21 Oceanfront

4.7
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1083 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
21 Oceanfront, located across from the Newport Beach Pier, just steps from the sand, offers the ultimate dining experience. Extraordinary sunset views, opulent decor, and an extensive Wine List. 21 Oceanfront is the perfect location for cozy gatherings or receptions up to 180 people. Live Entertainment in the Oceanfront Lounge. Seasonal Happy Hour. Please note the restaurant is in a historical building therefore is not wheelchair accessible.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJolynnMahoney
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, good and service. Love the old school feel!

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SalT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Let me begin with the good. The service and the food were both excellent. Part of the lure for us is to walk along the coast after dinner, but we were not able to do that this time as there were homeless sleeping everywhere. I also attempted to use the ATM by the pier, but there was a homeless person sleeping directly in front of it. I know it is not directly your fault, but it is for not pressuring your city to do something about the problem. I would rather drive all the way out to Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and eat there. They seem to control the homeless population.

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BrianP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The view is always great and the food is perfection. Thanks to our waiter who took care of everything.

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JohnG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food choices, great service

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SteveS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fernando was the best waiter. Sunsets are incredible there.

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vipSMU17MOM
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and excellent meal.

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KaylinL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always 21 Oceanfront never disappoints. Amazing food, service, and view. What more could you ask for.

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vipDiningisanexperience
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sat in the bar area and it was great! The music, wine food everything was amazing! Highly recommend! I had the lobster bisque and prawns. The bisque was creamy but not too thick and had wonderful flavor. A nice selection of wines by the glass, not extensive but good wines. As I normally travel single I am used to not having the best wine selection for the by the glass options so it was great to see good wines too by the glass.

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EdMc
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Old fashioned. Average quality food. Overpriced. Go with modest expectations

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vipfoodie
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and excellent food.

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CatherineF
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our server was amazing. I have been here twice now and I can’t say enough great things about it. Wonderful experience

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Tireguy99
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and wait staff were outstanding. Zack, our waiter, was exceptional! The food was great and portions were good. So professional but also very laidback. Definitely recommend and will return.

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vipKristinN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place! Will have to plan for sunset next time. Incredible views!

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GinaN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to surprise my husband for a birthday celebration and we were staying at the Inn above the restaurant. The reviews were good and on point. Great food, great service and the location is wonderful. Overall nice experience, we will drive out to NP just to have dinner there again.

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Expert
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65 bday! Our first time there, but it won’t be the last. We loved everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Noise level on the bar side is high. Live music during the evening. Noise level on other side of restaurant is quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was tasty, the view of the beach was great, but we were very disapointed by the level of service. We barely saw our waiter, our water was never refilled, and plates were left on the table. At this price point, this is simply unacceptible. We will not be back nor would recommend this restaurant to anyone else.

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Local
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Birthday dinner with family. For a Sunday night parking was difficult as there was nobody available for the Valet. Food was excellent though the noise level was very high as the receptionist desk was below the 2nd floor dining. No attempt was to quiet the hostess as she was loud even though the restaurant was NOT busy. We couldn’t hear other guests in our party nor the server. Disappointing that it was so loud. Additionally I added a note that this was a birthday celebration, but the server wasn’t aware. Not sure if it was Open Table or the restaurant. Again disappointing, though the food was good and the timing of delivery was perfect.

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KimP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with an old school feel. Sits right on the beach boardwalk. Food was good and waitress was good. Reason for low score was the fact after a two week reservation for a Sunday night and requesting a main floor table with view.( All tables on the main floor have views.) When arrived we told by hostess that all those tables were reserved even though only half full. Plenty of tables to be had. After getting no where with the hostess we spoke to manager who then let us sit at a table on main floor. Why the negotiation was necessary is completely beyond us and it set the mood. Frustrated! When we left approx 1 and 1/2 hours later tables were still only half full. For this reason they get low rating in our book!

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vipLBLA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend out for a valentine’s weekend dinner. The mood set was perfect. Lights were dim with candles and a rose in a vase on the table. It’s a Nice restaurant by the beach front. Server was great. Brought our food out in a timely manner. Prime rib eye and Filet mignon was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review