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A Restaurant

4.7
757 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
Self park and Valet
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
What 757 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffreyK 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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Charlie (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipGlowbug (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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sherryF 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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vipDiningduo (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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lanimichele (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipFine67 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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Travelwithron (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 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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