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About Alley Restaurant & Bar

Turn of the century San Francisco style grill and saloon serving traditional American fare with prime steaks, fresh seafood, and continental specialties. "Cheers" style bar environment, very popular with the locals!

4501 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Balboa Blvd. & Pacific Coast Hwy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 646-9126

Website:
http://alleynb.com/

Parking Details:
We have an open lot with many available spaces which is private to patrons of the Village Balboa Strip.

Public Transit:
Directly in front

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alley Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

3.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

outstanding great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Alley has dinner specials Mon-Thursday. Great value and food. The service is the best !

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The Alley has great food and service! Monday night ribs are our favorite!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We've been to the Alley many times and are never disappointed in the food and service --both were excellent, as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Fantastic BBQ Rib meal with great service and drinks that can not be beat.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Walking distance to our home along with the great service and food makes our new go-to restaurant. Angie was the perfect server and made great suggestions for both specials and cocktails. My wife had a pasta and steak special and I had the Porterhouse steak. Both were amazing.
We will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

If you're 50 and single - this is your spot

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Always great! My favorite go-to place for an informal dinner.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Was up in the area and had past restaurant a few times and wondered how the food was there. Went on Open Table and it had good reviews. Made reservations and took the family. The service was awesome, great waitress. The food was delicious. My wife had to concede and tell me I made a good choice. Will eat there again when up that way.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We dine at the Alley on a regular basis. Always good food and service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The service was slow and it was quite warm in the restaurant.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 2, 2017

First time ever in years of using Open Table the restaurant had no record of our reservation. I showed the hostess my phone with the reservation and 35 minutes later we were seated. This is a very busy restaurant and while mistakes do occur other reviews have mentioned this problem. Food is good, prices reasonable, very noisy atmosphere but will return. Have been going there when in the area for the past 15 years!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 5, 2017

My wife and I enjoy the Monday night rib special. The ribs are tender and fall off the bone. Comes with one side for $12. Excellent dinner salad as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We appreciated the patio seating so we could bring our dog. They even have a dog menu. The cucumber margaritas are fantastic!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The Monday-Thursday specials are a great value! We love the Monday night ribs!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The Alley is such a comfortable, nice and cozy restaurant/bar for any occasion or not. It's like the favorite neighborhood place. Their saying "best pour on the shore" is true. Very nice and friendly servers and bartenders. It is casual dress yet dressed up parties come on all the time. Love this place!

Tags: Live Sports, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Always great food and service at The Alley! Their specials are always special, too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 5, 2017

All the food is great with the exception of the Mexican food. The drinks are always great and the best service in town. I wish the patio had more ambiance and I would have had my son wedding rehearsal dinner there.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great friendly atmosphere good food Definitely go back it's a great get together place

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Great lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. We go about 3 times a month. Great Monday night ribs

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Per other reviews I have read, the restaurant seems to have a technical problem with OpenTable reservations. Ours did not go through but hostess was great in accommodating us.
Portions are huge - you may want to split entrees.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 18, 2017

First time with hubby and I thought the place was quaint. Love the dim ambiance and service was awesome! Didn't have cocktails but the bar was busy. Will have to go back to do brunch on the weekends.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Driven by this place for years and finally decided to try. Five star food and service without the price or crowd of your typical Newport restaurant. Friendly staff and laid back environment. More of a locals place. Easy park.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Went for a late Saturday breakfast, but ended up having lunch. Clean and nice place with fair service. Food took a long time to come out, then was pretty greasy. Someone in my party felt a bit dyspeptic the remainder of the day. I think it may be more of a late night place!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Was looking for a place that would be convenient to get together for a brunch
Found the Alley and the food was awesome and reasonably priced
About the only downside to this place was the noise level
Rather difficult to be able to carry on a conversation
Would likely be a better location for a couple or smaller party than 6

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Really good food, and great service. A fun casual atmosphere.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Our Sunday brunch reservation thru Open Table . Our reservation was not communicated to the restaurant in time. However the manager/hostess worked us in . Thanks to afresh hostess for accommodating us! As always , it's a nice place where service is great and food delicious!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 25, 2017

There were issues with our reservation through open table. If the app had worked we probably never would have found out how creepy and rude the bartender was, so much so we left before being served a drink. The manager did follow up the following day, she was the best part of the experience. Seemed very kind. I expressed how shocked we were about his behavior and that the reviews we had read on yelp afterwards were correct, the bartender is awful. For that reason we ended up leaving.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great service, friendly environment and always welcoming.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2017

I go for the rib special on Mondays. They are the best. Tender, fall off the bone. Comes with two sides. The best!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We love our Alley!! I can walk there and the food and service is always on point!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2017

I love this place! The food, owner, servers, bartenders, cooks and bus boys are so friendly and nice! Food is always good. And a great "pour" of whatever you re drinking!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Get value and great food try it I guarantee you will enjoy the Alley

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Great food, great value, great service! The ribs are the best!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Best value in Newport Beach

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Food was average service was good but
Not a place I would go again

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Wholesome food reasonably priced. My wife had the steak special, I had the swordfish... both were prepared perfectly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Great food, we bring our family here when they are visiting and have never been disappointed in many visits. We go for brunch, bottomless mimosas with you controlling the OJ and cranberry, they pour freely but will cut you off if you go stupid, so don't spoil it for the rest of us! LOL. The food is really good from the standard breakfast fare, eggs Benedict, omelets made to order to the burgers to the steak and eggs. They have salads on the menu also(doesn't quite go with mimosas but I won't judge you). The servers actually act like they like their job even though the place is pretty compact. It is loud and vibrant so not really a kid friendly place(find a sitter) and tight. Not a new, sparkly interior but decorated seasonally, it is definitely a neighborhood spot, we drive 25 miles to get there, well worth it. And make a reservation, we walked right in with a party of 6 at 1215 pm on Sunday.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Nice pub, good beer selection.

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