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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Live Music (31)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Bar Seating (16)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
People Watching (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Scenic View (7)
Waterfront (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Live Sports (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Wifes bday

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·Dined 4 days ago

We got off to a bad start because we were seated at a table and then we sat and watched other people being seated and served drinks before anyone even approached our table. I finally had to catch the attention of the other waiter.
The food was good and we enjoyed the live music.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We went on Valentine's even't. I totally understand the almost an hour delay (even with reservation) on this kind of special day and maybe traffic or some how.

To be honest, the service is good even waitress was busy. Most of the food are good, but not excellent. As a person who graduate from the Hospitality major, we can make about the same level in school (with 2 to 3 semester training).

Please read the following in Bold and Large size:
The dessert were HORRIBLE, SERIOUSLY!!!
Everyone knows it was specially even for Valentine's Day! But both the dessert were really really really bad! I rather the restaurant bring out......let's stay.....GOVIDA chocolate Sampler or Strawberry covered w/ Chocolate (Dark / Milk selection). OR, maybe something like "Cabernet Sauvignon pour over Chocolate Ice Cream w/ Cherry or Strawberry decoration on top".
You know, dessert is the plate to make most of the ladies happy. And guys can only get happy when their spouse are happy. So, if you mess up the dessert, ladies are not happy, guys are not happy, they have high chance to break up just because of the dessert (or at least they won't have a good time after dinner and before bed time.) YOU KNOW??? HOW IMPORTANT IT IS?????

Please, be really care about your customers especially you are a high end restaurant.

Thanks

Danzo

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was incredible. They didn’t honor our reservation because it was so busy but it was worth the wait. Will be going again for sure.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is ideal for romantic dates. I took my wife there this Valentine's and she loved it. The food was amazing and the atmosphere is just perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Very dissapointed in the care and consent for the fact of having timed reservations wih bayside and as well with this opentable site. After verifying my confirmation for reservation and calling bayside a day prior to the 14th of February, we were denied access to the restaurant. So as u can imagine after driving 30-45 minutes to the establishment with set reservations confirmed here and with verbal confirmation with bayside the day prior, being denied access completely ruined me and my significant others Valentine’s Day. It is completely unprofessional, shows the integrity of said restaurant and this reservation software, and is jus out right rude. Yes I can understand it’s a very busy day being Valentine’s Day. Be that being said why would u take a reservation and then not honor it and ruin somones night. Makes no sense to why somone would even call in and confirm thier reservation to reassure thier special night will go as planned. Totally let me down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We waited over 2 hours to get out food and didn't stay

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We had reservations for 8:00 pm, took us 45 minutes to check-in at the front, another 30 minutes to get seated. Then drinks, appetizer, meals were all late too. Certainly not what we expected from this class of restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We got to the restaurant 15 minutes before our reservation time and there was a long line. It was impossible to check in with the hostess and then the people on line told us they all had reservations and the 6 o'clock guests were just seated and most of the people on line were 7, 7:30 and so on. We had an 8 o'clock reservation and when we saw about 40 people on line we left. Did not get any response from the restaurant or you until 4 days later, very upset, and disappointed with the whole scenario. Why send me numerous reminders and get 2 phone calls to confirm from the restaurant which we did, what did it get us, AGGRAVATION and a wasted 40 minute drive through traffic.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation on Open Table for Valentine's Day and showed up 30 minutes before our time thinking we would check-in and get a drink. Well...it took an hour just to check-in for our reservation!!! Horrible experience and even worse planning by the restaurant staff. Will not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Ooooh, where do I start? Waited 60 minutes outside of the restaurant in a long line for our 8pm reservation. Line was about 80 people strong. Sat down at 8:45pm, at a tiny table in a corridor between other tables. Ordered a seafood appetizer in addition to our $75/person set menu. Restaurant forgot the seafood order. Their advertised prix fix menu had items like Foie Gras and other fancy items but was deleted and not on the menu when we arrived at the restaurant. Appetizer came out at 9:30pm. Entree came out at 10:15pm. People that sat down after us got their food first some how (both tables ordered steak and rack of lamb). Asked for dessert to-go and for the check along with the entree. Worse meal ever.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentine’s dinner. We had a 7:30 reservation and waited in line just to get to the hostess desk for 50 minutes. The least organized group of staff I have seen. No apologies for the wait. After checking in, we had to wait an additional 15-20 minutes. We’re finally seated at just before 9:00pm.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I showed up for a 7:30 reservation at 7:00 for Valentine’s Day and there was a line snaked around the corner. By 7:40 we still weren’t even at the front of the line to check in with the hostess and people with 7:00 reservations were still being told it would be a significant wait until they were seated. The restaurant had clearly overbooked but we’re doing absolutely nothing to combat the situation. This would have been bad on any night but absolutely ruined Valentine’s Day. I ultimately forfeited my reservation due to a lack of tables.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day. The wait staff is fantastic and the food was wonderful.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

It was Valentines Day and the restaurant over booked. Our reservation was at 7:30PM. We stood in line for 40 minutes and finally was seated after 50 minutes. The food was very good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

What a disappointment! We had reservations for two at 7:00 PM, it was a Valentine’s Date Night. When we arrived upset guests we’re getting their vehicles. Valets were telling guests arriving that the restaurant had over booked. Their was a line and as I was waiting to check in I saw many people with reservations walking out angry. While I was in line an employee of the restaurant took a party of 4 waiting behind me to a table, they had not even checked in. Seemed you had to know someone to get seated on time. I pointed this out to a manager, no apology, he just stated that everyone was waiting. I was told I would get a text in 20 minuets when my table was available, 40 minuets later no text and I left with a unhappy wife, her night was ruined!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

HORRIBLE! We went for Valentine’s Day and made reservations almost three weeks in advance for 7:00pm. We were so excited to be able to enjoy a great meal at a reasonable time on a work night! That was a pipe dream because when we arrived at about 6:50 we noticed that the parking lot was completely packed and double parked. We were greeted by the valet who told us that the restaurant overbooked and get ready for a long wait. Then we saw the line went out the front door and into the parking lot! We thought there might be a lot of walk ins, but as it turned out everyone in line had a reservation. How does an established restaurant allow something like this to happen? So... we waited in line for 45 minutes (where else would we be able to go at the last minute on Valentine’s Day?) just to check in and have them text us when our table was ready... that took another 20-25 minutes... once we were seated it took another hour before we received our first course of a prix fixe meal. We saw so many sad faced couples who had their Valentines date ruined. Many of them just left the line in disgust. Some of them left after they were seated for over an hour with just water and a dinner roll.

The food was great once it was served, but the whole idea of a special night isn’t so much about the taste of the food as it is about the experience itself. This has turned off hundreds of people from this establishment. What really makes matters worse is that after complaining to the manager in person he didn’t even offer an explanation nor even make an attempt to ease our pain. They could have given us a comped future dinner or even an appetizer as a gesture of good faith, but we got the feeling that the management only cared about the thousands of dollars they made that night... too bad they are so narrow-sighted hat they don’t realized the millions of future revenue that they lost.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We selected Bayside since I proposed to my wife at Bayside ten years ago on Valentine Day. We arrived prior to our reservation time of 7:00 PM. There was a huge line made up of people who had their reservation prior to our's and claimed they had been waiting in line for over 30 minutes. I am unable to stand for more than five minutes. There was no place to sit except out doors in the cold. I couldn't get anywhere near the check-in desk, so went outside and phoned them. Told them my problem and they didn't seem to care. I told them to cancel the reservation. We went elsewhere. It was very disappointing as Bayside has always been one of our favorites. I doubt very much that we will go back anytime soon.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Had reservations at 6:30. Restaurant way overbooked. Took over one hour to get seated. Slow service
Limited choices due to set menu. Normal preparation for venison was changed for set dinner.
Overpriced for experience

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation for Valentine’s Day but couldn’t even get through the doors ... impossible to even make it to the back of the check-in line; just swarms of angry people everywhere. They obviously overbooked and had NO way of managing the overflow.

Extremely disappointed, as Bayside is normally one of my favorite places to eat. We gave up and went to the pizzeria next door ... not exactly the romantic valentines dinner I had in mind, but WAY better than this mess.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We went on Valentines Day and were disappointed with the check in procedure which took nearly 30 minutes. However, once we were seated we were very satisfied with the meal and service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Another excellent meal at Bayside! Order anything on the menu and you won’t be disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous night for our V-day celebration. The food was terrific, especially the scallops, Randy the server brought his 'A' game and the pianist in the bar/lounge, all made for a memorable evening. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the evening. Food was excellent. Recommend it f0or seafood.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

My date and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Bayside. The ambiance was quiet and romantic and the food was delicious. I hope to return many times for dinner and brunch. LeslieO

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely the most wonderful Brunch ever! Congratulations to Bayside, excellent Bar Staff, Music and Wair Staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Anniversary Dinner, excellent food, service and ambiance. Best Scallops anywhere!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was friendly as usual but slower and less attentive than normal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

An amazing venue, great ambiance with fabulous food in a neighborhood setting. Ideal.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and knowledgeable about different wine and the food industry

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful restaurant inside and out waitress was outstanding hostess was wonderful put us in a booth by the band had a great cocktails and appetizers go back in a heartbeat.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Marina our server was wonderful

We wanted to see Mark - owner but missed him

We love bayside

Thank you

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The hostess Susan put down rose petals for my wife’s birthday. The staff were impeccable and the cuisine was all spot on. It was the conclusion of restaurant week which meant the team should have been exhausted. They probably were but as far as we knew it was night one of their week. That being said, I would highly recommend Bayside. Cheers

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service, food, drinks.
We receive an excellent service from Jaime and from Jose.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were 2 couples who dined on a Saturday night during NB restaurant week. We had a 6:30 reservation & theater tickets near by at 9:00. No problem, right? Wrong!!! The service was abominable. Our waitress, Julia, greeted us nicely and introduced Russ, whom she was training. They took our drink order & then almost immediately after delivering the drinks & determining that we were not going to have appetizers, Julia reappeared & just hovered around the table. We asked for a few more minutes, which she grudgingly said was ok. Then, it was forever before she returned. She finally took our order & the salads arrived very promptly. Then, we sat & sat & sat. Julia hardly ever came by to ask how things were going, nor did Russ. The busboy was the most attentive of the wait staff. Finally, we flagged Julia down & by now it was 7:45 & we did not yet have our entrees. We told her we needed to leave the restaurant at 8:30, so could she please see about our meals. She said she would but it was still another 10 minutes before our meals arrived. When the food arrived, I commented that we were ok now that we had our food at 7:55, but we still needed to be through by 8:30 & she assured us that she would see to it. Then she disappeared & we didn't see her again until 8:20!!! We begged her to just give us our check so we could leave & we'd take our desserts to go. She said ok but then didn't bring the check until 8:30 & no dessert in sight. We had seen her waiting on other tables & Russ was with her but when we would motion to her, she just turned away. When she brought the check, she said Russ was getting our desserts but we saw him waiting on other tables. She just didn't care! Finally, at 8:35 we got up and were ready to leave when the busboy saw our dilemma and rushed to get our desserts to go. He did this in less than 2 minutes - but Julia couldn't do it in 15!!! Her service completely spoiled the evening but the food was fabulous. We would return but with hesitation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is good and the service fairly good but the prices are higher than comparable local restaurants.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great value with Restaurant week. As always...good food, good service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cream brûlée was cold but it has to be hot it is spoiled everything for your level of prices you should do better

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What a wonderful evening!! I’ve eaten lunch here a couple times and always been impressed but dinner was exceptional! The food was scrumptious and generous servings. I had the Scottish salmon with lemon risotto-divine!! And the service was warm, fun, professional!! A truly memorable evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant week

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