Matt the Pool Manager was remarkably welcoming and hospitable. Matthew in the bar was very friendly ad well. Our waitress Tania and the Hostess/Asst Manager were also gracious and helpful. Our table service could have been slightly more attentive, but on the other hand we also said that we were in no rush so perhaps this was out of respect for that expression. Whenever we interacted with any staff, everyone was exceptionally courteous and friendly, from the valet to the rest room attendant. The food was very good, and the wine selection pleasant although one or two more selections would be nice.
Now the setting... in a word, stunning. We have lived in the area since the resort was built and have never been in the property before this visit, encouraged by a Travelzoo offer. The property is exquisite, and I can only imagine how luxurious it is to stay on the property. We look forward to returning, and bringing family and friends for special occasions, including “just because” we are so blessed to live in this beautiful area!
If it wasn’t for the location this place couldn’t exist. The food of subpar at best. There was no kind of taste to the burger I had. A little salt and pepper goes a long way. We started with one waiter and then another one started taking our order and we were confused as to who was our real waiter. I wasn’t pleased with my experience dining there at all.
I have eaten at the Colosseum several times, and every time has been perfection. This is a poolside Grill that reminds me more of a Parisian Sidewalk Cafe, with amazing outdoor seating with heaters and a fantastic view of the pool and Pacific Ocean, but with a quite roomy indoor restaurant and bar facilities as well. The booths are huge and comfortable, and there's plenty of size and space to the tables.
The menu is somewhat Limited, but everything I have tried on it is absolutely amazing. Their flat iron steak is among the finest beef I've had. I am a native Texan and love blood red steaks, but most restaurants just don't understand what blood rare means. This one does. It came out exactly as I ordered it, and was delicious.
The service was impeccable all the way down to the free valet service and every single person that I spoke to acted as if I were royalty.
This is the perfect place to take that special someone or a business client. It will not fail to impress!
I would give it 10 out of 10 Stars, if possible. Even the bathrooms smack of five star resorts, with folded personalized disposable hand towels.
Had requested a quiet table, was sat in the middle of the restaurant. No waiter until we stopped one passing by after 15 minutes. Appetizer arrived before drinks, and was falling apart. Entrée was extremely small and bland. Water refilled once and we had empty glasses the last 20 minutes until getting water ourselves. Requested to see the manager, then left after 15 minutes when they never arrived. The absolute worst dining experience in many years.
We truly enjoyed ourselves. Great dinner, great service and an absolutely beautiful view from our table. I'll definitely go back soon.
Service and environment were great. Quality of food was ok for price. Used travelzoo voucher, which was very worth it!
Perfect Place, beautiful people... We Love the Place. Thank You!
I have dined at this restaurant for special occasions and the service and food have been great.
This particular time the service was terrible and food Ok but nothing special. My seared sea bass was burnt. The waiter was not attentive and they were not that busy. I really thought this place was classy and a nice place to impress guests but felt after this visit it was not the case.
The waiter especially did not make our experience special and he was slow to serve us in every which way! I was very disappointed since I was excited to share this place with some special friends who had not dined here before.
Seabass was very skimpy this time compared to last. Too much plain salad to cover up for the missing sea bass. Cocktail had too much ice and very little drink. But the tempura was excellent as before.
Excellent food, service, atmosphere, and a spectacular sunset that night.....
The only issue we had was that the waitress never offered to refill my granddaughters water. She wanted a refill, but it was never offered. Our waitress seemed to be busy with other tables. My granddaughter loved the special birthday cake too. Loved it!!
Always exceptional service :)
Great meal in a great spot with a great view. Superb choice for conversation with friends. Top quality service and elegant meals.
Had such an amazing lunch at the Coliseum! Great food, service and an amazing view of the ocean and golf course! Best poke bowl I've come across so far! 10/10 would recommend and am def coming back!! Also, complimentary valet service!
We had a lovely time at dinner. The food was very good. I had the sea bass was really good. I did feel the temperature was too cold inside and we were told that the doors have to stay open. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry. And valet was inconvenient asking us to park at the upper level and then walk down. It was cold outside. We did get a nice ride back. The people were great throughout the complex.
We were there on Sunday for lunch, front desk was friendly and got us the table within 5 minutes, food very good but service little slow then usual.
I will be back again soon.
It was a beautiful setting food was very good our waitress I believe her name was Tiana was very attentive and serve us well great value for the evening
I've probably been there 10 times now after a round of golf with the family and the view is always amazing and the food is good but the service is always below par.
Beautiful view, stunning location. Our salads were very good. We will return here time and time again.
Great views and relaxing atmosphere, popular So. Cal. dishes, good service.
Service was not good. Disappointed, especially bringing special people that came in from Colorado and being pretty much ignored for the first 10 minutes after being seated.
Beautiful scenery but food was just ok
Incredible sunset dinner. Go a few hour prior to sunset. Service great. Food terrific and ambiance fantastic. Very special
Food was great, service was less than great. Also, too many "management" walking back and forth past our table. Made us very uncomfortable.
One of the nicest locations in southern California. We enjoy it several times a year. We miss the lobster macaroni, The food, in general, is B to B+ but the location is A+. Enjoy it, it's nice to park upstairs and walk around the back down to the restaurant.
I just wish you have more fish selection on your lunch and dinner menu (i.e. salmon, yellow tail, and/or sushi, etc.) at the Coliseum Pool & Grill. Thanks!
Birthday dinner with family
Beautiful view. The food was very good. We both had sea bass. Got a bit too warm without an umbrella.
We visited 2 years ago when we were in town. We brought new friends everyone agreed the food was fair at best. We probably won't return.
We made reservations for 12:30 for lunch. It was a nice day out so they couldn't seat us outside for another 40 minutes. We had a drink at the bar and waited for a table. An hour later we were seated at our table. It took over 45 minutes for our drinks to come. Our food came at the same time as our drinks. I spoke to the manager and he comp'ed the whole meal due to the wait. It was nice of him to do and he apologized profusely. It literally took us 3 hours just to have lunch. Not sure we will be back
I ordered the short ribs and was not disappointed with them. My husband ordered the fish dish and was very happy with it. The dessert was not on a par with the main dish. It was quite chilly that night so we did not eat outside on the patio. I am sure it would have been more fun to actually look out on the beautiful pool. Inside, it is not a remarkable place. In fact the seats are so low that I had to request a second set of cushions so that I did not feel awkward eating. Our friend who joined us also had the same problem, but she was embarrassed to ask for the cushions. Even my husband, who is 5'10" remarked on the seats. The wait staff was very pleasant, but the food took a long time arriving. But when it did arrive it was well prepared.
l like the view and relaxing dining area. The front desk, servers & valets are very friendly. A walk after the lunch was nice and quite.
The service was excellent The view was amazing. Oscar was wonderful. Tatum was great. The minute you walked in the door everyone treated you so well. It is the best resort in OC
Had dinner there during Newport Beach restaurant week. For starter husband chose soup (tasty) and I had the salad (good & generous amount). Entree: we both had the sea bass (delicious). For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake (dry) and also their homemade gelato. We decided on pistachio which was out of this world delicious, so yummy. Nice texture and very flavorful! We might return just to go to the cafe in the resort for more gelato!! The only thing that we were unhappy about was that our waiter could not give us details about the dishes on the menu. He didn't bother to go ask someone either. And, he said he wasn't familiar with the menu because restaurant week menu just started yesterday but NB restaurant week started 6 days ago. That disappointed us. I still wanted to know more about the starter toast dish so decided to ask a server if he knew. He explained that dish perfectly! I would have ordered that instead of the salad since the sea bass entree included a salad. In general, the service was great and the atmosphere was relaxing.
I have been here a few times on a Travelzoo special, and each time it's been great! We sat outside under heaters for dinner a couple of times and lunch another occasion. The views are beautiful. The seating is comfortable. The service is excellent, and the food has been delicious eat time. I highly recommend it!
Mu friend and I really love this restaurant BUT our husbands would prefer a different place. Their problem is with the menu. My husband ordered the hamburger and it was still too much foodie food. Both of the men love the ambiance but wish the menu was more like Red Robin. She and I will have to go their alone.
My parents and I went for some lovely weekend dining and we could not have been happier. All of the staff was exemplary, the food was tremendous and the ambiance unparalleled. Needless to say, I will be returning often and recommending this to many who are close to me.
This place is beautiful and the food is amazing. Been here twice and I absolutely love the scenery, the ambiance, and gourmet food. Service is always on point as well. Will definitely return again.
Beautiful view great ambiance