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

Wildfish Seafood Grille - Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com/
  • Phone: (949) 720-9925
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was incredible and the waiter was one of the best i have ever had. He was interactive and knew all the questions we asked regarding dishes. He made the dinner very fun. We went with the Red Fish and the Chilean Sea Bass. Both dishes were awesome. It was my birthday and they gave us a delicious molten cake with vanilla ice cream. The only problem I had was that all sides were an extra charge. Other than that, you will enjoy the food and atmosphere. We had a great time"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent food, great cocktails and the service is always good. Try the St georges Banks scallops or the sole for a real treat. And save room for dessert."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but at that price point it should be. The panna cotta dessert was transcendent. However, what made our experience really special was the service we received. Our waiter Edward was spectacular, and made us feel very welcome. We loved hearing him describe the menu items. It made us want every item he mentioned. I could listen to him talk about the food to us all evening. We'll definitely come back, and request to sit at his table when we do."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "So we had a 10:15 reservation for a friday night. And because of traffic we got there particularly late, but still before 11. We were seated in a booth and no one was in the place but people at the bar. And then the staff was particularly brusque about saying the kitchen is closing. We were just ordering oysters but when we asked about them, our server rushed through them and delivered them without much enthusiasm. I have to say, maybe it's just because everyone wanted to go home, but if they did, then say you're closed and DON'T serve us. But don't phone it in. I'd prefer not going than feeling like you didn't want my money."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have always wanted to dine at Wildfish Seafood Grille and my wish came true when friends asked me to pick the restaurant for my birthday dinner. By the end of dinner, we were asking ourselves why we had never dined there before. Their version of the wedge was loved by my wedge-fan hubby ("a whole piece of bacon"). The ladies split the warm mushroom salad and LOVED it! The guys both had swordfish topped with crab and avocado (double dip for the seafood lover) and this entrée came up in conversation for days after dining. Copper River salmon and sole were delicious as well. The final touch was a fab ice cream sundae and red rose for the birthday girl! Definitely will be a repeat diner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my first time dining there and it was my husbands birthday. The table was great, our server Cody was outstanding and we had some amazing chilean seabass. Cody was excellent in pairing our wine with an appetizer and with our meal also. I will be going again very soon. A new neighborhood find."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "went wild fish to celebrate a birthday. everything was great from the moment we walked in the door."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our first visit to Wildfish and we loved it. We had been eating out all week while on vacation and on our last night had our best experience. Food was great. Loved the corn chowder. Our waiter Leo was great and made the meal a delight. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the food to the spirits and exceptional service (ask for Doug's section) the four of us had one of our very best dining experiences ever! We travel a lot and just love good seafood and great service and this place is at the top of our list. Will be the fist place we eat when we return to the area."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is out of this world... and I know their name is Wildfish but don't let that stop you from getting the steaks... Their Ribeye is insaneeee!!! Best steak I've ever had. My boyfriend and I absolutely love this place. And don't forget to grab a chocolate at the door on your way out.... holy moly they are fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary so I wanted someplace new that was good. Since I mentioned our celebration when making the online reservation, the restaurant surprised us with a card and red rose on the table. Nice touch! The food was very good. We began with the crab cake appetizer which was filled with crab, not filler, and very flavorful. One of us ordered one of the specials of the evening - salmon, that was cooked perfectly. The other order was the Ahi tuna steak - very thick and came with a side salad of greens, asian pear, mango, & dressing. Also had side dish of beets with candied nuts-delicious. For dessert- Banana Foster Flambe and Key Lime Tart Flambe (had a meringue top). Both were scrumptious. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Unusually quiet despite full tables and booths. Nice to have the option of using Open Table for reservationsl Very pleasant dinner (big steak for him, smaller plates for me ,,, roasted beets, jumbo lump crab & avocado, caeser salad), well made & served with style. All diners seemed happy, family tables, working cohort tables, individual booth happiness. As you know, we like Wildfish a lot...high quality dining, upbeat service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I invited my mum and sister to Wildfish, and the attentive service and phenomenal food exceeded our expectations, with every course better than the last! We shared a Caesar salad with crab and corn chowder as appetizers: delicious! My steak au poivre was the best I've ever had, my sister's sole was divine, and my mother's scallops were delightful. We ordered the scalloped potatoes and spinach, which perfectly combined with every entree. Finally, we shared the bananas Foster butter cake with ice cream for dessert: YUM! I highly recommend Wildfish to anyone craving a decadent meal on a special occasion. The only thing that would improve the experience would be to relocate to a seaside spot so that guests can enjoy a gorgeous Pacific view!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This restaurant is terrific!!! Great food every time we go. Also, our server, Cody should be rewarded for his exceptional service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a nice small meal and a drink. The calamari appetizer is especially good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed my wife&daughter's birth days and my son's graduation. Food was so great and excellent. But People were too busy and took time to come service . We may come back soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was great ... Except for the calamari. Chilean sea bass is a must!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My lovely date & I enjoyed the ambiance, the tasty plates, and the fine service. We were delighted when the host seated us in a semi-private rear corner of the restaurant as if he actually knew we preferred a little intimate privacy by reading our minds. Our main waiter was a real professional & his support servers were kind & helpful. Perfect! We will eat there again in the future."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food at Wildfish is amazing. The Sea Bass was incredible. Unfortunately, we had a table next to a large party who were screaming their conversation to each other. I'm not sure if they couldn't hear each other across the table, or if they were just so self-absorbed they didn't know or care there were other people around them. Way to spoil a great meal..."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I made a reservation, and mentioned that it was a birthday dinner. When we arrived & were shown to our table, there was a long stemmed red rose on the table with a handwritten card from the restaurant! Also, the complimentary birthday dessert was a very yummy, large, warm chocolate soufflé cake with a big scoop of ice cream!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant twice, and both times, we have had excellent seafood and beef. The Salt and Pepper Shrimp appetizer is a must-have! Great atmosphere also--energetic and hip. Also, we have had two great waiters. The restaurant is rather hidden in a long strip mall, but it is a good find for the Newport Beach/Irvine resident."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food, lively atmosphere. Our waiter was fantastic! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Dinner as always was excellent. The service at this place is amazing. The waiter and entire service staff and management were perfectly attentive. Our main server addressed me by name, throughout the evening and I have to say I have never seen a more polite and knowledgeable person in any restaurant anywhere. What a pleasure. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was a last minute reservation made and everything requested was accommodated professionally and perfectly! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent service! A bit disappointed in the food given the praise in other reviews...found the fish a bit overcooked and the sides un-noteworthy. Overpriced for what it is in terms of food, but great service."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent, as always. Very gluten and allergy friendly. Our waiter was Cody and he was great. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had dinner at Wildfish this last weekend, shortly after returning from an extended trip to New York City, where we dined out every night at some of the finest restaurants. While Wildfish was good, we felt the prices were inflated. $41 for a piece of Chilean Sea Bass served with nothing but a very small bed of spinach is, in my opinion, price gouging. We had four in our party. We had a total of 3 mixed drinks, one beer and one $10 glass of wine. Yet our bill, for four entrees, four small salads, and two sides, was over $300. There are many restaurants in the Newport/Laguna area that would provide much more interesting, creative dishes for that price, or less. We won't be hurrying back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent Service. Great wine list. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food, service and ambiance were much more than I expected for a restaurant that's stuck in a small center along with a few other "lower end" restaurants. I would definitely recommend this place and would return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The restaurant met our expectations on food but exceeded in in the area of service. Waitstaff made the experience that much better. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Look forward to each visit for the freshest seafood prepared creatively and delicious. Everything that we have tried has been excellent over the years and we both return to old favorites and find new ones as well. The service, particularly on the patio outside, is top notch. It is timed perfectly for us as we like to take our time and enjoy a leisurely meal. Service is attentive without being overbearing. We look forward to our next visit and the staff makes us want to return often."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Fabulous experience. We will return!the ahi was among the best I ever had. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed whether sitting at the oyster bar, dining at a table or enjoying conversation in the bar."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everyone's dish was outstanding! The Cesar Salad was the best I've ever had. Awesome Sea Bass and Tender filet mignon. We had a birthday in our party and were served a to-die-for flaming Bananas Foster. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "WildFish is located in a small shopping center and a little hard to see from the street. One you find this Gem, you will see that it is really nice. The establishment has nice white table clothes and classy dressed up waiters. The food was great and the ambiance was perfect. A place you must visit."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This restaurant was absolutely fabulous! The food and service were especially excellent. Would recommend it to all!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The pros: Service was outstanding, from host to bartender to server (Edward B) to busboy. It is what we would expect, but don't always find, in higher-end restaurants. The filet mignon (try the peppercorn sauce or steak Oscar) and lobster were well-seasoned and tasty. The cons: The side dishes (broccolini and Brussels sprouts) were forgettable. The "modern" margarita was terrible. Many of the dishes, including the grilled shrimp, have bell pepper in them and the dishes weren't able to be prepared without them. Since I am allergic, it cut down my food options greatly. Unfortunately for Edward and the staff, for the price we would choose Mastros Ocean Club over Wildfish any day. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Friendly & attentive staff, appropriate portions- you don't feel "ripped off" or hungry when you leave... Interesting menu, great wine selection- nothing disappointed! Scallops to die for! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We can always count on Wildfish for remarkable seafood and amazing steaks! The staff people remember us and are most welcoming. The prep people are the best. Both indoors and the patio area are comfortable. We appreciate the variety of regular menu items and can't resist some of those thoughtful specials. No wonder Wildfish is so popular!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The portions and quality of the seafood are excellent as well as the service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014