Oak Grill

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$31 to $50
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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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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a festive brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. featuring traditional offerings, live music, photo booth and a dessert station. Or, join us for a five-course prix fixe dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment. Visit us on Eventbrite.com for tickets.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Make the last meal of 2019 your best with a prix fixe meals at Oak Grill. Celebrate the New Year with festive favorites like Winter Vegetable Truffle Pot Pie, Seafood Fettucini and Chocolate Almond Tarts, along with a glass from our extensive beverage program. Visit us on Eventbrite.com for tickets.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 885 People Are Saying
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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Would come back again.

c
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stupendous... best meal in a very long time.

c
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...genius chef

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NS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Found this restaurant a bit pricey. You don't get much with your entree.

a
Hawaii
79 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service and plan to return the next time I’m in the area.

c
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...genius chef!!!

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c
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...from start to finish.

EP
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Nothing tasted good. Tortilla Soup exceeding small for price...and odd flavor....should have been a bowl.

Ceviche watery.

PA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have been staying at the Fashion Island Hotel for many years for our annual Christmas shopping trip. It seems that this year the dinner menu has been down sized compared to past years. We normally have dinner at the Oak Grill a couple times during our stay. This year we only had the one dinner and both ended up ordering only appetizers.

L
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The order came out wrong ! My friend ordered soup ! It never came . The mashed potatoes were cold ! My friend ordered surf and turf and his order came out wrong . I had a burger that was just ok ! Sorry , but that’s the truth .

OT
Los Angeles
718 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our dining experience was outstanding. From the initial greeting, service, to the food was all truly spectacular. The service by Cena was professional, courteous and he was so knowledgeable about every aspect, including food recommendations and so forth. He even wanted to ensure that our party had no food allergies. The restaurant manager Aaron was wonderful as well. Attentive, caring and you can tell this gentleman was conscientious about his domain to make sure everything was perfection personified. The food - from the salads to the meat dishes to the dessert was noteworthy and prepared by a classically trained chef. In summary, one of our most memorable and truly outstanding dining experiences to date. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

AC
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect place for upscale dinner meeting Professional staff and great food not a place for a fun date

P
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, fun ambiance especially with the big screen for football season! Service was a little slow, but our server was very nice...he just needed more help. Food is a little pricey but we loved it all in all.

BM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been there for lunch in a while. Beautiful, outside setting!

T
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter - Justin. Food good - great ambience and easy to listen and talk!

N
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance ! Great service and the food was delicious 😘

RG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always GREAT!

Great wine list and love sitting in the large TV bar area.

Enrique is awesome!

LB
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food. We've been here on several occasions and we were excited to bring some good friends to Oak Grill for a great dinner. Service is normally awesome, however......the evening of our dinner our service was not good at all (we were surprised after ALWAYS having great service here). Our server seemed either uninterested or overwhelmed, drinks took too long to order and arrive at the table (then never were asked if we wanted more to drink); food service was rushed,; water glasses remained empty even after asking for refills; heating lamps weren't working so we had to ask four different times for blankets for two of our guests. Overall, we will return since we know this is an anomaly, but this particular evening, the service was just not good!

JD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Oak Grill as the food and drinks excellent as is the ambiance and service. Sitting outside with the trees is quite romantic and the live music next door is an added bonus. Will be back for sure!

K
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

D
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of our favorites!!! We love dining on the patio, surrounded by Oak Trees and twinkle lights. Even as the evenings get cooler, there are plenty of heaters available. The service is always wonderful, and never "in your face", including the lovely hostess. I had the Chicken Picatta this time, with the fresh linguine...best one I've ever had. Its not a huge menu, but complete and each dish done beautifully. You just can't go wrong here.

KG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My quinoa salad with shrimp and avacado was amazing. The French dip beef was amazing also.

CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining with comfortable seating, delicious food and excellent service!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ernesto was a great server! Very attentive & pleasant! Only complaint is that although there were several empty tables on the patio the whole time we were there , they refused to give us a patio table.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is mine and my boyfriend’s favorite place for date night! The outdoor sitting is romantic and so peaceful. The drinks are great! The staff is friendly as well. Highly recommend!

DV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was tasty as always. The service was poor. This is the second time in a row that I have visited and the service was disappointing. I am not a regular customer who visits weekly but my partner and I like to have the occasional date night here. This recent visit, I came to celebrate my mother's birthday and I was a little embarrassed that I had to flag down the waiter or bus boy for every little thing. It looked like they had a private party in a separate room but they could have paid better attention to us seeing as though the rest of the dining room was not busy at all. We were sat down at our table and 10 minutes went by before anyone came to greet us. Our waiter came and took our drink order which took another 10 minutes to make it to the table. Throughout dinner I had to stop other waiters and ask for water/drink refills. My friend ordered a cocktail halfway through her dinner and they must have forgotten to make it because 15 min later nothing had arrived. At the end of our dinner, I thought we would get a complimentary mini dessert for my mother's birthday (I've been here before to celebrate and have been served something small and cute) but the waiter came by, took our plates, dropped off the check, and left. Overall, I just think they need to give equal attention to all paying customers.

E
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but fast and good service and great food!

C
Orange County
124 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Oak Grill - the patio is just about the most perfect setting around. Tonight my husband had Chef Brittany’s special which he said was absolutely amazing. We had Ernesto as our server this evening and found him to be wonderfully attentive and actually made the recommendation of the special. We will be back

MB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I wanted my family to love the Oak Grill. The ambiance was perfect. But the food was disappointing. Three people ordered the hamburger......each one of them was overcooked. Two people ordered the sea bass.....it was just ok and both people said they would not order it again. Tiffany was our server and she did an outstanding job in taking care of us.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining ambience under a beautiful tree!Birthday celebrations for our family. Everyone was pleased with their dining experiences! Definitely a pleasant dinner!

JW

EG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Wine service was terrible. If you are going to charge $30 per bottle corkage, the server can at least bring out glasses promptly and serve the wine. Our server never poured our wine… We had to do it ourselves, which is no big deal, but one would expect better service at a restaurant like this.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Group of lady friends celebrating a birthday.
Waiter John was wonderful, the second time we've had him and we will ask for him again the next time we get together.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation, and Oak Grill was highly recommended to us.
The food, service and atmosphere lived up to all my expectations.

I will definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

DD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I have never had a good lunch at Oak Grill, nor has my order ever been correct. Our lunch for three consisted of a $14 "bowl" of tortilla soup, described as a medium-sized serving (it appeared to be less than 8 oz), and two $22 lobster salads. There were four bites of lobster knuckles in each salad, and two bites of avocado; and although I requested no corn in my salad, it had corn. We received menus with two different prices, and joked with the waiter about it (because it was obvious one was an outdated menu that shouldn't have been distributed), and when he brought the check he said they had matched the price...well, one would have assumed that meant they used the pricing from the older menu, but lo and behold, they "matched" the higher prices...well, that hardly deserved a mention, did it?

I have previously tried a cobb salad, requesting no corn, and there was corn. It was supposed to have avocado, but did not. I dined there with a group another time and had the absolute worst French Dip ever: I requested medium rare meat, and was told that would not be a problem, and i said that if it couldn't be medium rare I would gladly order something else, but the meat was well done and very tough the roll was terrible, and the au jus very salty - just not enjoyable on any level.

I will say that the food that is served fireside at lunch, although it is from the same kitchen, is MUCH better and certainly less expensive, and I enjoy eating there quite frequently. Why the kitchen can't manage to serve good food in their main dining room at much higher prices is beyond my comprehension.

C
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view, music, and food. Waitress was wonderful and helpful.

G
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great day in Newport Beach

G
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great experience! 🙏🏻

KA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb. We loved the ambiance and the relaxing atmosphere. The noise level was very comfortable for talking and enjoying a meal with friends.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment with exceptionally good food and presentation.

F
Orange County
97 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast, very nice place, vibe, excellent service, and exquisite food.