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.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Newport Coast Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet service.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
What a great place to have drinks or dinner. People travel from all over the world to come here and it is right in our back yard. It is like going to one of the finest Hawaiian resorts to enjoy the sunset. Prices are moderate, the food is great and the ambiance is awesome. We will be back soon!
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