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About Back Bay Bistro
Enjoy waterfront dining at its finest at the NEW Back Bay Bistro, located at the entrance of the Back Bay in Newport Beach California. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on this elegantly designed patio in a casual, friendly atmosphere. A 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.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Parking with Restaurant Validation
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you're planning a beach front wedding, a business meeting for employees or an event to thank them for their hard work, there is a perfect spot at the beach waiting for you.
Unique meeting rooms provide the ideal setting for both business and pleasure. These rooms are well-suited for meetings, break-outs, seminars, receptions, and sit down dinners.
To arrange a personal tour of our resort, or to request additional information regarding your next corporate event, please contact our Sales and Catering office at (949) 729-3800 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two bay front rooms within the Back Bay Bistro. Our Harborside and Dockside room can accommodate up to 50 guest for any occasion. We also have many other rooms and venues to choose from on our resort, which will accommodate 20 to 600 guest.
Back Bay Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We wanted to try something new and decided to go here. Walking in it is a very large open room that is a little cavernous for me. But we stayed inside due to it being a little cold outside however, I can see where outside is the place to be. We tried restaurant week and a kids meal and a couple of appetizers. I must admit, I was surprised on how wonderful the Chilean Seabass was. One of the best I have ever had. The wedge salad was also very good. The Creme Brulee was very bland and not much flavor at all. Kids pizza was good and the caprese salad was good as well. Wine selection is ok as well. I guess it sounds like I am not fully getting excited about this restaurant even though the food was very good. The service was less than stellar. There were only a few tables in the restaurant so the awareness of our coursing was not timed well and table maintenance was lacking . No manager appeared to be in the building or we never saw one. The server was very nice and it may have just been an off night but if this is their typical service, it is easy to understand why there were only 3 tables there on a Saturday night and 3 people at the bar. We will be back for Brunch as I have heard good things about it and when it is warmer then we will try the patio.
Gorgeous view of the Newport backbay!
Very attentive service without hovering.
Extremely casual atmosphere and very loud when there are people at the bar.
My beef short ribs were tender, but not very flavorful. My wife’s sea bass was cooked well with a delightful crunch, however the sauce was to salty.
I would come back because of the service and view to try some of their other offerings.
Have only been there for Sunday brunch, but it is a nice, varied, large spread and the champagne flows generously. Always groups there celebrating birthdays or Mother's Day, so the noise level can get pretty high. Nice view of the back bay with outdoor seating and lots of glass windows.
We went for NB Restaurant Week and my birthday. My friend and I both started with the French onion soup - it was just ok, lukewarm and way too many onions with little broth. My friend's cobb salad looked pretty good, but nothing out of the ordinary. I had the calamari, which was just ok. It was served with 2 asparagus spears, 2 carrots, and a scoop of mashed potatoes with nothing on them - not even any butter. I asked for some kine of gravy but was told they had none, so the server brought me butter. Kinda disappointed in the meal overall.
The place has changed since we're last here. More seating, as the brunch had been moved into an adjacent room--flow is not good as there in only one door to get in and out. It was very noisy, as there were lots of families with small children. The food was good with nice variety of choices, but $45 each for brunch seemed a bit high when you're eating with the playground. As always, the waiter with champagne (and OJ if you want a mimosa) never let our flutes go dry. And it's a good champagne!
This is a beautiful restaurant, the bar was great, we went early and the dining room was almost empty. We had a drink at the bar first, great bartender, great view. Had dinner in the dining room, excellent service. The food was good, but not great, my husband liked it more than I did. I thought it was uninspired, but would go back for happy hour food and drinks at the bar.
We celebrated Christmas Eve with the multi course dinner at Back Bay Bistro. The food was delicious and the service attentive. It would have been nice to have tablecloths and a holiday centerpiece to liven up the place but other than that a good time was had by our group of six.
We went this restaurant for Christmas eve lunch and their foods and services were great!!
Also, view from the windows are beautiful.
We are so impressed by their seafood selections, such as oysters, crubs and shrimps.They are very fresh!! Only thing they might be able to improve is the sweets sections. Those sweets are ok, but nothing special. Drinks were included in the lunch price of $45 per person, and we had many grasses of Mimosa!!
Only one office luncheon going on, otherwise restaurant was empty at lunchtime on a Friday, except for our party of 4. Service was somewhat slow, considering no other customers. Food was OK, but not the best lunch I've ever had, nice bay view, decorated for Christmas.
We visited the BBB for Thanksgiving, which in my experience is always a zoo wherever you go. The dining room was extremely busy and loud, but we were lucky enough to be given an outside table near the water. It was sunny and quite warm and we ourselves moved our table into the shade, so we landed up happy enough through our own ingenuity, The buffet was truly amazing, with lots of delicious choices. So for a Thanksgiving dinner, I would definitely give it a thumbs up. I have no idea how it would rate for another occasion.
My friends refer to Back Bay Bistro as "The Brunch Place" because it's our go to for Saturday brunch. The view for outdoor seating is amazing and the buffet options are fantastic. They've even recently added a taco bar with fresh made tacos right next to the omelet bar and meat station. Pre-made options include a salad bar, tons of vegetables, pancakes, french toast, eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, etc. There's really something for everyone. There are also bottomless mimosas until 2 p.m. and we've never had a server who lets us finish our glasses before refilling, so they truly are bottomless!
The ambiance was very generic and very average inside. For the amount of the Sunday Brunch I was expecting a more elegant experience for $39 per person. It used to be a little better with table cloths on the tables. The tables were very boring and needed a cover. It was also very very loud in the cavernous room. Then need to add carpet to keep the noise level down.
The restaurant was clean and the view of the Back Bay puts a guest at ease immediately. The food was good but not memorable. My companion enjoyed the large shrimp and crab and I enjoyed the omelet station. I think they should add a selection of breads and bagels that can be toasted. The staff was attentive and friendly. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
Their Sunday Brunch is one of the best. All types of great food, there is something for everyone. The view is outstanding looking over the back bay and Newport Aquatic Center. The service was outstanding. Even though it was a buffet, our waiter made sure our drinks were always filled with champagne, water and coffee. Their valet parking was easy. Well worth the money.
I went with a group of friends for a Birthday celebration. The staff was very friendly - our waiter was very friendly and paid extra attention to the Birthday Girl. Everyone was very happy with the meal - from appetizer, to salads, to main dishes, and of course, the special birthday cake. The John Dory fish entree was excellent as was the Chilean Sea Bass. One of the girls had the seafood chowder and was super excited about the taste. All in all it was a great dinner and the view was spectacular! Highly recommend for any special occasion.
Great view, atmosphere, service and food. Started with the Bay Scallop Ceviche and all I can say is YUMMY! Wife had the fish and chips, daughter had the Calamari steak and I had the Salmon. They were all delicious. For desert we had the cheesecake and lava cake, neither disappointed. Our server was attentive and responsive. Will definitely be back.
I'm always looking for fun, interesting new places to eat close to home and I've been wanting to try this place. Went here for a casual summer date night and sat outside. Perfect sunset view, outstanding service and the food was delicious. Pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back!
We are locals and live less than a mile from
Back Bay. We would come enjoy this gem
Of a location if the service and management was buttoned up. Our food was great but all service was shocking. Different wines being poured into the same glass, rushing to take our food away when we hadn't eaten 1/2 of the plate yet and general below average attitude. We would urge a strong relook at the servicing team and management.
Well we went there because we were staying at RV park. Don't opt for higher end choices. Stick with sandwiches, burger, and salads. Prime rib tough and low quality. John Dorey okay but expensive. Most items over priced. If they were well executed that would be one thing but most were sadly average like the food you'd expect from a bar and grill. :( This place should lower their prices - or offer something more impressive.
Always wanted to try the Back Bay Bistro as a local.
Made reservations for us and out of town guests and to celebrate 3 birthdays after being on a duffy. We first we were seated outside with no lighting at 8:00 and as the sun was going down we knew that we would be eating in the dark so we moved inside the restaurant.
Very quiet on a Friday night and sat under a fan that not only made noise but was cold!
Food was fair, sort of dissapointing for a cafe with a great location...:(
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