Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

4.7
1589 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Effective Monday, December 7, 2020: Coliseum Pool & Grill is temporarily closed for dining due to new state mandates and for the safety of everyone.


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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1589 people are saying
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GoltaE
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelica & Sonya are the best !!

We always hand the best time at pelican. Service , food , ambiance, views are always exceptional.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Golta, Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience, and especially your kind words about Angelica and Sonya. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice....,,,,,.,.................

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

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

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dove
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This Coliseum Pool & Grill has very nice ambience.

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Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Dove, We greatly appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! As usual we had a wonderful time 😊

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you for being loyal guests at Coliseum Grill. We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Paris
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic except the food wasn’t good...

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Paris, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. While we are disappointed that our food did not meet your expectations, it is great to hear we made up for that with the service provided! Please know we've addressed your concerns on food quality with our culinary team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipSuzannester
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess sat us at a wonderful full view table which was so nice of her. My guest was visiting from out of town and was amazed at the sunset view from the restaurant! The food was delicious. Love the tortilla soup with a wedge of lime! Yummy Virgin Margherita and they gave me s a generous steak even though we split the dinner. The brioche were soft and good and with the heat lamp, we enjoyed ourselves with exceptional service. We had the server, manager, food runner and bus boy ask if we were okay. Everyone went out of their way to ensure we had all we needed and we really appreciated it. Thank you! 😄

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Suzanne, Thank you for joining us for dinner at Coliseum Grill! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of all the dishes you enjoyed, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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debbieb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so nice. The food, ambiance, seats and everything were beyond perfect!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Debbie, Thank you for the kind feedback regarding your most recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for a memorable return in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very clean! Spraying chairs down. Very covid approved!!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your thoughtful review. Safety has always been our top priority, and we are thrilled to have been able to provide you exceptional service during this challenging time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipYKevin
London
116 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business meeting

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Kevin, We appreciate your kind review about Coliseum Grill, and look forward to welcoming you back again once we reopen! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and atmosphere. Food was good and server was attentive

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello David, Thank you for joining us at Coliseum Grill! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to see you again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Too a long time to get some very minor things... also an appetizer was ordered but never came. Heat lamp issues... food was delish and ultimately services recovered.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

We appreciate your feedback and apologize your dining experience at Coliseum Grill was anything less than perfect. Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved visit in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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ElyssaS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great dining out option, especially during COVID restrictions

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

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

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vipPini
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great ambiance and scenery on a beautiful day...staff is always outstanding and the food is great...wish there was more selection but food quality is excellent! Felt very safe as seating was outdoors and there was distance between tables.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Pini, Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your kind review. Safety has always been our top priority, and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to provide you with exceptional service and delicious food during this challenging time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipRichardT
Oklahoma City
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a quick note to say we really enjoyed and appreciated the service we received from Daniel. It’s always a pleasure dining at Pelican Hills.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Richard, Thank you for joining us at Coliseum Grill! I appreciate you taking the time to share 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 in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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MikeO
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

May be because of coronavirus, we saw less people and happy atmosphere was more quiet, but the view was good as usual. Also found taste was much improved than any time before. Serving people were very polite as usual, compared with any other places around and I believe it is due to trained very well.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Mike, Thank you for both your thoughtful feedback and your understanding during these challenging times. We hope to welcome you back to Coliseum Grill in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipPmTm
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

beautiful view, nice servers. I had crab and artichoke on Tuscan toast and it was delicious. Another had tune poke and it was too.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for joining us at Coliseum Grill. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of the tuna poke and the crab and artichoke on Tuscan toast! 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great service, food, and approachable prices for a 5 star coastal property.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you back again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Waiter was very short and had no patience at all. Quick to take the order and not checking on the table

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

I apologize that your service at the Coliseum during your recent visit didn't meet your expectations, and invite you to contact our Coliseum General Manager, Derek Domeracki, to further discuss your experience. He can be reached at 949.467.5940. I appreciate your candid feedback, and we look forward to making it up to you in the future. Kind regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KateG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had to ask server for small plates and utensils to eat our soup and appetizer.

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great setting overlooking beautiful pool. They were out of the only IPA that was listed as available on draft. Menu is a little limited, but understandable during this Covid time. Server was professional, but not outstanding. Very little checking on our needs. Very nice touch providing us with a dessert for a milestone anniversary.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Roger, Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback, and I apologize that your recent visit at Coliseum Pool & Grill missed the mark. Please know I've shared your feedback with our team, and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved dining experience in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KateG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Had to find someone to ask for small plates, steak knives and extra drinks. Server was not around very often. Long waits in between drinks, food and basic service.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Kate, I apologize that your service at the Coliseum during your recent visit didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back once we reopen. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipHatLady
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio overlooking their incredible circular pool, the golf course and the stunning Pacific Ocean beyond. Wine, eggplant panini, tortilla soup were awesome and the Servers are great. Upstairs at the Cafe before dinner Alexis is the best. He remembers if you have been there previously and does extra special things to make our visit special. We met the Cafe Manager too and they both brought out a dessert and candle when they heard it was my friend’s bday!! Touching!!! Thank you!!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello HatLady, Thank you for being a loyal guest of ours at Coliseum Grill! We'll be sure to personally thank Alexis for making your friend's special day that much more memorable, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back once we reopen. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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MonicaF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very small portions of food. Server took a while to check on us. Besides that view is amazing!!! Super relaxing and good lattes

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Hello Monica, We appreciate you taking the time to provide candid feedback about your dining experience. While we are disappointed to hear about the lapses in service, we are glad you enjoyed the amazing view and lattes! We hope to welcome you back for a much-improved dining experience soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had requested a table outside and they said they did not receive any notification of that when it was in our message

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback, and I apologize that your recent visit at Coliseum Pool & Grill missed the mark. Please know I've shared your feedback with our team, and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved dining experience in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time. Amazing! We will back soon.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Thank you!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipmeandmygf
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience1

This restaurant is nothing more than a swimming pool Grill and bar. The food was a 3/4 at best. Service was good.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

We apologize for your experience and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know we've addressed your concerns on food quality with our culinary team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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DebbieT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Maybe it is due to Covid but when we invited our friends to dinner this week, I was embarrassed that the table which was next to the bus station (reservations) had nothing in it but a paper menu. Not even a vase of flowers or a salt and pepper shaker. For the prices you charge that would have been nice.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Debbie, Thank you for both your thoughtful feedback and your understanding during these challenging times. Safety has always been our top priority, and there were modifications made which we regret to hear affected your dining experience. We do hope to welcome you back to Coliseum Grill once we reopen! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipElenaM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Elena, Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Coliseum Grill for another memorable visit once we reopen! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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BobT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As usually was a splendid view and the food and service.
Disappointed regarding neglected bathroom

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hello Bob, Although we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and service, I apologize for the unpleasant experience you had regarding the bathroom. Thank you for bringing this feedback to our attention, and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved visit in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was going mediocre and for the price it was overpriced and low quality and taste like frozen food.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

We apologize for your experience and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know we've addressed your concerns on food quality with our culinary team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comforting for any night!!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 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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vipNicole
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular setting overlooking the biggest hotel pool I’ve ever seen, golf course and ocean.

My tuna poke was delicious snd service couldn’t have been friendlier. Prompt too.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Hello Nicole, Thank you for joining us at Coliseum Grill. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the tuna poke as well as the spectacular views, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipTimL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Got there 10 minutes early for reservation at 5pm to watch the sunset. They could not seat us because of shift change between day and swing shift? Were told we could find our own table but they could not seat us? Really??? Pelican Hill with such service??? I was surprised... I been many times there love the place... but was so turned off not sure I ever go back. My advice is don’t go during shift change or 10 minutes before shift change. I think that was our big mistake, I get it someone worked all day and 10 minutes before shift change someone shows up. At least they could have show us a table and got us a drink in the last
10 minutes of their shift. I thinking it a leadership problem not a worker problem. At Pelican Hill you expect quality and service and when you don’t get the level of service you get at Denny’s at 2am it a bit of shock.
After we found a table it took about 30 minutes, after I went and ask the wait staff for service. Was told again it was shift change and they did not know we were even at a table????
Wow why do I care if it shift change and why as a customer should I EVER be told such a thing is really surprising to me!

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 21, 2020

Hello Tim, Thank you for sharing your candid feedback. As we continue to improve our guest experience, we invite you to contact our Coliseum General Manager, Derek Domeracki, to discuss this further. He can be reached at 949.467.5940. Kind regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipRichardT
Oklahoma City
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed another wonderful lunch and Andrew did an outstanding

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Hello Richard, Thank you so much for your kind review! We'll be sure to personally thank Andrew for making your visit that much more memorable, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back to Coliseum Grill soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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SinemA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite breakfast place in OC! Wonderful place to go for lunch as well but I love being here early in the morning! If you have you have a quest don't hesitate to take them to the coliseum pool grill restaurant. They never disappointed you with the service and food! High quality in terms of dining and enjoying with food.

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Responded on November 28, 2020

Hello Sinem, 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 for another enjoyable breakfast soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KenK
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food as good as you will find anywhere.
Safe pleasant atmosphere.
A memorable meal

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Hello Ken, Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your kind review. Safety has always been our top priority, and we are pleased to be able to continue providing you with exceptional service during this challenging time. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 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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vipGlxckgun
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID-19 many of the delicious eateries are closed on this beautiful property. My husband and I would always dine at Pelican Grill but decided to give the Coliseum a try! Food is just as good (or better) than the pelican grill. The view is fantastic and surprisingly is not as noisy as you would expect.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback and your understanding during these challenging times. We are excited to hear that we exceeded your expectations during your last visit, and hope to welcome you back to Coliseum Grill very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best view and wonderful food! We love this place.

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill
Responded on November 21, 2020

Thank you for dining at Coliseum Grill and sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you back again 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 4.7 stars by 1589 OpenTable diners.

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