A Restaurant

4.8
1403 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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 Roberto Gomez and wine director Steven Ackad have created a perfect alchemy with their creations.
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viptrevork
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. No need to go to the big corporate steak houses, A delivers on all fronts.

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vipKatieM
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to A since it opened and it never disappoints. Brian, our waiter was attentive, detail oriented, friendly and is one of our favorite waiters. We started with the Yellowtail appetizer---do not miss this. It's amazing. Cheese and Charcuterie was perfection. Fall Salad and Chopped Wedge were delicious. I had the striped Sea Bass and it was truly the best entree I've ever had at A---get it before they switch to Halibut for the spring! Our daughters the lobster bisque and the roasted chicken and both were happy with their choices. We will continue to come back to A again and again!

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DD2014
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced with portions very small and unspectacular. Everything is a la carte. For all the build up, it was a bit of a disappointment for our special occasion.

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YassminS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! Everyone from the hostess to our server to the managers were pleasant, attentive and gracious.
The food and ambiance is also great.
We’ll definitely be back.

JM
vipJMH1
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A’s is always on point. Martinis, steaks & sides all done to perfection. The wait staff was timely & we never had to ask for any item. Brian, our waiter was outstanding. First time in the outdoor seating tent & it changes the normal vibe but it always actually quite lovely. Much quieter & a nice option.

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TaraB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. The food was delicious and all the staff was so friendly. Our server was very informative and explained the menu to us very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night! Scallops were Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server wasn’t great, pretty expensive and steak wasn’t cooked properly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meat cuts and pairings

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JerryF
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having Best Friend Thursday chimichurri steak night

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SteveC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Overall this experience was a letdown for a restaurant we were excited to try.
Made a reservation and arrived quite early knowing we would order drinks at the bar while we waited for the table.
Our table for 4 was not ready for over 15 minutes after our reservation time… and it seemed that hostess really did not care even though we had checked in with her once to see how it was coming.
Server seemed overall rushed and distracted. Forgot to serve an appetizer that was ordered. Food was good but with so many restaurants in the area we will just avoid this one going forward.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect all around. Thank you for making us feel special.

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AndreaS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!! The food here is consistently delicious!!

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vipEverettD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special experience going to A's. Steven always provides the best service. The bar was packed with football fans watching a Chargers vs. Raiders game. But in the dining area you are barely affected by this. Highly recommend A's for any occasion. Can't go wrong with the Ribeye.

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vipDrHDM
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was excellent! A Restaurant earns an A+

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding apps, cocktails, wine and dinner. Steven always the best to work with!

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vipTalaria55
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value. Good good. Excellent service

TD
vipTraceyD
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Food,drinks and service were amazing!
Very fun place!

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thetruth
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server Brian made the dinner exceptional

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Hungry1s
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food… ate outside comfy, nice heat lamps and ambiance, can’t wait to go again!!

DH
vipDavidH
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and ambiance always fantastic!

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Cait
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, service was great. It was just quite a bit louder than I had expected especially with how close the booth next to us was and they were quite loud! Other than that wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven is the best waiter in OC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service, and ambiance were great. The only problem is too many dandied up real estate salesman idiots spewing F Bombs non stop.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Self parking is small, but have valet. Adrian is a rockstar

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Doesn’t seem to be as good as visits past.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Probably top 5 on our list. Great food and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday girls dinner

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MattG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal and Sergio is always on point!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the friendly service. It feels like home. They don’t rush you! The food is delicious. Great experience and romantic.

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vipgolflgcc
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service only out done by the quality and taste if the meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gathering

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vipJdfoodie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven is amazing. Make sure you request him

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience1

It’s too much of a night club with a bunch of drunk Peter Pannerrs. Quiet woman north

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MarnaE
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had reservations at 7:45 and we’re not seated till 8:15
Service was pretty slow, our waiter was very kind and I’m assuming did his best, I will admit it was a busy night

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vipJess
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed with this place. Everything we ordered was excellent. Our waiter was amazing and made our experience that much better. The food has so much flavor. We built our own charcuterie which I totally recommend . We also got a lobster tail and hanger steak serious flavor in everything. Very satisfied. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Very loud not a good date night spot, the only good think was the tuna appetizer. The steak was undercooked the drinks were way too strong the fries were burnt it was nice to try but not going back

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BrentZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot, love the ambiance, and the food was excellent!!

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A Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 650-6505.

A Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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