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Pelican Grill

4.6
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$31 to $50
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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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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ElissaB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good but service was very poor. Our waiter disappeared for 30 minutes before dessert. The restaurant is also not practicing social distancing as tables were not 6 feet apart. Had to track down the manager and ask for the bill and he really could careless when telling him about the service.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hello Elissa, We apologize for your experience and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know we've addressed your concerns on safety and service with our team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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dailybread
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good ! Great view .... good food.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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MATTHEWK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic! Calimari, crab bisque, sirloin, then creme brulee was all 5 star. Our waiter was very attentive and the manager, Derek, was above and beyond. He made the experience closer to 10 stars. Period.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 13, 2020

Hello Matthew, Thank you for joining us at Pelican Grill! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback of all the dishes you enjoyed, as well as your kind words about Derek! Please know I've passed along your comments to him also, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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RakeshK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing and views were terrific. Note that a reservation allows access on to the property, not a seating time. I made a reservation for my wife's 40th birthday and requested seating with a view to make the celebration memorable. I checked in 5-minutes early and was told that the wait was 25-minutes for a table with a view. I returned after 30-minutes and the wait required an additional 10-15 minutes. I was finally seated one hour after my reservation time, which was very frustrating since we didn't see the sunset that I wanted to make the celebration memorable. The server and staff were polite and worked hard, but were forgetful of few items we ordered. Overall a good experience!

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. While we are disappointed to hear your birthday celebration was hampered by the seating delay, we do hope to see you back at Pelican Grill for a much-improved return in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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ChristineH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day! Great views! Will definitely come again.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hello Christine, Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was soooo beautiful you could see the view of the ocean ... and the food was amazing !!!!! I would absolutely go back !!!

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your dining experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipJANE
Orange County
90 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Not organized. No one knowing what to do!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of the waiters were rude and ruined our experience. We left like we weren’t wanted.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

We apologize for your experience and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. If you would like to provide more details about your experience, please know we would welcome the feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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EdwardH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The spaghetti we ordered didn't cook well, the rib-eye steak was excellent. The ocean view was fantastic, the service was excellent. We'll definitely go back with family & friends, but will not order spaghetti any more.- Edward Hsu

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hello Mr. Hsu, Thank you for joining us for lunch at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipMichaelS
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT DINNER AND LOCATION. MADE THE BEST OF COVID TIMES WITH NICE TABLE ON OUTSIDE PORCH WITH VIEW OF SUNSET. ARMIN WAS FANTASTIC.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hello Michael, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and your kind words about Armin! Safety has always been our top priority, and we are pleased to be able to continue providing you with exceptional service during this challenging time. We hope to welcome you back again for another sunset dinner soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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HollyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Alex, was wonderful. Did a great job in advising us on dishes and very honest about wine choices. Would highly recommend the restaurant!

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Hello Holly, Thank you for joining us at Pelican Grill. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback and your kind words about Alex! Please know I've passed along your comments to him also, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good ambiance and service.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 6, 2020

Hello Mark, Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

We had a 8:15pm reservation, but were not seated until after 9pm! Frustrating, but the hostess staff was very nice.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

I apologize for the service delays you experienced and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know I've addressed your concerns with our team, and we hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust for a much-improved return in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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AlexisC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and servers were very polite! For appetizer we had the shrimp cocktail. For our main entree we had the Chilean sea bass and my husband had the short ribs. Everything was delicious, we sat at the outside patio with a beautiful view.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 6, 2020

Hello Alexis, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipRobertA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service on the patio —noisy group at a table near us

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear the ambience was lacking during your visit, but we hope to welcome you back for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipAndyI
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our time at Pelican Hill was lovely. It was like a mini vacation right near home.

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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patbono
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time.
Alex was a great waiter, too as well as the many others helping.

I was disappointed to not be able to dine at the COLOSSEUM for my moms 90th birthday! I heard it was a bit more special. We were not guests at the hotel, just say visitors.
Another Tune!

Patty Bonomo

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hello Patty, Thank you for joining us last Friday for your mother's birthday celebration! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback, as well as your kind words about Alex and the team. Please know I've passed along your comments to them, and please also note that, starting today, our Coliseum Grill is open to local guests. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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JodiF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt really safe. Food was terrific. Would def go back!

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 6, 2020

Hello Jodi, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. Safety has always been our top priority, and we are pleased to be able to continue providing you with exceptional service during this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and view!

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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ferah
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great dinner as always, everything was truly delicious and service with top-notch! thank you.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipJishitaR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was breath taking. Loved it

Pelican Grill
Responded on August 11, 2020

Hello Jishita, Thank you for your kind feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the view, and look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived till the time we left, customer service was outstanding, great place to eat out

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! ! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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RichZ2
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I loved it and wished I wasn't rushed out by my party, not your fault. I have more family coming out and just today said we are going to Pelican Grill and they were very excited and hoped the course would be open so we could play.
The french pinot noir with filet was great
You guys hang in there and keep up the the great job you do, see you soon.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Hello Rich, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are pleased to be able to continue providing you with exceptional service during this challenging time, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Pinot Noir and Filet. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipNatali
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience were outstanding!!! Service and people fantastic. One of the most beautiful spot in Orange County. Highly recommend!!!

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Hello Natali, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your meal and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Sylvini71
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best rib-eye! 🥩 delicious 😋

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Rib Eye, and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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AgnieszkaK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, delicious food , outstanding service , very luxurious. Great atmosphere. Love it ❤️

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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NoraV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I wanted to write you a quick note about my experience in your beautiful restaurant.
I celebrated my daughter’s bday it was her first time at your beautiful place I was looking forward for her to have a great experience. Service was outstanding from the moment we got there unfortunately after our food was served I never saw my waiter or anyone else . I had to asked for coffee and my bill . I never got a refill for water even thou my glass was empty. Very disappointed .

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Hello Nora, I apologize for the unacceptable service delays you experienced this weekend and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know I've addressed your concerns with our team, and we hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust for a much-improved return in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing ocean views and outstanding service.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipMannyS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any reason, friends, date nights, kids no kids it is always good.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 22, 2020

Hello Manny, Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pelican Grill for a memorable return soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KLNAV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately the location of the outdoor patio picks up way too much of the Coast Highway noise and this kind of hampered the Birthday as we had to yell most of the time to hear one another.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 23, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback about your dining experience. While we are disappointed to hear that your birthday celebration was hampered by noise, we do hope to see you back at Pelican Grill again once our indoor seating becomes available. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipMILAGROS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the sunset. Yummy cocktails and food.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 20, 2020

Hello Milagros, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We hope to welcome you back again for another sunset dinner soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipkerncamp
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pelican Hill is a beautiful property and the Pelican Grill is a lovely extension of the resort. Wonderful ocean views from the terrace and the entire restaurant is pretty. I had the filet mignon, which was good, but not outstanding, as the cut was tender but slim, perhaps butterflied, not a typical thick cut and lacked seasoning. Service was very good, but a bit rushed and staff a bit disorganized, perhaps due to the challenges of the coronavirus. Overall a lovely dinner and I look forward to returning after this pandemic is finally behind us all.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your experience. Please know we've addressed your concerns on food quality with our culinary team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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FerhadZ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, must visit place. Keep up the great work.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 20, 2020

Hello Ferhad, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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viptomc
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food and service was fair and not as good as the main hotel.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 21, 2020

Hello Tom, We apologize for your experience and appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention. Please know we've addressed your concerns with our team, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Linda1975
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a great views and exquisite ambience. Great specials with excellent food choices.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KarenM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great food and amazing service! Will definitely go back!

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hello Karen, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Lanie
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fabulous
Service also
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Pelican Grill
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hello Lanie, Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill and sharing your kind review. We are pleased to be able to continue providing you with exceptional service during this challenging time, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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KentB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were hosting for lunch two other couples who are close family friends, and we all enjoyed the lunch experience. Caroline and Valentina were very good. My wife and I are planning to come back soon for either lunch or dinner. I complimented the kitchen staff on the quality and food preparation. We are pleased with Pelican Grill and glad you are back.

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hello Kent, Thank you for joining us for lunch last Friday! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughtful feedback about your experience, as well as your kind words about Caroline and Valentina! Please know we've passed along your comments to them, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again very soon! Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!

Pelican Grill
Responded on July 14, 2020

Thank you for dining at Pelican Grill! We appreciate you taking the time to share such lovely feedback about your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Gerard Widder Managing Director, The Resort at Pelican Hill

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Pelican Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.