Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach
Wildfish Seafood GrilleReally enjoyed our meal. Service was great and our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. A little loud while we were waiting at the bar for our table, but when we sat down, I guess due to the layout, the noise level had dropped appreciably and we could easily talk with one another. The food was excellent. Appetizers were kind of large, so by the time we had our meal we passed on dessert. Would recommend anyone giving this restaurant a reply.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayThe venue was up beat, louder than I expected. The food servings were not only delicious but generous portions. The dessert was a mean in itself and will be a hit with anyone who appreciates a godiva chocolate suffle. I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a pleasurable dining experience with the emphasis on quality seafood.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & serviceThis is our second trip to Wildfish. Both times the service was very good and the food was excellent. Sea Bass melted in your mouth, Salmon was great. The calamari appetizer was excellent. They have some sort of kids menu which was verbally given to us which was nice because we weren't expecting that but the macaroni and cheese was too strong for the kids so beware of that. We have recommended Wildfish and will definitely be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great experience!My wife and I went to Wildfish Seafood Grille to celebrate her birthday. We arrived at the restaurant about 10 minutes before our reservation and to our delight our table was already set up and waiting for us. The restaurant staff even provided a rose and card welcoming us for my wife's birthday celebration! The service was impecable! The quality and preparation of the food was top notch! Amazing service, amazing food, & their Pineapple Upsidedown cake was to die for! We are definitely going to visit this restaurant again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational SeafoodIt was 3pm when we began searching OpenTable for a place to dine that night. That we could only score a 5:30 reservation suggested that this might be the place to go. It was. Sensational service and lots of unique preparations of seafood. The baked Sea Bass and the Parmesan Crusted Lemon Sole were perfect and the Cashew Calamari had a nice heat to it. Wonderful evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMChilean Sea BassWe started with a wedge salad and the seared tuna appetizer. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our choices. We've ordered the Hong Kong seabass in the past and it continues to exceed expectations. It literally melts in your mouth. You will not be disappointed. We had a side of crab fried rice and truffle mac & cheese and it just pushed us over the edge with wonderful flavor. We ended with a panacotta dessert which was very tasty.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationThis is the place to celebrate your birthday. They make you feel special. A card was waiting at the table wishing me a happy birthday as well as being given a long stem rose. The food was delicious, wild mushroom salad was to die for! They also let you choose the dessert of your choice which is a really nice touch! My family and I had a really nice birthday experience. I will for sure be back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service!Our waiter was absolutely wonderful and the food was great.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMfrom all the selections offrom all the selections of fish to the double breast of chicken, anything you order here seems to be impeccably prepared. great service, too. have fun!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWildfish Seafood Grille isWildfish Seafood Grille is now my favorite Seafood Restaurant. The quality of the food is outstanding. The ambiance was equally impressive. The service is top-shelf!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTwice a charmThis is the second time my business partner and I have chosen Wildfish while being in town from Las Vegas, Nevada and this restaurant does not disappoint. The first time coming we did not make a reservation (silly us), but sat in the bar area. It was absolutely amazing! The bar manager came over and at the end of our meal she sent out a dessert thanking us for being in the restaurant industry. This is something neither he or I have seen before. Upon our second visit we made a reservation and we're not let down the second time. Just as friendly service and knowledgeable staff. Thank you!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my Husband'sWe celebrated my Husband's birthday here and had the best meal of our lives! Our server was outstanding too. We will definitely return for our next special occasion.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationIt was a new restaurant for our family..It was a birthday celebration for Mom/Wife. A little over priced but food was excellent,service for our table was super nice and helpful. Son's probably not going back but the parents enjoyed the evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMi was suggested this restaurnati was suggested this restaurnat by friends. I found it to be very good but not excellent. Maybe it was what we ordered but we were just not wowed :( As for the service Excellent! Because of the that I think I would like to give it another try :)4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceTook my husband here for his birthday. Wonderful experience. Table was ready and waiting, with a birthday card from the restaurant already on the table when we arrived for our reservation.. Service was absolutely amazing. Attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent with many appetizers, salads, and first courses to choose from if you wanted smaller portions.there is a large patio for dining but we chose inside. Very vibrant bar scene with many people having a drink after work. We went on a Wednesday at 7 pm...noise was noticeable at first, but died down, as bar patrons left. One caution...on a weekend it might be very loud inside with more bar patrons and diners. outstanding experience..will be back!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. We were celebrating an anniversary - the waiter brought a long-stem rose, anniversary card, and gave us free dessert. Very special.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Wildfish! Great food,Love Wildfish! Great food, great service and great ambiance.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every pennyIt was absolute delish. The waitstaff was so amazing...the blue point oysters were to die for. The wine, dinner and entire evening was worth every penny. Thanks for a night out with my hubby on our family vacation.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AManother great mealDined with a friend, her first visit, she was duly impressed. Great service, food was cooked to perfection.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant, goodExcellent restaurant, good food, good service. Too bad it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other talk. We have been there before with the same problem. That will prevent us going very often.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I were lookingMy husband and I were looking for a nearby restaurant for "date night" and chose Wildfish merely because it was so close to home. But even better was the easy commute was the food and the amazing service. Our server was extremely personable and made sure we had a pleasurable experience. We did find it a tad pricey so not a place we can go to all of the time but will make sure to dine there on special occasions for sure!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place - gets betterLove this place - gets better every time I go! Waiter was amazing - all the service folks were awesome and the food is always top-notch. I highly recommend this place. One caveat that has nothing to do with the restaurant is the parking situation is terrible, but just cave and pay for Valet....3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste and presentation ofTaste and presentation of food was very good. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We sat in booth near bar and it was very loud not not conducive to intimate conversation3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was fantastic and veryWaiter was fantastic and very efficient. I think his name was Manuel. He came back to the table many times to check on us.
parking can be difficult but their is valet parking. Fish and fresh seafood were excellent.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Waitress Nicki was wonderful.Our Waitress Nicki was wonderful. The Chilean seabass was awesome.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving come from Seattle recentlyHaving come from Seattle recently (and having lived on the East Coast, including NYC and DC, before that), I generally find the OC food options to be mediocre, particularly when I'm looking for new American type cuisine. That being said, I really have found the food at Wildfish to be consistently excellent, and it's become my one of my favorites (along with Mozza) in the area. The service can be a bit spotty, and the beer list is definitely underwhelming, but the food is consistently very good.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent their with 4 couplesWent their with 4 couples for a 6:30 reservation. Our table was ready early; no issues with the reservation. We got there early and started off in bar for end of happy hour which was great. Dining room and bar area are adjacent so noise level is bit high but we had no issues conversing. Overall the group meals were grouper special; sea bass and scallops - all seafood was outstanding. We also had NY strip steak and filet mignon which were prepared and seasoned well. Brussel spouts were also great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good value for excellentVery good value for excellent fish. The noise from the bar can be quite excessive, so take that into account when planning on what kind of resto you need. Would definitely repeat3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWildly GoodThis attractive restaurant is genuinely friendly and very well-priced considering the quality. It is just ambitious enough in terms of the food, which is successfully prepared and presented. Very nice waiter and wait staff. Very nice front desk. Good wine list. Dinner with very good clients was a pleasure. Relaxed and gracious; very close to SNA-area hotels. I liked this place a lot and know that I can feel comfortable bringing clients here. I will be back.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM