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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Special Occasion (22)
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Bar Seating (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Business Meals (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

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 10, 2017

Perfection

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 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 6, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2017

Great food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 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 2, 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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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My boyfriend and I LOVE to go to A Restaurant! This past Sunday was the BEST experience we have had throughout our many times dining here. The reason from this is because of our server- Juan! We already know that this is the place to go to get the best ribeye EVER and the service is always great but Juan outdid himself and truly deserves so much recognition for making our whole experience.
Great service- Juan thoroughly describes dishes and made excellent recommendations. Our cheese plate, scallops and ribeyes came out prompt and hot!
Great ambiance- The World Series was on and the bar area was very active but where we could still have a calm and peaceful dinner in the dinning room.

The only thing I would change about this restaurant is that you have to valet and they charge you! I think that it should all be self parking or complimentary valet.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was terrific. Steven is one of the best waiters ever. The service was perfect in timing and number of check-ins. A great experience for the third time straight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went to "A" while visiting my son. Great restaurant with excellent food. Best steak Ive ever eaten! Service was impeccable and the people watching was great.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent. Everyone enjoyed the evening and their meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Stacy is always a pleasure helpful but never overbearing. Michelle at this bar always welcomes me with a smile. Food is outstanding and the fun is priceless!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We are always delighted with our meal at the A Restaurant! One of the best places in SoCal to get Japanese A5 Wagyu steak (or a delicious aged bone-in ribeye). Craft cocktails are fantastic and change regularly. Wine list (and inexpensive finds) are amazing. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A's is not my everyday haunt, but it is a reliable friend that is always welcoming. I've never had bad service and it's very good Steakhouse fare.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I always have an amazing experience at A Restaurant. The Ahi appetizer is to DIE for! Ben was a fantastic waiter and we will be back again very soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Celebrated our birthdays and our waiter, Steven, was very upbeat and fun. He made good meal suggestions as well as cocktail ideas. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent menu and great food. But best is the A's upscale atmosphere and ambience. Our waiter was absolutely fabulous and very available and responsive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent evening of quality, service and exceeded my expectations. Having a night out with friends was pleasantly enhanced by the supportive and experienced wait staff. The food was perfectly prepared, complementary flavors and we enjoyed every bite. Highly recommend, A++ experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place for date night!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We celebrated my husbands birthday with two other couples. The food and atmosphere was excellent as always. Our server was fun and always on it with every request. We look forward to coming again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We love the meat and the wine 🍷 selection! The service is always top notch. It’s our to go place for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our last dinner at As, I'm afraid...
The steaks are so inconsistent, and when you tell a manager they actually argue with you and make you feel like you either ordered it incorrectly or didn't tell them soon enough. This time we both ordered medium steaks - one came out way rare. We don't have this issue anywhere else. They just take the fun out of an evening. We'll take our $$ elsewhere.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A really great Filet Mignon. Cooked perfectly.
Great Sea Scallops, perfect sauce.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Went here last year on the recommendation of a local and loved it. Went back this year on our anniversary. The filet is incredible. So was the salmon and brussel sprout leaves. The sort was creamy and very flavorful. The ambience and service could not have been better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always love dinner at A! The food, service, atmosphere, everything is always great!! Highly recommend!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very good food. A bit loud in the area we were seated in but overall, a good experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was great. Service was poor. Server was inattentive and unknowledgeable about the menu.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is by far the BEST RESTAURANT in Newport Beach. There is nothing more tgat can be said.
Service is impeccable.
Food is phenomenal.
Atmosphere is fun yet comfortable and cozy.
Did I say how great the service Is?

If you want a great experience in dining do yourself a favor and visit A's. You wont be disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was beyond amazing!! We absolutely loved the scallops and the chicken pot pie! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food, wine list, and service. Would highly recommend A Restaurant

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The A restaurant is a favorite. Modest on the outside with old school ambiance inside. Food is great as is the service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food, presentation and service! We had a great time !

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Chose the restaurant from friend recommendation of the Frank Sinatra red leather ambiance, which it was, to celebrate my 19th wedding anniversary. Could not have been more disappointed in the music choice choice playing in the background (chain hotel lobby vibe). It totally ruined the atmosphere. The steak was exceptional, which you would expect for $50. Nothing else was memorable. 100 bottle of wine was definitely not worth the $. Bring your own for a $25. Corking fee. Service was great although they never asked if we were celebrating anything special like I noticed the waitress at the next booth did. The bar looked lively and would go back for a drink. The menu on the open table website is outdated and does not reflect accurate pricing. For the $300. Dinner, I would have rather gone to Mastros. Maybe the music choice would have changed that!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As usual, wonderful service, great food again, but most important, very nice people. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service and a great time. Went for an anniversary and had a nice time. Excellent service and staff.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Staci was a fantastic server, food was fantastic! I'll come back here for every birthday!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun
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