Bayside Restaurant

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Celebrating 20 years as a Newport Beach dining destination, the Ghoukassian family continues their legacy, bringing culinary drama and inventive dishes to visitors and locals. Always focusing on the art of dining, Bayside boasts one of the town’s favorite bars and lounges, with nightly music, ranging from contemporary covers to live piano and jazz duos. Weekly specials include Prime Rib Sunday Supper, Steakhouse Thursday Menu and the restaurant’s popular Champagne Sunday brunch. Come dine on the patio overlooking Newport Harbor or enjoy a spot tucked away in the dining room for an experience second-to-none. Private dining areas, the patio and the entire restaurant are available for special events. Valet parking is always complimentary, and ample self-parking is available.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Thanksgiving for a home cooked meal without any of the clean up! The THANKSGIVING Prix-Fixe menu: Selection of starters, Traditional turkey and all the fixings, choice of desserts. For those not wanting the Turkey Meal, there will be a small a la carte menu available.

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M
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shortly after its Grand Opening. A friend and I frequented this establishment every week for the following eight years. We became friends with the owner Mark, but as all things must come to an end, so did our visits. 2007 - 2009 nine were not kind to me, and I moved hundreds of miles away. I never forgot, and just a few days ago after a decade, that same friend and sat upon the pristine patio. Everything was as if we never left, and the food magnificent. Thank you to everyone that was there. Life is good again, and we will return, often.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great service and beautiful place the brunch is a must

DC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and Service at Bayside are so consistent that it is one of my favorite Newport Beach restaurants. The servers are attentive without being intrusive and the food is creative and delicious. The live music adds a lot to the lively ambiance of the restaurant.

L
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Love Bayside. Good food and where can you go for great jazz. My only complaint is with our server. First my wife was giving them rave reviews but he cut her off and left. Secondly I was still finishing my dinner and he brought desert. Even with these errors I will return.

TT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!! Great food, music, parking and good place to meet friends!

O
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The service was good from the buss boy to the waitress to the bartender everyone was on top of service. The food took a bit to come out S it was a busy night however the live music kept us distracted and entertained. We are overall pleased and will come back soon. Food was delicious.

TH
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bayside Restaurant is my partner's and my go-to restaurant for every kind of dining out occasion. We have a favorite waiter, Saro, who is a sure guide to the menu, attentive and cheerful. Hi-Times Wine runs monthly specials on wines from all the major regions of the world that one can take to Bayside and have the corkage fee waived. This collaboration allows one to try particularly fine wines that might tax one's budget were one to purchase them at restaurant prices. Among other services, Saro always produces the correct glass for the wine we bring. The live music is invariably interesting and not so loud that one cannot carry on a conversation. We have sampled most of the menu and have not found any item to be less than excellent, though the paella is a particular treat. One needs a reservation most nights.

E
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family dinner. Looking forward to going back!

R
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Prime rib and Filet Mignonette was tough. Ambiance and decor was good. Good wine selection.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server Andrew was wonderful! We had a great birthday dinner, thank you!

RK
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short wait, excellent service and food was amazing😀

HL
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food is way overpriced. No quality. I ordered a lobster sandwich for $24.50 and it came out with one slice of Texan toast with avocado spread and some kind of minced lobster claws and tomatoes. My husband ordered steak and eggs. He asked for over easy eggs and they came out so well done and dead. The steak had no flavors. The sauce on the steak tasted likes it came from a jar. Everything tasted like they were pre-cooked. Never come back here again

J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Romantic place to celebrate our 34 year anniversary. Russ, our server, was amazing! He was very familiar with the Travelzoo Voucher and the items that very included in the deal.

PZ
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Arrived on time for our reservation @ 7:00 with another couple. We haven't been to Bayside in a while since it's a little out of our way and were looking forward to the same good experience we've had before. Our server started out fine but it quickly deteriorated from there. We ordered a bar drink and a bottle of wine. Got the drink and then waited over 10 min for the wine. We had to literally yell at our server to get his attention to come to our table. His excuse was that "they" put the wine in an ice bucket and he couldn't carry the drink and wine at the same time. So why didn't he go immediately back to get the wine after delivering the drink? 15 min later he finally returned to get our orders of appetizers, salad & entrees. Appetizers and salad came at the same time. Then we waited and waited and waited for our meals. The server came by & told us there was a backlog in the kitchen but we really thought he forgot to turn in our orders. We finally got our meals @ 8:45. A that time we ordered a chocolate souffle. Our companions ordered a sorbet later after we finished our entrees. The chocolate souffle came out and we waited another 10 min for the sorbet. Of course, he screwed up our tabs and we were finally able to leave @ 9:25. 2 hrs and 25 minutes for a meal. At least the food was good when we finally got it.

OC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked for and was given a quiet table. Loved our waiter. Food was delicious

C
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Experience was good, the food was very good. John our waiter was very attentive and engaging. Took the shuttle to the Hyatt for jazz that night, very good amenity. Thank you,

I
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice comfortable chairs and good atmosphere. Waiter attentive with nice sense of humor. Light jazz band which we really enjoyed...Ron K trio very nice!
Food delicious, well prepared, presented and hot! Risotto with large shrimp was killer! Lovely salads.
Only one minor disappointment...Champagne and rose were not chilled enough...will ask next time.
We’l be back!

OA
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful menu with a well-rounded wine selection. Two of us enjoyed dinner very much on the enclosed patio. Scallop dish was amazing, as was the flatiron steak. The melon arugula salad to start was big enough to share and really delicious. Half bottle of Brunello di Montalcino at a reasonable price rounded out the dinner. Couldn't resist the warm lava chocolate cake with ice cream at the end. Perfection. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, low pressure and laid back - yet attentive. I don't come to Newport Beach often but I would certainly consider coming back, and I recommend this restaurant.

JH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but service was a little slow because they were short handed

JN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our time at Bayside, dinner was exceptional.

A
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was okay, not great. Eggs were over cooked. Service was slow.

m
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Bayside is a lovely restaurant with a broad menu and very good cuisine. Service is good, not great.

J
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Price with sparkling wine was fair. Wait staff very attentive and glasses never got low. We each had the chicken which was delicious. Nice way to enjoy Newport.

CC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We have always been delighted with the food and service. However, on this occasion the restaurant was very understaffed and as a result, service was very slow. But, our server was delightful in spite of her stress in doing her best under the circumstances.

D
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

BC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our Sunday brunch was overall very good. Bloody Mary w/ shrimp was excellent. We started w/ the house salad and chopped romaine salad. Both very flavorful. For the main course, my wife had the crab cake over spinach w/ Hollandaise Sauce and I had the Swordfish over risotto. Both were outstanding and beautifully presented. The crab cake had a good amount of lump crab meat and it paired well w/ the spinach and hollandaise sauce. The center cut swordfish was nicely seasoned, cook perfectly (meaning still moist) and the risotto was yummy.

Service was good. My only complaint was that after the meal our waitress offered and served my wife a cappucino (also very good she said) but it took another 10 minutes to bring the dessert menu. Both should have been offered at the same time, and dessert should have been served w/ the coffee. We chose the Caramel Budino, which is basically an Italian caramel pudding. Although it was not extravagant or fancy, the pudding was very tasty and had a good creamy texture.

Looking forward to returning in the future.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service & Great food

LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, but the service is even better. Very attentive stuff that is helpful and friendly. And the food is outstanding

RK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive for what we got. And too noisy with the music so it as difficult to talk to others at the table. If I ever go back there. Which is doubtful, I will demand an area away from the music.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I have dined at Bayside Restaurant several times. We love the food , the ambience and the service. Our server, Iris was excellent ; so have all servers in the past. The food is always cooked perfectly. Thank you . We will keep coming back.

j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been to Bayside in years and was very impressed that the quality and service remained at a high level. I’ll be going back.

OT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Bayside restaurant for date nights, great foods, and service. This time we came for dinner before a concert at NB Hyatt. It is great that they provide shuttle service for summer concerts.

S
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is WAY overpriced. The food is just average, service was slow and prices were inflated for a beach town location with no view. Will not be returning, so many other options in the area. So disappointing : (

OT
Orange County
138 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A neighbor favorite
Thank you Mark for adding baked potato to the menu

OT
Orange County
64 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service from the greeting to the table side service to the food and music!

l
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food so delicious, able to carry on a conversation and the piano player the best ever!!!! Can't wait to go back...and it will be soon.

o
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant because the food is excellent, the service is warm personable, and you can hear your dinner companions‘ conversation. Thank you for providing this gem to our community.

R
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Wait staff was super! Food was great and the ambiance was perfect.

BA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was outstanding as usual. we were there for brunch. The scallop special was outstanding. The sear (nice and browned) and the doneness of the scallops was outstanding. The champagne was super sweet and should be better at such a great place. Our servers uniform was very wrinkled/ not pressed and did not match the quality of the overall quality.

GS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my Mother for her 89th Birthday the other evening for an early dinner. I wanted to take her somewhere nice since a special occasion and Bayside was recommended to me. The Hostess was very nice and accomodating to where we wanted to sit. The Patio area is very enjoyable.
Our Waiter gave us good service. We never dined there before. I recommend the Swordfish, if you like seafood.

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