Oak Grill

4.5
731 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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
Brittany Valles
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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 our Private Dining Coordinator at 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 our Private Dining Coordinator at 949.760.4920
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 731 People Are Saying
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HW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed the ambiance outside and they accommodated us with a heat lamp and blankets. The drinks and the appetizers were delicious, however you could tell they were winding down for the night when it came to dinner. The waiter had spilled (it's ok it happens) as he was setting things down and didn't bother to clean it up, my friends order came out incorrectly, they took up our silverware when we were finished with appetizers but did not get a new set for my friend. This is not a cheap place to dine, so you expect the upmost service. Additionally, the meal just felt flat once everything arrived correctly. I felt like my scallops and butternut squash puree was not really seasoned and was sort of flavorless. The fish my friend ate ...by the time they got everything right, was eaten cold and also was lacking flavor. Also, while the restaurant itself was quiet the lounge bar inside which we visited after dinner was extremely loud. It seems like it turns into a club after a certain hour. It didn't bother us, but if you're looking for a romantic dinner location, that might be something to consider.

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MF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I dined here tonight with a long time friend who, unlike me (Meat + Potatoes =love) is a vegetarian. While we both loved the ambiance outdoors with the large patio and I had no problem ordering what I wanted, she cannot recommend this restaurant for its "good vegetarian options."
The other really nice thing about this patio was the fact that it was not noisy, and it had nice lighting. A very nice, comfortable place to enjoy a meal outside...
So please, make some more fish options for my friend so that we can come back here.

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WR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Celebrated our anniversary here. It was our third choice in Newport but others were booked. Food and service exceeded expectations. Ambiance was fun but we were seated near the bar and had a full view of the crew cleaning up the room behind the bar. Noisy and distracting but to be fair, we chose the table. This is a nice room with a great outdoor seating area and many cozy booths inside. We enjoyed the staff and the anniversary treat.

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l
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our Waiter was amazing! The Cesare Salad was watery and didn’t have any flavor. The Filet was good the potatoes were awful. The deserts are not good at all! Very expensive for bad food.

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OT
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Competent Hotel Restaurant. You will see attempts at creativity alongside burgers on the menu. We had a nice dinner as a group.

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KF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience at the Oak Grill. I went for a quiet dinner for my birthday and everything went above and beyond expectations. Service was amazing. The food was great. And they even brought me out a birthday dessert, no charge. I got the James Dean cocktail, recommended by my server when I told him I usually enjoy a Jameson old fashioned but was looking for something a bit nicer. It was the absolute perfect dinner experience. And I went early enough that the restaurant was near empty, and the service was fast and impecible. I could not overstate what a wonderful experience I had there.

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L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a Party of 8 for brunch. We enjoyed the outdoor seating under the large tree and had heat lamps above us to keep the chill away. Servers were very accommodating as we had special requests for steamed milk and soy milk for our coffee and extra plates. Food was very good for each of us tanging from waffles, eggs benedict, burger and salad.

Is nice to be able to speak and hear across the table and not feel rushed.

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e
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Oak Grill is an outstanding restaurant and seating at night on the patio is romantic and sets a lovely tone. While the setting is somewhat casual, the attention to detail is consistent and the staff are responsive to any requests. The quality of the cuisine and the handcrafted cocktails is excellent. The entrees and starters are distinctive with subtle spices and perfect execution. The Oak Grill is on our shortlist of preferred restaurants.

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SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Open Table I landed at Oak Grill located int the Fashion Island Hotel, what a perfect choice to celebrate a friend's birthday. I selected Sharwama Spiced Rack of Lamb - absolutely delicious! My friend ordered Roast Chilean Sea Bass and was very pleased with her selection, for dessert the warm pineapple butter cake was a great way to cap off the evening and they presented a birthday treat along with her choice for dessert the delicious dark chocolate bar. Our server Valentina displayed A+ service with a engaging smile, we sat outside in a very comfortable ambiance, well -decorated layout, heat lamps worked very well on a somewhat cool evening. Parking is complimentary. Overall, I was really impressed with Oak Grill and look forward to returning.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place and dining experience. Without doubt, I would recommend this restaurant.

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GS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating is lovely. Food very good. Pleasant experience.

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C
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambiance and excellent service.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

It was very slow service. Food was good but having to wait 3 hours overall for dinner on a slow night was of little value for the cost of the meal.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

To celebrate a birthday, a group of women met at the Oak Grill. We ordered 3 salads and 1 Reuben. The Cobb salad had wilted lettuce and little flavor, the other salads were only okay. The Reuben had lots of meat but apparently was also only "ok" though the fries were yummy.
Our server was very nice and provided good birthday dessert recommendations.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outside in evening which kept noise level at a minimum. Great ambiance and service by waiter named Sina.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great except wide screen a bit bright and distracting

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TS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambiance, comfortable outdoor seating, great assortment of food. Date night or with friends

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SP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! The service and food are always great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything great but only pick this spot so we could enjoy cigars After dinner at the fire pits. They went smoke free Nov 1st so not likely to head back.

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JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I took my friend here for a Thanksgiving dinner. It was $90/plate for a fixed menu. I’d done my research, so this was not a surprise. The selections on the menu were actually pretty solid. And until the main course, the food was good. (Not outstanding, just good.)

And then came the main course. I chose the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and roasted brussels sprouts. The mashed potatoes and stuffing were literally scooped from a larger batch with an ice cream scoop. I know this, as both were perfectly shaped as ice cream would have been. The turkey was processed in some way, as it didn’t have the consistency/fiberous nature that “normal” turkey would have. I suppose this could have been a genetic mutation of some sort.

I walked away with the thought that what I was served was hotel food. This fits, as this is a hotel restaurant. But, in most hotels at which I’ve stayed, the restaurant food is far better than what they would serve for room service. This was the room service quality food.

This said, the server was awesome, as was the rest of the service. Actually, I’d have preferred excellent food over excellent service if I had to make a choice. (Obviously, both would be desirable.)

Needless to say, Thanksgiving 2019 won’t be spent at Oak Grill.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful Thanksgiving dinner.

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CL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes. Excellent service and food.

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SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Did not rush dinner. Filet mignon was outstanding stuffed figs excellent lobster with two strips of lasagna and bread tomato sauce was Not very tasty. The combination of three was not to my liking. Waiter in manager responded on their own when they noticed the plate was half empty they offered to Give me another entrée at no charge. They did give me another fillet mignon to go. This offer is greatly appreciated and I will return again but no to not order the lobster dinner.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Oak Grill has a very nice ambiance and the staff are very kind, courteous, professional and attentive. If you have an opportunity to eat outside, I recommend you do so, because the outdoor area is very comfortable, well decorated, and the pool area is calming and beautiful. There is enough foliage to block some of the Fashion Island shopping activity directly across the street, yet there is enough exposure to keep the environment interesting for those who enjoy people watching while engaged in conversation. The food is very good and though I do not drink alcohol, the wine list is very inclusive.

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RB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A nice dinner in a lovely location. Thanks for everything!

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PE
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We didn't know it was a hotel restaurant. Food was well prepared and the service good. The photos definitely took it up a level from reality. Still we had a very nice meal on the patio. The menu was straight forward and predictable. Portions were small despite premium pricing. The Groupon helped.

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JA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I nice place to take clients. We sat outside. It's a very cozy place. Good food!

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BC
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Oak Grill. The food, service, atmosphere, etc. are outstanding. It's expensive, but we bite the bullet and enjoy ourselves every now & then.

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DF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took out to dinner my new co-workers and they had an amazing time. After dining we ahead over to Aqua and danced the night away.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service from Melody! She totally made our afternoon along with the delicious food!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Food was average.

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OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good as always. Service was good except for bread took long time to get there.

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B
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We had never been in this restaurant inside the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. The valet service was excellent however I wish the service in the restaurant was more like that. The waiters where so busy that we waited more than 10min for us to get acknowledged for a drink order and menus. I had to call our waiter and point out that we were feeling ignored. From that point on we had good service.
We will go back and try out the outside patio for dinner and maybe a drink at the bar inside the hotel.

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LD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The service on a Saturday night was very slow and we were in no rush! I had to go ask someone to get our drinks ordered. Had to pour our wine ourselves. Very slow to get food ordered.
Was disappointed as we had taken friends to celebrate a birthday!

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I
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fresh and nicely prepared food. Had the Niçoise salad, could have had a few more accompaniments, same with my friends lobster salad. Other than that, very good and very accommodating to food issues/allergies. Will go again. Also, really appreciate a full pour of Champagne ! 👌

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DB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband took me to dinner here, first we sat outside by the fire pit and listen to the entertainment, which was great and had a drink..everything was fine except that they let people smoke there, there was at least 5-6 guys smoking cigars and 1 cigarette smoker...so disgusting sitting there trying to have a good time when all you can do is smell smoke.
From there we went to dinner, we sat outside so we could still hear the music but couldn't smell the smoke.
Service was great and so was the food..everything was fantastic.
***Note to restaurant...in 2018 your fire pit area should be smokeless..the area isn't big enough to have people smoking.

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d
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant! Love Aaron our server, we always ask for him.

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PG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Mac and cheese served with short ribs overwhelmed with butter. Macaroni was over cooked. We had better from our earlier visits to the restaurant.
Only few morsels of lobster meat on the lobster salad. Disappointing
Manager should ask patrons from one table to lower their voice watching sports game. There are other patrons like to dine in a quiet setting .

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KC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to Oak Grill. We sat on the patio both times at a really nice large table. Had 2 different waiters that were both outstanding. The first time we came for dinner and the food was really good. The second was for Sunday brunch (good variety of choices off menu) and of course the $10 bottomless mimosas. We will be back for sure!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent the Banyan Courtyard was really nice everything was excellent except for right next to it in the Aqua room bar, they allowed smoking cigars. The cigar and cigarette smoke blew over when the s the Santa Ana winds blowing and all of us had cigars and cigarettes to deal with. There should be no smoking allowed in that area right next to a restaurant. Didn't even know that was legal.

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