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
236 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)fit for foodies (122)vibrant bar scene (104)neighborhood gem (101)notable wine list (81)romantic (67)good for groups (61)hot spot (53)great for outdoor dining (34)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • 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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
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    • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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    • 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.
  • Mr D
    11ddVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great restaurant , we eat here at least once every other month
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    winelvr
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my third time visiting this restaurant and I have never been disappointed in the food, wine list or service but this time stood above the others. We had a party of 10 so there is always a chance the service may not be able to keep up but our server, Manuel, was truly on top of his game. For starters, he made a point of seeking me out as the host and introducing himself, made sure our wine and beverage glasses remained full and took excellent care of the entire table. All in all it was a great evening and I received many compliments from my guests on my choice of restaurants. I am sure you will get some repeat business from the other guests in my party and will most definitely see me again. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wildfish is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First time this week and we will be back. It's great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had eaten at the Wildfish in San Antonio, so was excited to try the one in Newport Beach. The food was wonderful, the service impeccable. I highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass, Hong Kong Style. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    newportregular
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went here for the first time, have passed it on numerous occasions. Decided to celebrate my husband's birthday at Wildfish and we were very happy with the food and the service. Since I let them know ahead of time that it was my husband's birthday, they had a card at the table wishing him a happy birthday and gave us a free dessert - their version of banana's fosters - Awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood & Service
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our recent Saturday night visit with 3 couples, none of whom had dined here previously, was a success. The restaurant was very busy with virtually no empty tables but we were able to have a conversation and hear each other without having to shout. We all enjoyed our experience, including the ambience, food and superb service offerred by our waiter, Cody. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Irvine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I just recently ate at Wildfish for the first time and my experience was unlike any other restaurant I've been to! From the moment we walked in to the food to the incredible waiter we had, I was blown away! This is the best restaurant I have eaten at in a long time. I will definitely be going back and can't begin to say enough good things about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    AdventureUs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food and service. Excellent first experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated my birthday in grand style. My brother said the sea bass was the best fish he had ever had! Each of us felt that way with the meal. The seasonings and sauces were perfect. The presentation was lovely. We were served by Bailey. She did a marvelous job by being attentive to our every need We were greeted with warmth and quickly shown to our table. This certainly rates a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    foodtraveller
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First timer but not my last visit! Celebrating a birthday and this place did not let us down. From the Merlot and Armanac (cognac) Sidecar to the jumbo "lump" crab cake to the pan crusted sol and 8oz filet and roasted beets and honey walnuts, the drinks and food were flavorable and good. Jumbo "lump" crab cake was fresh, mildly seasoned perfection A+, pan crusted sol, good, ranks a B (my preference is different) and the 8oz filet, medium, I rate a B, definitely not Mastro's filet, A+! Overall, we enjoyed the service, we were promptly seated. We arrived 20 minutes earlier than our reservation but they were able to seat us right away. The service was exceptional, Bailey B. is a gem! Thanks for a great first impression, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Tdbarone
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very attentive staff. Food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding restaurant!
    Thk22VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been to Wildfish several times. It is our favorite Newport Beach restaurant and has been rated #1 in Newport Beach as well. The evening specials are terrific and the happy hour fare is as well. Flambé desserts are outstanding. This is a great restaurant that justifies it's high rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    RedO
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wildfish is a nice place to have dinner. They do both fish and seafood well. Nothing terribly special about any preparations though. Service was great. Parking is ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Eric
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have eaten at Wildfish on several occasions and always enjoy the good service and food. On 8/14 the food was excellent and our waitress, Donna was a gem. She was fun and proficient and never missed a beat. We ordered a lot of dishes among the four of us. The crab cake appetizer is fantastic, and the Bananas Foster is incredible! I had swordfish and loved it. Everyone else was happy with the meal. The one thing lacking was an educated sommelier. We enjoy trying new wines but have preferred styles of wine. Since there was no sommelier Donna sent the "manager" to help define the wines on the extensive "select" list. The experience was awful and he was clueless, but charged us for a higher price than the wine we actually drank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Wild Fish Dining
    iFusionDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great Fish courses, with great Fusion of taste! The service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.