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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

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Waterfront (39)
Romantic (34)
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Good for a Date (34)
Scenic View (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Live Music (16)
Bar Seating (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (15)
People Watching (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 4, 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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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Birthday celebration my baby girl turned 25

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was our anniversary and we mentioned that in our reservation but it was not acknowledged by the staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Birthday dinner and first time at the restaurant. Service was outstanding and food was excellent, I will definitely be back very soon. The ambiance was romantic and great for special occasions and dates.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Absolutely outstanding in every way. I wish I lived next door!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved our time here. The food was delicious and I loved the filet and the appetizers. We had a great time with friends enjoying drinks and a good meal on the water.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a great dinner here. The food was absolutely delicious! Everybody was very welcoming and friendly! Definitely coming back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The restaurant was understaffed the night we dined. I sent a private note to the restaurant on my experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My husband and I were in on a Saturday night, it was the last day of our vacation so we were hoping for a nice night out. I didn't realize I should have specified when making a reservation that we would rather not sit in the bar. It was so loud! It made it difficult to hear each other and the server. We started off our dinner with the crab cakes — do yourself a favor and keep your $24 because these were soggy and boring. On a more positive note, we had great service, my husband liked his steak and the french onion soup was good. But if I could go back in time, I would do our last night in Newport Beach differently.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The escargot was delicious and the seafood was prepared quite well. Although the dining area near the bar was a little loud, this was a fantastic experience. I would advise this place for any special occasion and I would love to be there to see the sun set over the Pacific!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our first visit. We had heard good things and saw great reviews, and we were not disappointed. The food here is of the “classic” variety - steaks, seafood and such. None of the “modern” preparations of more trendy restaurants. Service is outstanding. They don’t fawn over you but they are very attentive. We had the scallops wrapped in bacon appetizer - so very tasty. I had the swordfish - a signature dish of theirs and it was quite good. I’m more of a steak guy, but I was not in the least bit disappointed by the fish. My wife had the salmon and enjoyed it very much. Chocolate cake for dessert. Also quite yummy. They had live music, which I didn’t expect. The singer was set up right behind me, so it was a bit loud...the waiter had the volume turned down a bit, which I really appreciated. The singer had a great voice and and it was a nice add to the evening. It is not a cheap date night; total bill was $300 which included alcohol and tip. We did have a few drinks through the evening - you gotta love Uber for the drive home! The meal, service, entertainment and overall evening was well worth the price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Met all expectations for price range. Good taste, quality, ambience, service . Great location and ocean view. Will definetly return.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I picked this place to celebrate my birthday with my family. I picked right! The food was great and service was amazing. They even had a slice of cake for me on the house. The only thing that almost spoiled the night was a group of diners that were so loud and boisterous it ruined the ambience. Thankfully, the place wasn’t full and we were moved to a different table.

Tags: Happy Hour, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Last minute birthday celebration... a friend reminded me of this wonderful ocean front restaurant and while talking to her on the phone I was able to quickly make a reservation through open table... found not have been easier! Thank you!

Arrived a few hours later... were seated at a very nice table for two by a window overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed delicious crab cakes, swordfish, rack of lamb, garlic mashed potatoes, mushrooms... sooooo yummy!!!

We were served a beautiful and delicious piece of chocolate cake with a candle and also ordered a creme brûlée that was out of this world... exceptional... yum!

Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner ☕️🎉🎁🍰🍷

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great service. Beautiful place. Great place for an intimate meal. I love the booths and just relaxing with cocktails. Last time I was here I got the beautifully plated Asian pear salad and I also got the pasta. Lobster ravioli, it was good but I expect better. Too much sauce overpowers the ravioli. But that's not what you're paying for here. It's the service and view. The creme brûlée is amazing and so is the service. I also liked my blueberry martini. I recommend this t
restaurant and will be back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Live Music, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Little too ‘old gentleman’s club’ for me. Doesn’t feel right yet it fits ‘old money Newport Beach’. Having said that, food good, service excellent, pricy... do the valet parking!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Restaurant is a prefect place for a special night out. Location was great for sunset view, parking is close by, very clean as well. Our server was extremely friendly and offered her suggestions from menu. Steak was cooked to perfection from cook along with veggies. Highly recommend the Filet Minon and New York Strip.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

21 Ocean Front is always very good.
However in going there recently, I had called days ahead to reserve a window-side table, for a special occasion.
The hostess said she will do the best she could and that reservation requests are filled in the order the reservations are made - which is totally understandable & fair. However we got seated in a booth, not a window seat. And there were window seats available. So maybe someone was ahead of me on the reservations list, and they were arriving soon and would be seated there. But throughout the night those window seats, and other tables in the restaurant, remained vacant.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointed they had souffle on menu but not available.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to 21 Oceanfront for a bachelorette dinner and had a fantastic time. It's hard to really drive home how good the food was. We enjoyed every single thing from appetizer to dessert. The coffee was even delicious!

There were a couple of large parties there while we were there so the restaurant was loud in the bar section, and we were sitting right behind the bar. It did quiet down after about an hour. It's saying something that even with all of the noise we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back again.

The live music was really enjoyable and the musician did a fantastic job, both with his voice and his song selection.

We only had one small hitch. One of the women in our party ordered crème brulee, but it wasn't listed on the menu that the chef actually puts chocolate chips in his crème brulee. Not a normal part of that dessert! It was actually quite delicious, but that friend is highly allergic to chocolate! Catastrophe was averted when she tasted it on her first bite and stopped eating, and the waiter even let her choose another dessert for her trouble. Just a heads up in case that allergy applies to anyone reading.

The view of the sun setting over the ocean perfectly capped off our evening. We were very satisfied and had a fantastic time.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We cannot wait to return, from the ambiance, to the food to the FANTASTIC service we loved every minute of our wonderful dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

this was our first time visiting Oceans 21, the food was amazing, we had the crab cakes for appetizers and there were incredible, and the mix plate for 2 was our main course with the lamb rack was the best I have ever had. Our waitress was very nice but seemed distracted the entire time, from the moment we sat down she seemed unsure if she had taken our drink order then brought the appetizers but didn't share about any chief specials with us so we had to ask to take our order. forgot to put part of the order in so we got our side towards the later part of the meal. There was someone important in the restaurant who she seemed very excited about maybe she was distracted, the food was great other then that.

Tags: Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service, many choices. Valet parking a great option. Food is a bit pricy but it is what it is in Newport Beach.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this Restraunt and at a last minute on a Friday night we got a great table with Ocean and sunset views, and we were able to watch the live music. Service was prompt, friendly and they were very attentive. Food was exactly as we expected (tasteful and cooked to perfection) very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this old school autmoaphere with new vibes and good food

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Live Music, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I took my wife for our 4th anniversary. We got a great Waterfront view, excellent service and food cooked to perfection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had dinner here for our 25th wedding anniversary. The service, food, everything - was outstanding. Chose the restaurant based on recommendations from other people who had dined here, and their comments were spot-on! It is expensive; not a place for everyday dining. Perfect instead for special occasions, dates, important business dinners, etc. Great wine list; great selections from the bar. My hubby said his martini was perfect! My wine was fantastic. I had the Alaskan king crab legs and while they're pricey, they're delicious and PERFECT. My hubby had the filet mignon and he said it was flawless. We had the Asian pear salad and the giant prawn cocktail for appetizers and they were delish as well! The service is not slow, but don't expect it to be super fast. This isn't for rushed, casual dining. This is a place to have a special experience. Be sure to book your dinner to begin well before sundown. Across the small, Newport pier parking lot is a great view of the beach; you can watch the sun set over the Pacific.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Very nice romantic quiet atmosphere ,
Service was second to none , food well worth the drive . I would recommend this restaurant to a friend .

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinning at 21 Oceanfront was the highlight of our trip! We will definitely eat there again if we ever find ourselves in the neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent wine list! Superb service. Celebrated my wife and daughter's September birthdays. We will definitely return when we travel back here from the mid-west.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the best high-end places, with classic wait-staff mannerisms, top-notch wine, fine food, and a fabulous sunset view across the Newport Pier scene, but from the second floor so you're not disturbed by people walking by. Dress up and have a ball.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Beautiful view of the sunset, delicious oysters, the Chilean sea bass was incredible! Love the wrap around booth seating we had.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

21 Oceanfront delivered! Outstanding level of service. They truly understand the concept of a dinning experience. Wine selection was delightful. Well flavored steak and sides. The deserts were amazing. A+

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was exceptional, but put in special notes that we were celebrating a baby moon and engagement. They sat us next to the band which was ear blistering loud. We asked to be moved. Our server was top notch however and he helped make up for the short comings of the mater'd. We both defiantly got food positioning there, and we spent that night very sick. Kind of ruined it, considering the total bill for two was around $200.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was a special occasion and Monica was terrific and help make the evening memorable

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had the most wonderful time. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and they treated us like we were Royals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great evening from beginning to end! Great table by the window to watch the sunset!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

21 Oceanfront is a beautiful restaurant. It is very intimate and engaging. It is the perfect place for an anniversary or any other special occasion. The staff were all fantastic at their jobs.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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