Andrea at Pelican Hill

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The unprecedented attention to detail in Andrea to recreate storied culinary traditions and classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy has resulted in acclaimed authentic cuisine and complementary wine selections. Led by Chef Chris Simons, Andrea sources the perfect seasonal ingredients and implements time-honored practices and preparations. Diners savor salads made with 100-year-old Balsamic vinegar, exquisite pastas made in a one-of-kind, temperature-controlled pasta room and artisan-style gelato made in the gelato laboratory. A chic, yet understated and relaxed atmosphere features inspiring coastal panoramas, sunsets over the Pacific, open-air dining on the beautiful, heated ocean-view terrace and round bar with its golden granite countertops and golden fruitwood paneling. Fine Italian wines are perfectly paired with each exquisite dish.

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4.6
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viprh00
Orange County
118 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious. We all had filets and they were cooked perfectly and tender. The salads and sides were exceptional and dessert was outstanding. Our server was really nice but a little to talkative and inquisitive but meant well. The valets were really nice and very friendly. The wines are very expensive by the bottle - somewhat surprised at the 2.5-3x markup over retail....but again the food and service very good!

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner at Andrea! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback with us and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back as our guest soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vippeter
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building and surroundings. Very warm and cozy large couches to sit on. Food was expertly prepared. Nice view of the ocean and Catalina Islands.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hello Peter, I'm so glad you enjoyed yesterday's visit to Andrea and appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another ocean-view meal soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great setting, and good service, but the food was not what I expected from such an establishment! It is NOT authentic Italian (though the chef, who is certainly not Italian, tried to get creative with the menu, it did not work). We travel to Italy regularly; I am a professor of Italian and I was very disappointed with the food. We ended up paying $200 for lunch for 2 adults and a child (which would have been ok if the food had been good). Even the $15 Bellini was mediocre and did not taste as it should have!
Disappointing... and overpriced for the quality...

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback about this weekend's dining experience. As a discerning traveler, I'm disappointed to read Andrea's menu interpretation fell so short of your expectations and apologize your meal left you underwhelmed. Please know I've taken this opportunity to address your comments with our culinary team, and we hope to regain your trust for a much-improved meal in the future. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KimberlyC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend Andrea to others. However, I would suggest they do not use any promotions from Groupon or Restaurant Week. It is not a good value. I would have been more satisfied with the standard menu versus the fixed menu. I was not impressed with the fixed menu nor was I expecting to order from a fixed menu. I would definitely not do that again.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for visiting Andrea and taking the time to share your candid feedback with us. I apologize that you didn't find our prix fixe Groupon menu to your liking and have shared this with our leaders and culinary team as well. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and hope to welcome you back to enjoy some of our other dishes in the future. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Great experience aside from 1 of the hostesses and the lipstick on a glass

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for your candid feedback, and I apologize this weekend's visit to Andrea was anything less than perfect. Please know I've addressed your concerns with our leadership and kitchen teams, and we hope to regain your trust for a much-improved return in the future. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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SaliA
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE WENT FOR OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY , we had an amazing time celebrating with my family

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 10, 2020

Happy anniversary, Sali! Thank you for celebrating with us at Andrea and taking the time to share your kind feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed a wonderful evening and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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NewportDiner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning dining experience. Thank you Chef Chis Simons. The Iberian Peninsula pork loin with artichoke was amazing. The salmon was so flavorful. The Crudo Menu and Champagne a perfect started. The end was equally brilliant - the Tiramisu with French press coffee. Our server Jay and assist server Debbie were the best. Five Stars all the way!!!!!

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your continued loyalty to Andrea and sharing such kind feedback about Chef Chris, Jay, and Debbie on both Yelp and OpenTable. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your crudo and the evening's featured specials and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipralphf
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AlwYs a great restaurant for food quality, service and ambiance.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you, Ralph! We appreciate your kind feedback and hope to welcome you back to Andrea soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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NicholasA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The drinks were great. The service was amazing. Our server was very friendly and was able to easily make suggestions on the menu. She was able to get me both a steak and pasta. The pasta was absolutely amazing. They have this pasta that they age for 24 months and I wanted to try it very badly. But, I also did not want to come across as cheap by ordering just pasta. I have to work on that part and learn to just order whatever I want because the pasta was amazing. The steak on the other hand was almost raw even though I ordered it medium well. Our server suggested that she can have it cooked more for me, but I did not take her up on it. The pasta dish is small. If I go back, I will just order two of the pasta dishes for myself. In fact, I will go back just for the pasta and I hope I wind up with the same server.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 9, 2020

Hello Nicholas, Thank you for visiting Andrea! While I'm glad you enjoyed your overall dining experience, I apologize that your steak entree missed the mark. I've passed along your feedback and kind words about the pasta dishes to our chefs, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipDocB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Staff knowledgeable of menu

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Andrea very soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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jeanl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the limited menu is a drawback.
food is not as good as Pelican Grill
other than this, it's wonderful

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hello Jean, Thank you for visiting Andrea this weekend. I appreciate your candid feedback on the variety of our menu offerings and have shared with our culinary team as well. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Pelican Hill for a memorable dining experience soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipJimSrm
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Superb Italian food in an excellent setting. Great wine list as well.
Service is very friendly and professional.
Food courses took too long to be served. 45 minutes between appetizer being cleared and main course being served. Suspect this was the kitchen, but don't know for certain.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 3, 2020

Jim, Thank you for dining at Andrea and taking the time to share your feedback with us. I apologize for the unacceptable delays you experienced between your appetizer and entree and have addressed this directly with our culinary and service teams. I'm glad to read you enjoyed your overall meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was one of the best we have ever had. He did a great job of helping us celebrate a special occasion. Food was delicious!

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Andrea! We're honored you chose to celebrate with us at Andrea and appreciate you taking the time to leave a kind review. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipGaryD
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I'd expect a better service for paying $200/person.
The food tasted amazing but there was too much delay between 1 course & the other,even though we were practically 1 of the few tables at the restaurant. The waiter was also a bit too forward, lacking courtesy by cutting me off constantly when I was ordering. He should've been a bit more patient and observe the high caliber of the venue.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hello Gary, I appreciate your candid feedback and apologize for the service missteps that tarnished your visit last week. Please know I've taken this opportunity to address your concerns with our leaders and service teams, and we hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust for a much-improve visit in the future. Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and location with delicious food and impeccable service.

Andrea at Pelican Hill
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for ending your vacation at Andrea and taking the time to leave such a kind review! We appreciate your feedback and hope your travels bring you back to Newport Coast soon! Warm regards, Tom Donovan Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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JoshW
Las Vegas
6 reviews