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About Bayside Restaurant

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.

900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Bayside / PCH

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 721-1222

Website:
http://www.baysiderestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music 7 nights a week and Sunday Brunch

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet offered as well as self parking.

Executive Chef:
Paul Gstrein

Additional:
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

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.

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!

Bayside Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Live Music (20)
Good for a Date (18)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Fun (7)
Waterfront (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Scenic View (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was mediocre - food was fine. We eat here occasionally and have had mixed results. Not enough wait staff at our recent visit. Water was served in a chipped glass then exchanged after I pointed it out but never refilled.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our booth was too big, we could not communicate, and worst of all they put us right next to a huge long very loud table. Spoiled the night.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is always a terrific restaurant, although the prices are very high. We especially like the live music, especially on Thursday evenings. Food is excellent

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Bayside Restaurant - the valet attendant is very friendly and remembers our car - the busboys are fabulous in keeping your bread plate full if you desire and your water replenished , the food is consistently delicious and Mavie is a superb server. They have excellent live music in the bar area

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, great food and an upscale but comfortable atmosphere

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice dining space on the patio.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great Thanksgiving, thanks for a great meal and being open!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was tasty, if overpriced. Compressed salmon salad very good; autumn harvest salad ok; turkey good; cranberries good; mashed potatoes ok; broccliflower ok; stuffing good: portions small; Belgian chocolate cake a little dry, and not very chocolatey. In sum, better than sitting home and eating frozen pizza - but at $50 per meal, it could have been better (IMHO).

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our fourth or fifth Thanksgiving dinner at the Bayside. This very didn't seem as good. Fist and foremost our service was not good. Our server was very polite but not attentive nor did she bring all that was ordered; a salad and a cocktail (1 of 2) hum. The portion for the Turkey DInner was weak. Not enough gravy on the filet and the waitress didn't ever come back to check on us. By the time she one of the two cocktails we were done with dinner. As soon as she left the next table, she was back to ask for our dessert order. All in all I love the Bayside and will return but perhaps not for a holiday dinner next time.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving was amazing. Best Thanksgiving meal I have ever had !! Also celebrated a birthday ! A big party came in next to us though as was a bit loud and rude but that was not the restaurant that was them being rude. The restaurant was amazing. !!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Graduation

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good but not as good as in our past trips. The haddock didn't taste light and flaky. The duck was flavorful but chewy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was overseasoned. The service was slow. When you spend a couple hundred on dinner, you shouldn't have to box your own left over food.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic dinner and service. The lobster solid was amazing the halibut delicious and the butterscotch badeno was out of this world!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service, food, and music is a winning combo for a Friday night!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent quality food, worth the price. Amazing wine collection.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service are always great here, and the live jazz makes for a really enjoyable evening.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Loved it! Excellent service, delicious food, and creative cocktails. We will be back :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were just there for an amazing brunch with so many choices!! They had live music and it was such a perfect spot to catch up with our son and his girlfriend! Cheers Deirdre

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant it beautiful but we were drowned out by the din of conversation. There is a problem with todays dining. The restaurants do not have any noise drowning drapes or carpeting and everything bounces off the walls! It is not just Bayside but many restaurants. Hard to have a conversation.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent view restaurant and location. Great 3 course lunch for $28.00pp and had a friend from Wales to enjoy the meal and Balboa Island.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We celebrated our daughters birthday at the best restaurant in the OC!
The best food and service. Thanks to Saro, Mauvi, and Chef Paul for another great dining experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and ambience service was terrific would recommend this restaurant highly

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent offerings and outstanding service. A memorable evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food is always excellent and consistent quality. Our waitress was observant and comped us our wine corkage because the wait times during our meal were a little excessive at times. We were showing your restaurant off to friends and we were sorry they weren't able to see the top quality service we usually have when dining with you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I made my reservation online and a question was asked "what am I celebrating" and I had options to choose from and chose "anniversary" since we chose this place to celebrate our 13 year anniversary, and we were not acknowledged about our anniversary with any special dessert or verbal congrats.

Disappointed! Thought it was pointless to check the box for a celebratory occasion, and nothing special was done!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Bayside remains one of my favorites. The food, service and ambience are always excellent. The place is also well designed and physically attractive.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bayside was outstanding. Wonderful food wonderful service fabulous experience. We celebrated two birthdays. Ate on the patio. Loved it all so much we booked Thanksgiving !!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We always love our meals at Bayside from the valet parking attendant to the host / hostess/ server and runners. Movie is an excellent server - he remember what we usually order even better than we do sometimes! My husband had the Octoberfest special and it was marvelous. We'll be back

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of our favorites.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

always good value especially the price fix menu and never noisy

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Used to be a great restaurant. The lamb tasted old vegetables etc in plate whole presentation lacking. Expensive for lunch fish $38 as opposed to other places $28-34. Only 3-4 tables filled at peak lunch time. Our server Sylvie was fantastic and the valet is wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fantastic personal service with a unique seasonal menu...all at a reasonable price

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Late lunch catching up with friends but zero pressure to leave at closing time of 3ish. George our server was nice and very knowledgeable about wine and how gin was made.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Again Bayside delivered the best service and food in the OC! Thanks to all the staff at Bayside!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a great dinner. The swordfish was excellent but the shrimp cocktail was watery and not up to our standards. The beet, goat cheese salad was great.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very quiet for Monday evening. We sat in outside atrium area..only group of four dining inside.. .lovely piano music. Salmon good ..my daughter enjoyed steak .. manager friendly.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I take my family to Bayside every time I visit my mother in law with my grown children in Newport Beach. Restaurant hits high marks on all important points. Service is always excellent, great ambiance and food is delicious. Solid wine list and well made drinks guarantee a wonderful evening . Never fails to finish our visits on a high note.
MikeS.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Slow and inattentive at best. Very dissatisfied. Food was acceptable. Service was horrible.

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