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Best Seafood Restaurants in Costa Mesa


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A photo of Water Grill - South Coast Plaza restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Costa Mesa
Booked 177 times today
Water Grill in South Coast Plaza has built a reputation for its excellent Seafood cuisines, according to customer reviews. Patrons consistently praise the freshness of the seafood, with the crab cake, spiny lobster, oysters, clams, and scallops enjoying special commendation. The wide variety of oyster options and other classic dishes like the crab cakes and chowders are also appreciated by customers. Following a seafood feast, diners can indulge in the restaurant's maple cheesecake, described as 'to die for'. The energetic ambiance, excellent service, and unique atmosphere of Water Grill have made it a favorite spot for special occasions. One reviewer even referred to it as their 'favorite restaurant'.
A photo of AnQi restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Costa Mesa
Booked 33 times today
AnQi is a standout choice among seafood aficionados, a consistent sentiment echoed in numerous reviews. The restaurant's signature dishes, including the Pan Roasted Maine Lobster, Crab Fried Rice, and the An's Famous Roasted Crab, are member favorites and epitomize the flavorsome seafood theme. Their garlic noodle dishes, particularly when topped with grilled prawns, have been described as a culinary delight. Reviewers also highlight the excellent seafood options, mentioning the lobster and salmon, and applauding the spotless presentation. The praise isn’t just for the seafood, with the inviting ambiance and superior service also highly rated. The consistency in positive patron reviews indicates AnQi’s commitment to delivering a top-notch seafood dining experience.
A photo of Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Newport Beach
Booked 63 times today
Eddie V’s – Wildfish – Newport Beach is a renowned destination for seafood cuisine, situated not far from the coast. The establishment is celebrated for its fresh seafood and tender steaks, all cooked to perfection according to numerous pleased patrons. Many diners commend the buttery lobster tails, steak quality, and incredible seafood tower, while others praise the excellent service and welcoming ambiance. The delightful dining experience at Eddie V's is completed with well-crafted cocktails and a highly recommended wine list. Being repeatedly described as "fabulous," "outstanding," and "amazing," it's clear why this restaurant receives glowing recommendations from visitors.
A photo of Billy's at the Beach restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Newport Beach
Booked 44 times today
Billy's at the Beach, located in the heart of Orange County, is unanimously praised for its exemplary Seafood. As the reviews suggest, the restaurant is renowned for its fresh and flavorful seafood dishes, particularly the blackened swordfish, seared ahi, and the opulent Pupu platter for 2. The restaurant's waterfront location and lively Tiki-bar ambiance further enhance the dining experience while their consistently exceptional service ensures a memorable visit each time. The vibrant menu, the live music that never impedes conversation, and iconic rum drinks constitute an irresistible lure. The seafood, as one reviewer succinctly puts it, is "always excellent." Despite the bustling atmosphere, 'Billy’s' manages to maintain a convivial intimacy with efficient service and authentic dishes.
A photo of Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Costa Mesa
Booked 128 times today
Located in Costa Mesa, Mastro's Steakhouse consistently impresses its customers with delicious, flavorful steaks that are often described as "tender and juicy" and "cooked to our liking". The restaurant does not only serve great steaks, but also offers a large wine list and a variety of side dishes like cream corn and garlic mashed potatoes. The excellent service is repeatedly mentioned in reviews, with guests noting it as "first class" and "the best". Despite a few mentions of undercooked and burnt steak, the overall dining experience at Mastro's Steakhouse was highly praised and visitors are eager to return. The restaurant is particularly recommended for special occasions due to its high quality food and service, though it comes at a steep price.
A photo of Rusty Pelican Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Newport Beach
Booked 124 times today
Rusty Pelican Restaurant, located in Newport Beach, is highly regarded for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Patrons consistently praise the freshness and quality of the seafood, notably the acclaimed "Flagship" striped Sea Bass and the Seafood Omelet from the Sunday Brunch. The reviews highlight the consistently good food, professional service, and outstanding ambiance with beautiful ocean views. Particularly, diners appreciate the "amazing service" and mention the friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant also caters to accessibility needs, navigating wheelchair access with ease. Though parking availability is limited, the overall dining experience at Rusty Pelican is often described as memorable, with patrons returning for over 20 years.
A photo of Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Newport Beach
Booked 7 times today
The Sunday Seafood Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort has gained a stellar reputation for its excellent seafood cuisine. Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous harbor view, this dining destination offers a buffet featuring an abundance of fresh seafood, from sushi to American style, prime roast, and more, all served by an outstandingly friendly and helpful staff. The quality of food and service is consistently praised in reviews, with many highlighting the variety and freshness of the seafood options. Guests also commend the exceptional customer service, indicative of a well-staffed establishment dedicated to their clientele. The restaurant's beautiful location and superb seafood buffet make it a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Costa Mesa
Booked 136 times today
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa is beloved for its excellent contemporary American cuisine. With a menu that rotates by season, it offers an authentic American dining experience drawing high praise for its high-quality, flavorful meals and attentive service. Patrons rave about specialties like cheese steak flatbread, corn soup, and decadent desserts such as s'mores mousse, often noting the well-balanced flavors and carefully considered portion sizes. The ambiance, punctuated by a lively piano bar, adds to the overall appeal. As one reviewer put it, "Our dining experience was AMAZING! Not only was the food spot on, but our server made our night...LOVE Seasons 52!!! Will be back there again soon!! I would give it 10 stars out of 5 if I could!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" Seasons 52 has become a favored choice for American cuisine in Costa Mesa.
A photo of Bayside Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Newport Beach
Booked 55 times today
Renowned for its excellent American-inspired cuisine, the Bayside Restaurant certainly lives up to its reputation. As expressed by countless satisfied customers in their reviews, the food is consistently described as "outstanding" and "perfectly cooked" with an impressive "lovely presentation." Particularly notable dishes mentioned include the filet, swordfish, and the delectable souffle, illustrating the menu's range and appeal. The cordial and attentive service is also highly lauded by patrons. Additionally, customers seem to enjoy the musical entertainment provided, despite occasional volume concerns. The atmosphere is repeatedly praised for its festive and agreeable nature, making Bayside a favorite for many, and a standout in the realm of American cuisine.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Irvine restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Irvine
Booked 94 times today
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Irvine comes highly recommended for its outstanding Steakhouse cuisine. The restaurant has received rave reviews for its exceptional service, ambiance, and most importantly—the food, with many referring to it as the "best steakhouse in OC". The menu features a variety of dishes, such as the popular 11 oz. filet, complemented by a wide array of drinks, from signature hand-crafted cocktails to world-class wines. Reviewers have particularly praised its filet mignon for its butter-like texture, lauding it as "absolutely delicious". Moreover, the restaurant is recognized for the consistency in delivering superb quality food, making it an ideal spot for special celebrations.
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