Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

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At Coliseum Pool & Grill, every meal is a vacation. Dig into California grill favorites like our fish tacos, steak salad, flatbread pizza or signature chicken. Whether you sit under the sun or under the ceiling, we can’t help but show off our fresh flavors and amazing views.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing place

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HeatherW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff that was very accommodating! The entire team went above and beyond to ensure myself and my guests enjoyed their time. Food is amazing also!

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TL777
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service is amazing!
Look forward to returning again

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vipGilbert
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

$125 & 20% tip for 2 drinks and two taco orders & 2 coffees, outrageously expensive, limited low quality dishes on the menu, typical Irvine company restaurant, high price low value

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samantham
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner w son! Our fa

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, everyone is friendly. 5 star experience

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KevinT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere we're great. The entrees were average. We did enjoy the deep fried shrimp and peppers.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining on the patio overlooking the pool, with fantastic food, gracious service and a relaxing atmosphere- even with COVID protocol and masks. We would plan any dinner or event at Pelican!

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Mary
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was sorry the Golf resort restaurant was not open. We like going there the best. The service was not very good. We had a nice time with family. Thanks.
Mary Hester

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vipTracyC
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor spot for our business dinner - food and service were on point as always. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables spaced adequately apart to feel comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time ever :)

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DrLC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, our lunch at Pelican Hill’s Coliseum Grill was truly lovely. I had requested a specific view and WOW!, did the staff come through! The staff of the resort were their ever-fabulous, attentive and solicitous selves. Given there’s now no valet service, I was concerned about parking at the “top” of the resort and the long walk required to get to the dining area. However, a doorman immediately summoned a van for our small party of two (we were both in heels) at my request for transport. Our return to the parking garage was equally as fast and easy. The experience and food itself lost a star due to menu changes that were NOT reflected on the website when I had looked just a week prior to our reservation. My friend is vegetarian and the Grill’s amazing veggie burger has been replaced with an eggplant panini. A few more beloved items have also been replaced. I was incredibly impressed to see the aerosolized disinfectant in use between the seating of one party to the next, along with many other sanitation and safety measures visibly in effect. However, I was very uncomfortable being seated along a walkway — all outdoor seating is subject to this same walkway — where resort guests enjoying the pool and other amenities repeatedly walked by unmasked. These guests were not eating or drinking and as such, should have been properly masked. I’m bothered that for a lunch for two that cost $120 also might cost us our health if any of those countless unmasked guests walking, running, laughing, talking as they walked by was COVID positive. The resort needs to enforce their mask policy and equally importantly, block that walkway to all guests who are not dining at the Coliseum and being walked to their table or leaving thereafter.

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vipJoseAntonio
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great views!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Good but it just took way too long to get our drink orders.

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vipLucyS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great burger, very good daily specials, unbeatable view of the ocean at sunset.

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ocean view setting for delightful meal with friends.

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vipShannonF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious and atmosphere overlooking the ocean, pool and and resort was great. Another person (not our server) moved our umbrella to another table without providing an umbrella to us before moving ours. Left us baking in the sun and feeling like they were trying to move us out before we were done with our meal/ beverages.

Small thing but logistics of the move matters.

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ThomasM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal, with a beautiful setting, overlooking the pool at Pelican Hill. Great day times views, but we were there at night and just as scenic. Normally would do some of their crafted cocktails, but tonight brought a bottle of wine. Dined on the sea bass and the filet and both were prepared and presented perfect. Our server Alex was on top of everything. Just an overall great evening.

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vipMike
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ocean/pool/sunset view. Great service. Great food. A 10!

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SilvaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Quick Getaway for locals , the place is so nice and the food is delicious every time.
We love coming here because the service and the quality is always consistent .

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JOEG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE PEOPLE WERE FANTASTIC FROM THE MOMENT WE ARRIVED - FROM THE GENTLE MAN WHO OPENED THE FRONT DOOR TO THE YOUNG LADY WHO GREETED US AT THE FRONT DESK - THE BAR TENDER - THE PERSON WHO CAME TO THE BAR AND SHOWED US TO OUR TABLE - THE WAITER - AND YOUNG LADY WHO WAS SO PATIENT WITH MY WIFE- SHE MUST OF BROUGHT HERE 10 LITTLE BOTTLES OF HOT SAUCE - SHE WAS SO KIND - THE FOOD WAS PERFECT AND THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT - CAN NOT WAIT TO GO BACK

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ChloeCC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am impressed with how Coliseum sanitizes the dining table and seats. I have watched some other restaurants in malibu just wipe the tabletop after the customers left. Coliseum definitely did a great job to provide the customers like us a safe environment to dine in and I will definitely come back.

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vipTastyFace
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere here are just stellar!

The view and the architecture always leaves you feeling like you had a little vacation, even if you only have lunch or dinner.

We eat out a lot so we feel the menu had a nice variety with prices equivalent to many items, and some even up to $5 less (!), than other view properties in Newport & Laguna Beach.

Additionally, we are delighted that the service, from welcome to the table, is far beyond expected. So nice!

We live in Laguna and really appreciate having so many beautiful and well managed 5-star resorts in our backyard, along with elegant to casual chef-inspired restaurants available up and down our beautiful coast!

We love supporting our locals at every opportunity, even if only happy hour, it means so much to them and our collective future. Live life!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your thoughtful review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your local dining experience with us, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Business
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I had a 5:00 reservation and was the first one in the restaurant. No other customers were there. I asked for a shaded table, and they claimed that all other tables had a reservation. Apparently each guest picks their table spot when the reservation is made and you can't move a table of 2 anywhere else. I paid for the drinks and left without dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So peaceful! Delicious food and drinks

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service! A must do!

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ShivaN
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at this amazing place. !!!!
Thank you all for making our 26th anniversary a memorable night. Food and service as always was fantastic . We can’t wait to go back again and highly recommend this beautiful place to
every one .
~ Shiva

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Shiva, Thank you for celebrating such a momentous occasion with us! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback about our team, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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JonF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience today at Colliseum! The entire staff was very attentive, the food was amazing and the ambiance soooo cool!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Jon, Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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MarissaR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve gone here for my birthday three years in a row. My one day a year to dress up for a nice dinner. Amazing food, service, and cleanliness. Beautiful place to walk through and they have heaters in the ceiling. It’s nice :)

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Marissa, Thank you for your kind feedback and for celebrating your special day with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for your next birthday, or hopefully sooner! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent the food was delicious
The alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks were fabulous

We really enjoyed the view
looking forward to returning

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KathleenT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Very disappointed. We had breakfast reservations for my daughter’s 40th birthday. They were not busy at 10 AM, but they seated us late. To top it off, the table was completely empty. There were no table setting, no salt & pepper, no creamer or spoons for coffee, waitress forgot part of our order and no birthday recognition. We could have gotten better service at the Beachcomber for half the price. We come here occasionally for special family events however, this time it was not a good experience at all.

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LizetteS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service. Nice view of the pool. Drinks were fantastic!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Lizette, Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Foody
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to be outside with a beautiful view enjoying good food. The ahi salad was delicious as were the frites perfectly cooked. Our waiter Daniel was the best. So attentive and professional. We felt very safe and assured they took every precaution to keep us safe and healthy

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Coliseum Grill last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of all the dishes you enjoyed, as well as your kind words about Daniel! Please know I've passed along your comments to him also, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipFabulous
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and fabulous view!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Seema
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience and service was amazing!
Servers are helpful and take time to understand and accommodate for dietary restrictions.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Seema, Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your kind review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and that we were able to accommodate your needs. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipBrioSouthlake
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside with a view of the beautiful infinity pool. The wine selection is very good.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the view as well as our wine selection, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex and his team were outstanding and was instrumental in making our evening fun and delicious.

The entire team from checking in to our departure was first rate.

This was our first time eating out since the Pandemic hit and the policies, procedures and precautions taken to ensure everyone safety was greatly appreciated. We will surely be back.
Thanks again

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on October 3, 2020

Hello Joe, Thank you for joining us for dinner last Tuesday! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, as well as your kind words about Alex! Please know I've passed along your comments to him also, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipYKevin
London
113 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to have a business lunch

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Mindfultraveler168
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding view and pleasant outdoor dinning experience!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on September 25, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 1543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.