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About Pelican Grill

Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, this restaurant 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, Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray leads the team in creating 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.

22800 Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-5802

Website:
http://www.pelicangrillnb.com/

Entertainment:
Pop-Rock and Blues featured Thursday - Saturday, 7pm - 11pm
*Band start time subject to Sporting Event schedules.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet or Self Parking.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Pierre Dubray

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Pelican Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Good for a Date (41)
Scenic View (40)
Romantic (38)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Worth the Drive (26)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Healthy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Waterfront (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Live Music (9)
People Watching (9)
Live Sports (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We dine here after shopping at Fashion Island...or we go to the Island hotel....both far better than any restaurants in the center itself...quiet, serene, good food, good service...for a Sunday afternoon. Only other temptation is Bandaras....but parking is a b___where Island and Pelican are complimentary and valet...love the service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Very positive dining experience. The view is spectacular and service is very attentive. The only suggestion would be to drop off the attitude of the hostess. We had reservations and arrived 15 minutes early and she thought we were asking for a key to heaven when we asked to be seated.

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·Dined 3 days ago

More than just a sports bar and restaurant. Very high end food and beverage offerings. Beautiful ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a beautiful birthday celebration at the Pelican Grill. Everything was delicious and David was a perfect server with great attention to every detail in a relaxed and friendly manner. The menu has a great variety of choices and the more refined dishes were excellent. The younger people in our group enjoyed the burger and pizza offerings as well. What was wonderful for us was that they reserved a quiet spot with a view for our party of 10. There was plenty of activity in the dining room and bar but we were able to have conversation along with our meal. I would recommend The Pelican Grill for a special occasion or just an opportunity to treat yourself!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

I wish to Thank the hostess in particular for the absolutely stunning view table we received for our special anniversary dinner. We loved the view of the ocean and the dramatic sunset view. On top of that the dinner was spectacular and we were well served by our waiter. What a beautiful night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined 4 days ago

Great evening at the Pelican Grill! We were there just befor sunset to see the sun drop behind Catalina Island. Our server was Jose, he made some excellent suggestions for dinner. We were not rushed yet we felt Jose was attentive when we wanted to order. My filet was perfect and my wife loved her ribeye. An excellent night, we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

All was good except food wasn’t quite to the level expected to compete with it’s competition or price point. Great ambiance and service and food was good, but not great. Garlic mashed potatoes were served cold which didn’t help either but sure we will try again sometime.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day dinner was a major disappointment. The food just wasn’t very good. Of course the environment was awesome, but the value proposition was poor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious food served hot and in a timely manner. Our server and hostess were very polite and incredibly professional. Love this place!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service! Thank you.
Anthony was such a pleasant and delightful person.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were visiting as a reunion of old college friends and couldn't have been treated better. Our waiter (Kevin) was wonderful with a great sense of humor and the perfect combination of attentive while allowing us to have our privacy. I asked for a special table when making the reservation and we were given a "private" alcove/room. It was the perfect way to end our long weekend at Pelican Hill. THANK YOU for making it such a special night!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a very good experience. Service was exceptional and food was very good

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I brought my co-worker here for the ambiance due to the oceanfront view. She truly enjoyed the Lobster Mac and cheese as I devoured the Cioppino. Great place to unwind after a long day at work.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This restaurant in beautiful Newport Beach has a patio view of the ocean. The tables are spaced nicely and the service is very classy. Everything was wonderful and the good was amazing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Celebrating my Mom’s 85th Birthday and Dad going to Heaven.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service. Was my first time there and I highly recommended.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Truly enjoyed my experience here. Friendly staff and a breathtaking view. The food was delicious as well

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved everything about this restaurant, from the time I stepped out of my car for valet, to leaving the restaurant. I always eat here with friends and family when they offer a deal. It is a gem to find at Pelican Hill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Chose this for lunch with long time friends visiting from Northern California. Requested a patio table with a view. Food, view, service was superb. We will be back to enjoy it again! We had the butternut squash soup, arugla/beet salad, wedge salad, hamburger, fries, fish and fries, sorbet and gelato. It was all wonderful.., excellent presentation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Love this place. The staff is very friendly and professional. You cant beat the ambiance and is a real traet at sunset. View is spectacular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This place is absolutely beautiful. It would be what I would think Tuscany feels like or the French Riviera. The only complaint I have, and it's a small one, is the serving sizes of the appetizers. When a table of 6 orders 1 appetizer that must be known by the server to feed only 2 to 4 people, the server should definitely say something. But, of course, at the prices charged, there's absolutely no reason why 1 appetizer should only serve 2-4 people.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food as exceptional as the view!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Beautiful venue! I had Eggs Benedict. Unfortunately, the English Muffin was so hard I could not cut it with a knife! Everything else was lovely. The Blood Orange Mimosa is delicious.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

For the price food should have tasted better and have more of a selection. Same with Andrea. Servers very polite but food not so good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

👍🏻 Awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ambiance was excellent! Food was mediocre and service definitely needs improvement. Our server wasn’t friendly at all. She never smiled even once. We were charge for an extra salad we didn’t order & sent back. She hardly checked on us. Also we asked her if they validate for valet parking, her quick short response was a simple no. No details such as there’s no need to validate for valet parking since its complimentary. Hope she was just having a bad day & not looking down on us because we didn’t come across wealthy to her eyes. The busboy was the friendly & accommodating one. The valet attendants were friendly as well. Would we come back here again? Maybe for the ambiance and if we can get a friendlier service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait staff was extremely polite and curteous, from the host/manager to our server. We were celebrating a birthday and they really made the meal feel special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and he was amazed at the scenery, food, service. pretty much everything!! we loved the food and we love how welcomed we were at a place that we were so new too! i’d definitely recommend to friends and family, it is pricey so save up $100 or so for a good time :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good, but on a heavy (greasy) side. Service was super slow. Took 30 min to seat us down, even though we had a reservation. Had to ask twice for the bread.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I love the Prlucsn Grill. The service is usually wonderful, the food is outstanding! The atmosphere is many times better than what you would expect from a high end restaurant by the ocean. It's lovely, serene, unpretentious, classy, just perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Waterfront, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I wish I can give zero for the service.
Worst service in Pelican Hill restaurant ever.
The food was not impressive. The only thing taste good was the bread.
Will never go back again.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a party of four and everyone enjoyed their food except for me. I usually love the food and selections there. This time I chose the Pri Fix entre of chicken and it was too dry. I only ate a few bites. The vegetables on the plate were exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My friends from out of town loved it. The lamb chops were fabulous, and the service was attentive , informative, and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent meal and superb service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service! Quality food. They'll even give you blankets if you feel too cold outside. I'm coming back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Poor quality services and food taste horrible. I did not like the service.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sand in salad. Medium skirt steak ordered all tast like rubber.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Incredible setting!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Simple yet high quality lunch menu, and good wine selections. Comfortable, heated outdoor seating, with shade available, on a brisk day. Impeccable service paced to our individual need.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food, drinks and service with a spectacular view and ambiance! The bar has 2 huge screen TVs that can each turn into 4 separate large screen TVs for a total 8 possible different channels.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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