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Pelican Grill, Newport Coast, CA

Pelican Grill

4.7
4.7
3139 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of the California lifestyle with its gorgeous seaside location, delectable menu prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, stylish and comfortable décor, Italian-inspired architecture, terrace with ocean and golf course views, gracious personalized service and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar with nine-foot HDTVs for sports viewing. In the open-display kitchen, a masterful culinary team creates innovative seafood and steak dishes. Dining indoor or al fresco on the terrace, equipped with hidden heaters and sunscreens for year-round comfort, is the quintessential California dining experience. The generous, balanced wine list features mostly California selections and more than 30 wines by the glass. The Tasting Table invites diners to sit right next to the open-concept kitchen in the main dining room for an intimate, chef-led dinner featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and creative presentations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 467-5802
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of coastal California dining with fresh fish, pastas, the finest beef and a wide selection of side dishes. An open kitchen, heated ocean-view terrace and an extensive wine by the glass menu add to the experience.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Teams: (949) 467-6863
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross street
    Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
  • Parking details
    Self Parking
  • Entertainment
    Pop-Rock and Blues featured Thursday - Saturday, 7pm - 11pm *Band start time subject to Sporting Event schedules.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Romantic

3,139 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Anthony, was great. The food arrived fast—surprised me!—and it was top quality.

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  2. Foodies

    Orange County

    260 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    260 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We very much enjoyed the Lovster Roll and Cheeseburger for lunch. The service was excellent.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Mother’s Day after browsing the menu online. However when we got there we were given one option only which was a $215 brunch per person. We all eat light and healthy and planned to get salad or light lunch and suddenly have this insane $1000 bill for four?! We had no idea and certainly never would have come here — but once you are seated on the busiest day of the year you are stuck. The food was buffet style, which is fine but honestly the quality was hugely lacking for the price and a buffet. We felt very scammed and let down by the limited options and cost per person. They should mention when calling to confirm as well that this is an experience that you are forced into their menu and pricing, and make it obvious when initially booking thru open table. I would have cancelled and not made this reservation if I knew. I booked this several weeks ago and there was zero mention of this cost. Will not be back after this and a shame since I love the resort, but this ruined my day and perception of the restaurant. If they are willing to make it right I would give it another try.

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  4. Craig

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bring back the chocolate lava cake! Patio was cold but staff did their best.

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  5. MadalineG

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very my nice afternoon! Nicest server with honest recommendations that turned out to be very good

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  6. Pjdine

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding, he was so helpful and seemed to anticipate our needs ahead of us. He was very friendly and knowledgable. The food we ordered was very tasty and well prepared. I would say it was a bit over priced - the the ambiance in addition to the service and food were wonderful. This is a favorite of ours!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night we had a fantastic meal at this restaurant – the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent. Luis, our server was very attentive and personable. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great dining experience and a beautiful location.

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  8. dpdiner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ocean view from the outdoor veranda is breathtaking. The ambiance was calm and enjoyable. The drinks were good, the crab cake (only one) was tasty. The Chilean seabass was excellent, very flavorful and moist. The Wagyu steak was good but the portion was not big. The service was excellent! We went for a special occasion and it lived up to our best expectations. Would definitely return.

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  9. JoshS

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, solid service, and the steak sandwich was fantastic—a great spot for a relaxed lunch.

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  10. Eydieleigh

    Denver

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anthony was a great waiter. I really appreciate the bottle of wine being on the table before the entree comes. The presentation for my husband’s Lamb chops was very unique. Beautiful restaurant.

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FAQs

Pelican Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 3139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Pelican Grill

22800 Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Self Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Pop-Rock and Blues featured Thursday - Saturday, 7pm - 11pm *Band start time subject to Sporting Event schedules.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 467-5802
  • Private party facilities
    Located in the Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of coastal California dining with fresh fish, pastas, the finest beef and a wide selection of side dishes. An open kitchen, heated ocean-view terrace and an extensive wine by the glass menu add to the experience.
  • Private party contact
    Private Events Teams: (949) 467-6863
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