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21 Oceanfront

4.6
723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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 200 people. Live Entertainment in the Oceanfront Lounge. Happy Hour Monday thru Thursday, 4pm to 6pm. Complimentary Transportation for parties of 8 or more in one of our Custom Mercedes Sprinters (based on availability).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Bar and Lounge open at 4pm
Dinner
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Valet Availabile
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Phone number
(949) 673-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Miroslav Rusev
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Private party facilities
21 Oceanfront is the perfect venue for your next group Newport Beach event or Newport Beach banquet. Our event professionals will plan and coordinate your next family celebration, corporate event or business meeting in one of our formal dining rooms.
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Private party contact
Nicole Hay: (866) 790-2091
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Catering
We do not offer offsite catering. We do offer private dining events and celebrations onsite in one of our Private or Not Private dining spaces.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Newport Beach Pier
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Parking details
Valet or Self parking Available
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Public transit
We offer Complimentary Roundtrip Transportation for groups of 8 or more within a 20 mile radius (based on availability). We have Custom Mercedes Sprinters and Corporate Vans.
Comfortable, clean white vehicles, staffed with professional drivers. This service is complimentary, driver gratuity is appreciated.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment in our Oceanfront Lounge
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Special events & promotions
Please log on to our website for information and menu's for all Wine Dinners, Promotions and Special Events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a delicious Mother's Day Brunch at the beach, Sunday, May 13th, 10am to 2pm 3-course brunch with a glass of Champagne or Mimosa $75 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). Additional Children's Menu for $25pp will be offered too.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 723 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 6 days ago

So my husband and I took our very good friends out to celebrate both of their birthdays as well as their wedding. We started with appetizers of French onion soup and lobster bisque, both very good. We ordered dinner and that is where it went downhill. After a half hour or so, they bring out three of the dinners and said mine was coming. I didn't order anything extravagant or difficult to make; lobster tail. How hard is that? They proceeded to eat and I waited and waited. Finally when I realized they had almost finished their meals, we turned to the maitre'd and inquired. His response was very flippant and rude. He said, oh they are preparing it. I proceeded to tell him to cancel it, and he just started to walk away. My husband asked him to send the manager over and he said fine and then walked away. Because we were celebrating, they brought us desserts followed by my lobster tail. I told him again I didn't want it 3 times, and he insisted on leaving it, saying it was not going to be charged to us. So he left it and each of us tasted it and then we took it to go. And, the manager never bothered to come over and talk to my husband. 21 Oceanfront ruined what was supposed to be a great night of celebration. Shame on you. I will never go back.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This was an opportunity to see what a California steakhouse has to offer, and we were not disappointed! Very well prepared steak, seasoned to perfection! The service was also great, recognizing each party and their privacy; extremely attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great server and atmosphere. Really enjoyed the food and our night.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We loved the look of the restaurant very old Hollywood. Food, service, busboys were EXCELLENT. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing evening filled with great service from our very talented waiter Zach and his assistant Eric. The food is off the charts great!! Baseball Cut swordfish was amazing!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything was nice but crazy expensive

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The assistant manager was gracious, friendly and had a great sense of humor. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The menu choices were ample and interesting. Our food choices were delicious and served just right.
One suggestion. The crab cake appetizer could use a more spicy and more generous sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Birthday great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome time !!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Hidden gem. Love this place in so many ways. The views are great and the service/food are divine.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Another amazing dinner here. The swordfish is outstanding. The service is always great and the view of the sunset makes it !!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice evening for my wifes 55 th bday. the singer was amazing food was good . quiet tuesday evening

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had THE MOST AMAZING TIME dining here! Our table was perfect, Monika, our server, was one of the best I’ve ever seen! Every part of our dinner could not have been better. I would ABSOLUTELY come here again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My husband loved the ambiance in this restaurant. So unique for Newport Beach. Food was excellent. We will definitely come back next year!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Lovely. Classic, romantic, classy interior, cozy booths, fancy without pretension, attentive service, and delicious food. Expensive, but superbly prepared food and very good portions. The only thing that doesn’t belong in the restaurant are the two tv’s at the bar! They have no place there. Other than that, really perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

I took my wife, daughter and another couple out to a special dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. 21 Oceanfront definitely was a special treat and did not disappoint. The food & service was top notch. The staff was very hospitable and accommodating. It is a bit pricey but worth it for special occasions, for which we will definitely be back in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had amazing service. Everyone was very sweet and food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our server, Monica, absolutely made our night! She was incredible. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is one of our “go to Restaurants when we visit Newport Beach. Consistently wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We went on a Thursday night in Newport, and it wasn't very busy - maybe about eight tables -
so that was a bit of a surprise. I think that due to the sunset views, maybe earlier in the evening it would have been busier. The staff were nice taking us to the table, and our waitress was friendly and engaging. I had the lobster tail, and it was excellent. My gal had the crab legs, and she said they were the best she'd ever had. We tried a couple of new cocktails (vodka with mixer and champagne float) and they were also excellent. We were too stuffed for dessert. The decor seems a little dated, but some would consider it a French style restaurant. Even though it wasn't a 'happening' place that particular night, we will certainly go back for the food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The service, food, drinks and overall atmosphere were all 100% on point! Luke was a fantastic server who had the right answer for everything, worked with us to customize anything, never left us with an empty plate or drink and had one helluva staff with him to ensure that we were treated like kings. Truly some of the best food I've had in a very long time and with the live musician in attendance it was an experience like none other, thank you to the 21-O Team!!!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful and wonderful staff.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Booked this place online for my wedding anniversary and asked if we could get a window table not thinking it was possible last minute. They delivered on the table and we enjoyed an amazing meal with equally amazing service. To top it off they surprised us with a free desert with a Happy anniversary message. We will be back for sure. Thanks !

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lovely room very warm and elegant. We just returned from rough crossing from Catalina and were cold and wanted hot soup and salad .And a good red wine.
Our youngest age 14 wanted steak and Caesar salad which he eats everyday. Thought the strip was good!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We are on vacation and this was the best restaurant we visited so far. It is quaint in the way it evokes old time classical restaurants - banquettes, wallpaper, wood, tuxedoed staff. Everything was perfectly done. The food - my filet mignon and my husband’s scallops- was perfect. Every course was prepared and served in the best, most professional way. Cannot commend them highly enough. And delightfully, the music in the dining room was Doo Wop. It was all great.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Great service and excellent food. Ambiance is terrific. We travel to Newport once a year and we make sure we dine at 21 Oceanfront.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Second opportunity to dine at 21 Oceanfront, and we weren't disappointed. The receptionist, Sarah, confirmed all the pertinent information related to our reservation, and our waiter, Roberto, did a superb job ensuring our every need was met or exceeded during our dining experience. Great location, fantastic ambience, and if you're fortunate enough to catch the sunset, you will not be disappointed. We'll definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

One of the best prime filet steaks I have had and I have had allot of them. Service was perfect. Only complaint is they were sold out of rib eye.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our first time and was a magical experience from start to finish, they had a red rose on each table for the end of V- Day and the food was so fresh and delish!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Although this restaurant came highly recommended, my husband and I both agreed that the food was mediocre at best. Service was slightly better, but for the price and location, I expected their seafood to be better. Many more restaurants in the area are superior

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This place was amazing! The food was great, and the atmosphere was even better! The guy who was singing and playing the guitar was phenomenal and his music selection was really good. Service was also wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was excellent, and Monika, our server, is both a true professional and a delight to interact with. They were also very accommodating when we requested to come earlier than our reservation time. Of course, we understand that outcome may not have been possible given different circumstances, but the friendliness with which our request was received was all that could be expected.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the Valentine's Day Special - very friendly and first class service from all their employees - very nice and quiet this time of year around the Newport Beach Pier area.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Went here to take my wife out for her birthday. Everything was good until we went to leave. We spent $200. After we walked out the doorman came after us and asked to search our doggie bag stating that the manager said we had taken a plate/charger. The charger wouldn’t have fit in the bag in any event. After he confirmed no bag We then went back into the restaurant to confront the manager. The manager and server stated that they had no idea what the door man was talking about. This was embarrassing and ruined the whole birthday celebration.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was fantastic but our waiter was awful. Though the food was fantastic probably would never go back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Best steak ever! Great restaurant. The only downside was we were seated in the dining room in the bar area. It was very noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We make 21 Oceanfront our "go to" place for special occassions! In the 20 years we have never been disappointed!! The service is top shelf, along with the food, cocktails, wine list and the view. Gracious and welcoming staff make 21 Oceanfront our premier dining spot even with the hour drive.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I took my nephew from TX here for dinner. It is one of his and my favorite restaurants. The Prime ribeye steak were excellent, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The restaurant is very nice and sits on a fine location near the pier in Newport Beach. The food portions were horrendously small, not worth the price, but everything did taste great though! If it was more reasonably priced or portioned, this would be a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great, but the service was impeccable!

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