A Restaurant

4.8
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1172 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Since 1922 The Arches has been the destination for fine dining in Newport Beach. Known for it’s amazing steak and seafood menu It is a place where celebrities and local customers can dine in privacy. With grand renovations and its rebirth as A Restaurant this landmark will once again be a haven for classic culinary experiences. Chef Roberto Gomez and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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vipBobbyD
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Restaurant has to be one of the best restaurants in the Newport Beach area. The food is fantastic and the service is exceptional. Our server with Stacy. I cannot say enough good things about her. Dining at A Restaurant with Stacy as your server is is a wonderful treat!!!! Thank

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youandme
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The A Restaurant is one of our favorites we celebrate all of our special occasions there. I was really disappointed to see that they were not following Covid protocol when we were seated inside. Bartenders did not have face masks on, but were wearing shields even though they kept them lifted the whole time we were there. I was mostly disturbed by other patrons who would get up to use the restroom and not cover their faces as they passed by our table.

We will return because we love the A, but we'll be requesting outside dining for further trips.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place. Great cocktails, excellent service and the food has been really good.

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vipDavid
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came onTuesday night and brought my own bottle of wine not knowing they have half price bottles that night. They have a great wine list just way overpriced but they solved that issue with their new offer. I ordered one off their wine list that was awesome and took my bottle back home. I will come more often on Tuesday nights.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Thank you!!! Loved the outdoor setup

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MilesY
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor ambiance I've experienced since COVID. The food was amazing too.

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BillM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Need pork chop is the best we have tasted. The yellowtail appetizer is very good too

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vipAlanC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

You can't beat the Chicken Pot Pie and Staci's service is always the best.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great, food is phenomenal. They have a huge wine list and some very fancy cocktails. Perfect for date night

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kareno
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is beautifully decorated in a very calm setting. The service and the food were excellent. I would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious! Great quiet ambiance!

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GaryB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great value for the price.

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XteenW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an amazing time at A Restaurant! Service is amazing, food is outstanding, atmosphere is so romantic and I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve been coming here for some time and will continue to do so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cockroaches

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was deli

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was relaxing with a nice touch of customer service understating to take our tyme, have a drink unwind, have a appetizer & enjoy. The calamari was excellent. Dinner & bday celebration

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vipPassyunk
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipDavidH
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always. Theirs is the best outdoor seating available!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Our waiter was a big disappointment. We we’re celebrating a birthday, and was hoping to be served by one of the many fabulous servers at this restaurant. Well this night was just the opposite. Our waiter had no personality, was very disingenuous and at times even seemed annoyed with us. It was very disappointing to get such mediocre service by a mediocre person at a place that is one of my favorites. And to top it off, he added a 20% gratuity to our bill (we were a party of 7), which was extremely presumptuous. And not only that, but when I made the reservation for the party of 7, they never told me a gratuity would be added. I have dined at this establishment many times with large parties and never have I had the gratuity added.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ssooooo good! Loved it!

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vipVinsman
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Restaurant is an old school classic steakhouse. The food is always very good and the service is as well.

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MatthewC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not bad. They pick the fresh material and make the easy family style.

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vipMTKE
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant did an excellent job of setting up a wonderful environment for dining in their parking lot. It is a bit noisy under the tent so if you need a little better hearing environment just sit outside the tent a bit. It was truly a very nice experience

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vipDavidS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, reliable and consistent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had! Been eating here since I was a kid and never had a bad meal! Love the new outdoor garden dining but the indoor old school is still always filled with great childhood memories of holiday gatherings. Highly recommend the Mac and cheese! Yummm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always driven past this gem and finally decided to make a reservation! The drinks were delicious and the food was great! The seating was very romantic outside!

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JerryF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 23 year anniversary

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vipMark
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place and they have done a good job with their outdoor seating. I would say that the amount of cheese and cured meats received was far less then advertised and less than I have had there in the past but yet at the same cost. Steak was good but slightly overcooked. Service was great. It just was not like my past experiences there.

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vipKathleenM
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food , amazing service!

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BfromOC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Restaurant did a phenomenal job of creating a comfortable outdoor dining experience. Service and food is still excellent .
Overall very impressed.

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JnellS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food, fun outdoor seating. I heard they now have indoor dinning, I say go to A !

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vipmichaelk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service - doing a great job under Covid conditions!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Up charge on the bill is nonsense. Service mediocre same for food. Won’t be back soon. I predict they will not be around a year from now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful loved what they did with the outdoor space

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Our waitress (older lady with short brown hair) was EXTREMELY pushy, borderline rude and tried to up sale us on everything. She made us all feel SO uncomfortable and we ended up ordering way too much food and even too much desert too. Instead of leaving satisfied and content, we all ended up leaving stuffed, uncomfortably full and regretful. Next time I will request a different server if we get her again. She was awful!

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KristinG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've done a wonderful job of adapting to the COVID-19 restrictions. The outdoor dining area is beautiful and intimate. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town! Service is amazing and food is outstanding!! The new outdoor patio is stunning thank you guys!

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vipCarolyneC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food, will come back!

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A Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1172 OpenTable diners.

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