Alley Restaurant & Bar
Overpriced for mediocre food. Drink was good though.
We dine at the Alley at least twice a month and we enjoy the food and great service! The ribs on Monday night are very good!
When we checked in, the waitress said Open Table reservations do not come through. I emailed Open Table and they took cared of it for me. Reviews praised the service. We did not experience that at all. The service we received was not professional or friendly. The two waitresses knew many patrons by name and was great with them, the regulars. Eileen, our waitress had her mouth full of food and chewing on it when she took our order, that was very unprofessional and disgusting. Never experienced that before. The decor is old. However, our food was delicious, thank goodness, so compliments to the chef!! He saved the day.
My wife and I eat at the Alley at least twice a month. The food and service are great! The specials are of great value and always taste great! It's a great neighborhood restaurant.
I love the menu, food and vibe! The service has always been friendly as well. We had a lovely dinner with friends....I’d highly recommend The Alley! Lunch is a very good value but the atmosphere might be a bit dark for some.
California pub feel with good bar and menu. Not pricey, good service and good food.
Very friendly staff! The bottomless mimosas kept coming with out me asking and that goes a long way! My kid enjoyed his French Toast, my GF had the huevos rancheros which was a huge plate and I had the brunch burger which hit all of the spots lol! We'll definitely be back!
We hadn't ever dined at the Alley and had a dinner with excellent service.
We will definitely return.
Not where you want to go for fresh seafood. Looks like a great bar though!
My wife and I had another great dinner at the Alley. Great food and service as usual! Thank you Vanda for always taking good care of us.
Food and service was great but it was crowded and really noisy on Friday night... which I guess is not surprising. We had a group of six old friends though and the table we were seated at was a long booth. Since there was another table next to us, we couldn’t seat anyone on the opposite long side of our table. We were left to sit in a long line which forced us to break up into two groups to talk. Too bad there didn’t seem to be any six top round tables. Otherwise, I love the place and try to visit whenever we’re in town.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE I HAVE BEEN COMING TO THE ALLEY FOR OVER 10 YEARS THAT I RECEIVED BAD SERVICE AND THE RIBS WERE NOT VERY GOOD. USUALLY GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD.
We really love this restaurant - consistently good and great daily specials. The wedge salad a must (ask for it chopped) nobody makes sweet potato fries like they do.
This is one of our favorite spots. The food is consistently good, service great and a wonderful value. Warm and inviting.
We've been to the Alley now 3 times and very time it's been great! The staffs are very polite and friendly especially the mature gentlemen who does the busing, as he was very attentive, courteous and very hard working. He really made our dinning experience exceptional and at the same time appreciative during our last 2 visits. We were there this past Friday 8th of Feb and if owner/management would be so kind to pass on our positive feedback to him that would be wonderful. Many thanks.
The Alley is my favorite restaurant in Newport Beach. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the prices are great! Cozy local restaurant in NB!
Classic Newport Beach restaurant, love the Eggs Benedict’s
We have been to the Alley twice now to celebrate New Year's Eve. We love the service and the convenience as it is walking distance from our home. The atmosphere is fun and lively and the food is very good. As I said we love the service at this restaurant, especially since hospitable and competent wait staff is a rarity in Newport Beach. I highly recommend The Alley! You'll have a great meal in a terrific environment.
The Alley is definitely one of my most favorite places in Newport. The food is delicious! Try the sand dabs! Yummy!! Bartender Mike is a gem, and Vanda is without a doubt The BEST server you could ever ask for. Do yourself a favor and go there!!!
MY WIFE AND I DINE AT THE ALLEY AT LEAST TWICE A MONTH. IT IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN ORANGE COUNTY. THE FOOD AND SERVICE ARE EXCELLENT! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
Our favorite place. Good food , good service , good time.
Great food and service. Good lunch.
Bathroom could be a little fresher smelling.
The Alley is a great neighborhood bar. Friendly staff and food is always good.
The food was amazing! Had a drink at the bar before our meal and was a great drink! The service was wonderful and the food was excellent!! Next time I am in the area i will be eating there again!!
THE ALLEY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN THE OC!
Always good! Had relatives from Europe who have been here before and they requested to go back and take us as their treat.
Could use little HVAC. Was warm and does not have AC. Otherwise great place
The Alley is one of our favorite restaurants in the OC. Great food prices and service! We dine here at least twice a month.
Always good. Welcoming. One of our favorites. Love the staff.
Dark and old, noisy, felt like a golf course bar. Had three different servers . Drink refills ( water and milk) took over 10 minutes. Best for over 60 crowd.
Great ambience. Cozy and fun. Food was great. Service was slow, but in the defense of our sweet waitress, she appeared to be the only server waiting on the entire dining room.
As always a good meal with good service. A favorite
Always an amazing time!
The Ribs were out of this world delicious! The drinks were generous and the service was top notch as it always is at the Alley.
Always accommodating and fantastic!!
The Alley Is one of our favorite restaurants in Orange County. The food is excellent, the service is excellent, and the prices are a great value!
We went here for the Prime Rib Thursday special
The food and service was outstanding
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone
Looking for a great restaurant
Get the Calamari ! Split a salad, they are huge! We'll go back for sure. I say that because after our apps and salads - we were done - in a good way. Next time we'll split a salad so we can each have a meal. Surprised by the location, right on the PCH, not in an Alley. Great value, friendly and understanding staff.
What a great family restaurant. This is how family run restaurants used to be. Excellent service, quality food at reasonable prices. Sand Dabs were some of the best I 've ever eaten. Excellent salmon and the artichoke cooked perfectly. Generous pours on drinks. Definitely coming back!
Always an amazing brunch!