Bayside Restaurant

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not bad for a weekday

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MikeL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, I will definitely return for another outing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the music the entire evening was very enjoyable!

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JuneV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Tables barely 6ft apart - way too many people dining to feel really safe! Several waiters wearing their masks below their nose- terrible service - my halibut was overcooked, dry and over seasoned! Also very small for the price, about 1/2 the size I would expect a piece of fish costing $44. There was no sauce served with the fish and it was served on top of soggy spinach, a sliver of boc choy and one asparagus cut in half! Will not dine here again!

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Suzannester
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bayside was wonderful. Nice jazzy music but we could still chat with our group. Great salmon and scallops! Perfect service!

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LindaC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant has done an outstanding job with outdoor seating during Covid. Still the same delectable food. Loved having the live music will dining.

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vipLulu
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, helpful staff, great environment on the outside eating area.

KJ
KatrinaJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Staff and food is always good and spot on. Even with all the new restrictions, this place is still very nice to come to.

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vipleer
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually excellent, but nearly one hour after arriving our order was taken. I had booked an outside table a week ahead, but was escorted inside where it was noisy, crowded (bar seating only) and very slow service. Not what I have experienced the past ten times I have eaten there.

JD
vipJohnnynotDrama
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, food and music. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A bit more of a sophisticated crowd but beautiful music and great food

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vipTedH
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My partner and I dine at Bayside relatively often. Among other matters, we take advantage of Bayside’s relationship with Hi Time Wine to enjoy a good wine without paying corkage, even though Bayside’s corkage, at $18.00 per bottle, is fair. Our experience this last Sunday, dining outside with well-spaced tables, was exceptional. Service was well placed and the dishes we selected were exceptionally well-prepared. Although our four dishes, Ahi tartare, oysters on the half shell, seared salmon with Asian vegetables and shrimp scampi with linguine, were excellent, the dozen Alaskan oysters on the half shell were the stars of the meal. The shrimp scampi with linguine was a bit oversauced, but the sauce was delicious. We enjoyed the music, in part because the musician’s sound level was well-modulated. Altogether a lovely date night.

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JoeNaz
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great and the manager was phenomenon. He gave us a free desert tower for my dads birthday and the love music was wonderful. I seriously was more then please. The food was 8/10. It was really good but not the best I have ever had.

The service was impeccable and we had a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday! It couldn’t have been a better experience. Our waiter Larry was amazing, attentive and engaging which made it so enjoyable. All the wait staff were great. The singer was an added bonus especially to sing Happy Birthday! I highly recommend Bayside.

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Everyone’s meal in our party was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Patricia
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bayside restaurant was an excellent place for seafood. We dined outside, but a member of our party expressed a fondness for Bayside's sophisticated interior setting. The jazz band during dinner as light and energetic. Would highly recommend it.

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Starfire
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant and terrific overall experience...definitely a repeat and often!

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vipYolandaS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bayside is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. The food is delicious, and the service is fantastic. We are very fond of all the servers and their helpers, but Samantha is a favorite. She is very efficient, personable and caring. Bayside has music nightly, which is an added plus.

MF
vipMikefromFullerton
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A med well ordered steak was served medium raw. When I asked for it to be cooked a mite more, it came back burnt and very well done. I guess I learned my lesson. Otherwise, it was an average experience.
I would recommend it with caution.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
118 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent California inspired cuisine, very attentive service. Currently all tables our outside in front of the restaurant which works very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress disappeared and food took too long
We canceled the soufflé for dessert because they said it would be a while even though we had ordered it with our dinner. We will not be going back

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TennisHarleyGuy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the live music and ambiance! They have really talented musicians.

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PeterL
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Good selection of menu items.

Of course, great services.

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KimP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch is delicious!!

KM
vipKenM
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent service, food quality, music, and pleasant environment outdoors since covid. They have made the best out of a parking lot and it seems like a great spot to have a meal!

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vipRobertB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This review is based on having dined at Bayside twice in the last month, once on a slower weeknight and once on a busy Saturday night.
Reception and seating are timely and professional, these days dining is both outdoor and inside. We dined outdoors once and inside once, our preference is outdoor mainly because the noise level/music is lower outside.
The menu is limited, but covers the range of vegan-red meats. The wine list is adequate and is CA centric with a few European wines sprinkled in, a mix of Italian and French (mostly Bordeaux). On our first dinner we chose a Zin, on the second the only Rhone on the list....both were good. Cocktails are well made, the bar is stocked well.
Overall the greatest difference between the two dinners was the savoriness of the main course....we chose the braised short rib on both occasions. The first time the dish was nearly perfect.... savory, hot, and sauced correctly. Last night the same dish was bland, sparsely sauced and the horseradish potatoes were without horseradish. At this point all we can say is consistency, one hallmark of a solid restaurant, is not there. Starter plates were well prepared on both occasions. Timing between courses was too long on the busy Saturday night.
Will we return?.... most likely yes on a weeknight.

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JoBruce
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to enjoy good food and conversation with friends.
Friendly service.

MB
vipMeganB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one in the restaurant was wearing masks. I witnessed the hostesses tell people that they didn't need to wear them.

The owner was also walking around the restaurant without a mask on. He walked by our table and I kindly let him know what was going on and also told him how much I was enjoying the food. He ignored me, walked back to his table and the 3 people he was sitting with mocked me and my friend all night. Laughing loudly and making comments about us being concerned. We were so uncomfortable and their behavior was so rude, we didn't finish our meals, we paid and left.

I'm more concerned that we will get shut down again, it's not hard to follow rules that all places are asked to follow so we can get back to normal again.

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Gooddinner
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bayside seems very safe with their outdoor seating and attentive service. As usual, the food is very tasteful and well presented. Good wine and mixed drinks.

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Anniversary
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining area with live music. On the Go To list every week. Make reservations.

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vipIrvine
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and music. Service with a smile!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food ! Love the live music💓

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bayside was great! I loved sitting outside, I hope that they figure out a way to keep the outside dining option even after this pandemic is finished.

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MatthewK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

met and exceeded expectations. Friendly staff and everyone was covid compliant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I’ve had better experiences at Bayside before but it felt like the restaurant was understaffed. Our drinks arrive until after our appetizer was delivered, we didn’t have any silverware when our entrees arrived, and I had to send my food back because it was room temperature.

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Vinnie
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was a special time and place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice and had a great experience both times

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vipleer
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great but chose wrong item.

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kirstenp
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. You can newer gove wrong at Bayside 😘

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AnneA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good...Booth was a bit tight for four. Service was good. Prices are very high for the level of service, food and ambiance. Our booth was across from the bar. No music, or view of anything but the bar and hostesses stomping across the wood floor In a hurry it was loud and noticeable.

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

Bayside Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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