About Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter.
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601 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
Santa Cruz

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-3350

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants/newport beach/ca/mariposa/newport beach?geoLocation=&prev=restDir

Parking Details:
The parking lot is located directly in front of Neiman Marcus.

Public Transit:
Public transportation is within a one block area.

Executive Chef:
Javier Montoya

Private Party Facilities:
Our full restaurant is available for breakfast meetings or evening events.

Private Party Contact:
Reza Alavi: (949) 467-3351

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Healthy (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
People Watching (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Vegan (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Holiday lunch

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Brought my 92 year old mother here for her birthday lunch which the receptionist knew based on my reservation. While we did not order dessert a small "token" dessert would have been appreciated for my mother's birthday- a simple acknowledgement of the restaurant- especially since we were paying $70 for a lunch for two!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was good as usual but they changed the recipe for the popovers! They are now smaller, greasier and not like the ones I fell in love with. Very bummed!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Outstanding!! Bringing a group of 10 beginning of December!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely dining experience, but the noise level makes it difficult to converse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My friend and I celebrated my birthday! I hadn't been to Mariposa for awhile and will not be waiting so long to return next time. Everything about our experience was enjoyable; the menu, the ladies-who-lunch setting, the service, the delicious food.

I wish I could figure out how to know the schedule for the dining room informal modeling so I can plan to be there! I've called but the hostess could not forecast a schedule. Oh well...

Thank you for a delightful dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been dining at various restaurants in Neiman...
The food is better than average luncheon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This restaurant is insanely expensive especially for lunch. And only average food.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Love this place. Already made reservations for 3 Christmas luncheons and a dinner for family. It’s wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great lunch as always, perfect spot for lunch on a "girls" shopping day.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice but a bit expensive lunch inside Neiman Marcus. Server was just okay. It took a long time to be waited on and he seemed very overwhelmed. It wasn’t super busy. Food was good not great. The popover and strawberry butter before the meal is always a high light. The kale/sausage soup was just okay. The burger and fries were a good size and plentiful

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lobster salad is the best. Also splurged on the peach cobbler, it was mainly all fruit so not a lot of guilt of having dessert! And it was very good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always a great lunch! Just looking for an excuse to lunch here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The service is always impeccable. Our servers were inconspicuously hovering with more iced tea, consommé and popovers. The food is delicious, both forward looking and deeply nostalgic. Great for a lovely lunch with friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

They must have been having a bad day, because the service was awful. I’ve been there before and had a lovely experience. This time was different. My husband didn’t receive his drink until I was almost done with mine. The restaurant was nearly empty so we couldn’t understand the delay. Food was great, but we had to ask for the broth. It was not brought to us like it usually is. My husband ordered the chocolate chip cookies but the recipe wasn’t provided in the box, but was told they didn’t have it but he could return and they would provide it. That was ok, but after we finished our meal and wanted to leave he had to go find the servers in the back to pay the bill since there was no one around. We had waited. It was close to closing time, but that was unacceptable. I brought my husband here because it was so great when I had lunch there before and wanted to share the experience with him. We were so disappointed! I expected more from Neiman Marcus.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had not been to Mariposa in so long. I just had forgotten about it. We had a girl's lunch.
the food was wonderful. The non alcoholic beverages were delicious and creative. The atmosphere was wonderful and service was excellent. Looking forward to going again1

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Table was not ready until 30mins after reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I enjoyed my lunch with my friends. I found the servers not to be well trained in delivering and picking up the dishes. The noise level was almost unbearable. Although I enjoyed the food, I would not recommend the Mariposa.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always a sure bet and a great way to say thank you to a friend.
All the little extras add up and Mariposa is worth every penny!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I'm vegan and my server sent the chef out to discuss my meal modifications. The salad the chef created for me was one of the best salads I have ever had. I was impressed with how graciously the server and chef handled my food restrictions. They were happy to please me. I will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent food and service! Variety of food and drinks to choose from.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, the staff went out of their way to see that everything exceeded our expectations. We dined on the patio which is usually more quiet that the dining room. The food, atmosphere and staff made our business lunch very enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had to wait for service and had to wait quite Dom time for the bill.
Had $100 bill sitting on our table for a hint it was seen a few servers.
Had to wait quite a while for our plates to be cleared.
And it was Not busy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Lovely lunch with mom for happy birthday‼️
She likes the orange soufflé and I try a special or something new each visit. My shrimp chipotle was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We enjoyed everything about our lunch. The hostess was welcoming, as was our server. The popovers were warm & amazing with the strawberry butter. The salads, panini & children's' chicken quesadilla were all fresh & served at the perfect temperature.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place! Fantastic service!
I highly recommend it for family or friends gatherings!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I took my Aunt for her 1st time and she was very impressed. Our waiter forgot our broth and therefore gave us a dessert to share for his mistake. Love Mariposa!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our server was attentive and good natured taking care of 6 ladies. We loved our table. The helpers were also super attentive and professional. We frequently visit Mariposa but this seemed to be the best service we've experienced. Food was very good and when one returned their food, the server responded graciously and replaced the lunch fast.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Noisy! My friend and I should have dined outside. A long trek to the bathroom.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful service and delicious food = a good time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 1, 2017

the service was horrible it really detracted from our overall pleasure of this restaurant and the meal.
we come here often and this is the first time i have a complained
it seems the male server and bus boy may never have served before. they certainly seemed not to know what they were doing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very enjoyable. Food and service very good. atmosphere plesaAnt

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I consider Mariposa my hidden gem! Always a beautifully prepared & presented meal, with wonderful flavors . Good wine & champagne selection.
The Chef never disappoints!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 23, 2017

When we got there, no one was at front desk and their restaurant is behind the hall way so no one can see us or we can't see anyone. Someone was waiting before us so I walked inside and asked one of waiter there we need help.
Finally someone came to helped us to have seats.
Our server was super nice guy and I appreciated his service. Food was so so but I guess a bit over priced for lunch. Drink was too fancy and I didn't like much. Too sweet and not much alcohol.

My friend wanted to come here for her birthday lunch and I liked their popover with strawberry butter but nothing else is great.
I won't choose this restaurant to dine unless someone wants to come.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Love this place. Never disappointed! The orange soufflé is consistently good, the popovers are to die for and always outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I have always loved Mariposas. This time however some kind of fish was being served to several tables during my birthday lunch. The smell of the fish was overwhelming. My friend who loves fish was shocked at the odor! The restaurant smelled horrible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Had an amazing lunch with a friend. This is definitely one of my favourite Neiman's restaurants. The outdoor seating is quite nice. It was a beautiful day! The service was spectacular!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I just love having lunch at NM. It's a treat, plain and simple. It's pretty, fresh and everything is always tasty. I love the light in the restaurant and it has a calming effect on me. My favorite luncheon is the Mandarin Orange salad, with chicken salad, green salad and a slice of banana bread with the poppy seed dressing on the side. Perfect! Don't forget the popovers fresh out of the oven with strawberry butter.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Stacey our server was AMAZING!! The Food, Service and Ambience were 5 star.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Lisa, our server, was wonderful! She made our group feel very welcome and special! Great food and service! Highly recommend this place for group gatherings!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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