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About A Restaurant

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.

3334 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 650-6505

Website:
http://www.arestaurantnb.com/

Parking Details:
Self park and Valet

Executive Chef:
Jon Blackford

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

A Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Bar Seating (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (15)
Cozy (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Business Meals (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (10)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined on February 11, 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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went for lunch, food and service excellent as always!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 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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·Dined on February 4, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love this place. Good food at a reasonable cost. Bar scene was jumping probably locals. My favorite when I am in Newport

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

we got the best food everrrrrrr........
we were amazed by the restaurant ,
the bar keeper was a very prof. one....

thank you for everything....

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time Saturday night… Stacy our server was fantastic along with the busboys! I love the Decour and how they've kept pretty much everything from the old days when it was the arches… The only downside was which was that we had a table at butted up to the bar area which was very loud which is OK because that's what happens in a bar and I ordered off restaurant week menu picking the wrong thing not the quality of the food just that I didn't like it.... definitely will be back and sitting in Stacy's section

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food service was not that good. Ordered an appetizer that was delivered after the meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant Week menu was very good as was the food. First time at the restaurant but will return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Really enjoyed the lighting and fact we could actually carry on conversation without hollaring. The prime steak was delicious. The Brussels sprouts were really good, my husband who doesn’t like them liked them

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Newport Beach! The food is consistently incredible and delicious, especially the steaks and charcuterie. This is a great restaurant for special occasions, and it is a very fun scene. Can be a little loud, but it's very authentic and the ambiance is great. I always bring out-of-towners here so they can experience the best of Newport Beach! Would highly recommend to anyone - I promise you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a very nice dinner with my husband at A’s one week ago. It was such an enjoyable time we definitely be back again. We had excellent service and a delicious dinner and the atmosphere was warm, inviting and comfortable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first visit and expected a more conversational atmosphere rather than the noisy, bustling environment that made couples dining very difficult. The ribeye special was fair but nothing special but can say The Caesar salad was very good. Our waiter, Jared, was very attentive and most efficient.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a great dinner for our anniversary. Brian was terrific and made some great suggestions for appetizer (ahi tuna), dinner (filet Med-rare) and dessert (flan). We even received 2-complimentary glasses of rose champagne for our anniversary. Parking was a breeze, ambiance classy and cozy. Couldn't find a fault. Only recommendation I would offer is to add some Napa/Sonoma favorites such as Far Niente, Silver Oak, Caymus, Trefethen, Opus One. We did not recognize any of the wine vintages on the very extensive menu. Although we may not be the most sophisticated drinkers. Loved A-Restaurant. Will come again soon! THUMBS UP!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was our anniversary but the hostess neglected to tell our waiter, so it was never acknowledged. The hostess appeared aloof, disinterested, looking down at her phone when we walked in......wonder if she was working on homework or reading a novel while she was working with us....?

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awesome service and food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! Five of us celebrated 2017 having a decadent dinner. Great food, service & atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The steaks are expensive, but delicious! In order to avoid the 50+ dollar price tag of most of the steaks, I ordered the Coulotte Wagu steak at $38. It looks much like a fillet mignon, ordered it medium rare, and it melted in my mouth! Delicious! My husband enjoyed the steak tartare. We would definitely return. One bit of advice, the wine list is expensive, with no ‘good choices’ under $75....we settled on a Paulmeyer Chardonnay at $80....Next time we will bring our own bottle from our cellar and pay the corkage fee!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

After making our way through the smokers on the patio, we were greeted by A gracious hostess at kiosk. Knowledgeable waiter. Cheese and Spanish chorizo excellent. Found a reasonable priced delicious Malbec. Roasted beets were wonderful. Was not impressed with the puff pastry crust of pot pie. Duck leg was very tender, however the breast was tough and chewy. Noise level was way too loud. Most patrons around us were on their smart phones. It felt more like a bar (quite a bit of vulgar language) and pick up scene than a cozy restaurant, maybe midweek nights are quieter. Overall we enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was perfect! They were even able to add a few more seats to my reservation.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is great and I loved it. Saturday night I had a reservation for 8:45PM to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. We arrived a little early and got a drink at the bar. Although the bar was really packed and the noise levels were energetic, I was able to get the bartenders attention and secure a drink in short order. We stood and enjoyed the ambience while enjoying our drinks which were nicely poured. In a short time one of the hostesses came over and showed us to our table which was awesome. The dinner and service were some of the best I've ever experienced. Really nice place which I can recommend with no hesitation.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing!!!!!!! Service, cocktails, and dinner were outstanding! The Mac n cheese is a MUST!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Best restaurant in Orange County. Amazing service, great scene, and the food is to die for. Love coming here with my friends or my husband.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

amazing service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Our waiter Santiago was great! The food was delicious, the ambiance was lovely, and the service was fast. Overall, 5 stars!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious classic steakhouse with old school ambiance but elevated quality cuisine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Perfection

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had always regarded Newport Beach as a slow-paced, rather boring town until I dined one Thursday night at A. The bar was packed and noisy, with aging beautiful people connecting with one another. They seemed to be having a very good time. Seated in the restaurant as far from the bar as possible, we found its din to be quite tolerable. In fact, the energy radiating from the bar was fun.
And A is also a very good restaurant. The four of us were all happy with our meals.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely outstanding in every sense. Food, service, presentation, friendly, just couldn't be better. We live locally, and A's is one of our all time favorites. Don't change anything, you got it right the first time.
Bob & Laurene Small

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went there for a couple of friends' birthday for the Waygu beef. Overall the Japanese A5 Miyazaki Cut was preferred over the Imperial Wagyu Coulotte. The flavor on the Imperial was a little disappointing in comparison to the Miyazaki cut. I had the Boneless Ribeye and amongst the 3 of us, we preferred the Ribeye. Service was not up to par from our waiter. He seemed a little frazzled covering his tables and we had to wave him down several times to place our order, correct our order, order wine (he didn't even ask if we wanted anything other than water), remind him the reservation was for a birthday celebration.

As the bar area is right next to the open dining area, the noise level did not make for good conversation. We had to basically yell to talk to each other in our booth.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food. We ordered the Ribeye and the Halibut. Both dishes were very good. Our waiter was great. Very knowledgeable and attentive. Overall great experience!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Steven was outstanding and with the great food made it a wonderful evening for a date with my wife. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I took a first time date to this restaurant as it had been recommended by a friend. Making the reservation was easy. Parked in valet ($6). Seated right away. Nice ambiance with red leather booths. Menu was full of interesting choices. Went with steaks and side veggies. Bottle of reasonably priced wine. No dessert. Total bill with tip $290. A little pricey even for Newport Beach. Overall, I give it four stars.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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