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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Live Music (26)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Romantic (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Waterfront (8)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Scenic View (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The waiter was inattentive. He served a table that arrived after me first. They also have souffle on the dessert menu but it really wasn't a souffle. It was a lava cake.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent ! they deserve 20 Stars.

Delicious Food and extraordinary service from all the staff.

I highly recommend Bayside restaurant as the Best in Newport Beach.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our regular favorites! Great food, fabulous service and terrific music!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food, top notch service, but a loud place

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

We were sat at a table in the small
Dining area behind the bar. The wall we sat next to had chunks of paint missing.

Waitress was very awkward and possibly on some sort of medication or possibly just really new. She was very jittery and looked a bit lost at times. The food was great as usual no complaints there.

Overall we had a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Good wine selection. For fine dining the food is average and overpriced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great experience. Good food, good service and sat in the dining room where the noise level was not a problem.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We had another great dinner at Bayside. Our server is excellent. Great Vesper Martinis. Sea Bass was tremendous. One of our favorites in OC.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We always enjoy our meal at Bayside. The valet attendant is so pleasant, Mavie is an experienced and extremely competent server and the food is delicious. Oh , and they offer live entertainment- what’s not to enjoy

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great brunch and at a great price! Their chicken with the polenta is outstanding. Live music, free pouring champagne...one of the best brunches in OC.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is a really good restaurant. Basic American food. Terrific fish and steaks and excellent service. The music on the bar side is too loud on the dining room side. In addition, if you want to share a salad they charge an enhancement to what is already a very expensive salad – and they don't tell you in advance. These kind of surprises are negative and really very ungracious. This too. Should not dissuade you from enjoying a fine meal at this restaurant.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful restaurant for special get togethers with friends. Fantastic menu. Food was cooked perfectly, and our waiter was one of the best.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Bayside is a beautiful restaurant with some truly amazing dishes. I ordered the chicken breast, and found it to be delightfully juicy and seasoned perfectly. The prices aren't bad, and the service was stellar. Oh, and the live pianist added a lot to the ambiance here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were celebrating a friends birthday and enjoyed ourselves. Only one problem, they
had run out of the halibut at 6 pm!!! Maybe they could put a couple more fish dishes on their
menu in the future!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food has good but The restaurant has got super expensive over the years and the champagne on the weekend is crap.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have spent many New Years Eves with friends here, it never disappoints, good food, wine, dancing and party atmosphere

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our fourth New Year's Eve dinner at Bayside. We also dine here once every three or four months through the year. Booked a 7:30 reservation a week prior. We have always been seated immediately, in the dining room or bar, but not this time.
We arrived five minutes early, wound up waiting thirty minutes while at least two parties of two who arrived after us were seated. When I asked (politely) when we might be seated the hostess looked at me, turned away without acknowledging me, and walked off. When we were seated, we were warehoused outside about as close to the street as possible - maybe they thought we would climb back on the turnip truck.
One selects a location for special occasions for the experience. While the meals (venison and lamb) were excellent, as we've come to expect, the treatment was not. Next year we'll ease the congestion at the front door by dining elsewhere. Cheers!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

They push the outside tables street side on their open patio (only curtains). We took the bait and sat down. they tried to seat others (4 or 5 couples) there also, however they were smarter than I and said no and were taken inside. Super loud motorcycles, semi trucks and cars going down the street. Make sure you sit inside if you want any ambiance. Better of at Ruths Chris, Mortons, or Mastros any day of the week. I wrote them 2 weeks ago and they never got back to me.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated on enclosed patio with a large very private party. They had speeches and...not good for us!
Love their food normally. Not great tonight. I think overwhelmed. Service was horrible!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Bayside is the best. Had the salmon and it was the best salmon I have ever eaten. My wife had the sword fish and it was excellent!
Thank you chef Paul, Saro, Mauvi and all the staff !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I think because it was Christmas Eve that Bayside was PACKED! We were sat right behind the entertainment, which was loud so next time we will ask for a table farther away so we can converse. I had the pork chop which was huge, with roasted potatoes, both were yummy. Started with a salad and wish I had ordered the mushroom/chestnut cream soup that my sister had and it was fantastic. Her Salmon was exactly as it was described on the menu so she was very happy. Dessert was crem burlee that was delicious. Yes...we will return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Bayside was the perfect place to treat a dear friend to a holiday lunch. The food was fabulous, the service excellent, and the holiday decor exquisite!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. We sat in the area next to the bar which was quiet.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was wonderful and food was amazing! Loved the festive decor!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, great service. Very busy on this Holiday Sunday but we were lucky to get a relatively quiet corner table. Bayside is always a good experience. Highly recommend.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Hostess was awesome accommodating everyone in bar due to a private party in dining too - a difficult job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Hot Spot, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a joyful and tasty experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My son and I went for dinner before the boat parade. The service was excellent, very attentive, friendly and funny! The meal started with warm bread Fresh out of the oven. My son had the sirloin and I had the venison and both were excellent. The potato gnocchi was outstanding! We shared the banana bread pudding and it was delicious! Overall, a great dining experience. A little pricey but good for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was fantastic, the polenta and roasted chicken was so so yummy. I would definitely recommend. The service was a bit slow, but the place was packed. Wait staff was very friendly and super polite. We will be back soon!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was exceptional. The host welcomed us and made us feel very welcome and at home. Our server was very attentive and provided superb service. We liked it very much. The food was delicious with a great selection. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good food. A little slow on the service but still very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I noted on the res that we were celebrating my birthday. Both the hostess and waiter wished me a Happy Birthday when I arrived and when we left. They also gave me a wonderful dessert. Our food was excellent and our waiter charming

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (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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 (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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 (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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