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About Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill

The casual resort lifestyle on the Southern California coast comes to life at the Coliseum Pool & Grill, with gorgeous Pacific ocean vistas, whimsical table settings of bright aquamarine linens and blue-tinted glassware, and a wide selection of American favorites on Chef Micah Severeid’s superbly prepared menu. Dine overlooking the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool with its radiant blue bottom created by hand-setting 1.1 million hand-cut glass mosaic tiles. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers fresh seasonal fare with many ingredients sourced locally from the Irvine Ranch®, located just 8 miles from Pelican Hill. With a large selection of pizzas, panini, sandwiches, seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies, there’s something on the menu for every taste and desire. A lounge with nine-foot TV screens is a favorite for sports viewing and families delight in the “Coliseum Kids’ Menu,” featuring an endless pizza, pasta and gelato option.

22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Newport Coast Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-5262

Website:
http://www.coliseumnb.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet service.

Executive Chef:
Diego Bernal

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Great for Lunch (27)
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Special Occasion (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Casual (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Romantic (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fun (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Authentic (5)
Waterfront (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
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Seasonal (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place. Disappointed that the menu they advertised on their website was not available.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Food ordinary
Ambiance amazing

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great view. Quiet not crowded on a Friday night which is great. Excellent quality food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was an absolutely AMAZING. Such a friendly and warm host. He gave us great suggestions for our meal. Always go the the Coliseum for any special occassion or birthday celebration. The service is top notch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The restaurant is great and the view is amazing. The food was tasty and fresh!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The setting is magnificent ...perfect for lunch...I thought that the food selection was a little limited

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The view is gorgeous but the waitstaff is slow to fulfill orders. We waited about 10 minutes upon just to get waters, another 10 until someone came back to take our orders. It would be understandable if the place was crowded but it wasn’t. There were so many empty chairs and just a group of 4 seated next to us. Other than that, no other reason for the slow service. Food was ok.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My wife and I eat hear once a month as the ambiance is nice. I prefer the appetizers of calamari or tempura and any of the entrees. This visit I ordered the hamburger and was disappointed with the overall quality. However, normally I order an entree and have always been happy, both fish and pasta entrees are very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Drinks are too pricey, but overall it's a nice lunch.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great dining atmosphere. Kid friendly as well as date friendly. I signed up for their welcome appetizer offer and printed out the coupon but since I have the groupon, my server doesn't allow me to use the free appetizer coupon which I thought wasn't all too fair. Food tasted ok, not bad but more on the expensive side. It was a good experience but honestly without the groupon, I don't think I would come back again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have dined at the Coliseum a number of times over the past few years. We like the ambience and it is a great place to take out-of-town guests, although the per-glass wine prices are overly expensive. On many previous occasions there was a real disconnect between the wait staff and the kitchen. Our orders and options were often mixed up or just plain wrong. It would always eventually be sorted out but we often talked about how the food-ordering sequence needed an overhaul. This time our meals went without a hitch - everything was as ordered and we all thought the food was good. We are hoping this is a permanent improvement as we live nearby and will be returning.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was nice...

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were visiting from Virginia and wanted a quiet lunch in a scenic romantic setting. This met all of that criteria. In addition, the food and wine were delicious. Our server, Angelica, provided us with fantastic service. We are planning on visiting Coliseum Pool & Grill on our next visit to Orange County.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was good food was not that great for what I expected

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was mediocre. Service was good. Menu was limited. Shards of glass were found in both my husband’s and my ice teas.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Best Happy Hour in the OC. Half price drinks and shared plates with the most romantic sunset view. Hands down, this is the best place to watch a sunset, have a great glass of wine, and feel totally transported to some place in the rivera, perhaps even St. Tropez comes to mind. Just sure to come Monday thru Thursday between 3 and 7. Outside of those times, it is still a wonderful spot to relax and dine in a magical setting.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food and menu needs vast improvement

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a lovely day and we were seated at an outdoor table. Glorious view and atmosphere. The service was perfect. Server was kind and attentive. The food was good. Salmon salad and the salmon was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The menu could use some updating! Healthier meals. Overhead heaters a little too hot.
Otherwise a beautiful place.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

food is bland and menu is tired. Lemon Curd Mousse cake was very dry. Not impressed with last 2 visits. Server not very attentive;brought check without even asking if we wanted dessert. Perhaps they were short staffed. Will not be returning anytime soon.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, Wonderful view, warm and inviting atmosphere, with a 5 star staff that makes you feel welcome from the first hello.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good food with excellent service in a beautiful coastal setting.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food is decent. Service and views definitely make up for it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This place has really gone downhill over the years. It used to have great food and great service, and now both are terrible. It's like they're intentionally trying to fail. They took all of the good items off the menu, and the service is extremely slow. The only thing that hasn't changed is the nice view, but not worth spending that kind of money when you can go somewhere else with an ocean view. I wish they would bring back the quality and service they used to have.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love Coliseum Pool and Grill!
Food is very delicious, service is exceptional and love the scenic view!
This place is perfect for any occasion!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was great however we were disappointed with the food.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a fun time dining here and will definitely be back! We sat outside and overlooked the beautiful pool and ocean and received EXCELLENT service! I do believe the food quality could have been a little better- I would not recommend the spinach and artichoke dip but overall it was okay. It’s definitely a fun place to visit and worth it for the atmosphere! After all- you are paying for the view!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was a lunch with dear old friends who live in Florida. The menu looked interesting, but the food was indifferent. The club sandwich was awkward with bacon sticking out at various angles. The veggies in an item of veggies with hummus were peppers mostly. The vegetable pieces were not inviting.

My vegetables wrap was very bland although there was a small piece of portobello mushroom which was hidden.

The Caesar salad was good. The desserts we're good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had made a reservation through Open Table but when I got there was told that it is first come first served. Reservation really didn't make a difference.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I'll start out by saying I love this place and have been here many times with always impeccable service and food. This time not so much. I brought my husband here for his first visit after telling him so many times how exceptional this place is. We had a reservation and were seated promptly and then...Nothing. NO one came to our table to greet us, to offer a drink or take our order. We waited and waited at least 15 minutes before anyone came over, we ordered coffee and then probably another 20 minutes went by before the coffee came. My spouse looks at me and says "This is the place you're always raving about?" We ordered our breakfasts and when they came my order was wrong and I had to wait for it to be corrected, My husbands eggs were terribly undercooked and he did not enjoy them but he did not complain. I was just so embarrassed after convincing him how good this place is. I will probably come again but my husband won't. He said the only good thing about this place is the view.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was great but service is lacking

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Enjoyed lovely lunch with friends from out-of-state. They were impressed with everything at the Coliseum.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The view from the tables is beautiful. We started with the vegetable crudités & hummus. I had the Blacken Cobia Fish Tacos. They were excellent. My husband had the Poke Bowl. He thought it was just ok. There wasn't a lot of flavor. It was a lovely place to spend the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Great Beer, Scenic View, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A lovely location overlooking a huge swimming pool, and from the elevated position, the ocean. It would be especially beautiful at sunset. Good food and attentive staff made for a sense of occasion, whilst not being overpriced.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Coliseum was exceptionally good. Our waiter was amazingly good with just the right amount of attention. The food was very, very good and I will definitely return for the steak salad. Of course the view is stupendous. We were very impressed with this restaurant!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful as always, love everything about this place.I look forward to my next visit.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had to wait a long time to be seated. After waiting the Hostess didn't even remember we were waiting

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great restaurant that can't handle any traffic on a Saturday afternoon. Valet full, second valet backed up for 30". Left without eating.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The whole Resort is fantastic. I could live here!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Usually always good. This time chicken and hamburger were dry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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