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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

377 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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. Please be aware reservations for Afternoon Tea must be made 48 hours in advance, thank you.
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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;
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Phone number
(949) 467-3350
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Santos
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Private party facilities
Our full restaurant is available for breakfast meetings or evening events.
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Private party contact
Reza Alavi: (949) 467-3351
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Cross street
Santa Cruz
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Parking details
The parking lot is located directly in front of Neiman Marcus.
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Public transit
Public transportation is within a one block area.
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
What 377 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Nice place. Good waiter.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We always love dining here especially the popovers!

MargaritaLover (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Special lunch with a friend and everything was as perfect as you would expect from a restaurant in Neiman Marcus! Glad I made a reservation because it was busy. The margarita here is amazing! The manager explained what was in it but I can't remember. (I'll go back for this one though!) The menu has something for everybody, from salads and sandwiches to wonderfully prepared entrees. Maybe it was the margarita's influence but I had the burger and it was fantastic. The service was outstanding and we were checked in on frequently. No room for dessert but I could see many people enjoying theirs.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I went for lunch with a friend while shopping at Newport Center. We were warmly greeted by the hostess who took us to our table in what was a very busy but fun to be in room. The oft mentioned popover and consume were brought to us by our server immediately (yum!) who also talked up the day's specials. They sounded quite nice but I opted for a cup of the butternut squash soup and the steak salad, both prepared perfectly (and portioned generously.) Both our server and the manager checked in on us with friendly smiles several times during the meal, just the way it should be. Ended meal with a cup of delicious vanilla tea. Where do I get that? Really a lovely place for lunch and I really like the nutritional information on the menu. I will be back! Thank you.

MaryM (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

When I went onto the Open Table website to change my reservation from 4 to 5, I was not able to make it work. It was frustrating!

sbsusan (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

My nephew’s birthday.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our lunch lasted 2.5 hours mostly due to horrible service. Our server Alex was surly. He kept promising that he would bring us certain items (like an ice tea) and it never arrived. The manager stepped in one time to bring us our food but he should have kept checking on us. The long wait ruined our experience. We were also celebrating a birthday and despite telling Alex numerous times that the birthday girl was gluten free and he kept insisting that a special dessert was coming out way. About 20 minutes later we received coconut cake with a candle - the guy was clueless. My daughters shrimp salad was missing the avocado and had an inordinate amount of julienned and chopped carrots - what a rip off.

Lulu (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We both enjoyed the Hoisin chicken salad and loved the mini broth and popover with strawberry butter. Our server was not very attentive and we finally had to ask for a box, more iced tea and our check. She took our order, someone else served it, another person brought more iced tea and still another person brought our take home box. Our waitress apologized when she finally brought the check which was the first time we saw her since she took our order. Very disappointed in the service. Food, however, was good.

Italy (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious food. A little overpriced. Service was good

vipNonesuch13 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Mariposa is consistently a lunchtime jewel in Newport Center. My favorite place to go for a business lunch during the week when I want to both impress my guest with its elegance and with a great meal. Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

My friend treated me to lunch to celebrate my birthday. Our server was wonderful. She brought us additional broth in a hot water dispenser, which was much appreciated. The food was delicious. I was also given a delicious piece of chocolate cake, which we all shared. I would highly recommend Miraposa.

pamela (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

great place for ladies who lunch.
try to take my girlfriends there for their birthdays.

vipJules (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I always enjoyed the restaurant before this visit.
I was recommended the restaurant week menu by the server and thought be fun to give it a try as it was the last day of restaurant week. The server recommended the filet mignon. And since I dont eat beef too often, I figured at a nice restaurant such as Mariposa, the beef should be excellent. And my husband ordered the salmon salad.
I ordered my steak medium rare. It came medium well. I alerted the server and they made me a new filet unfortunately it came back this time almost rare. Shocked the kitchen could not get it right!! My husband's salmon was totally dry. He did not send it back but only ate half the piece of fish. Such a disappointing meal.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Steak always prepared just right. All food was consistently excellent. Our server was as good as you can get- stopped by a few times to see if everything was OK, answered our questions (helped me remember that I like your spiced tea), very cheerful and sweet.

Sandykat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server, Alex, was very accommodating. First table was outside and too cold for my guest, so we moved inside4 and he still served us. Alex brot us a second cup of consommé to warm us up; substituted a birthday dessert at my guest's request; and was charming and smiling throut the process. (My guest can be a bit of a pain in the neck, even on her birthday!)

vipFoodies (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Mariposa is always good...prices are a bit high for lunch. The popovers with strawberry butter are a must even if you’re on a diet! The Salmon tacos are very good.

EllieB (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Have been going to Mariposa off and on for many years...including before the remodel in NM years ago...still the good favorite of Orange Mandarin Souffle..good popovers and consommé...maybe fill in a little more fruit or something on plate..Birthday for daughter.need to cut a little more generous piece of cake..but big picture the ambience and location and great place like no other to go to for special lunch,,,great waiter...

Lovegoodfood (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was great, the dining room was beautiful. The noise level was sooo high, You practically had to read the other person’s lips to understand what they were saying. We ended up sitting outside on the patio which was nice but if they ever open the door to come in and out the noise transferred outside and it was still too loud.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went for Newport Beach Restaurant Weekss as I had never eaten at Mariposa at Neumann Marcus Newport Beach previously.
Very disappointed to loud noise level, service and having my medium well steak brought rare. Difficult to get wait staff attention to make correction. My dining companion had finished her lunch by the time my meal was corrected.
Originally hostess seated us near a post and I told her I had never been here before could we sit near the windows. She accommodated us.
I was truly disappointed as I was looking forward to an excellent dining experience.

vipLovefood (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I do love having lunch here. It's a definite 'Ladies out to lunch' place...although men do eat here. This last time the noise was so loud I literally had to shout for my friend to hear me. Something definitely needs to be done to fix the acoustics.