The service was horrible. They couldn’t accommodate one person doing the Newport tasting menu since the rest were not. They completely forgot that we ordered more drinks during dinner and finally remembered and brought them After we had finished our meal. While the food was delicious, I wish we had gone elsewhere for dinner.
Service was great food was very good my skirt steak was cooked to perfection.
We came to this restaurant during Newport Beach restaurant week. We have been several times before but haven’t been for about a year. Our server, Alfred, was excellent. He made good recommendations and was very professional. For starters we had the tuna tartare crostini and the duck confit meatball. Next we had the butternut squash soup and the endive and little gem salad. Our entrees were roasted Thai snapper and roasted airline chicken breast. Everything was excellent! Dessert was apple crisp with ice cream. We had to take the apple crisp home because we were both full. The food was very fresh and light. I want to go back soon!
I’m a little torn. The food was absolutely delicious, but the quantity left a lot to be desired. I had the duck breast. It was great, very flavorful and juicy, but there were only 4-5 small slices on the plate, with about two tablespoons of potatoe purée. For $32, it wasn’t worth it. Similarly, my grandmother ordered the scallops and said they were very good, but there were only 4 or 5 small ones on the plate! Even as a starter, $26 seemed steep for so little food. We ended up stopping somewhere else to eat after our meal because none of us was full. The Hotel Nacional cocktail was very enjoyable!
It was also very loud there. The person across the table had difficulty hearing the conversation. Granted, it was during Newport Beach Restaurant Week, so it might have been more crowded than usual.
Another great experience at Juliette! We split two main courses and 4 small plates among 4 people so we could sample more items on the menu. They were all very good. Then pork cheek was at the top of my list for the small plates and the duck breast was cooked perfect. Everything had plenty of flavor. The chef coming out to say hello was a highlight as well. Thank you for a great time Juliette!
Interesting menu, above average prices especially for wine. Food was average to good.
Juliette was very gracious and welcoming. Tatiana’s service was spot on; good explanation of our options, and attentive but not hovering. Charcuterie plate was a nice way to start. All the small plates were tasty and fun to share. Great Manhattans. We’ll be back soon.
Great food! Excellent service! I made a reservation which was great! Love this restaurant!
Service was very good. Food was also very good.
Prices are expensive and portions are large.
Noise level was horrible but we enjoyed the food and we tried to hear each other.
I hope the restaurant does something in regards to noise level.
Overall was ok.
We have been there many times and never disappointed
not a great experience. First the good news; our server was very friendly and tried to be there for us although she seemed distracted due to too many tables. Bad news; the restaurant was busy but it was so loud my wife and I couldnt have a conversation and we were sitting across from one another. We orderd drinks. It took way too long to get them. But, only one bar tender for the entire restaurant explains it. We ordered a small cheese and meat plate. Again it took too long to get it. But for some reason our dinner came to us too soon, before we were half done with cheese plate. My wife's Ahi tuna was excellent. My Hawaiian prawns were burnt to the point they were dried out and barely edible. my wife ordered an after dinner cocktail that was on the dessert menu but after several minutes our server came back to us to explain the bar tender didn't know how to make it! ? so why is it on the menu?
I think we caught them on a bad night. I have to think they are better than what we experienced but it didnt work for us this night.
Good food and atmosphere. Their burgers are juicy and taste devine
Eating and Juliet is always great. The food is delicious and great service. Not overly friendly or outgoing but helpful. We got the worst table in the whole place, located right by the kitchen door and bar service area (which sucked because it was our anniversary). They wouldnt move us even though the place was less than 1/2 full. So that’s the only bummer.
I loved this restaurant and it was always a treat to go there. However, this week was such a bad experience, I will not return soon. The lady server was dull and with a bad attitude, leaving my guest for over 15 minutes in a half empty restaurant before offering her anything. Asking her if the swordfish was fresh, I seem to overwhelm her so she said probably not. Only to return and tell me it was. Well - it was not good either way. Had to be frozen, and definitely so overcooked we did not even finish it. My favorite dish, the FARRO, was littered with "pancetta" but mostly it tasted like burnt bones, which we were picking out of our teeth. Oddly when I had it the week before, there was no pancetta it in and it was as amazing as ever. By the time the server made her way back to our table, I had to ask her if we were supposed to identify how the fish should be cooked for our preference - she said "No, they always cook it through" - and yes it was cooked right through to a firm thin ordinary any fish manner. She could not have cared less nor comment. It was my friend's birthday and to avoid any further issues with Juliette, I took her next door to Moulin for dessert. When we got the check, the server said " we took the fish off the bill" and walked away - so we never asked for that. The lady server said she has been there 3 years and very proud of it. I never write this much detail but truly disappointed to take this place off my list and never go back.
Outstanding food and service! Great drinks! We went there for dinner date and had a great time... every single plate was excellent, will definitely be back there more often!
I had reservations for a party of 2. I was seated prior to my colleague. The waiter did not acknowledge me (ask me for a drink) for 10+ minutes. Finally I flagged him down and asked for sparkling water. Then I flagged him down to order after he did not acknowledge when my colleague joined me. It was one of the worst service experiences I’ve had at this restaurant. The food is fantastic, but the service was terrible.
Juliette was very disappointing, the ambiance was not great. Food such as the duck main entre was served in a very small plate like it was tapas.
Love everything about this place, great food and atmosphere
Great little tucked-away spot! The food was superb and the service attentive. Will definitely be back!
Have loved Juliette for years! The food is always excellent and the service is great.
The food here is delicious and the portion sizes are "normal" not huge - which is perfect. The service, including the hostess was very friendly and attentive.
I was greeted with a smile and hello from the hostess immediately. In addition, when I had failed to call to change my reservation to 3 (from 4) she was very pleasant and didn't make me feel bad for forgetting.
Marko was our server and he was also very pleasant, gave great suggestions, kept checking in on us - overall they both made it a great experience in addition to the delicious food.
Great business lunch
We enjoyed a wonderful early dinner at Juliette. Instead of ordering a main course, we opted for a salad and several small plates for the two of us to share. The innovative combinations of ingredients were wonderful, with two of our choices unexpectedly featuring peaches (the house salad and the pork cheeks. Everything was very tasty, but our favorite was the prosciutto and burrata bruschetta. The French press coffee served with dessert was especially good, too. It is always great to find a restaurant that is not your run of the mill chain and one that strives to offer an interesting menu.
Finally got to dine in at this gem and the food was brilliantly prepared. We ordered four dishes to share and a desert and the experience of all the wonderful flavors left me full in a good way. I mean that because there was so many flavors in each dish and with each bite. I'm from LA so its nice to see something that I've been accustomed to. There are very few places in Orange County where you would be able to locate a similar experience. Prices are very reasonable too. I was also lucky to meet the owner whose name is also Juliette!
Faboulous, 3 rd time we celebrate my daughters bday and has not disappointed, Scallops were to die for
We love coming here on Tuesday evening for their 1/2 off all bottles of vino night! I always get the Fungi fettuccine and add Italian sausage. Believe me when I say it’s as good as any meal we’ve had in Italy! Everyone is nice. Craft cocktails and a beautiful patio area.
Enjoyed the meal, ytird new dishes.
I am reluctant to write a good review as it may start to get a crowd and it will become difficult to get a reservation. This place is phenomenal in food wine drinks and service.
Nice casual place for a girls' lunch. They have a good selection to choose from on their menu, service is good. We have found that bar patrons are quite noisy at dinner, but the noise level at lunch is fine. Parking can be a challenge at peak times.
Once again I had a great evening at Juliette. Pork cheeks for all my friends! Great place all around - don't be fooled by the location......
This is a real foodie experience with fine wines and excellent options for small plates...
This is one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner in the Newport/Irvine area. The vibe here is friendly, and service is quite good. The menu changes seasonally, with plenty of inventive, delicious and healthy options. I'd particularly call out the Social Hour specials, which run from 4-6 PM. Good quality wines are on offer at reduced prices, as are plenty of delicious bites that make a very nice quick dinner or snack. The bartenders are wonderful, and so is the food!
Don’t usually order pork, but the pork shank came highly recommended by our lovely and knowledgeable waitress, Tatiana. It was tasty, moist and tender with the meat falling off of the bone. The sauce infused with mustard seeds was so good that I wanted to take the small remains home. The sauce made even the turnips taste Devine. A glass of the Malbec was a perfect compliment to the pork shank.
The food here is really great, especially if you like doing a tapas style dinner with a small group. Any restaurant that can make kale salad this delicious deserves a visit. The cocktails are great too. It's a bit loud inside, but there's a patio if you want some quiet.
Our server was absolutely fabulous... as was the food! Always a wonderful experience at Juliette!
Ambiance was definitely refreshing as well as the excellent service. Drink recommendation was also superb!
The portions are getting smaller... The food tastes great...
Food was good. Quiet and I enjoyed the outdoor seating. Prices are a little high for what you get.
Never disappointed!! Food is always perfect. The ambiance is and service great. One of my favorites in Orang county.
Amazing food. Nice place to hang out. Tasty food and drinks