21 Oceanfront

4.6
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1201 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. Please note the restaurant is in a historical building therefore is not wheelchair accessible.
What 1201 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. The food, the servers, the venue. ⭐️X5

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KatrinaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my husband first time here. We celebrated are 15th Anniversary and the food was so good as well as the service. I would recommend this to friends.

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JaniceK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food

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NanaSue
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so nice and accommodating. Food never disappoints either. A favorite every time we are in town.

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IgorM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Great food. Beautiful view. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location, I would reccommend

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JolenZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Great hidden gem! If it weren’t for the parking nightmare I’d go more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, had to remind waiter a few times for items requested, I understand being busy but not apologetic about forgetting the first two times... I thought patio wasn’t portrayed a little bigger, kind of cramped spacing. But we had fun, thank you.

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AlejandraM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Our server was very pleasant and not over doing it with checking in.

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HarryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were outstanding. We had lobster, New York and Ribeye steaks. The steaks were good but not great. Cooked to perfection but could have been more tender

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Radmom
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great service.

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EileenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view and service! It was our first time and we loved it.

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LinemanSwagg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I all ways enjoy our self's at 21 ocean front. Great food, great drinks, great view's and really good service. We will be coming back

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JeffN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT ON EVERY LEVEL.
Food and service second to none.

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MaheshwariW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside dining was nice. The waiters are very attentive and the food was very good.

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Ashley
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not recommend , save your time & money and pick somewhere else

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Dated decor, food was subpar expected more for the price. Really dark inside. Overpriced for the quality. No real flavor had to add my own salt and pepper and rossetto was over cooked.

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Injun
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Awesome

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jeffm
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food was awesome! Thanks 21 Oceanfront. Live music was great too.

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MoRod562
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and music, great for date nights!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Stake was chewy that we didn’t eat 1/2 of the stake , oysters were bad we didn’t finish dozen. Per manager “we are hit and miss”. They missed today

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Trayshawn
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience at 21 Oceanfront was amazing! The food and drinks were made to perfection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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Jennifer
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a spectacular outing I NB. Roberto, a veteran of over 15 years at this restaurant— was omnipresent— he could read minds to make out dining experience extraordinary. Fun, not stuffy, so calm and relaxing...

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SarahD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was very good. It was a little pricey but the location and ambiance was worth it.

HW
HarryW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the food was great. I will definitely come back

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StevenK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but service and ambiance was average

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ChrissyP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at 21 Oceanfront was amazing. The staff is wonderful and the food was absolutely superb. The baseball cut swordfish was incredible! Though they are a more expensive restaurant the quality of service, ambience and food make it well worth the price.

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GinaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. The location and interior is gorgeous. Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner food was delicious. Our server Luke was awesome. Would definitely come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I have to say is , it’s worth the price 😝😝

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vipNWPTJUL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best swordfish in Newport Beach! Love watching the sunset, watching live sports, listening to music -all at the same time! Fernando was our waiter tonite but it doesn’t matter who waits in you...this is a well oiled customer centric team...Tony the bartender, Zach, Kerri-sommelier, with excellent wine recommendations. My favorite!

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ChristinaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great about our dinner at 21 Oceanfront EXCEPT the hostess. She was a young girl and very rude. We had called and asked to be sat inside rather than outside a day ahead but the reservation was never updated. So, when we checked in she led us outside and I told her about being inside. She looked around then took us to a small upstairs booth which was fine but she said "That's all we have". Her entire attitude about the miscommunication was very rude and left a bad impression on me. BUT our server and service at dinner, along with the food and drinks was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Anniversary

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vipWendyW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sea bass and martinis were excellent
Asparagus Risotto was a 0

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JohnR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is amazing. The Lobster Bisque is the best in town. The only reason we didn't rate 5-Stars is the social distancing spacing. We sat outside which was moderately spaced. The inside bar and dining room were wall to wall.

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DaniL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so hard to find a large, well cooked and tasty Lobster Tail in Southern California. It is worth a drive to order this from 21 Oceanfront Restaurant. The Au Gratin Potatoes were to die for and other sides were impeccably cooked. Service was incredible and the Atmosphere was so inviting. The location across from the Pier makes for a most enjoyable evening. Tens all around!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Poor service and just ok quality

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Notahappycustomer
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing seafood dinners. Probably the best lobster tail I have ever eaten. Our waiter was awesome!

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DennisD
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience at Oceanfront 21. First time there and the food and service was very good. I recommend the Sea Bass.

It was a perfect evening for sitting outside but would love to experience the inside elegance.

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FrancisB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and service was excellent. It was set in a small enclosed patio. It was very intimate but the tables could be a bit more spread out for the pandemic.

FAQs

21 Oceanfront is rated 4.6 stars by 1201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.