Oak Grill

4.5
671 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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Oak Grill is a true Newport Beach original. This exciting new dining destination combines influences from around the globe, as well as the American south resulting in an inspired taste you cannot miss. Our specially curated wine, beer and spirits programs, along with our polished and knowledgeable service team's attention to detail make Oak Grill the center of relaxed coastal luxury.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation

Breakfast:
Daily from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Lunch:
Daily from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(949) 760-4920
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Lai
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Catering
When you crave a more intimate location for dining with your group, only Oak Grill’s Private Dining Rooms will do. Featuring two private dining spaces for up to 22 guests, it’s the perfect place to host a lunch or an evening to celebrate. For more information, please contact Kevin Morales 949.760.4920
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service with validation in the Restaurant.
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Entertainment
Monday through Saturday, live acoustic sessions on our Fireside patio from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday's from 5 to 8 p.m.
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Special events & promotions
When you crave a more intimate location for dining with your group, only Oak Grill’s Private Dining Rooms will do. Featuring two private dining spaces for up to 22 guests, it’s the perfect place to host a lunch or an evening to celebrate. For more information, please contact Kevin Morales 949.760.4920
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Experience inviting elegance, modern flair and California cuisine with influences from around the globe and the American south resulting in an inspired taste to share with your group original to Newport Beach.

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:15PM

What 671 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Cannot say enough about the sea bass....it was cooked to perfection!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We were hosting out-of-town guests who were bowled over by the stylish and Newport-y ambiance of the Oak Grill. Food was very good. Our server, Melodie, was superb. Oak Grill never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

A very pleasant brunch after church. Relaxed dining and a great patio dining. Lobster salad was delicious and my husbands rueben was one of the best he had ever had. They let the guys stay and watch the golf tournament while we shopped! Thanks for accommodating us!

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Oak Grill is &&& +
Service was very friendly but stopped after we received our coffee after dinner.
Food was very good but chicken was heavy and not very taste. The porterhouse lamb chops were excellent and the works was very good. Sea bass was a little dry and just adequate.
Restaurant is for special occasions or business expense occasions.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

We love the patio, the great food from a wonderful innovative chef and, of course, our favorite waiter Aaron. Lovely evening for all of us!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Wonderful ambiance. Best bread basket. Awesome desserts- thank you!

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The service was very slow and spotty. The food which is normally great was very ordinary. I think it’s tine for a menu change.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Good service friendly staff. Patio area was shaded with cool ocean breeze. Ample room roundtables for comfort.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great brunch menu, fantastic fresh juice, excellent service. Reasonably priced given the location.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Giving up on Oak Grill - We have been here many times and it is a nice night out, but the last three times the service has gone from bad to worse. Food quality remains good, and the atmosphere, especially outside, is quite nice (although the otherwise refined indoor room is sort of ruined by the obnoxious over-sized TV's over the bar). But we are throwing in the towel after our last two visits. Service is so sloppy and unprofessional it is amazing this is a luxury hotel. If you go you can expect to be handed from waiter to waiter and will need to flag somebody down for anything and everything. We all wanted desert but were so exasperated by the wait for somebody to come by and take our order we just paid the bill (which, of course, we had to flag somebody down to do) and left and had desert elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

There was a shower going on by the smoking lounge
It was so loud it was obnoxious !

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Wonderful experience for my wife’s birthday....our waiter, Aaron was very professional and attentive, we couldn’t have asked for better service or food!
Though we sat inside, we were near the outdoor patio which was beautiful as well.
Will definitely return without question!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Ambiance perfect outside under the extraordinary trees with live music in the background. Entrees were all excellent although the butter cake seemed a bit dry. This is the second time we have been to Oak Grill and will look forward to going again. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food. Beautiful evening to sit outside! One of our favorites!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I LOVE THE RUBEN MY FRIEND WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE CHICKEN IT WAS PERFECT

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We wanted to enjoy the company of those in our party, over good food and not feel rushed -- the Oak Grill delivered on all we hoped to experience -- Thank you! It was so refreshing to have a dining ambience with enjoyable music that enhanced our evening, instead of serving as extra noise or a distraction.
The food was fabulous -- from the salads to the seabass, chicken picatta and more, we enjoyed our dinner, and appreciated the excellent service. Thank you for a memorable evening -- we will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had the most wonderful time. Our server, Aaron, was perfect in every way. He understood that we were going to enjoy the evening and therefore didn't rush us. When we ordered another bottle of wine, he chose one for us that was spot-on. We loved the evening, food and ambience, couldn't have asked for more.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

When the weather permits, this is a great place for lunch or dinner in the patio

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Beautiful outdoor seating, delicious appetizers, fish dishes yum, nice dessert for our anniversary. Great service, never asked for re-fill, always someone there. Will definitely visit again! Also only $20 corkage! Aqua bar next door was perfect for before dinner drink.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This time we were honoring a birthday! This is the best steak house in town. Treat yourself you’re gonna love it

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The special last night was halibut topped with porcini mushroom dust, rainbow cauliflower and a green pea sauce was Devine. Wish I had taken a photo.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great service, quiet and romantic atmosphere, and amazing summer Smoked Special menu. Wonderful experience

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We LOVED our server!! I think his name was Noe. He was so sweet with my mom and dad!

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The service was pretty good for our dinner. The tables or not set so we had to ask for a set up after food was served so that was a bit odd. The Caesar salad is pretty tasteless the dressing has flavor to it.
The file was very good as well as the sides that came with it. Dessert was good too we had the strawberry shortcake and the brownie sundae.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent service, and great food. We wanted a place for breakfast that wasn’t going to be a wait, valet was complementary.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

This was our 3rd year there for my birthday. Unfortunately between the poor service and food quality, it left much to be desired. We will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Great Hotel overall. They cater to locals!!!!
Their specials are terific value for excellent quality

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

An excellent evening celebrating Father's Day. The patio atmosphere was amazing, the service exemplary and the food was excellent. Oak Grill is our go to celebration location.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The server was spot on with timing. He brought the different courses out when we were ready. Food was very tasty and cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

One of the best kept secrets in Orange County. Both the food and the service was outstanding… Definitely arrive early and have a cocktail in the Aqua Lounge.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

If I could give them ZERO stars I would. I made reservations for Father’s Day A MONTH in advance to have a special breakfast with our family. They are obviously unorganized and have a completely inexperienced staff. They took forever to check us in. Then when we were finally shown to our table, they took us outside to our table that had leaves and dirt from the trees above on our table setting.
As we sat down, my husband and I noticed someone smoking weed outside. I’m fine with people smoking whatever they want, wherever they please. But since I’m pregnant and had our toddler with us I requested the host seat us inside.
There were a BUNCH of open tables inside the restaurant. But their response was that the tables inside were already reserved for people who had reservations. YOU MEAN LIKE US?!?! They just looked confused and frazzled by our simple request.
Since they were obviously not going to help us or accommodate our tiny party of 3, we ended up leaving. The only helpful person at the hotel would be the valet personnel who listened to our concern and notified security about the issue because there is actually no smoking allowed in the restaurant.
Thanks for messing up our Father’s Day plans. Won’t be returning to eat here.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was my fourth visit. Wonderful Father’s Day brunch! The food was excellent: chorizo omelet with potatoes (so delicious), waffles and pancakes. I have to say, the next best part was the superior service from our waiter. It was windy and cool on Father’s Day and we were seated indoors, but the guests and staff kept opening them to go outside and made it unpleasant. Our waiter locked the door so people would use the other door to come in. It made the experience extremely pleasant, and because of his thoughtfulness, we will return again. The food is always excellent, but the service makes it special!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Oak Grill is a clean, efficient place to have breakfast and watch the game. The bacon was amazing as where the eggs.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was alright. Edible, but nowhere near good enough to make up for the poor service or the high prices. We had to ask for things multiple times before we got them. It felt like our server was just going through the motions and didn't really care to make sure we were attended to or that we were taken care of. I can see how this restaurant might survive because guests of the hotel might be looking for something convent, but it is not like some of the great hotel restaurants that I like to go to because the food and service are so good.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Server was not attentive and both drink/food orders took so long to make it to our table. The restaurant was not busy either... sad that I have to give this place a thumbs down since I talked it up for GNO 🙁

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Celebration dinner! All was great but the ribeye was disappointing....gristle and fatty.my husband would never send it back but he was disappointed.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The restaurant is missing something - can't say what. Half the tables weren't set up - left us with a feeling that the place was closing up (at 6:00 pm?????). Our server was very nice but quite often just disappeared and could not be seen. Absence of staff makes it difficult to ask for water, more butter, missing utensil, etc. The fried calamari with veggies was 75% fried broccoli and 25% calamari - dipping sauce seemed to just be straight Worcestershire sauce. We had to flag down a bus-boy to bring us lemons. Husband's steak was over-done and very evident it was under a warmer for some time because the potatoes and brocolini were dry. My salmon was MEH. Can't recommend this restaurant. Many better options nearby.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Out on the terrace is just lovely and the food is quite good with lots of choices but we had terrible service for no apparent reason, it wasn't crowded at all and the kitchen can't have been backed up because people who arrived long after us were served before we were. It took forever for the waiter to take our order and then forever for our cocktails to arrive. He didn't bring the wine we ordered until we were 90% done with dinner. If the service were even passable I'd give it a better review but it was not what is expected at a nicer place when it wasn't even busy.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service was incredible! My steak was far over done but it was still very good otherwise, I would have given the food a 5.

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3.0Dined on June 4, 2018

We have eaten here many times and always had a good experience, so perhaps my expectations were high, but this evening failed to come close. The waiter did not get one order quite right, but never came back to see how the food was. In fact, I have had better service ordering a pizza over the counter than we did for this special occasion. Very disappointed overall; if it was our first visit, we would never go back, but this particular evening was unlike any we have experienced there, so we will return, just hope that waiter is long gone by then!

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