Great steak, no one comes close. Very expensive but worth it.
Our meal was OUTSTANDING
The new menu has some creative items like the Vindaloo chicken sausage which are terrific.
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!
As always great service and great food
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!
Always a great time, food, service, wines all great.
Absolutely amazing meal. Service was fantastic. A bit pricey, but worth it.
Great service and ambiance. The filet mignon was good, not great. Not the same top shelf-cut as Ruth’s Chris.
Steaks were very tasty. Apps were also very good. Kind of an old building but very cool hang out
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.
Loved the ambiance. The restaurant has a swanky, old-world environment. Great food and great service.
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..
I took my boyfriend there was our first time and his birthday one of my clients at work recommended.
Dr Doug Hauck
The NY blok steak is a must. The service is good but the food is great.
Food was great as always, we were disappointed Madeline’s were taken off the menu.
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.
Excellent food and ambiance! Always come here for the best steak in Newport!
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!
Classic, one of a kind place. Amongst the top 10 places I have ever dined at over the past 25 years.
Always love A! Atmosphere, food and service all top notch. Can't wait to get back...
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!!
Food was fantastic. Valet parking was excellent. Server was perfect. Noise level and the resturant interior was terrible.
We really like the food and the service was super Great!
Great dinner! Vibe is high energy, can't wait for an occasion to come back!
Loved it !!!!! Always wanted to try it. Wasn’t disappointed. Loved the vibe. Great service. Special night
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.
Amazing food and the best wine list in OC. Our waitress Staci was perfect and every recommendation she gave was divine.
Great evening. The food was excellent and the service as always was great. Wife received a rose when we left.
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.
Went for going away dinner. Food was good. Overpriced food and drinks but what you gonna do.....
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!!
Went for lunch, food and service excellent as always!
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!
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!
Great food and service but so noisy our party of four could not hear one another.
Love this place. Good food at a reasonable cost. Bar scene was jumping probably locals. My favorite when I am in Newport
Everything was great at the restaurant. The prob was the next day when I looked at my bill and saw a service charge. I called and was informed by Amy that it was to cover the employees health benefits. I feel that the $510 plus $120 gratuity should have been plenty to help cover the employee benefits. I’m very offended at having to pay a service charge on top of that. I work at a restaurant in seal beach where I am provided benefits and we do not put a service charge on checks for the guests to help pay the benefits. I would suggest to raise beer prices by .50 or wines by the glass or something discreet other than a service charge to guests already spending a decent amount
we got the best food everrrrrrr........
we were amazed by the restaurant ,
the bar keeper was a very prof. one....
thank you for everything....