Oak Grill

4.3
797 reviews
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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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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely garden and quiet enough to hear each other speak!
Food is very good; Complimentary birthday dessert was beautiful and yummy.

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OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Normally, I love Oak Grill and I have ordered the Chinese Chicken salad on many occasions and it’s delicious. The chef must have changed the recipe because it was awful. The chicken was tough and they put WARM dressing on the salad so the little “crunchies” on top were mushy. It wasn’t the great salad they normally make. Please bring back the original recipe.

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SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The steak was over cooked but they replaced it overall service was slow

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RL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The ambience and food were excellent as always. The service was simply unsatisfactory. Our waitress was slow, inattentive, and frankly seemed completely disinterested, if not uninformed as to her duties.

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Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our server Aaron! He just completes the beautiful experience of dining under the trees...

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is even better!

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r
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambiance are exceptional. The lobster chopped salad is the best!!! Service was fine but slow at times. Wasn’t much of an issue since beautiful environment. Wish the entertainment lasted longer - ended at 9PM on a Sat night. Would have loved to have an enjoyed an after dinner drink following dinner. Likely concern from hotel guests in rooms or music from Aqua Lounge? Either way, should cater to restaurant patrons.

Oak Grill
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the Lobster Salad, it is one of our guest favorites! We hope you dine with us again soon.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Chef must changed.
Very pricey for quality of food they serve.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will discuss your concerns with our team and ensure all guests standards are met.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from our server Aaron! Food it outstanding!

Oak Grill
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with Aaron and hope you dine with us again soon.

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S
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, excellent food overall.
Need more servers. We had to flag ours down more than once for service.
The quiche is not very good, better at Marie Calendars.
The burger needs to be bigger for the price.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will address with our chef and management team. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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OC
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting enhanced by live guitarist singing soft rock favorites.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Fireside offerings, and hope you dine with us again soon.

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MR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is main positive-decor and setting just average

Oak Grill
Responded on March 19, 2019

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OT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

My chicken on the chicken and waffles dish was dry and chewy. The replacement wasn’t any better so I passed on eating it. The service was slow and inattentive. Our beverages were empty and not refilled in a timely manner. We had to request to have refills as our glasses remained empty until so. Beautiful space but poor service. With so many employers walking around the dining room, we should not have had empty beverage glasses. There are better options for brunch/lunch in the Fashion Island area so I’d recommend to look elsewhere.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We will discuss as a team with the goal to provide better customer service and efficiency.

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JA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We come here often to entertain clients for lunch. Service is always good. Our groups are usually 8-12 people, and the food always comes out at the same time. No one is left sitting and waiting while the others have been served. I like that. It's a little noisy, but that I can deal with. Drinks are always being refilled, etc. I highly recommend this place.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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BR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and terrific service and ambience. Also, very accommodating with special requests.

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope you dine with us again soon.

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DM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for breakfast food and service were fine. Casual hotel crowd.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We hope you dine with us again soon!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great experience, but our server could’ve given us better service.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will address with our staff and hope you dine with us again soon.

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AT
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was fine service very slow with an inexperienced server. Not sure if I will return

Oak Grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you received this experience and will privately message you to discuss details.

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PG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Oak Grill needs to change their menu.

Oak Grill
Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We just recently changed our menu in November. We also offer a Chef Dinner Series on Wednesday and Thursday nights which offers a different menu you may choose from, based on the flavors of the season. We hope you would check it out!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the live music.
Great space to catch up with friends.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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JA
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous breakfast!

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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G
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cool vibe on patio with the warm fire and great guitarist.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent wine by the glass selection. A little loud but there was a convention at the hotel and the noise was mostly them. Highly recommend.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

More of a Travelzoo issue. The Travelzoo voucher said our dinner included a glass of wine each up to $12. That was misleading because it came out of our voucher meaning we had to pay for the wine. The meat selections were a little over cooked and dry.

Oak Grill
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the confusion and hope we can welcome you back to dine with us soon.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They used to have REALLY good calamari and truffle popcorn (from Chef Bracken), but when they changed the name and menu, we haven't dine that often anymore. However, the rib-eye and chilean seabass are delicious and fresh.

Oak Grill
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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e
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice place. Wait staff seemed disinterested, intermingling with customers not a priority.

Oak Grill
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will be in contact directly to discuss this matter.

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Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy Saturday night, hostess was very gracious as dinner reservations were running a few minutes behind. Food was very good, server was excellent. Since restaurant was busy they had to seat many diners outside. Weather was very chilly and as servers went in and out of patio door tables inside were constantly getting a blast of cold air as doors opened and closed. If cold outside ask for table away from patio doors.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest restaurant in Orange County. Chef Brian Tran is the reason this is so good. They set up an amazing Valentine's pre fixe menu. Everything was perfect.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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FD
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

All the dishes seem amateurish, something prepared by someone who has no idea what fine dining is. I can cook much better at home. Other than the food, all others are fine. You are wasting away your good name and goodwill of this long standing establishment.

Oak Grill
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will discuss this matter with our team.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food quality and presentation!

Our service from Aaron was amazing! We will be back for sure!

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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DW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were really looking forward to celebrating my girlfriends birthday party, but I think our party of 12 was just too much for them. It took over 45 min. just to get drinks...and a second round was just as slow. Everyone was getting irritated, so by the time we got our dinner, everyone was already ready to go. The food was ok, but my chicken picata was very dry. Our server did his best, but no one else came to help him out. Also, I really expected them to give the birthday girl some sort of desert to say thanks for the big group...but nothing.
At least we were able to go next door to Aqua Lounge and get a great table with bottle service to save the night!

Oak Grill
Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your experience but are glad we were able to accomodate you with a great time in Aqua Lounge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The portions were very small, which then made it seem over priced. The service was awful.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We will be in contact to discuss this matter.

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KN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Really nice indoor and outdoor areas for elegant dining with large groups. We had 24 people at 2 tables and the service was excellent.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

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Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The four of us had both Lunch and dinner at the restaurant the experience was different each time lunch the waiter was great he was there as we needed him the food was delicious enjoyed by all. The dinner a bit different the waiter was good but forgot a few requests the excuse he gave was unacceptable. Never saw him after that a bit disappointing. The food at dinner was like lunch delicious

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice service and good food

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Responded on February 27, 2019

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch! The food is delicious and the service is exceptional.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

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c
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in Newport for a business lunch. Perfect ambiance, fabulous, cordial staff, nice lighting. Very California! You can sit indoors or outdoors. Understated and upscale. Free valet parking.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oak Grill does not disappoint. I have dined @ the restaurant for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The food is always delicious, well prepared and presented. The staff members are professional and friendly. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely pre-theater dinner at this upscale hotel restaurant. Ambiance was was lovely, however maybe a little stuffy. More of a geriatric crowd at the 6 pm hour. But if you want a quiet leisurely dinner, this is a good place.

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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