Bayside Restaurant

4.5
1758 reviews
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New American cuisine comes to life in this custom-designed location overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein brings culinary drama to his inventive dishes for dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Dinner or brunch dining may all be enjoyed al fresco on our wrap-around patio, made comfortable with built-in heaters and sun drapes. Complementing the kitchen is a circular glass wine cellar that boasts more than 2500 bottles of wine favorites from around the world.
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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a Bottomless Champagne/Mimosa Brunch! Specially created 3 Course Prix-Fixe Menu: $58 per person with dishes such as the “BAYSIDE” BENEDICT Canadian Bacon, Brioche Toast, Poached Hen Egg, Hollandaise, Asparagus or our Famous Lamb Chops! (Kids 12 and under have a special menu for $22).

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter Sunday! Bayside will be offering a special 3-Course Easter Prix-Fixe Brunch Menu for $52! Brunch includes complimentary bottomless champagne and mimosas! Children's Menu is also 3 Courses and $22 for kids 12 and under.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1758 People Are Saying
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DH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mavie was our waiter. He was terrific!
We had the prix fix menu, great choice.
The piano singer was a nice touch.
The food was creative and delicious!

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F
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , excellent , excellent !!! As always !!

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BR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERY MOMENT, FROM THE ARRIVAL TO OUR DEPARTURE, WAS SUPERB! EVERYONE WAS SOOO PLEASANT, QUITE PROFESSIONAL, AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, THE FOOD WAS EXQUISITE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TREAT YOURSELF TO A SPECIAL VISIT/EXPERIENCE!!!!

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O
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant for a nice evening with friends for good food and service. Never disappointed. Already have another reservation later this week. Menu offers variety as well as their happy hour menu.

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r
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my "go to" restaurant in Newport Beach. The incredible food, service, and ambiance are always superb.

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BG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and a very patient, considerate staff.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional! The best calamari! We ordered the pork chop and the halibut which were both very delicious! They didn’t rush us at all. We were there for 2.5 hours! Great live jazz!

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RR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came on a Sunday evening at 5:00pm, before the music began. We sat on the outside terrace at the corner table so we could see the water and the boats. We loved our experience. It was quiet and peaceful and just what we were looking for. I got the risotto with chicken instead of prawns and it was v tasty. Would definitely recommend. The watermelon mule was also super refreshing and tasty.

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F
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. The ahi main dish, a recent addition, was delicious.

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TC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - love Larry and Damian. Great servers. Food is awesome also - really good chef !

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AH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my "go to" place when getting together with a group for Sunday Brunch. Enough options to suit everyone's needs. Bottomless champagne brunch is a bonus. Great live music. Pretty atmosphere. I've done many a birthdays here and everyone always enjoys it. Prices are good. Portions are good and tasty. Most of us took home leftovers. But they changed the brunch....it doesn't include dessert anymore. We usually are too full anyway but it's always nice to end a good meal with a sweet! Plenty of parking - valet parking or self park available. BTW, they do a great happy hour too!

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PD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my wife and I first time here and it was a wonderful evening. The Hostess could have been a little friendlier when we Arrived. She had on a long Black dress. Besides that it was Awesome. 9.9/10

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N
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing foods food great food good was my amazing dinner here o

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OC
Orange County
141 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet at Bayside is the best! The service at Bayside is the best! You will always have a great meal and service at Bayside! Thank you to everyone at Bayside!

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c
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It’s a special place. Wish they had a “senior” menu like Bistango does.

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SC
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Yes we would, however we would tell them to order the Salmon or the filet. We tried other items and they weren't nearly as good.
Service just ok and no one was there.

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n
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was scrumptious, and we had an overall wonderful time. Nice trio in the bar playing dinner music.

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O
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants because you can always count on getting a delicious meal and have a good time. Sat on the bar side so we could have Malvey as our server....he's excellent and never forgets what you like to drink!

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J
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the name does not live up to it’s name....totally across a very busy street from the bay.
Also we wanted to eat in the bar area where one could glimpse a bit of the bay maybe BUT there was this ridiculously loud music for a “wake” or a memorial and the whole bar-patio area was not available...not mentioned when I made reservations or responded to text reminders of the time.
Probably would not go back-too many other choices on Balboa Island.
However, the chicken penne pasta was great!

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HA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was magical. A perfect romantic evening with live relaxing music, delicious food and great wine. Our waiter was very kind and accommodating and each of his suggestions were melt in your mouth delicious. One of the best meals my husband and I have had in a while. Highly recommend.

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OT
Orange County
129 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our neighborhood favorite
Always good food and service
Our weekly dining spot

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C
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Excellent meal & service. Will return.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Quiet ambience so you can actually have a discussion.

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EJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience at Bayside, attentive servers, courteous hosts and fantastic food! Always a solid choice.

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry was a wonderful server.
The food was fantastic as always. Terrific brunch menu, with options for both breakfast and lunch. And the bottomless mimosas comes with the 2 course brunch!

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OD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Brought my brother who is from out of town and we had a nice meal. Brother ordered a New Old Fashion at the bar and bartender did not ask if he would like the big piece of ice. It was served with small pieces of ice which waters down the drink quickly. Our waitress provided great service but service was extremely slow. The restaurant was packed so maybe that had something to do with it but it took an hour to get our meal. Our waitress did say you can ask for big piece of ice in the drink so we know better for next time. Would be better if bartender offered a choice!

The pork chop was very tender and juicy! The Shrimp scampi had a pasta with a red sauce which I thought was a bit odd but it was still very tasty. The two desserts, chocolate soufle and the caramel butterscotch cream were very good too. The cream is very rich so hard to eat much of it.

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PW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We dined at Bayside to celebrate our grandson's 12th birthday while in Newport Beach. The food was really good, however the service was very slow. We understand that it was the last day of Restaurant Week in Newport and they were very busy on that Saturday night. But we will definitely give it another try.

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F
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another wonderful evening… Really enjoyed Bayside, I love the live entertainment, excellent food, and always excellent service!

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LB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the entertaimnet was fabolous - service and overall experience was enjoyable

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T
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superior food, service & ambiance.
Great location and a staff that makes the experience!!

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C
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bayside - great food and always great service - the valet parker is fabulous and we always ask for Mavie - he remembers everything you like!

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C
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Bayside. It was great. Ate in the bar. The environment was quiet and cozy. Entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Happy Hour is a good value. We enjoyed the food. There was a wide selection. We will be returning.

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PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but a bit pricy. Liked the menu choices.

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level and ambiance can vary depending on where you sit in the restaurant. You are often given the choice of quiet side, or near the bar with live music. Overall, we love this place, the food has always been excellent and the service is outstanding. Also, they provide free valet parking.

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F
Orange County
108 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been here in awhile. We al enjoyed our dinners, service and the live music. I thought the portions were large but a bit pricey.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our first year anniversary and I clicked the occasion but we didn’t get any surprises but anyways live music and ambience was great.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been to Bayside a number of times and even held a work Christmas party there so was surprised this time. I pointed out to our busboy that my wine glass had some crusty food on the outside he left it. I had to then bring it to our servers attention to get it replaced. My meal of pasta was so so. My husband almost sent back his Chilean sea bass but as we were dining with others he chose not to say anything. Disappointed

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O
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bayside is a favorite! The food is delicious and we have never had a bad meal. Nice ambience.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bayside always delivers quality service with excellent food!

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k
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Out of town vacation

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