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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (144)fit for foodies (137)vibrant bar scene (106)neighborhood gem (102)notable wine list (78)romantic (75)good for groups (66)hot spot (65)great for outdoor dining (42)late-night find (17)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The service was at a very high level. The server had a great rapport and impeccable knowledge and energy serving us.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Alesia1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Our hotel, The fairmount sent us there and we will def be coming back on our net visit to california. Service was excellent from the front door the the valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Fish / Seafood restaurant
    Player4747VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Very nice dinner. Excellent Sole; wonderful BBQ salmon. We had a nice time and very friendly server. (Note: I think the cost is mis-categorized on the app. Our total tab for 2 without any alcohol or dessert was $84.)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    my sole fish was dry. it was noisy. the side dishes were too rich. Our waiter was nice but seemed over worked
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service over all.
    Sunsue36
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were very pleased with there service and the food was great fresh and the waitress was on her toes on what ever we neede . It felt good to go to a restraunt were the waiters don't for get you are there. The host at the front were very pleasant and greeting us from the moment we walk inn to the time we left she even made a comment I'm happy you enjoyed you're night and opend the doors for us as we left the restraunt . I do say the Moscow mull was excelent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Dinner42
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Restaurant had an excellent ambience from the moment we walked in the door. Greeted very warmly, and when we arrived at our table/booth, there was a card and a red rose waiting for us. Our waiter was excellent. He new the menu and specials very well, and was extremely helpful in making suggestions for our palate and in answering menu and cocktail questions. We had never heard of this restaurant, but now we cannot wait to schedule our next visit to try additional menu items that all looked so tantalizing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh fish, needs fine tuning
    Virginia
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We all agreed that the Wildfish Grill gave us some delicious food. Especially notable: potstickers and steamed sea bass. A couple of places for improvement: expecting a spicy sauce on broiled swordfish, I got something cloyingly sweet, pineapple, I think, not mentioned on the menu. And my friend's oysters on the half shell were served warm, which did not inspire confidence. Still, we had a nice time and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummmm!
    robinEVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great seafood, and not something you would ever make at home. I could eat here every night. Absolutely delicious but still fit into my diet (except for their amazing bread).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    horselover
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We celebrated our joint birthdays here on Monday night. The waiter was superb. We went to the early bird and dined on a delicious array of appetizers. Each one was divine and the portions were very generous. At the end, the waiter brought gave us a choice of complimentary desserts for our birthday. We had the Warm Godiva Chocolate Cake with ice cream. It was superb. The evening could not have been better. Thank you, Wildfish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    PamelatjVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A happy hour that is just that, and fabulously fresh seafood and tasting plates, really appreciate the Sunday and Monday night extensions. Bravo! Best happy hour in the area, and we already know its the best for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time, good experience
    CnCplusNikkoinNCrule
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had to wait 15 min for table despite reservation. But served up by very friendly bar staff...good drinks! Server was great. Food was great. A bit of a too-dark table. Had to dash earleir than expected, so took food home. I/we will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!
    SueWild
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We started with oysters on the half shell and enjoyed them so much, we ordered more. The macadamia nut scallops were fantastic as was the New Zealand snapper. The swordfish was delicious, as well. The only detractant was the noise level. Otherwise, it was a remarkable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Experts
    CAgalfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Delicious, creative fish and shellfish dishes. The grouper and moki were perfectly cooked and presented. Shared truffled mac and cheese for our table. Try the pineapple upside down cake--luscious. Got a card and special Happy Birthday written on the dessert plate. Waitress was helpful, fun and friendly. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinning
    Lvtoeatfish
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Wildfish goes out of its way to ask what you are celebrating on your evening out! Our celebration was for 30 years of marriage along with our cousin's 30th year wedding anniversary. We both received red roses and a card. Really nice touch that added to our evening of fun, food and longevity of living together. Can not express how great the food was, we were given a high mark in bring our relatives' out to Wildfish. These are people who travel the world, telling us about the fine food they have found to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brim
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My second time at the restaurant tonight...as before, the food was exquisite, but even better was the service from Cody our server. Seriously, one of the best servers I have encountered anywhere and that includes years of working and dining in San Francisco, where the restaurants are some of the world's finest. Recommendations: crab cake appetizer; Chilean Sea Bass over spinach (sauce is fabulous), Shrimp Oreganata, dessert was pineapple upside down cake - a little too sweet for my taste, but still good. Great Restaurant - my highest recommendations to anyone wanting a dinner experience that you will not soon forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good. Needs improvement in service
    oorwull
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Having dined around the world, we found the overall service was lacking in many ways. We had a much better experience the last time . The noise level was too much, more in line with a sports bar. Perhaps that is what you are trying to achieve . We were celebrating a wedding anniversary and would have liked a slower (but attentive) service . Occurrences like being offered the specials almost at once (before my wife even had her cocktail) did not create the atmosphere of relaxation. Then the side order of rice being spilled on the table and the bowl being placed over it to try a conceal it was almost amusing. You should create a quieter area away from the tv screens and bar noise, with appropriate service, for our particular celebration
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was overpriced and uninspired. Overall a disappointing dining experience
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing!
    KathyRuvolo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I LOVE this restaurant - they never fail. Went Saturday night for our Wedding Anniversary - they had a card and flower for us waiting at the table - they treated us to dessert, and the food was GREAT as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    ThenoexpertreviewerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Simply the best! Stated to the restsurant's manager, "this is one of the best restaurants we've experienced." Our birthday party of 5 were first timers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service and patio
    Furgy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The wait staff and management are excellent here. They were attentive and never over bearing. We had a relaxing meal and never felt like we were waiting for anything or being rushed. The food was excellent. We started the calamari. It was perfectly cooked, seasoned and very tender. The Kung Pao treatment was excellent. The cocktails were fresh and original. I highly recommend the "Modern" margarita which ranks as one of the best margarita's I've had. My wife had the lobster bisque which was nothing short of decadant. I had the Sea Bass which has a light soy reduction with ginger and spinach. It was fantastic. I highly recommend you try Wildfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I can always count on great food and superior service. This night was no different. A family favorite for dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JannibVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A very great restaurant from when they greet you to when you leave! Service, food excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wednesday Evening Dinner
    JoeAguirre
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a wonderful first experience at Wildfish. The service was truly exceptional and the food was fantastic. I am very satisfied and have recommended Wildfish to a few friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    2datenight
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always, Wildfish delivered another night of fabulous service and food! It is our favorite choice for a special night out (and when that night out doesn't happen often it is usually the ONLY choice)! And ask for the pineapple upside down cake for desert! It's not on the menu but it's heavenly!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Great place
    napavalleyshopper
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambiance, food and service was top notch! It's a little pricey, so probably more a special occasion place for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • 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