Bayside Restaurant

4.6
1523 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
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

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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What 1523 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

Vacation with our family. Great meal

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Wednesday night June 20th the service was very slow. Our reservation was for 6pm and we walked out 9pm, way too long. No explanation was made. I did mention to the hostess the long wait and she said they had a very large party they were serving at the same time. I would think they would staff for that extra rush?

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant. Today was a good day for the beet salad!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Pleasant Father’s Day brunch

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated Father’s Day here, and everything from the food, service, music and ambiance was excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

6/17/2018

Great time, great food

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I've been a big fan of Bayside until now. The service was incredibly slow. Even drinks took a long time to come and the food was very slow and a long time between courses. The dish that the waiter highlighted, the scallops, didn't even come with one of the sides listed in the menu. The food was average at best and it is usually very good. Overall, this was not a pleasant experience and I think it will be a long time before we return.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Consistently awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great dinning experience! Thank you for making my birthday extra special! Love everything!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Service was good We were not rushed and it allowed us to have a very enjoyable dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Beautiful restaurant/location. Live music. Great ambiance. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We were a bit confused by the pictures online as we thought we would be dining over the water, yet besides the slight snafu in our understanding and the clever photographic marketing, we were quickly whisked away from any discordant feelings we may have been harboring as soon as our food arrived. From start to finish the meal was delicious, a welcome and delectable treasure among a sea of restaurants known more for their look than their artistic understanding of what happens on our palette. One of the most satisfying and tasty meals we've had in a long time. Merci! Jacob & Betty

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Ambiance was great, musician was perfect on the sax and the service was professional, friendly and continuous. Great job to the staff they were all equally working to ensure their customers were well taken care of. Food was excellent and presentation was beautiful.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I wanted it to be good because we live close and it has a fun atmosphere but the fish was small and very dry. There are too many other great restaurants to spend this kind of money and have bad food.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. The fact that they allow small dogs on their patio is an added plus. If you're lucky, and the chef is making his mushroom soup, it's a must!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience at Bayside. We have frequented other restaurants in the area over the years, but always come back. The server allowed my wife and I time to share a bottle of wine, talk, relax, share an appetizer, and then relish over our main courses, all while watching the sun set (a partial view). Was lovely!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Outside table was perfect for heart-to-heart talk over lunch with a dear friend. The brunch menu is outstanding!

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

When we got in there, we were seated behind a curtain and not on the music side. I kindly asked the hostess to see if we can get a table on the music side and she told me that I had to request it during my reservation time and that there weren’t any tables available. So I sat back at the table but One of our friends knew I really wanted to sit there so he asked the hostess again and paid her $40 and magically, there was a table available. I’m unsure if it’s the cash or discrimination (I’m an Asian female and my friend is a white male. The hostess is an older white female) that got us the table but I don’t think we should have to pay someone to get a better table at a fine dining restaurant where we spent close to $600 w tip for our bill for a party of 4. The waiter service was great, appetizers were awesome but the entrees were lacking in flavor minus the swordfish. My husband asked for medium on his steak that was on special and he got medium well 😏 overall, the restaurant needs to improve their hostess service and taste of some entrees (halibut, filet mignon and NY steak on special).

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

What sets Bayside apart is the live music. Immediately upon entering the restaurant, there is a rich club vibe. Very cool! For sure we'll be coming back.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was great and the service was good but the ambiance was interesting.... it was a total geriatric crowd!!! Might be a great place for dinner with the parents or grandparents but not for a date night!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent Food and Excellent Service. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great food and service! Nice quiet atmosphere for a great business lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

As usual, our meal was delicious and service great. I love the scallops and usually get them. My daughter got the chicken chopped salad. We were both happy with our choices. I didn't check happy hour as we were there for lunch. Friends have said the happy hour is really good.

Silvia was our waitress. As usual, she was very attentive and helpful. The helper server was very good too.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

My friend and I had a very nice time and a good lunch at Bayside.
Everyone was very kind and helpful, and we were very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Bayside is one of our favorites! Friends were in town and we had a nice table in the dinning room, great service....all of our dinners were delicious. Perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

First time there - celebrated our anniversary. Loved everything-we were treated as friends and food was fantastic, Cello and piano were gorgeous. John was our waiter and we will definitely request him when we come back. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The swordfish was excellent! The garlic cream soup was delicious! Bayside is the best!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day limited menu, but everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food, great service with the addition of live piano for Mother’s Day. We really enjoyed ourselves and they were able to accommodate 8 adults along with an 8 month old easily. For steaks, chops and seafood, this is a very nice place.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Servers were on point and the food was delicious would recommend this place to my friends and family for sure!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Four of us each ordered a different appetizer, entree, and dessert -- we were all impressed with the perfection of each dish! Our server was wonderful and we had a great Mother's Day!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful time for Mothers DAY!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch immensely! Casual elegant ambiance, lovely patio view, amazing food and excellent service. We were left wanting for nothing! Our mom was very happy, as was everyone else! Definitely will return and recommend! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our first time here and really didn’t know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! Great ambiance, wonderful menu, very friendly up front and most incredible waiter. Was here for my sons 27th birthday. Our waiter was so attentive and kind and funny. We were blessed to have him.
I would absolutely be recommending people to Bayside.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We always enjoy having dinner at Bayside. The food, music and atmosphere are always terrific!!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The birthday desserts great. Service a little slow; valet guy a little rude and inattentive. Nice location but like Bistango ambience better.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Very good food.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Everything was ok but not great.

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