Bayside Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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American
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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow and they brought the wrong food. We waited over an hour for our food and when it came it was the wrong thing. We ate it anyway because we didn’t want to be there for another hour waiting. We toldmanagement and they did apologize but then all they did was subtract one drink from the bill.

Very disappointed this used to be a good place

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !! Perfect

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shaunab
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything from the live music to your staff to your drinks to small plates were great. I absolutely love the wine list and your tuna tartare stack was to die for!

The only thing I would change is your risotto. The shrimp risotto was made very poorly.

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BonnieN
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is, and always is excellent. The service is fantastic, the food is delicious, and the entertainment is so enjoyable. Bayside is wonderful!!

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NBFoodie
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the restaurant is a star. Even after a long time closed, everything was perfect.
Hope you open for lunch soon.!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even though we had a reservation they were all booked. Said they really aren’t taking reservations via open table. Was pretty disappointing. But they were able to find us a table later.

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vipklwebb
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were sat at a booth in the bar, socially distanced, and service was good. Staff wore masks and were attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Bayside for making me feel like a human again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we had an amazing experience!! The staff was wonderful!

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vipDave
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will miss going there during the quarantine.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service great ambience loved the live entertainment!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date the service and food was on point. Even the host was very welcoming and accommodating for my date and I. Also if your on a date check out Gondola Adventures right down the way for an even more romantic night.

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TatianaD
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bayside and it was amazing! Food was delicious and service was excellent. They also have live music which was really nice. I'll be back for sure!

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Tomh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is amazing views of the water great sunsets and the service makes it even more special. Food is superb! Thank You for the great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Definitely not one of our better experiences at Bayside. The waiter was hurried and not attentive. Also, I notated on the Open Table reservation that we were celebrating a Birthday and it was never acknowledged.

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MamaMia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at Bayside. Can't remember how many times we've been here but it's delish everytime!

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vipOnthego
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants that never disappoints. My husband had the vension special - and it was delicious. I love their fusilli and sausages! We sat on the bar/dining side and enjoyed the live music. Malvie was our waiter - talk about excellent service - he's the best! This was a long over due date night and it was awesome evening. Thank you Bayside!

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Sunny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server friendly helpful and polite, nice love music. We decided to go there last minute with my husband and we had a great time.

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vipFoxymike
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was not as good as usual, but still a good experience. The octopus salad was overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb, Cap was very comfortable, discussed and explained the menu, gave us space to let us enjoy the evening.
The food was on time and fabulous. The portions were generous without being overpowering.
The ambiance like the food and service was exquisite.

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vipFoodlovers
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect champagne brunch for a lazy Sunday.
Consistently excellent food and service.

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vipLuxelife
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bayside was always one of our favorite restaurants - great food, respectable prices, good service, wonderful music - but after our dinner Saturday we're left wondering "What's gone wrong with this place?" The food was mediocre and VERY expensive, the service was awful - it took 90 mins to get our salads... and only after we badgered our waiter. The salads had a bread plate amount of greens with a few dibbles of blue cheese and a few pine nuts for an insulting $15 - our mains came out barely warm and flavorless. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I would think twice before booking a table anytime soon. Go for a drink and the jazz but dine elsewhere.

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TimH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. Really enjoyable night with soft live music in the other side of the restaurant. Food portions were descent size- better than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food always delicious
Music was a little loud

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and a great place to enjoy a nice dinner with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Have been there before and have always had a good experience. This time though, they weren’t quite prepared for the Valentine’s Day crowd. They ran out of food items and made us wait without telling us. They did try to make it up to us by providing a glass of wine and some desert but the damage was already done. The food was good when we got it

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Truly disappointing experience. Wanted to have a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner and had one of the worst restaurant experiences I could imagine. We waited in line outside just to check in for ur reservation and were seated around 8:10. After having to ask for them, we were given a wine list composed of printer paper stapled together and a pre fixed menu. Though it wasn’t communicated before our arrival, given the holiday the pre fixed menu was understandable. We placed our drink orders and had to ask again for them after not receiving them for about half an hour. 45 minutes after placing our food order, our waiter came back to tell us that they had run out of our selections and asked us to choose something else without any sort of apology. By 9:15, over an hour after being seated, no food had touched our table. We decided to spend the rest of our evening somewhere else and tried to inform the host as a courtesy that we were leaving. The manager came over, I assumed to make some sort of apology, but only wanted to know what table we were sitting at so that he could turn it. Truly horrible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated on the outside patio which was kind of a bummer but I understood because it was Vday. Also I had to send my steak back to get cooked a little longer but the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentines Day

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BillA
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It would have been nice if there had been a notice that there was a limited menu for 2/14.

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vipWendy
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the restaurant and the Lamb Chops BUT the steak wasn't the best. Our waiter kept on saying "i will be right there" and "sorry for the wait" until he was probably ashamed to serve our table. Another lady took over who was much nicer. Probably they were too busy since it was valentine's. Another thing is although we had reservations, we had to stand in a line for 20 minutes and it was cold outside. There should have organized it better. Maybe keep heaters for guests waiting to be seated? Everyone in the line was complaining about it. I will probably go there again when its not too busy for a second chance:-)

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LEONH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. You will not be disappointed. The steak fillet was amazing as was the sea bass. Waiter had an excellent knowledge of the wines and his recommendation definitely enhanced the meal.
The live music also enhanced the dining experience.

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day prix fixe menu had many choices, all good. Very good price for the high quality of food. Extremely busy night but the staff were efficient and attentive. Had a very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner was wonderful. Every course offered for the prix fix dinner was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food is consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch place with top notch food

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Rabbit2
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that you can get smaller portioned meals from the bar menu. Our server, Mabi (sp?) was excellent - super professional, efficient, experienced & knowledgeable.

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foodie
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful. The only thing would be have a pianist and music a notch lower. Love having it and they are great but a bit quieter would be perfect

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Mops
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I requested a booth in the back of the dining room. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and wanted a quiet table. Unfortunately, after we were seated a group arrived, one of whom had a very loud and annoying laugh. Not much we could do about or our server but it did spoil a otherwise delightful evening.

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Darti
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and haven’t had a bad experience. This one was no exception.

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Bayside Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 721-1222.

Bayside Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2027 OpenTable diners.

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