tender and huge and the cold wedge salad with big pieces of bacon on it. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mf2mf
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service are great. We love to come to Wild Fish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite food but too loud
    aussieseal
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had an excellent dinner experience. It was my father's birthday and the food and service were superior. Leo our waiter was outstanding. Unfortunately it is a little loud when happy hour in the bar is going on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.