Oak Grill

4.5
690 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
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 690 People Are Saying
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JW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation for 8 people. The staff was incredibly helpful in organizing the perfect dining arrangement for our large party, unfortunately that’s where the hospitality ended.
Once we sat down at our table, not one server can by with water or a drink order or even a menu. After 20 minutes, my husband finally went to the hostess to let her know that we needed some service. About 5-10 minutes later someone came by with menus then left before we could place a drink order. So we asked someone else passing by us if they could help. Eventually our server came over and took our order, however it seemed as though this was not his station and he was overwhelmed. We then noticed his station was actually the outdoor tables. As the night went on, we did get drinks and food however there was never a refill on water and we had to keep asking random servers if they could clear the dirty dishes from our table. It was truly the strangest dining experience. You’d think with a party of 8 in the middle of the restaurant, that wasn’t overly busy inside, we’d have been noticed, but we felt like we weren’t. A few times we even noticed our server chatting with his other tables and even two servers waiting on some tables. It was bizarre. Unfortunately it was such a bad experience Oak Grill lost 8 local diners that are always looking for great places to eat.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food!

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F
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , really good food , vive , prices , service , one of the best places in Newport Beach, CA

Thank you for all your attentions .

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g
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a date night, quiet outdoor seating with heaters if needed. Better than norm wine list and discrete service. Back wait staff did a good job too.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pros:
Food very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed dinner, salad, oysters. Nice ambiance.
Cons:
Bartender doesn't know how to make a SideCar?
Slow waiter. Found ourselves wanting to call in Search and Rescue.
Neutral:
In a hotel. They should state that on the website, would have changed the frantic search for parking if i know that you could valet for free at the hotel.

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O
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our go-to restaurants...and on return from being out of town for 5 nights - is exactly where we went for a quick dinner on the patio. As always, the food was delicious and the service is always excellent.

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f
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This should be a busier place considering the quality of the food and service. I’ve been for brunch twice and dinner once and haven’t been disappointed. Everything is delicious! Definitely a hidden gem!

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant inside the hotel and adjacent patio. Even though we ate inside, several gnats were flying around our food and one even landed on my salad. I mentioned to the wait staff and they merely apologized.

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SM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance is what would bring us back to try again as the menu looked good and had variety but my Husband and I had the porterhouse Lamb Chops and we thought we could do a better job at home. They give a discount if you are local M-Th which was nice since it is in a hotel. I should have ordered the Chilean sea Bass as my friend recommended.

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F
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent !!!!!! One of the best venue in Newport Beach .

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c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining. Service was great. They accommodated special dietary requests (i.e. steamed spinach instead of with butter, etc.). Beautiful venue.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I planned to treat my friends for their birthday since I live out of town. One of which drive from LA to be with us. We placed our orders ( food and drinks) We waited patiently but after 45 min still no food ( not even our appatizer or drinks) were brought to the table. Meanwhile we tried getting our server’s attention to see what’s going on but he took his time to stop by our table and when he did we realized he had forgotten to place the order all together mind you it was Labor Day and the restaurant was practically empty so no excuse. Oak grill was recommended by a good friend of mine and it is suppose to be a high end restaurant and I was very disappointed with their service.
Can’t comment about the food because we never got our order.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening! Everything from the food, ambiance, and service was first rate. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening spent with friends. Able to enjoy beautiful summer night outside under huge trees and moonlight. Darling waitress and good meal & drinks & wine.

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow as usual..gets frustrating

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O
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We come here often because of the outdoor patio seating. The food has been ok....but the new chef has turned things up and all of our meals were delicious....Service would have gotten a top mark but every table was filled....and our server was slow getting back to us and forgot the bread....but again, big parties that night. Great place to meet friends and not have to shout to be heard.

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d
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having a girls get-together and were hoping to enjoy Taco Tuesday however the bar and lounge was completely full. The new bar manager Michael accommodated us with the sweetest and most gracious attitude. We had the best time largely in part to Michael. We love him!!

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JJ
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

All good except for service which was, once again, inattentive.

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JN
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Set 16 lunch for granddaughter.

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D
Dallas
118 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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SG
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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d
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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F
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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MA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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TP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MM
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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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AN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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WB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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A
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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F
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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RA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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NF
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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d
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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C
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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TS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DS
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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