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About 21 Oceanfront

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).

2100 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Bar and Lounge open at 4pm
Dinner
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Valet Availabile

Cross Street:
Newport Beach Pier

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 673-2100

Website:
http://www.21oceanfront.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment in our Oceanfront Lounge

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.

Parking Details:
Valet or Self parking Available

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.

Executive Chef:
Miroslav Rusev

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.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Hay: (866) 790-2091

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please log on to our website for information and menu's for all Wine Dinners, Promotions and Special Events

21 Oceanfront Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (22)
Waterfront (22)
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Romantic (21)
Scenic View (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 hours ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great, but the service was impeccable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service was excellent. The Sea Bass was perfectly cooked. Parking was easy with the Valet service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for Newport Beach Restaurant Week. Service could be more attentive....no drink menu for 10 minutes. Also, steak on prix fixe menu was too chewy, Very nice ambiance, great comfy leather booths.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

One word. Awesome.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

An awesome meal and a nice discount for Winter NAMM Show attendees. Can’t beat that.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Service was amazingly

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

GM greeted.us and was very pleasant. Downhill from there. Service was virtually non existent, food was decent but could have been hotter. Chocolate soufflé was cold and chewy. Server never came back to ask us if we wanted another bottle of wine, coffee or a cocktail so we left. It’s a shame because is a rally cool place but I doubt we’ll go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner, the food was delicious. There were a couple issues for me. The restaurant is elegant and expensive. With that I excpect high quality food, courteous and excellent service and while we had that I ordered the 12 oz lobster tail...no way that was 12 oz. I did however pass another table and their lobster tail was huge. There were also a couple tables with small screaming children and I do mean screaming. This isn’t a I dont love kids thing, I do and have 4 of my own and I wouldn’t allow that in a restaurant but why in the world would a restaurant of this caliber allow that. Kind of ruined our special evening. Would I go there again? Yes but I would have later dinner reservation and would ask to not be near children. Soufflés are a must!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is a restaurant with long established roots in Newport. The food is near perfect and the service is well above any other. You’re going to pay for those. My wife and I enjoyed every minute. My wife had filet with lobster tail and I had the salmon. We decided to split a chocolate soufflé with Mexican coffees for dessert. Overall the best meal we’ve had in Newport Beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic evening . Great service .very good dinner
The lady in red at the reception was exceptional . Sorry didn’t get her name

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were very pleased with the food and the service by our server Monica was so friendly and warm. Great ambiance and beautiful view. We will be definitely be back again!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had. Food was prepared perfect. Is pricey but is now my favorite place for special occasions. Service was excellent also.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a wonderful meal! The food was fresh and full of flavor! The only negative was my chocolate soufflé was a tad burnt. Otherwise great Eva I g!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Just amazing! Always first rate service and food that’s always perfection. ❤️

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was a night out for our anniversary. We had been here 3 years ago and was also where my husband proposed to me. This is a very romantic place and the Inn that is connected is also a delight. We enjoyed every minute of it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

21 Oceanfront is simply one of the most beautiful restaurants we have ever dined in. Our server (Monique?) was excellent and provided us with well-timed yet unobtrusive service.

We began with the Salmon Poke' Stack which I found flavorful and delicious but was a little too fishy for my wife. this may well have been due to the addition of large salmon caviar on top of the stack. Still, I thought it was a nicely constructed appetizer and the home-made taro chips were a delightful accompaniment.

Next, we each had a cup of lobster bisque. Quite frankly this was the only part of the meal that was a bit disappointing. As a bisque it was fine but there was no finesse involved either in it's preparation or presentation. It was simply bisque with no accoutrements and it was rather plain and boring - especially when comparing it to everything else.

For entree's I had the abalone appetizer and my wife had the Alaskan King Crab Legs. My wife's (crab) legs were huge, luscious, and perfectly steamed, and my abalone was sautéed to perfection. Both came with nice accompaniments. For dessert, the Grand Marnier soufflé was perfection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NewYears celebration was very disappointing. Food was not up to a zagat rated restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excelente Carne y Langosta🍷🍷🍷

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was excited to try this old gem of Newport beach, but then we arrived.

I could not believe the way the other diners were dressed. From sweats, to rip jeans, to barely dressed! I thought we were going for a fine dining experience....we were wrong!

PS...the food was very marginal, but the wait staff was doing everything they could to improve the situation, they really were great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

If you want to to have a conversation during dinner or even hear your waiter, avoid being seated in the bar. While the music is not bad, the volume was annoying. Our waiter did forget one of our salads but comped one of our desserts. The lobster bisque was really floury. The surpise of the night was the 8 bucks we were charged for a single prawn to even out the number in our shrimp cocktail. Why the shrimp cocktail came with an odd number seemed strange to us. The valets did a great job considering the tight spaces they are working with.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic food expertly prepared to order. Friendly staff and warm ambiance. The separate bar area is more boisterous if that is your thing. The dining room was more sedate but not stuffy or sterile. I would definitely recommend this for couples or special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We celebrated our family Christmas dinner at 21 Oceanfront. We had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was the best! Roberto, our waiter took great care of our large party. Thank you to everybody at 21 Oceanfront for a fantastic dining experience!
Merry Christmas!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing must see place to go , Food was extraordinary service was extraordinary it’s perfect for a special occasion , it is expensive but you expect that for being on the water in Newport

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service! The house wine taste like a $200 glass of wine. I love this place 🍽❤️😋

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing!! The food, the view, the service....everything was perfect, we sat near the live music, was so nice...

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Exquisite dining experience, made my anniversary amazing and more special.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Definitely a "taste of Newport" I'd say.
There are a lot of flashier places, hip-and-happening types of places, in Newport Beach. But a place that serves really good food, carries the true feel of Newport Beach while delivering a high-quality dining experience, are becoming harder to find. This is one of those places.
Locals love it.
While the Maastro's type of places attract the see-and-be-seen crowd, mostly people from elsewhere and others whose main goal is to impress (the Los Angeles type of crowd) this place is elegant while laid back and easy. I run into people I know from town that I haven't seen in years who are just out for a good dinner. Its really nice.
Prices are reasonable.
I had the Ossobuco and it was excellent. My date had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was light, moist, very tasty and the portion was perfect. The wine-by-the glass list should be expanded a bit, but the wine list was more than adequate. It was a very relaxing dinner.
After dinner we took a slow walk down the beach and let the surf roll the last drops of stress out of our minds.
A very nice evening indeed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great Birthday celebration my baby girl turned 25

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