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Bayside Restaurant

4.4
1469 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Live Music
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 lunch, dinner and the enormously popular Champagne Sunday Brunch. Lunch, 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 721-1222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Gstrein
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bayside / PCH
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Parking details
Complimentary valet offered as well as self parking.
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Entertainment
Live music 7 nights a week and Sunday Brunch
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Special events & promotions
From wedding receptions to corporate functions, Bayside can accommodate from 20 to 200 guests with the ideal setting. Take a tour of the rooms available to you.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From wedding receptions to corporate 15 to 200 guests with the ideal setting. Select from three spaces available for special events to make your occasion one to remember!

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

A special 3-Course Prix-Fixe Menu $58 per person | $22 for Children 12 and under
*includes free flowing champagne / mimosas

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1469 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It is always an excellent and consistent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Mavi is wonderful!!!!!The food, music and service is wonderful and we always enjoy our many visits!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great, diverse menu choices and the preparation is superb. Enjoyed the atmosphere; energetic yet you can still hold a conversation. Plus, the view is lovely...on one side of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. Have been eating here since it first opened. Lunch, Brunch or Dinner, the food is always fresh, well prepared and attractively presented. The service is relaxed but excellent. i have introduced many friends to Bayside and now they come back and bring their friends.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Incredibly awful service. So slow. We ordered cocktails and it took forever to get (so not a kitchen was backed up issue). Took forever for waiter to take our order. Took forever to get first course. Asked for wine menu and it took forever to get that. Took forever for waiter to come back to take order for wine. We made a point of the fact that everything was taking so long. He actually brought the wine immediately, but we finished the wine before dinner was delivered. It was clear that the food had been sitting under the heat lamps for a LONG time ( seared ahi was warm and swordfish was cold) - overall would not return due to very bad service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant in on point and lacks nothing in the way of fine dining experience. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The best restaurant in the OC!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The experience was quite rush. Maybe because it was busy Easter Sunday. Our waiter was very attentive, but the food was meh for the price; appetizers and desert were cafeteria like.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday Brunch was wonderful and the
service was right on! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I met my grown adult kids For Easter brunch our regular go to place was booked Bayside Filled the gap at every level the cocktails the food was absolutely delicious , from the minute you walked in service was amazing
Professional , Prompt , 5 star class . Our server was on his “A” game The entire operation was on theie “A”game it was a special day for everybody coming in !

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Easter brunch was perfect, the service was laid-back and professional, and the harbor views were very pretty

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience for brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great place! Wonderful foods! Awesome service! We really enjoyed our evening here,

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Enjoyed our brunch very much. Lovely location. Will return.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was excellent. Service was too! We loved the live jazz music and you can actually see the bay from here.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good food and good service Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very consistent.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I invited a friend for a Birthday Lunch, and we both satisfied with what we ordered! They have a Chef's set 3 Course Menu that we both ordered, and we both selected their famous Lamb Chops, were were seasoned to perfection. I have been going there since the Restaurant opened many , many years ago. Their food has always been consistent. I always enjoy going there. I have been there with a big group for Live Music and The Small Plates that they offer during Happy Hour. Always Great!!! Also their Easter Sunday Brunches are fabulous!
I recommend this Restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food and pleasant Ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Bayside s a classic restaurant with old charm. The food and service are fanastic cooked to perfection. i would highly recommend this place to anyone who want a prestigious place to go to with high standards.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always have a good dinner at Bayside

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We loved the evening at Bayside! The service was wonderful, the food very good, and we loved the piano!!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Enjoyed dinner in the bar with our friends. We liked the happy hour bar prices and bar menu. Just the right size for dinner. They also offer the regular dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Sean was a true gentleman. We dined before catching a flight to Hawaii, and were so excited we did! Great location, absolutely amazing food and value for what you get. Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great last-minute choice, was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience-food, service and ambiance was impeccable. Would love to return for a lunch to enjoy the view.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Awesome sea bass!!!! And filet was great!!!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

One of our favorite locals restuarant.
Home away from home. Always try to please the wishes of picky eaters!!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We made a reservation through Open Table and when we arrived the restaurant did not have any record of our reservation. I showed them an e-mail from Open Table and they apologized and fit us in.

To my knowledge we did not receive credit for making this reservation through a Open Table.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We love Bayside - the valet attendant is fabulous (although he needs a heater for those cool Newport Beach nights!) ,. We always ask for Mavie and he is the best - he remembers preferences like no one else I know and the food is always wonderfully prepared

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Bayside is a favorite restaurant to get together with long time friends for a reunion. The food is always good and the service is superb.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Loved it all—- had the Sea Bass which was amazing!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We arrived early, were greeted by the hostess, very friendly, sat us quickly. waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and provided excellent service. Enjoyed the restaurant so much stayed and listened to the music in the bar area after dinner

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a really nice time celebrating our son’s birthday. Service was a bit slow, but honestly, who comes to a restaurant like this for speedy service? The live music was retro-cool, but also a bit loud which made conversation in a large group a bit of a challenge. The food was excellent!!!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have been here a few times and the food was great. This visit the food was fair. Fish didn't have much taste, mango salsa was sour. The venison, while I understand is served rare, was under cooked. Had creme brulee for desert and the glaze was very thick and burnt.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A little noisy couldn’t hear singer and no seats in lounge. Usually better

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great meal. Had 8 at dinner and the food and service was terrific. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

What a find! We have lived in the area for YEARS, but just discovered this wonderful place. By every measure (food, service, ambience, menu offerings) it is a winner. One nit, though, I do not understand why valet is provided. It is an unnecessary hassle in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Very good and consistent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Brunch was amazing !!!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Birthday celebration was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Have enjoyed this restaurant for many years. Food is consistently good as well as the service. Had the beet salad and the shrimp risotto. Both were delicious. We usually eat at the bar but decided we wanted a more intimate dinner in the dining section. We were not disappointed!

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