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A Restaurant

4.8
782 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 Jon Blackford and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Closed (Available for Private Parties)
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm to 10:00pm,
Friday: 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Social Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 650-6505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Blackford
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Parking details
Valet
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 782 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We loved the food and ambiance. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our experience was AMAZING! Drinks were delicious and creative. Food was phonomenal as usual. I treated my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it! Thank you

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food - very well prepared and great selection. The service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great steak, no one comes close. Very expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our meal was OUTSTANDING

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The new menu has some creative items like the Vindaloo chicken sausage which are terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This restaurant has simply the very best food in all of OC. It's fine dining at it's best without the stuffiness of other hoity toity places. Here you'll enjoy dark leather seats, a cozy fire place, impeccable service, and a menu to easily put you into a food coma. The chef is masterful at creating memorable and impeccable dishes.Save this for very special occasions! It does get very crowded and noisy towards the end of the week and on weekends...but sneak away on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday night, and you'll be in heaven! No wonder the locals know all about this place and the tourists don't!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As always great service and great food

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

A's is a place that's full of fun! They do a really good job all around, with very high quality food, a good wine list albeit a little pricey, and a unique one of a kind experience- try it!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always a great time, food, service, wines all great.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Absolutely amazing meal. Service was fantastic. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service and ambiance. The filet mignon was good, not great. Not the same top shelf-cut as Ruth’s Chris.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Steaks were very tasty. Apps were also very good. Kind of an old building but very cool hang out

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and great service once we were sat at our table. Make sure to get a reservation on a Friday night- but more importantly be prepared to yell across table over the noise from the bar and other tables doing the same. I would not recommend for a quiet dinner on the weekend, but would recommend for a fun bar outing on the weekend- the bar was definitely a scene for people in mid 30’s-50’s.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Loved the ambiance. The restaurant has a swanky, old-world environment. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I love the atmosphere.. Early dining is a must if you want to be able to converse.. It does get noisy! The food is outstanding and prepared perfectly..

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I took my boyfriend there was our first time and his birthday one of my clients at work recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Thx
Dr Doug Hauck

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The NY blok steak is a must. The service is good but the food is great.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was great as always, we were disappointed Madeline’s were taken off the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

After living in Newport for 4 years, we finally put a check mark next to A Restaurant on our list. Started with a Cesar Salad complete with authentic anchovies ground in. She had the block cut New York and I had the boneless ribeye. Each was cooked to perfection and we shared sides of cornbread and puree potatoes. Each of those were equally delicious and perfect compliments to our steaks. The staff was very professional yet relaxed and we never had to ask for refills. Cocktails were tasty and delivered promptly too. If I had to pick something to nag about, it would have to be the lighting. For us, if the lighting doesn’t allow you to easily read the menu, then it’s too dark inside. Other than that, this place is top shelf for a great steak dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance! Always come here for the best steak in Newport!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

A Restaurant NEVER disappoints! Kirk, Jared, and Jon consistently knock it out of the park. Jon's "At Chef's Mercy" menu was out of control brilliant and Jared's cocktail and wine pairings were perfection! I can't say enough!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Classic, one of a kind place. Amongst the top 10 places I have ever dined at over the past 25 years.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always love A! Atmosphere, food and service all top notch. Can't wait to get back...

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The A restaurant is a replacement to an old local establishment. The food and service were truly mediocre, nothing special... While the booths have a fun, old world ambiance, they are not practical for 4 or 5 people to sit and have a dinner conversation. When we got the bill, there was a 2% surcharge to cover the employees health benefits. My bill was around $500 and this surcharge was just under $10. Just put it into the cost of the food. Honestly, when paying $40 for a steak, I really don't care, nor would I notice if it costs .80 cents more. I really don't want to see a separate surcharge for Employee benefits, electricity used while I was there, laundry service to insure I have clean napkins. etc. All of that should be put into the cost of the food. Which is why it is called a restaurant!!

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food was fantastic. Valet parking was excellent. Server was perfect. Noise level and the resturant interior was terrible.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We really like the food and the service was super Great!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great dinner! Vibe is high energy, can't wait for an occasion to come back!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved it !!!!! Always wanted to try it. Wasn’t disappointed. Loved the vibe. Great service. Special night

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our second visit to A Restaurant. The first time there was an issue with another family dining right next to us. They had a horrible fight and caused such a stir around us that we could not even remember what we ate. This time we came a bit earlier and had a nice meal for the most part. The restaurant does get very loud in the bar area and you can hear every conversation around you but at least there was no other problem this visit. We really enjoyed the starters we tried-a salmon crudo and a butternut, acorn squash burrata dish. Very delicious. The steak my husband had was great. My salmon dinner was not as good as I had hoped. Overall, not bad. Will come again.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing food and the best wine list in OC. Our waitress Staci was perfect and every recommendation she gave was divine.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great evening. The food was excellent and the service as always was great. Wife received a rose when we left.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Hello,
Another great dinner at “A” restaurant.
Brian our server is very well educated on the menu and had excellent suggestions.
Of course, still our favorite appetizer is the Brussels Sprouts, done so well and always memorable.
We do the happy hour often and a full dinner is a treat.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for going away dinner. Food was good. Overpriced food and drinks but what you gonna do.....

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This place was a beautiful hidden Jem! We got a last minute reso, ended up running a little late so called ahead. Are host was able to grab a very nice table for us when we arrived. One of the best coursed out meals I've had in a very long time. Would go back just to put together my own cheese board again. Thank you and your staff!!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Went for lunch, food and service excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Brian was our server and he killed it! He was amazing. Food was bomb. And we were celebrating my boyfriends birthday and they came out with ice cream and a candle. It was a perfect ending to the whole experience. I will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We had one waitress for a huge room. We waited to order cocktails...we waited to place our orders... we waited for the cocktails to arrive and waited way too long for mediocre, at best, food to be delivered. It was so loud and noisy we couldn’t even have a decent conversation. Never going back there , ever!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service but so noisy our party of four could not hear one another.

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