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Back Bay Bistro

3.9
3.9
1185 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

Enjoy waterfront dining at its finest at the Back Bay Bistro, located at the entrance of the Back Bay in Newport Beach California. Savor breakfast, lunch, or dinner on this elegantly designed patio in a laid-back, luxury atmosphere. Our state of the art retractable roof allows guests to dine year-round, with a great view of the bay & marina.

The Back Bay Bistro offers (2) hours of free self parking with validation and outside patio is dog friendly dining.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Closed: Monday
    Lunch: Tuesday ~ Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday ~ Sunday 5:00pm - Close
    Happy Hour: Tuesday ~ Sunday 4:00pm - Close
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
    (2) hour maximum on Brunch dining, last Reservation is 1:00pm, Buffet stops at 2:00pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 729-1144

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bruno Massuger

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Jamboree

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking with Restaurant Validation

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Petit Plates

  • Bay Scallop Ceviche$12.00

    Marinated Bay Scallops, Lime Juice, Tomatillo Salsa with Chip Confetti

    • Back Bay Bistro Clams$12.00

      Steamed Little Neck Clams, White Wine Butter Sauce

      • Yellow Fin Ahi Sashimi$12.00

        Seaweed Salad, Wasabi Pickle Ginger

        • Onion Soup$10.00

          Classic Onion Soup Topped with Crusted Swiss

          • Du Jour Soup or Seafood Chowder

            Award Winning

            • Cup$8.00
            • Bowl$10.00

          Bistro Salads

          Add-ons to Any Salad: Shrimp $8, Chicken $5, Salmon $6

          • Bistro Salad$7.00

            Mesclun Salad, Tomato Wedge, Cucumber, Carrot, Your Choice of Dressing

            • Kale Caesar$8.00

              Kale, Crisp Romaine, Fresh Garlic, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Croutons with House-Made Caesar Dressing

              • Antipasto Salad$12.00

                Romaine, Julienne Sliced Italian Cured Meats, Pepperoncini, Red, Green, and Yellow Peppers, Olives, Tomato, Mozzarella

                • Calamari Salad$16.00

                  Mesclun Greens, Tomatoes, Olives, Bell Peppers with Cured Calamari Steak, Pickled Onions, Capers

                  • Ahi Tostarito$18.00

                    Rare Blue Fin Ahi Tuna, Lettuce, Tomato, Rice with Spicy Lime Sriracha Dressing

                    • Cobb Salad$14.00

                      Iceberg Lettuce, Turkey, Shrimp, Bacon, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Avocado, Tomato, Egg, Bleu Cheese Dressing

                      • Bistro Steak Salad$18.00

                        Pan Seared Steak, Romaine Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Dijon Mustard, Infused Olive Oil Dressing

                        • Back Bay Bistro Taco Salad$14.00

                          Tortilla Cup, Iceberg Lettuce, Chicken, Avocado, Sour Cream, Chives, Pico de Gallo

                          Chef's Monthly Feature

                          • Slow Cooked Short Rib$25.00

                            Traditionally Braised on a bed of Mashed Potato, Carrot, & Spinach

                            Bistro Sandwiches

                            All Sandwiches Served with choice of Bistro Fries, Fresh Fruit or Cole Slaw

                            • Back Bay Bistro Burger$14.00

                              8oz. Brandt Ranch Sirloin, Sauteed Onions, Sliced Tomato, Chiffonade of Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese on a Brioche Bun

                              • Parisian Chicken Sandwich$14.00

                                Grilled Chicken Breast, Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, Bacon, Brie Cheese, Ranch Aioli on a Brioche Bun

                                • Tuna by the Bay$13.00

                                  Albacore Tuna Salad, Lemon, Sliced Tomato, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Grilled on Sourdough Bread. [Option to be served as carbohydrate-free tuna salad plate]

                                  • Santa Fe Turkey Sandwich$14.00

                                    Grilled Fresh Turkey, Avocado, Jack Cheese, Fire Roasted Ortega Chilies

                                    • NY Reuben Sandwich$13.00

                                      Carved Corn Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing on Rye Marble Roll

                                      • Blackened Swordfish Sandwich$17.00

                                        Cilantro Lime Aioli, Napa Cabbage on Ciabatta Square

                                        Signature Dishes

                                        • Crab Cakes$19.00

                                          Lump Blue Crab Meat and Canadian Rock Crab, Seasonal Vegetables, Lemon Tarragon Aioli

                                          • Grilled Baja Fish Tacos$15.00

                                            Grilled White Fish, Corn Tortillas, Cabbage, Avocado, Lime, Cilantro Slaw

                                            • Fish and Chips$16.00

                                              Alaskan Cod, Lager Beer Batter, Bistro Fries

                                              • Grilled Salmon$22.00

                                                Dill Cilantro Chimichurri on a bed of Steamed Rice, Spring Vegetables

                                                • Calamari Steak$18.00

                                                  Grilled Calamari, Imported Olive Oil, topped with Mediterranean Salsa

                                                  Whites

                                                  • Ravenswood, Chardonnay$8.00

                                                    • Fransican, Chardonnay$10.00

                                                      • Meiomi, Chardonnay$13.00

                                                        • Ruffino, Pinot Grigio$9.00

                                                          • Estancia, Pinot Grigio$10.00

                                                            • Clos du Bois, Sauvignon Blanc$9.00

                                                              • Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc$11.00

                                                                Reds

                                                                • Ravenswood, Cabernet$8.00

                                                                  • Anderra, Cabernet$10.00

                                                                    • Simi, Cabernet$14.00

                                                                      • Ravenswood, Merlot$8.00

                                                                        • Clos du Bois, Merlot$10.00

                                                                          • Mark West, Pinot Noir$9.00

                                                                            • Wild Horse, Pinot Noir$12.00

                                                                              • Featured, Varietal$16.00

                                                                                Domestic Bottle Beer

                                                                                $4

                                                                                • Coors Light

                                                                                  • Budweiser

                                                                                    • Bud Light

                                                                                      • Michelob Ultra

                                                                                        Import Bottle Beer

                                                                                        $5

                                                                                        • O'Douls

                                                                                          • Corona

                                                                                            • Corona Light

                                                                                              • Pacifico

                                                                                                • Fire Rock

                                                                                                  • Blue Moon

                                                                                                    • Shock Top

                                                                                                      • XX Lager

                                                                                                        • XX Amber

                                                                                                          • Sam Adams

                                                                                                            • Fat Tire

                                                                                                              • Amstel Light

                                                                                                                • Newcastle

                                                                                                                  • Guinness

                                                                                                                    • Heineken

                                                                                                                      • Model Especial

                                                                                                                        Draft Beer

                                                                                                                        • Rotating Handle$5.25

                                                                                                                          • Longboard$6.25

                                                                                                                            • Stella$6.25

                                                                                                                              • Sculpin IPA$7.25

                                                                                                                                Featured Drink

                                                                                                                                • Moscow Mule$11.00

                                                                                                                                  Ketel One Vodka, Ginger beer, St. Germain Elder Flower Liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice served in a classic copper mug

                                                                                                                                  • Sangria$10.00

                                                                                                                                    House-made with Red Wine, Triple Sec, Brandy, orange juice, pineapple juice, freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice topped with Sprite

                                                                                                                                    • Pearadise$11.00

                                                                                                                                      Grey Goose Pear Vodka, St. Germain Elder Flower Liqueur, fresh squeezed lime juice topped with Sprite served in a Martini glass

                                                                                                                                      • Citrus Drop$11.00

                                                                                                                                        Absolute Citron Vodka, Triple Sec, orange juice, pineapple juice served in a Martini glass with a sugar rim

                                                                                                                                        • Blueberry Bliss$10.00

                                                                                                                                          Stoli Blueberry Vodka, Triple Sec, freshly squeezed lemon topped with Champagne served in a Martini glass with a sugar rim

                                                                                                                                          • Cucumber Cosmo$12.00

                                                                                                                                            Cucumber Infused Vodka, St. Germain Elder Flower Liqueur, cucumber puree lime juice served in a Martini glass

                                                                                                                                            • Chupacabra$11.00

                                                                                                                                              Milagro Silver Tequila, Bacardi Rum, muddled jalapeno, freshly squeezed lime juice, Simple Syrup served in a martini glass

                                                                                                                                              • The Hawthorne$12.00

                                                                                                                                                Nolets Gin, fresh blackberries, lemon juice, Rosemary Simply Syrup served in a Rocks glass

                                                                                                                                                • Whiskey Sour$12.00

                                                                                                                                                  Bulleit Rye, Bitters, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, shaken with an egg white served in a rocks glass

                                                                                                                                                  • Gentlemens Lemonade$12.00

                                                                                                                                                    Hendricks Gin, muddled Tarragon, fresh lemon juice, Simple Syrup topped with Sprite served in a Rocks glass

                                                                                                                                                    • Basil Greyhound$9.00

                                                                                                                                                      Titos Vodka, freshly muddled Basil, grapefruit juice, Bitters served in a Martini glass

                                                                                                                                                      • The Don$12.00

                                                                                                                                                        Dulce Vida Reposado, Triple Sec, muddled Serrano Chili, fresh lime juice, splash of cranberry juice served in a Rocks glass

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                                                                                                                                                        What 1,185 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.9
                                                                                                                                                        3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                        • 3.8Food
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.0Service
                                                                                                                                                        • 4.0Ambience
                                                                                                                                                        • 3.8Value

                                                                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                                          JadenL

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on December 28, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          Good place for brunch..love their king crab legs. Please include the bottomless champagne again :)

                                                                                                                                                        2. FI

                                                                                                                                                          FussyItalian

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on December 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall2foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          View and location excellent, the food is subpar and expensive

                                                                                                                                                        3. D

                                                                                                                                                          David

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on December 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          Great quiet place for breakfast! On a sunny Southern California morning the view is wonderful and the food and service are great.

                                                                                                                                                        4. IZ

                                                                                                                                                          IanZ

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on October 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall2foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          Poor service, poor food, no management on duty. They had live music, though.

                                                                                                                                                        5. a

                                                                                                                                                          acproductions

                                                                                                                                                          Springfield

                                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          33 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on October 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall4foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          Fun lunch spot, great people watching, good choice and variety.

                                                                                                                                                        6. J

                                                                                                                                                          Jemery

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          67 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on August 25, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall3foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          We ate lunch here for my husband's birthday and were quite disappointed. Food was 'meh' and the service not much better. There was only one other table filled on a weekday in mid-June.

                                                                                                                                                        7. TT

                                                                                                                                                          TamieT

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Reviewed on August 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                                          overall5foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                                          Beautiful place w a nice view of back bay. Excellent place for special event like birthday, holiday ...

                                                                                                                                                        8. B

                                                                                                                                                          Brian

                                                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Family dinner on the water overlooking the boats was a quick walk from our hotel across the street. We sat outside and had a fantastic server. Food was delicious and dessert was enjoyed by all.

                                                                                                                                                        9. b

                                                                                                                                                          buddy

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Food was good and the service was Great! Back bay beautiful!

                                                                                                                                                        10. SA

                                                                                                                                                          StevenA

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          The Thanksgiving Brunch was a big hit with the family—the service was attentive, and the buffet copious and delicious! The $5 bottomless mimosas certainly sweetened the deal...

                                                                                                                                                        11. GC

                                                                                                                                                          GinnyC

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We were there for Thanksgiving buffet, with a dog, on the patio! Great service, great view, outstanding variety of options!

                                                                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Tahoe

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          Not memorable. Great location, decent food and friendly staff - all wasted in a large banquet hall without any personality. No decor or background music whatsoever. Lighting is shockingly bright. Open room causes noise issues. Weird addition of tvs playing sporting events made it feel like a sports Bar. What is going on with this restaurant? Not as advertised.

                                                                                                                                                        13. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          It was a good brunch. Great price for a kid. Spendy for an adult.

                                                                                                                                                        14. MC

                                                                                                                                                          MarkC

                                                                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 18, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Love the ambience and attentiveness of the staff. You can always appreciate quality when visiting BBB for Brunch! One note - they changed the Champagne source - and so the quality of this "option" in my view has compromised the value of the brunch. Anyone whom like(s) good champagne will realize - quality is quality....

                                                                                                                                                        15. F

                                                                                                                                                          Foodie77

                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          It wasn’t open

                                                                                                                                                        16. B

                                                                                                                                                          Boop

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Surprising~ great dinner wonderful staff

                                                                                                                                                        17. JE

                                                                                                                                                          JohnE

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          I needed a place for a business meal. Preferably one with a nice view. I'd never been to Back Bay Bistro, but it looked good. Turned out it was perfect. Quiet enough for our business conversation, yet a vibrant atmosphere throughout. And on warmer evenings, the patio dining option would be a lot of fun. Plus, the food was terrific, and the service attentive without being intrusive.

                                                                                                                                                        18. EP

                                                                                                                                                          ElysianPark

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 4, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          We had a "staycation" planned and walked across the street to Back Bay Bistro for happy hour. They had a very nice selection of food specials, as well as beer, wine, and cocktail specials. We decided to go back for brunch the next day for a treat. The food variety and presentation were excellent. Mimosas were included. The service was great, from the hostess who recognized us from the night before, to every other person we interacted with. They seemed to take pride in their work--how refreshing nowadays. We complimented our waiter and he said he wanted us to come back. Well, it shows. Keep up the great work, everyone!

                                                                                                                                                        19. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on November 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Sunset on patio was very nice. Food was very good. Menu a bit basic. Could have some creative specials that they can change out. Heater was avail but ended up warm enough to not need it.

                                                                                                                                                        20. J

                                                                                                                                                          Joan

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We were celebrating a birthday and it was a beautiful fall day, so we could eat outside. Our server was very nice and friendly and attentive. Will go back!

                                                                                                                                                        21. KC

                                                                                                                                                          KristyC

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 28, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Sunday brunch was outstanding! Excellent selection of seafood items.

                                                                                                                                                        22. S

                                                                                                                                                          Surfside

                                                                                                                                                          Miami

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Overall, this was a fun experience. The view is amazing. So nice to be on the water. Service was great. Food was tasty although you should really go to enjoy the view.

                                                                                                                                                        23. KW

                                                                                                                                                          KirkW

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          The service was great, the food was just as good. We found this on the map and glad we checked it out. Very reasonable price for what you get

                                                                                                                                                        24. P

                                                                                                                                                          Pumpkin

                                                                                                                                                          Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                          83 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          83 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We enjoyed Sunday brunch at this beautiful restaurant. It overlooks the bay, and we enjoyed watching boats, kayaks, and paddleboards out on the water. The huge buffet is thoughtfully arraigned around the perimeter with plenty of space to move around. Everything we ate was delicious. Salads, breakfast items, carvery, omelets, fish (even crab legs!), and desserts. All nicely prepared and delicious. We truly enjoyed this experience!

                                                                                                                                                        25. ME

                                                                                                                                                          MaryE

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on October 7, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          My favorite relaxing Sunday brunch atmosphere. Food is very good staff is extremely nice & accommodating. Very peaceful outside dining.

                                                                                                                                                        26. BS

                                                                                                                                                          BethS

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          It was an "okay" brunch. Very expensive for the quality of the food. The waffle was cold, turkey was dry, shrimp was okay but nothing special. Brunches tend to be very costly and hard to eat that much food. Have gone to other brunches that were not so expensive. I believe you pay for the view and location. As more people arrive it got a lot noisier. Sitting outside on a nice day would seem to work better. Might go back to the restaurant again to have a glass of wine, enjoy the happy hour and the view, but probably not the brunch. Will add the service was good.

                                                                                                                                                        27. MD

                                                                                                                                                          MaddyD

                                                                                                                                                          Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          Don’t ever go for dinner. Good is overpriced and not good at all. Very sparse environment and not good ambience.

                                                                                                                                                        28. RM

                                                                                                                                                          RodericM

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 29, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                          Sorry just wasn’t impressed...I went for dinner. I heard the brunch is delicious...

                                                                                                                                                        29. IE

                                                                                                                                                          IreneE

                                                                                                                                                          Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          Worst experience ever!! Special event happening at the restaurant. No tables available except outside or sitting at the bar. The hostess argued with us about where we could sit. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we ended up paying for the special event band just to get a table. This restaurant should not have taken reservations for dinner on open table if 90%of the restaurant was set aside for the special event. Their event was not even at 10% capacity. THE WORST DINING EXPERIENCE EVER. AND IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

                                                                                                                                                        30. H

                                                                                                                                                          Harriedmom4

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 16, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Sat outside with kids and was pretty and quiet. Food was great, saw a beautiful sunset.

                                                                                                                                                        31. P

                                                                                                                                                          janetP

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          Birthday brunch for my daughter. We sat outside and watched the boats come in and out. It was a very nice time.

                                                                                                                                                        32. s

                                                                                                                                                          smartnsavvy

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          service was terrible. some of the food was good but some was not. brussell sprouts were not cut small enough or cooked enough. view and ambience are great. hope they fix the weaknesses.

                                                                                                                                                        33. B

                                                                                                                                                          Boberan

                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                          The scallops were delicious. Would come back just to have them again. Celebrating a birthday and hoping for romantic setting but a bit stark - better for lunch or brunch. Our waiter couldn't have been better and gave us wonderful service.

                                                                                                                                                        34. SB

                                                                                                                                                          SiBonFans

                                                                                                                                                          Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          43 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          We had a fabulous dining experience. The sea bass was over the top. Great service and amazing place to watch the sunset.

                                                                                                                                                        35. SM

                                                                                                                                                          StephenM

                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on September 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                          Great experience. Food was excellent. Service was efficient and friendly.

                                                                                                                                                        36. L

                                                                                                                                                          Lagunafoodie

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          No atmosphere at all. We felt like we were in a cafeteria dining room. The food was so bland and the prices high for the lack of quality. The French fries were good though and the wait staff was sweet, but incompetent. We were interested in this place for a private event, but that will NEVER happen.

                                                                                                                                                        37. KR

                                                                                                                                                          KristinR

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          We have only gone for the always delicious weekend brunch. I suggest going before 11:30 as it does get very noisy. However, that is not all so bad as the open setting is pleasant even though it is the reason it does get noisy.

                                                                                                                                                        38. OT

                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                          Orange County

                                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          This is my first review ever since i have being using Open Table. It was my daughter’s 21st Birthday we made a reservation over the phone a month a ago for 10 people, when I called to confirm they only had 4 people so I booked it with open table and requested outside seating When we got there it was difficult to get the hostess to give us a table outside. The table was set for 8 people I advised the front desk that the reservation was for 10 as it clearly stated in my open table reservation and she told the waiter, it too more than 10 minuets to get our table even though they were only servicing 3 tables. It took more than 15 minuets to get our drinks ( were brought drinks for another table) We had to ask the boss boy for bread, It was NOT a good experience...we live In Newport Beach and dine out often almost every weekend and have never experienced such poor service any where. The place needs to provide better training to their employees most of them are clueless about service. My daughter was not even offered a birthday desert like most good restaurants offer. I have been here a few times a the bar and it was OK. I will NOT dine here again. The view is beautiful though!

                                                                                                                                                        39. LS

                                                                                                                                                          Love2dineSD

                                                                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                          60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                          We thought it was extremely loud here It was one very large open hall - It was not really conducive for conversation or for a date It would be better Suited to large parties in our opinion

                                                                                                                                                        40. G

                                                                                                                                                          Greg

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                          Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                          The two of us had the Mahi-Mahi and the salmon entrees. Very good taste and presentation. Service from Ish was excellent. Sat out by the water and watched the sun set at the same time. Went back for lunch the next day.

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                                                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                          Jamboree

                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                          Newport Beach

                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                          Closed: Monday
                                                                                                                                                          Lunch: Tuesday ~ Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
                                                                                                                                                          Dinner: Tuesday ~ Sunday 5:00pm - Close
                                                                                                                                                          Happy Hour: Tuesday ~ Sunday 4:00pm - Close
                                                                                                                                                          Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
                                                                                                                                                          (2) hour maximum on Brunch dining, last Reservation is 1:00pm, Buffet stops at 2:00pm

                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                          Californian, Contemporary American, Breakfast

                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                          Complimentary Parking with Restaurant Validation

                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                          Bruno Massuger

                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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