Oak Grill

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760 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

A delicious dinner and bubbling champagne—what’s not to love? Bring your loved one to Oak Grill for our Valentine’s Day date night, or dine with a group of friends you adore. Our four-course prix fixe dinner menu includes a glass of champagne or rosé, plus a budding rose for your special someone.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice service and good food

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S
Los Angeles
27 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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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 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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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well done with service for a birthday celebration

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JW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wife’s birthday

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SA
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have breakfast here for special occasions & have rarely been disappointed. Food is so good especially the chicken & biscuits. It’s quiet, clean & service is great. Highly recommend.

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CK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I eat here a lot. But the service on this occasion was very poor. I should have said something but was visiting with friends and the time just went by and I didn't comment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

An unexpectedly average experience - from the delayed and cool greeting from host to slow, inattentive service to the food which was ordinary at best. Would not return nor recommend. The space however was attractive.

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m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

The service was painfully slow. After being seated, there was a long wait until our server greeted us, followed by an even longer wait (over 15 min) until we were served coffee and water. Fortunately, we were in no rush and enjoyed the outdoor ambiance on a nice morning.

When our food came out, my toast was not served until 5 min after I received my eggs. I hate when restaurants do that because I eat eggs and toast together, so my eggs were cold by the time the toast arrived. The server was extremely slow on coffee refills. He did not know which beer was the “local rotational tap” and perhaps even worse was not able to find out.

The server offered a couple of apologies for slow service by telling us he was really busy and stating it was his first shift at the restaurant. I guess it was more like an excuse than an apology, but it made it easy to give the lowest rating possible for service.

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EP
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the quietest settings while dining in a Newport Beach restaurant. Service by "Aaron" was excellent.

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BD
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Used a Groupon and was pleasantly surprised by this hotel restaurant. The food was very good with attentive service. The restaurant is right off the lobby of the hotel however, this added a bit to the experience as it was beautifully decorated. Ultimately, would definitely recommend as the entree’s were excellent, wine list outstanding, and overall value worth it. Would definitely visit again in the future.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Been here many times. Service and food was great! Unfortunately, we sat fairly close to large sliding glass doors leading to the outdoor seating, which was still being used for quite a few patrons. We requested of the manager that the staff be aware we were uncomfortably cold and politely asked if they could just be a little more mindful of keeping the doors closed. I even mentioned that I saw sometimes servers had both hands carrying food and realized they couldn’t close the doors behind them. I don’t think the manager said anything to his staff since they continued to leave the doors open, even when they were not carrying anything. Guess we won’t return until the weather gets warmer.

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J
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentina our server was great! She helped with new things on the menu and her service was excellent. The food was delicious. We had calamari, tortilla soup, Grilled Salmon and Chilean Seabass. It was all wonderful and flavorful. The drinks were great also, I had a Kentucky Trails and a Presbyterian (both are whiskey drinks) and my wife had a Rosè.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was not worth the price. Everything was too salty

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WG
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined at the Oak Grill on Christmas night. There was a fixed price menu. Food was ok, wouldn't say great but we had a friendly server who added a nice touch. Very expensive wine list.

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F
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here Christmas evening - fabulous not Christmas food - refreshing. Lots of choice, fantastic service & very calm & civilized. Lovely & highly recommended

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n
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

1. Christmas Day Prix Fix Menu
2. Quail appetizer was coated with hot sauce. Should have been boneless, because it was difficult to eat without using fingers.
3. Wild mushroom soup excellent.
4. Beef Bourguignon entree excellent.
5. Salmon a bit dry.
6. Chocolate Mousse dessert excellent.
7. Long Island Ice Tea strong.
8. Coffee flavorful.
9. Initially seated outside, after originally requested inside seating. Whether too cold -- complained to server, who contacted manager; then seated inside.
10. Server did not clean table between entree and dessert. This is unacceptable for a fine dining experience.

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j
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Christmas pre fixe menu - and great service!

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F
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We have eaten here quite a few times before but this visit was very disappointing. Did not feel welcomed, we felt ignored and almost as if we had to apologize for bothering them to seat us or take our order. Had to ask repeatedly to even meet our waiter for the first time. Fine dining and service is an art form and it is becoming almost impossible to find. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the service has slipped to below casual dining. In fact, I have had better service at Norms 😂

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

Great service and food! Price was great too!

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OC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We come to oak grill each year for Christmas Eve dinner. The saff and the restaurant are prepared for big groups so it’s very nice and welcoming. It gets cold outside so make sure you specify indoor seating or dress warm. The environment is nice either way.
Food is simple, in a good way. Very accommodating for all taste buds.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Dec 24. Service was perfect. All of us ate only 2 of the four courses

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K
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

We love the patio at Oak Grill and the manager, Milan. Our huge disappointment came on Dec 23rd when we took the family to dinner expecting Christmas
Holiday sparkle and music. There was none. That was our swan song at Oak Grill.

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M
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at Oak Grill. Fresh sea bass was perfectly cooked. Menu said it had jerk spice, so we were a little concerned about it being too hot. Waiter told us it was mild and it was. So good. Nice wine list too.

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s
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing but service was really slow

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Egg-cellent Eggs Benedict!
Good selection for Brunch.
Exceptional service and attention to customer needs.
Used Groupon to try out the first time and now am hooked!
Highly recommended!

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T
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went to the Oak Grill because we received a Groupon for Christmas. We had been to this restaurant under different names over the years. The restaurant is in the lobby of the hotel. If you are eating there, the valet parking is free.

It was a busy Sunday brunch but we were seated immediately. Our server was flat out outstanding. My wife recognized him from the first time we went there, 29 years ago. He was one of the best servers we have had.

The deal included endless Mimosas along with brunch. The food was very good and our server was on top of the Mimosas. I would definitely go again and recommend it.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and tasty food!

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L
Los Angeles
171 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome ! So attentive and made sure everything was done perfectly ! Food was great nice ambiance ! A great place to entertain !

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HW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
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 on December 15, 2018
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 on December 14, 2018
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 on December 14, 2018
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
37 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
38 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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