Bayside Restaurant

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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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JH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

JN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our time at Bayside, dinner was exceptional.

J
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 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
1 review
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.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The calamari appetizer was incredible. It was the best I'd ever tasted. And the amount on the plate was enough for an entree. Both of our main meals were also outstanding. My halibut was cooked perfectly. Our server was very friendly and the staff was very attentive.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

23rd Anniversary

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was verrrrrry slow. It took 15 minutes to get a drink, 25 to get a menu and about an hour and a half to get entrees.

c
Orange County
300 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed a perfectly cooked halibut filet, which was so delicious, and our waiter was great too. It was a busy evening, with live music, so it was louder than I prefer, but they did seat us away from it which was a big plus. We will dine again here soon.

SD
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good and the host was very personable. Our server was overwhelmed and made several mistakes which she did rectify. Having the shuttle to go to the Hyatt for the concert was a nice touch. I'd go back again.

U
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Take advantage of their complementary valet parking and free shuttle to the jazz concerts at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Have a great dinner, convenient shuttle to and from concert, then dessert (ours was free), and a talented open mic jazz night.

P
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the ambiance is wonderful and the food tastes good, it makes my tummy hurt. I'm not really sure what can cause that.
After speaking to some friends, they told me the same and they stopped going to the restaurant because of that.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthdays for friends

A
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live jazz, excellent food, fantastic wine menu, wonderful service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose to have our date night here on Friday night. We were honored with live jazz music and some gorgeous vocals from a special guest. Wish we had a booth instead of a table because my back was against the entertainment all night. Otherwise, the food was amazing, the service was amazing, the atmosphere and ambiance was perfect! Definitely recommend and will return.

O
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Mavie, was OUTSTANDING !
And the food was prepared to our request and was delicious.

JD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food, James was an excellent waiter, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We did feel that the music was a little loud for conversation, but some people may enjoy that. We have been here twice now and will definitely come again.

B
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place, close to our home. Good wine selection and prices, well return soon

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

Love Bayside
A neighborhood favorite
Small plates are perfect for small appetites
It’s quiet on the Patio
Otherwise the bar side is energetic and loud
The main dining room is quiet

MS
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food wonderful service and a very pretty setting make this a terrific nice night out

OC
Orange County
145 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bayside Restaurant is by far the best restaurant in the OC! Everything on the menu is delicious and the service is second to none!

LG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Not sure what happened that night but the food took forever - the people at the table next to us did not wait and left before they got the food, we stayed but it was too long and no apologies until it was really too late.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute reservation for our anniversary and we couldn’t have been more pleased :) the ambiance was calming and romantic. The service was professional, the food was extraordinary, absolutely no complaints. Might have to make this an anniversary tradition

KJ
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bayside is a great restaurant with amazing people and outstanding food. Cool place.

C
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service! The jazz ensemble rounded out the evening nicely. We will be back!!

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