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Back Bay Bistro

4.3
1132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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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
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(949) 729-1144
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What 1132 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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vipMELK (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for a Saturday brunch. It was a bit pricey but very relaxing. We were able to take our time and just enjoy being out near the water with some good food.

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vipunsatisfied (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Great server..very fresh and well-cooked food

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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Lemonorangetree (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

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!!

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vipweave (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

What a delicious and fabulous Saturday Brunch! The seafood was so fresh, flavors fantastic and a great variety on the buffet. The bay view was a bonus. The French Toast was some of the best ever. A must try!

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Annie (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

We had our staff Christmas party during Sunday Brunch. We had a great time! Food was delicious with a large variety to satisfy everyone. Service was excellent! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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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
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Jamboree
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(949) 729-1144
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Parking details
Complimentary Parking with Restaurant Validation
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Executive chef
Bruno Massuger
Additional
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
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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 events@newportdunes.com.

Private Dining

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.

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